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Many love Neil Diamond. Few admit to it. Put a paper bag over your head, if need be, and head to Kleinhans Music Hall at 8 p.m. Nov. 11, where the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will be joined by San Francisco-based Super Diamond, a leading, high-octane Neil Diamond tribute band. You'll hear all your surreptitious favorites: "Sweet Caroline," "Coming To America," "Cracklin…

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The solitary man – Neil Diamond – is 74 years old and on his “Melody Road” 74-concert world tour. Coincidence? As coincidental as a pre-eminent performer’s perfectly paced show can be. Singer-songwriter Diamond, in fine form vocally and physically, played to a packed First Niagara Center on Tuesday night. “Melody Road,” his 32nd studio album, was released in…

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Whether as a songwriter, singer or performer, Neil Diamond has left his mark on American music. One selective scan of his accomplishments includes a scribe credit for the Monkees hit, “I’m A Believer”; his Kennedy-inspired and now sports arena anthem, “Sweet Caroline”; and one purple-suited appearance amid rock royalty in Martin Scorsese’s “The Last Waltz.”…