The Diamonds add sparkle to Venice Theatre’s concert series Jan. 24-25; Concert-goers invited to stroll down memory lane with ’50s-’60s hit makers

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The Diamonds add sparkle to Venice Theatre’s concert series Jan. 24-25
Concert-goers invited to stroll down memory lane with ’50s-’60s hit makers
Venice, FL, Jan. 7, 2016 –  The Diamonds will return to Venice Theatre’s MainStage on Jan. 24 at 8 p.m. and on Jan. 25 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $39 and are available now at the box office, by phone at 941-488-1115 and online at 
Inducted into the Doo-Wopp Hall of Fame of America in 2006, the eternally popular harmony group is best known for topping the 1957 charts for 35 weeks with its rendition of  “Little Darlin'”. “The Stroll” quickly followed and hit number 4 on the Billboard charts, inspiring its own dance sensation that had teenagers across the country (and in Europe) perfecting the moves to “The Stroll”.

Bringing tight harmonies, humor and lively choreography to the stage in a blast-from-the-past celebration, The Diamonds are an audience-favorite in Florida, around the United States, and the world over. Their sensational vocals are accented by their talents as instrumentalists on saxophone, trumpet and trombone. After more than 50 years and 40 million records, The Diamonds are still rockin’ with a hard-driving entertaining stage show that mixes their hits of the ’50s and ’60s with stunning tributes to the classic four-part vocal groups of the era – The Four Lads, The Four Aces, and The Four Seasons, to name but a few.
Venice Theatre is located at 140 W. Tampa Ave. on the island in Venice. The Box Office is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and an hour before each performance. Tickets may be charged by phone at 941-488-1115 or online at

The Diamonds began their recording career in 1956, with the hit record “Why Do Fools Fall in Love”. This was followed by “Church Bells May Ring” and in early 1957, they recorded “Little Darlin'”. That year “Little Darlin'” was one of the most popular songs in America as well as Europe, staying on the charts for 35 weeks. It is now considered a rock and roll classic, dubbed the “National Anthem of Rock and Roll.” Continuing with a string of hits including “The Stroll,” “Silhouettes,” “She Say,” “One Summer Night” and “Thousand Miles Away,” The Diamonds have sold over 40 million records.
The Diamonds continue to record to this day. Performing their highly entertaining stage act and concentrating on major hotels, conventions, fairs, amusement parks and concerts, The Diamonds remain a favorite among audiences the world over. As The Diamonds so aptly state, “The audiences we perform for, continually tell us that we have helped them reach back and grab some of the fun and excitement that we all grew up with.”
The Diamonds’ top Billboard singles:
  1. LITTLE DARLIN’ (Top chart position #2) – 1957
  2. THE STROLL (Top chart position #4) MERCURY
  3. SILHOUETTES (Top chart position #10) MERCURY
  4. WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE? (Top chart position #12) MERCURY
  5. WORDS OF LOVE (Top chart position #13) MERCURY
  6. CHURCH BELLS MAY RING (Top chart position #14) MERCURY
  7. ZIP ZIP (Top chart position #16)
  8. KATHY-O (Top chart position #16)
  9. SHE SAY (OOM DOOBY DOOM) (Top chart position #18) MERCURY
 10. ONE SUMMER NIGHT (Top chart position #22) MERCURY
About Venice Theatre
Venice Theatre is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to making a dramatic impact on all stages of life. The second-largest of 10,000 community theatres in the United States, it is located at 140 W. Tampa Ave. in Venice, FL. Its MainStage offers seating for 432 patrons and features musicals, plays, concerts and special events.  Its Yvonne Pinkerton Theatre seats 90 patrons and is home to the theatre’s “Generations,” Stage II and Cabaret Series. In addition to providing entertainment to the community, Venice Theatre offers a wide range of education and outreach programs for children and adults.


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