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Best Tribute Act Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach 2010 - Neil Zirconia

Neil Zirconia
As umpteen karaoke singers have shown, the artistry of Neil Diamond is impossible to replicate. If you don't get too close to Neil Zirconia, who dubs himself "the ultimate faux diamond," it's easy to pretend that the gravelly warble knockoff you're getting is the real gem. Discovered by an Elvis impersonator — how apt — Chuck LaPaglia has delivered sparkling sets of Diamond classics as the Zirconia alter ego for years. Unlike the real Neil, you're often getting a quality steak dinner and cocktails at fine South Florida restaurants while the man in a sequin-covered shirt unloads "Sweet Caroline, "Cracklin' Rose," and "Kentucky Woman" with flair — and if you haven't gotten enough, the wait for another local gig is always a short one. A thrill so cheap rarely feels so good. A Diamond might be forever, but Zirconia lasts long enough for a night of quality nostalgia.
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John
John

This guy does a nice job, but as far as a Tribute goes to Neil Diamond, Please!!!!!!!!! somebody go see and listen to So Real Neil, I am not kidding, this guy Richard Frank even sings them better than Neil himself, well thats my opinion anyway, but at least check out his website....www.sorealneil.com

Sheila Vucci
Sheila Vucci

My friends and I have been to see Neil several times at the Cypress Creek Country Club and he is awesome! As the article says, close your eyes and you'd think he's the real thing. Do not miss his show, wherever he may be!

Debbie
Debbie

Chuck,

Congratulations, I always knew you were the best. Keep up the good work. Hope to see you soon. "Your favorite photographer".

Sue
Sue

Chucks puts on a great show. I only get to see him perform 5 or 6 times a year - I wish it was more. He and his wife Lori are great people and really appreciate their fans.

John & Jo Koterba (Lightning V
John & Jo Koterba (Lightning V

Had the pleasure of filming his performance at the Kravis Center and he had the crowed up singing and dancing. Great performer and a great guy.All the Best.John & Jo

phyllis press
phyllis press

he really deserves this tribute.. he was very entertaining to my group of show people and we loved him...i have seen him a few times at different places and never get tired of his show

Faye
Faye

He is the best. Haven't seen him for a while because of illness in the family, but looking forward to seeing him again real soon.Way to go, Neil.

Joe
Joe

You are THE MAN! Congratulations!!!

cat
cat

WOW !!!! Congratulations !!! You deserve it !!! You are definately the BEST Neil Diamond singer EVER!!!Neil would be proud!!! Keep up the good work!!

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