Just so you know, a Neil Diamond show isn't only for the ladies. Neil, my friends, is universal. The man is a legend; the scope of his contributions to pop music is decades long. From his Brill Building days in the early- to mid-'60s when he penned "I'm a Believer" for the Monkees, to when he broke as a solo artist with "Solitary Man," he continued to gain a massive following that, yes, may be composed primarily of women. But it's his knack for timeless songwriting that makes him a legend. Forgiving the slightly overwrought emotion of his songs from time to time, his worldwide popularity is not just a gender-based one, but a phenomenon based on catchy, singable tunes that have stood the test of time. The chest-baring shirts, however, could probably stand to stay in the past.
Saturdays, Sundays, 8 p.m. Starts: July 19. Continues through July 20, 2008