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  • Denny Diamond will perform Neil Diamond hits at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights.

      Denny Diamond will perform Neil Diamond hits at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights.

  • Video: Denny Diamond performs

 
By Scott Morgan

The Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights has added several new shows to its winter 2013 lineup:

• "The Stupid Economy" is a comedy show by Chrissy Hogue that finds humor amid the global economic crisis. It plays 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11. Tickets are $30.

•Pure Prairie League brings a big dose of bluegrass and country revival music with its hits like "Let Me Love You Tonight," "I'm Almost Ready" and "Amie." The concert is 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12. Tickets are $55.

•Denny Diamond has built up a strong career as a spot-on tribute act to legendary rock singer/songwriter Neil Diamond. Hear Diamond hits like "Cracklin' Rosie," "Sweet Caroline" and more at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28. Tickets are $30.

•Creole Stomp blends blues, jazz, rock and R&B styles to celebrate the music of Louisiana in advance of Mardi Gras. The band plays 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10. Tickets are $30.

• Tempest Rising continues the Mardi Gras celebration with a mix of rock and flamenco music with a plethora of rock covers. The band plays 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12. Tickets are $25.

•Tonic Sol-Fa is a celebrated pop a cappella group that has been seen on "The Today Show" and toured with Shawn Colvin. This acclaimed vocal quartet plays 8 p.m. Saturday, March 9. Tickets are $40.

To purchase tickets, call (847) 577-2121 or visit metropolisarts.com

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