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Neil Diamond announces 50th anniversary tour

Neil Diamond will celebrate his 50 years in the music industry with a massive world tour, hitting cities in North America, Europe, and the U.K. beginning in April.

The arena tour, called “The 50 Year Anniversary World Tour,” will kick off April 7 in Fresno, California, before heading to major cities like Nashville, Toronto, Seattle, Vancouver, Philadelphia, and Chicago. Diamond will play two nights at New York’s legendary Madison Square Garden, and close out the North American run with two nights at Los Angeles’ The Forum. European and U.K. dates have ye to be announced.

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Neil Diamond records charity song for Boston

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Neil Diamond visited Boston in the days following the marathon bombings and left convinced he should do something to help.

“I was moved by the unity and the attitude of the people in Boston,” Diamond said. “And that’s really all a songwriter needs, is to be inspired. It doesn’t happen very often but when it does you have to follow that muse and I did.”

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Neil Diamond leads Boston's Fenway Park in 'Sweet Caroline'

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Good times never seemed so good, although after this harrowing past week the citizens of Boston might be forgiven for believing they never would.

As the city recovered from the horrific marathon bombing and massive manhunt for the perpetrators that shut down the city on Friday, a surprise moment of good cheer and relief happened yesterday as the Red Sox played a hometown game against the Kansas City Royals.

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Neil Diamond says he's happy 'Sweet Caroline' offers comfort

Neil Diamond said he’s happy his “Sweet Caroline,” a staple of Boston Red Sox games, can provide comfort after the Boston Marathon bombing.

The New York Yankees, Toronto Raptors, and other professional sports teams have played the song at games in the days after Monday’s deadly blasts, with fans and players often singing along.

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PopWatch Confessional: Love songs you'll listen to unapologetically today (and today only?)

Maybe it’s because I saw Barry Manilow on Broadway last night (highly recommended), but my Valentine’s Day morning commute was all about the love songs. Now, I don’t normally feel guilt over anything I genuinely enjoy – even if I should – but only on Valentine’s Day would I let myself string these hits together: 

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George Clooney sings 'Sweet Caroline' with Neil Diamond -- VIDEO

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From Ocean’s Eleven to his throwback leading-man aura, George Clooney has sometimes projected a Sinatra vibe — but he’s no Blue Eyes when it comes to singing. Nevertheless, the actor semi-reluctantly joined Neil Diamond in a rendition of “Sweet Caroline” Saturday night at the 26th annual Carousel of Hope Ball in Los Angeles where the Oscar winner was honored for his humanitarian efforts.

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Neil Diamond weds manager

Crooner Neil Diamond married his manager, Katie McNeil, in a ceremony in Los Angeles on Saturday, People reports. This is the “Sweet Caroline” singer’s third marriage and McNeil’s first. Diamond, 71, announced his engagement to McNeil, 42, to fans on Twitter last September.

He tweeted: “Good news coming from sunny LA/ and you’re the first I want to tell/ Katie & I just got engaged/ and I hope you wish us well. Neil.”

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Bon Jovi passed over by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Three reasons they deserve to get in

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Image Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesThe Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its 2011 inductees today—Tom Waits, Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper, Dr. John, and Darlene Love are set to be immortalized in the the March 14 ceremony, which will air on Fuse.

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