Charlotte Diamond brings family show to Revelstoke

B.C.’s own children’s music legend Charlotte Diamond is coming to the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre this Saturday.

Charlotte Diamond will be accompanied by her son Matt when she performs in Revelstoke this Saturday

B.C.’s own children’s music legend Charlotte Diamond is coming to the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre this Saturday for a special family concert with her son, Matt Diamond.

Diamond, who was born and raised in Vancouver, and lives in Richmond, B.C., has been involved with music for most of her life, including playing opening sets for folk legends Pete Seeger and Tom Paxton. She moved away from folk to children’s music when she had kids of her own and quickly developed as one of the province’s most in-demand performers. She developed a preschool music program in her community and traveled the province performing and leading children’s music workshops.

She formed the Hug Hug Band and released her debut album, 10 Carrot Diamond, which won a Juno Award in 1986 and has since gone double-platinum. Since then, she has released 13 more recordings, won five Parents’ Choice Awards and three American Library Association Awards.

Her biggest hits include Four Hugs a Day, I am a Pizza (Je suis une pizza, Soy una pizza), Octopus (Slippery Fish), La Bamba and Dick Dinosaur. Her song Octopus was published as a children’s book. She has toured throughout North and Central America and Europe, performing in English, French and Spanish. For this Revelstoke performance, she brings new songs from her 14th studio recording, Diamonds by the Sea, which was recorded last year with her son Matt.

Diamond received the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Commemorative Medal for her support of UNICEF and was named a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International for her performances around the world. She was appointed to the Order of Canada earlier this year for her contributions to children’s music, is an internationally-recognized recording artist, composer and singer.

At the concert on Oct. 1, Diamond will be accompanied by her son Matt on electric guitar. Matt has been performing on his own for several years, but is also his mother’s main accompanist.

Charlotte Diamond plays the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children, available at ArtFirst, the Visitor Information Centre and the Revelstoke Arts Council website.

 

Just Posted

Black ice warning in effect on highways around Revelstoke

Less than 5cm of snow expected in town

UPDATE: Tsunami warning cancelled for coastal British Columbia

Warning issued following 7.9 earthquake off Kodiak, AK

Grizzlies split weekend effort against Wranglers

Revelstoke remains first in the conference with 55 points

New development in missing plane near Revelstoke

The family of Ashley Bourgeault believe they have found a new clue

Palumbo nets win in KIJHL debut with Golden Rockets

Female goalie believed to be league’s first to play a full game and win

VIDEO: Mt. Begbie to feature experimental brews in new tasting room

Last year Mt. Begbie won brewery of the year at the Canadian Brewing Awards in Ottawa

Man faces 48 charges in string of random Toronto shootings

The string of unprovoked shootings began Jan.9, say police

Slayer adds Penticton to North American tour

Slayer adds the South Okanagan Events Centre as a stop on their last tour

‘Shape of Water’ producer, Christopher Plummer among Canadian Oscar nominees

Guillermo del Toro film about merman romance earns 13 nominations

Vancouver Canucks confirm participation in NHL Young Stars

Canucks confirmed participation, at least for this year, in the NHL Young Stars event in Penticton

Canada, TPP agrees to revised deal without the United States

Canada and the remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership have agreed to a revised trade agreement

Tsunami warnings 101: Canada

Here are some things to know about tsunami alerts in Canada and how they work

Rogers Media cuts ties with Vice Canada

Rogers Media and Vice Canada are ending their three-year-old partnership, pulling Viceland TV channel off the air

Snowfall warnings for mountain passes

Lots of snow expected to fall today.

Most Read