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Charlotte Diamond to welcome holiday season with concert

Charlotte Diamond is returning to Lansdowne Centre Nov. 24 for her annual holiday concert.  -
Charlotte Diamond is returning to Lansdowne Centre Nov. 24 for her annual holiday concert.
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Richmond’s own Charlotte Diamond will be at Lansdowne Centre mall Saturday, Nov. 24 to perform her annual free Christmas concert.

The show—a tradition for the longtime children’s singer since 1995—begins at 1 p.m. For this year’s show, Diamond will be joined by her son Matt on electric guitar and Bob Wishinski on keyboards.

Families can expect to hear seasonal favourites and songs from her latest album 24 Carrot Diamond: The Best of Charlotte Diamond—a collection of 24 of her best known songs from the past 25 years. Among the songs on the album, easily recognizable to fans: “I am a Pizza,” “La Bamba,” “Octopus (Slippery Fish),” “Dicky Dinosaur” and “Four Hugs a Day.”

Diamond, a former junior high school teacher, began singing and writing songs when her own kids came along. She developed a preschool music program, which led to performances at her children’s parent-participation preschool. Word spread and soon Diamond was out with her own independently-released album.

She now has 13 albums to her credit.

The free Nov. 24 concert takes place at Lansdowne Centre’s Kiosk Court at 1 p.m.

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