Lance Diamond

WBFO's Marian Hetherly

Buffalo legend Lance Diamond received one more standing ovation Thursday night at the North Park Theatre. It was opening night for the new locally filmed documentary about his life and career, "A Diamond in the Buff."

The documentary "A Diamond in the Buff" makes its world premiere Thursday night at 7 at Buffalo's North Park Theatre. Co-director Kevin Polowy says the film offers a complex look at the late local music legend Lance Diamond, an immensely talented figure who maintained a "love affair" with his hometown until his death in 2015.

Section of Elmwood Avenue dubbed "Lance Diamond Way"

Jul 2, 2016
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A new street sign hangs in Buffalo just a few yards from where a cherished local entertainer performed for many years. That sign at the intersection of Elmwood Avenue and West Utica Street advises passersby that they are on Lance Diamond Way.

WBFO file photo

You might say that late local music legend Lance Diamond is getting his own "way" on Elmwood Avenue.

Legendary lounge singer Lance Diamond passes away

Jan 5, 2015
Courtesy of YouTube

There is sad news from Buffalo's music industry Monday morning with word that Lance Diamond has passed away. Diamond was dubbed the "the hardest working man in Buffalo show business."

Health problems have forced the cancelation of a New Year's Eve performance by a singer dubbed the ``hardest working man in Buffalo show business.''