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Rough Diamond Offers Refunds for Concert

Singer apologizes when raspy voice ruins Ohio performance

(Newser) - Singer Neil Diamond is offering fans a full refund for a raspy-voiced Ohio concert, reports the Columbus Dispatchs. Several fans were angry when the crooner croaked his way through the Ohio State University gig Monday night. Diamond, 67, posted a message on his website asking for fans’ forgiveness. He has... More »

They're Off—and Raspy

Nonstop race takes toll on candidates' vocal cords

(Newser) - Listen to the candidates in this year's grueling presidential race and you'll discover one of the first casualties of political war: vocal cords. With a dozen or so speaking engagements every day, the candidates are hoarse, raspy, and desperate for fixes. John McCain swears by pre-debate olive oil, the Wall ... More »

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