Category Archives: Concert Reviews

DAZZLING GUITAR WORK AND FLAMENCO DANCING CAPTIVATE PARAMOUNT CROWD AT BENISE CONCERT

[Click any photo to enlarge] By David Dow Bentley III “The People’s Critic” It was an electrifying way to start the Fall Season at Peekskill’s magnificent 1920’s movie palace, The Paramount. The main event would be the 20th Anniversary Tour … Continue reading

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Anderson Twins’ MANCINI CELEBRATION Sets the Stage for upcoming Benny Goodman, Irving Berlin & Duke Ellington events.

[Click any photo to enlarge.] A VERY WONDERFUL SEASON… …of very wonderful American Jazz music, has recently gotten under way from New York’s renowned jazz virtuosos, Peter & Will Anderson. I had the pleasure of attending last month’s opening event … Continue reading

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Andersons Bring GERSHWIN Celebration to Symphony Space

The month began with a miserable April Fool’s Day on Friday, and wintry weather had been delaying spring’s arrival for too long. But 24 hours later, Saturday began to warm things up with pleasant morning sunshine embracing Manhattan. By afternoon … Continue reading

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Donny Edwards Gives a Royal “TRIBUTE TO THE KING”

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III      “The People’s Critic” Last weekend, after a year of repeated pandemic-related concert rescheduling, the Crighton Theatre’s much anticipated, and long-delayed opening night of “An Authentic Tribute to the King,” had finally arrived to the delight … Continue reading

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Unforgettable Celebration of a “KING,” from Houston Symphony

By David Dow Bentley III   “The People’s Critic” Of the countless hit recordings left to us by legendary vocalist, NAT KING COLE, the song “Unforgettable” would certainly rank high on that list. The concert is aptly titled, “UNFORGETTABLE: Celebrating the … Continue reading

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A Holiday Appetizer from Lone Star Lyric at Ovations

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III   “The People’s Critic” [All photos by ThePeoplesCritic.com. Click any photo to enlarge] No, it wasn’t a Christmas show. Not yet. That treat is just around the corner for Houston’s popular Lone Star Lyric cabaret, and … Continue reading

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YTA Event Brings Music and Elegance to THE GLADE

By David Dow Bentley III     “The People’s Critic” [All Photos by ThePeoplesCritic.com. Click any photo to enlarge] For the many Montgomery County supporters of the annual Young Texas Artists Music Competition (www.ytamc.com), the last Friday of October was a splendid … Continue reading

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A Symphonic Tour of Europe from Rick Steves & Houston Symphony

  It was like an exquisite fairytale tour of the continent for lucky audiences at last weekend’s Houston Symphony concert titled, “Rick Steves’ Europe: A Symphonic Journey.” A full house packed Jones Hall, and with top ticket prices above one … Continue reading

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Houston Symphony Commemorates the Heroes of 9/11 and Beyond

[All photos courtesy of Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Click any photo to enlarge.] By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III     “The People’s Critic” Aptly titled A SYMPHONY OF HEROES, the Houston Symphony’s recent concert at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion on the … Continue reading

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Swinging SATCHMO Celebration from Anderson Twins & Friends

BY DAVID DOW BENTLEY III    “The People’s Critic” It seems to be becoming an annual musical celebration of the end summer as brilliant jazz musicians, Peter and Will Anderson, hold forth at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre in Manhattan’s Symphony … Continue reading

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