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RAGTIME is a Mystical Work of Art from TUTS

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III     “The People’s Critic” [All Photos by Melissa Taylor. Click any photo to enlarge] I recall back when I first became curious about the musical, RAGTIME, I was astonished upon locating a synopsis of the plot, … Continue reading

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Mystical Manifestation of SINATRA at Woodlands Pavilion

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III     “The People’s Critic” They say that “seeing is believing,” but there are magical times when that old saying seems dramatically challenged. Such was the case last Saturday night when a unique concert titled “FRANK. The … Continue reading

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BOSTON POPS is the Crown Jewel in Pavilion’s 30th Anniversary Celebration

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III     “The People’s Critic” [Click any photo to enlarge] Longtime readers of this column may recall my report of the last visit of conductor, Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell … Continue reading

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A 35th Anniversary Triumph for YOUNG TEXAS ARTISTS

By David Dow Bentley III   “The People’s Critic” [Click any photo to enlarge] In the book of Ecclesiastes 3:1 (KJV), scripture reminds us, “To every thing there is a season…” and what a joyful season of the year we have … Continue reading

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Houston Symphony Celebrates ELLA FITZGERALD

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III     “The People’s Critic” I don’t remember the exact details of the performance, but sometime in the late 1970’s or early 80’s, I recall viewing one of the early PBS telecasts of Live from the Metropolitan … Continue reading

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A Dazzling “42nd STREET” Thunders on to Crighton’s Stage

[All Photos by David W. Clements / DWC Photography. Click any photo to enlarge] Even if you have not yet been a lucky audience member for Stage Right’s new production of the legendary Broadway musical, 42nd STREET, perhaps you have … Continue reading

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Courageous and Shattering NORMAL HEART from Lone Star College

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III       http://www.ThePeoplesCritic.com For weeks Americans across this land have been virtually paralyzed with a sense of desperation and hopeless despair as they watch reports of the unprecedented California forest fires destroying entire towns while leaving thousands … Continue reading

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