Category Archives: The Courier Columns

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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MUSIC BOX Offers Another Lullaby to Old Broadway

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III   “The People’s Critic” The Texas-sized excitement of our city’s annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo was just minutes away, but over at the nearby Music Box Theatre, the chic cabaret’s popular cast of five is … 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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Musical Soap Opera a New 80’s Twist at the Music Box

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III Regular customers of The Music Box Theatre (and there are plenty of them filling the house at each performance), are very familiar with the way each month-long production has a creative new theme. The current … Continue reading

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