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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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A Complex SPRING AWAKENING from TUTS

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III   “The People’s Critic” Let’s be clear right out of the box. The current offering from Houston’s Theater Under the Stars is NOT your grandma’s Broadway musical. For all of its theatrical dimensions and explorations of … Continue reading

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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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Hobby Center’s Latest “MAMMA MIA!” tops them all!

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III     “The People’s Critic” [All Photos by Melissa Taylor. Click any photo to enlarge.] Regular readers of this column may recall that when it comes to reviewing productions of the longtime Broadway hit musical, MAMMA MIA!, … Continue reading

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