Live Review: Elton John at Moda Center, September 26

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Music
Forty years after Yellow Brick Road, Sir Elton John—swollen, heavy, hypertensive—looked a little like a frog who'd been stung by a bee. At Moda Center on Thursday night, he entered the stage in near-total darkness, approaching the piano with a careful, post-menopausal waddle. The Knight of Tin Pan Alley looked distressingly fragile. Meanwhile, his hired guitarist looked like a Die Hard villain, ...   More
 
Friday, September 26, 2014 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

There Is Power in a Tutu: Billy Elliot Reviewed

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Arts & Books
If you've watched any TV at all lately you've seen the ads: Billy Elliot The Musical! Based on that British ballet movie! With music by Elton John! It won all the Tonys! It has dancing kids, and miners, and nigh-unintelligible working-class accents!Well, that's all true, sure. Billy Elliot is an impressive spectacle, at times quite moving, full of ecstatic displays of dance talent by its very young ...   More
 
Thursday, April 7, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

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