In the 5 weeks I’ve been in the Dominican Republic, I’ve seen some strange things. Not much has been stranger than the various concert advertisements I’ve seen around town. Liza Minelli’s face looming above a busy intersection was the last straw; I had to investigate.
First it was the Jonas Brothers at the Olympic Stadium on October 16. Thanks to these modern-day Mozarts, I got to see this poster all over town. According to reports, the concert ended early due to technical difficulties with the sound. But we all know the real reason.
Then came Yanni. Except his Nov 13 concert was postponed entirely. Which is eerily similar to a postponed Nov 2009 Kenny G concert. For shame. It’s been a rough year for the New Age piano and smooth jazz crowd here in the DR.
And now Liza, headlining a national film festival. What will be her fate? Perhaps a severe bout of vertigo will cause her to truncate her performance.
Who could be next? It’s mere speculation, but in showbiz all roads lead to…Bieber!
Sarcasm aside (this post is dripping with it, just to be clear), all these sub-par concerts got me wondering. If you had to pick one musician/group to represent America to the rest of the world, who would you choose? Who would really do us proud?