Review: Connick brings old-time variety show feel to PPAC

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Harry Connick Jr. brought his “New Orleans Tricentennial Celebration” to the Providence Performing Arts Center Thursday night, and it had the feel of an old-school variety show, with Connick as the genial host.He had a superb 10-piece band with him that included scene-stealers such as Lucien Barbarin on trombone, Jerry Weldon on tenor sax and guitarist/gospel singer/preacher Jonathan Dubose Jr.But no one steals a show while Connick is […]

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