Sounds of the City: Dionne Warwick
Few vocalists of the last half-century can claim the kind of career Ms. W. has enjoyed. First and foremost, there’s her remarkable series of collaborations as a performer with the songwriting/producing team of Hal David and Burt Bacharach, when she became the voice forever associated with some of the most elegant and sophisticated pop hits of the 1960s and early ’70s. Then there are the duets with other acts throughout the later ’70s and ’80s (that’s what friends are for, indeed), and the many TV appearances, benefit projects, orchestral concerts, and all manner of other endeavors. These days she’s got a memoir and an album of Sammy Cahn standards to promote. Her appearance in North Tonawanda is the latest evidence that the Riviera is on a roll these days. Keep an eye on them.
7 p.m. on Sunday, April 10 at the Riviera Theatre (692-2413, www.rivieratheater.org)