A trip from Long Island to outer space
Joel, the Band, a tribute to Billy Joel, began the latest Entertainment, Theatre & Culture summer concert at Lake Clementia Amphitheater Saturday night. The group delighted the crowd of about 600 with hits ranging from "Piano Man" to a gleeful, pulling-out-all-the-stops rendition of "You May Be Right." Space Oddity, David Brighton's tribute to David Bowie, was the second act of the double bill, and took the stage after a brief intermission.
Accompanied by a stellar backup band, David Brighton began the tribute to British pop/rock legend David Bowie by channeling the elegant Bowie persona.
Brighton morphed into Ziggy Stardust for "Changes" and other hits as audience members pressed close to the stage, dancing and capturing performance moments on their cell phones.
At the start of the concert, ETC awarded a $1,000 scholarship to 18-year-old Alexa Morgan, this year's essay contest winner. Next week Alexa heads to California State University, Chico, where she plans to pursue a degree in health science.