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Built by the Carpenters

Updated: Jun 15

Las Vegas Review Journal, by John Katsilometes - Friday, June 11, 2021

Ned Mills and Sally Olson, along with guitarist Matt Baldoni and John Plows are shown at Stoney's Rockin Country at Town Square on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. (John Katsilometes/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @JohnnyKats (pics by John Katsilometes)


“The Carpenters Tribute Concert” has two more shows left at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in its month-long run at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country at Town Square. This is Ned Mills’ and Sally Olson’s is a rote recitation of a Carpenters show from the duo’s 1976 United Kingdom tour. The production is musically sound, vocally spot-on, and will please any fans of the duo.


I enjoyed the traipse down Memory Lane in hearing songs I’d not heard in a really long time. Karen and Richard Carpenter cut so many hits, “Close to You,” “We’ve Only Just Begun”, “Yesterday Once More”, “Superstar”, and the cover of The Beatles’ “Ticket to Ride”. After the show finishes at Stoney’s, its next Vegas performance is Sept. 4 at Starbright Theatre. Catch it there.


John Katsilometes’ column runs daily in the A section. His “PodKats!” podcast can be found at reviewjournal.com/podcasts. Contact him at jkatsilometes@reviewjournal.com. Follow @johnnykats on Twitter, @JohnnyKats1 on Instagram.





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