Under the Streetlamp offers a dose of Christmas classics

Reviewed by Abby Redding
Times-News correspondent

   RALEIGH — Under the Streetlamp brought the audience back to the 1950s and ’60s as it performed some of the greatest hits Friday night at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.
Michael Cunio, Christopher Kale Jones, Michael Ingersoll and Shonn Wiley came running on stage in snazzy suits immediately grabbing the attention of the audience. The concert began with an  upbeat Christmas medley. The talented singers covered an array of music ranging from Bobby Darin to Elvis Presley and the Beach Boys. There was a spotlight moment in which each member shared music that was close to their hearts.
   Jones put a spin on the classical “Ave Maria.” The piece remained slow and sensitive but incorporated a “Doo Wop” movement throughout.
The crowd was “burning up” with Under the Street Lamp’s rendition of “Burning Love.” The group showed off its synchronized dancing and invited audience members to join in the fun. Not only was the crowd wowed by the music, but it got a taste of astonishing tap dancing from Wiley. Then the quartet concluded with the song “Do You Love Me?”
Yes, “Lampers” (Under the Streetlamp fans) love this group and look forward to seeing it again in North Carolina soon.

 Abby Redding is a junior home-schooler and a Teens & Twenties writer and photographer.


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