Time may “Walk on By” but it has been kind to the five time Grammy Award winning entertainer Dionne Warwick.
At 79 she still looks and sounds good – better than good, more like someone a third of her age. Maybe she can’t quite reach the high notes any longer, but so what, because she can still put on a g great show that engages the audience and dares them to sit still and not join in on the fun.
In a show that lasted over an hour and a half, Warwick promised to sing some old songs, some new songs, and a few songs fans would know but performed in a different way when she came to the Seneca Events Center at the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino in Niagara Falls, New York on January 31.
And she not only delivered on her promises, but went beyond to give fans a once in a lifetime experience.
Making it a family affair, Warwick had her oldest son David playing the drums and singing and her granddaughter joined her on stage for the latter portion of the show.
After encouraging the full house to have fun – to clap and sing along or even dance, Warwick opened the show with “Walk on By”.
The night of music also included “Anyone Who Had a Heart”, “You’ll Never Get to Heaven”, “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again”, “This Girl/Guy’s in Love”, “Say a Little Prayer” with son David, “Alfie”, “Do You Know the Way to San Jose”, “If I Want To”, “I’ll Never Love This Way Again”, “Love Will Find a Way”, and ending the night with “What the World Needs Now” with the audience joining in.
There were a few stories along the way including Warwick saying that she must have lost her mind last year because she recorded not one but two CD’s all because of the fans and their demand for new music.
For Dionne Warwick putting on a show is a family affair with 50 years of experience behind her.