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Van Morrison plays limited engagement to appreciative crowd in Clearwater, Florida

Van Morrison

By Chyrisse Tabone, Rock At Night Tampa Correspondent

Venue: Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, Florida –January 17, 2017

Seeing the classic singer/songwriter Van Morrison is a rare treat and knowing that he was going to perform three nights at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, Florida, was even more special knowing it was one of the few appearances in the US this year. He performed at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas on January 13th and 14th, 2017 and will not be performing again until June in Dublin.  All three nights were sold out at Ruth Eckerd Hall and Rock At Night was able to capture a glimpse on Tuesday, January 19th.

Just earlier in the day I had heard “Domino” on Sirius XM radio as I was driving to work.  What a great song! During Van Morrison’s show only a couple of the well-known songs were performed like “Moondance” and “Brown-Eyed Girl.” Van Morrison was flanked with a full band and back-up singing group as he played the sax and sang.  We photographers were allowed to sit through the first two songs (which went by like a blink of the eye) and I’m sure the concert proved to be great after listening to “Too Late” and “Higher Than the World”.    I’m sure many concertgoers felt blessed and lucky to spend an evening with such a gifted singer and songwriter who played some of his original music and favorite cover songs.

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Too Late
Higher Than the World
Magic Time
Baby, Please Don’t Go
Don’t Start Crying Now
Here Comes the Night
Sometimes We Cry
Cleaning Windows
Real Real Gone/You Send Me

In the Afternoon/Ancient Highway

Precious Time

Whenever God Shine His Light

In the Midnight

I Can’t Stop Loving You

Wild Night

Have I Told You Lately

Jackie Wilson said (I’m in Heaven When You Smile”

Carrying a Torch



Brown Eyed Girl





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I grew up in a household full of rock music, studied journalism in college, and then became a scientist.Although my science career has served me well, music has always played a major role in my life. I grew up reading "Creem" magazine; I play several musical instruments as a "hobby";and it seems a camera has always been in my hand. Now, I am combining what I love the most--music and photography--serving as editor of Rock At Night. I travel between the US and UK seeking my dream! My motto: life is regrets. Chyrisse
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