Picks and Pans Review: Kenny Rogers in Concert

updated 12/04/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/04/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

PBS (Sat., Dec. 2, check local listings)


Kenny kicks off this show, taped at Atlanta's Fox Theatre, with some misguided stabs at uptempo pop—Steve Winwood's "Back in the High Life" and Huey Lewis's "Workin' for a Livin' "—before drifting through all his hits. This is nominally a "holiday special" though, so after the second one of those dreaded pledge breaks, Kenny returns, joined by the Forester Sisters and a chorus, to do some caroling.

It's a slick show and Kenny delivers it all without ever breaking into a sweat. That purple satin jacket he wears onstage has probably never even been in need of a visit to a dry cleaner.

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