Reviews: Katherine Jenkins, Jim Brickman, Katy Perry, Janet Jackson, Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Katy Perry
John Davisson
– Katy Perry
Shows off her star power at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla.

‘Tis the season for merriment and holiday performances, including Katherine Jenkins in Glasgow, Trans-Siberian Orchestra in Houston, and Jim Brickman in Roanoke, Va.

Katherine Jenkins @ Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, Dec. 20 – “It was a medley of Christmas pop hits – ‘Let It Snow,’ ‘Winter Wonderland,’ ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ and ‘Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’ – that, perhaps sur-prisingly, showed off her voice to best advantage.” – Keith Bruce / The Herald

Jim Brickman @ Berglund Performing Arts Theatre in Roanoke, Va., Dec. 20 – “If you could invite over a super talented trio with cheesy humor to play your living room Christmas party, you couldn’t do much better than the show Jim Brickman brought to Berglund Performing Arts Theatre on Wednesday.” – Tad Dickens / The Roanoke Times

Katy Perry @ AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Fla., Dec. 20 – “A high-budget county-fair atmosphere permeated the night from the moment her Super Bowl meme buddy, Left Shark, took the stage during ‘California Gurls’ and lasted until the end of the concert, when she brought a dad onstage and challenged him to make free throws with giant basketballs for ‘Swish Swish.’ It was Katy Perry by way of ’90s Nickelodeon. – Celia Almeida / Miami New Times

Janet Jackson @ Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 17 – “The almost two-hour concert at a sold-out Philips Arena focused heavily on her early hits – from ‘Nasty’ to ‘You Want This’  to the infectious ‘All for You.’ The crowd crooned with Jackson on ‘Come Back to Me,’ roared their support on the liberation anthem ‘Control’ and shook the stadium rafters bouncing on ‘Together Again.’” – Leon Stafford / The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Trans-Siberian Orchestra @ Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, Dec. 21 – “It’s not all that different from a KISS show, just with less makeup and the fact they’re still playing basketball arenas and KISS is out in Sugar Land. And hey, if you’re upset about the amount of Christmas content in the show, don’t fret too much: you know you’ll be back next year.” – Corey Garcia / Houston Press