Music: Heart, No Soul

Celine Dion sings about love, but does she feel it?

Celine Dion begins a three-year gig at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas next year. She should be right at home in the city of Siegfried & Roy. Dion doesn't make anything disappear except albums--140 million sold worldwide--but like the strangely tanned lion tamers, she specializes in providing big, mainstream entertainment with a chimerical twist.

Dion was raised in Quebec and learned English as an adolescent, so her lyrical emphasis is slightly but consistently odd. She also sings generic love songs with frightening sincerity; the combination makes her seem a little bit kooky and a little bit spooky.

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