Jason Reitman Looks Back at a Political Shift with The Front Runner
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Jason Reitman Looks Back at a Political Shift with The Front Runner

Jason Reitman Looks Back at a Political Shift with The Front Runner By Jay S. Jacobs Director Jason Reitman is known for taking on some pretty big subjects in his films. He took on lobbying in Thank You for Smoking. He set his sights on teenage pregnancy in Juno and corporate soullessness and greed in … Continue reading

Richard E. Grant Forms an Odd Couple with Melissa McCarthy in Can You Ever Forgive Me?
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Richard E. Grant Forms an Odd Couple with Melissa McCarthy in Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Richard E. Grant Forms an Odd Couple with Melissa McCarthy in Can You Ever Forgive Me? by Jay S. Jacobs Richard E. Grant has been quietly putting together one hell of a career for himself in the three decades since he exploded on the scene as the title character in the film Withnail & I. … Continue reading

Olivia Lichtenstein & Nick Bedu – If You Don’t Know Teddy Pendergrass by Now
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Olivia Lichtenstein & Nick Bedu – If You Don’t Know Teddy Pendergrass by Now

Olivia Lichtenstein & Nick Bedu If You Don’t Know Teddy Pendergrass by Now by Jay S. Jacobs In the early 1980s, Teddy Pendergrass was just on the cusp of superstardom. The Philly-native soul man was known for his silky voice, charismatic performances and athlete’s physique. He had platinum albums, sold-out concerts and was a massive … Continue reading

Duane Betts – Musician Makes the Case for Both Nature and Nurture When It Comes to Rock N’ Rolling
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Duane Betts – Musician Makes the Case for Both Nature and Nurture When It Comes to Rock N’ Rolling

Duane Betts Musician Makes the Case for Both Nature and Nurture When It Comes to Rock N’ Rolling by Brad Balfour Genetics may not determine everything, but for rocker Duane Betts, it was a great place to start. As the son of veteran musician Dickey Betts, who had been a co-founder of the Allman Brothers … Continue reading

Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Revisiting the Ghosts of Christmas Eve
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Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Revisiting the Ghosts of Christmas Eve

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Revisiting the Ghosts of Christmas Eve by Jay S. Jacobs 2017 was a very difficult year for Trans-Siberian Orchestra. In April of last year, the popular band which mixes rock, theater, classical and holiday music into a stunning and popular stage show, lost its leader. Paul O’Neill died suddenly in April of 2017, … Continue reading

Melissa McCarthy Shows Another Side of Her Talents with Can You Ever Forgive Me?
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Melissa McCarthy Shows Another Side of Her Talents with Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Melissa McCarthy Shows Another Side of Her Talents with Can You Ever Forgive Me? by Jay S. Jacobs Melissa McCarthy is mostly known for playing broad comic roles, so it comes as a bit of a surprise that she decided to take on the dramatic real-life story of Lee Israel. Israel was a fairly popular … Continue reading