XPoNential Music Festival – Camden, NJ – July 28-30, 2017 (A PopEntertainment.com Concert Review)
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XPoNential Music Festival – Camden, NJ – July 28-30, 2017 (A PopEntertainment.com Concert Review)

XPoNential Music Festival – BB&T Pavilion & Wiggins Waterfront Park & Marina – Camden, NJ – July 28-30, 2017 Mother nature kept threatening to spoil the party – there were flash flood warnings both Friday night and Saturday – but even mother nature could not stand to stop the music. There were a few drizzles … Continue reading

Alejandro Escovedo & The Minus 5 – World Café Live – Philadelphia, PA – January 8, 2017 (A PopEntertainment.com Concert Review)
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Alejandro Escovedo & The Minus 5 – World Café Live – Philadelphia, PA – January 8, 2017 (A PopEntertainment.com Concert Review)

Alejandro Escovedo & The Minus 5 – World Café Live – Philadelphia, PA – January 8, 2017 On Sunday, January 8, Philadelphia was treated to one of the finest rock shows to be witnessed during all of 2017. Alejandro Escovedo rode into town to celebrate his rocking 2016 record Burn Something Beautiful. He brought along … Continue reading

What Happened, Miss Simone? (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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What Happened, Miss Simone? (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

WHAT HAPPENED MISS SIMONE? (2016) Featuring Lisa Simone Kelly, Roger Nupie, Al Shackman, George Wein, Stanley Crouch, Dick Gregory, Ilyasah Shabazz, Ambassador Shabazz, Gerrit De Bruin and archival footage of Nina Simone. Screenplay by Liz Garbus. Directed by Liz Garbus. Distributed by Netflix.  92 minutes.  Rated PG-13. Jazz chanteuse Nina Simone always somehow felt too … Continue reading

Master Bassist Robert Miller Makes Project Grand Slam His Mission
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Master Bassist Robert Miller Makes Project Grand Slam His Mission

Master Bassist Robert Miller Makes Project Grand Slam His Mission by Brad Balfour With his dark shades and black/white garb on stage, master bassist Robert Miller seems like a cool cat out of a 1950s Hollywood casting of a jazz musician. But he’s much more than that. The 60-ish player is leader of Robert Miller’s … Continue reading

XPoNential Music Festival – Camden, NJ – July 22, 23 & 24, 2016 (Another PopEntertainment.com Concert Photo Album)
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XPoNential Music Festival – Camden, NJ – July 22, 23 & 24, 2016 (Another PopEntertainment.com Concert Photo Album)

XPoNential Music Festival – BB&T Pavilion & Wiggins Waterfront Park & Marina – Camden, NJ – July 22, 23 & 24, 2016 (Another PopEntertainment.com Concert Photo Album) Click on thumbnails to see full-sized pictures. Photos by Chris Sikich © 2016       Continue reading

XPoNential Music Festival – Wiggins Waterfront Park & Marina – Camden, NJ – July 23 & 24, 2016 (A PopEntertainment.com Concert Photo Album)
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XPoNential Music Festival – Wiggins Waterfront Park & Marina – Camden, NJ – July 23 & 24, 2016 (A PopEntertainment.com Concert Photo Album)

Mavis Staples, Low Cut Connie, The Districts, David Wax Museum, Preservation Hall Jazz Band & The Record Company  – WXPN XPoNential Music Festival – Wiggins Waterfront Park & Marina – Camden, NJ – July 23 & 24, 2016 Click on thumbnails to see full-sized pictures. Photos by @Jay S. Jacobs © 2016 Continue reading

Fernando Trueba Illustrates the History of Jazz with the Oscar-nominated Chico & Rita
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Fernando Trueba Illustrates the History of Jazz with the Oscar-nominated Chico & Rita

Fernando Trueba Illustrates the History of Jazz with the Oscar-nominated Chico & Rita by Jay S. Jacobs Spanish film director Fernando Trueba has had a long, fascinating career which has branched out in many directions.  He started out as a movie critic in the 1970s for the newspaper El Pais.  He has since worked as an … Continue reading

Hipsters (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Hipsters (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

HIPSTERS (2008) Starring Anton Shagin, Oksana Akinshina, Evgeniya Khirivskaya, Maksim Matveev, Igor Voynarovskiy, Ekaterina Vilkova, Konstantin Balakirev, Aleksandr Stefantsov, Georgiy Sivokhin and Olga Smirnova. Screenplay by Yuri Korotkov. Directed by Valeriy Todorovskiy. Distributed by Leisure Time Features.  127 minutes.  Not Rated. If you think it was hard to be a jazz-obsessed beatnik in 1955 America, … Continue reading