Made in America Festival – Benjamin Franklin Parkway – Philadelphia, PA – September 4 & 5, 2021 (A PopEntertainment.com Concert Review)
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Made in America Festival – Benjamin Franklin Parkway – Philadelphia, PA – September 4 & 5, 2021 (A PopEntertainment.com Concert Review)

Made in America Festival – Benjamin Franklin Parkway – Philadelphia, PA – September 4 & 5, 2021  A Year For The People. After over a year of COVID regulations and a week of intense flooding Philadelphia unleashed the most long-awaited, influential festival they have ever thrown. For its tenth year, Made In America came back … Continue reading

Summer of Soul (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Summer of Soul (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

SUMMER OF SOUL (…OR, WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED) (2021) Featuring Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis Jr., Mavis Staples, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chris Rock, Sal Masakela, Sheila E., Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Denise Oliver-Velez and archival footage of Nina Simone, BB King, David Ruffin, The Fifth Dimension, Mahalia Jackson, Moms Mabley, Abbey Lincoln, … Continue reading

Mary J. Blige’s My Life (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Mary J. Blige’s My Life (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

MARY J. BLIGE’S MY LIFE (2021) Featuring Mary J. Blige, Sean Combs, Taraji P. Henson, Alicia Keys, Tyler Perry, Method Man, Nas, Andre Harrell, Big Bub, Chucky Thompson, Anita Baker, LaTonya Blige-DaCosta and Jeff Redd. Directed by Vanessa Roth. Distributed by Amazon Studios. 82 minutes. Rated R. This documentary pretty much specifically focuses on Blige’s … Continue reading

Jackie’s Boy – From Being a Street Performer, Carlos Battey Transforms and Becomes a Record Mogul and World-Class Artist
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Jackie’s Boy – From Being a Street Performer, Carlos Battey Transforms and Becomes a Record Mogul and World-Class Artist

Jackie’s Boy From Being a Street Performer, Carlos Battey Transforms and Becomes a Record Mogul and World-Class Artist by Brad Balfour When the pandemic hit, musicians were blessed and cursed at the same time. On the one hand, it shut down opportunities for live performance before paying audiences. On the other hand, it freed up … Continue reading

Rose Festival – Oak Canyon – Silverado, CA – April 24, 2021 (A PopEntertainment.com Concert Photo Album)
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Rose Festival – Oak Canyon – Silverado, CA – April 24, 2021 (A PopEntertainment.com Concert Photo Album)

Mozzy, Ry, Rubi Rose, Kendyx, Day Sulan, Stunna Girl, 1TakeJay, Whitney Reign & Singer Slime – Rose Festival – Oak Canyon – Silverado, CA – April 24, 2021 Photos by Camille Jessie © 2021 Wow, our first live concert photos in over a year! The world is finally getting close to being back to normal. Continue reading

Ken Sharp – Miniatures (A PopEntertainment.com Music Review)
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Ken Sharp – Miniatures (A PopEntertainment.com Music Review)

Ken Sharp – Miniatures (Jet Fighter) Miniatures couldn’t be a more apt title for the latest album by singer/songwriter power pop artist Ken Sharp. None of these 32 (count ‘em, 32!) songs clocks in at even two minutes long, and the shortest is the album-closing title track which clocks in at 37 seconds. However, just … Continue reading

Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. – Not So Silly Love Songs
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Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. – Not So Silly Love Songs

Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. Not So Silly Love Songs – Taking ‘Blackbird’ to New Heights By Mark Mussari Fifty years ago, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. did something they’d never done before. As the de facto lead singers of the legendary 5th Dimension, the couple covered Paul McCartney’s “Every Night” on the … Continue reading

Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. – The 5th Dimension Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
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Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. – The 5th Dimension Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. The 5th Dimension Belong In the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame By Mark Mussari One day in the middle of Woodstock – the three-day musical extravaganza that defined a generation in the summer of 1969 – the massive crowd broke spontaneously into a rousing rendition of “Aquarius,” the seminal … Continue reading