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

Tea With the Dames (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Tea With the Dames (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

TEA WITH THE DAMES (2018) Featuring Dame Judi Dench, Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Joan Plowright and Dame Eileen Atkins. Directed by Roger Michell. Distributed by IFC Films. 83 minutes. Not Rated. For the nostalgic, Tea with the Dames seems like a fabulous premise for a documentary – four friends, all with the British Honor of … Continue reading

The Stars Come Out For the 2018 Heath Ledger Scholarship
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The Stars Come Out For the 2018 Heath Ledger Scholarship

The Stars Come Out For the 2018 Heath Ledger Scholarship By Lindsey Blick Pop Entertainment was invited to cover the arrivals at the Heath Ledger Scholarship event at the historic Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles. It was a night of gratitude, love, and beautiful memories of a man that inspired many people. Everyone was dressed … Continue reading

Donnie Kehr Brings “The Greatest Piano Men” to the Stage This August
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Donnie Kehr Brings “The Greatest Piano Men” to the Stage This August

Donnie Kehr Brings “The Greatest Piano Men” to the Stage This August by Brad Balfour Multi-talented musician Donnie Kehr has not only created and promoted “Rockers on Broadway” but has been a rocker on Broadway when he appeared in such musicals as “Billy Elliot,” The Who’s “Tommy,” Elton John and Tim Rice’s “Aida,” “The Human … Continue reading

Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal – Shining a Light on Our Blindspots
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Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal – Shining a Light on Our Blindspots

Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal Shining a Light on Our Blindspots by Jay S. Jacobs For Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal, it all goes back to Oakland. That was where they grew up, where they first met as kids and became life-long friends. Now, all these years later, long after both of them have moved … Continue reading

The Irish Repertory Theatre Thrives on a String of Hits as it Approaches Another Gala Year
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The Irish Repertory Theatre Thrives on a String of Hits as it Approaches Another Gala Year

The Irish Repertory Theatre Thrives on a String of Hits as it Approaches Another Gala Year by Brad Balfour When Ciaran O’Reilly and Charlotte Moore founded the Irish Repertory Theatre, they opened in September 1988 with Sean O’Casey’s The Plough and the Stars. From that point on, it became a nexus for great play craft … Continue reading

Neil Meron and Marc Platt – Resurrecting Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
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Neil Meron and Marc Platt – Resurrecting Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

Neil Meron and Marc Platt Resurrecting Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert by Jay S. Jacobs In 1970, a pair of fairly unknown composers named Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice released a concept album called Jesus Christ Superstar, a rock opera about the life of Christ looking through a (then-) modern prism. The record was … Continue reading