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

Peter Wolf and the Midnight Travelers – World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA – April 9, 2016 (A PopEntertainment.com Concert Review)
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Peter Wolf and the Midnight Travelers – World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA – April 9, 2016 (A PopEntertainment.com Concert Review)

Peter Wolf and the Midnight Travelers – World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA – April 9, 2016 Philadelphia radio station WXPN called the night “Big Night Out,” and that is was, with an auction and a tasting of local craft beers.  However, the biggest part of the night out was Peter Wolf, the former (and … Continue reading

Uncle Kracker – Something New Under the Sun
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Uncle Kracker – Something New Under the Sun

Uncle Kracker Something New Under the Sun by Jay S. Jacobs Music has always been a rainbow coalition of sounds for Uncle Kracker, a mélange of rock, hip-hop, country, jazz, soul, blues and more.  That’s what they played on the radio (remember the radio?) when Kracker was growing up, and that’s what he has played … Continue reading

Jessi Teich – Twisted Soul (A PopEntertainment.com Music Review)
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Jessi Teich – Twisted Soul (A PopEntertainment.com Music Review)

Jessi Teich – Twisted Soul (Madame Freak) You know an artist has some diverse tastes when she covers both Tom Waits and Justin Timberlake on her album. This young Philadelphia-based jazz singer certainly lives up to this wide range in her latest CD, recorded live in studio in Paris. Teich refers to Twisted Soul as … Continue reading

B.B. King – Talking with the King
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B.B. King – Talking with the King

B.B. King Talking with the King by Ken Sharp B.B. King is championed by pundits as the quintessential blues guitar player. Since his emergence in the Fifties, King, trusty black Gibson “Lucille”” guitar in hand, has wowed audiences with his gritty, expressive voice and spectacular blues guitar playing. He can say more in one note … Continue reading

Shakira – Tour Service
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Shakira – Tour Service

Shakira Tour Service by Jay S. Jacobs The Rainbow Room in Rockefeller Plaza in New York City is a world famous old restaurant right in the heart of downtown Manhattan’s entertainment district.  A classic old club that was opened in 1934 in the heart of the Great Depression, designed to radiate class, glamour, elegance, luxury and the spirit of New York … Continue reading

Chuck E. Weiss – Chuck E.’s In Love
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Chuck E. Weiss – Chuck E.’s In Love

Chuck E. Weiss Chuck E.’s In Love by Jay S. Jacobs “How come he don’t come and p.l.p. with me down at the meter no more…” With that opening line to a hit song in 1979, singer/songwriter Chuck E. Weiss was introduced to American popular culture. Problem was he didn’t write the song – or … Continue reading