Getting On to The New Normal, NYC’s New Year’s Eve Celebration in Times Square Returns Unrestrained
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Getting On to The New Normal, NYC’s New Year’s Eve Celebration in Times Square Returns Unrestrained

Getting On to The New Normal, NYC’s New Year’s Eve Celebration in Times Square Returns Unrestrained It was cold on Tuesday, but thankfully, not too cold as a few days before so I headed up 25 floors above One Times Square. Nothing would have stopped me from visiting the New Year’s ball with its myriad … Continue reading

Michael Carbonaro – Making Comic Book Magic Through the Eyes of the Impresario of The Big Apple Con
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Michael Carbonaro – Making Comic Book Magic Through the Eyes of the Impresario of The Big Apple Con

Michael Carbonaro Making Comic Book Magic Through the Eyes of the Impresario of The Big Apple Con by Brad Balfour Boy, it’s hard to keep track of comic book impresario Mike Carbonaro. Maybe he can sit still for a two-hour movie – or so – such as the 93-minute The Night At The Opera, a … Continue reading

New York’s Big Apple Comic Con Celebrates the Holiday Season Through Its Third Annual Christmas Con
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New York’s Big Apple Comic Con Celebrates the Holiday Season Through Its Third Annual Christmas Con

New York’s Big Apple Comic Con Celebrates the Holiday Season Through Its Third Annual Christmas Con Preview by Brad Balfour What would make this holiday season the best ever? Well, besides winning a billion-dollar lottery or having a secure garage for your new Lamborghini, it could be by finding some incredibly rare collectible. And, if … Continue reading

Randy Edelman – City Winery – New York (A PopEntertainment.com Concert Review)
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Randy Edelman – City Winery – New York (A PopEntertainment.com Concert Review)

Randy Edelman – City Winery – New York, NY – August 28, 2022 Composer/Singer/Songwriter Randy Edelman Performed Heartfelt Compositions at City Winery Offering a Preview of His Shows to Come in DecemberAlong with Randy Newman, Paul Williams and Van Dyke Parks, among others, pop singer/songwriter Randy Edelman has established himself as a member of the snarky, eccentric songster … Continue reading

Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Dhanush, Julia Butters, Billy Bob Thornton, Alfre Woodard, Regé-Jean Page, Jessica Henwick, Joe Russo and Anthony Russo – An Incredible Cast Is Assembled for The Russo Brothers’ Action Thriller The Gray Man
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Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Dhanush, Julia Butters, Billy Bob Thornton, Alfre Woodard, Regé-Jean Page, Jessica Henwick, Joe Russo and Anthony Russo – An Incredible Cast Is Assembled for The Russo Brothers’ Action Thriller The Gray Man

Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Dhanush, Julia Butters, Billy Bob Thornton, Alfre Woodard, Regé-Jean Page, Jessica Henwick, Joe Russo and Anthony Russo  An Incredible Cast Is Assembled for The Russo Brothers’ Action Thriller The Gray Man by Brad Balfour So far this summer, I’ve put in my time superhero-fied watching Taika Waititi’s Thor: … Continue reading

Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song (Another PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song (Another PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

HALLELUJAH: LEONARD COHEN, A JOURNEY, A SONG (2022) Featuring Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Judy Collins, Sharon Robinson, Regina Spektor, Rufus Wainwright, Nancy Bacal, Steve Berkowitz, Adrienne Clarkson, Clive Davis, Shayne Doyle, Susan Feldman, Rabbi Mordecai Finley, Glen Hansard, Dominique Issermann, Vicky Jenson, Myles Kennedy, John Lissauer, Janine Dreyer Nichols, Amanda Palmer, Larry ‘Ratso’ Sloman, Joan … Continue reading

Clarissa Riddles/Purcell – Transformed by Irish Sean Nos Singing, Musician Redefines Her Style For All Her Audiences
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Clarissa Riddles/Purcell – Transformed by Irish Sean Nos Singing, Musician Redefines Her Style For All Her Audiences

Clarissa Riddles/Purcell Transformed by Irish Sean Nos Singing, Musician Redefines Her Style For All Her Audiences by Brad Balfour Sometimes, a musician comes across the computer screen which produces a profile not just because of the music but the backstory, too. That was certainly the case for singer/songwriter Clarissa Riddles (née Purcell) who not only … Continue reading

Macbeth (A PopEntertainment.com Theater Review)
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Macbeth (A PopEntertainment.com Theater Review)

MACBETH Starring Ruth Negga, Daniel Craig, Maria Dizzia, Amber Gray, Danny Wolohan, Michael Patrick Thornton, Asia Kate Dillon, Che Ayende, Danny Wolohan, Amber Gray, Emeka Guindo, Paul Lazar, Maria Dizzia, Grantham Coleman, Bobbi MacKenzie and Phillip James Brannon.  Written by William Shakespeare. Directed by Sam Gold. Playing at Longacre Theatre, 220 W. 48th St., New York, NY, … Continue reading

Ciro Dapagio – From the Web To Cinemas, MobKing is a Name to Reckon With
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Ciro Dapagio – From the Web To Cinemas, MobKing is a Name to Reckon With

Ciro Dapagio From the Web To Cinemas, MobKing is a Name to Reckon With by Brad Balfour With a name like Mike White one might assume he’s a pretty bland character — one who might blend into the background. But like so many things that seem to be background-able, there’s much more to the story.  … Continue reading

The Northman (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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The Northman (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

THE NORTHMAN (2022) Starring Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Björk, Willem Dafoe, Gustav Lindh, Elliott Rose, Eldar Skar, Phill Martin, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Olwen Fouéré, Kate Dickie, Ian Whyte, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, Magne Osnes, Ralph Ineson, Tadhg Murphy, Ian Gerard Whyte, Doa Barney, Katie Pattinson and Murray McArthur. Screenplay by … Continue reading