Dexter Fletcher – Director Taps into Elton John’s Life to Make Rocketman a Real-Life Musical Fantasy and Garner the Master Musician An Oscar Nom
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Dexter Fletcher – Director Taps into Elton John’s Life to Make Rocketman a Real-Life Musical Fantasy and Garner the Master Musician An Oscar Nom

by Brad Balfour Thanks to director Dexter Fletcher, Elton John’s successes and travails are transformed into the mega-pop star’s redemption song through the film Rocketman. Born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on March 25th, 1947, Elton went from being a shy child prodigy to outrageous stardom and survived. This English singer / songwriter / pianist / composer … Continue reading

98 Degrees – SugarHouse Casino – Philadelphia, PA – July 27, 2019 (A PopEntertainment.com Concert Review)
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98 Degrees – SugarHouse Casino – Philadelphia, PA – July 27, 2019 (A PopEntertainment.com Concert Review)

98 Degrees – SugarHouse Casino – Philadelphia, PA – July 27, 2019 The other night, pop group 98 Degrees came to town. One of the hottest boy bands of the late ‘90s and early ‘00s – brothers Nick and Drew Lachey and band mates Jeff Timmons and Justin Jeffre took the stage at Philadelphia’s SugarHouse … Continue reading

Hayley Orrantia – The Goldbergs Actress Likes Her Music Like She Likes Her Tea
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Hayley Orrantia – The Goldbergs Actress Likes Her Music Like She Likes Her Tea

Hayley Orrantia The Goldbergs Actress Likes Her Music Like She Likes Her Tea by Jay S. Jacobs On television, Hayley Orrantia is known as Erica Goldberg, the brainy and tough only daughter of a Jewish family in the Philadelphia suburban town of Jenkintown back in the 1980s. In real life, Orrantia is brainy and tough, … Continue reading

Wonder Wheel (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Wonder Wheel (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

WONDER WHEEL (2017) Starring Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake, Juno Temple, Jim Belushi, Max Casella, Geneva Carr, Tony Sirico, Steve Schirripa, David Krumholtz, Jack Gore, Robert C. Kirk, Tommy Nohilly, John Doumanian, Thomas Guiry, Gregory Dann, Bobby Slayton, Michael Zegarski, Brittini Schreiber, Debi Mazar and Maddie Corman. Screenplay by Woody Allen. Directed by Woody Allen. Distributed … Continue reading

Jen Kirkman – Living in a Material World
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Jen Kirkman – Living in a Material World

Jen Kirkman Living in a Material World by Jay S. Jacobs This year is comedian Jen Kirkman’s 20th year doing standup. Just don’t expect her to do anything big to celebrate that fact on her “All New Material, Girl” Tour. “No! No, no, no. Just touring is always special,” Kirkman laughed to me recently as … Continue reading

Hoodie Allen – Life of a Happy Camper
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Hoodie Allen – Life of a Happy Camper

Hoodie Allen Life of a Happy Camper by Hailey Shields Long Island native Steven Markowitz, better known as Hoodie Allen, started writing lyrics as a kid. His love for making music never changed. In 2009, while attending college at the University of Pennsylvania, Allen continued writing raps. One of his first mixtapes, Pep Rally, began … Continue reading

Jackson Harris – A Journal Entry of His Life
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Jackson Harris – A Journal Entry of His Life

Jackson Harris A Journal Entry of His Life by Caroline Serling Jackson Harris is an up-and-coming 23 year-old singer songwriter from New York, working his way into the spotlight.  Growing up surrounded by the influence of a musical family, it was clear Harris had the right people around to set him on the proper path … 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

Getting “Classic” with MKTO
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Getting “Classic” with MKTO

Getting “Classic” with MKTO by Sami Speiss and Ali Speiss Doing the thing you love most together with your best friend sounds like a dream come true, right?  That’s exactly how the last few years have been for BFF’s Malcolm D. Kelley and Tony Oller, the members of the sensational pop duo MKTO. Kelley and … Continue reading

Alan Light Stands Before the Lord of Song With Nothing on His Lips But “Hallelujah”
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Alan Light Stands Before the Lord of Song With Nothing on His Lips But “Hallelujah”

  Alan Light Stands Before the Lord of Song With Nothing on His Lips But “Hallelujah” by Jay S. Jacobs There are certain songs that feel like they were born as classics: the world knew and loved them from their release date.  Immediate standards like “Something,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “My Girl” and “Imagine” were … Continue reading