Playing Back the 80s – A Decade of Unstoppable Hits (A PopEntertainment.com Book Review)
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Playing Back the 80s – A Decade of Unstoppable Hits (A PopEntertainment.com Book Review)

Jim Beviglia – Playing Back the 80s (A Decade of Unstoppable Hits) (Rowman & Littlefield) It’s hard to condense the music of an entire decade into a concrete and meaningful listing. That goes doubly for an adventurous and musically rich era like the 1980s. I could probably easily come up with a list of hundreds … Continue reading

The Stars Came Out at the Paley Center for A Gala Tribute to Music on Television
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The Stars Came Out at the Paley Center for A Gala Tribute to Music on Television

The Stars Came Out at the Paley Center for A Gala Tribute to Music on Television On Thursday, October 25th, The Paley Center for Media hosted the Paley Honors in Hollywood: A Gala Tribute to Music on Television at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The exciting evening highlighted groundbreaking musical moments in television, from music-based series … Continue reading

Herb Alpert & Lani Hall – World Café Live – Philadelphia, PA – April 23, 2018 (A PopEntertainment.com Concert Review)
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Herb Alpert & Lani Hall – World Café Live – Philadelphia, PA – April 23, 2018 (A PopEntertainment.com Concert Review)

Herb Alpert & Lani Hall – World Café Live – Philadelphia, PA – April 23, 2018 World Café Live took a Tijuana taxi south of the border the other night when legendary trumpeter Herb Alpert and his long-time wife Lani Hall (who used to be the lead singer of Sergio Mendes and Brazil ‘66) shared … Continue reading

Just Let Go – Lenny Kravitz Live (A PopEntertainment.com Music Video Review)
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Just Let Go – Lenny Kravitz Live (A PopEntertainment.com Music Video Review)

JUST LET GO – LENNY KRAVITZ LIVE (2015) Featuring Lenny Kravitz, Craig Ross, Gail Ann Dorsey, Cindy Blackman Santana, George Lake, Harold Todd, Ludovic Louis, Michael Sherman, Erika Jerry, Yahzarah St. James and Jessica Wagner-Cowan. Directed by Paul Dugdale. Distributed by Eagle Rock Entertainment.  106 minutes.  Not Rated. Lenny Kravitz has put together a long … Continue reading

Phase Five – Turning Us Upside Down
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Phase Five – Turning Us Upside Down

Phase Five Turning Us Upside Down by Ally Abramson Phase Five is based in Los Angeles, but the band includes members from all over the world. The group was originally brought together through their mutual love of creating and sharing music. Members include Jeremiah Neil, Alex Odon, Nelson Gabriel, Jay C. and Lee Brown. Phase … Continue reading

Life Of Dillon – Life On Overload
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Life Of Dillon – Life On Overload

Life of Dillon Life on Overload by Ally Abramson Life Of Dillon is a British band consisting of brothers Robert and Joe Griffith and their friend David Keiffer. The self-proclaimed acoustic house band is blowing up with their new single “Overload,” coming off of their EP “Prologue” which comes out April 14th. This up-and-coming band … Continue reading

Denny Tedesco, Hal Blaine and Don Randi – Building Up the Wrecking Crew
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Denny Tedesco, Hal Blaine and Don Randi – Building Up the Wrecking Crew

Denny Tedesco, Hal Blaine and Don Randi Building Up the Wrecking Crew by Jay S. Jacobs The Wrecking Crew was the house band for an entire generation.  But chances are, you’ve never heard of them. The Wrecking Crew was a loose collective of studio musicians who played on many of the biggest hits of the … Continue reading

David Paich of Toto – Whispers of Some Quiet Conversation
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David Paich of Toto – Whispers of Some Quiet Conversation

David Paich of Toto – Whispers of Some Quiet Conversation by Jay S. Jacobs http://popentertainment.com/features_music/Totopaich.htm 36 years is a huge chunk of anyone’s life, particularly if you are just about to turn 60 at the end of the upcoming month.  Keyboardist David Paich was in his mid-twenties when he hooked up with a bunch of … Continue reading

Steve Lukather of Toto – Still Holding the Line 35 Years In
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Steve Lukather of Toto – Still Holding the Line 35 Years In

Steve Lukather of Toto – Still Holding the Line 35 Years In by Jay S. Jacobs There is nothing novel about an veteran band reuniting for one last bask in their past glories.  However, in their 35th anniversary tour, 70s and 80s hitmakers Toto are getting back together for all the right reasons. Original bassist … Continue reading

Spike Lee Has His Red Hook Summer
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Spike Lee Has His Red Hook Summer

Director Spike Lee Has His Red Hook Summer by Brad Balfour When New York-based director Spike Lee makes a film, it’s almost always an event. That’s been the case virtually from the moment he emerged as a hot young indie filmmaker breaking both the color barrier by dealing with subject matter most mainstream directors neither touched … Continue reading