Olivia Lichtenstein & Nick Bedu – If You Don’t Know Teddy Pendergrass by Now
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Olivia Lichtenstein & Nick Bedu – If You Don’t Know Teddy Pendergrass by Now

Olivia Lichtenstein & Nick Bedu If You Don’t Know Teddy Pendergrass by Now by Jay S. Jacobs In the early 1980s, Teddy Pendergrass was just on the cusp of superstardom. The Philly-native soul man was known for his silky voice, charismatic performances and athlete’s physique. He had platinum albums, sold-out concerts and was a massive … Continue reading

The Suffers & The Ballroom Thieves  – Arden Concert Gild – Wilmington, DE – February 23, 2017 (A PopEntertainment.com Concert Review)
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The Suffers & The Ballroom Thieves – Arden Concert Gild – Wilmington, DE – February 23, 2017 (A PopEntertainment.com Concert Review)

The Suffers & The Ballroom Thieves  – Arden Concert Gild – Arden, DE – February 23, 2017 A glorious night of music is always going to be served up by The Suffers. On a recent Thursday night in Arden, Delaware it was no different. The Houston-based seven-piece delivered a brilliant set of their unique Gulf … Continue reading

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

Delta Rae – World Cafe Live at the Queen – Wilmington, DE – August 29, 2015 (A PopEntertainment.com Concert Review)
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Delta Rae – World Cafe Live at the Queen – Wilmington, DE – August 29, 2015 (A PopEntertainment.com Concert Review)

Delta Rae – World Cafe Live at the Queen – Wilmington, DE – August 29, 2015 It almost feels too simplistic to compare Durham, NC’s faves Delta Rae with Fleetwood Mac.  After all they both have multiple lead singers (Rae has two women and two men, while the Mac had two women and only one … 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