Donnie Kehr Brings “The Greatest Piano Men” to the Stage This August
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Donnie Kehr Brings “The Greatest Piano Men” to the Stage This August

Donnie Kehr Brings “The Greatest Piano Men” to the Stage This August by Brad Balfour Multi-talented musician Donnie Kehr has not only created and promoted “Rockers on Broadway” but has been a rocker on Broadway when he appeared in such musicals as “Billy Elliot,” The Who’s “Tommy,” Elton John and Tim Rice’s “Aida,” “The Human … Continue reading

Shannon McNally – Gets Her Irish Up
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Shannon McNally – Gets Her Irish Up

Shannon McNally Gets Her Irish Up by Jay S. Jacobs It’s hard to believe that Shannon McNally has been flying under the radar for about 20 years now. A strong-voiced songstress with a love of musical variety, she was signed up by Capitol Nashville in 1997 while still playing coffee houses and attending Franklin and Marshall … Continue reading

Stevie Wonder – Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA – October 7, 2015 (A PopEntertainment.com Concert Review)
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Stevie Wonder – Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA – October 7, 2015 (A PopEntertainment.com Concert Review)

Stevie Wonder – Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA – October 7, 2015 It has become a pretty common for legacy artists to do tours celebrating their most classic album, literally playing the record from start to finish and then throwing in some additional non-album hits in as the encore. Of course, in the case … Continue reading

20 Feet From Stardom (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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20 Feet From Stardom (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

20 Feet From Stardom In almost every song, there is buried deep into the mix a strong, backing vocal which enhances the melody, sometimes single-handedly lifting the work into the stratosphere. Professional backing vocalists in general are a pretty unassuming lot, extremely talented artists who often lack the writing ability or the drive or the … Continue reading

Live 8 (A PopEntertainment.com Music Video Review)
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Live 8 (A PopEntertainment.com Music Video Review)

Live 8 (Capitol Records-2005) The television coverage for the massive Live 8 concerts on MTV and VH1 was awful. It was all about the personalities, not the music. This was supposed to the most important concert experience of the decade, and yet very little of the performance footage actually ended up on screen. The viewer … Continue reading

Toby Lightman – Devils and an Angel
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Toby Lightman – Devils and an Angel

Toby Lightman Devils and an Angel by Jay S. Jacobs The music biz is always hungrily searching for the next big thing. They’re trying to find an artist that has the talent and the vibe and the chops to make a huge splash in the choppy waters of popular culture. It should be someone who has … Continue reading

The Ed Sullivan Show – Rock ‘n’ Roll Classics (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)
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The Ed Sullivan Show – Rock ‘n’ Roll Classics (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)

The Ed Sullivan Show Rock ‘n’ Roll Classics (Rhino-2002) Your tolerance of the variety show format is equally proportional to the amount of hours you’ve viewed MTV since 1981. More than two decades have passed since the rest of television adapted to the now-taken-for-granted style of the quick-edited, odd-camera-angled, sound-bit, irony-heavy entertainment presentation. You are … Continue reading