Russ Giguere of The Association – Words He Uses to Describe…
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Russ Giguere of The Association – Words He Uses to Describe…

Russ Giguere of The Association Words He Uses to Describe… by Jay S. Jacobs In the introduction to his new autobiography Along Comes the Association, long-time band member Russ Giguere good-naturedly explains to the reader who exactly he is and why he felt the need to write about his life in The Association. It is … Continue reading

Mandy Patinkin – Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center – Philadelphia, PA – October 30, 2019 (A PopEntertainment.com Concert Review)
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Mandy Patinkin – Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center – Philadelphia, PA – October 30, 2019 (A PopEntertainment.com Concert Review)

Mandy Patinkin – Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center – Philadelphia, PA – October 30, 2019 Mandy Patinkin has been working for so many years mostly as an actor that you sometimes forget what a sublime singer he can be. After all, before he became an accomplished actor on TV and the big screen – … Continue reading

The Old Man and the Gun (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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The Old Man and the Gun (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN (2018) Starring Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek, Danny Glover, Tom Waits, Tika Sumpter, Ari Elizabeth Johnson, Teagan Johnson, Gene Jones, John David Washington, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Barlow Jacobs, Augustine Frizzell, Jennifer Joplin, Lisa DeRoberts, Carter Bratton, Leah Roberts, Alphaeus Green Jr., Keith Carradine and Elisabeth Moss. Screenplay by … Continue reading

Bob Seger – I Knew You When (A PopEntertainment.com Music Review)
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Bob Seger – I Knew You When (A PopEntertainment.com Music Review)

Bob Seger – I Knew You When (Capitol) You may take it from the wistful title and the cover photo of a fresh-faced, 20-something Bob Seger staring out at you that his latest album would be a celebration of the music he grew up listening to. Instead, I Knew You When is a look backward, … Continue reading

Dermot Mulroney – A Pure Genius Rocks Out with Cranky George
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Dermot Mulroney – A Pure Genius Rocks Out with Cranky George

Dermot Mulroney A Pure Genius Rocks Out with Cranky George by Jay S. Jacobs We think we know Dermot Mulroney, after decades of watching him in classic movies like My Best Friends Wedding, Young Guns, About Schmidt and The Grey.  However, despite the fact that he has been so visible in films and on TV, … Continue reading

Squeeze & The English Beat – The Keswick Theatre – Glenside, PA – October 14, 2016 (A PopEntertainment.com Concert Review)
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Squeeze & The English Beat – The Keswick Theatre – Glenside, PA – October 14, 2016 (A PopEntertainment.com Concert Review)

Squeeze & The English Beat – The Keswick Theatre – Glenside, PA – October 14, 2016 The 70s and 80s were littered with bands that were given the honorary title “the next Beatles” by fans and the music industry.  This was usually reserved for particularly melodic and smart rock-pop bands, ones who had sterling critical … Continue reading

Kiefer Sutherland Hits the Road
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Kiefer Sutherland Hits the Road

Kiefer Sutherland Hits the Road Kiefer Sutherland, highwayman and guitar-slinger?  Yeah, it surprised us too. Not that an actor is a frustrated musician, you hear of that all the time.  However, much like the inscrutable secret agent Jack Bauer from 24, which cemented Sutherland’s stardom, his sidelight as a singer songwriter seems to have been top … Continue reading

Jill Hennessy – A Little Bit of Comfort
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Jill Hennessy – A Little Bit of Comfort

Jill Hennessy A Little Bit of Comfort by Jay S. Jacobs There is sometimes a bit of mistrust of actors who suddenly decide to become musicians.  And while it is true that some of them are trying to exploit their name recognition, more and more often it is turning out that those actors really are … 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

Tom Jones (A PopEntertainment.com Concert Review)
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Tom Jones (A PopEntertainment.com Concert Review)

Tom Jones – Theater of the Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA – May 17, 2013 The youthful and charismatic Prince of Wales of yore has matured into a slightly grizzled and hardened King.  While the years have passed and life has challenged, he still retains at 70 years old the chiseled handsomeness and bellwether voice … Continue reading