Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Av 3, 5774
By:
David Tilman, JE Feature
Nearly 100 musicians filled the stage of Verizon Hall for the opening concert of the Philly Pops' 27th season on a Sunday afternoon at the end of October, and the seats in the auditorium, including the section behind the stage, were almost totally occupied. Peter Nero - founding artistic director, conductor and jazz-pianist extraordinaire - led his virtuoso forces in...
Comment0
By:
Talk about noteworthy family genes. When you're the grandson of the revered Richard Rodgers and cousin to hot-shot contemporary Broadway composer Adam Guettel, getting your voice heard in the chorus of huzzahs for the others may prove difficult. But Peter Melnick has his own song to sing, and sing it well - and write it well - he does on...
Comment0
Off the Beaten Track
By:
M.J. Fine, JE Feature
Power pop is neither powerful nor popular right now. It's been a long time since the upper-middle-class fans at folk festivals were just folks. Alt-rock used to be an alternative to junk; now it's just as likely to be awful. There's no jazz in soft jazz, no blues in R&B and definitely no gay in reggae. Now add Americana to...
Comment0
By:
Larry Kane''s got a ticket to write. It''s been stamped, punched, approved and validated in the best way possible: The broadcaster''s first two books have been best-sellers - one about his love affair with Philly; the other as being the lone ranger on the road accompanying the Beatles on their first American tours in the ''60s. Now, Lennon Revealed reveals...
Comment0
By:
M.J. Fine, JE Feature
On "With God on Our Side," from 1964's "The Times They Are A-Changin'," Bob Dylan called out war-mongers, religious hypocrites and the history books that spread their distortions. What I know about Dylan comes from sources that are just as selective. Once upon a time, there was a Minnesota boy named Robert Zimmerman. Like a lot of Jewish immigrants, he...
Comment0

Advertisement Block

Advertisement Block

Sign up for our Newsletter

Advertisement