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Beatles Tribute Show ‘RAIN’ Brings Music and Magic to Philadelphia

The Beatles are commonly deemed one of the best bands to ever hit the stage. Their music and influence have and continue to prove ageless.  RAIN, a tribute show to The Beatles, is returning to Philadelphia from May 9 through May 11 at the Miller Theater. Regarded by the Denver Post as, “The next best […]

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The Great Gatsby: The Great American Novel Becomes The Great American Musical

Review of The Great Gatsby on Broadway  Since its publication in 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby has earned insurmountable accolades, cementing itself as a classic that many usually come across in their high school English classes.  But Gatsby is more than a frivolous novel worshipped by academics. The story at its core features some of

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Pop Culture Press review of Quiet on the Set Docuseries

Quiet On Set Reveals the Horrors Faced by the Child Stars of Nickelodeon

Review of the docuseries Quiet On Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV Between March 17 and 18, Investigation Discovery aired a disturbing but necessary four-part docuseries interviewing crew members, actors, and parents associated with an empire of children’s entertainment: Nickelodeon. Beginning in 1979, Nickelodeon was launched as the first-ever children’s television network, parented by Paramount

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The ‘Mean Girls’ Musical Teaches Us ‘It Is Always Better to Choose Kindness’

At a time when our lives can be filled with chaos and confusion, the musical Mean Girls focuses on important themes for our community; primarily to treat others the way that you want to be treated and always strive for kindness. This is one of many of reasons that we should support the Lower Moreland High School Drama

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Disney’s North American Tour of the Musical ‘Frozen’ is Sure to Melt Hearts in Philadelphia

Some aspects of our lives appear to be fated, and this is certainly the case with actress Lauren Nicole Chapman and her role as Anna in Frozen, who she adores and is thrilled to be sharing with audiences around the nation. Her relationship with Frozen began at a workshop in 2017 with the Broadway company for a

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Actor-Musician Jalen Harris is Proudly Living His Dream in ‘Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations’

When Jalen Harris was 10 years old, he performed in a church play and continued his appreciation during his high school theater program. Soon after Harris learned that the age to compete on FOX-TV’s American Idol was dropped from 16 to 15, and like any kid at that time he wanted to be a pop

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Sugar, Butter, Big Screen! Waitress The Musical’s Pro-Shot Hits Theaters Just in Time for a Holiday Treat

It only takes a taste when it’s something special, or in the case of the Tony award nominated Broadway musical Waitress, it only took a listen of its original cast album for fans to be hooked and wanting to see the show up on stage.   The musical, based on the 2007 film of the

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Matt Rodin as Jamie and Ali Louis Bourzgui as Paul in the North American Tour of Company

Invite the Production of ‘Company’ Into Your Heart This Holiday Season in Philadelphia

When Stephen Sondheim agreed to revive his iconic musical Company, he and the A-list team he assembled undertook the production with great heart. The winner of five 2022 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival, the show’s Philadelphia premiere, starring Britney Coleman as Bobbie, is generating great excitement. The thought-provoking production, part of the 2023-2024 North

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Exclusive From PFF: Maestro: Sonically Masterful but Narratively Faulty

Review of Maestro  Bradley Cooper’s sophomore film Maestro has generated much excitement and controversy since the announcement of its production. Produced by legendary filmmakers Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg coupled with a star-studded cast, the film was anticipated to be an even more exceptional addition to Cooper’s filmography than A Star is Born.  Following the

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William J. Donahue Takes Us to the Dark Side in his Novel ‘Only Monsters Remain’

  William J. Donahue’s dramatic dark tales and riveting characters are irresistible in his new novel, Only Monsters Remain, regardless of the genre that you prefer. When it comes to his recently published third novel, the prolific author and magazine editor, says he did not envision venturing to the world of this rather dark genre.

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How Dr. Dawn Ella’s New Soul Link App Can Ease Our National Mental Health Crisis

Millions of Americans report that they are experiencing anxiety, stress, trauma, depression, isolation, and an overwhelming sense of loss, which has culminated in a serious Mental Health Crisis; something that is of great concern. As a way to help those who feel lost and isolated, Dr. Dawn Ella, a noted expert in complementary and alternative medicine, created Soul Link,

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Go See The National Tour of The Lion King at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia!

There is a deep love that new and repeat audience members have for The Lion King, and this affection is certainly not lost on a couple who fell in love with one another while performing in the show. In fact, Nhlanhla Ndlovu proposed to Daniela Cobb several years ago onstage during the curtain call and

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Charles Newman On Creating The Diverse Soundtrack From Universal Pictures’s The List

We all remember those iconic scenes from a selection of films that have remained a staple of cinema. From the actor’s performance to the sharp editing and mood-determining lighting, every little intricate detail melds together to create a moment that audiences will soon label as unforgettable. Of course, there’s another key element that assures a

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Molly Gordon and Nick Lieberman Make Their Directorial Debut With the Nostalgic, Energetic Theater Camp 

A film as niche and personal as Theater Camp could only have been made by unabashedly eccentric theater kids themselves. It probably also didn’t hurt that the cast and crew were incredibly close knit.  Childhood best friends Molly Gordon (Booksmart), Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen), and Nick Lieberman along with Platt’s fiance and Gordon’s Booksmart

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Bestselling Author Gene P. Abel Explains Why UFOs and Aliens are Top of Mind

With the current topic of UFOs on the nightly news, it is the perfect time to expand our intel on extraterrestrial life, with two of best-selling author Gene P. Abel’s books, What, If Anything is Out There? and the newly-released sci-fi novel, The Aliens Step In. Amid current Congressional hearings on Capitol Hill, the topic could not be timelier,

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Nick Rashad Burroughs as Toulouse-Lautrec and Gabe Martinez as Santiago of the North American tour of Moulin Rouge, The Musical.

Renaissance Man Gabe Martinez on Why the Philadelphia Premiere of Moulin Rouge! The Musical is ‘The Perfect Night Out’ 

It is time to enter the world of splendor, romance, and eye-popping glitz, grandeur, and glamour when the Broadway hit Moulin Rouge! The Musical heads to the Academy of Music this summer. Coming to the Academy of Music’s Kimmel Cultural Campus and presented by The Shubert Organization from July 5-23 is the exhilarating Broadway hit Moulin Rouge! The Musical Music. This 10-time

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The Flash Fails to Revive Hope for the Future of the Now Reset DCU

Review of DC Studios’s The Flash  DC Studios has seemingly always remained a step behind its rival studio Marvel, both critically and financially.  With four Marvel films in the top 10 highest-grossing films of all time and DC not even making the top 30, the studio has struggled with gaining positive reception from fans and critics

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Comedian Allan Sidley Has a New Take on ‘Daddy Issues’ Now that He Is a Proud ‘Girl Dad’

When comedian and author Allan Sidley does a gig about Daddy Issues, the new father of a beautiful baby girl has quite a bit of material to add to his fodder. Looking forward to his upcoming Friday, July 14 show at 8 p.m. at the Church of Satire in Hanover, PA., he is well aware that his six-month-old

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Human Resources Goes Out With a Raunchy and Rageful Bang

Season 2 of Netflix’s Human Resources has just concluded its run with its second and final season- but it didn’t go away without a celebration.  Featuring the immaculate voice talents of Aidy Bryant, Randall Park, Keke Palmer, Maya Rudolph, Nick Kroll, and many more as well as some fresh voices to liven up the season,

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Father’s Day 2023: Sage Advice from Celebrity Fathers and Sons

Growing up in Greenville, South Carolina, former NFL Running Back George D. Jones had a rough childhood; one that was filled with poverty, abuse, angst, and homelessness, and was missing the one aspect of his life that he yearned for; a father. Not only did Jones never meet his dad, he never knew anyone from his paternal

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Exclusive From The Philly Fan Expo: Jodi Benson on Her Impactful Relationship With Howard Ashman

The voice of Disney’s Princess Ariel herself, Jodi Benson, visited adoring fans at the Philly Fan Expo this past weekend and even graced those who attended her panel with her beautiful voice, singing The Little Mermaid’s iconic song “Part of Your World”. Benson spoke to a packed crowd during the recent Philly Fan Expo on

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Faith Jones preforms as Mary Magdalene in the North American Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar.

Why Philadelphians Must See Faith Jones in the 50th Anniversary Tour of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

For 50 years, Jesus Christ Superstar has resonated with audiences – whether it was on the stage, film, television, or cast albums – and now this iconic musical is on tour and thrilling audiences in Philadelphia from Tuesday, May 2 through Sunday, May 7. The 50th Anniversary Tour features the remarkable acting and singer prowess

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“Portals” Brings to Life a New Era For Melanie Martinez

Review of Portals by Melanie Martinez After almost 4 years of a musical hiatus, Melanie Matinez is back from the dead with her 3rd studio album Portals. Like her other concept albums, “Portals” follows the death of Martinez’s former musical persona crybaby as she enters into her reincarnated nymph form and explores the various portals

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Jody Quigley in the film Impuratus

Jody Quigley Shines in Thundersmoke Media’s Supernatural Thriller, Impuratus

Jody Quigley has had a versatile career exploring everything from acting to restaurant management. Now he is back on the big screen as tortured Civil War Soldier Daniel Glassman in Impuratus. After making his leading man debut as Doug in Apparition, Jody realized his love and appreciation for horror films, leading him to star alongside

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Capacity Crowd Turns Out for the First Public Screening of Award-Winning New Supernatural Thriller Impuratus

Screenwriter/director Michael Yurinko and producer Guy Quigley of Thundersmoke Media recently joined fellow cast and crew for the first public screening of their latest indie-horror film, Impuratus. The film was screened last month (February 26) at The County Theater in Doylestown Pennsylvania, a place that many of the cast members aren’t just familiar with, but

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Film Actor Tom Sizemore Has Died at Age 61 After Brain Aneurysm

Tom Sizemore, best known for his roles in the films Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down, and Natural Born Killers, has died at the age of 61 after suffering a brain aneurysm. With a heavy heart, Mr. Sizemore’s loved ones and colleagues mourn the passing of a formidable actor who leaves behind a loving family and a major film legacy. Mr.

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