Films


  • Disco and Debauchery: A Night at Studio 54

    Studio 54 flung open its glamorous doors on April 26, 1977, and with its opening, it instantly cemented itself as the crown jewel of Manhattan’s nightlife. This wasn’t just a club; it was a nocturnal kingdom where the elites of Hollywood, fashion, art, and music came to play. The stories of its decadence, celebrities, and…

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  • How Taylor Swift is Leading the Way

    Of all the reasons that Taylor Swift deserves to be Time magazine’s first ever musician Person of the Year, none are bigger than her smashing victories over misogyny and the music business’s malign way of swindling artists and stealing valuable intellectual property. The particulars of her creative predicament are well known. Once a shy, teenaged…

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  • Introducing Spotifade: The Premium Choice of Musical Nomads

    In a world inundated with chart-toppers and viral tracks that infiltrate every earbud, a brave new frontier in music streaming is making waves—or perhaps more accurately, gentle ripples. Enter Spotifade, the esoteric cousin of the streaming giant we all know and occasionally love. This isn’t just another streaming platform; it’s a veritable resistance against the…

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  • The Paul McCartney Death Rumor: Dissecting the 1969 Beatles Conspiracy

    In the transformative year of 1969, amidst the backdrop of Woodstock and intense Vietnam War protests, the Paul McCartney death rumor seeped into pop culture, becoming one of rock’s most tenacious legends. This Beatles conspiracy theory contended that the beloved bassist, Paul McCartney, had met a tragic end in a 1966 car accident. Instead of…

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  • Talkies Take the Stage: ‘The Jazz Singer’ and the Dawn of a New Era

    1927’s New York City, a hive of invention, jazz, and burgeoning cultural changes, played host to the premiere of a film that would shake the pillars of the entertainment industry. Released on October 6th, “The Jazz Singer,” headlined by the charismatic Al Jolson, was not just another movie – it was a clarion call announcing…

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  • Soundwaves & The Roaring Twenties: The Legacies of Edward W. Kellogg and Chester Williams Rice

    In the early 20th century, particularly the 1920s, America was alive with the hum of innovation and the beat of cultural renaissance. At the heart of this dynamic period, two engineers, Edward W. Kellogg and Chester Williams Rice, set out to transform the world of sound.

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  • The Last Verse: Reflecting on Tupac Shakur’s Enduring Legacy

    Few names in hip-hop—or indeed, in popular culture at large—command as much reverence and intrigue as Tupac Amaru Shakur. As we mark the 27th year since his passing, it’s crucial to look beyond the legend, anchoring our understanding in the facts of his life and the undeniable goodness he championed. Born in 1971, Tupac’s life…

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  • The new Beatles Revolver Special Edition remaster. Just wow.

    The Beatles had suddenly disappointed me. Sure, in 1966 I was just a kid, but I’d been a fan of the group since the beginning. I’d spent hours hunched over my little blue and white 45 RPM record player playing the 7-inch singles of “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and “She Loves You” over…

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  • The Jay Jay French Connection, Episodes 71-75

    Episode 71 The renowned actress Catherine Mary Stewart is this week’s guest on The Jay Jay French Connection: Beyond the Music! Join Jay Jay & Catherine for another conversation that truly goes beyond the music. Hear the story of how Jay Jay & Catherine connected earlier this month when both working & signing autographs at…

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  • The Jay Jay French Connection, Episodes 21-25

    Episode 21 This week on The Jay Jay French Connection is Blues guitar legend Joe Bonamassa! Joe began his career at the age of 12, opening up for the one and only B.B. King. He has had a remarkable solo career since – releasing upwards of 13 studio albums, 17 live albums & 3 collaborative…

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  • The Jay Jay French Connection, Episodes 16-20

    Episode 16 Record industry veteran, author and activist Dorothy Carvello joins Jay Jay this week to discuss her tell all book about the record industry, “Anything for a Hit.” This episode is a must listen for musicians and fans alike. Dorothy’s book exposes the biggest names & executive level individuals in the industry, revealing some…

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