Jacob Reviews….Little Miss Havana by Gloria Estefan

For the first time in eight years, Gloria Estefan, the reigning Queen of Latin Pop, has released an English-market studio album.   Little Miss Havana has more dance music than her previous English-market album, 2003’s Unwrapped.   Before listening to this album, I had a few questions: “Will this dance album be better than Estefan’s 1998 Gloria?” […]

The 10 Collaborations You Should Have on your MP3 Player

Earlier this month, music super group Superheavy released their debut album.  Superheavy features five different musicians from diverse music field.  This all-star line-up includes Sir Mick Jagger, Slumdog Millionaire composer A.R. Rahman, Reggae artist Damian Marley, Eurythmics co-founder David A. Stewart and British soul singer Joss Stone.   While listening to their debut album, it reminded […]

Jacob’s Travels: Family Weekend with the Pride of Arizona Marching Band

This past weekend I was in Tucson, Arizona for the University of Arizona’s Family Weekend. My younger brother, Aaron, attends the University of Arizona and is finishing up his undergraduate college experience.   For four years, Aaron has performed in the Pride of Arizona (PoA) Marching Band playing a 60-lb tuba.   This marching band has 250 […]

Jacob’s Music Reviews: Duets II

Tony Bennett is one of the best singers of all time!  This 85-year-old New York native has won 15 Grammy Awards, two Emmys and a Kennedy Center Honoree.  Bennett has released 70 albums throughout his career and he is not showing signs of slowing down anytime soon. Bennett released his new album, Duets II, which […]

Jacob’s Comic Review: DC Comics’ New 52

This blog entry represents my views and beliefs on several of DC Comics’ new 52 comics. During the past couple of months, DC Comics announced that they would relaunch their entire DC Comics line with 52 number one issues. For hard-core DC Comics readers like me, the news was…shocking!  Especially with the news that longtime […]

9-11: Ten Years Later…A Reflection

This blog post is a personal reflection. Ten years ago…the world as we knew it changed forever.  Terrorists set out to destroy the American Way of Life by using our own inventions against us.   They first crashed two jets into World Trade Center’s Twin Towers and we all saw in horror as they collapsed.   […]

The Albums I Can’t Wait For: Fall 2011 Edition

2011 has been hit-or-miss with music. Artists like Adele, Britney, Beyoncé, Jennifer(s) Hudson and Lopez, Jay-Z & Kanye West threw down the gauntlet to all other artists putting out albums during the latter half of this year. There are several artists that I believe are going to deliver and go above and beyond the call […]

Jacob at 23: A Reflection

On September 3, 2011, I will turn 23 years old!  Holy smokes!  I still remember having my Bar Mitzvah Weekend from August 31 to September 2, 2001, which was 10 years ago! It feels like a lifetime ago!  The World Trade Center’s Twin Towers was not destroyed, Apple would launch the first generation iPod in […]

The Five Best Performances from the 2011 VMAS

This entry is based only on my opinion on MTV’s 2011 Video Music Awards. The VMAs were rocking last night and many of music’s biggest stars came out in force to celebrate the crème de la crème of music videos.   But the best parts of the VMAs had to be the performances and the tributes […]

Jacob’s Reality TV Check-8 Early Eliminations

Warning: Spoilers Ahead! These are my opinions!  This past Wednesday on “America’s Got Talent,” the judges broke the hearts of many fans of Texas-based singer Daniel Joseph Baker after he was sent home in the judges’ pick.   After the show, I went onto Twitter and found that “DANIEL JOSEPH BAKER” was a trending topic.  It […]

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