The Kennedy Center Honors-The 20 Best Performances, Part Two

The second part of the countdown celebrates the 10 best performances that were featured on CBS’s The Kennedy Center Honors.  So before you see Meryl Streep, Sonny Rollins, Yo-Yo Ma, Neil Diamond and Barbara Cook get honored on December 27, 2011.  Here are the Top 10 performances that you need to see…. #10: I Just […]

The Kennedy Center Honors-The 20 Best Performances, Part One

One of the specials that this author enjoys every year is CBS’ The Kennedy Center Honors.   Since 1978, the ceremony honors men and women who have given contributions to American Culture through music, movies, television and theater. Past honorees have included Neil Simon, Aretha Franklin, Julie Andrews, Tony Bennett and the late Lucille Ball and […]

The Top 10 X Factor Performances from Season One

After thousands of auditions, tragic eliminations, temper tantrums and brilliant performances…. either Chris Rene, Josh Krajcik and Melanie Amaro will walk away with a $5 million recording contract and the title of The X Factor Season One Winner.    Here are the Top 10 best performances from each stage of the competition from the auditions […]

Jacob Interviews…Giulietta

  One of the most groundbreaking artists across the world is Giulietta.  This Australian songbird has shined in both the United States and her native homeland.    She has received prestigious awards from the Los Angeles music community including a Hollywood Walk of Fame and Producer Choice Awards.   Recently, I had a chance to correspond […]

Throwback Tuesday-Genius Loves Company

This edition of Throwback Tuesday heads back seven years to 2004 to salute the Genius, the late Ray Charles.   This was Ray’s final studio album that he recorded before his death in June 2004. Genius Loves Company is an incredibly produced album that features the Genius performing duets with some of the best artists and […]

The Top 10 Albums of 2011

              2011 has seen incredible albums from amazing artists.  However only 10 albums will have received the jacobelyacharjournalist.com stamp of approval.  Here are the elite albums from popular music. 10. LOVE? -Jennifer Lopez Despite being in the tabloids for her personal life including her break-up from Marc Anthony, Jenny […]

The 2011 Top 10 Best Vocal Performances on Reality TV

Here are my picks for the Top 10 Best Vocal Performances on a Reality TV competition 10. The Sing-Off Women: (You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman The season finale of the third season of NBC’s voices only competition saw the ladies of the Top 10 come together to perform the Queen of Soul’s […]

Jacob Reviews….Lioness: Hidden Treasures by Amy Winehouse

    Music lovers and Amy Winehouse fans were heartbroken when it was announced that this the controversial Grammy-winning songbird passed away in July.   Recently, music producers Salaam Remi and Mark Ronson came together with Winehouse’s family to pick out the best of Winehouse’s unreleased material to be released in an official posthumous album. […]

The Top 20 Songs of 2011, Part Two

This is it! Here are the best songs of 2011… 10.  Pumped Up Kicks-Foster the People This song has been playing non-stop on Top 40 radio stations across the country since its’ September 2010 release.   “Pumped Up Kicks” has been used in different forms of media including popular T.V. shows Entourage and Gossip Girl.   The […]

The Top 20 Songs of 2011-Part One

There have been hundreds of songs that have premiered on radio waves and MP3 stores this year.   In this two-part special blog, readers will have the opportunity to listen to the songs that got in our head, were overplayed on the radio and were performed countless of times this year by the artists or as […]

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