Donna Summer Musical Should Stamp Its Feet All the Way to Broadway by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev

The La Jolla Playhouse has a rich history of success and game changing shows. No wonder the theatre itself has a Tony Award. Even Broadway admires its artistry. La Jolla’s own Christopher Ashley won a Tony Award this year for the musical “Come From Away,” which transferred to the Great White Way from La Jolla […] Click to read more »

This “Summer” Heats Things Up at La Jolla Playhouse

by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev “Summer” is coming to Southern California. Not speaking of one of the four seasons, but something even hotter: “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical” makes its world premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse and is selling out most of its run through Dec. 17 faster than you can sing Donna Summer’s […] Click to read more »

A Film is Reborn: New Cut of “54” Brings Sex, Drugs and Grit to Outfest by Kevin M. Thomas

Remember when DVDs were first released and they had director’s commentary and extra footage. How exciting. We realized after awhile, there was a reason those scenes were cut- they added nothing to advance the plot and often simply inane. Since then, the interest in “director’s cut” has greatly diminished. But “director’s cut” gets a whole […] Click to read more »

The Future is Now – The Godfather of Disco’s Déjà Vu – Album Review by Eric D. Baca

Relevant, contemporary and strangely cohesive, “Déjà Vu”, the first album in 35 years for electronic dance music pioneer & disco Godfather, Giorgio Moroder, stays true to the formula he popularized in the mid seventies – fun music for people who, according to Moroder, “will always want to dance”.    The twelve track album features collaborations […] Click to read more »

Then, Now and Forever, The ‘Soul’ of Tortured Soul Reigns – Album Review By Eric D. Baca

In the spring of 2006 we booked Tortured Soul to play our weekly soulful house music gathering, Devotion at the legendary Endup nightclub in San Francisco.  As soon as the crowd of loyal house heads felt the heavy bass & groove driven rhythm of “I Might Do Something Wrong” they would be forever devoted to […] Click to read more »

Get Seduced and Immersed in the Truly Spectacular Hit Show, HERE LIES LOVE and One of it’s Stars, Jose Llana Who Plays Ferdinand Marcos

HERE LIES LOVE is a truly spectacular and immersive musical where the audience is literally part of the show, dancing and singing, while getting an important history lesson on the Philippines’ power couple, Imelda and Ferdinand, as well as The People’s Power Revolution. David Byrne conceived the story, when he became intrigued by the life […] Click to read more »

A “Disaster!” Of A Musical Parodies Broadway By Kevin M. Thomas

“Disaster!” is likely one of the funniest musicals ever to rock the stage. At the same time, it parodies 1970s disaster movies but then manages to poke fun at the trend of current jukebox musicals on Broadway stages. It’s slapstick humor and good natured ribbing might easily win over even the toughest audience. The loose […] Click to read more »

Enter to Win a Pair of Tickets to see Latin/Dance sensation, Los Amigos Invisibles, August 8th on a Luxury Yacht along the Hudson River of NYC

On August 8th, you have the chance to sail on a luxury Yacht along the Hudson River of New York and see Progressive Pulse favorite band, Los Amigos Invisible. Fresh off of their current album, “Repeat After Me”, that dropped earlier this year (Read our Review Here), Los Amigos Invisible promises to literally rock the […] Click to read more »

Los Amigos Invisibles: REPEAT AFTER ME fuse mature musicianship w/boyish tendencies

Los Amigos Invisibles’ new album, “Repeat After Me” comes at a perfect time this Spring when the group’s native country, Venezuela,  is in such turmoil currently with the recent election aftermath that went to Chavez incumbent, Maduro by a slim margin. However, the band that once told Progressive Pulse they feel they are the B52’s […] Click to read more »