Dan DeLuca is an Inquirer pop music critic. But his "In the Mix" column in the Weekend section ventures further afield, into books, movies, TV, the Internet, graphic novels and anything you might call "popular culture."
When we first meet Richie Finestra, the hero of Vinyl, the new HBO drama about the 1970s glory days of the music business premiering with a two-hour Martin Scorsese-directed pilot at 9 p.m. Sunday, the exec played by Bobby Cannavale is scoring an eight-ball of cocaine.
A benefit for the proposed Philadelphia Music Hall of Fame in honor of George Manney, the producer and music historian who died in December. With Bobby Rydell, Charlie Gracie, the Orlons, Danny and the Juniors, Tommy Conwell, and others. Friday at the Philadelphia Clef Club.