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."
The Who/Joan Jett & the Blackhearts. Half a Who is better than none, and recent Pete Townshend-Roger Daltrey tours under the name brand of one of the four greatest 1960s British Invasion bands - along with the Beatles, Stones, and Kinks - have been robust. The always forthright and impassioned Jett sweetens the pot. Sunday at Wells Fargo Center and Friday at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
I am starting to feel sorry for Jay Z. Sure, the rap mogul from the Marcy Projects in Brooklyn still has a few things going for him. According to the International Business Times, when you combine his net worth with that of his super-spouse, Beyoncé, it adds up to more than $1 billion. And after two decades - Reasonable Doubt, his debut album, came out in 1996 - the Made in America mahoff remains a relevant musical force as well as an entertainment industry mover and shaker.