Category Archives: Entertainment

Tigertown: Pan Am One Artist of the Month


The music business has changed since digitized recordings became a large part of the revenue equation.  Bands that become more visible via promotion through third party sites are connecting more frequently with people that enjoy their music and want to promote them in markets that may formerly have high barriers to entry.

Shakespeare in France Part Deux: One Mystery Solved

As our analysts poured through documents from France to follow up on the tantalizing clues that pointed to the notion that Shakespeare may have indeed been present in French wine country before the turn of the 17th century, one thing became increasingly clear:  contrary to the notion that Shakespeare’s brand of humor and style of play were not in line with what the French people appreciated during that time period, the number of references to Shakespeare and bawdy humor actually increase in period documents.

Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels Meets the Outback. Briggs is This Month’s Featured Artist on Pan Am ONE



If Bob Hoskins had a son who could rap, you might expect that he would turn out like BRIGGS, a talented and irreverent indigenous Australian artist.  BRIGGS released his first LP in 2009 and hasn’t looked back, touring Europe and Australia as his fan base grew and came to appreciate his ability to mesh lyrical themes with solid hooks.

BRIGGS’ latest effort, the video above, takes his work to a new level that makes us pleased to announce that he is the Pan Am ONE Artist of the Month for August, 2013.

BRIGGS music can be purchased on iTunes.

Max Capote, Pan Am ONE Artist of the Month


Although lounge acts that add a ton of background noise to their recording session in order to chase a sound that is probably more akin to David Lynch’s Twin Peaks music abound in the Americas, Uruguay’s Max Capote has always been adept at juxtaposing his voice with his material to create a memorable sound.

His latest effort ‘Aperitivo de Moda’ shows what happens when his former sound meets an Abbey Road producer…it gets turned into two parts Beatlesque pop~ which is fine, if it is what you are looking for. For the rest of the people wondering where Max went to….they will fortunately be able to find him in the latter half of his new release in efforts like Solo Quisiera.  They will probably also discover that his Bossa Nova roots are very strong.

So for refusing to let a change in producers completely overwhelm him, we are happy to announce that the real Max Capote is alive and well and this month’s Pan Am 1 Artist of the Month.

Argentina: Palermowood smiles as Metegol continues to bring big box office

Metegol or Foosball, the movie has now surpassed 1 million viewers in Argentina.  When it opened on July 18th in Buenos Aires, the 3D animated comedy broke all box office records for an Argentine film.  It appears to be continuing to surge as it handily knocked off both Despicable Me 2 and Monsters University in the Argentine box office over the last two weeks in July.

The film tells the story of Amadeo and his love for Laura, his town, and the idyllic life, which must be won with a cohort of tiny foosball figure friends helping him to find true happiness.

A big victory for Oscar winning director and Argentine filmmaker Juan Joseph Campanella, the making of the film in Argentina showed again that Palermowood is capable of creating big budget films that resonate.

Avril Lavigne gets Married in France

Congratulations are in order to Canadian singers and entertainers, Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger as they promised each other a lifetime of happiness in a wedding ceremony in France on Monday, July 1st.

Lavigne has been one of the top-selling recording artists in the world in the 21st century. She and Kroeger apparently got to know each other several months ago as they worked on a project together.

People close to the couple reported that almost soon as they started working together, it became apparent that romantic sparks were flying and that they were starting to fall in love with each other.

The wedding took place at the Chateau La Napoule in Mandelieu, France. There were reportedly three days of celebration including the rehearsal dinner, the wedding, and a memorable all-night wedding party.

Chad Kroeger is the lead singer of the Canadian band, Nickelback.