On Stage (Extra): A ‘Curious’ case of Broadway-style entertainment

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Theater fans from this area have been very fortunate this month – mainly because of the offerings from the Kimmel Center’s “Broadway Philadelphia” series at the Academy of Music (Broad and Locust streets, Philadelphia, 215-731-3333, www.kimmelcenter.org). Instead of being presented for the umpteenth...

On Stage: Riverdance dances through more than two decades

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times If it seems as if “Riverdance” has been around forever — it’s because it has been around forever. If you’re not of the age to drink legally in Pennsylvania or Delaware, then you weren’t even born yet when “Riverdance” made its stage debut in London Its popularity never seems to wane. Like the Energizer Bunny and Betty White, “Riverdance”...

Art Watch: New moon rising over Chester County

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times This week there are some very special art events that are opening in our area. From big art openings at two local museums to space-clearing- new-moon rituals in Cochranville, there are always interesting art activities in and around Chester County every week. A view of Chester County by photo contest winner Lee Schlingmann. Before we kick off the art week, congratulations...

On Stage (Extra): The Bodyguard comes to Philly

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Bodyguard It seems that almost everyone is familiar with the movie “The Bodyguard” and especially familiar with the music. “The Bodyguard” is a 1992 American romantic thriller film directed by Mick Jackson, written by Lawrence Kasdan, and starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston. Costner stars as a former Secret Service agent-turned-bodyguard...

On Stage: Saying goodbye to Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus’ final edition comes to Philadelphia. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Circus, which will present its “Out of This World” production from February 16-20 at the Wells Fargo Center (Broad Street below Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia, tickets are available exclusively through WellsFargoCenterPhilly.com)...

Art Watch: Beautiful Time Light photography

Also: A rousing fight for Fi By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times Two new shows at Chester County Art Association open to the public with artist receptions this Thursday, February 16 from 5-7pm: A non-juried, multi-medium art show all about color, “Color Obsession” as well as the much anticipated “Portraiture” fine photography show by the Time Light Art group. Further afield,...

On Stage (Bonus): Twiztid continues to chart its own course

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Formed in 1997, Twiztid is an 11-time Billboard chart-topping rap duo featuring Jamie Madrox and Monoxide Child (a.k.a. Jamie Spaniolo and Paul Methric). The two former members of the group House of Krazees departed that group and formed Twiztid in 1997. Now, 20 years later, the Twiztid guys are still going strong with more than 20 albums in their catalogue. Madrox...

On Stage (Extra): Crowded Streets a fix for your DMB needs

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Fans of the Dave Matthews Band know that it might be a while until their favorites return to the area for a show – or a run of shows. Fortunately for them, they can tap into the music of the DMB by visiting Kennett Flash (102 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Square, 484-732-8295, http://www.kennettflash.org)  on February 10 when the venue presents “Crowded...

On Stage: K’Valentine’s perfect timing

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times K’Valentine K’Valentine is coming to Philly and it’s cool because her show is just a few days prior to Valentine’s Day. K’Valentine is coming to the area for a show at the Theatre of the Living Arts (334 South Street, Philadelphia, 215-222-1011, http://www.lnphilly.com) on February 9 and it’s really cool because Philly fans will be able to hear...

Art Watch: Listening to art

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times Art discussions, reviews and demonstrations are all the rage now at most of the local art galleries and museums. They are a great chance to hear artists talk about their work, and to enter into lively discussions about art, materials, and any other art related questions or comments that may pop into your head. The museums also have very interesting curator discussions...