On Stage: Neal Morse continues ‘The Great Adventure’

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Neal Morse Band The last time Neal Morse played a show in the area was a year ago when he visited the Sellersville Theater on his solo acoustic tour. That tour was sandwiched between a 2017 tour in support of a massive project – an intellectually challenging double-CD titled “The Similitude of a Dream” – and his current tour in support...

Mixed Media: Sharing is caring and…art

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times This February’s show at The Palette & Page in Elkton, MD centers around artistic collaboration. Now, through the end of February, stop in to enjoy “Response,” an annual members show featuring collaboration between writers and artists. Visual artists created a piece as either an inspiration for, or response to, a writer’s piece. The exhibition...

On Stage: The play is the thing this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times A Midsummer Night’s Dream This is a great time of year to see top-flight stage productions around the area. There is a wide variety of shows on the calendar right now – a performance of an opera based on a Shakespeare story, an American premiere of a play by a playwright from Great Britain, a musical theater piece geared for young girls, an award-winning...

On Stage: Bridges of Madison County comes to PTC

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times “The Bridges of Madison County” has a great track record and its latest chapter is about to be written as the Philadelphia Theatre Company continues its 44th season with a top-flight production of the hit musical. Now through March 3, “The Bridges at Madison County” will be performed at Philadelphia Theatre Company’s stage at the Suzanne...

On Stage: Curtis On Tour, Chris Barron hit Chesco tonight

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times A vocal-quartet plus pianists as part of the Curtis On Tour Vocal Quartet. Frequently, area music fans turn their attention to shows in Philadelphia when they’re looking for live entertainment. On February 9, music fans from Philly and its suburbs will be looking to Chester County as a destination for top-flight live performances with a concert...

Mixed Media: China Pop at Delaware Contemporary

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times I wouldn’t have blamed you if you weren’t able to make it out for any of last weekend’s events, considering the delightful polar vortex that overshadowed most of the country last week. On that note, while Pop Up Art KSQ still hosted their Wilmington exhibition, OFF SITE at Chris White Gallery, they will also be hosting a closing reception on...

On Stage: Second chance to see Finding Neverland

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Finding Neverland. Photo: Jeremy Daniel If you missed the opportunity to see “Finding Neverland” when it played Philadelphia a little more than a year ago, you now have a second chance to catch a performance of the hit musical. But, be aware – if you snooze, you lose. “Finding Neverland” is returning to the area for a run at The Playhouse...

On Stage: RKCB comes to Philly tonight

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times RKCB Card players who specialize in bridge might get confused if they do a Google search and see that RKCB will be in Philadelphia on February 6. In their world, RKCB is a bridge play that means Roman Key Card Blackwood. Music fans, however, will not be confused when they see a listing for a concert by RKCB.    Send article...

On Stage: France’s Niclo highlights Sunday night show at The Met

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Vincent Niclo As difficult as it may be for sports fans to accept, not everyone will be glued to television sets on the evening of February 3 watching the Super Bowl. Not everyone is a sports fan. There are some people who do not subscribe to the “Super Bowl über alles” line of thought.    Send article as PDF   ...

On Stage: Colin Blunstone brings his legendary voice to Philly

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Colin Blunstone If you wanted someone to sing romantic love songs to your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone better than Colin Blunstone. Blunstone has one of the loveliest and most distinctive voices in popular music. His delivery is powerful and velvety at the same time – and has been for more than 50 years. ...