On Stage: Mmmmmmm, Bacon Brothers

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Bacon Brothers For Kevin Bacon, the thought of going out on an “Actors Rock” style music tour with other actors who have bands is not something that would bring a smile to his face. Like Kiefer Sutherland, Priyanka Chopra, Hugh Laurie, Juliette Lewis and Jennifer Lopez, Bacon’s main claim to fame is as an actor.   ...

On Stage: Music lovers and enjoy the Heart of the matter

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times This is a great time for area Heart fans with three concerts featuring musicians who have been key members of the hitmaking band from the Pacific Northwest. On August 9, there will be a concert by a band featuring two original Heart members. On August 12, Heart’s Nancy Wilson will headline her own show. Last Saturday, her sister and Heart bandmate...

Mixed Media: Connective Art and Music Festival excites the senses

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times Did you make it out to the Connective Art and Music Festival last weekend in Oxford? I stopped in with a few friends for an afternoon filled with art, live music, and overall fun community engagement. As someone who hasn’t spent much time in Oxford, I was pleasantly surprised the lively and enticing energy of the town. First of all, I’d like to give...

On Stage: Summer really is endless for The Beach Boys

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Beach Boys Like the Energizer Bunny, the Beach Boys just keep going and going. On August 4, the Beach Boys will bring their surf music and California beach vibe to the area for a pair of shows at the American Music Theater (2425 Lincoln Highway, Lancaster, www.amtshows.com). The veteran pop/vocal group is on the road with its 2018 “Now...

On Stage: Experiencing BIRTHH in Philly tonight

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Alice Bisi All living human beings have experienced birth. All fans of popular music should experience BIRTHH. Area music fans can experience BIRTHH live on Aug. 2 at PhilaMOCA (531 North 12th Street, Philadelphia, 267-519-9651, www.philamoca.org). BIRTHH is the stage name of Alice Bisi, a talented young musician from Firenze, Italy. She released...

Mixed Media: An unofficial art loop

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times Thunderstorms threaten our last First Friday of the summer, but then again, that’s to be expected (and not necessarily delivered upon) right? Also the Wilmington Art Loop is taking a summer hiatus but that isn’t stopping the Wilmington area from celebrating local art this Friday. Prevail, we will! Weather and summer slump be damned!   ...

On Stage: These Sheepdogs know how to make people happy

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Sheepdogs Canada’s most famous sheepdogs can be found in Saskatchewan – but don’t expect to find them herding flocks of sheep around the parkland biome just outside their home in Saskatoon. The Sheepdogs can be found at music clubs playing their style of country-influenced rock. They also showed up on the cover of Rolling Stone. On July...

On Stage: Goss sings in praise of ‘Bears’

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Tom Goss Bears take notice. Tom Goss is coming to the area this weekend. On July 28, Rrazz Room (6426 Lower York Road, New Hope, 888-596-1027, www.TheRrazzRoom.com) will present “An Intimate Evening with Tom Goss in ‘Songs & Stories.’” Tom Goss loves bears. But, he’s not a naturalist focusing on 400-pound behemoths from the forests...

On Stage: Peter Cetera celebrates both Chicago and solo career

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Peter Cetera Casual music fans may not recognize the name Peter Cetera but it’s almost guaranteed that they’ve heard his music. Cetera, who will headline a show on July 26 at the Xcite Center at Parx Casino (2999 Street Road, Bensalem, 888-588-7279, https://parxcasino.com)     Send article as PDF    ...

Mixed Media: Local artists on display in Seattle, ‘Fusion’ comes to Del. Contemporary

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times I’m going to start off today’s article by bringing up an art event in Seattle. Why, you ask? Greenville gallery, Somerville Manning, will be posted up there for the Seattle Art Fair on August 2nd – 8th. I lived in Seattle for a few years, wrote art coverage there as well, and am heart-warmed to see the intersection of the Brandywine Valley and...