On Stage: Beyond ‘The Morning After’

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Maureen McGovern This weekend, two very talented and very different female artists are performing shows in the area – Maureen McGovern and Danielle Miraglia. Even though they represent different genres and different ages, both are crowd-pleasers with universal appeal. On April 21, the Rrazz Room (6426 Lower York Road, New Hope, 888-596-1027, www.TheRrazzRoom.com)...

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By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Nellie McKay Fans of classic songs that are commonly referred to as standards are in for a treat this weekend with two very talented female vocalists performing songs from their recent albums devoted to standards – Nellie McKay and Paula Cole.    Send article as PDF   

Mixed Media: The School exhibition edition

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times Summer vacation hasn’t started yet, but several art locations are hosting collections of student art from the 2017-2018 school year and you should make your way over to check them out. Here’s a listing of the local offerings, as well as a few other upcoming events. First off, because it’s happening TODAY, I should mention that the Delaware College...

On Stage: Canadian band with Chester County connection makes Philadelphia debut tonight

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Common Deer If Common Deer, a Canadian indie rock band from Ontario, wanted to add a fitting cover song to its repertoire, it could choose a song that was an international hit long before any of the band members were born. That song would be Sister Sledge’s “We Are Family,” which topped the charts in 1979.    Send article...

On Stage: Beethoven and Bellinis in Kennett

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times If you’re a fan of classical music – or if you’d like to get some exposure to it to see if you like it – you’re in luck this weekend. On April 14, the Serafin String Quartet is performing a show in Philadelphia that is both interesting and educational. On August 14, the Kennett Symphony is performing a show in Kennett Square that is both...

On Stage: Philly area girls prove they rock this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Philly area girls rock – and they’re ready to prove it once again tonight. Soraia Back in September, Soraia – ZouZou Mansour (lead vocals, tambourine), Travis Smith (bass guitar, backup vocals), Mike Reisman (guitar, background vocals), Brianna Sig (drums, percussion, background vocals) – headlined a show at MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut...

On Stage: Craig Robinson headlines at Parx

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Craig Robinson For comedian and actors – especially comedians – timing plays a big role in the overall scheme of things. Both need the timing to be in the right place at the right time as their careers evolve. Comedians also need timing on stage – knowing how to maximize moments to make people laugh.    Send article as...

On Stage: The Mavericks return to home away from home in Del.

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Mavericks There are a lot of acts performing around the area on April 6 that have been making music for a long time — acts such as the Mavericks, Candlebox, Dan Navarro, the Nick Moss Band and Cry Cry Cry. The Mavericks have roots all over, but the band has definitely found a “home away from home” in Delaware – especially the Grand...

On Stage: Cifika offers a Korean take on electronic music

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Cifika There are plenty of interesting music events around the area tonight – many of which have an international flavor, including a rising star from South Korea (Cifika), a rocker from England (the Kinks’ Dave Davies), Imarhan (an Algerian Tuareg desert rock band), Jinjer (a Ukrainian metal band), and Alfredo Rodríguez (a singer from Cuba). On...

On Stage: Hot Tuna visits Phoenixville

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Hot Tuna It seems whenever Hot Tuna come to the area, there is a holiday vibe in the air. Usually, the veteran duo’s visit is a Thanksgiving week show at the Keswick Theater. This time, Hot Tuna – Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen – have changed it up a little bit. The two veteran musicians are performing the day after Easter at the Colonial Theatre...