On Stage: Garlands Jeffreys’ love letter to NYC

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Garland Jeffreys Garland Jeffreys, who has been making interesting music for close to five decades, has just released his 15th studio – “14 Steps to Harlem.” “This is one of the best records I’ve ever made,” said Jeffreys, during a phone interview Monday afternoon from his home in New York City.” On June 8, Jeffreys, who has played the area...

Art Watch: an ‘Insatiable eye’ for art

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times This weekend, “The Insatiable Eye” opens at Church Street Gallery and also check out “Operation” which is on view through July 28th at the Art Trust at the Meridian Bank. The first ever Montgomery County Studio tour is also this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, and next week David Katz opens in Coatesville and Galer Estate Winery hosts the...

On Stage (Bonus): Get your mid-week music jam on

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Selwyn Birchwood Frequently, mid-week can be a slow time for live music. Such is not the case this week at the World Café Live (3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, 215-222-1400, www.worldcafelive.com) which has a high-powered blues act on Tuesday evening and a top-flight blues/rockabilly show on Wednesday. A few weeks ago, Selwyn Birchwood released his new...

On Stage (Extra): Cold Roses evolve into Philly powerhouse

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Cold Roses Warm weather has arrived in the area this weekend – and so has Cold Roses. Cold Roses is a Philadelphia-based band that will be performing a hometown show at the Summer Kickoff Music Fest on June 3. The show is in support of the band’s upcoming CD, “Escape to Anywhere,” which will be released on July 21 on Recorded Records. The one-day...

On Stage: Lauren Hoffman finds catharsis in ‘Family Ghost’

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Lauren Hoffman In 1997, Lauren Hoffman was living in Charlottesville, Virginia when she released her debut album “Megiddo” on Virgin Records America. Now, in 2017, she is still living in Charlottesville. An, she is still playing songs from “Megiddo” on her current tour – a tour that brings her to Philly on June 2 for a show at The Fire (412 West...

On Stage (Bonus): Lulu’s impact stretches across decades

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Lulu Lulu is a veteran singer whose name you may not recognize. But, music fans – especially music fans who are also movie fans –almost definitely know some of her songs. Remember the title track to the hit movie “To Sir with Love”? That was Lulu singing. And, she also acted in the film. How about the James Bond film “The Man with the Golden Gun”?...

Art Watch: A mammoth weekend for art in Kennett Square

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times June kicks off with a mammoth art event in Kennett Square this Friday from 6-9pm to celebrate the arts and salute the first public art sculpture installation in the town. From the start of State Street all the way to the Creamery on Birth Street, art is happening indoors and out. On Saturday, the beautiful Scarlett Thicket Farm Art Show, at 284 West Street Road...

On Stage (Extra): Motown comes to Philly

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Motown, The Musical The “Motown Sound” began in 1959 when Berry Gordy Jr. founded Tamla Records in Detroit, Michigan. One year later, the record company was incorporated as the Motown Record Corporation with the name coming from “motor” and “town” — a reference to the city’s link to the auto manufacturing industry. Over the years, the “Motown...

On Stage: Shadows of Knight moves beyond Gloria

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Shadows of Knight are one of those bands that most people know. They may not recognize the band’s name but they’re very familiar with the band’s greatest hit. In 1966, the Chicago-based quintet formed by Jimy Sohns and friends had a Top 10 with their version of “Gloria,” a song originally recorded by the U.K. band Them. Sohns has kept the Shadows...

Art Watch: Reflections and hanging out this weekend with art and wine

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times After last weekend’s whirlwind art adventure on The Chester County Studio Tour, this week offers some calmer, interesting, compelling discussions about creating and selling art here in Chester County. After looking at so much art all weekend, now is a great week to reflect on it all. Share in captivating art discussions Wednesday and Thursday, and enjoy...