On Stage: Echo Black is taking it up to 11

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Echo Black “Black and blue” is something that denotes pain. “Black and Blu” is something that denotes pleasure – specifically when you’re talking about the band Echo Black and its lead singer Danny Blu Echo Black, a New York-based pop/rock band, is known for its intense performances. The band plays shows that leave audiences physically...

Mixed Media: First Friday, suddenly summer edition

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times Dusk by Frances Roosevelt. Welp. So much for spring. I went from using the heater to swifty turning on the air conditioner today in my apartment. What happened to the chunk of time when you can let the breeze in and it’s perfect? Oh, that was called Tuesday. Not that I’m complaining! It’s perfect weather for an art stroll and it just so happens...

On Stage: ‘Motown’ comes to Wilmington

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Motown the Musical The popularity of the “Motown Sound” has remained at a high level for more than 50 years. “Motown the Musical,” which celebrates Berry Gordy and his label Motown Records, made its Broadway debut in April 2013 on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, and its popularity has remained at a high level for more than three years. “Motown...

On Stage: Suede is ‘Diva la Difference’

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Suede This is a special weekend at the Rrazz Room (6426 Lower York Road, New Hope, 888-596-1027, www.TheRrazzRoom.com). Usually, the music venue inside the Clarion Inn & Suites has one act per weekend – mostly on Saturday nights, occasionally on Friday nights and almost never on Sunday nights. This weekend, the Rrazz Room hosted two top-flight...

On Stage: The Residents, a band like no other

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Residents The Residents, who will bring their “In Between Dreams Tour” to the Foundry at Fillmore Philadelphia (1100 Canal Street, Philadelphia, 215-309-0150, www.thefillmorephilly.com) on April 26, are band like no other. The Residents are a band from San Francisco. They have been around since 1972 and have never revealed the identity of...

Mixed Media: Art in the great outdoors

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times Gallery Duo There were so many interesting events last week in the art world. Did you get yourself a tattoo at the Delaware College of Art and Design’s ArtParty? Did you check out the new Gallery DUO in Fairville? (By the way, if you weren’t able to make it to their grand opening, their business hours are Sunday through Wednesday by appointment only,...

On Stage: Aloud shows off its soul

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Aloud In the world of rock music, there are thousands and thousands of bands that are loud. But, there is only one band that is Aloud. On April 23, that band will be playing a show in the area. On Monday evening, Aloud will headline a show at The Rusty Nail (2580 Haverford Road, Ardmore, 610-649-6245, thenail1.com).    Send...

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...