On Stage: James plays it ‘big’ in Love For Three Oranges

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Zachary James Zachary James is a Broadway and screen actor and an international opera singer who has performed in venues all around the world. Now, James call Philadelphia home and is performing with Opera Philadelphia. For the next two weekends, James will play a major role in Opera Philadelphia’s company premiere of “The Love for Three Oranges.” ...

What To Do: 42nd Annual Greek Affair at St. Luke’s

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times When autumn arrives, there are ethnic food festivals almost every weekend. The schedule for the next week has events featuring Greek, Korean and German food. The 42nd Annual Greek Affair at St. Luke’s Greek Orthodox Church (35 North Malin Road, Broomall, 610-353-1592, www.st-luke.org) is running now through September 22. The free festival focuses...

On Stage: The Long Ryders roll out new album

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Long Ryders The Long Ryders, who are headlining a show on September 19 at The Locks at Sona (4417 Main Street, Manayunk, 484- 273-0481, sonapub.com), could actually be called the “Long Riders.” The Long Ryders — Sid Griffin, vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonica; Stephen McCarthy,  vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, pedal steel...

Chester County students to participate in Climate Strike, Friday

Chester County students of all ages are joining with the International Climate Strike on September 20th – right before the UN Climate Week in New York City. And the youth leaders are calling on adults to join mass climate strikes. The size of the strikes is expected to be unprecedented. These strikes have the potential to be the largest mass mobilization on climate in world history. The youth...

On Stage: Rose of the West at Boot and Saddle

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Rose of the West Rose of the West, which is headlining a show on September 17 at Boot and Saddle (1131 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, 215-639-4528,www.bootandsaddlephilly.com), has a contemporary sound and, at the same time, a sound that could have put the band in heavy rotation on MTV in the 1980s. Fronted by Gina Barrington, Rose of the West...

On Stage: Chadds Ford’s Collier appears poised for blues stardom

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Vanessa Collier Kennett Square is no stranger to the blues. It’s actually just the opposite. Kennett Flash (102 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Square, 484-732-8295, http://www.kennettflash.org) presents top-flight blues acts on a regular basis. Most of the time, they are established acts who have been recording and performing for years – proven stars...

What To Do: Chester County Restaurant Festival celebrates 40 years

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Chester County Restaurant Festival The Chester County Restaurant Festival (Gay Street and downtown area, West Chester, 610-436-9010, http://www.downtownwestchester.com/view_program.php?id=293) is celebrating 40 years of treating visitors to the borough with the opportunity to sample a wide variety of gourmet treats for almost 40 years. This year,...

On Stage: Jon Pousette-Dart comes to The Flash

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Jon Pousette-Dart Jon Pousette-Dart’s debut album in 1976 was “Pousette Dart Band.” Now, Pousette-Dart has 10 albums to his credit and more than a thousand shows on his musical resume. When Pousette-Dart goes on tour, it could be in one of three configurations – as a solo act, as an acoustic duo or with his talented band that features Malcom...

Mexican national charged with selling kilo of meth, half kilo of fentanyl-laced heroin

Jose Uriel Arreola-Ortiz Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced Thursday the arrest of  Jose Uriel Arreola–Ortiz for drug trafficking. The defendant reportedly supplied a confidential informant with a kilogram of crystal methamphetamine and a half kilogram of fentanyl-laced heroin. Arreola–Ortiz allegedly ran a drug operation out of Mexico and California, supplying drugs...

Fourth Annual LCH Run , Sept 21

KENNETT SQUARE — Anson B. Nixon Park will host LCH’s fourth annual community 5k, family walk, and kid’s dash on Saturday, September 21st. LCH is a local community health center that provides integrated health and human services for all regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. “This event reflects our mission as an agency that embraces and celebrates all,” said Director of Development...