On Stage: Fab Faux focus on the sound of the Beatles

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Fab Faux Beatles fans will never be able to see the Beatles perform live — unless John and George somehow come back from the dead. But the band’s music lives on with a wide array of tribute acts performing songs from the foursome’s impressive catalogue. Some of these tribute acts put on stage shows in which they try to look and sound like...

On Stage: Carla Olson and Todd Wolfe bring history to the stage

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Carla Olson and Todd Wolfe When legendary singer/songwriter/rocker Carla Olson and iconic guitarist/songwriter Todd Wolfe come to perform at The Living Room (35 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, https://thelivingroomat35east.com) on May 16, they will bring a lot of music history with them. The two music veterans are touring in support of their new...

Mixed Media: Chester County Studio Tour

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times The studio of local artist Al Moretti. What does a “studio” mean to you? What does that word evoke? Do you imagine a messy den of creation filled with loose papers (something like Francis Bacon’s hoarder nightmare?), or,  spartan–save the paint splattered walls a la Jackson Pollock? Or maybe you envision neatly stacked paintings in an airy...

Commissioners join Westtown students to prep Meals on Wheels

Chester County Commissioners Terence Farrell and Kathi Cozzone (center, left and right) prepare meals with Westtown School 11th grade student Eli Aruz (left) and Mitch Bernstein (right), Work Program and Service Coordinator at Westtown School. WESTTOWN — Chester County Commissioners Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell joined middle school and high school students and staff at Westtown School to...

On Stage: Josh Ritter goes for a new sound

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Josh Ritter If you’re a fan of singer/songwriters who write great songs and have strong stage presence, you have quite a few good options this Tuesday and Wednesday with shows by Josh Ritter and Art d’Ecco on May 14 and concerts by Lissie and John Shakespear on May 15. Ritter, will headline a show at the Keswick Theatre (291 N. Keswick Avenue,...

Spare me the ‘outrage’ on Sims’ abortion comments

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times So there it was, the screaming email this morning from someone named Marian Casillas declaring “Bully Brian Sims must RESIGN!” Sims is a state legislator from Philly who got a little over the top when calling out anti-abortion protestors (they are decidedly not pro-life when they want to cut food stamps, slash health care, and fight against gun safety) they...

Inner Nature: Circulation — nutrients in, waste out

By Vidja Rajan, Columnist, The Times The purpose of circulation is to bring nutrients to cells and remove wastes. Circulation is important for all organisms, including plants, fungi and bacteria; it’s no good to a cell if materials cannot get in and out efficiently. In single-celled organisms, which live suspended in an aqueous environment, the medium performs this function.   ...

On Stage: Some options for Mothers’ Day

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Freddie Jackson If you’re thinking about taking mom out to a concert to celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday night, you have several choices ranging from smooth — Freddie Jackson — to rough — Disparager. If your mom likes romantic songs delivered by a classic R&B singer, Freddie Jackson should be your choice. If your mom has...

What To Do: A Willowdale weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Without question, the Brandywine Valley is known for being horse country. It has established its reputation as an area known for staging top-flight equestrian events. The 2019 equestrian season had its unofficial start last weekend with a big annual point-to-point event in Delaware – even if the horse racing events got shelved because of the weather...

On Stage: The Illusionists at Kimmel

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Illusionists – Live From Broadway It’s no illusion — “The Illusionists – Live From Broadway,” which is playing Philadelphia this weekend, is the world’s best-selling magic show. Kimmel Center Presents is bringing the internationally-acclaimed production to the Merriam Theater (250 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, www.kimmelcenter.org)...