On Stage: Cheadle brings new theme to show at Jamey’s House of Music

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Laura Cheadle Laura Cheadle is coming back with a new theme and a new bag of surprises this weekend. On May 27, Jamey’s House of Music (32 South Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, 215-477-9985, www.jameyshouseofmusic.com) is hosting a return engagement by Laura Cheadle. Whenever Cheadle plays the area, it seems that she has a special theme for that particular...

On Stage: FABBA brings the music of ABBA to Kewswick

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times FABBA What is one of the most popular palindromes in the world and is also a name of one of the best-selling bands in the history of popular music? ABBA, of course. ABBA is a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972 by Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni -Frid Lyngstad. The group’s name is an acronym of the first...

On Stage: Brickman brings ‘Gift of Christmas’ to Keswick

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Jim Brickman Jim Brickman’s music always has a warm, soothing quality. His current tour might just be his warmest, most familiar ever. It’s a holiday tour that includes both Christmas music and songs from his vast catalogue “The Gift of Christmas” is the name of Brickman’s current tour. Brickman will bring his “The Gift of Christmas” to...

On Stage: A Very Cheadle Christmas in Ardmore

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Laura Cheadle If you like Christmas music but are would like to hear something other than the same old traditional songs done the same old traditional way, there is a show for you tonight. If you want to enjoy the traditional songs and rock out at the same time, plan a trip to Ardmore. On December 20, The Living Room (35 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore,...

On Stage (Bonus): Diane Coffee wakes up Philly

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Diane Coffee Having played Philadelphia numerous times in recent years, Indiana-based Diane Coffee is returning to Philly to headline a show at Boot and Saddle (1131 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, 215-639-4528, www.bootandsaddlephilly.com) on November 11. Names are not always what they seem – especially in the music world. Diane Coffee is not a female vocalist...