On Stage: Todd Snider has stories to tell, still

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Todd Snider In the 11th century, Occitania had troubadours. Starting in the mid-14th century, West Africa had griots. In the 20th and 21st centuries, America has Todd Snider. Troubadours, griots and Snider all are travelling performers who tell stories and make music. They move from town-to-town entertaining and enlightening listeners with their...

On Stage: Celebrating Holi with Red Baraat

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times In a few days, the main color will be green when St. Patrick’s Day arrives. Prior to that, there is an event tonight that features a huge array of colors – and music. On March 8, the World Café Live (3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, 215-222-1400, www.worldcafelive.com) will host “Festival of Colors,” which is Red Baraat’s annual Holi...

On Stage: Red Baraat brings Bhangra to America

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Red Baraat A lot of music musicians and bands claim to be unique but most fail to live up to that claim. Red Baraat, which is headlining a show on March 23 at the World Café Live (3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, 215-222-1400, www.worldcafelive.com), doesn’t claim to be unique – even though the band truly is.    Send article...

On Stage: In The Mood celebrates greatest generation

Also: Barnum & Bailey Circus gets more Xtreme By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times In The Mood has a pair of performances at The Playhouse on Rodney Square (formerly the DuPont Theatre) on Feb. 5, saluting the music of World War II. World War II lasted from 1939-1945 so, not surprisingly, many of the people who were adults back then have since passed away. According to statistics released...