Art Watch: Reflections throughout the Brandywine Valley

Editor’s Note: Our regular Art Watch Columnist, Lele Galer is taking a well-deserved week off. Filling in for her this week is Caroline Roosevelt, a Chester County resident and experienced arts writer. Lele will return next week. By Caroline Roosevelt, Special To The Times Laura Ducceschi’s ‘The Pier’ at the Wayne Art Center as part of Reflections Through The Lens The Chester...

On Stage (Extra): McQueen is a breath of fresh air

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Lily McQueen With so many new female rock artists arriving on the scene every month, it verges on being overwhelming for listeners. Making it even harder is the fact that so many of them sound the same – content to ride the current trend and not adverse to ripping off ideas, riffs or even full productions from their peers. Every once in a while, it becomes...

On Stage (Bonus): Marah finds you can go home again

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Marah There is an old saying that says you can never go home again. Don’t tell that to Dave Bielanko or his band Marah. Marah was formed in 1993 by singer/songwriter/guitarist Dave Bielanko from Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, bass guitarist Danny Metz and drummer Ronnie Vance in 1993. Singer/songwriter/guitarist and harmonica player Serge Bielanko, Dave’s...

On Stage: Blues guitar aces, young and old, share stage

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Quinn Sullivan and Buddy Guy Guitar ace Quinn Sullivan is headlining a show on June 22 at the Sellersville Theater (24 West Temple Avenue, Sellersville, 215-257-5808, and will be performing dates with blues legend Buddy Guy later this summer. Three weeks ago, Sullivan was sitting in class as a student at New Bedford High School in Massachusetts.

Art Watch: An exciting weekend of art

From steel sculpture in Chester Springs to Plein Air painting in Malvern, something for everyone By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times This weekend offers a fun opportunity to enjoy a beautiful Chester County weekend of art, from Lisa Fedon’s Open Studio sale, to Ivystone Studio in Downingtown and a Plein Air competition at Gallery 222 in Malvern. Metal sculptor Lisa Fedon will be opening up...

On Stage (Extra): Barone dives into the soul of 60’s Village artists

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Richard Barone New York City is – and always has been – one of the music capitols of the world. In the mid-to-late 1960s, folk music and rock music came together with some jazz influences on the side to take popular music to a whole new place. It was when folk-rock was born and when the DNA for country-rock was starting to come into existence.

On Stage: FOXTRAX comes back from the wilderness

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times FOXTRAX The band FOXTRAX has the rare distinction of sharing its name with a glowing hockey puck. FoxTrax was a glowing puck — an augmented reality system that was utilized by Fox Sports’ telecasts of the National Hockey League. It only lasted one season.

Art Watch: Jazz in the Vineyard

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times This Friday, The Oxford Arts Alliance celebrates “Jazz in the Vineyard” at their wonderful annual Garden Party fundraiser at Galer Estate Winery in Kennett Square and on Sunday The Clover Market has a full day explosion of the arts, food and refreshments from 10-5pm in Kennett Square. You have a great art weekend ahead, with “Jazz in the Vineyard”...

On Stage (Bonus): ‘Fun Home’ makes a home in Philly

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Fun Home It’s always exciting for local theater fans whenever a touring Broadway show comes to the area for the first time. It’s really exciting if the show is a recent winner of several Tony Awards. Excitement is definitely on tap this week when the hit musical “Fun Home” comes to the area.

On Stage (Extra): The Mavericks defy labels

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Mavericks Only a handful of American rock bands that have been able to rise to the top and then remain there indefinitely. The Mavericks, who will be performing on June10 at the Sugarhouse Casino (1001 North Delaware Avenue, Philadelphia, 877-477-3715,,, are one of those bands.