On Stage: Lindsay Sterling does it all

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Lindsey Stirling Lindsey Stirling is a rock musician – and a lot more. She dances, blends genres of music, does her own choreography, plays violin and is the consummate entertainer. She also is a successful writer who has several books to her credit. Stirling released her eponymous debut album in 2012 and followed with “Shatter Me” in 2014...

On Stage: Doobie Decibel System Trio is back in Philly

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Doobie Decibel System Roger McNamee, a talented musician and tech entrepreneur from the San Francisco area, lived for a while in Delaware County and is a die-hard fan of the Philadelphia Phillies. Unfortunately for him – and for fans of his Bay Area band Doobie Decibel System – McNamee rarely gets to visit the area and enjoy a hoagie and the...

On Stage: Modern day minstrels take their art to the people

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times hackedepicciotto Europe in medieval times had minstrels. A minstrel was an entertainer. Originally describing any type of entertainer such as a musician, juggler, acrobat, singer or fool, the term later, from the 16th century, came to mean a specialist entertainer who sang songs and played musical instruments. From the 14th century until the present...

On Stage: Intense is how Ministry likes it

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times People may disagree about what kind of band Ministry is – industrial, metal, rock, goth. But they all have to agree that Ministry is one of the most intense bands they’ve ever heard – lyrically and sonically. Ministry has been making music that rattles your bones, challenges your brain and touches a need for rebellion for almost four decades...

On Stage: Navarro finds new voice as part of Threefer Madness

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Dan Navarro Dan Navarro became familiar to a lot of listeners not so much as a solo artist but more as one-half of the popular duo Lowen & Navarro. Lowen & Navarro was a songwriting team composed of David Eric Lowen and Dan Navarro, who met in Los Angeles, California, in the 1980s. They wrote the song “We Belong,” which became a major...

Mixed Media: A lot going on at the Wayne Art Center

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times There’s a lot going on at Wayne Arts Center this month. FIVE new exhibitions are on display. You should definitely pay a visit, and here’s why: First exhibition to greet you in the foyer, “Geometry In Color,” will offset the bleak grey winter days of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Warm up and take in the large, playful paintings, vibrating with color....

On Stage: Wild Child’s adventurous journey

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Wild Child Wild Child’s itinerary for the recording of its new album “Expectations” was more adventurous – and featured more mileage – than many band’s full tours. Area fans will get to hear the band’s new music live when Wild Child — Alexander Beggins, Kelsey Wilson, Sadie Wolfe, Matt Bradshaw, Tom Myers, Tyler Osmond, Cody Ackors...

On Stage: A little something for everyone this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Michelle Lewis There is a great variety of live music on tap in the area this weekend – a folk/country singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, rocking twin sisters from New Jersey, a young Australian singer-songwriter, a Pennsylvania-born song stylist whose repertoire covers more than a half-century, a guitarist-singer-songwriter from Kenya, a heavy...

On Stage: Americana is front and center this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Old Sea Brigade Over the next few days, there will feature be several shows bound to pique the interest of fans of Americana music — concerts by Old Sea Brigade, The Bumper Jacksons and The Dirty Grass Players. On November 29, The Foundry at Fillmore Philadelphia (1100 Canal Street, Philadelphia, 215-309-0150, www.thefillmorephilly.com) will...

Mixed Media: Celebrating our local holiday art traditions

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times Welcome back from wherever Thanksgiving took you for the last week. For me, I ventured to Charleston, South Carolina to visit family and enjoy the temperate weather, brightly colored colonial buildings, and the smell of salty sea air. It was a lovely respite, but I welcome the return to the Brandywine Valley and our beautiful holiday traditions. Perhaps...