On Stage: France’s Niclo highlights Sunday night show at The Met

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Vincent Niclo As difficult as it may be for sports fans to accept, not everyone will be glued to television sets on the evening of February 3 watching the Super Bowl. Not everyone is a sports fan. There are some people who do not subscribe to the “Super Bowl über alles” line of thought.

On Stage: Colin Blunstone brings his legendary voice to Philly

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Colin Blunstone If you wanted someone to sing romantic love songs to your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone better than Colin Blunstone. Blunstone has one of the loveliest and most distinctive voices in popular music. His delivery is powerful and velvety at the same time – and has been for more than 50 years.

Mixed Media: An Off Site KSQ Pop Up!

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times I’m afraid I’ve held my column hostage while I waited to confirm some very exciting news! Pop Up Art KSQ  will be linking up with Delaware Art Museum and Chris White Gallery to present OFF SITE: A Pop Up Art KSQ Winter Exhibition. The timeline has been quite a whirlwind, with this opportunity opening up yesterday. Pop Up Art KSQ will be installing...

On Stage: Sarah Borges makes return to Philly

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Sarah Borges Last year, Point Entertainment brought Sarah Borges to Philadelphia for a show at MilkBoy Philadelphia as the opening act for the Bottle Rockets. The show by the Boston-based rocker was hit. She went over big-time with Bottle Rockets’ fans and made a strong impression on the show’s presenters. “The show by Sarah Borges at...

On Stage: Percy Jackson comes to Philly stage

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical Fans of Percy Jackson are elated with the new show that is coming to Philadelphia this week. “Percy Jackson & the Olympians,” often shortened to “Percy Jackson,” is a pentalogy of fantasy adventure novels written by American author Rick Riordan, and the first book series in the Camp Half-Blood...

Mixed Media: Beat the Winter blues with colorful florals

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times Flowers With Jewel and Butterfly, by Charles Jay The winter doldrums are upon us. Holidays are over, and now we hang out in limbo, preparing for snowstorm after snowstorm until Spring arrives. Or… you can head to Church Street Gallery for a solo exhibition of Charles Jay’s work in West Chester and get your fix of colorful florals and a flavor of warmth...

On Stage: ASH comes home to Delaware Valley

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times In world of mythology, a phoenix rises from the ashes. In the world of modern dance, it’s ash that has arisen – actually ASH. West Chester’s Braham Crane put together his highly-acclaimed dance company in Chester County more than 10 years ago and called it A.S.H. (which stands for “Artists.Simply.Human”).

On Stage: Philly still loves Bowie

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times David Bowie may be gone but he is far from forgotten – especially with events such as the “Philly Loves Bowie Week.” “Philly Loves Bowie Week” is an annual volunteer production of a family of fans of the Starman – music lovers who felt it was important to gather together as a city to celebrate the life and work of a truly one-of-a-kind...

Mixed Media: When the wall(paper) is the art work

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times The Main Line Arts Center unveiled their Professional Artist Members’ Exhibition last week. Stop by to celebrate at the reception this Friday, January 11th from 5:30 – 8pm. This exhibition will showcase a variety of media (sculpture, painting, photography, mixed media) from the programs’ 2019 cohort. Participating artists include: Frank de Pietro,...

On Stage: ‘Beautiful’ music on stage at Academy

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Sarah Bockel as Carole King in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. It’s very likely that you know these songs — “Some Kind of Wonderful,” “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?” “It’s Too Late,” “You’ve Got a Friend,” and “I Feel the Earth Move.” But you may not know what links these familiar songs together. All these classic...