Mixed Media: Weather proves a challenge to local art shows

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times I hope no one wound up trespassing on Scarlett Thicket Farm last Saturday because of my article! The show has been rescheduled for this Saturday, June 9, due to last weeks’ inclimate weather. We will see what happens THIS Saturday, as this spring has been a real nail-biter when it comes to the fruition of weather predictions. At any rate, check out...

On Stage: ‘Boeing, Boeing’ hits Candlelight stage

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Candlelight Theatre (2208 Millers Road, Arden, Delaware, 302- 475-2313, www.candlelighttheatredelaware.org) is always a great place to enjoy an evening of top-flight musical theater entertainment along with a tasty buffet dinner. Each year, the comfortable theater, which is located a few miles south of Concordville, has an annual schedule that...

On Stage: Thrash metal fans — tonight is your night

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Slayer Tonight, area fans of thrash metal music know that there is only one place they should be – the Santander Arena (700 Penn Street, Reading, www.santander-arena.com). Tonight, the arena in Berk County is hosting “Slayer’s Final World Tour — Leg 1, North America.” Joining Slayer is second-billed Anthrax, thus offering fans an opportunity...

On Stage: A weekend of special local shows

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Nels Cline There are some special shows taking place at area venues this weekend – one of rock’s most respected guitarists with a show offering love to Philly, a sensitive singer-songwriter from Chester County, a Grateful Dead/Phish tribute band with Dead After-Show Party, an experimental alternative pop band from Brooklyn with its own niche...

On Stage: A woman born to be — and perform — ‘Jazz’ comes to Longwood

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Jazzmela Horn There are times that a child’s birth name can influence the child’s destiny. If a child is named Jazzmeia Horn, it would make sense if that child became a jazz musician or a horn player. And, that’s what happened for Jazzmeia Horn, who is performing twice this weekend at the Wine & Jazz Festival at Longwood Gardens (Route...

Mixed Media: That magical time of year

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times It’s that magical time again. Time for the Kennett Square First Friday Expanded Art Walk. This rotations’ theme is Destination: Kennett Square. Kennett Square does not have your typical art venues. Square Pear, which is prominently located at State and Broad Street serves as the only real gallery in town. So what does an expanded art walk look like...

On Stage: Trashcan Sinatras at Sellersville tonight

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Trashcan Sinatras On May 27, the Sellersville Theater (24 West Temple Avenue, Sellersville, 215-257-5808, www.st94.com) is hosting a very special acoustic show by one of Scotland’s all-time favorite rock bands. The Trashcan Sinatras, who have been representing Scotland in the international rock scene for more than three decades, are visiting the...

On Stage: Lissie comfortable with her midwest roots

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Lissie Rock musicians from all over the country migrate to California on a regular basis. There is a natural attraction there that can’t be denied. If the young artists can afford it, they’ll stay there on the West Coast. Or, they might venture off to one of the country’s other hot spots for musicians such as Austin, Brooklyn or Nashville. If...

Mixed Media: A lot to look forward to in June

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times I hope everyone enjoyed the Chester County Open Studio Tour last weekend. It’s so fun to see artists and art appreciators alike come together in the more intimate studio setting; for artists to have the opportunity to showcase their process, and for art appreciators to take in the unique headspace and physical work space of their favorite local artists....

On Stage: Fuchs delivers the real thing

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Dana Fuchs It’s pretty obvious where Dana Fuchs is coming from musically. With a foundation in blues, rock and R&B and a voice soulful and powerful enough to command attention even in an overly-noisy rock club, Fuchs delivers the real thing. Fuchs released her first album “Lonely for a Lifetime” in 2003 and has been delivering soulful,...