On Stage: 50 years of rock stardom? Just say Yes

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times In recent years, Yes has been visiting America during the summer months to perform shows featuring a couple of the bands classic albums performed in their entirety. Founded in 1968 by Chris Squire and Jon Anderson, Grammy-award winning recording artists Yes have created some of the most important and influential music in rock history, such as iconic...

What To Do: It’s summer festival season

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Kimberton Fair It’s the middle of July and that means it’s time for outdoor festivals. Every summer, this area is a hotbed for festivals — blueberry festivals, peach festivals, county fairs, firemen’s festivals, state fairs and plain old country fairs. If you enjoy country fairs, you should check out the 90th Annual Kimberton Community Fair...

Mixed Media: No summer doldrums — lots to see in local arts scene

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times We may be in between First Friday’s but there’s plenty going on to  fill your schedule. Let’s see what’s upcoming. The Brandywine River Art Museum just unveiled their new exhibition: The Serious and The Smirk: Portraits from The Collection. This exhibition explores the genre of portraiture and its’ varied uses. The clever title of the exhibition...

On Stage: Want to go seriously retro? Check out Blackmore’s Night

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Blackmore’s NightFeatured, Blackmore’s Night, Many bands play music from the past – from 20, 30, 40, 50 or even 60 years ago. Blackmore’s Night plays music that has its roots in music from several centuries ago. On July 19, Blackmore’s Night will make a return visit to the area for a show at the Keswick Theater (291 N. Keswick...

Azalta, Eagles and Stroud celebrate area All-Pro teachers with day in White Clay

From left to right: Axalta All-Pro teachers Eric Turnbull, Brooks Twilley, Joe Dell’Arciprete, Heather Handler, Colleen Mooney, Robin McClean, the Stroud Center’s Dr. Steve Kerlin, Philadelphia Eagles Safety Chris Maragos, Dr. Javier Dominguez, Ross Cruz, Paul VanHouten, Anne Klein, and Michelle Fogel got hands on with macroinvertebrates in White Clay Creek. Axalta, a leading global supplier...

On Stage: Fitness tops surprising busy Tuesday night local show schedule

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Fitness July 17 is a Tuesday and Tuesdays is not usually the best day of the week for a selection of live music at area venues. Mid-week shows are a tough draw – especially Tuesday’s following a summer weekend. This year, July 17 is an exception. The area music calendar features shows by Fitness, an electro-pop duo from L.A. on July 17. There...

Super Six: The Annual Nordstrom sale

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Ladies, get your credit card ready! It’s time for the Super Bowl of Shopping : The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!!!!!!! This yearly event is eagerly anticipated because the discounts are dramatic AND new (never seen before) fall items are included! It is the PERFECT time to pick up a coveted item, stock up on basics, and (gasp) shop for Christmas presents!...

On Stage: Old and new acts hit area this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Russian Baths If you took five of the music acts playing in the area this weekend and sorted them like playing cards, you’d have a full house – three ‘new” and two “old.” The “new” acts are Russian Baths, a band that has yet to reach its third anniversary; Mapache, just released its debut album in October 2017; and Dos Santos, which...

If Socialism comes to the U.S., it will be brought on by Republicans

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times HAVANA, Cuba — While walking the streets of this alleged “workers paradise” it was a bit hard not to see the irony when into my email box popped this messaging winner: “PA GOP asks Democratic Congressional candidates whether they support Pelosi, Socialists, and/or Maxine Waters.” This genius move come from Pennsylvania GOP Chair Val DiGiorgio, who decided...

What To Do: Turk’s Head will again rock West Chester

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Turk’s Head Music Festival The Turk’s Head Music Festival in West Chester (Everhart Park, Bradford Avenue and Everhart Street, West Chester, 610-436-9010, http://www.turksheadfestival.com) just keeps rocking hard and rolling on —   year-after-year. The 36th Annual Turks Head Music Festival will be held on July 15 from noon-8...