On Stage: Ethan Iverson Quartet

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Ethan Iverson Quartet For years, the Ars Nova Workshop has been presenting area jazz fans with musical gems in the form of live concerts by some of the top jazz artists in the world. On October 17, ANW will present a performance by the Ethan Iverson Quartet at the Caplan Center for Performing Arts (University of the Arts, 211 South Broad Street,...

On Stage: McKay offers perfect musical compliment to spring

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Nellie McKay When Nellie McKay performs on stage, her warm voice and engaging delivery seem to make beautiful musical flowers appear in the air. When people pay a visit to Longwood Gardens (Route 1, Kennett Square, 610-388-1000, www.longwoodgardens.org), there are beautiful flowers in the air and everywhere.

OnStage (Bonus): Keifer is coming home

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Tom Keifer Tom Keifer is going home again – again. Keifer is a local boy who rose to international fame as the lead vocalist of the glam-rock band Cinderella. He is a Philadelphia area native who relocated to southern New Jersey during the Cinderella days and then moved to Nashville around 20 years ago. More specifically, Keifer grew up in Delaware County...

On Stage: Maurice Hines ‘Tappin’ Thru Life’

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Maurice Hines It’s hard to imagine that any show playing Philadelphia this year could be more enjoyable than Maurice Hines’ “Tappin’ Thru Life,” which is running now through November 20 at the Penn’s Landing Playhouse (211 South Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, 855-448-7469 www.plplayhouse.com). Obviously, it’s show that features tap dancing. Hines...