On Stage: COVID starting to take toll on live performances again

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Slambovian Circus of Dreams The Mummers Parade is a great Philadelphia tradition which dates back more than a century, has its roots in South Philadelphia and is always held on January 1. There is another Mummers tradition in Philadelphia which dates back more than a decade, has its roots in South Philadelphia and is always held on December 30. Some...

On Stage: Slambovian knows how to celebrate

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Slambovian Circus of Dreams The Slambovian Circus of Dreams — songwriter Joziah Longo (vocals/guitar/harmonica), his wife multi-instrumentalist Tink Lloyd (accordion, cello, ukelele, theremin, melodica), guitarist/mandolin player Sharkey McEwen, Bob Torsello (bass) and Felipe Torres (drums,percussion) — usually has some sort of theme...

On Stage: Ann Wilson keeps on rockin’ with (or without) Heart

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Ann Wilson The heart, which is the muscle that keeps a body alive by pumping blood, consists of two ventricles. If one or the other shuts down, everything stops working and life usually screeches to a halt. Heart, a band from the Pacific Northwest that has been around for more than four decades, consists of two sisters – Ann and Nancy Wilson. Fortunately,...