On Stage: Updated Uptown! set to reopen, Friday night

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center It’s time for West Chester to start rocking again. Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, a chic, 300-plus seat music and entertainment venue located in the heart of West Chester (226 North High Street, West Chester, uptownwestchester.org) is ready to reopen its doors after a shutdown caused by the pandemic. The...

Uptown! adds air purification system to enhance safety

WEST CHESTER — Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center has completed the installation of an iWave Air Purification System in all areas of the historic theater in West Chester to create a healthier environment for returning patrons. “We are excited to welcome our patrons back when the theater re-opens later this year.  With the installation of the air purification system, we can assure them that...

Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center Receives $50K grant from Chesco Community Foundation and County

WEST CHESTER — The Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center announced that it has received a  $50,000 grant from the Chester County Community Foundation (CCCF) and Chester County Commissioners (CCC) to support the venue’s ongoing “Raise Up The Curtain” initiative. As part of CCCF’s and the CCC’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the funds will be used to reopen...

On Stage: Candlelight offers comedy as area’s first reopened indoor venue

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Julia Scotti COVID-19 has been messing with live entertainment schedules for a while now. For more than four months, live performances have been scarcer than factual statements coming from the nation’s top elected officials. It has only been the last few weeks that restaurants and other venues have been permitted to allow customers inside. One...

Uptown announces $150K grant from Longwood Foundation

Uptown! Entertainment Alliance, the non profit organization that manages operations for Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, is proud to receive a Longwood Foundation Grant for $150,000. Per Director Angela Scully, it is a great honor to receive such a generous award as well as the confidence of the Longwood Foundation. The grant will be used to pay down debt incurred in the transformation of...