On Stage: Shindell anything but ‘Careless’ at The Flash

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Richard Shindell Kennett Flash has built a reputation for being both a rock club and a listening room – one night it could be electric guitar whiz Jennifer Batten and the next night the folkie duo The Kennedys. The venue will be in “listening room” mode on November 17 when veteran singer-songwriter Richard Shindell headlines a show at Kennett Flash...

Art Watch: The Unionville Art Gala

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times You know the holidays are around the corner when the art and artisan shows start popping up on the weekends. Art is always the best gift, and there are so many places to buy that special hand-made work of art every weekend during the month of November! The Annual Unionville Art Gala at Unionville High School in Kennett Square is Friday November 17th 6pm –...

On Stage: We’re off to see the Wizard in Wilmington

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Wizard of Oz If you’re going to The Playhouse on Rodney Square (10th and Market streets, Wilmington, Delaware, 302-888-0200, www. duponttheatre.com) this week, you’ll probably find yourself singing these words – “We’re off to see the wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz”. The national tour of “Wizard of Oz” is being presented at theater...

On Stage (Bonus): Diane Coffee wakes up Philly

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Diane Coffee Having played Philadelphia numerous times in recent years, Indiana-based Diane Coffee is returning to Philly to headline a show at Boot and Saddle (1131 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, 215-639-4528, www.bootandsaddlephilly.com) on November 11. Names are not always what they seem – especially in the music world. Diane Coffee is not a female...

On Stage: Haley Reinhart covers a lot of ground

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Haley Reinhart When Haley Reinhart brings her “What’s That Sound? Tour” to the World Café Live (3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, 215-222-1400, www.worldcafelive.com) on November 10, she will treat her fans to live renditions of many of the songs from her latest album. On September 22, the talented singer/writer Haley Reinhart released “What’s...

Art Watch: The Magic of Metal

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times The 2nd Annual Magic of Metal Show is this weekend, November 10th from 6-9pm, and Saturday November 11th from 10am-5pm.  This exciting metal sculpture show features the work 9 local artists who work with metal to create their art, including: Rob Sigafoos, Dave Beck, Laurie Murray, Lele Galer, Hattie Weselyk, Jeff Bell, Ellen Durkan, Karen Delaney and Stan Smokler....

On Stage: Primitive Man just keeps on flowing

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Primitive Man If you’ve ever seen a slow lava flow in Hawaii – whether in person or on film – you have to be impressed. The lava flows down the side of the mountain – slowly, steadily and with nothing to deter it let alone halt it. It is a force of nature and, if you remain in its path, it will roll over you and destroy you.

On Stage (Spotlight): Mary Fahl brings special show to The Highway

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Mary Fahl When Mary Fahl performs in concert, there are three possible avenues she might travel. She could take the stage with her band. She could perform a solo show. Or, she could treat her fans to a live presentation of one of her special projects. On November 4, Fahl will return to the area for a show at Arden Gild Hall (The Highway, Arden, Delaware,...

On Stage: ‘Phantom’ is back in Philly

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Phantom of the Opera It was inevitable that “The Phantom of the Opera” would become the longest-running musical of all time — both on Broadway and London’s West End. It is the longest running show in Broadway history by a wide margin. Based on fan response and ticket sales, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s show is also one of Philadelphia’s...

Art Watch: First Friday openings for November

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times First Fridays every month are always a frenzied and fun art event throughout the county, but this First Friday is particularly packed with art as it kicks off the holiday gift giving season.  This Friday, start in Kennett Square with the First Friday Art Loop, November Art Loop in Kennett November 3 from 6-9pm. Most every store in Kennett Square will highlight...