On Stage: Shadows of Knight moves beyond Gloria

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Shadows of Knight are one of those bands that most people know. They may not recognize the band’s name but they’re very familiar with the band’s greatest hit. In 1966, the Chicago-based quintet formed by Jimy Sohns and friends had a Top 10 with their version of “Gloria,” a song originally recorded by the U.K. band Them. Sohns has kept the Shadows...

Art Watch: Reflections and hanging out this weekend with art and wine

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times After last weekend’s whirlwind art adventure on The Chester County Studio Tour, this week offers some calmer, interesting, compelling discussions about creating and selling art here in Chester County. After looking at so much art all weekend, now is a great week to reflect on it all. Share in captivating art discussions Wednesday and Thursday, and enjoy...

On Stage (Bonus): Ottmar Liebert is as international as it gets

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Ottmar Liebert A project by Ottmar Liebert can be as international as a United Nations committee meeting. Liebert, who will be performing with his band Luna Negra on May 24 at the Sellersville Theater (24 West Temple Avenue, Sellersville, 215-257-5808, www.st94.com), has been multi-national since he was born. The talented musician grew up in Köln, Germany...

On Stage (Bonus): Anders Osborne is on a writing spree

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Anders Osborne On May 20, downtown Wilmington will welcome the inaugural staging of David Bromberg’s Big Noise Festival at Tubman Garrett Park (815 Justison Street, Wilmington, http://www.bignoisefestival.com). The festival’s all-star line-up will feature David Bromberg Big Band, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Dr. John, Anders Osborne, Larry Campbell &...

On Stage: Jarre finally comes to North America

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Jean-Michel Jarre Jean-Michel Jarre is a legend in the world of electronic music. Ever since his debut album, the French composer/performer has been pushing the boundaries of music – and of attracting live audiences. In 1990, Jarre attracted an audience of 2.5 million in front of La Défense skyline, Paris in a show commemoration celebration of the...

Art Watch: The most important art weekend of the year

The Chester County Studio Tour is this weekend By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times The hugely anticipated art event of the year is here, The Chester County Studio Tour, is this weekend Saturday and Sunday. This year an astonishing 179 artists are showing and selling their artwork in 72 art studio locations throughout Chester County Saturday May 20th 10am-6pm, and finishing up the next day Sunday...

On stage (Bonus): Pau Kelly sings about…death

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Paul Kelly and Charlie Owen Over the years, there have been a variety of songs devoted to death including tunes that were hits for Johnny Cash (“Cowboy’s Lament – Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie”) and Hank Williams (“Six More Miles (To the Graveyard).” Last year, Australia’s legendary singer/songwriter/rocker Paul Kelly released a whole album...

On Stage (Extra): The Unlikely Candidates dodge rain in Camden

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Unlikely Candidates May 14 is the day to get in family mode – the day to celebrate Mother’s Day. May 13, on the other hand, is a day to get in music mode — a day to enjoy live music…a day with plenty of good options for listening pleasure. Whether you’re a fan of Southern Rock or the music of David Bowie — whether you’re a fan of...

On Stage: Seth Walker rocks his roots

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Seth Walker Seth Walker’s show on May 11 at MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, 215- 925-6455, www.milkboyphilly.com) may have a large city downtown location but the vibe inside the venue will be country – with a healthy dose of the blues. Over the past 10 years, Seth Walker has become recognized as one of the most revered modern roots...

Art Watch: be inspired, check out your local art association

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times With the flurry of First Friday art openings behind us and The Chester County Studio Tour just over a week away, many artists you know are in a creative panic as they get art ready for the studio tour and organize works for throughout the Summer months. Some artists are using the Studio Tour as an opportunity to create works “outside the box” of their...