Art Watch: Stop, look and listen when it comes to Andrew Wyeth

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times As most of Chester County knows by now, July 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of artist Andrew Wyeth, which is being celebrated locally in an exceptional exhibit at The Brandywine River Museum of Art, “Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect.” The Brandywine River Museum of Art offers an opportunity to see over 100 works by Andrew Wyeth, created...

On Stage (Extra): Toronzo Cannon grew up surrounded by the blues

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Toronzo Cannon Some artists pursue a career in music because it’s in their DNA. For others, the path to making music can be traced to environmental sources. Toronzo Cannon, who will perform on July 24 at the World Café Live (3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, 215-222-1400, www.worldcafelive.com), is an American electric blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. His...

On Stage (Extra): Kozie beginning to make a name for himself

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Kozie Kozie can mean different things to different people. People familiar with the Slovak Republic know it as an area in the western Carpathian Mountains. Other people know Kozie as a clothing line that makes high-quality special needs children’s clothing. Music fans in the Philly area and Los Angeles know Kozie as a rock musician who is starting...

On Stage: DiBuono ‘Trumps’ the competition with dead-on impression

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Bob DiBuono as Donald J. Trump, Billionaire. Bob DiBuono never set out to be a stand-up comedian. But, life as a comic is where the New Jersey native’s career path has taken him. On July 20, the veteran comedian will make a rare area appearance when he headlines the Candlelight Comedy Club (2208 Millers Road, Arden, Delaware, 302- 475-2313, www.candlelighttheatredelaware.org) “For...

Art Watch: New solar art installation is out of this world

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times West Chester University has been steadily increasing the presence of art throughout its beautiful campus in West Chester Pennsylvania. The latest artistic space was created outside the entrance to WCU’s Mather Planetarium, located off of the intersection of Church Street and Rosedale Avenue. Clay artist Rhoda Kahler was commissioned to create “Constellation”,...

Kennett Library to host Solstice Fair July 22

KENNETT SQUARE – The Kennett Library hosts its solstice fair event on July 22 from 10 AM to 3 PM for children, teens and adults. Artists, craftpersons and other vendors will be set up throughout the building with items for sale. After a wonderful response from both vendors and the community, the library has brought its marketplace event to the summer season. Open to all members of the public,...

On Stage (Extra): Gilfillian returns to his roots

Devon Gilfillian By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times It’s not uncommon for musicians who have relocated to different cities to return to their hometowns to perform in concert for their welcoming fans. Such is the case with Devon Gilfillian. Gilfillian grew up in suburban Philadelphia – in Morton in Delaware County – and then got his degree from West Chester University. A few years ago,...

On Stage (Bonus): Pokey LaFarge, old-time with a new twist

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Pokey LaFarge Pokey LaFarge’s new album “Manic Revelations” was just released on May 19 on Rounder Records. On the following day, he started a tour in support of the album with a special album release show at St. Louis’ The Pageant. The tour makes a stop locally on July 14 at the World Café Live (3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, 215-222-1400, www.worldcafelive.com)

On Stage: Dinosaur Pile-Up finds identity as a band

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Dinosaur Pile-Up If you’re going to Chevelle’s show on July 13 The Fillmore Philadelphia (1100 Canal Street, Philadelphia, 215-309-0150, www.thefillmorephilly.com), you’d be wise to get there shortly after the doors open. Getting there early is not about getting a good place in front of the stage to watch – although that is another good reason –...

Art Watch: From wild African Dogs to Sound & Light journey in Wilmington

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times Summer is a great time to take respite from the heat, and enjoy viewing art in the cool, open settings of a gallery space or museum. There are plenty of excellent shows currently on view at our local museums, galleries and art centers, which are continuing throughout the Summer, and this weekend we have two special new exhibitions to start up your art weekend...