On Stage (Extra): A bit of Nashville comes to Kennett

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Peter Bradley Adams For years, Nashville has been home for a slew of talented singer-songwriters. And, for years, many of them have found a performance home at the Kennett Flash (102 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Square, 484-732-8295, http://www.kennettflash.org). One of them is Peter Bradley Adams. The Nashville-based singer-songwriter will visit the area on...

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,...

Art Watch: A full circle collaboration at Mala Gallerie

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times With so many exciting art openings this Friday April 7th, it will be hard to choose which reception to attend! Before the weekend starts up, you might want to go to The Brandywine River Museum of Art this Wednesday evening to attend Phillips Collection Curator Susan Frank’s discussion of the history of the art at The Philips Collection in Washington DC. This...

On Stage (Bonus): Chesco natives shine in Cabaret

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Kelsey Beckert graduated from Bishop Shanahan High and then headed to Montclair University in North Jersey in 2008. Ryan DeNardo graduated from Downingtown West High and then headed north to Ithaca College in 2006. Now, both of them are headed down to Philadelphia in April 2017 – with Berlin as their final destination….Berlin in 1931 when the Nazis were...

On Stage (Extra): Lawrence offers two shows in one

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times There once was a series of commercials for Certs mints that features this slogan — “It’s a breath mint…. it’s a candy mint…. It’s two, two, two mints in one!” A take-off on that slogan could be used for shows on April 1 at the Broadway Theater of Pitman (43 South Broadway, Pitman, New Jersey,www.thebroadwaytheatre.org, 856-384-8381) —...

On Stage: Wax Idols go high concept

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Wax Idols Wax Idols, one of four acts playing Fillmore Philadelphia (1100 Canal Street, Philadelphia, 215-309-0150, www.thefillmorephilly.com) is a band featuring Hether Fortune, Rachel Travers, Peter Lightning and Marisa Prietto. In reality, Wax Idols is Hether Fortune (a.k.a. Hether Fedewa). “I started the band in 2009,” said Fortune, during a phone...

Art Watch: From Clayworks to Monty Python, all in one week

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times The major art event of the week is happening this Saturday April 1st at the Wayne Art Center with an opening event for two major ceramic shows. The Wayne Art Center, located at 413 Maplewood Avenue in Wayne Pennsylvania, hosts “Ceramic Innovations” with 60+ ceramic artists selected by artist Chris Gustin, as well as “Essential Earth” which...

On Stage (Extra): A ‘Phishy’ connection between performers

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Natalie Cressman Over the next few days, two talented female artists who share an unusual link will be performing in Philadelphia. The link is the band Phish and the artists are Natalie Cressman and Holly Bowling. Cressman, who will be performing on March 25 at the Ardmore Music Hall (23 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, 610-649-8389, www.ardmoremusic.com),...

On Stage: Red Baraat brings Bhangra to America

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Red Baraat A lot of music musicians and bands claim to be unique but most fail to live up to that claim. Red Baraat, which is headlining a show on March 23 at the World Café Live (3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, 215-222-1400, www.worldcafelive.com), doesn’t claim to be unique – even though the band truly is.

Art Watch: From discovery to sublime

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times The big art weekend event this week is 68th Annual Chadds Ford Art Show, held at Chadds Ford Elementary School this Friday, March 24 from 7-10pm and Saturday March 25 from 10am-4pm. The Friday opening is for adults only, and is always a very fun party with donated delicious appetizers served by students and staff on cleverly made palette trays.