Art Watch: Songbirds and cupcakes

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times For the last weekend in April, make sure to check out local galleries around town that will be taking down their April shows at the end of the week. This week I am highlighting the April show of Gallery 222 in Malvern, but there are also terrific shows now all over our area that are too numerable to list, that are all closing this weekend in preparation for First...

On Stage (Bonus): See Heather Maloney in a whole new light

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Heather Maloney Area music fans – get ready to see Heather Maloney in a whole new light. Maloney is a singer-songwriter-rocker from western Massachusetts who has released several critically-acclaimed albums – the most recent being “Making Me Break” in 2015. She has been recording and playing her music live since 2009 and has had numerous performances...

On Stage (Extra): Everything Turned To Color’s Chesco roots

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Everything Turned To Color “Everything Turned to Color” may sound like a phrase uttered by someone who took a hit of LSD while watching an old black-and-white movie. In reality, Everything Turned to Color is the name of a talented new trio featuring Kyle Weber (vocals, electric guitar), Bryan Weber (vocals, acoustic guitar) and Neha Jiwrajka (vocals,...

On Stage: Tough choices tonight for music lovers

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Sabaton Area fans of heavy metal music have a tough decision to face on April 20. If their preferred metal music is Swedish heavy metal, they have a really tough decision to face If they want to attend a live concert featuring one of Sweden’s top international bands, they face an excruciating choice – a choice between war-inspired metal or prog rock-influenced...

Art Watch: Art celebrates Earth Day

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times This Friday, April 21, The Oxford Arts Alliance celebrates Earth Day with an exhibition that is a delight to the senses, “Living Art”. The opening reception is from 5-8pm, and the show continues through May 12th. Also celebrating Earth Day this week is Street Road Artist’s Space, at 725 Street Road in Cochranville, with interesting discussions...

On Stage (Extra): Dave Davies, gets the kinks out, working solo

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Dave Davies The Kinks got their start in 1963 in the Muswell Hill section of North London. Recognized as one of the most important and influential rock acts of the 1960s and early 1970s, the Kinks closed up shop around 1996 and were inducted into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame in November 2005. Since the band’s demise almost two decades ago, lead guitarist...

On Stage: Mindy Rhodes transcends genres

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Mindy Rhodes Mindy Rhodes is a versatile performer whose music transcends genres. She has performed in nightclubs as a jazz vocalist with a backing band, at smaller venues with her solo cabaret act and frequently at area restaurants with a duo line-up. For years, Rhodes has been a regular attraction at General Warren Inne (Old Lancaster Highway, Malvern,...

Art Watch: Celebrating American masters

Editor’s Note: Our regular Art Watch columnist, Lele Galer, is getting a well deserved week off. Filling in is Vickie Manning, owner of Somerville Manning Gallery in Greenville, DE. By Vickie Manning, Special to the Times Angered Dandelions (Pissed Dandelions) by Jamie Wyeth, as seen at Somerville Manning Gallery. Somerville Manning Gallery is currently featuring two exhibitions at their...

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,...