On Stage: Aloud shows off its soul

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Aloud In the world of rock music, there are thousands and thousands of bands that are loud. But, there is only one band that is Aloud. On April 23, that band will be playing a show in the area. On Monday evening, Aloud will headline a show at The Rusty Nail (2580 Haverford Road, Ardmore, 610-649-6245, thenail1.com).

It doesn’t matter where your kid goes to college. Really.

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times It doesn’t matter where you go to college. There, I said it. Out loud. To a community of over-achievers (thanks to a FANTASTIC, highly ranked, competitive school district, for which I am grateful. Honestly.) I know what you’re thinking. This is not a sour grapes commentary, considering that I did not go to an Ivy League school (the footnote being that...

On Stage: Beyond ‘The Morning After’

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Maureen McGovern This weekend, two very talented and very different female artists are performing shows in the area – Maureen McGovern and Danielle Miraglia. Even though they represent different genres and different ages, both are crowd-pleasers with universal appeal. On April 21, the Rrazz Room (6426 Lower York Road, New Hope, 888-596-1027, www.TheRrazzRoom.com)...

On Stage: Travis thrives on ‘mistakes’

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Travis Chandler Chandler Travis is a veteran musician who has played in many bands and has many projects of his sown such as the Chandler Travis Philharmonic and the Chandler Travis Three-o. On April 21, Travis will visit the area for a show at Jamey’s House of Music (35 South Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, http://jameyshouseofmusic.com).

What To Do: Celebrating Earth Day

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Earth Day has been becoming more necessary every year. Now, because of the agenda of many politicians in Washington, D.C., efforts to protect the earth are crucial. Earth Day has been featuring celebrations all around the world for more than 40 years.

On Stage:

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Nellie McKay Fans of classic songs that are commonly referred to as standards are in for a treat this weekend with two very talented female vocalists performing songs from their recent albums devoted to standards – Nellie McKay and Paula Cole.

Mixed Media: The School exhibition edition

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times Summer vacation hasn’t started yet, but several art locations are hosting collections of student art from the 2017-2018 school year and you should make your way over to check them out. Here’s a listing of the local offerings, as well as a few other upcoming events. First off, because it’s happening TODAY, I should mention that the Delaware College...

W. Chester murder suspects in custody

Tyrell Jacobs (left) and Timothy Jacobs (right) were taken into custody Tuesday night in Philadelphia. The duo were wanted in connection to a murder in West Chester, April 10. Tyrell Jacobs and Timothy “TJ” Jacobs, brothers who were wanted for a homicide in the Star Social Club in West Chester on April 10, were captured last night in Philadelphia.

On Stage: Canadian band with Chester County connection makes Philadelphia debut tonight

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Common Deer If Common Deer, a Canadian indie rock band from Ontario, wanted to add a fitting cover song to its repertoire, it could choose a song that was an international hit long before any of the band members were born. That song would be Sister Sledge’s “We Are Family,” which topped the charts in 1979.

Chesco doubles open space acreage preserved in 2017

Portions of the former Strawbridge estate near the Maryland border were preserved as protected open space in Chester County last year. Photo courtesy: Chester County Department of Open Space Preservation . The Chester County Commissioners announced that an estimated 4,240 acres of open space were protected during 2017—more than double the amount preserved the previous year. “We are pleased...