Coatesville Christmas parade — bigger and better than ever — Dec. 2

Mummers and hundreds of other musicians are just a small part of the Coatesville Christmas parade, schedule for Dec. 2. COATESVILLE — Once again this year, Chester County’s largest hometown parade, down the historic Lincoln Highway, takes place on Dec. 2, 2017.  The Coatesville Christmas Parade, a holiday classic, begins at 10:00 a.m. starting at Strode Avenue and Lincoln Highway, and ends...

On Stage (Extra): A big concert weekend for your Saturday

By DENNY DYROFF, Staff Writer, The Times Seldom Scene No matter what your musical tastes are, there is probably a concert in the area March 4 that will be to your liking. The long lineup of acts performing in Delaware Valley ranges from the female rock trio Potty Mouth to the traditional bluegrass band Seldom Scene — from American reggae-rock group Tropidelic to singer-songwriter Marc Berger....

Unionville’s Grassie charts her own path with new EP

Vocalist, harpist comes home for release events in area By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Unionville’s Gillian Grassie debuts her new EP this week. Gillian Grassie likes to forge her own trails — as a person and as a musician. Grassie graduated from Unionville High a decade ago. Then, a few years later, she graduated cum laude from Bryn Mawr College with a degree in Comparative...

Uptown! launches songwriter contest

WEST CHESTER — Uptown! Entertainment Alliance iannounced it is hosting its third annual Singer Songwriter Competition in 2016. This is a chance for local songwriters to have their original work seen by high-profile music industry professionals. Songwriters can show off their talents for a chance to be selected as one of five top finalists and preform at our live show on April 13 at Sprout...

On Stage: Celtic music just in time for St. Patrick’s Day

The Chieftains come to Philadelphia to mark the holiday By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Chieftains come to Philadelphia this week — just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. The middle of March is when St. Patrick’s Day festivities fill the calendar every year. And, St. Patty’s Day activities in the area always include concerts by bands that perform Celtic music. The pattern...

On Stage: Pa. Ballet offers emotional journey

Also: McMurtry’s do father and son twin bill in Sellersville By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Some ballet fans prefer full-length productions while others prefer ballet shows that feature several individual pieces. If you’re in the camp that prefers a program line-up with variety, then you should definitely check out the Pennsylvania Ballet’s new show which is running from February...

On Stage: Nalani & Serina poised for the big time

Also, Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tops bill for local events By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Rising twin sister act Nalani & Sarina play the Fourth Annual Ladybug Music Festival this weekend. Over the years, I’ve seen many memorable concerts including the Who playing “Tommy” at Woodstock with the sun rising behind the stage and Jimi Hendrix almost blowing the roof...

Final ‘Sip and Savor with Serafins’ Dec. 3

The Serafin String Quartet KENNETT SQUARE — The Kennett Flash will present the final concert of the “Sip and Savor with the Serafins” Wednesday evening series on December 3 at 7:30 p.m. The highly acclaimed Serafin String Quartet will perform “Viennese Classical Roots,” a one-hour themed collage featuring Mozart Quartet in d minor with samples from Haydn and Beethoven. The...

Brandywine Valley Chorale performs Bach, Dec. 6

EAST MARLBOROUGH — In the spirit of the joyous season, the Brandywine Valley Chorale (BVC) warmly invites you to their holiday concert. This evening of beautiful music will be held on Saturday, Dec. 6 at St. Michael Lutheran Church in Unionville at 7:30 p.m. Accompanied by orchestra and organ, the choir’s centerpiece is the Bach “Magnificat”, a musical setting of the biblical canticle...

Holiday entertaining can be done without stress

A few steps can take the hassle out of hosting By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times The holiday season is in full swing!  Entertaining family and friends can be festive AND stress free if you do it the right way…   Although I looooove the idea of a printed, mailed invitation…let’s be honest, it ain’t happening.  The website “Paperless Post” (www.paperlesspost.com) has a ton...