On Stage: The Mavericks return to home away from home in Del.

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Mavericks There are a lot of acts performing around the area on April 6 that have been making music for a long time — acts such as the Mavericks, Candlebox, Dan Navarro, the Nick Moss Band and Cry Cry Cry. The Mavericks have roots all over, but the band has definitely found a “home away from home” in Delaware – especially the Grand...

On Stage (Extra): The Mavericks defy labels

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Mavericks Only a handful of American rock bands that have been able to rise to the top and then remain there indefinitely. The Mavericks, who will be performing on June10 at the Sugarhouse Casino (1001 North Delaware Avenue, Philadelphia, 877-477-3715, www.sugarhousecasino.com),www.thefillmorephilly.com), are one of those bands.

On Stage: WC’s Fitzgerald makes mark in Kinky Boots

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Ian Gallagher Fitzgerald The stars have lined up nicely for aspiring young actor/dancer Ian Gallagher Fitzgerald and produced a celestial role and a heavenly opportunity for him. Fitzgerald, a resident of Thornton and Bayard Rustin High graduate, got cast in the National Tour of “Kinky Boots” before he even graduated Marymount University in Manhattan...

On Stage: The Mavericks just keep on rockin’

Also: WCU grad makes good with The Stray Birds By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Mavericks bring their genre-crossing sound to the Delaware Valley this weekend. When an American rock band can survive for more than a quarter of a century, it has proven that it has learned how to build a fan base and learned how to make great music to keep that fan base happy and intact. The Mavericks,...

On Stage: Strong voices in spotlight locally this week

Break out of the winter blues with some hot local music By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Breaking Benjamin The weekend’s abundance of standout live music gets off to a good start on January 29 and continues the next day with five concerts featuring acts that have an emphasis on strong vocal performances — Breaking Benjamin, Nalani & Sarina, René Marie, Garland Jeffreys and...

On Stage: The Mavericks just keeping getting better

Also: Superstars headlining Made in America in Philly By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Mevericks have been together for more than 25 years and like a fine wine, get better with age. They perform this weekend in Reading. There are few American rock bands that have the staying power — or the consistency of excellence — of The Mavericks. The band came together in Miami just...

On Stage: thrill to ‘The Illusionists’

Also: Midge Ure, Above & Beyond, The Mavericks and more  By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times  The Illusionists — Witness the Impossible will have a six day run at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. There are magicians everywhere and magic shows pop up on entertainment calendars on a regular basis. But, it’s safe to say that they all pale in comparison to “The Illusionists...

On Stage: Jackie Evancho to record TV special at Longwood

Also, the Mavericks are back, Rivers Rockabilly Trio in Exton By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times With a voice beyond her years — she’s 14 — Jackie Evancho will be recording her third TV special for PBS at Longwood Gardens. Jackie Evancho, one of the brightest young stars in the music industry, is coming to this area for a pair of shows. She will be at the American Music Theatre...