On Stage: Emily Drinker brings diverse music stylings to Media

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Emily Drinker Emily Drinker is a singer/songwriter/guitarist who wears many musical hats. Her music blends elements of rock, folk, jazz, pop and R&B. Drinker has her own band that performs regularly at venues around the Delaware Valley — and she also performs as a guest artist with a variety of Philly bands. On May 23, she will bring...

On Stage: Michael Allman doesn’t drift too far from family roots

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Michael Allman There will be a lot happening on May 19 at the popular annual “Chestnut Hill Home + Garden Festival” (Germantown Avenue, Chestnut Hill, (Chestnut Hill Home + Garden Festival – Chestnut Hill). The event, which will run from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., was originally scheduled for May 4 but was postponed because of inclement weather. Actually,...

On Stage (Extra): Historic Germantown presents shows on history of US music

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Roy Book Binder There is a special attraction coming to Philadelphia this year that gets underway this weekend. Like the wedding saying, “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue,” this weekend’s event has all four. “Something new” is the series. Historic Germantown (historicgermantownpa.org) will present a series...

On Stage: Not just a forecast, RAIN comes to Miller

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times RAIN This week’s entertainment schedule is loaded with theatrical productions at venues in Philadelphia and all around the suburbs with shows at the Miller Theater, The Playhouse on Rodney Square, Candlelight Dinner Theater, People’s Light and the Annenberg Center This weekend, “RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles” returns to Philly by popular...

On Stage: Multi-faceted Rachael Sage brings her talents to The Flash

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Rachael Sage A pentagon has five sides and a hexagon has six sides. A heptagon has seven sides. An octagon has eight sides, and a nonagon has nine sides. How many sides does Rachael Sage have? The answer is – who knows? Sage, a talented singer/songwriter/instrumentalist released her most recent album “The Other Side” last year. On May 17,...

On Stage: Zoe Ko’s career coming on like a storm

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Zoe Ko Zoe Ko’s music career is like a storm brewing in the distance. You can feel it in the air. You know it’s coming. And you know that it’s going to be a major event. Ko grew up in New York and recently has relocated to Los Angeles. She has released one EP, “Baby Teeth,” along with a bunch of emotional alt-pop singles and is now on her...

On Stage: Unionville’s Litzenberg play key role in ‘Come From Away’

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Kristin Litzenberg Kristin Litzenberg is an acclaimed theater actress who grew up in Kennett Square and has performed all around theworld. A few years ago, she had the opportunity to perform close to home. “Sister Act” touched down at the DuPont Theatre (now known as The Playhouse on Rodney Square, Hotel DuPont, Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware,...

On Stage: Veteran performers to perform this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Walter Salas-Humara Three veteran musicians – each with more than 40-year careers in the New York music scene – will be performing in the area this weekend. Walter Salas-Humara will be performing a solo acoustic show on April 12 at Stone Garden Estate (4097 Wren Road, Thomasville, 717-870-9568) and then will be playing a concert with his band...

On Stage: Loggins-Hull to join NJ Symphony as Resident Artistic Partner

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Allison Loggins-Hull Allison Loggins-Hull will join the New Jersey Symphony on September 1 as its next Resident Artistic Partner. In this role, Loggins-Hull will partner with artistic leadership and add her unique perspective and experiences to the artistic planning process. In addition, her work “Can You See?,” originally written for the New...

On Stage: Living the nomad life, Joshua Radin finds new inspiration

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Joshua Radin Here is a familiar scenario. Someone gets restless and decides to sell or put in storage all belongings, throw some clothes and a toothbrush into a backpack and then head to Europe with no particular game plan or itinerary. It gets played out every year by high school grads who aren’t ready to start college yet or college students...