On Stage: Venues reopen briefly, but…close again, due to COVID-19

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times COVID-19 has almost completely wiped out live music and theater performances. There were glimmers of hope for live shows recently. Some venues actually hosted indoor performances in late July but the era of indoor live shows 2020 has drawn to a close. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has announced statewide mitigation efforts as COVID-19 cases surge in...

On Stage: Blues ace Toby Walker to perform in Landsdowne, Friday

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Toby Walker When Mike Tyson was in his prime, he would pummel his ring opponent with a barrage of short, powerful and severely damaging hooks to the midsection – never stopping until he had battered him into submission (frequently via a knockout). COVID-19 has been brutalizing the area’s live entertainment scene with similar effectiveness. Live...