On Stage: With indoor performances a no-go, venues move outdoors

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  The Fractals Live entertainment continues to get battered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, there have been a few attempts by venues to present live entertainment. Three different forms of presentation have emerged – indoor, outdoor and outdoor in a drive-in environment. Indoor shows might be the most pleasing aesthetically, but they are also...

On Stage: Celebrating 50 years of Nektar at The Flash

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Nektar Nektar means different things to different people. It could be a keyboard controller, a scientific research company from San Francisco, or a manufacturer of honey crystals. To some, Nektar could mean a fine dining restaurant in Mexico’s Yucatan region, a juice bar in Greece or a wine bar in New Hope, Pennsylvania. For music fans, Nektar...

On Stage: John Byrne comes ‘home’ to Philly

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor John Byrne Singer/songwriter John Byrne is a native of Dublin, Ireland who first worked in the United States when he was in college and then moved to this country more than 20 years ago. Now a resident of the Fishtown section of Philadelphia, Byrne will have a hometown show on November 1 at World Café Live (3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, 215-222-1400,...