Art Watch: An exciting weekend of art

From steel sculpture in Chester Springs to Plein Air painting in Malvern, something for everyone By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times This weekend offers a fun opportunity to enjoy a beautiful Chester County weekend of art, from Lisa Fedon’s Open Studio sale, to Ivystone Studio in Downingtown and a Plein Air competition at Gallery 222 in Malvern. Metal sculptor Lisa Fedon will be opening up her...

On Stage (Extra): Barone dives into the soul of 60’s Village artists

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Richard Barone New York City is – and always has been – one of the music capitols of the world. In the mid-to-late 1960s, folk music and rock music came together with some jazz influences on the side to take popular music to a whole new place. It was when folk-rock was born and when the DNA for country-rock was starting to come into existence.

On Stage: FOXTRAX comes back from the wilderness

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times FOXTRAX The band FOXTRAX has the rare distinction of sharing its name with a glowing hockey puck. FoxTrax was a glowing puck — an augmented reality system that was utilized by Fox Sports’ telecasts of the National Hockey League. It only lasted one season.

Art Watch: Jazz in the Vineyard

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times This Friday, The Oxford Arts Alliance celebrates “Jazz in the Vineyard” at their wonderful annual Garden Party fundraiser at Galer Estate Winery in Kennett Square and on Sunday The Clover Market has a full day explosion of the arts, food and refreshments from 10-5pm in Kennett Square. You have a great art weekend ahead, with “Jazz in the Vineyard”...

On Stage (Bonus): ‘Fun Home’ makes a home in Philly

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Fun Home It’s always exciting for local theater fans whenever a touring Broadway show comes to the area for the first time. It’s really exciting if the show is a recent winner of several Tony Awards. Excitement is definitely on tap this week when the hit musical “Fun Home” comes to the area.

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,,, are one of those bands.

On Stage: Garlands Jeffreys’ love letter to NYC

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Garland Jeffreys Garland Jeffreys, who has been making interesting music for close to five decades, has just released his 15th studio – “14 Steps to Harlem.” “This is one of the best records I’ve ever made,” said Jeffreys, during a phone interview Monday afternoon from his home in New York City.” On June 8, Jeffreys, who has played the area countless...

Art Watch: an ‘Insatiable eye’ for art

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times This weekend, “The Insatiable Eye” opens at Church Street Gallery and also check out “Operation” which is on view through July 28th at the Art Trust at the Meridian Bank. The first ever Montgomery County Studio tour is also this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, and next week David Katz opens in Coatesville and Galer Estate Winery hosts the big...

On Stage (Bonus): Get your mid-week music jam on

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Selwyn Birchwood Frequently, mid-week can be a slow time for live music. Such is not the case this week at the World Café Live (3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, 215-222-1400, which has a high-powered blues act on Tuesday evening and a top-flight blues/rockabilly show on Wednesday. A few weeks ago, Selwyn Birchwood released his new album...

On Stage (Extra): Cold Roses evolve into Philly powerhouse

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Cold Roses Warm weather has arrived in the area this weekend – and so has Cold Roses. Cold Roses is a Philadelphia-based band that will be performing a hometown show at the Summer Kickoff Music Fest on June 3. The show is in support of the band’s upcoming CD, “Escape to Anywhere,” which will be released on July 21 on Recorded Records. The one-day festival...