On Stage: These Sheepdogs know how to make people happy

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Sheepdogs Canada’s most famous sheepdogs can be found in Saskatchewan – but don’t expect to find them herding flocks of sheep around the parkland biome just outside their home in Saskatoon. The Sheepdogs can be found at music clubs playing their style of country-influenced rock. They also showed up on the cover of Rolling Stone. On July 31,...

On Stage: Goss sings in praise of ‘Bears’

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Tom Goss Bears take notice. Tom Goss is coming to the area this weekend. On July 28, Rrazz Room (6426 Lower York Road, New Hope, 888-596-1027, www.TheRrazzRoom.com) will present “An Intimate Evening with Tom Goss in ‘Songs & Stories.’” Tom Goss loves bears. But, he’s not a naturalist focusing on 400-pound behemoths from the forests of North...

On Stage: Peter Cetera celebrates both Chicago and solo career

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Peter Cetera Casual music fans may not recognize the name Peter Cetera but it’s almost guaranteed that they’ve heard his music. Cetera, who will headline a show on July 26 at the Xcite Center at Parx Casino (2999 Street Road, Bensalem, 888-588-7279, https://parxcasino.com) 

Mixed Media: Local artists on display in Seattle, ‘Fusion’ comes to Del. Contemporary

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times I’m going to start off today’s article by bringing up an art event in Seattle. Why, you ask? Greenville gallery, Somerville Manning, will be posted up there for the Seattle Art Fair on August 2nd – 8th. I lived in Seattle for a few years, wrote art coverage there as well, and am heart-warmed to see the intersection of the Brandywine Valley and the...

On Stage: Madison Cunningham is more electric than she might seem

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Madison Cunningham Madison Cunningham is a 21-year-old singer-songwriter from Southern California. If you look at publicity photos of her, you’ll see a pleasant-looking artist with long blonde hair holding an acoustic guitar. So, you might be tempted to think – here’s another young, sensitive singer-songwriter ready to strum chords on her nylon-stringed...

On Stage: 50 years of rock stardom? Just say Yes

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times In recent years, Yes has been visiting America during the summer months to perform shows featuring a couple of the bands classic albums performed in their entirety. Founded in 1968 by Chris Squire and Jon Anderson, Grammy-award winning recording artists Yes have created some of the most important and influential music in rock history, such as iconic...

Mixed Media: No summer doldrums — lots to see in local arts scene

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times We may be in between First Friday’s but there’s plenty going on to  fill your schedule. Let’s see what’s upcoming. The Brandywine River Art Museum just unveiled their new exhibition: The Serious and The Smirk: Portraits from The Collection. This exhibition explores the genre of portraiture and its’ varied uses. The clever title of the exhibition...

On Stage: Want to go seriously retro? Check out Blackmore’s Night

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Blackmore’s NightFeatured, Blackmore’s Night, Many bands play music from the past – from 20, 30, 40, 50 or even 60 years ago. Blackmore’s Night plays music that has its roots in music from several centuries ago. On July 19, Blackmore’s Night will make a return visit to the area for a show at the Keswick Theater (291 N. Keswick Avenue,...

On Stage: Fitness tops surprising busy Tuesday night local show schedule

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Fitness July 17 is a Tuesday and Tuesdays is not usually the best day of the week for a selection of live music at area venues. Mid-week shows are a tough draw – especially Tuesday’s following a summer weekend. This year, July 17 is an exception. The area music calendar features shows by Fitness, an electro-pop duo from L.A. on July 17. There will...

On Stage: Old and new acts hit area this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Russian Baths If you took five of the music acts playing in the area this weekend and sorted them like playing cards, you’d have a full house – three ‘new” and two “old.” The “new” acts are Russian Baths, a band that has yet to reach its third anniversary; Mapache, just released its debut album in October 2017; and Dos Santos, which was...