Art Watch: First Friday and much, much more

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times First Friday this July 7th kicks off with brand new exhibits from Kennett Square Pennsylvania to Elkton Maryland, as well as artist demonstrations at local galleries. Blockbuster museum shows, including “Andrew Wyeth-In Retrospect” at the Brandywine River Museum of Art and “The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner” at The Delaware...

On Stage (Extra): A music battle of Philly vs. Pittsburgh

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Rosu Lup Pennsylvania’s two major cities – Philadelphia and Pittsburgh – will both be represented by hometown bands headlining venues. Two of the many acts playing Philly on July 1 are Pittsburgh’s Homeless Gospel Choir and Philadelphia’s Rosu Lup. Rosu Lup, which is headlining a show on June 1 at Boot and Saddle (1131 South Broad Street, Philadelphia,...

On Stage: CCR is ‘Revisited’ without Fogerty

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Creedence Clearwater Revisited Back in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Creedence Clearwater Revival was a huge band. The five musicians from the San Francisco Bay area were responsible for a huge number of hits, including classic rock standards such as “Proud Mary,” “Born on the Bayou,” “Have You Ever Seen the Rain?,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Who’ll...

Art Watch: Reflections throughout the Brandywine Valley

Editor’s Note: Our regular Art Watch Columnist, Lele Galer is taking a well-deserved week off. Filling in for her this week is Caroline Roosevelt, a Chester County resident and experienced arts writer. Lele will return next week. By Caroline Roosevelt, Special To The Times Laura Ducceschi’s ‘The Pier’ at the Wayne Art Center as part of Reflections Through The Lens The Chester...

On Stage (Extra): McQueen is a breath of fresh air

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Lily McQueen With so many new female rock artists arriving on the scene every month, it verges on being overwhelming for listeners. Making it even harder is the fact that so many of them sound the same – content to ride the current trend and not adverse to ripping off ideas, riffs or even full productions from their peers. Every once in a while, it becomes...

On Stage (Bonus): Marah finds you can go home again

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Marah There is an old saying that says you can never go home again. Don’t tell that to Dave Bielanko or his band Marah. Marah was formed in 1993 by singer/songwriter/guitarist Dave Bielanko from Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, bass guitarist Danny Metz and drummer Ronnie Vance in 1993. Singer/songwriter/guitarist and harmonica player Serge Bielanko, Dave’s older...

On Stage: Blues guitar aces, young and old, share stage

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Quinn Sullivan and Buddy Guy Guitar ace Quinn Sullivan is headlining a show on June 22 at the Sellersville Theater (24 West Temple Avenue, Sellersville, 215-257-5808, www.st94.com) and will be performing dates with blues legend Buddy Guy later this summer. Three weeks ago, Sullivan was sitting in class as a student at New Bedford High School in Massachusetts.

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.