Art Watch: ‘Marching’ into a busy local art schedule

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times Three great shows are opening this Friday, March 10th, and it might be a difficult choice for art lovers! The 8th Annual Radley Run Art Show start this Friday night, from 6-10pm and continues Saturday from 10am-3pm at the beautiful Radley Run Country Club in West Chester. Church Street Gallery in West Chester opens a new solo show with phenomenal landscape painter...

On Stage (Bonus): Pippin still enchants

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times There are two productions coming to the area this week that both tell a story and have circus elements. The hit musical “Pippin” will open at the Playhouse on Rodney Square (10th and Market streets, Wilmington, Delaware, 302-888-0200, www. duponttheatre.com) on March 7 and run through March 12. Cirque du Soleil’s “TORUK – The First Flight” will...

On Stage: Enjoy a ‘Steady Holiday’ in Philly

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Steady Holiday Fans of the band Clap Your Hands Say Yeah are in for a double treat this week. Actually, they’re in for a pair of double treats. The first double treat is that the band will be playing back-to-back nights at Johnny Brenda’s (1201 North Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, 215-739-9684, www.johnnybrendas.com) on March 2 and 3. The second double...

Art Watch: When myth is most becoming

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times March kicks off with first Friday art gallery openings all over Chester County, and my favorite pick is at Mala Galleria in Kennett Square where allegorical painter Rachel Romano has a solo show “True North” throughout March, with an opening artist reception this Friday March 3 from 6-9pm at the gallery at 206 East State Street in Kennett Square. The...

On Stage (Extra): A ‘Curious’ case of Broadway-style entertainment

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Theater fans from this area have been very fortunate this month – mainly because of the offerings from the Kimmel Center’s “Broadway Philadelphia” series at the Academy of Music (Broad and Locust streets, Philadelphia, 215-731-3333, www.kimmelcenter.org). Instead of being presented for the umpteenth...

On Stage: Riverdance dances through more than two decades

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times If it seems as if “Riverdance” has been around forever — it’s because it has been around forever. If you’re not of the age to drink legally in Pennsylvania or Delaware, then you weren’t even born yet when “Riverdance” made its stage debut in London Its popularity never seems to wane. Like the Energizer Bunny and Betty White, “Riverdance”...

Art Watch: New moon rising over Chester County

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times This week there are some very special art events that are opening in our area. From big art openings at two local museums to space-clearing- new-moon rituals in Cochranville, there are always interesting art activities in and around Chester County every week. A view of Chester County by photo contest winner Lee Schlingmann. Before we kick off the art week, congratulations...

On Stage (Extra): The Bodyguard comes to Philly

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Bodyguard It seems that almost everyone is familiar with the movie “The Bodyguard” and especially familiar with the music. “The Bodyguard” is a 1992 American romantic thriller film directed by Mick Jackson, written by Lawrence Kasdan, and starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston. Costner stars as a former Secret Service agent-turned-bodyguard...

On Stage: Saying goodbye to Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus’ final edition comes to Philadelphia. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Circus, which will present its “Out of This World” production from February 16-20 at the Wells Fargo Center (Broad Street below Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia, tickets are available exclusively through WellsFargoCenterPhilly.com)...

Art Watch: Beautiful Time Light photography

Also: A rousing fight for Fi By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times Two new shows at Chester County Art Association open to the public with artist receptions this Thursday, February 16 from 5-7pm: A non-juried, multi-medium art show all about color, “Color Obsession” as well as the much anticipated “Portraiture” fine photography show by the Time Light Art group. Further afield,...