On Stage: The circuses — sort of — are coming to town

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Volta There are two circus-style events coming to the area this week – but not the one-ring type with lions, tigers, elephants and clowns. One is a new age style and the other is a day-long rock tour that is more like a circus than a concert. From July 12-August 5, Cirque du Soleil will take up residence under the Grand Chapiteau (Big Top) which has...

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 (Extra): Joe Purdy rocks The Keswick tonight

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times  Joe Purdy is a singer-songwriter/folk musician who has been making top-shelf music since the turn of the century. Purdy’s music is powerful. His lyrics are poignant and his recorded output is prolific. Purdy released his first album “Joe Purdy” in 2001 and has recorded 14 albums over the last 16 years. His most recent full-length was “Who Will Be...