On Stage: Philly legend Kweder finds way to keep performing, despite pandemic

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Kenn Kweder Many entertainers are “legends in their own minds” – an idiom that means “believing that they are of greater importance than is actually the case” or simply put…being delusional about their popularity. Kenn Kweder is not a “legend in his own mind” – but he is a “legend in his own city.” The veteran rocker has been...

On Stage: Temple’s Micah Graves launches music career at challenging time

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Micah Graves It’s always difficult for new artists to get their careers off the ground – even in normal times. Right now, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become increasingly difficult. It’s hard to deal with the recording of an album because of studio closures and musicians hampered by pandemic quarantines. It’s hard to introduce...

On Stage: Reed offers a welcome laugh with a show at Sellersville

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Earl David Reed If you view the COVID-19 pandemic as a tropical storm with gale force winds and live entertainment venues as boats, venues throughout Pennsylvania have been tightly secured to their docks while those in Philadelphia have been completely taken out of the water. Philly’s tight restrictions have made it impossible for any venue to stage...

On Stage: Ring in the new year with some good old funk via livestream

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Sellersville Theater (24 West Temple Avenue, Sellersville, 215-257-5808, www.st94.com) will be a bustle of activity on New Year’s Eve. The theater in Bucks County, which is one of the only venues in eastern Pennsylvania to still stage live concerts, will present three shows on December 31. The acts will be performing onstage but without live audiences....

On Stage: Sellersville keeps going with stream shows, featuring The Launch this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  This year, the Sellersville Theater (24 West Temple Avenue, Sellersville, 215-257-5808, www.st94.com) has gone through a saga that is like that of the “Black Knight.” The Black Knight is a fictional character who appears in a scene of the feature film, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” In case your memory of him is blurry – or if you’ve...

On Stage: Sellersville returns to live streaming-only concerts due to COVID

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Deb Callahan Up until about a week ago, the Sellersville Theater (24 West Temple Avenue, Sellersville, 215-257-5808, www.st94.com) was holding down the fort in the battle to keep indoor performances with live audiences featuring national acts on the local schedule The venue was able to present live music and comedy at 10% occupancy to live performances...

On Stage: Kasim Sulton’s music is familiar, even if his name isn’t

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Kasim Sulton You may not recognize Kasim Sulton by name, but you most certainly have been exposed to his musical efforts. Sulton, who will be performing at the Sellersville Theater (24 West Temple Avenue, Sellersville, 215-257-5808, www.st94.com) on December 12, has a list of names on his musical resume that looks like the “Who’s Who” of the world’s...

On Stage: With live shows dwindling, Greg Sover adapts to new realities

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  The Greg Sover Band Live music in the area is still alive (barely) – not quite dead (completely). Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 restrictions have made it hard for live venues to keep presenting music on stage. It is much worse in Philadelphia where the city’s additional restrictions have closed things down entirely. Sellersville is 37.5 miles from...

On Stage: Even as venues close again, Kendal Conrad keeps busy

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Kendal Conrad Philadelphia basically shuttered its doors to live entertainment again last week and the rest of the state doesn’t seem far behind. Some bars, restaurants and wineries have kept live music going but in a very small and low-key fashion. There are a few venues in Chester County that are hanging on — Cedar Hollow Inn Restaurant and...

On Stage: COVID spike means brief run of live shows coming to an end

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Pete Davidson The old saying, “If you snooze, you lose,” is valid for a wide variety of situations. If you don’t take advantage of watermelon and fresh-picked corn on the market shelves during the summer and early fall, don’t be disappointed when you look for it now and it’s long gone. The signs were there. Growing seasons only last so long....