On Stage: Dukes of Destiny ready to rock Jamey’s

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Dukes of Destiny The Dukes of Destiny are headlining a show at Jamey’s House of Music (32 South Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, 215-477-9985, www.jameyshouseofmusic.com) and it’s a match made in blues heaven. Jamey’s has become the area’s top showcase for regional and national blues acts – a destination for blues band’s tour schedule and a Mecca...

On Stage: Candlelight celebrates the best of its performances

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Candlelight Theater (2208 Millers Road, Arden, Delaware, 302- 475-2313, www.candlelighttheatredelaware.org) is presenting its brand-new mainstage production – “The Best of the Candlelight Theatre” – now through October 31. The original production is just what its name implies – a series of arranged and choreographed numbers that were...

On Stage: Birdtalker kicks off busy area music weekend at MilkBoy Philly

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Birdtalker This weekend, live music gets off to an early start with a twin-bill at MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, 215- 925-6455, www.milkboyphilly.com). The show on October 7 will feature Birdtalker as the headlined with Bre Kennedy as the opening act. Fronted by husband-and-wife Zack and Dani Green, Birdtalker have cultivated...

On Stage: Garrison Keillor comes to Sellersville

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Garrison Keillor Garrison Keillor will bring years of experience to the stage at the Sellersville Theater (24 West Temple Avenue, Sellersville, 215-257-5808, www.st94.com) on October 2 – experience as a storyteller, a poet, a narrator, a broadcast veteran and an amiable all-around entertainer. On July 6, 1974, Garrison Keillor hosted the first broadcast...

On Stage: Katie Henry headlines at Jamey’s House of Music

By Denny Dyroff,  Entertainment Editor, The Times  Katie Henry Katie Henry, who will headline a show on September 24 at Jamey’s House of Music (32 South Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, 215-477-9985, www.jameyshouseofmusic.com), is one of the bright new prospects in America’s flourishing blues scene. Her band features Antar Goodwin on bass, Jem Seidel on drums and Eric Santana on guitar. She is a...

On Stage: Koz & Friends bringing the horns to Rivers Casino

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Summer Horns A few months ago, Dave Koz & Friends returned to the concert trail with the “Summer Horns 2021 Tour.” The tour will visit the Delaware Valley this weekend with a show on September 17 at Rivers Casino (1001 North Delaware Avenue, Philadelphia, www.riverscasino.com). On the “Summer Horns 2021 Tour,” Koz has been joined by a trio...

On Stage: Updated Uptown! set to reopen, Friday night

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center It’s time for West Chester to start rocking again. Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, a chic, 300-plus seat music and entertainment venue located in the heart of West Chester (226 North High Street, West Chester, uptownwestchester.org) is ready to reopen its doors after a shutdown caused by the pandemic. The...

On Stage: The Living Room is back, bigger but just as comfy as ever

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Laura Mann When The Living Room at 35 East (35 East Ardmore Avenue, Ardmore, thelivingroomat35east.com) reopens on September 4, it will be a special event – for several reasons. When singer/songwriter Laura Mann opened The Living Room at 35 East a few years ago in Ardmore, the venue quickly established itself as one of the premier BYOB listening rooms...

On Stage: Dan May covers long road to return to Sellersville stage

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Dan May Back in the beginning of May, Dan May experienced a situation of “being close yet so far away.” When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, some people virtually became hermits. Singer/songwriter Dan May literally became a hermit. “I stopped going out for any reason,” said May, during a phone interview from his home in Drexel Hill in May. “I was...

On Stage: Rockabilly legend Linda Gail Lewis to light up Flash rooftop show

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Linda Gail Lewis The spotlight will be on rockabilly and honky-tonk music this weekend in Kennett Square. Kennett Flash (102 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Square, 484-732-8295, http://www.kennettflash.org) has two events scheduled this weekend as part of its Rooftop Series – Sin City Band on August 21 and Linda Gail Lewis on August 22. If Jerry Lee Lewis...