On Stage: Cirque Dream Holidaze at the Merriam

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Cirque Dream Holidaze “Cirque Dream Holidaze” is what you get if you pair the magic of a circus performance with the excitement of a holiday production. From 26-29, “Cirque Dream Holidaze” will visit the area for an eight-show run at the Merriam Theater as part of the Kimmel Center’s Broadway Philadelphia series (250 South Broad Street, Philadelphia,...

On Stage: Sax and Brown return to Philly roots

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Scot Sax and Suzie Brown Nashville may be home to Scot Sax and Suzie Brown, but the duo will always have its ties to the Philadelphia area. Philadelphia is Sax’s hometown, the place where Brown began her music career and the city where the couple met and first fell in love. On June 28, Sax and Brown return to this area for a show at Bourbon and Branch...

On Stage: No ‘Spin’ zone, Barron goes solo at The Flash

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Chris Barron Whenever the Spin Doctors come to the area, they draw a crowd – not surprising for a band that has been popular for almost three decades. One of the main cogs in the success of the band has been Chris Barron, who is the group’s guitarist and main songwriter. On January 27, Spin Doctors fans will have a rare opportunity to hear Barron perform...