On Stage: The Lil Smokies much more than a snack

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Lil Smokies If the act headlining a show at Boot and Saddle (1131 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, 215-639-4528, www.bootandsaddlephilly.com) on March 5 sounds more like a sausage links brand then a music band, there is a good reason. The band that will perform at the South Philadelphia venue is The Lil Smokies, a Montana-based bluegrass/Americana...

On Stage: Swan Lake opens Pa. Ballet Spring season

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Swan Lake There are many famous ballets but “Swan Lake” is on a plateau all its own – elevated above the rest and deservedly so. Anyone even slightly interested in ballet should take advantage if there is an opportunity to see one of the country’s top professional companies perform “Swan Lake.” And, just such an opportunity exists right here...