On Stage (Extra): Terry, Trivium top busy local music schedule

Jesse Terry tops a lengthy list of live music acts hitting the stage locally Saturday night.
Heavier than usual performance schedule tabbed for this weekend By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Jesse Terry tops a lengthy list of live music acts hitting the stage locally Saturday night. There is a pretty heavy live music schedule for this area for May 21 and it ranges from light to heavy. Jesse Terry is the lightest — and earliest — while Trivium is the heaviest —...

On Stage: The Atomic Bitchwax rocks it old school

The Atomic Bitchwax brings their old-school, driving rock sound to Kung Fu Necktie, Friday.
Everybody Panic! among hard rocking acts hitting the area this weekend By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Atomic Bitchwax brings their old-school, driving rock sound to Kung Fu Necktie, Friday. The Atomic Bitchwax is a band without any pretensions. The hard-rocking trio doesn’t use any gimmicks, never subscribes to the flavor-of-the-month and refuses to give less than its best —...

Art Watch: A Chester County Tour de Force!

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The Chester County Studio Tour is here! By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times No art show this year matches the excitement and breadth of this year’s Chester County Studio Tour this weekend May 21 and May 22. With 127 artists showing and selling their work at 53 art studios spread across Chester County, this is the largest Studio Tour to date. The Studio Tour offers a thrilling opportunity...

Chester County Studio tour, May 21 & 22

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Brandywine Artisan Wine Trail to offer discounts and showcases The wineries of the Brandywine Artisan Wine Trail celebrate the artists of Chester County throughout the month of May. In conjunction with the popular Chester County Studio Tour, May 21 and May 22, 11 of the 13 wineries of The Brandywine Artisan Wine Trail will offer wine specials, showcase artists in their tasting rooms or donate wine...

On Stage (Extra): Whitechapel hits road to promote new album

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Veteran rockers The Zombies rise again By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Whitechapel Whitechapel has a new album ready to be released this summer and has plans for a massive tour to accompany the release of the disc, which is titled “Mark of the Blade.” But, that doesn’t mean the metal band from Knoxville, Tennessee is sitting home waiting. Instead, Whitechapel — Phil Bozeman...

On Stage: A program of ‘firsts’ at Pa. Ballet

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Also: Elvis is back in the building By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times  Pennsylvania Ballet and Artistic Director Angel Corella will take audiences on a classical yet modern journey with works by three choreographers in “A Program of Firsts.” The show, which is running through May 15 at The Academy of Music Academy of Music (Broad and Locust streets, Philadelphia, 215- 551-7000, http://www.paballet.org),...

Art Watch: Busy at Chester County Art Association

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Multiple shows and exhibitions this month at CCAA By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times A lot is going on at The Chester County Art Association this weekend, and throughout the month of May. The Art Association is located at 100 North Bradford Avenue in West Chester, and has exhibition galleries on site as well as in neighboring locations and offers art classes and instruction throughout the year. Joshua...

On Stage (Extra): Cirque du Soleil crawls into area

Cirque du Soleil’s OVO comes to Philadelphia this week.
Also: Jersey Boys come to Playhouse on Rodney Square By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Cirque du Soleil’s OVO comes to Philadelphia this week. The entertainment calendar is looking good for next week with two blockbuster shows heading to the area for multi-day runs — Cirque du Soleil and “The Jersey Boys.” Many traditional circuses have relied on their animals as major draws....

On Stage: Sticky Fingers brings the swagger

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Emerging acts in Delaware Valley spotlight this week By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times  Sticky Fingers There used to be just two main meanings for “sticky fingers.” There was the literal translation and there was the slang meaning. Someone with sticky fingers was prone to stealing on a regular basis — especially shoplifting. In 1971, another meaning for the phrase entered the...

Art Watch: Gallery Walk in West Chester

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Entire borough turns into an art party for one thrilling night By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times This Friday is “Gallery Walk” in downtown West Chester, which is “First Friday” on a huge celebratory scale. Every “First Friday” of the month galleries and local businesses have special art openings in Kennett Square, West Chester and Phoenixville, but only twice...