On Stage (Spotlight): Ramirez brings tour to Boot and Saddle

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times David Ramirez Sometimes you have to go places, even when you’re not going anywhere — like David Ramirez. On October 15, Ramirez will bring his “We’re Not Going Anywhere Tour” to Boot and Saddle (1131 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, 215-639-4528, www.bootandsaddlephilly.com). The tour shares its name with Ramirez’ new album.   ...

OnStage (Bonus): Keifer is coming home

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Tom Keifer Tom Keifer is going home again – again. Keifer is a local boy who rose to international fame as the lead vocalist of the glam-rock band Cinderella. He is a Philadelphia area native who relocated to southern New Jersey during the Cinderella days and then moved to Nashville around 20 years ago. More specifically, Keifer grew up in Delaware County...

On Stage: Pa. Ballet opens with Sleeping Beauty

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Pennsylvania Ballet’s opening production of its 2017-2018 season is “The Sleeping Beauty,” which is a bit ironic considering that the company has been anything but sleeping in recent years under the guidance of Artistic Director Angel Corella. “The Sleeping Beauty” opens on October 12 and runs through October 22 at the Academy of Music (Broad...

Longwood FC to hold open house, Oct. 15

EAST MARLBOROUGH — Longwood Fire Company’s annual open house will allow residents to tour the fire company and meet EMS personnel and firefighters. “Longwood has rendered great service to our neighbors for more than 95 years,” said Chief A. J. McCarthy. “We invite everyone to join us for our open house and interact with our team.”    Send article as PDF   ...

On Stage (Spotlight): Andrew W.K. keeps the party going

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times It would seem natural if Andrew W.K. had a tattoo of Dionysius somewhere on his body. Dionysus was the Olympian god of wine, vegetation, pleasure, festivity, madness and wild frenzy. He was depicted as either an older, bearded god or an effeminate, long-haired youth. He was usually accompanied by a troop of Satyrs and Mainades (wild female devotees). ...

Art Watch: head to the MainLine this weekend

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times While all over Chester County there are wonderful gallery and museum art shows and events happening all week long, this weekend head north to the Wayne Art Center, The Main Line Art Center and Malvern’s Gallery 222 for a wide variety of visual treats and artist receptions.  On Saturday, take the opportunity to visit the experimental contemporary art exhibition...

On Stage: Cherry plays on Pa. roots

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Cherry There are three shows tonight in the area featuring bands from around the country and all three have Pennsylvania connections. The band with the most local connection is Cherry, which is headlining a show on October 7 at Boot and Saddle (1131 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, 215-639-4528, www.bootandsaddlephilly.com).    Send...

On Stage: KMFDM remains a pioneer of industrial rock

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times KMFDM When the dawn of industrial rock arrived more than three decades ago, KMFDM was there. The industrial scene has gone through many changes over the years. Many bands in the genre have risen, fallen and ceased to exist. Fortunately, KMFDM is not one of them. KMFDM is still here and is making music more powerful than ever. Sascha Konietzko and the members...

Art Watch: WC annual fall gallery walk & First Friday art stroll in Kennett

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times Fall First Friday Art shows are back, with the wonderful West Chester Gallery Walk and Kennett Square’s First Friday Art Stroll – both happening this Friday October 6th from 5-9pm. With exciting new gallery openings as well as pop up art spaces at various local businesses, these First Fridays are a terrific, fun way to spend an evening. Food, drinks...

On Stage: Time for some ‘Kinky Boots’

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times With the arrival of autumn’s cooler temperatures, many people are thinking that it’s time to put away sandals and opt for warmer footwear. Area fans of musical theater, meanwhile, know that it’s time for an entirely different type of footwear – that it’s time for “Kinky Boots.” “Kinky Boots” is a Broadway musical with music...