On Stage: Red Baraat brings Bhangra to America

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Red Baraat A lot of music musicians and bands claim to be unique but most fail to live up to that claim. Red Baraat, which is headlining a show on March 23 at the World Café Live (3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, 215-222-1400, www.worldcafelive.com), doesn’t claim to be unique – even though the band truly is.    Send article...

Art Watch: From discovery to sublime

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times The big art weekend event this week is 68th Annual Chadds Ford Art Show, held at Chadds Ford Elementary School this Friday, March 24 from 7-10pm and Saturday March 25 from 10am-4pm. The Friday opening is for adults only, and is always a very fun party with donated delicious appetizers served by students and staff on cleverly made palette trays.   ...

On Stage (Extra): The King and I returns to Philly

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times  The King and I “The King and I,” which is running from March 22-April 2 at the Academy of Music (Broad and Locust streets, Philadelphia, 215-731-3333, www.kimmelcenter.org) as part of the Kimmel Center’s “Broadway Philadelphia” series, is one of the all-time great American musicals. Based on Margaret Landon’s 1944 novel “Anna and the...

On Stage: After 50+ years, no stopping The Zombies

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times  The Zombies If a rock band is still alive more than 50 years after its first show, it almost definitely has shown the ability to come back from the dead. Zombies — undead beings created through the reanimation of human corpses – obviously know how to come back from the dead.    Send article as PDF    ...

Art Watch: Several points of view

  By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times “Reconstructed Materials” is an exciting all-steel sculpture show opening at the Oxford Arts Alliance this Friday March 17th, with a reception from 5-8pm. Curated by nationally renowned steel sculptor Stan Smokler, this show features selected sculptural works from 12 steel artists, including Dave Beck, Rob Sigafoos, Lele Galer, Lisa Fedon,...

On Stage (Extra): Get your Irish music fix for St. Patrick’s

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Caladh Nua With St. Patrick’s Day rapidly approaching, a great way to get into the spirit of the holiday that honors Ireland’s patron saint is to attend a concert of authentic Irish music. It doesn’t get much more authentic than Caladh Nua, a band from southern Ireland that will be performing on March 11 at West Chester University’s Emilie K. Asplundh...

On Stage: Delicate Steve is a man of many talents

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Delicate Steve The weekend’s music schedule will shift into high gear on Friday night but area fans can get ready to rock before the weekend arrives by attending the show by Delicate Steve on March 9 at Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia, http://undergroundarts.org). Delicate Steve is the stage name of musician Steve Marion, a multi-instrumentalist...

Art Watch: ‘Marching’ into a busy local art schedule

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times Three great shows are opening this Friday, March 10th, and it might be a difficult choice for art lovers! The 8th Annual Radley Run Art Show start this Friday night, from 6-10pm and continues Saturday from 10am-3pm at the beautiful Radley Run Country Club in West Chester. Church Street Gallery in West Chester opens a new solo show with phenomenal landscape painter...

Unionville hosts indoor percussion competition, March 11

The Mid Atlantic Percussion Society Competition comes to Unionville High School, March 11. Rock out to music, excitement and artistry as 22 of the finest indoor percussion ensembles from 3 states compete at the Mid Atlantic Percussion Society Competition at Unionville High School on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 3pm to 10pm. Performing groups will use a broad array of percussion instruments including...

On Stage (Bonus): Pippin still enchants

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times There are two productions coming to the area this week that both tell a story and have circus elements. The hit musical “Pippin” will open at the Playhouse on Rodney Square (10th and Market streets, Wilmington, Delaware, 302-888-0200, www. duponttheatre.com) on March 7 and run through March 12. Cirque du Soleil’s “TORUK – The First Flight”...