Art Watch: Busy art calendar as summer ebbs

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times This week make sure to submit your artwork to the Oxford Art Alliance’s Juried Show by the close of Thursday August 24th. This is a wonderful national show that is juried this year by Brandywine River Museum of Art’s Executive Director, Tom Padon. Go to www.oxfordart.org for more information and an online application. There are great cash prizes and...

On Stage Spotlight: Croce returns to his Chester County roots

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times A.J. Croce There are quite a few recording acts that have their roots in Chester County. Nashville has three of them – Downingtown’s Liz Longley and Kate Klim (Downingtown High grads) and Chester Springs’ Anna Wilson (Villa Maria Academy). West Chester has Mindy Rhodes (Westtown School) and Laura Promiscuo (West Chester Henderson). Coatesville has...

On Stage: Dave Koz and Larry Graham Jr. are side by side

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Dave Koz and Larry Graham Jr. There are people who never seem to wear the same outfit twice. Dave Koz seems that way when it comes to touring his live shows. Koz’ tours come in many different formats and are presented at a wide variety of venues. In recent years, Koz has visited this area with an assortment of different shows and an array of guest performers...

On Stage (Premium Edition): Boggs smashes stereotypes

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Paula Boggs Paula Boggs, who will bring the Paula Boggs Band to the area on August 16 for a show at the World Café Live (3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, 215-222-1400, www.worldcafelive.com), is an artist who smashes stereotypes. Here are some of them. Bluegrass bands come from the South – Boggs and her band are based in Seattle, Washington. Bluegrass...

Art Watch: The place for what’s new – The Delaware Contemporary

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times This week’s Art Watch is all about an important center for the arts that most of you have never been to. The Delaware Contemporary, or DCCA, is a fascinating art center with ever-changing art installations that is located just 24 minutes from Longwood Gardens, and is free to the public and open every day except Monday. DCCA has a large parking lot, is easy...

On Stage (Bonus): Eagleview Summer Concerts keep on rockin’

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Trout Fishing in America The Eagleview Summer Concerts on the Square at Eagleview Town Center (Wharton Boulevard, Exton, www.ineagleview.com) have been an area summertime tradition for more than two decades – a free outdoor event where families gather on the lawn to hear live music under the stars. Every year, the series features a “Family Night”...

On Stage: Aztec Two-Step debuting 1st new album in more than a decade

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Aztec Two-Step Aztec Two-Step has been around for decades and has played the area numerous times over the years at a variety of venues – including Kennett Flash not long ago. So, the fact that the duo is returning to the area for a show on August 11 at the World Café Live (3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, 215-222-1400, www.worldcafelive.com) is no big...

On Stage: Terry goes it alone on new tour

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Jesse Terry The area music schedule thus week offers a variety of attractive options – including an intimate show by a talented modern American troubadour; and an over-the-top concert by an iconic heavy metal vocalist from England. Jesse Terry, a singer-songwriter performing with acoustic guitar and gentle voice, frequently tours with a female partner....

Art Watch: Late summer offers lots of cool arts options

By Caroline Roosevelt, Guest Columnist, The Times August tends to be one of the more languid months for art goers, however there’s plenty to see and do as the Chester County region transitions into its steady fall schedule. There have been plenty of positive shake ups including the address change of Karen D’Allairds’ Willowdale Art Academy to Union St in Kennett Square, as well as Mala Galleria...

On Stage (Bonus): Crowded Streets puts its own spin on DMB

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times For a musician, playing the same songs on stage over and over again for years can become boring – even for an established band with several top hits. Imagine what it’s like for members of long-time cover bands who have to play someone else’s songs over and over again. The rut becomes even deeper.    Send article as PDF   ...