On Stage: Karen Gross mixes humor and timeless cabaret

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Karen Gross Karen Gross is a talented singer and storyteller…a composer of heartfelt original music. She is also a throwback to a bygone era…a playful chanteuse who can perform sophisticated, sassy cabaret shows. She has performed at prestigious venues including Lincoln Center in New York City and the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Kimmel Center...

On Stage: Something ‘Better than Bacon’

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Better Than Bacon Vegetarians looking for a breakfast choice will tell you that anything is “Better Than Bacon.” Fans of comedy throughout the Delaware Valley will tell you that “Better Than Bacon” is a top-flight improvisational comedy act. For the last eight years, Better Than Bacon has been generating laughter at its shows and has become a local favorite...

On Stage: Bands with some serious ‘Stones’

Music and comedy options abound in the area this weekend By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Jesse Lundy Band: Mach 4 is just one of three Rolling Stones tribute bands playing at the Ardmore Music Hall, Saturday. There are a lot of tribute acts performing across America that attempt to recreate both the sound and appearance of the musical act they’re trying to imitate. More than 95 per...

On Stage: ‘Stomp’ away those holiday blues

Also, First State Ballet showcases The Nutcracker By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Stomp returns to the Delaware Valley, from December 26-30 for an eight-show run at the Merriam Theater in Philadelphia. The musical stage show “Stomp” has been playing to packed houses for more than 20 years and its popularity is showing no signs of waning. The energetic and highly-percussive show is coming...

The Flash relaunches with sold-out show, big fall slate

Refreshed venue opens Act II with music, comedy, better food and more By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Chris Bruni headlines Saturday night’s champagne celebration of the relaunch of the Flash, which kicks off this weekend. KENNETT SQUARE — It’s back and better than ever. The Flash reopens tonight with a sold-out performance by the Melton Brothers with special guest, John Lilley from the...

The Flash ready to open Act II in Sept.

The Kennett Square music venue, spun off as its own organization seeks broader audience When The Flash reopens in September, there will be a few changes, some returning the Kennett Square music and performance venue to its roots. By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times KENNETT SQUARE — When The Flash reopens in September, more will be changing than just the name, and some of those changes might seem like...