What To Do: Many area events honoring MLK jr this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. This is the weekend that America pays tribute to Civil Rights pioneer Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King Weekend will be celebrated on January 15 at the Eastern State Penitentiary (2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, 215-236-3300,www.easternstate.org) from 11 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Visitors will be able to commemorate Dr. Martin...

On Stage: ‘SMALL’ opens at People’s Light

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Robert Montano in SMALL “SMALL,” which opens this week at People’s Light (39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, www.peopleslight.org), is a one-man show that look at this man’s life from playground to paddock, from playhouse to publishing…to People’s Light. “SMALL” is written and performed by stage, film, and television star Robert Montano (“Cats” on...

Storm causes widespread power outages, closed roads

PECO’s outage map shows thousands of Chester County locations without power, following Tuesday’s storm. Tuesday’s storm caused flooding and widespread downed trees and utilities poles across Chester County. PECO reported Wednesday morning that more than 30,000 customers in Chester County were without power — and some locations may take days before power is restored. The high...

If SCOTUS follows the Constitution, Trump must be booted from the ballot

By Rich Heiland, Columnist, The TimesIf our current U.S. Supreme Court is a functioning court and not a corrupt political arm of whatever the Republican Party is today, there is only one possible ruling on the Colorado decision to keep Trump of 2024 ballots The language of both the Founders in granting states the authority over the managing of elections, and Congress and the states in 1868 when...

What To Do: ‘Three Kings Day’ at Kimmel

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Three Kings Day The list of holiday celebrations in November and December – a wide array of activities and special things to do – was enormous. Now it’s January and the list looks like it has been decimated by outside forces. Fortunately, the Kimmel Cultural Campus (Broad and Spruce streets, Philadelphia, 215-731-3333, www.kimmelculturalcampus.org)...

On Stage: Broadway touring shows debut locally

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations The first two national tours of Broadway shows visiting the area have touched down this week. Coincidentally, both “firsts” have titles that start with the first letter of the alphabet – “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations” in Philadelphia and “Annie” in...

Maxwell elected Commissioners’ chair; Roe sworn in

Chester County Commissioner Josh Maxwell was elected Chair of the Chester County Board of Commissioners during Tuesday morning’s Board of Commissioners organizational meeting. Commissioner Marian Moskowitz was elected Vice-Chair. Commissioner Maxwell said, “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity over the next few years to work alongside terrific county employees in the interest of improving the...

What To Do (New Year’s Eve Edition): Mushroom Drop, fireworks and more to ring in 2024

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Mushroom Drop The year 2023 is speeding toward its end – and it’s going out with a bang. This weekend features a wide array of New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day events. And there are many Christmas activities in their final or penultimate weekends. The primary focus this weekend will be on New Year’s Eve. New Year’s Eve is about partying...

What To Do: Catch these Christmas celebrations while they last

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Brandywine River Museum Christmas Day is now in the rear-view mirror but that doesn’t mean that holiday celebrations have drawn to a close for 2023. The Brandywine River Museum of Art Route 1, Chadds Ford 610-388-2700, www.brandywinemuseum.org) is celebrating the 51st anniversary of the Brandywine Railroad holiday train display now through January...

On Stage: Get ‘Slammed’ to ring in the new year

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Slambovian Circus of Dreams Music acts in all genres have special holiday shows and tours. Smooth jazz saxman Dave Koz is known for his seamless Christmas shows. Horror hip hop duo Twiztid shine through the darkness with their Halloween shows. Country acts go all out with Independence Day Weekend shows. Laura Cheadle, a rocker from New Jersey, slams...