Music Spotlight: Chadds Ford’s Vanessa Collier keeps busy, ready to release new album

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Vanessa Collier The COVID-19 pandemic has hit everyone hard – in a variety of ways. For musicians, it has been devastating. Live shows are virtually unheard of. Going into a studio to make an album is hardly a viable option. It’s as if someone has pushed the “pause” button for most of the music industry. For Vanessa Collier, a resident of Chadds...

On Stage: With indoor performances a no-go, venues move outdoors

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  The Fractals Live entertainment continues to get battered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, there have been a few attempts by venues to present live entertainment. Three different forms of presentation have emerged – indoor, outdoor and outdoor in a drive-in environment. Indoor shows might be the most pleasing aesthetically, but they are also the...