Entertainment

FUN GRAB BAG: Weekend events include SangriaFest, Tomato Fest, Jerk Fest, Bachata and a Butterfly Celebration |Aug 25, 2016

Summer treats SteelStacks: The first SangriaFest takes place 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 27 at 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. Sample 10 different sangrias, all made with wines imported by South Italy Imports.

West Rockhill fourth-grader chops the competition on ‘Chopped Junior’ |Aug 3, 2016

Just days away from her 10th birthday, West Rockhill resident Lucy Chelton is the latest winner of “Chopped Junior.”

MUSIKFEST 2016: A look at what’s planned this year. North Penn grad amongst performers |Jul 28, 2016

One of America’s largest free music festivals, Musikfest features more than 550 performances on 15 stages over 10 days.

‘Star Trek’: 50 and ‘Beyond’ |Jul 22, 2016

In September 1966, NBC unenthusiastically began broadcasting a “too-cerebral” science fiction series created by former LAPD speechwriter Gene Roddenberry and championed by, among few others, producer Lucille Ball.

GUIDE: How does ‘Pokemon Go’ work? |Jul 15, 2016

At this point you’ve probably heard of “Pokémon Go,” but you might not be sure how it works. If you’re interested in playing the game that’s sweeping the nation but need some insight, check out the helpful guide below.

LIVE BLOG: Chester County Hot Air Balloon begins today |Jun 24, 2016

For many in Chester County and the tri-state area, June means hot air but not so much in terms of temperature nor misleading messages.

LIVE BLOG: Wizard World Comic Con in Philly this weekend |Jun 3, 2016

Wizard World Comic Con is in Philly this weekend and a star-studded cast has come along for the ride, including Marvel stars like Captain America actor Chris Evans.

Villanova University Art Gallery hosts solo exhibit of Delco’s George H. Rothacker |Jun 1, 2016

Delaware County artist George H. Rothacker has dedicated a quarter-century to historic Pennsylvania movie theaters; the street life of Havana, Cuba; and beloved films and their scores.

Phoenixville’s Siobhan Bedford pursuing creative passion |May 18, 2016

You know you’re almost there when you see the funeral homes and St. Ann Catholic Church in Phoenixville.

Center City Jazz Festival features six hours of live music April 30 |Apr 29, 2016

International Jazz Day is April 30, so it’s fitting that musicians with various jazz styles will be performing 1 to 7 p.m. April 30 for the Center City Jazz Festival in Philadelphia.

When Doves Cry: 5 number 1 hits by Prince everyone should hear |Apr 21, 2016

Pop musician Prince died Thursday but his music will live on.

Live Blog Replay: Doors open at 2016 Greater Philadelphia Comic Con |Apr 21, 2016

Nerds assemble! The Great Philadelphia Comic Con, an annual weekend of pop-culture paradise, returns April 22 to 24, and we will be there blogging live to capture a full slate of artists and writers, cosplay contests, and various popular television and film actors.

Greater Philadelphia Comic Con:‘Star Trek,’ ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ cast members set to appear |Apr 15, 2016

Nerds assemble! The Great Philadelphia Comic Con, an annual weekend of pop-culture paradise, returns April 22 to 24, and features a full slate of artists and writers, cosplay contests, and various popular television and film actors.

‘Legends of the Hidden Temple’ to take over Penn Museum |Apr 1, 2016

Philadelphia >> If you grew up in the ‘90s, there’s a decent chance you spent your afternoons glued to the Nickelodeon game show, Legends of the Hidden Temple. Prepare to flash back to your childhood as the Penn Museum presents Legends of the Hidden Temple: Penn Museum Edition—a P.

Movie Review: Batman vs. Superman or the ultimate DC Comics showdown |Mar 24, 2016

Expectations for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” could not be higher.

Quiz: Which DC Comics hero are you? Are you Batman or Superman? |Mar 23, 2016

Batman or Superman? It’s an age-old question asked by anyone who has picked up a DC comic book or watched a Batman or Superman movie or TV show. Now you can have your answer.

Art Museum’s ‘International Pop’ a poignant statement on consumerism, mass media |Mar 11, 2016

“International Pop” — or “I-Pop,” as they call it at the Philadelphia Museum of Art — is both celebratory and critical.

Limón Dance Company coming to Philly for 70th anniversary tour |Mar 3, 2016

For seven decades, The Limón Dance Company has explored what it means to be human through movement. They’re coming to Philadelphia on their 70th anniversary tour to share three of the company’s classic creations.

Enter The Haggis brings its unique sound to World Café Live |Mar 3, 2016

The Canadian rock band Enter The Haggis (ETH) is returning to its Celtic roots and recently celebrated its 20th anniversary with “Cheers and Echoes,” a 22-song double disc retrospective drawing from their eight studio albums.

FOLLOW LIVE: All the inside, outside and dirt from the #Oscars |Feb 28, 2016

We will have reporters inside and outside while the Oscars are going on Sunday night in Hollywood, but that won’t stop you from joining in. Use #Oscars or #Oscars2016 on Twitter to play along with the likes of host Chris Rock, former host Ellen DeGeneres and all the rest during the movies biggest night of the year.

Want to win tickets to the Philly Flower Show? Take part in our Oscar contest |Feb 25, 2016

You can win a pair of tickets to the Philadelphia Flower Show just by showing off your movie acumen. Take part in our Oscar contest and predict Sunday’s big winners.

LIVE: Are you auditioning for The Voice in Philly? Use #PhillyOpenCall to tell everybody what it’s like |Feb 19, 2016

‘The Voice’ is in Philadelphia this weekend for open tryouts at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Are you there? How is it going? Use #PhillyOpenCall on Twitter to let everybody know.

King of Prussia appearance by Def Leppard drummer coincides with concert tour schedule |Feb 11, 2016

Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen famously lost his left arm after a car accident on New Year’s Eve 1984.

Taste for craft spirits rising across Philadelphia region |Feb 3, 2016

A sweet fragrance permeates the room as you walk into the Manatawny Still Works, as the art of distilling craft spirits is underway right before your eyes. Four rows of large, aging wooden barrels rest stacked on top of each other toward the back of the room, behind a wooden bar and small seating area.

PHS, Park Service continue long partnership |Jan 27, 2016

PHILADELPHIA >> The partnership between the Philadelphia Horticultural Society and the National Park Service has been germinating for more than a decade and has come full bloom with the

Experience America’s national parks at the 2016 Flower Show |Jan 21, 2016

PHILADELPHIA >> America the Beautiful will take center stage at the Philadelphia Horticultural Society’s 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show, celebrating the centennial of the National Park Service with this year’s theme, “Explore America.

Fun begins well before opening day of Philadelphia Flower Show |Jan 21, 2016

PHILADELPHIA >> The Philadelphia Flower Show’s colorful history goes way back, but did you know the Black Tie Preview Party marks its 50th anniversary this year?

FILM: A quick look at promising 2016 movies |Jan 15, 2016

Now that 2015 is in the rearview mirror, it’s a good time to explore what’s in store for movie lovers in 2016.

VIDEOS, PHOTOS: The world remembers David Bowie |Jan 11, 2016

Rock & Roll icon David Bowie died at 69, just days after releasing his latest album. The world reacted with tributes and videos. Here is a selection, including the performance at the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby in 1974.

New on DVD: ‘Inside Out’ is a unique, brightly colored gem |Nov 6, 2015

“Inside Out”: (2015, Disney, PG, $30), the latest Pixar stunner, gives new meaning to the term “emotional journey.” Amy Poehler stars as Joy, one of five basic emotions controlling an ebullient 11-year-old named Riley.

The storyline of ‘Brooklyn’ hit home with Saoirse Ronan |Nov 6, 2015

In the immigrant saga “Brooklyn,” opening in Philadelphia in mid-November, actress Saoirse Ronan plays a young woman who leaves her family behind to start a new life in New York.

Ceramics passion brings clean water to developing nations |Jul 25, 2015

A Glenmoore potter has found a way to combine his love of ceramics with his passion to help people in third-world countries.

‘Legendary’ exhibit at The African American Museum in Philadelphia explores house ballroom culture |Jun 27, 2015

Photographer Gerard H. Gaskin creates art, but also shines a light on people who need to be seen.

‘West Side Story’ at Unionville is a real rumble |Mar 17, 2015

Unionville High School has a large stage, and they filled it with an enormous cast and enormous sets as they performed the blockbuster show “West Side Story.” Its parking lot is also enormous, but it was almost filled a half hour before show time, but that happens when there are so many people involved in a production.

Flower Show has everyone’s favorite movie |Mar 3, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> As soon as the gates opened to the public at the Philadelphia Flower Show on Saturday, the crowds poured in and crushed together around exhibits — as they have in every year past.

80 Kennett students to perform in ‘Oklahoma!’ |Mar 3, 2015

Kennett High School will present its annual musicale March 5 to 7. This year’s production of the Rogers and Hammerstein show “Oklahoma!” includes a cast of 80 Kennett High School singers, actors and dancers.

‘Comedy of Errors’ pantomime is a delight |Jan 29, 2015

The Kennett High School auditorium was almost sold out for the first performance of this year’s pantomime in the English tradition, “Comedy of Errors and Pirates.” It didn’t make a lot of sense, and that is how it ought to be.

The Mushroom Drop returns for New Year’s Eve |Dec 24, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> After a successful debut on New Year’s Eve 2013, the great Mushroom Drop will return this year to greet 2015.

Oxford greets the season after a postponement |Dec 19, 2014

OXFORD >> Last Friday night was a little chilly, but it was substantially more comfortable than Dec. 5, when a cold and slimy rain came down on southern Chester County and Oxford officials decided to postpone the Christmas festivities for a week.

Chadds Ford hosts 29th Candlelight Christmas |Dec 11, 2014

CHADDS FORD >> It may have been a dank, dreary day Dec. 6, but it didn’t stop people from coming out to the 29th annual Candlelight Christmas.

Santa and Kennett Square herald in the season |Dec 2, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> All eyes turned westward on State Street Friday night as Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus drove up in an antique car at the end of the Holiday Lights Parade. When they finally arrived, they were surrounded by children, who rushed to touch them and later lined up to tell them their Christmas wishes.

Historic tavern celebrates A Season of Light |Dec 1, 2014

When Colonel John Hannum, commander of the First Battalion of Chester County militia, and his friend Thomas “Squire” Cheyney left Martin’s Tavern in Marshallton, Pennsylvania, on the morning of Sept.

‘Shakespeare in Hollywood’ plays at Unionville |Nov 18, 2014

Shakespeare in Hollywood Plays at Unionville

16 historic buildings on Candlelight Christmas tour |Nov 18, 2014

Visitors to the Brandywine Valley know that the region holds many treasures, including its historic houses: long-standing structures many with rustic springhouses, some of which date back over 300 years.

Oxford hosts Halloween extravaganza |Nov 3, 2014

OXFORD >> Anyone looking for a good Halloween parade was well satisfied in Oxford on Thursday.

Crowds celebrate autumn at Oxford Feed |Oct 17, 2014

OXFORD >> It may have been soggy on Saturday, but that didn’t keep the people of Oxford from coming out to have fun.

The Great Pumpkin Carve set Oct. 23-25 |Oct 13, 2014

Anyone over the age of 40 likely remembers the television special “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” which aired on Oct. 27, 1966, and became a smash hit with whimsical scenes of kids carving jack o’lanterns, accompanied by the inspired jazz piano of Vince Guaraldi.

Behind the Scenes: Eastern State full of fun and fear for Halloween |Oct 10, 2014

Philadelphia >> Halloween has always been one of my two favorite holidays of all time. On a normal, day-to-day basis, I’m not a fan of fear, but there’s something about the month of October which allows me to push that feeling aside as I drop a lot of cash to go to “haunted” places, watch marathons of horror movies and don crazy costumes to dish out my own share of spooks.

Unionville Community Fair a success |Oct 8, 2014

Clear skies prevailed for the 90th annual Unionville Community Fair last weekend.

Thousands celebrate Founders’ Day |Oct 2, 2014

Pocopson >> It was a day of fun and games at Pocopson Park as people flocked out to celebrate the eighth annual Founders’ Day on Sept. 28.