Entertainment

Exciting finish at Plantation Fields |Sep 24, 2014

Maya Black and Doesn’t Play Fair stormed around Mike Etherington-Smith’s CIC3* cross-country course to clinch the win at Plantation Field International Horse Trials in fairytale fashion.

Thousands expected for Unionville Community Fair |Sep 24, 2014

UNIONVILLE >> A homemade beer and wine contest is just one of the new features at the 90th annual Unionville Community Fair and Farm Show, scheduled for Oct. 3 through Oct. 5, at the Landhope Fairgrounds near routes 926 and 82.

Results from the 29th annual Mushroom Festival |Sep 10, 2014

National Fried Mushroom Eating Championship

New features attract spectators to Chadds Ford Days |Sep 9, 2014

Chadds Ford >> Storms pummeling the area the day before put a damper on the Saturday of the annual Chadds Ford Days, but everyone was in high spirits with the perfect weather Sept. 7 at the Chadds Ford Historical Society.

Storm doesn’t interrupt eating at Mushroom Festival |Sep 7, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> A thunderstorm intruded during the mid-afternoon of the well-attended and activity-packed 29th annual Mushroom Festival on Saturday, but the day was otherwise the usual upbeat collection of vendors, food servers and demonstrators.

Mushroom Festival hosts Corbett and opens the street for dancing |Sep 6, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> Kennett Square’s 29th annual Mushroom Festival debuted Friday evening with a parade featuring a visit from Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, and a string of citations presented by local legislators.

Mushroom Festival schedule of events |Sep 3, 2014

Friday, Sept. 5 Parade starts at 6 p.m. on State Street at Willow and marches to Center Street. Gov. Tom Corbett will be the guest host.

New Garden Air Show awes spectators |Aug 27, 2014

NEW GARDEN >> All eyes turned upward as the amazing men in their flying machines performed feats of magic in the sky on Saturday.

2104 Mushroom Festival features music, eating contest, parade, Midway and plenty of fun |Aug 21, 2014

Kennett Square >> Tens of thousands of people are expected to flock to Kennett Square Sept. 6 and 7 for the 29th annual Mushroom Festival. And this year, there’s more to see than ever before.

Aztec Two-Step coming to the Flash |May 27, 2014

Call it fate or call it coincidence that Neal Shulman and Rex Fowler were in the same place in Boston, Massachusetts, one day in 1971.

Spring choir concert bringing a capella to Unionville |May 2, 2014

The latest trend in singing which has been sweeping the nation has been a capella ever since shows like “Glee” and movies like “Pitch Perfect” have made it popular.

Annual Chadds Ford Art Show bringing new surprises |Mar 14, 2014

For the 65th year of the Chadds Ford Art Show, the coordinators decided to try something a little bigger by making it more of an artisan featured showcase to spotlight more of a 3-D aspect.

Stunning performances makes ‘Grease’ a huge success |Mar 13, 2014

Dust off the leather jackets and bring out the poodle skirts because “Grease” revived the 1950s at Unionville High School from March 6 through 8.

Kennett Symphony will hold instrumental competition |Jan 16, 2014

The Kennett Symphony of Chester County will hold its junior instrumental competition on Saturday, Feb. 15, in the auditorium at Kendal at Longwood for students in grades four through eight who live in the Chester, Delaware and New Castle County areas.

Grandparents enhance the excitement on Christmas Day |Jan 4, 2014

When I was a teenager, I spent Christmas with my grandparents in Massachusetts, as my parents lived in Argentina and it was a little far to go for Christmas. My grandparents included anyone who had a touch of family blood, or if not that, had no place to go for Christmas which made for fascinating gatherings.

High school student hopes to turn hobby into career |Dec 27, 2013

It all started innocent enough for a young Sean Cooper when he watched Steven Spielberg’s “Jaws” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”

Unionville teacher publishes first book in trilogy |Dec 18, 2013

By FRAN MAYE fmaye@21st-centurymedia.com

Marco Panuccio brings holiday opera to UHS |Dec 12, 2013

The winter holidays are a time for giving and playing the appropriate music all the time. Unionville High School got into the spirit with a concert from opera singer Marco Panuccio which was also a fundraiser Dec.

Kennett Symphony presents: Spirit of the Season |Dec 4, 2013

Show your Spirit of the Season by joining the Kennett Symphony in a food drive to benefit The Kennett Food Cupboard! Audience members are asked to please bring non-perishable food items to the concert on December 7.

Clay printer Lyons invites public to his studio |Nov 21, 2013

NEW LONDON -- A popular local artist who has a unique method of creating his work will open his studio to the public for a week starting Nov. 30.

Country singer films music video in Kennett |Nov 14, 2013

The tradition anymore seems to be once Halloween ends, all the Christmas music begins.

Winterthur lights up for Yuletide celebrations |Nov 14, 2013

Winterthur will explore Christmas traditions and celebrations this year from the 1700s to today with emphasis on a variety of lighting traditions early Americans brought with them. Pre---electricity lighting traditions include festive color and bubble lights of the mid-20th century.

Brandywine River Museum debuts children’s art exhibit |Nov 13, 2013

CHADDS FORD -- Young artists from the Avon Grove Charter School have joined the ranks of the Wyeths and Howard Pyle with art on the walls of the Brandywine River Museum.

Winterthur prepares for its annual antiques show with speakers |Nov 7, 2013

Fifty years ago Winterthur began holding its famous Delaware Antiques Show, considered among the top five antique shows in the US. This year’s show, celebrating the 50th anniversary, will be held Nov. 8 through 10 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington.

Chadds Ford Tavern to re-open in November |Oct 24, 2013

Local residents have been delighted to learn that the Chadds Ford Tavern, closed for several years, will re-open in early November. People have noticed all the activity at the tavern, the repainting, the cleaning and even the new sign -- that is a replica of the original one.

OperaDelaware produces an elixir of joyous magic |Oct 17, 2013

Info change There has been a change in the information about West Chester University’s “Big Read” that I mentioned last week.

The Classics at Brantwyn was a glorious show |Oct 10, 2013

The Classics -- meaning all those gorgeous Bentleys, Rolls Royces and Porches -- gathered once again last weekend at beautiful Brantwyn in Wilmington.

The classics are arriving at Brantwyn |Oct 4, 2013

The Classics, meaning those gorgeous Bentleys, Rolls Royces and Porches, will be gathering once again at beautiful Brandtwyn in Wilmington this Sunday, Oct. 6.

Kennett Symphony gives electrifying performance to packed house |Sep 26, 2013

As the Kennett Symphony of Chester County enters its conductor search series, it began with an opening concert that had the audience giving standing ovations and cries of “Bravo!”

Kennett Symphony gives electrifying performance to packed house |Sep 26, 2013

As the Kennett Symphony of Chester County enters its conductor search series, it began with an opening concert that had the audience giving standing ovations and cries of “Bravo!”

Homecoming Parade set for Friday |Sep 19, 2013

Oxford Area High School will hold its annual Homecoming Parade on Friday, September 20, beginning in Downtown Oxford at 5:30 p.m. and ending at the OAHS football stadium for the Homecoming Game vs. Kennett.

Record attendance for annual Mushroom Festival |Sep 12, 2013

KENNETT SQUARE — Fueled by perfect weather, the 28th annual Mushroom Festival set a record for attendance as tens of thousands of people visited the borough to enjoy live music, see mushroom exhibitions and visit the more than 230 vendors.

Music coming to Brandywine River Museum |Sep 12, 2013

There is some wonderful music at the Brandywine River Museum this Friday, Sept. 13, played in the gorgeous glass lobby with the incredible acoustics. Pianist Andy Kahn’s All Star Jazz Trio will take you down the trails of be-bob to jazz.

Chadds Ford Days opens with Revolutionary War re-enactors |Sep 5, 2013

That lovely gathering of quality crafters and Colonial demonstrations will highlight Chadds Ford Days this weekend, Sept. 7 and 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Chadds Ford Historical Society on Route 100.

Arden Fair coming on Saturday |Aug 29, 2013

The 106th Arden Fair will be held this Saturday, Aug. 31, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Arden, Del. The fair began as a farewell to summer when the population went down as the “summer folk” went home. Today the Fair is a fund-raiser for the Gild Hall and its activities.

Arden Fair coming on Saturday |Aug 29, 2013

The 106th Arden Fair will be held this Saturday, Aug. 31, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Arden, Del. The fair began as a farewell to summer when the population went down as the “summer folk” went home. Today the Fair is a fund-raiser for the Gild Hall and its activities.

Green directs magnificent symphony performance |Aug 12, 2013

The farewell performance of Maestra Mary Woodmansee Green with the Kennett Symphony of Chester County was truly magnificent. It didn’t hurt to be playing almost all Gershwin music and it was a little emotional as Mary has led the orchestra for 25 years, as it built from a partly volunteer/partly professional group of musicians to a full professional orchestra.

The Brandywiners’ ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ is a light hearted, spirited lark |Aug 1, 2013

It was great fun to see The Brandywiners’ production of “Annie Get Your Gun” by Irving Berlin at Longwood Gardens last weekend. The original show opened in 1966, almost half a century ago, which may be the reason there were many gray heads in the audience, and the reason there were not too many young people in the audience.

‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ pleasantly engages its audience |Jul 25, 2013

LOWER OXFORD -- If the truth be told, the musical, “The Drowsy Chaperone” is not a blockbuster like “Phantom of the Opera,” “Oklahoma” or “Les Miserables.” The Broadway production did however win Tony Awards in 2006 for the Best Score and the Best Book, and the plot is quite engaging.

Beat Beethoven 5K Run a smashing success |Jul 25, 2013

The members of the committee that planned and ran the Beat Beethoven 5K Run and Walk at the Radley Run Country Club last week in the hottest day in 25 years were ecstatic. There were 236 runners and walkers who showed up in the dreadful heat, which is an extraordinary success for a first time event.

Beat Beethoven Run This Thursday |Jul 19, 2013

The first Beat Beethoven Run to benefit the Kennett Symphony is this Thursday starting at 6:30 p.m. at Radley Run Country Club. As all sorts of people who have never done a run/walk before have signed up the committee is delighted with the interest from families and non-athletes, although there are many serious runners who are participating.

ACT presents ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ |Jul 9, 2013

LOWER OXFORD -- Avon Grove Community Theater -- ACT for short -- is bringing southern Chester County another dose of musical entertainment soon.

Hometown parade enchants its audience |Jul 8, 2013

I love small town parades. Kennett Square is a relatively small town and it puts on grand parades.

InBrief |Jul 4, 2013

Fireworks For a super night of fireworks, music, food and special events, visit the Chester County Freedom Fest at Nottingham Park on Saturday, July 6, from 5 to 11 p.m.

Delaware Art Museum opens show of 100 French prints |Jul 4, 2013

Thanks to the interest in collecting by Michael Mattis, a former Los Alamos lab physicist, and his wife Judith Hochberg, their extensive collection is now valued at over $5 million for this collection they began when they were both graduate students at Stanford.

Calendar |Jul 4, 2013

Wednesday, July 10 Nixon Park Summer Concert: July 10 7-9 p.m., Anson B. Nixon Park - 100 Waterworks Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348, MASON PORTER. Bluegrass/Folk. Supper available from La Verona Restaurant.

Kennett Symphony gives well polished brass concert |Jun 28, 2013

The Kennett Symphony of Chester County presented an unusual concert, “Sound the Brass!” at Longwood Gardens last Saturday. With four trumpets, four trombones, four French horns, one tuba and a truckload of equipment for the timpani and percussion, it was a perfect group for swing music.

|Jun 28, 2013

Join the fun at Anson B. Nixon park in Kennett Squarend prepare to dance on through Aug. 23, 24 and 25 at the second annual Brandywine Folk Festival. Presented by a group of Chester County locals, the Brandywine Folk Collective (BFC) seeks to provide comers with a three-day musical experience unlike any other.

Four fireworks displays offered for a week of Independence Day fun |Jun 28, 2013

The ambitious fireworks enthusiast will have plenty to celebrate this Fourth of July.

Kennett Symphony gives well polished brass concert |Jun 27, 2013

The Kennett Symphony of Chester County presented an unusual concert, “Sound the Brass!” at Longwood Gardens last Saturday. With four trumpets, four trombones, four French horns, one tuba and a truckload of equipment for the timpani and percussion, it was a perfect group for swing music.