Entertainment

PHILADELPHIA: New experiences await on Museum of the American Revolution’s Floor 0 |Jun 18, 2018

What was life like in Philadelphia during the 1700s and the Revolutionary War?

CONCERT BEST BETS: Harry Connick Jr. kicks off the concert week; Roger Daltrey, Street Dogs, among the week’s concerts |Jun 16, 2018

Welcome to ‘Seven in Seven,’ where each week we take a look at shows coming to the region over the next week. Whether your musical tastes are rock and roll, jazz, heavy metal, singer-songwriter or indie, there’ll always be something to check out in the coming days.

MOVIE REVIEW: Pixar’s ‘Incredible 2’ dazzles almost a decade and a half after original |Jun 13, 2018

In 2032, “Incredibles 3” really should be something.

MUSIC: A quick look at area music festivals and some tips to make the best of each |Jun 11, 2018

Forget Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and the like; why spent time and money traveling to music festivals around the country when there’s more than enough of them right in our very own backyard? This year sees a record number of events that qualify as a destination fest to some, but a short drive away for locals along with the regular touring spectaculars.

CONCERT PREVIEW: The Posies needs your help with album re-release project |Jun 7, 2018

Seattle area indie rock/power pop band The Posies are marking their 30th anniversary this year by issuing three expanded re-releases of fan-favorite albums originally put out by Geffen Records.

EAT & DRINK: Rock Your Lunch, Mac & Cheese Cookoff among upcoming tasty events |Jun 6, 2018

June is Bucks County Wine Month because “sometimes celebrations are too big for one day - or a weekend.” The Bucks County Wine Trail’s eight wineries offer specialty tastings, music and more.

MOVIE REVIEW: In reasonably fun spinoff ‘Ocean’s 8,’ it’s Sandra Bullock’s turn to go for the big score |Jun 6, 2018

George Clooney’s supposedly dead Danny Ocean hangs like a specter over “Ocean’s 8,” a reasonably enjoyable sequel of sorts to the Steven Soderbergh-directed trilogy of “Ocean’s” films that starred Clooney and also featured Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and other notables in the 2000s.

Get Buggy with it: Academy of Natural Sciences opens new exhibit, ‘Xtreme Bugs’ |Jun 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA >> Bugs, bugs and more bugs.

Trashcan Sinatras’ ‘One Night, Two Albums’ tour comes to Sellersville Theater |May 25, 2018

The Scottish band Trashcan Sinatras are taking a rare look back with a “One Night, Two Albums” tour of the U.S. and Canada. It brings them to Sellersville Theater May 27.

EAT & DRINK: Kick off summer with local new eats, plenty of refreshments |May 23, 2018

Beer and strawberries and fundraisers, oh my! But first, here’s what’s new on the restaurant scene.

Downingtown Fine Arts Festival highlights holiday weekend |May 23, 2018

For the fourth straight year, local and regional artists will meet in Downingtown to showcase their work. The Downingtown Fine Arts Festival will be held May 26 and 27 in the borough.

DINING: Bank & Bourbon a tasty culinary investment |May 18, 2018

Maybe it was just a dream, but I think I read somewhere that NASA has discovered a new planet covered in bourbon. But even if you can’t go there any time soon, you can do the next best thing; you can go to Bank & Bourbon, the upscale restaurant in the Loews Hotel in the old PSFS building at 12th and Market streets in center city Philadelphia.

TreeTop Quest Philly offers a higher adventure in Fairmout Park |May 18, 2018

If you have ever watched an old movie and wondered what it might be like to be Tarzan, then Treetop Quest Philly is the place to visit.

Updated space at Penn Museum covers 10,000 years of history |May 17, 2018

The way you look at ancient history and world cultures is about to change.

Eastern State Penitentiary announces three new art installations for 2018 |May 16, 2018

Eastern State Penitentiary isn’t imprisoned in the past.

It’s two for the show as Hall & Oates join Train for tour; stop in Philly for HoagieNation Festival |May 15, 2018

John Oates had just come off the road from a series of smaller shows behind his new solo album, “Arkansas,” but he’d be ready to go, Oates said from his home in Nashville, Tennessee, when it was time for Hall and Oates to head out for a summer tour with Train that got underway at the beginning of May.

ART SCENE: Mark Art Museum Day, check out a studio tour and more local art |May 15, 2018

To celebrate the 9th annual Art Museum Day, the Brandywine River Museum of Art will offer free admission and special programming on Friday, May 18, 2018. An initiative of the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD), Art Museum Day gathers hundreds of institutions from across North America to recognize the arts and the important role that art museums play in their communities.

John James Audubon Center in midst of adding modern museum experience |May 14, 2018

Renovations and construction at the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove site have led to curiosity and discovery for Lower Providence residents.

Celebrity chef Robert Irvine hosting Beats ‘n Eats Food + Music Event at Fillmore |May 14, 2018

The star of Food Network’s “Restaurant: Impossible” wanted a fun and memorable food event unlike any of the others that he had ever attended.

Get out and enjoy the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square |May 11, 2018

The Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square is more than a dazzling spectacle of 15,000 colored LED lights. It’s also an excuse to grab some extended fresh-air time, and to discover things about the world with your family.

The Macungie Band, a 160-year-old community band performs at Kutztown Park |May 10, 2018

This Saturday evening, May 19, from 7 to 9 p.m., The Macungie Band will perform on stage at the Kutztown Park bandshell in the Borough of Kutztown 2018 Concert Series. This is the band’s first Kutztown performance.

Kutztown Community Choir takes a musical journey across our land |May 10, 2018

The Kutztown Community Choir will present its annual Spring Concert on Sunday, May 20, at 7 p.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, 357 W. Main St., Kutztown.

Rodeo’s Drive-Thru Hollywood News: Kid Reviewer goes behind-scenes at Bon Jovi Concert |May 10, 2018

My first concert ever was Elton John a few years ago and I was lucky enough to sit close to the stage. I noticed the video cameras filming the show and photographers rushing to the stage to take pictures.

MOVIES: Russo brothers catch their breath in Cleveland between making giant ‘Avengers’ adventures |May 9, 2018

There’s no rest for the wicked — or for two men making the two biggest movies the Marvel Cinematic Universe has ever seen.

Philadelphia indie rock band Hop Along released new music; gets ready for hometown show |May 9, 2018

Fronted by the emotionally earnest, and sometimes-raspy, powerhouse belter Frances Quinlan, the Philly band Hop Along have sold out a May 19 hometown show at Union Transfer.

LOCAL MUSIC: High school juniors AP the Plan release new song ‘Video Games’ |May 8, 2018

“They’re great artists, they’re great kids. They have great parents,” said Terry Jones, co-owner/operator of Philerzy Productions, a Philadelphia musical artist management company that’s negotiating a record label for pop/hip-hop duo AP the Plan.

ART: Chester County Studio Tour features 154 artists in 64 studios |May 8, 2018

Jeff Schaller started off small and has grown the exposure of the Chester County artists to the community over the years.

EAT & DRINK: Find out about wine club, Burger Month and Reading Terminal Market’s 125th year |May 3, 2018

For Digital First Media King of Prussia’s restaurant scene keeps growing. This summer, look for Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, known for its food, drinks and live jazz. https://www.eddiev.

SUMMER MOVIES: Put ‘Solo,’ Jurassic World,’ ‘Skyscraper’ and more on your calendar |May 3, 2018

This year, summer started in April.

MUSIC: Monnette Sudler brings her Philadelphia Guitar Summit to World Café Live |May 2, 2018

In her ongoing efforts to introduce music enthusiasts to a variety of musical genres beyond the mainstream, multitalented Philly based jazz guitarist, composer, producer and poet Monnette Sudler returns to the concert stage with her 9th Philadelphia Guitar Summit.

CONCERT PREVIEW: Contemporary Christian superstar Chris Tomlin brings tandem, all-star show to Philly |May 1, 2018

Life continues to be very good for singer/songwriter Chris Tomlin.

WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Bock Fest & Goat Races, Monster Jam, beer gardens and more on tap |Apr 30, 2018

Celebrate Mothers Day Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation: “Gifts from a Secret Garden” runs 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last admission at 3) May 12 at 3900 N. Sandy Flash Drive, Newtown Square.

ART: Historic Yellow Springs hosts 45th annual art show |Apr 26, 2018

Since the Revolutionary War, women have played important roles in the history and culture of Historic Yellow Springs. From Abigail Hartman Rice, who was a war nurse at the Revolutionary War Hospital in the village, to Connie Fraley, who formed the Yellow Springs Association in 1967, women have left their marks.

THEATER: A quick look at what’s on stage in the region |Apr 25, 2018

Act II Playhouse: “Zuzz the Alien Needs Your Help!” (an interactive comedy for kids) through April 29; Lerner and Lowe’s “Camelot,” May 15-June 17, 56 E. Butler Ave.

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ the epic, entertainment payoff of Marvel Studios’ efforts |Apr 25, 2018

“Avengers: Infinity War” isn’t just the biggest comic-book-character team-up we’ve ever seen on the big screen.

LOCAL MUSIC: In the Pocket remake of ‘Frankford El’ expands scope of song |Apr 24, 2018

Hooters drummer David Uosikkinen has added quite a curiosity to his living, growing “In the Pocket” playlist of quintessential Philadelphia songs.

COMEDY: Colin Mochrie, Brad Sherwood on the road with ‘Whose Line is It Anyway?’-style improv |Apr 24, 2018

Known for their TV roles, especially on “Whose Line is It Anyway?”, Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood have been touring with their two-man improv show for 16 years now.

ON STAGE: ‘Newsies’ burst with force at Media Theatre |Apr 23, 2018

Once upon a time, an outstanding Broadway show would be turned into a great movie. There so many — “My Fair Lady,” “42nd Street,” “Lion King,” and many Rogers & Hamerstein musicals.

CONCERT: Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Rick Vito returns home at the Kennett Flash |Apr 18, 2018

Armed with his electric guitar pursuing his dream of becoming a great blues guitarist, Springfield, Pennsylvania native Rick Vito submersed himself in the fertile L.A. music scene of the early ‘70s.

ALBUM REVIEW: The Wonder Years’ new, mature sound |Apr 18, 2018

The teenagers in Liverpool who supported The Beatles in their earliest, unpolished, rough-and-tumble days reluctantly had to accept the reality that they had to share their hometown boys with the rest of the world.

SEVEN IN SEVEN: A few concerts to wrap up the week |Apr 17, 2018

Welcome to “Seven in Seven,” where each Friday we take a look at shows coming to the region over the next week. Whether your musical tastes are rock and roll, jazz, heavy metal, singer-songwriter or indie, there’ll always be something to check out in the coming days.

ON VIEW: ‘Modern Times: American Art 1910-1950’ in the spotlight at Philadelphia Museum of Art |Apr 17, 2018

Sure, life comes at you fast these days. But a hundred years ago, things were also technologically and socially transforming at a remarkable pace.

Danlu; Main Line entrepreneur does things ‘his Wei’ |Apr 16, 2018

You would think that a 75-year-old entrepreneur with three massively successful businesses would be content and not want to burden himself with a whole new army of challenges and headaches. In the case of Michael Wei, you would be wrong.

‘Kids Corner’ producers reflect on 30 years at XPN; anniversary celebration planned |Apr 11, 2018

Kathy O’Connell, the host of WXPN’s iconic children’s show “Kids Corner,” is sitting in a bare recording studio at the radio station’s West Philadelphia headquarters.

EAT & DRINK: Make room for a good helping of these: podcast on cheese; seasonal ale; free shaved ice and more |Apr 11, 2018

April’s all about foodie festivals, fundraisers and fabulous debuts, beginning with a new podcast on cheese and cheesemaking.

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Beirut’ an entertaining geopolitical thriller with nice work from Hamm, Pike |Apr 10, 2018

“Welcome to Beirut.” Jon Hamm’s American diplomat Mason Skiles says these words to a group of folks he is entertaining at a cocktail party he and his wife are hosting at their beautiful home on the Mediterranean Sea.

‘Game Masters’ at the Franklin Institute celebrates a virtual world |Apr 9, 2018

If you grew up during a certain era, the first part of the new Game Masters exhibition at the Franklin Institute will be able to keep you entertained for hours.

THEATER REVIEW: ‘I Will Not Go Gently’ making a point at People’s Light in Malvern |Apr 6, 2018

Sierra Mist is a middle-aged British rocker on a comeback tour who has something to say.

‘Hamilton’ fever spreads to Philadelphia |Apr 6, 2018

And you thought the discourse on Twitter was vitriolic.

MUSIC: A quick look at some of the region’s must-go concerts this spring |Apr 5, 2018

Looking out the window, it might not seem like it, but spring is officially here. We promise the snow will melt and the flowers will bloom … at some point. When they do, it will be time to put that cabin fever in the rearview and figure out which shows to attend as the concert season is about to kick into high gear.