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By Maryanne Swartz For Digital First Media|

MUSIC: Flobots at Coda in Philly, 3 things to know

Its latest album is called “Noenemies,” and Denver’s Flobots has certainly won plenty of friends over the course of four albums during the past 11 years. ...

By Gary Graff, @GraffonMusic on Twitter|


  • Entertainment

    MUSIC: Scot Sax returns to Philly to debut ‘Mr. Chocolate’ at Burlap and Bean

    “Mr. Chocolate” is the latest album release from multi-talented singer, songwriter and Philadelphia native Scot Sax. Offering a six song collection riddled with pop tendencies, Sax headed into the studio with the sole intention of writing great songs with no pressure and no expectations. Featured on the album are Wilco-drummer Ken Coomer, Bob Dylan’s longtime live guitarist John Jackson and Phil D’Agostino.

    By Rob Nagy For Digital First Media |

  • Entertainment

    MUSIC: 2018 Concert Preview: Confirmations & rumors

    Another year is just about in the books, but while 2017 is in the rear view, it’s time to look forward to 2018 and what music it’s going to bring to the area. Yes, it’s still early, but so many shows are already on-sale, about to be announced or heavily rumored to be coming to town. Let’s break it all down in an overview.

    By Michael Christopher For Digital First Media|

  • Entertainment

    FAMILY FUN: From ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood’ at the Merriam Theater to ‘Beatles for Kids!’ at Ardmore Music Hall and much more

    All little tigers, and their grown-ups, are welcome at “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.”

    By Brian Bingaman @brianbingaman on Twitter|

  • Entertainment

    Schuylkill Valley Model Railroad Club announces Annual Model Railroad Open House

    The Schuylkill Valley Model Railroad Club’s Model Railroad Open House is “fun for kids of all ages.” The trains will be running 1- 5 p.m. on the following weekends: Jan. 6-7, Jan. 13-14, and Jan. 20-21.

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  • News

    Kid reviewer gives ‘The Last Jedi’ 4 popcorn boxes

    “Star Wars” has been around for about 40 years now and is still very popular today. Fans from all over the world have gone to the theater to follow the sci-fi saga. After seeing “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” I may just have found out why the series has so many loyal followers and what keeps them watching.

    By Rodeo Marie Hanson Kid Movie Reviewer|

  • Entertainment

    NEW ON CD: Holiday tunes for all to enjoy

    Well, the holidays are here once again… And once again, we try to help all of our music lovers out there find just the right collection of music to enhance their celebrations and help to make these days all the more memorable. It’s a veritable musical minefields out there every season what with releases from the current ‘popular’ folks (Gwen, Blake, Sia, and the like) – to the ‘head-scratchers’ (like a holiday offering from Cheap Trick?...

    By Sean Hickey Courtesy|

  • Entertainment

    CONCERT PREVIEW: Delbert McClinton to welcome fans at Colonial Theater in Phoenixville

    A seasoned veteran of the road, music legend Delbert McClinton has spent a lifetime sharing his straight-ahead roadhouse blues with adoring audiences around the world.

    By Rob Nagy For Digital First Media|

  • Entertainment

    WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Celebrate the season all around the region

    Fun for all National Museum of American Jewish History: Then annual family day, “Being __ at Christmas” is open to all 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 25. The day includes crafts, a story time, live music by Alex & the Kaleidoscope, exploration of the exhibits and galleries — including “Power of Protest: The Movement to Free Soviet Jews” — and more Admission is $15, $5 for children. The AMAJH is at 101 S. Independence Mall East,...

    By Brian Bingaman @brianbingaman on Twitter|

  • Entertainment

    MOVIE REVIEW: Fairly entertaining musical ‘The Greatest Showman’ weighed down by its music

    Because it feels so at odds with itself at times, “The Greatest Showman” is a far cry from the greatest show on earth — or even of this movie season.

    By Mark Meszoros @MarkMeszoros on Twitter|

  • Entertainment

    Did you know? Santa prefers beer and cookies

    Many of us with small children leave out milk and cookies on Christmas Eve on the theory that Santa Claus might be hungry and thirsty — at every single stop. I suppose it explains his rotund physique. Milk and cookies at every house in the world would do that to anyone.

    By Jay R. Brooks Special to Digital First Media|

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