A short film based in Media and shot around Delaware County that tackles teenager sexual identity and school shootings has claimed another award at a local film festival.
Upper Darby — Though the shows will go on the icon is gone. The 100 year-old sign and ball atop the Tower Theater is being removed this week after engineers declared the steel structure unsafe.
–UPPER DARBY— The musical “Big Fish” exacerbated an existential crisis I was having on the eve of my 30th birthday. A single line sung by the character Will Bloom in the song “Stranger” really struck a chord with me as I watched a preview of this Summer Stage production at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center: “Because after almost 30 years, I still don't know the man.” How peculiar that this line was uttered to me at this time in my life? Did I know myself?
The Dead Don't Die (2019, directed by Jim Jarmusch. U.S.A., in English, Color, 104 minutes) Auteur Jim Jarmusch has devoted an almost 40-year feature film career to the dynamics and personalities of human interaction, giving audiences something more substantial than the ordinary box office f…
The tall, wooden longcase clock stands regal in the Delaware County Historical Society’s first-floor gallery, and a peek inside its bonnet reveals the timepiece has only one arm!
The Lansdowne Folk Club will present Canadian singer-songwriter James Gordon Thursday, April 25, at the Twentieth Century Club, 84 S. Lansdowne Ave., Lansdowne.
The Delaware County Historical Society’s (DCHS) Pennies 4 Lincoln campaign, in which the nonprofit is asking all residents of Delaware County to donate to help restore an 1860 Abraham Lincoln presidential banner, launched earlier this year on Lincoln’s birthday.
MEDIA — “Beehive, The 60’s Musical,” playing until March 31 at the Media Theatre, captures the music, culture, politics and flower-power innocence of the 1960s when beehive hairdos, mini skirts and go-go boots were all the rage, and popular songs by the Shirelles, the Supremes, Connie Francis, Tina Turner, Dusty Springfield and other female singers ruled the AM dial airwaves.
MEDIA— The 2019 Media Film Festival will once again take the stage at the historic Media Theater from April 4 – 6 for a showcase of short films. Continuing a tradition of elevating exceptional storytelling, this year’s 52 film lineup includes the work of emerging talent from as far away as C…
Widely regarded as one of Ireland’s most exciting young performers, star of PBS’s "Celtic Thunder" and multi award-winning Irish tenor Emmet Cahill will perform at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center March 16 at 7:30 p.m. as part of a nationwide tour of the United States.
A pioneer in the field of women’s medicine, Dr. Anna Broomall’s contributions made an indelible mark on obstetrics and Delaware County history in a way few others could.
Ruben Brandt, Collector (2019, directed by Milorad Krstić. Hungary, in English [with English subtitles as needed], Color, 94 minutes) A psychotherapist has vividly horrific nightmares about masterpiece paintings. So what’s the cure? Well, steal them, of course, and hang them in his house!
The Swarthmore Friends of the Arts will present original paintings by local artist Lora Lavin in a new exhibit running Feb. 28 to March 31 at Swarthmore Borough Hall, 121 Park Ave., Swarthmore.
Delaware County Historical Society welcomed author Patrick Parr for a free event that highlighted the time the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. spent in Chester studying at Crozer Theological Seminary.
The Lansdowne Folk Club will present singer-songwriters Michael Braunfeld and Kirsten Maxwell Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Twentieth Century Club, 84 S. Lansdowne Ave., Lansdowne.
Never Look Away (2018, directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Germany, in German with English Subtitles, Color, 188 minutes) At over three hours long, “Never Look Away” is not a disappointing film to look at by any stretch of the imagination- it is a film about an artist and his art, …
This past Saturday, on a cold evening in Philadelphia, the world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra transported concertgoers at the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall to the far away sunny lands of Spain.
The Delaware County Historical Society hosted a book signing with Patrick Parr Friday, Feb. 8, as a kickoff to the new exhibit, "A Glimpse of Black History 1800s — 2019.”
For its fifth show of the 2018-19 season, The Players Club of Swarthmore will present "Shakespeare in Hollywood," a supernatural, screwball comedy romp, by Ken Ludwig.
A German immigrant-turned-professional chef, Heinrich Schmitz meticulously journaled his life’s adventures, as evident by the 22 scrapbooks at the Delaware County Historical Society.
It’s a story as old as time — coming up with excuses not to re-start my diet … or, as I’ve changed my way of thinking to say, “resume my healthy lifestyle.”
An exhibition of original paintings and mixed media by local artist Kathy Agostinelli will be on display through Jan. 30 at Swarthmore Borough Hall, 121 Park Ave., Swarthmore.
The Lansdowne Folk Club will present an evening with singer-songwriter John Gorka Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Twentieth Century Club, 84 S. Lansdowne Ave., Lansdowne.
"The Wizard of Oz" is the beloved tale in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home that has been entertaining audiences for generations.
It’s that time of year where the wind blows the dead, fallen leaves in a swirl as the chill in the air frosts the bones — what a perfect time for a ghost story! And, DCHS has them.
I generally miss the films that won prizes for the best features in the fest como casi siempre by the secret jury I don't think people even realize are part of the festival. That has always been a bone of contention for me considering we don't know who the jury is. What can be said is that t…
The Lansdowne Folk Club will present the Stable Shakers, a progressive Americana band with inter-tangling influences of folk, jazz and country western themes, Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Twentieth Century Club, 84 S. Lansdowne Ave., Lansdowne.
Although the Delaware County Historical Society did not receive it until the mid-20th century, the youth coffin in its collection is representative of an earlier time.
By the end of day seven I was 18 films deep. There's no prize at the end of the festival awarded to the person who sees the most films, but I try to see as many as I can at one time. The festival is the event that affords me to see about half of the movies I see in any one year. During a bat…
Oh man, how great it is to have liked almost everything you've seen after days of viewings! By the end of day six I had seen a meager 14 films - trust, people are at, or over 20 films already - and liked all but one of them. I haven't had this consecutive level of positive reception to any o…
Work got the better of me as day two of the Philadelphia Film Fest started. I was trying to nail down a feature for a weekend issue before heading out to catch some flicks.
Alan C. Holcombe, a 1952 Chester High alum, loved the city of his youth so much, he went on a mission so he could put his adoration on grand display.