Around Town Feb 23

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The United Way of Chester County is holding a second benefit concert featuring national recording artist Alexandra Kay after the first show sold out in just 20 days. In response to the sold-out show, the artist has agreed to do a second matinee show at 3 p.m. on March 25 at the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center in West Chester. This event will bring together music fans and supporters of the United Way for an unforgettable evening of entertainment, all while raising funds for the organization's Community Impact and Innovation Fund. General admission reserved seats to this matinee are $40 and there will be a limited number of premium seats available for $65. Tickets can be purchased here.

The Oxford Arts Alliance will present “IMAGINED,” the work of nine Chester County abstract sculptors. The nine artists are John Baker, Jill Beech, Katee Boyle, Michael Csuy, Lisa Fedon, Lele Galer, Mike Kahler, Rhoda Kahler, and Helen Mason. The sculptural materials include paper pulp, steel, wood, textiles, clay, and rubber. The opening reception for the show is Friday, March 3, from 5-8 p.m. Admission is free. The Oxford Arts Alliance is located at 38 South Third Street in downtown Oxford. For more information about this community-based arts and music organization, go to

The Henderson Group is hosting coffee chats on March 3 and 4 from 10-11 a.m. to discuss this Loop Road Completion Project as well as the luxury, age-restricted multifamily development the company proposed to help finance finishing the road. People interested in attending the event should RSVP here.

Kathryn Leemhuis

Delaware County Symphony presents Myths and Legends Symphony Concert, 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 5 in the Neumann University Meagher Theatre. This concert will feature music by 19th and 20th-century composers inspired by myths and legends of the past. The concert opens with two works by the great French composers Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel. The orchestra will be joined by mezzo-soprano Kathryn Leemhuis in Ravel's Scheherazade.  The program will conclude with the ever-popular symphonic poem The Sorcerer's Apprentice by Paul Dukas. Get tickets here.

The David Katz Gallery will be holding an art event to benefit the Friends Association for Care and Protection of Children. The Friends Association is a 200-year-old Chester County nonprofit focused on solutions to family homelessness. They provide emergency shelter and prevention services for families facing homelessness or housing instability in Chester County. The gallery will donate a portion of every painting sale to benefit the Friends Association. The Wired Painting Event will take place on Friday, March 3, from 5-8 p.m. The event is free to attend as part of the West Chester Friday Gallery Walks. The Katz Gallery is located at 128 East Gay Street in West Chester.

Erin Brockovich

Famed law clerk and the subject of the 2000 Oscar-winning film named for her, Erin Brockovich will speak at West Chester University on Saturday, March 11, at 8 p.m. Tickets are now on sale to the public a or 610-436-2266. The event takes place in the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, Philips Memorial Building, 700 S. High Street, West Chester.

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