Arts & Entertainment

RTC schedules three award-winning shows

"Cabaret" leads RTC's fall schedule.

Resident Theatre Co., the professional theatre company that brings New York Theatre to West Chester, announced three award-winning shows scheduled for its upcoming third season. RTC will produce Kander and Ebb’s “Cabaret” to open the season in the fall of 2019, Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” for the holidays in December, and Christopher Durang’s “Vanya & ...

 
 

Off to the races at Winterthur

Entering its fifth decade as the Brandywine Valley’s premier springtime event, Point-to-Point at Winterthur will return May 5 with all the steeplechase racing action and pageantry that have made it a much-beloved tradition. Pack a picnic lunch, dress your best, and don your finest hats for a day of fun. Tailgate spaces and admission wristbands are on sale through May ...

 

West Chester Film Festival set for April 26

The 15th Annual West Chester International Short Film Festival will be held Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28 throughout the Borough of West Chester. The festival presents short films — 30 minutes or less — from around the world. During the weekend, more than 60 films will be shown in the official Festival Film Blocks, the Family Film Festival and the Young ...

 

Longwood announces summer fireworks

Fireworks & Fountains illuminate the night sky at Longwood Gardens this summer with six new awe-inspiring shows. Featuring jets that propel water as high as 175 feet, stunning lighting that can create an infinite number of color combinations, stirring music, and elaborate fountain choreography, each show is a spectacle to remember. To Philly, With Love—May 26 at ...

 

Review: A good laugh at ‘Scoundrels’

If you liked the 1988 movie “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” make sure you check out the latest offering from Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center in West Chester. Even if you aren’t familiar with the story – popularized in the film with Steve Martin and Michael Caine – the version of “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” by Uptown’s Resident Theatre Company will make you a fan. ...

 

Mixed Media: Students learn art and English

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Kennett hosts events focused around local K-12 student artists. Kudos to a new program put together by Chester County Art Association  and Mary D. Lang Elementary Center  to provide free art activities for children in families who are learning English as a second language. “The idea is that kids get to practice their English words in a fun and playful environment, ...

 

Winterthur acquires rare 1927 Rolls-Royce

A rare 1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Pall Mall Phaeton S 123 PM was recently given to Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, a gift that allows the institution to show how motoring guests of founder Henry Francis du Pont would have arrived on his estate in its heyday. The historic vehicle joins Winterthur’s Phantom I Ascot, S 379 FM. Both vehicles tell the story about ...

 

Landscape of American art at BRM

The new exhibit at the Brandywine River Museum of Art — American Beauty: Highlights from the Richard M. Scaife Bequest— features 58 paintings that had been in the collection of Richard Scaife. Scaife, who died in 2014, bequeathed his pieces to both the BRM and The Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Pittsburgh. BRM curator Audrey Lewis said during a press preview ...

 

Mixed Media: Seven Million Acres

This week at Street Road Artists Space is co-hosting the 100 Women of Brandywine Valley which is an excellent charity event.I Let's focus on Street Road. I had been meaning to visit this unassuming space off of Street Road (just past Rt. 41) run by artist, Emily Artinian, for a while. The trip was long overdue. Artinian graciously hosted the 100 Women Charity Event ...

 

Mixed Media: Creative entrepreneurs

Last weekend, Square Pear Gallery in Kennett Square held a workshop for artists and creative entrepreneurs. I’m not usually one for productivity on a Sunday, but this workshop piqued my interest as it appealed to a very specific creative audience. Square Pear’s “Winter Workshop” featured a two part event hosted by a panel of artists and creatives who have paved their ...

 

Mixed Media: Heroines of history

I hope everyone’s enjoying the gentle springish thaw today. At this point, the light has changed and, in my opinion, spring can’t come soon enough. So let’s look forward towards the upcoming art events leading us into March. March 12th - April 6th, Somerville Manning will be hosting a solo exhibition of figurative paintings by Holly Trostle Brigham. Imbued with ...