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LOCAL MUSIC: Ursinus College hosts inaugural JazzFest Music and Dance Festival

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EAT & DRINK: Love bacon? Chaddsford Winery hosts Baconfest (there will be wine, too); new restaurant opening in Glenolden and more

Spring not only signals a rebirth in garden, but also on the restaurant scene. Here’s a quick look at tasty events, restaurant openings and more in the region: ...

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    REVIEW: Steel River’s ‘ Laramie project’ is thought-provoking, relevant theater

    Plays often hold up a mirror to real life, but when the play is based on actual events and the actual words of real people, it is has even more impact. Such is the case with Steel River Playhouse’s current production, “The Laramie Project” which runs through March 26. It is based on the true story of Matthew Shepard, a young gay college student who was kidnapped, beaten and tied to a fence and left for dead for 18 hours in Laramie, Wyoming in 1998. He was barely alive...

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    Joseph Parsons returns ‘home’ to tour and record; performs at Burlap and Bean

    Joseph Parsons used to be a staple in the Philadelphia area singer-songwriter scene. Since the late 1980s he performed as a solo artist and later with 4 Way Street, which morphed into US Rails.

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    Help others, sample fare from four West Chester area restaurants at Chef’s Best

    “Our goal is for this to become one of the can’t-miss food events in our region,” ACT in Faith board president Denise Antonelli said in a prepared statement.

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    Ambler’s Act II Playhouse dispenses a healthy dose of ‘Tomfoolery’

    Once upon a time, not so long ago when the nation was in a similar state of turmoil and doubt, when there were fewer Americans and no Internet, there were artists called satirists.

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    Upper Merion musician in the thick of St. Patrick’s revelry

    John Forth is a member of the classic rock cover bands Sons of Thunder and Acoustic Rewind. But one of the Upper Merion resident’s busier times of the year is in March, as the lead singer and guitarist of the Irish music outfit JohnnyDew.

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    THE BREWHOLDER: Band Of Brewers: A surprising showcase of local brewers’ musical talents

    The focus of most craft beer events is, obviously, on the beer, with perhaps some live music in the background to provide ambience. Band of Brewers flips the typical craft beer event on its head, focusing on music performed by bands composed of only brewery employees. The bands play three songs to a panel of local musicians and music writers — and an audience of craft beer fans. It is a fantastic change of pace from the prototypical beer festival for the music-loving craft brew...

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    THEATER REVIEW: ‘Matchmaker’ brings 1880’s Yonkers to People’s Light

    Not everyone wants to leave Yonkers.

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    Mike Doughty appearing with different band at World Cafe Live

    Singer, songwriter and guitarist Mike Doughty fronted the ‘90s alternative rock outfit Soul Coughing, and has built a following since going it alone in 2000.

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    ‘Avatar’ meets Cirque du Soleil in ‘Toruk — The First Flight’

    In case you missed it, Cirque du Soleil’s “Toruk — The First Flight” made one of its first U.S. performances in late 2015 at Allentown’s PPL Center.

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    ‘Stitch to Learn, Learn to Stitch’ at Pennypacker Mills

    Pennypacker Mills announces “Stitch to Learn, Learn to Stitch,” an exhibition of embroidery opening Wednesday, March 1 and continuing through Jan. 31, 2018. With more than 50 selected objects, this exhibit explores the interrelationship between fine embroidery and the education of young girls. In the process of making a sampler containing the alphabet, girls learned the alphabet while also learning embroidery techniques, discipline, and design.

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