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December 21, 1995 | By Valerie Reed, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
"The Spirits have done it all in one night," a transformed Scrooge exclaims near the end of the Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol. Those visits from the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future will unfold on stage Saturday at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside. The production will be presented by the Omaha Community Playhouse, a national touring company of 36 actors, musicians and technicians. This adaptation adds traditional Christmas carols to Dickens' story of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, who with the help of the three spirits learns generosity and compassion.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 8, 1992 | By Dan DeLuca, FOR THE INQUIRER
Loudon Wainwright 3d had them in stitches. In his too-short opening set at the Keswick Theatre on Sunday night, the 46-year-old, self-scrutinizing cut-up led a sing-along of "The Doctor," about middle-aged fragility and dread. He sang brand-new songs that made light of the presidential election and the "retail eternity" of Christmas season. He opined on politicians-turned-art-critics in "Jesse Don't Like It. " He wagged his tongue, jutted out his chin and kicked up his knees. And he kept threatening to launch into "Kumbaya.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 7, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
When gritty blues guitar god Buddy Guy sings "74 Years Young," about chasing women and leaving tracks, he's not whistling in the dark. He's a bad man, whether singing of mad carnal bliss or playing wild, passionate, superfast licks. He also wasn't being accurate - he himself is now 78 years young - when he sang that tune Friday at the Keswick Theatre. But Guy was at his most incendiary, speedy, and poignant - and every Buddy-head there, especially those who'd witnessed his prowess many times in the past, knew it right away.
NEWS
December 8, 2004 | By Gene D'Alessandro INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Roy Snyder remembers watching campy horror films like Thirteen Ghosts as a child at the storied Keswick Theatre. Nowadays, Snyder's deep voice welcomes Keswick patrons, offering introductory remarks as the houselights dim. For 76 years, the Keswick has showcased music, comedy and theater performers in an intimate setting. Listed as one of the country's top 50 venues by Pollstar Magazine, the historic hall has survived multiple closings, dwindling business, floods, even fires, in its remarkable history as "the jewel of Glenside.
NEWS
June 26, 2015 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
D'Angelo has a lot of lost time to make up for. The Virginia soul man, who played a sweaty, muscular, unrelenting, nearly two-hour show at the Keswick Theatre on Tuesday, has been more absent than present during his two-decade career. After his debut, Brown Sugar , in 1995, the singer born Michael Eugene Archer struggled with writer's block and took five years to release its follow-up, Voodoo . But that was nothing compared to the layoff - elongated by alcoholism and personal problems - between that classic of sultry, simmering funk and its successor.
NEWS
December 18, 2015
Christmas with Friends 8 p.m. Thursday at the Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside. Tickets: $37.50-$62. Information: 215-572-7650 or www.keswicktheatre.com
NEWS
February 1, 2013
A story Thursday on the Cultural Data Project included incorrect dates. New president Beth Tuttle takes the reins on March 4; the CDP moves to new offices at Fourth and Market Streets on April 1. The British tenor Alfie Boe appears at the Keswick Theatre on Friday. An incorrect date appeared in a story about Boe on Thursday. The Inquirer wants its news report to be fair and correct in every respect, and regrets when it is not. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, contact assistant managing editor David Sullivan (215-854-2357)
ENTERTAINMENT
February 22, 2013 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
The stage production based on E.B. White's story Charlotte's Web continues at Broadway Theatre of Pitman. Charlotte the Spider, Templeton the Rat, and their animal friends try to save Wilbur the Pig from being slaughtered. Charlotte writes messages in her web to get the farmer's attention in hopes he will let Wilbur live.   "Charlotte's Web," 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday at Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman. Admission: $9. Tickets can be purchased by phone, at the theater box office, or online at www.pitmanbroadwaytheatre.com . Information: 856-384-8381.
BUSINESS
March 11, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
In close-knit communities like Glenside, news of change can bring worry. That's what happened when two Tudor-style residential/retail buildings in Keswick Village, at Easton Road and North Keswick Avenue, were purchased for $6.2 million at bankruptcy auction in December by Center City real estate company Franklin Residential. "People would come in and ask me if the diner would be OK," said Jackie Ecker, who owns and operates the Village Diner in one of the two buildings that make up what is being called Keswick Commons.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 23, 2004 | By Steve Klinge FOR THE INQUIRER
Nineteen seventy-two was a big year for Josh Rouse. Both he and his trusty Fender guitar were born that year, and the first records he remembers owning were Carole King's Tapestry and Neil Young's After the Gold Rush, albums that were ubiquitous in the early '70s. With those records in mind, he wrote a song that began, "She was feelin' 1972 / groovin' to a Carole King tune / Is it too late, baby? Is it too late?" That song, "1972," turned into the template and the title track for his fourth album.
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NEWS
December 18, 2015
Christmas with Friends 8 p.m. Thursday at the Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside. Tickets: $37.50-$62. Information: 215-572-7650 or www.keswicktheatre.com
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November 15, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
It was a rare treat to see two such guitar greats as Ry Cooder and Ricky Skaggs on the same local stage - and that is what the Keswick offered on a rainy Thursday night. Sharon White, spouse of Skaggs and a fine singer/stringer in her own right, was on hand, as well. Cooder is a jack of all music - blues, funk, rock, trad-Cuban. Skaggs is a master of bluegrass-country cool. So is White, a vocalist for gospel family harmonists the Whites. But there was even more: Sharon's singing sister Cheryl; their dad, bluegrass piano legend Buck White; plus Cooder's son Joachim on drums; and Mark Fain on bass.
NEWS
November 13, 2015 | Jenny DeHuff, Daily News
It might be be "Overkill," but musician Colin Hay is asking folks coming to his concert Saturday to spiff it up a bit. "I don't want any shorts in the front row," he said. The Scottish-Australian singer/songwriter, perhaps best known as the lead vocalist of Men at Work, will perform at 8 p.m. at the Keswick Theatre (291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside). He wouldn't share details of the performance, but it will feature stuff from his 12th solo album, "Next Year People. " He promised that if you make the effort, he will.
NEWS
October 8, 2015 | By Jenny DeHuff
COMIC Paul Reiser and "Dirty Dancing" star Jennifer Grey star in the new Amazon Studios comedy series " Red Oaks ," which premieres this Friday. But stand-up comedy was much on Reiser's mind when he spoke with Daily News TV critic Ellen Gray in Beverly Hills, Calif., earlier this year. He's been doing more stand-up gigs in the past two years than he had in 20, he said. "I've been doing it at a very gentlemanly pace. I just kind of missed it. " Asked how his comedy had changed over the years, he replied: "One of the things that struck me is that it was much more fun, and, not that I had something more to say, [but]
NEWS
September 9, 2015 | Molly Eichel, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Winter is coming, so instead of sulking about impending hibernation, perhaps time is best spent going for the laugh. The Oddball Festival will kick off the fall season with its murderer's row of comedians who would usually play anything from a large theater or a club like Helium, Philly's go-to venue for on-the-road funny folk. The big guns will still hit Atlantic City, but there are hidden gems to be found at smaller, non-traditional venues like Underground Arts. PHIT's Super Free Sundays Every Sunday, Adrienne Theater Looking for some local comedy?
ENTERTAINMENT
July 7, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
When gritty blues guitar god Buddy Guy sings "74 Years Young," about chasing women and leaving tracks, he's not whistling in the dark. He's a bad man, whether singing of mad carnal bliss or playing wild, passionate, superfast licks. He also wasn't being accurate - he himself is now 78 years young - when he sang that tune Friday at the Keswick Theatre. But Guy was at his most incendiary, speedy, and poignant - and every Buddy-head there, especially those who'd witnessed his prowess many times in the past, knew it right away.
NEWS
June 26, 2015 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
D'Angelo has a lot of lost time to make up for. The Virginia soul man, who played a sweaty, muscular, unrelenting, nearly two-hour show at the Keswick Theatre on Tuesday, has been more absent than present during his two-decade career. After his debut, Brown Sugar , in 1995, the singer born Michael Eugene Archer struggled with writer's block and took five years to release its follow-up, Voodoo . But that was nothing compared to the layoff - elongated by alcoholism and personal problems - between that classic of sultry, simmering funk and its successor.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 2015 | By Jenny DeHuff, Daily News Staff Writer
NOW HERE'S something to dance about - the Hooters are returning to their home city of Philadelphia this fall to celebrate 35 years making music. The eclectic Philly band, known for its use of the melodica, produced some of the best songs of the 1980s, including "And We Danced," "All Your Zombies" and "Day by Day. " This week, they travel to Europe to begin touring, and in November they celebrate 35 years back at home. Tickets go on sale Friday at noon for a special 35th-year anniversary performance at the Keswick Theatre (291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Steven Wilson has a reputation for crafting meticulously designed, progressive albums of his own, along with his bands Porcupine Tree and No-Man. He has also remastered and remixed classic recordings from King Crimson, Yes, and Roxy Music. Once, he was reticent about touring, but that melted away with time. Starting in earnest with the 2008 album Insurgentes , his solo career has bloomed comparatively late. When on tour, as he is now - with a date Thursday night at the Keswick Theatre - Wilson likes to get out and see what your town is all about.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 19, 2015 | By Nick Cristiano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Decades before Americana became an umbrella term to describe hard-to-categorize roots music, Delbert McClinton was tearing up roadhouses with his own "what-do-you-call-that?" blend of rhythm-and-blues, rock, soul, and honky-tonk. At 74, the Nashville-based Texas native is no longer on the road constantly, but when he does perform, he shows little sign of slowing down. He made that clear Friday night at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside, bringing his rollicking roadhouse spirit to the Philadelphia suburbs.
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