For their new book, Valley Forge (Simon & Schuster, 432 pages), bestselling author Tom Clavin and New Jersey-based scribe Bob Drury delve into what life was really like at the storied encampment—and how George Washington kept the troops going as they suffered through bitter cold and other adverse conditions. Drury discusses the book at Radnor Memorial Library on March 26.
Taste of the Main Line—one of the area’s most highly anticipated spring events—is on hiatus this year. In its place, the Emergency Aid of Pennsylvania Foundation is hosting a 105th Anniversary Party at the Bercy in Ardmore. As with Taste, proceeds benefit the organization’s scholarship and grant programs.
Formidable Austin, Texas, guitar ace Gary Clark Jr. headlines the Metropolitan Opera House on March 29. He’s touring behind the new This Land, an outspoken, artistically diverse set of tunes that covers all the bases, from blues and soul to rock and hip-hop.
Two local companies on the rise are tackling two very different works for the stage this month. March 29-April 22, West Chester’s Resident Theatre Company presents the musical version of the 1988 Steve Martin comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. And in Chester Springs,
SALT Performing Arts’ version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame is based on the classic Victor Hugo novel and features songs from the Disney animated feature. It runs March 15-24.