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The Riverside Concert Series

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

The Riverside Concert Series, Jazz Age on the Delaware and the Mansion Concert come to Glen Foerd

Glen Foerd on the Delaware announces the start of an exciting season of musical events starting with the Riverside Concert Series and includes Jazz Age on the Delaware and concluding with the Mansion Concert: Classics to Ragtime.

The Riverside Concert Series kicks off on Thursday, June 8th with The Philadelphia Banjo Society, playing traditional banjo, show and sing-along tunes, the fun continues on Thursday, July 13th with the Rendition Jazz Band and finishes on Thursday, August 10th with Jean Therapy, a 70s jazz-rock, Latin fusion, retro, and modern mix band. All shows are pay what you wish at the door, bring your own lawn chair 7:00-8:00pm, rain or shine.

Join us for the Mansion Concert: Classics to Ragtime featuring Jeffrey Uhlig and Mark O’Kain Saturday, August 12th 1:00-2:00pm, $15 per person, members $10.

About Glen Foerd
Glen Foerd is a historic estate located on 18-acres at the confluence of the Poquessing Creek and Delaware River. Glen Foerd is a Fairmount Park property; the site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and its grounds are listed as a Historic American Landscape Survey site, one of only 24 in Pennsylvania. The mission of Glen Foerd on the Delaware is to connect visitors to its legacy through programs in the arts, nature and history and to preserve and protect the landscape, buildings and collections for the enjoyment and enrichment of the community and future generations.

Phoenixville Firebird Festival

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

PHOENIXVILLE, PA — the 13th Annual Phoenixville Firebird Festival was held on December 3, 2016. The entire town joins in the celebration with over 20 bands playing throughout the business district. What musicians were not playing inside could be found on the streets and marching in the parade. A drum brigade, firebird dancers and a marching band led the procession from town to the fire location. There a two-story tall wooden bird was set ablaze.

West Chester Noise Ordinance

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

by Staff Writers

MOTION TO DECLARE WEST CHESTER ORDINANCE § 73-1 B (1) (B) UNCONSTITUTIONAL

WEST CHESTER, PA — The West Chester Borough Noise Ordinance is being called into question after several West Chester Police officers have used the ordinance to justify harassment, hate crimes and civil rights violations against street musicians.

Over the past several months, two musicians have been physically assaulted and arrested by West Chester Police Officers. Scores of other citations have been issued under the Borough’s noise ordinance.

One citizen who has been cited on three different occasions, was not even playing music or making noise. The individual was found not guilty in all cases, but suffered financial loss in fighting the corrupt police officers. The same person has been stalked, harassed and threatened by police officers for having filed complaints against the police officers.

On October 5, 2016, the defendant was found not guilty of a noise violation in the Court Of Common Pleas. Part of the trial included a motion to dismiss:
“The ordinance is overbroad, on its face and as applied to defendant in that it prohibits constitutionally protected expressive activity.”

The lawyer for the defendant brought a guitar into the courtroom and proved it was impossible to play the guitar under the ordinance.

“The ordinance violates the freedoms of expression as guaranteed by the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution and Article 1 § 7 of the Pennsylvania Constitution.”

After the hearing the Judge said, “I wish I could have found him guilty, so that I could rule on the constitutionality of the ordinance.”

More on Harassment, Civil Rights Violations and Hate Crimes in West Chester, PA