Who We Are

Introducing Delaware County’s Culture Vultures!

Edna Snidebottom, Margie Royal and Christina Perryman all worked at Delco News Network at one time, covering a variety of cultural events happening in Delaware County and the surrounding regions. We hope to keep you informed of the latest happenings  and events that you might otherwise never hear about!

Edna started off the New Year On Brigan

Edna started off the New Year on Brigantine Beach with this 2016 New Year’s baby. Two weeks later Delco Culture Vultures was born!

As Edna says, we want you all to “Be A Culture Vulture!”

We launched our site in January 2016. We thank all our readers who have helped make DelcoCultureVultures a success!

Feel free to contact us and send us your news via our contact page.

 

 

The Delco Culture Vulture Team

Site Designer/Managing Editor – Margie Royal

Videographer – Edna Snidebottom

Our Contributors:

Jeanne S. Alleva

Jeanne studied acting at People’s Light, performed in Arden’s first Acting Intern program, and won Maine State Music Theatre’s scholarship for scenic art, leading to a season with the Walnut Street Theatre. Favorite acting roles include the Narrator in Joseph…, Catherine in Pippin, Amanda in The Glass Menagerie, Hortense in Zorba, and Virginia in Bruce Graham’s premier of Early One Evening at the Rainbow Bar & Grille.  Her vocal work ranges from voiceovers for Morgan Stanley, Mylanta, Loews, and Bryn Mawr Rehab to band gigs at the TLA, 23 East (Ardmore Music Hall), and Tin Angel.  She most recently painted scenery for Fruitcakes at Footlighters, and volunteers at Phoenixville’s Colonial Theatre.

Gwen Armstrong Barker

Gwen holds a degree in Theater Arts from Temple University and is a former Hedgerow Theater Company member.  She’s worked at theaters throughout Philadelphia, Delaware County and Wilmington as a Director, Playwright and behind the scenes.

 

David Bjorkgren 

David is an award-winning journalist, editor and outstanding vocalist, and was the News of Delaware County editor for many years. If you like what David’s writing, he’s available for freelance writing and editing assignments and contracted work. He’s also available for singing engagements–weddings, funerals, concerts and other special events should you happen to be in the market for a pleasant Tenor with good musical skills and decades of singing experience. Feel free to email him at dbjorkgren50@gmail.com.

Steven Brodsky

Steven hosted a radio show for 3 and a half years. The show focused on coverage of entertainment, the arts, and all manner of culture. He is widely known for his many live on air interviews with guests such as: Rodney Crowell, Charlie Louvin, Richie Havens, Eric Whitacre (composer, conductor), Solomon Burke, Janis Ian, Percy Sledge, Billy Joe Shaver, Jack LaLanne, Bruce Morrow (Cousin Brucie), Jett Williams (daughter of Hank Williams), Pulitzer Prize-winning authors, curators, historians, scientists, and newsmakers. He welcomes email at ecandmore@outlook.com.

Margaret Darby

Margaret started reviewing the Delaware theatre and music scene and moved to Philadelphia in 2015. She has been writing for Broad Street Review, the Philadelphia Evening Post, and Opera Today.

Ellen Wilson Dilks

Ellen is a director, actor, dramaturg, and theatre reviewer. She has written for B Sharp Productions, DC Metro Theater Arts, Delco News Network, and STAGE Magazine. She has worked at several local theatres including Hedgerow Theatre, People’s Light, and The Players Club of Swarthmore.

 

Lisa Panzer

Lisa has worked for many years in theater not only as an actor, but as a director, dramaturg, produced playwright, technical director, lighting designer, stage crew, reviewer, teaching artist and roustabout. Mz. Panzer holds an MLS from Drexel University and as an undergraduate studied film, journalism, theater arts, literature and music. Lisa has also dabbled in film as an actor, script supervisor, and also researcher via her company Continuity Research Services (See http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3355274/ for additonal information). Her cats disapprove.

Edna Snidebottom (alias Betty Lou Roselle) for many years was a Graphic Artist at County Press Newspapers which eventually became Delaware County News Network.The last five to six years, she transitioned into the editorial department, writing reviews, opinion pieces and taking photos and videos. Along with her friend and co-worker Margie Royal, they created a character named Edna Snidebottom to present small videos with a comic flair which aired on the DCNN website. After leaving DCNN, sensing a need for coverage of local entertainment and cultural events, Margie created the delcoculturevultures website and brought Edna on board. Edna returned to her love of graphic design during the day and now works at Newspaper Marketing Associates which produces the Delaware County Magazine and the Main Line Chronicles. 

Amy A. Winnemore is a freelance writer and editor and a Penn State University graduate. For nearly 20 years she’s covered local news, features and theater for suburban newspapers including the NEWS of Delaware County and the Main Line Times. She writes a travel and entertainment blog, Delco Collage, and a sports blog, Running to the Beat of the Street.