Blythe Danner, Fred Willard to celebrate with Academy of Music

Locally raised actress Blythe Danner and funnyman Fred Willard are special guests at the Academy of Music's 152 anniversary concert Jan. 24. Danner hosts and Willard will perform an ode to the Academy's newly-restored chandelier. James Taylor will also perform some of his greatest hits with the Philadelphia Orchestra led by Christoph Eschenbach. The show starts at 7:30 and is followed by the Academy Ball at the Park Hyatt Philadelphia at the Bellevue. For gala information, call the Academy of Music Restoration Fund Office at 215-893-1940. Concert-only tickets are $183 (of which $148.50 is tax-deductible. For more info, call 215-893-1999 or click here.