Entertainment

Tens of thousands expected to see country music stars at Citadel Country Spirit USA |Aug 9, 2018

It’s a brave new world for the Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show grounds, which has the capacity for a crowd of 15,000.

Rodeo’s Drive-Thru Hollywood News: Kid Reviewer says Rod Stewart, Cyndi Lauper nail spectacular performances |Aug 8, 2018

Rod Stewart and his special guest Cyndi Lauper both nailed spectacular performances at their concert event on Aug. 3, and made fans at the PPL Center in Allentown go crazy!

Jeff Daniels balancing careers in acting, music |Aug 3, 2018

You know Jeff Daniels from his Emmy-, Tony- and Golden Globe-winning roles, but did you know that in 2012, the Martin Guitar Co. began selling an OM Jeff Daniels Custom Artist Edition Guitar?

Philadelphia Folk Festival to return with female-leaning lineup |Aug 3, 2018

This might go down in history as the Philadelphia Folk Festival’s “Year of the Woman.”

21st Riverfront Blues Festival to be held in Wilmington |Jul 27, 2018

All that activity you’ve been seeing by the Christina Riverfront means it’s almost time for the Riverfront Blues Festival in Tubman-Garrett Park.

Genesius Theatre raises the roof with ‘Memphis’ |Jul 27, 2018

“Get ready to jump and jive like a demon possessed, the devil’s in the music, the music is blessed,” as Genesius Theatre raises the roof with the hot, hot, hot Rhythm and Blues musical comedy, “Memphis,” which opens Aug.

The Wild Hymns perform neo-folk at free Honey Brook Concert in the Park |Jul 25, 2018

The free Honey Brook Borough Concert in the Park series continues Aug. 5 with a performance by The Wild Hymns from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Reading Library sponsoring comic book illustration workshop |Jul 23, 2018

On Monday, Aug. 6, Reading Public Library will partner with the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and Dollar General Literacy Foundation to provide a teen workshop on comic book art. The workshop will be held at the RPL Teen Loft, Main Library, 100 S.

Watch ‘The Incredibles!’ at Family Movie in the Park |Jul 23, 2018

Bring blankets or chairs, flashlights, and snacks to enjoy a family-friendly movie favorite on the big screen during Family Movie in the Park at the Gring’s Mill Recreation Area amphitheater at 8 p.

Leesport native and band Wood Belly win 1st at Tulluride Bluegrass Festival |Jul 23, 2018

Leesport native Chris Weist and the other members of the bluegrass band Wood Belly won 1st place at the 2018 Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colorado on June 23.

Hawk Mountain hosts inaugural Birds and Brew |Jul 23, 2018

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary will host its inaugural Birds and Brew event from 5 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 11 at the Sanctuary Amphitheater in Kempton. Proceeds from the event directly support the Sanctuary’s global conservation science research and educational programming.

Rock to the Oldies with The Fabulous Greaseband |Jul 19, 2018

Saturday, July 28 will start off with the Kutztown Community Partnership’s 4th Annual Kutztown Kruizz on Main Street from noon to 5 p.m., followed by the Borough of Kutztown’s free concert with The Fabulous Greaseband at Kutztown Park from 6 to 8 p.

Swing Fever brings back swinging sounds of Big Bands to Kutztown Park |Jul 12, 2018

Take a trip back in time to the sounds of the Big Bands during that Swing era, as we welcome the return of the renowned swing band Swing Fever to the Kutztown Park Bandshell from 7 to 9 p.m. on July 21.

Kutztown Kruizz attracts anticipated 300 vehicles, thousands of spectators |Jul 11, 2018

Cars of all sorts head to Kutztown on Saturday, July 28 for the 4th annual Kutztown Kruizz.

Berks native debuts new web series ‘Cypher’ at Reading IMAX |Jul 11, 2018

Berks County native and current Los Angeles resident Joseph Lisa debuts his new web series prologue “Cypher” during a free screening at the Reading Movies 11 and IMAX on Sunday, July 29, at 4 p.

Yocum Teens perform ‘The Commedia Rapunzel’ at Berks libraries |Jul 7, 2018

Yocum Institute Teens present “The Commedia Rapunzel” at Berks County libraries for the Summer Reading Program.

National Liberty Museum presents ‘Spacelab: An Interstellar Exhibit of Glass Art’ |Jul 6, 2018

“Spacelab: An Interstellar Exhibit of Glass Art,” a new installation at the National Liberty Museum, examines humanity’s relationship with the universe, including space travel; extraterrestrial beings and intergalactic discoveries; and the vastness and mystery of space.

Winds blow ‘Mary Poppins’ to Fleetwood July 19 to 21 |Jul 6, 2018

Fleetwood Community Theatre is proud to announce the opening of “Mary Poppins” on July 19. The production will play at the Fleetwood High School Auditorium, 803 N. Richmond St., Fleetwood, for four performances only, July 19, July 20 and July 21 at 7 p.

Berks Art Alliance exhibit at Heritage of Green Hills July 13 |Jul 5, 2018

The Heritage of Green Hills, a healthy life plan community, will host a reception for the opening of an exhibition of artwork by 10 members of the Berks Art Alliance (BAA). The reception will be held at the community on Friday, July 13, from 3 to 4:30 p.

Step Back in Time or head to concert by Sterling Koch and Freeway Jam on July 22 |Jul 5, 2018

Step Back in Time Day will be held July 22, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Berks County Heritage Center in Bern Township.

Rodeo’s Drive-Thru Hollywood News: Sail away with Styx, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and Tesla |Jul 2, 2018

I love rock ’n roll! On June 30, I had a chance to see Tesla, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, and Styx at The Giant Center in Hershey. A lot of people came out to see these historical artists who have changed the meaning of music during the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s, and their decades of hits.

WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Come out for Vet Fest, Kutztown Folk Festival and much more |Jun 29, 2018

Salute to vets SteelStacks: Vet Fest returns to 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 7 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 8. Highlights of the free festival include a motorcycle Bike Run at 11:30 a.

FOURTH OF JULY: Celebrate the holiday with slices of Americana all around the region |Jun 28, 2018

Did you know that America’s birthday is technically July 2?

Sounds of Dixieland era uplift spirits at Kutztown Park July 14 |Jun 28, 2018

The Borough of Kutztown will welcome back to the Kutztown Park bandshell stage the sounds of Ben Mauger’s Dixieland Band. They will be performing from 7 to 9 p.m., in the Borough of Kutztown’s 2018 Concert Series in the Park on July 14.

CONCERT PREVIEW: Jeffrey Gaines releases studio album, plays at The Kennett Flash |Jun 22, 2018

For Jeffrey Gaines, the release of “Alright,” his first album in 15 years, is the culmination of a body of work that has long established his standing as one of music’s most gifted songwriters, vocalists and performers.

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler finds sweet emotion with Nashville solo album; performs at Sands Bethlehem Event Center |Jun 21, 2018

Steven Tyler as a country singer?

Legends of folk Stephen Stills and Judy Collins’ tour stops at Santander Performing Arts Center |Jun 20, 2018

Think about how uncommon it is for a songwriter to go on tour with the muse of one of his or her well-known songs.

Concert: A Touch of Blues at Gring’s Mill |Jun 20, 2018

Take a captivating musical journey experiencing some of your favorite blues, jazz, and standard songs with “A Touch of Blues.” The concert will be held on Sunday, July 1, from 6 to 8 p.

Outdoor dining premieres at Fox Berkshire |Jun 20, 2018

Wyomissing, PA-based Fox Theatres recently announced the grand opening of Fox Patio at Fox Berkshire, 800 Berkshire Boulevard in Wyomissing. The stunning new 45-seat outdoor dining area, located in front of the theater’s glass enclosed lobby, opened on Memorial Day weekend and will kick-off its official grand opening with a weekend series of free live events beginning Thursday, June 28.

The Cramer Brothers Band performs at Kutztown Park June 30 |Jun 20, 2018

The Borough of Kutztown welcomes The Cramer Brothers Band to the Kutztown Park Bandshell from 7 to 9 p.m. on June 30 as part of the 2018 Borough of Kutztown Concert Series in the Park.

Music enthusiasts invited to KU International Summer Chamber Music Festival |Jun 20, 2018

The 8th annual Kutztown University International Summer Chamber Music Festival features concerts each evening July 1 - 6 and a closing concert on July 7 at 2 p.m. All concerts and workshops are free and open to the public.

PHILADELPHIA: New experiences await on Museum of the American Revolution’s Floor 0 |Jun 18, 2018

What was life like in Philadelphia during the 1700s and the Revolutionary War?

CONCERT BEST BETS: Harry Connick Jr. kicks off the concert week; Roger Daltrey, Street Dogs, among the week’s concerts |Jun 16, 2018

Welcome to ‘Seven in Seven,’ where each week we take a look at shows coming to the region over the next week. Whether your musical tastes are rock and roll, jazz, heavy metal, singer-songwriter or indie, there’ll always be something to check out in the coming days.

Summer Art Workshops with Ozzie Sneddon announced at Studio B |Jun 14, 2018

Nine Weeks of Creative Fun! Creative Design Challenges! Outdoor Drawing opportunities in the area! Fantastical Figure Drawing! General Artistic Skill Development! Visiting Local Art Spots!

The 60s Boys perform free concert at Kutztown Park June 23 |Jun 14, 2018

As part of the 2018 Borough of Kutztown Concert Series in the Park, The 60s Boys will take the stage on Saturday night, June 23, from 7 to 9:15 p.m. to entertain the crowd.

Hamburg Hoopla showcases musicians, supports Hamburg girl, 9, thru-hiking AT for St. Jude Hospital |Jun 14, 2018

The Hamburg Area Arts Alliance will be honoring local musicians during a one day music festival on Saturday, June 23. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, and enjoy beer, wine and food available for purchase.

MOVIE REVIEW: Pixar’s ‘Incredible 2’ dazzles almost a decade and a half after original |Jun 13, 2018

In 2032, “Incredibles 3” really should be something.

MUSIC: A quick look at area music festivals and some tips to make the best of each |Jun 11, 2018

Forget Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and the like; why spent time and money traveling to music festivals around the country when there’s more than enough of them right in our very own backyard? This year sees a record number of events that qualify as a destination fest to some, but a short drive away for locals along with the regular touring spectaculars.

CONCERT PREVIEW: The Posies needs your help with album re-release project |Jun 7, 2018

Seattle area indie rock/power pop band The Posies are marking their 30th anniversary this year by issuing three expanded re-releases of fan-favorite albums originally put out by Geffen Records.

EAT & DRINK: Rock Your Lunch, Mac & Cheese Cookoff among upcoming tasty events |Jun 6, 2018

June is Bucks County Wine Month because “sometimes celebrations are too big for one day - or a weekend.” The Bucks County Wine Trail’s eight wineries offer specialty tastings, music and more.

MOVIE REVIEW: In reasonably fun spinoff ‘Ocean’s 8,’ it’s Sandra Bullock’s turn to go for the big score |Jun 6, 2018

George Clooney’s supposedly dead Danny Ocean hangs like a specter over “Ocean’s 8,” a reasonably enjoyable sequel of sorts to the Steven Soderbergh-directed trilogy of “Ocean’s” films that starred Clooney and also featured Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and other notables in the 2000s.

Get Buggy with it: Academy of Natural Sciences opens new exhibit, ‘Xtreme Bugs’ |Jun 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA >> Bugs, bugs and more bugs.

Celebrate the Summer Solstice at the Berks County Heritage Center |Jun 4, 2018

Join us on Thursday, June 21, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. to celebrate the longest day of the year with a variety of activities for the whole family!

Kid reviewer: Journey and Def Leppard on new Hershey stage leave fans ‘Still Believin’ |Jun 4, 2018

I first started learning about Journey when I heard the song “Don’t Stop Believin’” and I was introduced to Def Leppard when “Pour Some Sugar On Me” played on the radio.

Studio B presents ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ |May 30, 2018

Studio B Fine Art Gallery, 39A East Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown, is pleased to announce the opening of “All Creatures Great and Small” on Friday, June 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibit is sponsored by BB&T bank and Cowpainters, LLC — fabricators of Boyertown’s Bear Fever bears.

5K Run for Wine added to this year’s Taste of Kutztown |May 30, 2018

Kutztown Rotary’s 9th annual Taste of Kutztown wine, beer, food and crafts festival will feature some significant changes when it takes place June 9 in Kutztown Park from noon to 5 p.m.

Trashcan Sinatras’ ‘One Night, Two Albums’ tour comes to Sellersville Theater |May 25, 2018

The Scottish band Trashcan Sinatras are taking a rare look back with a “One Night, Two Albums” tour of the U.S. and Canada. It brings them to Sellersville Theater May 27.

EAT & DRINK: Kick off summer with local new eats, plenty of refreshments |May 23, 2018

Beer and strawberries and fundraisers, oh my! But first, here’s what’s new on the restaurant scene.

Frog Holler performs indie-rock at Kutztown Park June 2 |May 23, 2018

Frog Holler returns by popular demand to perform at the Kutztown Park Bandshell from 7 to 9 p.m. on June 2.

Hawk Mountain Arts Tour features wide variety of art |May 23, 2018

The 13th annual Hawk Mountain Arts Tour, held June 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., is a free self-guided driving tour held every year on the first Saturday in June. The self-guided driving tour winds about a 25-mile radius all within scenic Albany Township, this year with a satellite location at Hamburg Park.