QUICK COOK: Pita goes fresh and elegant |Mar 21, 2018

I recently had this salmon sandwich at a San Francisco restaurant and I have to say, it’s a dish worth copying. I raced to the market, then to the kitchen to develop my own twist on it.

CONCERT PREVIEW: Beatles tribute show to spotlight ‘Sgt. Pepper’ at Academy of Music in Philadelphia |Mar 20, 2018

Join Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band this weekend.

CONCERT PREVIEW: Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band delivers finger-lickin’ good Country Blues; comes to World Café Live |Mar 20, 2018

Reverend Peyton is a larger than life figure who delivers boot stompin’ backwoods country blues music on just about any stringed instrument, and that includes customizing shotguns and axes into playable instruments, while keeping them functional.

Reading Symphony presents an evening of all-Gershwin works |Mar 19, 2018

The Reading Symphony Orchestra presents an evening of all-Gershwin works, entitled Glorious Gershwin, on Saturday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Santander Performing Arts Center. Acclaimed British pianist Simon Mulligan joins the orchestra, led by Maestro Andrew Constantine, for Gershwin’s iconic Rhapsody in Blue, and bass-baritone and leading interpreter of the Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Kevin Deas, is featured in selections from the beloved American opera.

Genesius Kids present ‘The Music Man Kids’ |Mar 19, 2018

Performing at Genesius Theatre, 153 North 10th Street, Reading, The Genesius Production of Music Man Kids is part of a series offered by Music Theatre International to take their big shows and tailor them down for children to perform.

ON STAGE: Upper Darby Performing Arts Center presents ‘Artrageous’ |Mar 16, 2018

“Artrageous,” a one-of-a-kind interactive art and music experience, will be staged at Upper Darby Performing Art Center on March 22 at 7:30 p.m. A team of artists paints at electric speed and creates giant works of art accompanied by live music, powerful vocals and creative choreography.

CONCERT HIGHLIGHTS: K.Flay kicks off the week’s best bets |Mar 16, 2018

Welcome to “Seven in Seven,” where each Friday 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.

Brandywine Library hosts Wine and Stein April 14 |Mar 15, 2018

Brandywine Community Library will be holding its annual community fundraiser, at 6 p.m. on April 14 at the Henry Auditorium located on The Lutheran Home at Topton campus.

Kiss A Pig candidate hosts Adult Easter Egg Festival at Setter Ridge Vineyards, Kutztown |Mar 15, 2018

Kiss A Pig Candidate, Heather Moyer, for Olivet Boys & Girls Club will be hosting her first fundraising event an Adult Easter Egg Truck & Food Truck Festival on March 24 at Setter Ridge Vineyards, Kutztown.

CONCERT PREVIEW: Violinist Regina Carter pays tribute to Ella Fitzgerald at Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater |Mar 14, 2018

Regina Carter, a virtuoso jazz violinist who has also dabbled in other genres, presents Simply Ella, her tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, at the Perelman Theater.

Spend St. Patrick’s Day with Mat Kearney at Fillmore Philadelphia |Mar 13, 2018

Pop singer/songwriter Mat Kearney, whose voice has an eerie similarity to Coldplay’s Chris Martin, is bound for the Fillmore Philadelphia March 17.

RADIO: Preston & Steve reflect on 20 years on the air in Philly |Mar 13, 2018

A notable subplot to this year’s 50th anniversary of Philadelphia’s WMMR becoming a rock station is the 20th anniversary of “Preston & Steve” morning duo Preston Elliot and Steve Morrison.

Pablo Batista: Carrying the torch for Latin Jazz. Performs as part of Bass BootCamp All-Star Concert at Ardmore Music Hall |Mar 12, 2018

Following in the footsteps of Mario Bauza, Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, Eddie Palmieri and Machito, internationally renowned award winning master percussionist, songwriter, producer, bandleader and educator Pablo Batista is spearheading a movement to bring Latin jazz into the mainstream.

LOCAL MUSIC: Gerald Veasley presents Bass Bootcamp + All-Star Concert at Ardmore Music Hall |Mar 12, 2018

Gerald Veasley, one of Philadelphia’s most celebrated bassists and a bass instructor at University of the Arts in Philadelphia, is presenting the Bass BootCamp All-Star Concert at Ardmore Music Hall on March 17.

WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Phoenixville’s Kevin Fulmer performs during St. Catrick’s Day benefit event; some restaurants extend DineKOP |Mar 9, 2018

Good tastes DineKOP Restaurant Week: Twenty-eight restaurants will be participating in the fourth DineKOP Restaurant Week through March 11, offering special three-course prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus.

EVENT: Delight in original designs, handmade crafts in Oaks |Mar 8, 2018

The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival returns to Halls A and B of the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center March 16-18.

RACING: Region boasts venues where you can meet that need for speed |Mar 8, 2018

Race season officially began Feb. 18 with NASCAR’s Daytona 500 in Florida. But you don’t necessarily have to go on a long interstate trip to enjoy the excitement of racing.

Paintings by Marilyn J. Fox on display at Clay on Main in Oley |Mar 8, 2018

Over four new paintings by Marilyn J. Fox of Kutztown will be on exhibit at Clay on Main, 313 Main Street, Oley. Fox has created an entire new body of paintings, ranging in size from 6 inches by 9 inches to 36 inches by 48 inches during a flurry of creativity that began in late 2017.

Spring lineup of Half Moon Café Music announced |Mar 8, 2018

The Half Moon Café, hosted by Clay on Main in Oley, has a harmonious spring planned.

Berks and West-Mont Christian students perform ‘Seussical: The Musical’ |Mar 8, 2018

Berks Christian School, 926 Philadelphia Ave, Birdsboro, in partnership with West-Mont Christian Academy, 873 S. Hanover St., Pottstown, is proud to present “Seussical: The Musical” on March 22 to 24.

Governor Mifflin presents ‘Into the Woods’ |Mar 8, 2018

When the pit orchestra plays the first few notes of this year’s Spring Swing production of “Into the Woods,” the audience will hear an anxiously staccato beat of music that invokes a feeling of anticipation and excitement.

Louie Anderson talks the acting role of his career; will perform in Sellersville |Mar 6, 2018

Some say, if you want to understand your parents, you have to walk a mile in their shoes.

ON STAGE: People’s Light presents ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ |Mar 5, 2018

Anne Frank was born in Germany in 1929, but when the Nazis took control of the country, her family moved to the Netherlands. Then the Nazis took over that country in the second year of World War II.

CONCERT PREVIEW: Stu Hamm brings his one-man show to the Kennett Flash |Mar 5, 2018

One of the world’s preeminent bass players that helped usher in the slapping and two-handed tapping technique, Stu Hamm continues to flourish as a solo artist, sideman, songwriter and producer.

CONCERT PREVIEW: Five For Fighting makes Colonial Theatre debut |Mar 5, 2018

Coveting a music career that was nearly derailed from the outset, John Ondrasik, who performs and records under the name Five For Fighting, remembers the challenges he faced as an unknown artist.

WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Get ready to DineKOP Restaurant Week, OJR’s craft show and much more |Mar 2, 2018

Good tastes DineKOP Restaurant Week: Twenty-eight restaurants will be participating in the fourth DineKOP Restaurant Week from March 5-11, offering special three-course prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus.

COMEDY: Rob Schneider’s ‘Please Join Me for an Evening of Lies’ in Sellersville Saturday |Mar 1, 2018

Comedy, even the lowbrow variety, requires a lot of forethought.

‘David Bowie for Kids!’: Concert brings the tunes of the Thin White Duke to Ardmore Music Hall |Mar 1, 2018

Are you a parent who’s tired of listening to “Baby Beluga” in the car with your kids? Do you long for the days of rocking out to “Rebel Rebel” and “Suffragette City” with the windows down and the volume up? You’re in luck.

Plant artists explore ‘Wonders of Water’ theme with exhibit during Philadelphia Flower Show |Feb 28, 2018

The Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators presents the fine art exhibit “Wet Feet: Plants That Live in a Watery World” at the 2018 Philadelphia Flower Show March 3-11 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th and Arch streets, Philadelphia.

MOVIE REVIEW: While clumsy, spy tale ‘Red Sparrow’ mostly succeeds at holding interest |Feb 28, 2018

Just like the spy work it celebrates and likely exaggerates, “Red Sparrow” can be pretty messy.

MUSIC: Lilly Winwood opening for dad’s current tour — five things to know |Feb 28, 2018

Lilly Winwood has gone into the “family business” — quite happily, in fact.

MUSIC: Steve Winwood on the road with ‘Greatest Hits Live Tour’. Makes three stops in the region |Feb 28, 2018

Few artists have reached the same kind of “Higher Love” with music as Steve Winwood.

MUSIKFEST 2018: Local tattoo artist behind new Musikfest logo |Feb 27, 2018

Musikfest isn’t until Aug. 3-12, but the marketing for the annual summer event has already begun with the unveiling of this year’s official festival artwork.

Fleetwood presents ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ March 15 to 18 |Feb 27, 2018

Fleetwood Area High School is putting on a production of “Bye Bye Birdie,” this musical season.

Philadelphia Eagles past and present appearing in Valley Forge at Sportscard & Memorabilia Show |Feb 26, 2018

With scheduled appearances by several Super Bowl Champion Eagles, Valley Forge Casino Resort should be popular a popular place March 2-4.

EAT & DRINK: You won’t want to miss these tasty events |Feb 22, 2018

From foodie fundraisers to a vintner’s dinner, mark your calendar. You won’t want to miss these events.

Literary and visual art come together in Studio B’s “Let’s Rant” opening |Feb 22, 2018

Studio B, 39A East Philadelphia Ave. in Boyertown, is pleased to announce the opening of “Let’s Rant,” the studio’s fifth annual show and book release combining literary and visual art.

MODERN CIDERING: Try your hand at making cider — or — enjoy some of the locally-made refreshment |Feb 21, 2018

“Do you want to see the cidery?” asked Brian Dressler of Dressler Estate, leading the way to a converted garage in Downingtown.

Citadel announces title sponsorship of new Country Music Festival in Chester County |Feb 21, 2018

Exton-based Citadel today announced its title sponsorship of a new, three-day country music festival coming to Chester County’s Brandywine Valley Aug. 24-26.

Welsh Mountain Concert hosted March 7 in New Holland |Feb 21, 2018

The Welsh Mountain Home is hosting a bluegrass/country style gospel music concert, featuring the Roland Zimmerman Family, on Wednesday, March 7, at 6 p.m. in the chapel. This chapel is also used by the Mountain Spring Mennonite Church.

Grammy-winner drops by Montgomery County Community College Center for Music Technology. MORE: Nearing completion, a recording, mixing and mastering suite will be open to the public |Feb 20, 2018

Montgomery County Community College’s Lively Arts Series recently hosted five-time Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger and band leader Terence Blanchard.

THEATER: A brilliant and complex musical: ‘Next to Normal’ on stage at Media Theatre |Feb 20, 2018

Diana has been dealing with her issues for many years. She lives with her very supportive husband Dan and her brilliant teenage daughter Natalie. She seeks treatment to remedy her issues but at times, they are too large to handle.

BEER SCENE: Local craft, regional legacy, German brewers in the spotlight at area events |Feb 19, 2018

Feb. 24 is a red-letter day for local craft beer drinkers.

RESTAURANTS: Original artwork prominent in the ambience at King of Prussia’s Founding Farmers |Feb 19, 2018

Founding Farmers co-owner Dan Simons explained why 47,000 family farmers have invested in restaurants in the Washington D.C. area and King of Prussia. It’s about changing up the way profits are distributed in the supply chain.

Art exhibits on display now at Reading Public Museum |Feb 19, 2018

Keith Haring: Symbolic Gestures is on display now through April 15, 2018 at the Reading Public Museum.

Talisman Players presents ‘Pinnochio’ at Boyertown State Theatre March 3 |Feb 19, 2018

It was a news article in the Boyertown Times on Feb. 8, written by Lisa Mitchell of the Kutztown Patriot, that the Talisman Players were performing the children’s production of “Pinnochio” in Kutztown that led State Theatre president, Charles Haddad to ask himself, “Why Not In Boyertown at the State Theatre”?

WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Coming up next is a Mummers Mardi Gras Parade, music, art and more |Feb 16, 2018

Bring it home Greater Philadelphia Expo Center: The Philly Home + Garden Show runs 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 16, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 17 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 18 at 100 Station Ave., Upper Providence.

Berks Choir Games March 10 at Abe Lincoln Ballroom |Feb 16, 2018

The Berks Choir Games was established by the Reading Choral Society in 2014 as a festival to share, inspire, and celebrate the continued creation of and love for excellent and diverse choral music in Berks County and beyond.

Genesius Theatre presents “Thoroughly Modern Mille” |Feb 16, 2018

Genesius Theatre’s Theatrical Teen Company is performing that thoroughly modern musical “Thoroughly Modern Mille.” Each year at this time the Genesius Teen Theatre Company, usually performs what we used to call our Junior Show, but this new batch of Genesius Teens are all grown up and so very talented that they are presenting the full version of the show, not an abbreviated version of the musical.

Ice Age Mammals exhibit on display now at Reading Public Museum |Feb 16, 2018

After the Dinosaurs: Ice Age Mammals on view now through May 6, 2018 at the Reading Public Museum.