Entertainment

Santo D. Marabella’s new play ‘Getting Complete!’ tackles tough issue, the bully |Sep 27, 2014

Getting COMPLETE! is the new work from playwright Santo D. Marabella.

WTIM: Music Around Town: Sept. 24 edition |Sep 24, 2014

What’s going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.

Fine Craft is a Window to the World: Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen returns to Rittenhouse Square |Sep 23, 2014

The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen brings American-made fine craft to the autumn environs of Rittenhouse Square for a second year. During the 3-day event, patrons can peruse and buy original, hand-crafted works of contemporary furniture, functional and decorative pottery, designer clothing, fine jewelry, blown glass, and more.

ArtFusion celebrates latest educational exhibit |Sep 22, 2014

The greater Pottstown community was recently invited to the opening of ArtFusion 19464’s latest educational exhibit: Rainbow Crow and Other Stories. The exhibit features artwork inspired by Native American stories.

Families showcased at 31st annual Lyons Fiddle Festival |Sep 22, 2014

The Lyons Fiddle Festival each year features a theme. This year showcased the family band.

Studio B exhibit “Untitled: Art without Artifice” offers artistic freedom and challenge |Sep 18, 2014

In honoring the freedom inherent in the creative process, an anonymous donor invited artists to submit work that need not fit a particular theme or idea, artists who stretch boundaries in their work “because they can.

Fleetwood Community Theatre Spaghetti & Song features theme The Anatomy in Music |Sep 17, 2014

Fleetwood Community Theatre presents an evening of musical talent and food.

Reading Civic Theatre’s ‘Shrek’ captivates young fans |Sep 16, 2014

The best part of Reading Civic Theatre’s production of “Shrek the Musical” was watching all the youngsters in the audience react to the magical characters on stage. Their laughter at Donkey and Shrek’s antics was infectious.

Andulhea Heritage Chorus takes music lovers down ‘The River’ |Sep 15, 2014

Music and river lovers filled the pews at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hamburg for the sixth annual Andulhea Heritage Chorus concert on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 14. This year’s concert celebrated Pennsylvania’s 2014 River of the Year, the Schuylkill River.

Stephanie Grace to hold benefit concert, kicking off ‘Life’s Okay’ visits; food bank donations to be accepted |Sep 14, 2014

A vibrant force on the scene, Stephanie Grace is ready to stake her claim in country music. This 17-year-old is making her dreams come true with determination and vision.

Oley’s Clay on Main to show new exhibit ‘Reflections: Women Viewing Women’ |Sep 12, 2014

Clay on Main is pleased to present an exhibition curated by Amanda Condict, a local artist, graphic designer and teacher. Amanda has organized seven local artists with one common thread - how they depict women in their work.

Program on ‘Doing Your Best Work’ to be presented |Sep 9, 2014

The Perkiomen Valley Art Center will hold its monthly membership meeting and educational program on the arts on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 7:30pm at Encore Experiences (formally Harleysville Senior Center) 312 Alumni Drive, Harleysville.

Farm Country Shindig hosts The Martin Brothers and Aspen Run |Sep 9, 2014

An evening of bluegrass music will open the Farm Country Shindig season at the Fivepointville Fire Hall along Route 897 in Fivepointville on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. Featured will be The Martin Brothers and Aspen Run.

Found Objects of Industry in Kutztown: Kutztown studio What’s This? Media showcases artistic medium known as architectural and industrial salvage |Sep 8, 2014

Kutztown >> Forgotten relics from industrial salvage ranging from sewer pipes and diner stools to an 1800s face of a German clock tower are exhibited in the Kutztown studio What’s This? Media.

31st Annual Lyons Fiddle Festival features contest, entertainment and jamming Sept. 21 |Sep 3, 2014

The Lyons Fiddle Festival every year draws big crowds to Lyons Community Park, and this year the festival committee anticipates the same big turnout.

2014 Hay Creek Festival features living history demos, children’s activities, homemade food |Sep 3, 2014

Morgantown >> Preparations are underway for the 2014 Hay Creek Festival, the region’s premier historic and family event. This year’s theme is an extraordinary historic family adventure again taking visitors back through the 160 year life span of the iron making community.

Tel Hai’s Concert Season Begins Sept. 4: Philadelphia Orchestra Tuba player performs |Sep 1, 2014

Honey Brook >> The new concert season begins at Tel Hai on Thursday, Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by Carol Jantsch, principal tuba of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Honey Brook Borough hosts Rizzetta’s Tones Sept. 7 |Sep 1, 2014

Honey Brook >> The sounds of Celtic music from around the world will fill the pavilion at Honey Brook Borough Park for the final free Summer Concert of the season.

WTIM: Music Around Town: Sept. 3 edition |Aug 28, 2014

What’s going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.

What’s This?! presents Found Objects of Industry Exhibit Aug. 30: Industrial Salvage Owner Collaborates with Innovative Production Company |Aug 27, 2014

Kutztown >> Found Objects of Industry owner Leonard Schechter will have an extended gallery exhibit Saturday at the What’s This?! Media studio at 13 East Main St., Kutztown, featuring historical architectural pieces and assorted oddities including an Operay light, an antique drafting table and an 1800s clock face displayed in a modern 8-foot frame.

Historic adventure continues at Joanna Furnace |Aug 23, 2014

Morgantown >> Preparations are underway for the 2014 Hay Creek Festival, the region’s premier historic and family event. This year’s theme is an extraordinary historic family adventure again taking visitors back through the 160 year life span of the iron making community.

Playcrafters of Skippack presents The Crucible |Aug 21, 2014

While the Delaware Valley surprisingly hasn’t experienced the dreaded dog days of summer typical of August, still there is an element of substantial heat simmering amongst the cast of Playcrafters as they prepare to bring Arthur Miller’s 1953 Tony Award Winning Play, The Crucible, to the main stage this week.

Concert in the Park in Honey Brook: Spirit Wing offers something for everyone |Aug 20, 2014

Honey Brook Borough >> Burning sage, social dances, and contemporary Native American music. I’ve never been to an actual pow wow, but I can imagine that Honey Brook’s concert in the park would only be the start of one.

Dancing Tree Creations Artisans Gallery and Studio wins $25,000 marketing campaign on KYW Newsradio |Aug 19, 2014

Dancing Tree Creations Artisans Gallery and Studio has won the KYW Newsradio 2014 Small Business Challenge marketing campaign worth $25,000.

Chile Pepper Food Festival at Bowers Park Sept. 5 & 6 |Aug 18, 2014

The 19th Annual Bowers Chile Pepper Food Festival is set for Friday and Saturday September 5 and 6 at Bill DeLong Memorial Park in Bowers. A donation of $2 per person is requested. Parking is free in the park.

WTIM: Music Around Town: Aug. 20 edition |Aug 15, 2014

What’s going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.

SteelStacks’ Robin Williams film series will benefit suicide prevention foundation |Aug 14, 2014

BETHLEHEM — Robin Williams, one of the greatest comedic actors of our time, will be remembered during a special film series kicking off this weekend at ArtsQuest’s Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas at SteelStacks.

Dance school celebrates 50 years |Aug 14, 2014

Pottstown Dance Theatre, the only school in the region that performed in London during the 2012 Olympic Games, turns half a century this fall.

Be in the know for 2014 Philadelphia Folk Festival |Aug 14, 2014

From Aug. 15-17, the 53rd annual Philadelphia Folk Festival will feature dozens of performers on seven stages.

Philadelphia Folk Festival still singing at 53 |Aug 14, 2014

There are more than 60 unique, legendary and up-and-coming acts playing at this year’s Philadelphia Folk Festival — the oldest continuous event of its kind now entering its 53rd edition. Here’s a look at three acts based regionally that have very different approaches to the festival.

Boyertown students to open for Michael Ronstadt and Serenity Fisher at The State |Aug 14, 2014

Next Saturday at The State will be a night of collaboration for generations to enjoy.

Fleetwood Blues Festival benefits community |Aug 11, 2014

Eight bands, 31 vendors and more than 4,000 blues fans meshed to America’s soul music in Fleetwood Community Park Sunday at the 8th annual Fleetwood Blues Festival.

Reel Experiences with Robert Humanick: ‘Locke’: Driving through life’s decisions |Aug 11, 2014

Taking place almost exclusively within the confines of a moving vehicle, “Locke” is the kind of film that one might think was adapted for the screen after a successful stage run. To learn that such was not the case -- that the film’s pressure-cooker style was conceived deliberately with cinematic purposes in mind -- makes it an even more impressive accomplishment.

Alpha Omega’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ is a stellar production |Aug 8, 2014

Powerful music, powerful imagery and powerful performances make Alpha Omega Players’ current production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” one of the most dynamic of this theater season.

Boyertown students to open for Michael Ronstadt and Serenity Fisher at The State |Aug 8, 2014

Next Saturday at The State will be a night of collaboration for generations to enjoy.

Ron Schira, artist and art critic, hosts reception at Studio B |Aug 6, 2014

A reception celebrating the recent work of artist and art critic Ron Schira will be held at Studio B, 39 E. Philadelphia Ave. in Boyertown, PA, on Friday, Aug. 15, from 5 p.m.to 8 p.m.

Bethel artist Gail Savage displays her work at the Berk Ag Center |Aug 5, 2014

Bethel artist Gail Savage combines feathers and paint to create some of the most breath-taking, realistic artwork of wildlife, birds, and other subjects of the nature. During the months of August and September, her work will be featured at the Berks County Agricultural Center.

2014 Kutztown: 143 years of great family entertainment |Aug 4, 2014

It’s a LOVE A-FAIR at Kutztown Fair!

WTIM: Music Around Town: Aug. 6 edition |Aug 4, 2014

What’s going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.

Reading Fair brings back the queen |Jul 31, 2014

Fair-goers will see one longtime tradition resurrected for the celebration of the 160th year of the fair with The Reading Fair Queen Contest.

Flamin’ Dick and the Hot Rods take to the Reading Fair stage |Jul 31, 2014

Flamin’ Dick and the Hot Rods will take the stage at the Reading Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 7 and 9 p.m. The band, who started playing the Reading Fair in 2009, describe themselves as a ‘50s and ‘60s Rock-n-Roll Party Band.

Philadelphia Folksong Society and Historic State Theatre of Boyertown to present The Karmic Repair Company with special guests this Friday |Jul 31, 2014

In cooperation with the Philadelphia Folksong Society, The Karmic Repair Company with special guests Bovine Social Club and Gregg Cagno will appear Friday, Aug. 1, at The State Theatre of Boyertown,

Music in the Grove features old time country & gospel Aug. 10 |Jul 30, 2014

St. John Center Lutheran Church again welcomes this year “Just Friends” and “Potter’s Clay” to Music in the Grove on Sunday evening, August 10 at 6 p.m.

Honey Brook Concerts in the Park features Spirit Wing Aug. 10 |Jul 30, 2014

Honey Brook Borough’s next Concerts in The Park Summer Concert Series features Spirit Wing on Sunday, Aug. 10, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Music in the Grove features Travis Wetzel Trio Aug. 9 |Jul 30, 2014

An evening of Bluegrass music by The Travis Wetzel Trio will be held at St. John Center Lutheran Church on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 6 p.m.

Fleetwood Community Theatre’s ‘Peter Pan’ took audiences on a magical adventure |Jul 28, 2014

Young area actors got to soar to new heights in Fleetwood Community Theatre’s summer production of “Peter Pan,” much to the delight of the audience at Fleetwood Area High School last weekend.

Craig Thatcher Band to present free concert at Musikfest’s Main Stage |Jul 28, 2014

BETHLEHEM ­— Just when it seemed dark — as in the first dark night ever at Musikfest’s main stage — local blues icons The Craig Thatcher Band and Musikfest partner Coordinated Health have come together to shine the spotlight on the elements that make Musikfest one of the most unique music events in the nation.

BlueGrace performs at Music in the Grove Aug. 3 |Jul 28, 2014

St. John Center Lutheran Church will welcome BlueGRACE from St. John’s United Methodist Church in Paradise on Sunday, August 3 at 6 p.m.

R&B and Blues artist Jesse Dee hits the lineup at Musikfest |Jul 28, 2014

Boston rhythm and blues artist Jesse Dee will be making another appearance in Bethlehem this year, this time performing as one of hundreds of artists to fill the Musikfest lineup at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug.

WTIM: Music all around town: July 23 edition |Jul 22, 2014

What’s going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.