Entertainment

Bev Conklin brings the Blues to Boyertown |Jan 23, 2015

Award winning Blues vocalist and songwriter Bev Conklin makes her return to The Historic State Theatre of Boyertown 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. on the night of the event.

WTIM: Music around town Jan. 28 edition |Jan 23, 2015

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

Music fans get up-close concert at Young Ones in Kutztown |Jan 23, 2015

Kutztown’s record store Young Ones drew music fans in Thursday night for an in-store performance by bands Panic and Hate to Say It.

At The Movies With Rodeo Marie HansonKid reviewer gives 4 popcorn boxes for “Paddington” (Studio Canal) |Jan 23, 2015

Rodeo Marie Hanson, 8, of Fleetwood, has a tremendous amount of enthusiasm for all things Hollywood.

Kutztown jewelry store exhibits watercolor paintings |Jan 23, 2015

Dunkelberger’s Fine Jewelry & Gifts, 281 Main Street in Kutztown, owned and operated by Jane L. Lantz and James R. Springer, have agreed to exhibit two original watercolor paintings by Rod Skidmore.

Bev Conklin and Friends bring Americana sound to The Historic State Theatre of Boyertown |Jan 23, 2015

Bev Conklin and Friends will be returning with their Americana sound to The Historic State Theatre of Boyertown 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31.

A lover’s feast filled with chocolate treats: Valentine’s Breakfast Buffet at Historic Joanna Furnace will be held Feb. 14 |Jan 21, 2015

You and your Valentine (and don’t forget the rest of the family) can enjoy a unique Valentine’s Day experience. Indulge in a chocolate enhanced buffet menu and become acquainted with the site and the people of Historic Joanna Furnace.

Morgantown Coffee House Open Mic features Lancaster County musician Jim Conners |Jan 20, 2015

Morgantown Coffee House patrons danced and sang with Lancaster County musician Jim Conners Jan. 17.

WTIM: Music around town Jan. 21 edition |Jan 19, 2015

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

Recovering addict’s confessional poetry conveys message of hope |Jan 19, 2015

“Prior Restraints,” Catherine J. Mahony’s first chapbook, is now available for purchase on Amazon.com. All proceeds from the book will be used to assist addicts and alcoholics on their path to recovery.

Clay on Main, Oley, to offer Soap Making Workshop |Jan 19, 2015

Clay on Main will offer a Soap Making Workshop on Saturday, Feb. 14, from 10 to 1 p.m.

Bluegrass Jam wows judges at 2015 PA Farm Show’s Got Talent |Jan 16, 2015

A group of Berks and Lancaster County teenage musicians picked up the grand prize at the 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show Talent Competition on Sunday, Jan. 11 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show.

‘Huggy Bear’ added to Boyertown’s Bear Fever Project to bring greater understanding of emotional and mental health issues |Jan 16, 2015

Students from Boyertown Junior High West’s Healthy Kids Club: Kids Who Care Club, welcomed “Huggy Bear,” to their campus on Thursday, Jan. 15, by giving him just what he wants for himself and what he thinks everyone needs: lots of hugs.

KICK-The INXS Experience comes to Boyertown stage |Jan 16, 2015

KICK- The INXS Experience, the nation’s only tribute to the internationally acclaimed rock band- INXS, will be appearing at the Historic State Theatre of Boyertown at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015.

Montgomery County Community College: TriCounty High School Art Exhibition to be held |Jan 15, 2015

High school students from Montgomery, Chester and Berks counties will showcase their artwork at Montgomery County Community College’s second annual TriCounty High School Art Exhibition and Competition at its Fine Arts Gallery, North Hall, 16 High Street, Pottstown.

WTIM: Music around town Jan. 14 edition |Jan 12, 2015

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

Studio B announces ‘The Modern Farm’ opening reception, Friday, Jan. 16 |Jan 9, 2015

Studio B, 39A East Philadelphia Avenue in Boyertown, Pa., is pleased to announce Amanda C. Burdan, Ph.D., Associate Curator for the Brandywine River Museum of Art, as juror for “The Modern Farm”, the studio’s 7th annual show featuring the area’s agricultural roots.

Berks County resident publishes book chronicling life on family farm in Blue Marsh region |Jan 9, 2015

A lifelong resident of Berks County, has published a book chronicling life on his family’s farm prior to it being seized by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for construction of the Blue Marsh Dam.

Berks Youth Chorus performs pops concert Up and Down the Radio Dial at Kutztown University |Jan 7, 2015

Berks Youth Chorus announces its second pops concert, Up and Down the Radio Dial, at 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 8, at Schaeffer Auditorium, Kutztown University, in Kutztown.

An evening of Bluegrass featuring The Blades of Grass |Jan 6, 2015

An evening of Bluegrass music featuring The Blades of Grass will be held at the Fivepointville Fire Hall, Route 897 in Fivepointville on Saturday, Feb. 7.

Vagabond Musical: Super Heroes take to stage in Starmites |Jan 6, 2015

Nominated for six Tony Awards, including best musical, Starmites is a rock and role comic book that is great for the whole family!

Elton John and his band come to Reading Feb. 28 |Jan 6, 2015

Elton John and his band return to Reading, Pa. on Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Santander Arena as part of the “All The Hits” tour. The tour will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career, including a selection of songs from his highly acclaimed remastered album, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.

Chester County youth walk the red carpet for record release |Jan 6, 2015

When the Chameleon Music School in Philadelphia offered its expertise and studio recording capabilities to the nonprofit Friendship Circle, its instructors had no idea they’d be embarking on a life-changing experience.

Organ Concert at Garden Spot Village: Margaret Marsch will perform on Saturday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. |Jan 6, 2015

Margaret Marsch will perform an organ serenade as part of the Saturday Evening Concert Series at Garden Spot Village on Saturday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m.

Young Ones, Kutztown, offers free in-store concerts by 3 local bands |Jan 5, 2015

Young Ones Records in Kutztown is coming back after a holiday hiatus hosting free in-store performances by three local bands set for Jan. 10 and 22.

WTIM: Music around town Jan. 7 edition |Jan 5, 2015

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

Remington Ryde presents evening of bluegrass |Dec 29, 2014

An evening of bluegrass music will be held on Saturday, Jan. 3 at the Fivepointville Fire Hall, Route 897 in Fivepointville.

Upper Hanover boy ‘excited’ to perform in ‘Les Miserables’ |Dec 29, 2014

MEDIA >> As the lyrics of “Les Miserables” proclaim, “When the beating of your heart echoes the beating of the drums,” so it was for 9-year-old Timmy Woodward Jr. on opening night.

WTIM: Music around town Dec. 31 edition |Dec 26, 2014

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

Classic holiday ballet, The Nutcracker, presented at Warwick High School Jan. 3 |Dec 22, 2014

Laurel Dance Company’s version of the classic holiday ballet, The Nutcracker, will be presented at Warwick High School Auditorium, 301 West Orange Street in Lititz on Jan. 3.

ReadingFilm presents free screening of Wyomissing High grad’s latest project |Dec 19, 2014

ReadingFilm, a GoGreater Reading program, is pleased to announce the latest in its ever-growing list of free screening premieres of films shot in Greater Reading or by filmmakers with ties to Reading.

Brinton Lodge hosts first Holiday Bizarre Bazaar |Dec 19, 2014

Historic Brinton Lodge hosted their first annual Holiday Bizarre Bazaar which featured local vendors and artists who specialize in unique, handmade, weird, vintage, sexy, esoteric, eco-friendly, and fun crafts, goods, and services.

WTIM: Music around town Dec. 24 edition |Dec 19, 2014

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

Historic State Theatre Of Boyertown Born Cross-Eyed To Celebrate St. Stephens Day Concert |Dec 18, 2014

The Historic State Theatre of Boyertown is proud to present Born Cross-Eyed in concert on Friday, Dec. 26 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held at 61 N. Reading Avenue in Boyertown.

Broadway tunes featured during Tel Hai Concert Series |Dec 16, 2014

The Tel Hai community invites fans of the Broadway stage to a performance by a very talented character singer and actor, John Anker Bow. The concert will be offered on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM in the community’s chapel located off Beaver Dam Road in Honey Brook Township, east of Route 10.

WTIM: Music around town Dec. 17 edition |Dec 15, 2014

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

Pottsgrove Community Band to hold Free Annual Holiday Concert at Chestnut Knoll |Dec 13, 2014

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year” at Chestnut Knoll! Ring in the holidays with a free Pottsgrove Community Band Annual Holiday Concert at Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care on Monday, Dec.

Kutztown Community Choir Christmas Choral Concert Dec. 14 features carols, old and new |Dec 9, 2014

The 49th annual Kutztown Community Choir Christmas Choral Concert will feature a wide selection of holiday music, including popular standards, like “Sleigh Ride and Baby,” “It’s Cold Outside;” as well as arrangements of carols, old and new, such as “Silent Night,” and “The Snow Lay on the Ground.

A shadow flies across Kutztown’s Clock Tower as Peter Pan Ballet takes audiences to Neverland at Kutztown Middle School |Dec 8, 2014

A shadow flew around Kutztown’s Clock Tower this past weekend.

WTIM: Music around town Dec. 10 edition |Dec 8, 2014

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

Playcrafters of Skippack presents “Edges: A Song Cycle” |Dec 5, 2014

Everything about Playcrafters’ last production for the 2014 season, “Edges: A Song Cycle,” has a fresh, youthful flavor.

Santa arrives for Exeter’s Festival of Lights celebration |Dec 4, 2014

Excited children peered through the windows of the Reading Country Club Dec. 1 to get their first peek at Santa as he arrived aboard one of Exeter’s fire trucks. Santa’s arrival marked the beginning of the holiday season in Exeter, which held its annual Festival of Lights celebration for the fourth year in a row at the country club.

Studio B celebrates Sixth Anniversary with Members and Friends Show |Dec 1, 2014

Studio B is excited to celebrate its five-year anniversary with its seventh annual “Members and Friends Showing of Small-sized Works,” opening Friday, Dec. 5, during Boyertown’s annual holiday house tour.

WTIM: Music around town Dec. 3 edition |Nov 26, 2014

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

WTIM: Music around town Nov. 26 edition |Nov 24, 2014

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

Tulpehocken students’ artwork first in exhibit series at Berks County Community Foundation |Nov 24, 2014

The Berks County Community Foundation held the first of a series of student art show openings, which showcased the work of Tulpehocken students, on Nov. 13 at their facility in Reading.

Erika Stearly at Studio B invites you to participate in “Take a Painting” |Nov 18, 2014

In finishing her Master in Fine Arts degree with Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Erika Stearly found grant funding from Black Rock Foundation to install her interactive “Take a Painting” project at Studio B Fine Art Gallery in Boyertown, PA, during November 2014.

Kutztown Patriot Community Calendar of Events & Notices Nov. 20 |Nov 18, 2014

Send events to lmitchell@berksmontnews.com by Friday noon week prior to publication.

Kutztown artist Jan Crooker’s painting hangs in new Lehigh Valley Health Network’s sports medicine center |Nov 18, 2014

Kutztown artist Jan Crooker was happy to announce the sale of her work for the new offices of the Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown for the new sports medicine center. The painting “Candy Case” is from a continuing series of acrylic paintings of brightly lighted objects.

New Chippy Chipmunk book focuses on loss and healing through nature |Nov 17, 2014

Dealing with loss is difficult for all involved. At times, talking about that loss can be even more difficult. This can become even harder when there is a child involved.