Entertainment

Movie Review: ‘Don’t Think Twice’ |Jul 22, 2016

Having been in the comedy world for almost his whole life, writer/director Mike Birbiglia knows a thing or two about what makes someone funny, but also successful.

Movie Review: ‘Ghostbusters’ |Jul 22, 2016

Ghosts. There are skeptics and believers. And those who don’t want to know. The scientific research of ghostly phenomena has become a trade mark in today’s modern world as people want to know more about life after death or prove beyond a shadow of doubt its existence.

At the Movies with Rode’o Marie Hanson: ‘The BFG’ (Disney 2016) gets 4 boxes of popcorn from Rodeo |Jul 22, 2016

An orphaned 10 year old girl named Sophie discovers that giants are very real when “The BFG,” or big, friendly giant, takes her to giant land.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Jul 22, 2016

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

Antietam Community Theater to perform ‘Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ |Jul 22, 2016

The Antietam Community Theater will be presenting “Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” a story set in biblical times about Joseph and his family on their journey to Egypt, on Friday, Aug.

Coco & the Grandfathers of Funk to perform at Ridgewood Winery |Jul 21, 2016

Performing as part of Ridgewood Winery’s Backyard Tent Concert Series on July 30, from 5 to 8 p.m., will be Coco & the Grandfathers of Funk.

Roland Zimmerman Family to perform at Welsh Mountain Home |Jul 20, 2016

The Roland Zimmerman Family will be performing bluegrass/country style gospel music in the chapel on Sunday, July 31 at 2 p.m. at the Welsh Mountain Home. The concert is open to the public. The Welsh Mountain Home is located along Route 897 at 567 Springville Road, in New Holland.

Bluegrass Gospel Concepts to perform Music in the Grove |Jul 20, 2016

Bluegrass Gospel Concepts will present a program on Sunday, July 31 at 6 p.m. in the St. John Center Lutheran Church grove. We invite you to come and make them welcome.

Humane PA announces Pints for Pups 2016, a rockabilly beer bash under the big top |Jul 20, 2016

Pints for Pups is the original dog and family friendly beer fest event and features delicious food, loads of beer for the tasting and live music! But that’s not even the best part; all proceeds from this beer tasting event go directly to veterinary, sheltering and adoption programs for animals in Berks and Lancaster Counties.

GUIDE: How does ‘Pokemon Go’ work? |Jul 15, 2016

At this point you’ve probably heard of “Pokémon Go,” but you might not be sure how it works. If you’re interested in playing the game that’s sweeping the nation but need some insight, check out the helpful guide below.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Jul 15, 2016

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

Movie Review: ‘Ghostbusters’ |Jul 15, 2016

Well, everyone, the time is finally here. The new “Ghostbusters” has arrived and despite all of the public outcry, it’s actually not as bad as people have been expecting it to be.

KU Presents! announces new season |Jul 15, 2016

KU Presents!, the performing artist series at Kutztown University, has announced their 2016–2017 season. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. New subscriptions are available and single ticket sales begin Aug.

Governor Mifflin ‘Cult Status’ teen band progresses |Jul 11, 2016

Since forming two years ago as a teen cover band, Cult Status is starting to focus on creating original works.

Community Festival hosted by local Parish set for Aug. 24-27 |Jul 11, 2016

A Community Festival will take place at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish from Wednesday, Aug. 24 through Saturday, Aug. 27, 6 to 11 p.m., located at Swamp Pike and Neiffer Road in Limerick Township.

Fleetwood Community Theatre presents Mel Brooks’ ‘The Producers’ July 21-23 |Jul 8, 2016

Max Bialystock is in a slump. The once King of Broadway producers hasn’t had a hit show in a long time. But in show business one has to ride out the ebbs and flows, unless of course, your accountant arrives to do the books and proclaims, “.

Reading Pops Orchestra presents ‘America The Beautiful: A Salute to Our Country’ |Jul 8, 2016

Now in its 47th year, The Reading Pops Orchestra continues its mission to promote the musical arts in Reading and Berks County through public concerts, and to educate on different musical art forms.

Rainbow Theatre to celebrate 25 years of family theatre |Jul 8, 2016

Rainbow Theatre will celebrate 25 years of presenting children’s theatre in Berks County with “Broadway and Movie Mania,” a celebration of favorite stage and screen musical selections from July 15 through July 17.

Movie Review: ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ |Jul 8, 2016

“The Secret Life of Pets” comes at a very unfortunate time in animation, where Pixar is winning just about every time it puts out a movie. They’re constantly changing the way we see animation, winning our hearts over and over again, while also ensuring us that we’ll be crying by the end.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Jul 8, 2016

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

Movie Review: ‘The Legend of Tarzan’ |Jul 1, 2016

The tale of Tarzan is as old as time and now, for the latest live-action reboot, Alexander Skarsgard stars as the titular jungle man, who returns back to save Africa from the evil and cruel Leon Rom (Christoph Waltz).

Genesius Theatre presents Roald Dahl’s ‘Willy Wonka’ |Jul 1, 2016

Genesius Theatre, in association with The Conrad Weiser High School PTO, presents Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka,” which features 85 talented kids, teens and young adults ages six to 22 years old from a cross section of Berks, Lehigh Valley and Lancaster County schools and colleges.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Jul 1, 2016

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

First-ever Blazer Days held |Jun 30, 2016

BIRDSBORO >> The Daniel Boone Area School District is turning to fun to raise money for school programs.

German accordion club new to Kutztown Folk Festival |Jun 29, 2016

As part of the sister city exchange with Germany and Reading, the German-based HHC Reutlingen accordion club, Hohner Handharmonika und Akkordeon Club, will make its first appearance at the 67th annual Kutztown Folk Festival on July 4 and July 5.

Music in the Grove welcomes Sunnyside July 10 |Jun 29, 2016

St. John Center Lutheran Church “Music in the Grove” welcomes Sunnyside on Sunday, July 10 at 6 p.m. Come out and help us make them welcome. The Sunnyside bluegrass gospel harmonies are traditional bluegrass, using instruments such as rhythm guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle and bass fiddle.

LIVE BLOG: Chester County Hot Air Balloon begins today |Jun 24, 2016

For many in Chester County and the tri-state area, June means hot air but not so much in terms of temperature nor misleading messages.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Jun 24, 2016

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

Movie Review: ‘Warcraft’ |Jun 24, 2016

Regardless of how good the video games are, almost always, the movie adaptations tend not to work out so well. However, “Warcraft” does everything that fans of the game have come to love and expect; there’s action, magic, Orcs and all sorts of other fantasy that made the game such a draw in the first place.

The Horst Brothers to perform at Music in the Grove |Jun 22, 2016

St. John Center Lutheran Church will continue their Music in the Grove program on Sunday, July 3 at 6 p.m. with The Horst Brothers. The Horst Brothers have been with us before and always have a crowd pleasing program.

Re-Creation to perform at Grace and Truth Fellowship |Jun 22, 2016

Re-Creation provides entertainment programming for Veterans Affairs Medical Centers in the United States. They are a group of dynamic young people who present both religious and family-oriented music, and they will be at Grace and Truth Fellowship on Sunday, July 3, at 10:30 a.

Movie Review: ‘The Conjuring 2’ |Jun 17, 2016

Children have great imaginations. There is a natural fear of monsters and what’s lurking in the dark. But what if something really is lurking in the shadows. Something terrifying.

Movie Review: ‘Central Intelligence’ |Jun 17, 2016

Kevin Hart’s stand-up is so hilarious that, at times, it’s almost too disappointing that his movies aren’t nearly as up-to-par.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Jun 17, 2016

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

Music in the Grove presents The Travis Wetzel Trio, Heart and Soul Bluegrass this weekend |Jun 15, 2016

Two special evenings of music will feature The Travis Wetzel Trio on Saturday, June 25 and the Heart and Soul Bluegrass Band on Sunday, June 26, both at 6 p.m. at St. John Center Lutheran Church’s Music in the Grove.

Movie Review: ‘The Conjuring 2’ |Jun 10, 2016

With all of the hype and infamy surrounding the Amityville horrors, paranormal investigators Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) have become something of overnight celebrities. Everyone wants to know more about them, but they also want to question them more and figure out if everything that they say and do with ghosts is actually real, or all just a put-on.

Garden Spot Village to present Servant Stage Youth Theatre production |Jun 8, 2016

Garden Spot Village will host the Servant Stage Youth Theatre production “Godspell, Jr.” on Tuesday, June 28 at 2 p.m. in the Garden Spot Village Chapel at 433 S. Kinzer Avenue in New Holland.

Music in the Grove welcomes Summit Hill Bluegrass on June 19 |Jun 7, 2016

The St. John Center Lutheran Church “Music in the Grove” welcomes Summit Hill Bluegrass on Sunday evening, June 19 at 6 p.m. Summit Hill Bluegrass is a group of multi-talented experienced bluegrass musicians/singers.

Dave Mell Blues Band to kick-off Mifflin Community Library’s 2016 Summer Concert Series |Jun 7, 2016

The Mifflin Community Library will present the Dave Mell Blues Band in a free concert on Sunday, June 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Mohnton Memorial Park Bandshell, Walnut Street, Mohnton, for the first performance of its 2016 Summer Concert Series.

Playcrafters of SKippack to present ‘Perfect Wedding’ |Jun 7, 2016

The word perfect does not always live up to its hype. Particularly, when it comes to things on this earth. And when used together, the words perfect and wedding leave room for interpretation. In the case of Playcrafters of Skippack, it is an oxymoron of the most fanciful kind, and the actors are dressed for the occasion as they prepare to present the American version of what can possibly go wrong on someone’s wedding day to the highest fathomable degree in popular British Playwright Robin Hawdon’s “Perfect Wedding.

2016 Tri-County Art Show student winners announced |Jun 7, 2016

The 21st annual Tri-County Art Show, presented by the Twin Valley Rotary Club, was held in the Community Room of the Caernarvon Berks Township Municipal Building from April 8 through April 10. The Show presented the work of 25 area artists and 20 Twin Valley High School students.

‘It’s a Man’s World’ program comes to Pottsgrove Manor |Jun 6, 2016

Visit historic Pottsgrove Manor on Sunday, June 12 between 1 and 4 p.m. for a living history program and find out why “It’s a Man’s World.”

LIVE BLOG: Wizard World Comic Con in Philly this weekend |Jun 3, 2016

Wizard World Comic Con is in Philly this weekend and a star-studded cast has come along for the ride, including Marvel stars like Captain America actor Chris Evans.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Jun 3, 2016

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

Movie Review: ‘Me Before You’ |Jun 3, 2016

Romantic dramas have had a bad rap over the past decade or so, if only because Nicholas Sparks adaptations seem to come out every other month. Most of the time, they’re so god awful that you’ll wonder why people even flock out to see them in the first place.

St. John Center kicks off 2016 Music in the Grove series |Jun 1, 2016

Music in the Grove at St. John Center Lutheran Church will begin their 2016 summer season as they welcome Tim and Kim Craven on Sunday, June 12 at 6 p.m. Come and help open the new season, meet old friends and make welcome Tim and Kim Craven.

Jon Bond presents ‘Stone and Wood Revisited’ Art Show |May 27, 2016

Artist Jonathan Bond, of Kempton, will present his 2016 “Stone and Wood Revisited” Art Show on Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The show will be held in conjunction with the 11th Annual Hawk Mountain Arts Tour held the same day.

WTIM: Music Around Town |May 27, 2016

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

RSO takes center stage at ballpark for July 4 concert |May 27, 2016

The Reading Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Andrew Constantine celebrate the Fourth of July with a free Star-Spangled Spectacular concert of patriotic songs at FirstEnergy Stadium, home of the Reading Fightin’ Phils, followed by a fireworks display.

Movie Review - ‘Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising’ |May 20, 2016

The first “Neighbors” was a fun, exciting and surprising comedy that not only made you laugh, but also make you think a little differently about all of the wacky hijinx that ensued. In a way, there was a heart and a message about growing up and doing something with your life after college that hit home and made it more than just your average R-rated comedy.