Entertainment

Free Concert: Black Horse Motel brings folk music to Honey Brook Aug. 9 |Jul 30, 2015

Honey Brook Borough’s third concert of the free Concert in the Park series will be held on Sunday, Aug. 9 at 5:30 p.m. when Philadelphia-based Americana band Black Horse Motel takes the stage.

Ceramics passion brings clean water to developing nations |Jul 25, 2015

A Glenmoore potter has found a way to combine his love of ceramics with his passion to help people in third-world countries.

‘ART Attack’ resurrected throughout for summer 2015 |Jul 23, 2015

Boyertown’s Studio B, 39A East Philadelphia Ave., has resurrected “ART Attack,” a show of artwork in all media. The show opened on June 26 and runs through August 29.

First Kutztown Kruizz kicks off bicentennial celebration festivities July 25 |Jul 17, 2015

Plans have been completed for the first Kutztown Kruizz, to take place on Main Street, Kutztown July 25, announced Kelly Neyhart, event chair.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Jul 17, 2015

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

Playcrafters presents ‘A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody’ |Jul 13, 2015

New Years’ resolutions come in all sizes and mostly deal with lifestyle choices: vows to lose weight, cut out carbs, or to exercise more. However, when you’re rich and bored and in the midst of a mid-life crisis, your resolutions may take license outside the norm.

Fleetwood has The Addams Family: Cast from Kutztown, Fleetwood and Birdsboro areas and beyond presents new musical comedy |Jul 11, 2015

The comic strip The Addams Family comes to life with Fleetwood Community Theatre on July 23 on the stage at Fleetwood High School.

The Happy Dutchmen German Band concert moved to Kutztown Park Bandshell |Jul 11, 2015

The Happy Dutchmen German Band concert for this coming Saturday, July 18, part of the Borough of Kutztown 2015 Concert Series, has been moved.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Jul 11, 2015

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

Get the Scoop at Clay on Main’s Ice Cream Social |Jul 8, 2015

Clay on Main will be hosting its annual Ice Cream Social and Open House on Saturday, July 18, at the studio at 313 Main Street in the village of Oley from 12 to 3 p.m. The social will have activities for all ages.

Tel Hai hosts Chiquita Paints Art Class on July 17 in Honey Brook |Jul 8, 2015

Registration is now open for the ‘Chiquita Paints’ art class hosted by Tel Hai Retirement Community on Friday, July 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. Instructor Jaclyn Schneider provides all supplies for the two-hour class.

WTIM: Music Around Town July 8 |Jul 7, 2015

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

Steel River Playhouse founders invest in Broadway show and come out winners |Jul 3, 2015

Bill and Marta Kiesling have been involved in the area theater for many years, including the founding of what is now Steel River Playhouse, but it is their current venture which has taken them to Broadway and the Tony Awards.

Duzzn Matta Band takes stage in Honey Brook Borough July 12 |Jul 1, 2015

The second concert of the summer in Honey Brook Borough will be held on Sunday, July 12 at 5:30 p.m. when the Duzzn Matta Band takes the stage to perform a variety of classic rock cover tunes.

‘Legendary’ exhibit at The African American Museum in Philadelphia explores house ballroom culture |Jun 27, 2015

Photographer Gerard H. Gaskin creates art, but also shines a light on people who need to be seen.

Studio B resurrects ART Attack for Summer 2015 |Jun 26, 2015

Studio B, 39A East Philadelphia Avenue in Boyertown, is resurrecting ART Attack, a show of artwork in all media, opening June 26 and running through Aug. 29.

Mona Lisa’s secrets revealed at the Reading Public Museum |Jun 24, 2015

READING >> In this exploration of the world’s most famous painting, “The Secrets of Mona Lisa” are revealed at the Reading Public Museum now through Monday, Sept. 7 (Labor Day).

Results are in from Boyertown Idol |Jun 23, 2015

East Philadelphia Avenue steamed in the sticky on and off sunshine and humidity, only mid- June can deliver, heralding the BMBA’s 2015 50th Sidewalk Expo. Early clouds and light breeze gave way to partial sun and building wind gusts as hearty shoppers braved the heat to grab a great deal or a quick bite to eat.

“Summer of Ska” Pints for Pups event series benefit pets and pet owners in need |Jun 23, 2015

Humane Pennsylvania will present “Summer of Ska” in a series of three Pints for Pups events spanning Lancaster, Berks, and Montgomery counties this summer.

Music In The Grove June 28 in East Earl |Jun 18, 2015

Music in the Grove at St. John Center Lutheran Church is happy to take this opportunity to introduce you to Remington Ryde on Sunday, June 28th at 6pm. This will be their second appearance at the programs so we invite you to come to the grove and give them a big welcome.

Star Spangled SunnyBrook: Boyertown Alumni Marching Unit performs June 28 |Jun 16, 2015

Kick-off your July 4th week celebration at the historic SunnyBrook Ballroom on Sunday, June 28 at 2 p.m.

WTIM: Music around town June 17 edition |Jun 15, 2015

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

Clay on Main takes art on the road |Jun 13, 2015

Clay on Main is bringing free art activities to local outdoor events in surrounding communities this summer. Packing a portable pottery wheel, clay, and supplies,

Birdsboro artist Mary Burke featured at Art Plus Gallery |Jun 10, 2015

Art Plus Gallery, 604 Penn Avenue, West Reading, held a Meet the Artist Reception June 12, 5-8pm, as part the 2nd Friday celebrations on Penn Avenue in West Reading, as a charming destination with fun dining, open shops and street musicians.

Clay on Main hosts fundraiser for Oley Valley Community Library |Jun 9, 2015

The Oley Valley Community Library opened at its new location at 339 Main Street in Oley in March. Clay on Main was pleased to host a painting party to support OVCL.

Studio B to host poetry reading on the manufacturing history of Berks County |Jun 8, 2015

Studio B, 39A East Philadelphia Avenue in Boyertown, PA, welcomes the public on Sunday, June 21, 2015, beginning at 1:00 p.m. to the second poetry reading from a project featuring Jennifer Hetrick who will be sharing her poetry focused on Berks County’s manufacturing history inspired by the memories and reflections of the area’s senior citizens—often those in their 80s and 90s—that Hetrick collected through interviews.

WTIM: Music around town June 10 edition |Jun 8, 2015

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont News

Playcrafters presents ‘The Glass Menagerie’ |Jun 3, 2015

Next up for Playcrafters of Skippack is the long time classic autobiographical tale of famed playwright Tennessee Williams, “The Glass Menagerie.” It won him the New York Drama Critic’s Award in 1945 and was the first successful play for Williams, bringing him out of obscurity before he went on to win numerous awards later for his “A Streetcar Named Desire,” “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” and “Night of the Iguana.

WTIM: Music around town June 3 edition |Jun 1, 2015

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

Berks County students are running the show! Fleetwood Community Theatre presents their first junior production ‘Chasing Charming’ |May 29, 2015

Fleetwood Community Theatre (FCT) has been creating live theatre for 28 years, this year they are proud to present a new opportunity for students with the 2 Act comedy, “Chasing Charming,” by Alaska Reece Vance.

WTIM: Music around town May 27 edition |May 24, 2015

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

Studio B announces June events; Party with friends, make art, meet writers and learn history |May 19, 2015

Studio B, 39A East Philadelphia Avenue in Boyertown, a space for art and artists, has a host of experiences to have fun, meet new people, establish friendships, and participate in the visual and literary arts throughout June 2015.

WTIM: Music around town May 20 edition |May 18, 2015

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

WTIM: Music around town May 13 edition |May 12, 2015

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

Kutztown Rotary Fundraiser Wine and Beer Festival returns in new location |May 11, 2015

Wine and Brews in the Park! The Kutztown Rotary Club announces the 6th annual Taste of Kutztown Fundraiser; Saturday, June 6 from 12-5 p.m.

Who’s going to win the 2015 Boyertown Idol? It could be you! |May 7, 2015

Spring signals the beginning of many things, ticks, hayfever, a zillion different flowers and winter clothes sales at many department stores. But, for the folks in Boyertown, it is also a call for singers young and old to tune up their pipes and take to the streets for the annual Boyertown Idol competition!

Business: Music and fine Mexican cuisine paired in Pottstown; Classical guitarist Russell Ferrara returns to Juan Carlos Friday nights |May 5, 2015

In the fall of 2008 Ron Garza, chef-proprietor of Juan Carlos Fine Mexican Cuisine on High Street in Pottstown, was scouting locations to realize his dream of opening a fine dining restaurant.

Kutztown Community Choir continues tradition of providing free live music to community |May 4, 2015

As the Kutztown Community Choir prepares for their annual Spring Concert and the 40th annual Flag Day Concert, the choir’s director and conductor celebrate the choir’s history and seeks guest conductors and accompanists to help the choir continue into the future.

WTIM: Music around town May 6 edition |May 4, 2015

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

‘Down to eARTh,’ an environmentally themed exhibition, set for display at Studio B |May 1, 2015

Studio B, 39A East Philadelphia Avenue in Boyertown, is now hosting “Down to eARTh,” an annual exhibit of fine art featuring dozens of the area’s local artists. The exhibit runs until Saturday, June 13.

Boyertown Area Choral Association is celebrating 25 years with free spring concert |May 1, 2015

The Boyertown Area Choral Association (BACA) is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year, and no better way to celebrate it than with a free concert at Good Shepard Church on Sunday, May 3. Although BACA typically sticks with classical music and occasionally throws in some Pop and Show tunes, this upcoming performance seems that it may be different.

Playcrafters’ 2015 Opener: Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike |Apr 30, 2015

Yes, it’s a mouthful, but Playcrafters of Skippack has chosen a great winter blues buster in the opening show of their 2015 season, Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike.

Exeter’s Reiffton School to hold 12th all-school show |Apr 28, 2015

Reiffton School will hold its 12th all-school show on Thursday, May 7, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

WTIM: Music around town April 29 edition |Apr 27, 2015

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

‘At All Costs’: The true story of Vietnam War hero Chief Master Sgt. Dick Etchberger |Apr 27, 2015

Journalist Matt Proietti was handed down an assignment in 2008 on Chief Master Sgt. Richard L. Etchberger and Project Heavy Green. As he began to research for the assignment, he soon realized that one piece would not be enough.

Hamburg Area High School students perform ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ |Apr 27, 2015

Hamburg Area High School’s production of “The Drowsy Chaperone” will take to the stage May 1 and 2 at 7 p.m. and May 3 at 2 p.m. at the Hamburg Area High School. “The Drowsy Chaperone” is a comedy about a die-hard theatre fan putting on a record of his favorite musical.

Festival of Arts Show features fantasy trash fashion |Apr 24, 2015

Is it trash or is it fashion? Artists at the Festival of the Arts Fashion Show say it is fashion.

Kutztown, Boyertown, Exeter and Hamburg youth learn jazz at Kutztown’s Vocal Get JazzEd Workshop |Apr 24, 2015

Kutztown School District hosted their first Vocal Get JazzEd Workshop April 18 at the middle school.

WTIM: Music around town April 22 edition |Apr 20, 2015

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

New location unveiled for Art for Arf’s Sake Auction benefiting Humane Society of Berks County |Apr 16, 2015

Humane Society of Berks County (HSBC) has a brand-new location for its 1969 rock festival inspired Art for Arf’s Sake Auction. In its 14th year, the auction will be held at Reading Public Museum, 500 Museum Road, on May 9 at 5:30 p.