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WTIM: Music around town March 4 edition |Mar 2, 2015

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

Kutztown hosts District 10 Jazz Band Concert |Mar 2, 2015

Kutztown Area High School hosted the P.M.E.A. District 10 Jazz Band Concert Feb. 21 with guest conductor Dr. William Stowman. Concert include high school jazz musicians from Delaware Valley, Easton Area, East Stroudsburg South, Exeter Township, Kutztown Area, Lehigh Valley Charter, Muhlenburg, Pocono Mountain East, Pottsville Area, Stroudsburg Area, and Wilson.

Spirits of the Passage: The Story of the Transatlantic Slave Trade featured at the Reading Public Museum |Feb 28, 2015

The Reading Public Museum, from the outside, has the aesthetics of a Russian bank. Comprised of beige stone and a vaulted glass ceiling above its vestibule, it’s located across from the Reading Hospital and in the midst of a residential neighborhood with beautiful, quaint, stone-front homes lining streets that stretch into Wyomissing.

WTIM: Music around town Feb. 25 edition |Feb 22, 2015

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

‘Two Voices’ exhibit serves as retrospective for the late Dianne Dockery’s work as fiber artist, husband’s voice joins in medley of art: soft and hard |Feb 20, 2015

The upcoming “Two Voices” exhibition at GoggleWorks will consist of the works of Kenneth Dockery, Kutztown, and his late wife, Dianne Vottero Dockery.

Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass on March 7 at Fivepointville Fire Company |Feb 18, 2015

The Farm Country Shindig continues with an evening of Bluegrass music on Saturday evening, March 7 at the Fivepointville Fire Hall along Route 897 in Fivepointville.

The Artists Circle hosts its 30th Annual Art Show and Sale |Feb 18, 2015

The Artists Circle announces plans for its 30th Annual Art Show and Sale from April 17 to April 19, in Schlack Hall at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 203 N. Valley Forge Road, Devon, PA.

Topton photographer Dorothy Siravo captures Berks County landscapes, aims to freeze a moment in time |Feb 17, 2015

Topton photographer Dorothy Siravo invited family and friends to a reception for her very first gallery show of her photography at The Corner Gallery on the Kutztown University campus Feb. 2.

Fleetwood Community Theatre stages Boeing Boeing at Boyertown State Theater |Feb 17, 2015

Fleetwood Community Theatre is staging a reprisal of it’s fall show , Boeing Boeing at the Boyertown State Theater.

The Aleithia Players present Arsenic and Old Lace |Feb 17, 2015

The Aleithia Players present Arsenic and Old Lace! This classic comedy was written by Joseph Kesselring and revolves around the Brewster family, which consists of many strange individuals. Mortimer Brewster is a drama critic who must deal with his crazy relatives as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves.

WTIM: Music around town Feb. 18 edition |Feb 16, 2015

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

WTIM: Music around town Feb. 11 edition |Feb 9, 2015

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

Pa German Heritage Center event ‘Gingerbread for Liberty!’ celebrates life of 1776 baker Christopher Ludwick, features Kutztown author’s new children’s book |Feb 6, 2015

Kutztown author Mara Rockliff’s newest book, “Gingerbread for Liberty!,” celebrates the life of Christopher Ludwick, a German-born Philadelphia baker who left his business to join the Continental Army in 1776.

WTIM: Music around town Feb. 4 edition |Feb 2, 2015

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

Montgomery County Community College hosts Faculty and Invited Alumni Art Show |Jan 30, 2015

Montgomery County Community College will be highlighting the work of its talented art faculty and invited art alumni at its Annual Faculty and Invited Alumni Art Show, which opens Monday, Jan. 26, and continues through Friday, Feb.

Reading-based artist brings ‘sparkle’ to the Animal Rescue League |Jan 30, 2015

The Animal Rescue League of Berks County, a shelter that transforms the lives of animals, has recently received a transformation of its own.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

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.

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.

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.

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

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

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.

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.

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.