Entertainment

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.

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.

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.

WTIM: Music around town April 15 edition |Apr 14, 2015

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

Twin Valley Rotary Club hosts 20th Tri-County Art Show |Apr 11, 2015

The Caernarvon Township Community Center in Morgantown transformed into an art gallery as artists, patrons and members of the Twin Valley Rotary Club gathered for a preview of the 20th annual Tri-County Art Show and Sale on Friday, April 10.

Introducing the Oley Valley High School’s 2015 Musical Production: Meredith Willson’s The Music Man |Apr 9, 2015

Students at Oley Valley High School are on the verge of presenting Meredith Willson’s The Music Man as their 2015 Musical Production.

Exeter Community Band to perform Jazz Fest Concert at Hopewell Furnace to celebrate Civilian Conservation Corps |Apr 9, 2015

The National Park Service (NPS) will commemorate the 82nd birthday of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) with a Jazz Concert performed by the Exeter Community Band at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 19, at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site (NHS).

Dance with Jerry Blavat, The Geator with the Heator, at the SunnyBrook Ballroom |Apr 9, 2015

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Jerry Blavat, the Geator with Heator, the Bos with the Hot Sauce, the King of Philly Rock & Roll returns to the SunnyBrook Ballroom in Pottstown, on May 2, at 8 p.m.

The Barley Sheaf Players present Matthew Barber’s Enchanted April |Apr 8, 2015

The Barley Sheaf Players invite you on a journey of discovery with their production of Enchanted April by Matthew Barber, adapted from the novel by Elizabeth von Arnim.

Leechburg and Twin Valley students share music with one another |Apr 8, 2015

The state of Pennsylvania became a little smaller last weekend for two schools. Students from Leechburg Area High School traveled across the state to meet with students from Twin Valley High School for a few days.

MCCC presents Spring Dance Ensemble Chamber Strings and Performing Arts Showcase |Apr 7, 2015

Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) invites the community to its students’ performances this spring starting with the Dance Ensemble Spring Concert on Friday, April 24, followed by the Chamber Strings Concert on Sunday, April 26, and concluding with the Performing Arts Showcase concerts on April 27, 29 and 30.

Kutztown High School Sophomore performs at PMEA All State Jazz Band |Apr 7, 2015

Submitted Kutztown High School sophomore Jamal Damien Kemp, 15, was first trumpet at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association All State Jazz Band on March 27 in Hershey. During the concert, Kemp performed an improv solo to “Moanin’” by Charles Mingus.

WTIM: Music around town April 8 edition |Apr 6, 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.

Ten-Hut! Fleetwood Community Theatre has ‘A Few Good Men’: Berks County cast stages script by Aaron Sorkin that became 1992 blockbuster |Apr 2, 2015

Fleetwood Community Theatre is staging the play version of “A Few Good Men.” It is the script by Aaron Sorkin that went on to be the 1992 blockbuster, which starred Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, and Demi Moore.

Berks Jazz Fest turns 25 |Apr 2, 2015

New Orleans and New York City have long been the major metropolitan meccas for jazz musicians and aficionados. However for 10 days every spring the center of the jazz universe shifts to Berks County, as the Berks Jazz Fest is celebrated.

Lancaster Bible College Chamber Singers perform April 18 in New Holland |Apr 1, 2015

Garden Spot Village invites the public to enjoy a classical vocal concert when it hosts the Chamber Singers of Lancaster Bible College under the direction of Dr. Robert Bigley on Saturday, April 18, in the final performance of this season’s Saturday Evening Concert Series.

Twin Valley Percussionists End on High Note: Indoor Percussion Ensemble scores 80.0 at championships |Apr 1, 2015

The Twin Valley High School Indoor Percussion Ensemble recently concluded their competitive season at the Mid-Atlantic Percussion Society Championships held at Coatesville High School. The ensemble achieved the score of 80.

East meets west at Twin Valley High School: Leechburg visit Twin Valley to share music with one another |Apr 1, 2015

The state of Pennsylvania became a little smaller last weekend for two schools. Students from Leechburg Area High School traveled across the state to meet with students from Twin Valley High School for a few days.

WTIM: Music around town April 1 edition |Mar 30, 2015

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

Schuylkill Valley High School Marching Band, Concert Band And Chorus perform at the Walt Disney World Resort |Mar 30, 2015

Members of Schuylkill Valley High School Marching Band, Concert Band and Chorus became stars of their own Disney show on March 15 and March 16 when they entertained resort guests at the Magic Kingdom Park and Melody Gardens Theater in the Epcot Park.

10th Annual Art Students’ Exhibition and Competition to be held at MCCC, Pottstown |Mar 27, 2015

Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) will be highlighting the talent of its art students at its Tenth Annual Art Students’ Exhibition and Competition, which opens Wednesday, April 1, and continues through Friday, April 24, at the Fine Arts Gallery, North Hall, 16 High Street, Pottstown.

The Artists Circle 30th Annual Art Show and Sale features artists demos |Mar 24, 2015

The Artists Circle Annual Art Show and Sale, will run from April 17 to April 19, in Schlack Hall at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 203 N. Valley Forge Road, Devon.

WTIM: Music around town March 25 edition |Mar 24, 2015

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

Twin Valley Rotary Club hosts 20th annual Tri-County Art Show & Sale April 10 to 12 |Mar 24, 2015

Marilyn Shafer Bush is this year’s featured artist at the 20th Annual Tri-County Art Show & Sale, sponsored by Rotary Club of Twin Valley, held from April 10 to April 12.

Pottsgrove Middle School presents ‘Mary Poppins’ |Mar 24, 2015

The Pottsgrove Middle School will be presenting “Mary Poppins” on March 26, 27 and 28 at 7 p.m. The director is Tom Yenchick, the musical director is Carole Bean and the choreographer is Cherie Fithian.

Easter Bunny rides train; diesel locomotive transports Bunny and passengers from Kutztown Train Station to Topton |Mar 23, 2015

This year, the Easter Bunny will arrive in Kutztown by train, announced Mike Bast, President of the Allentown and Auburn Railroad.

Entertainer Jesse Dameron messes with Minds at Kutztown University; Free performance helps Relay for Life |Mar 23, 2015

Think back to the last time you used PayPal. Was it a free choice or were you sub-consciously influenced by the orange tint of the “Buy Now” button that prompted a call to action? Just how much do color and body language influence our thoughts and actions at a level we’re unaware of?

Scheduling conflict forces Reading-Berks Guild of Craftsmen to cancel 13th Annual Spring Juried Fine Arts and Crafts Show March 28 and 29 |Mar 20, 2015

The Reading-Berks Guild of Craftsmen (www.rbcrafts.org) has announced that—due to an unanticipated scheduling conflict—it will have to cancel its 13th Annual Spring Juried Fine Arts and Crafts Festival at Kutztown University on March 28 and 29, 2015.

‘Personal Geographies’ showcase the work of two talented artists at Studio B in Boyertown |Mar 17, 2015

“Personal Geographies,” a joint exhibition featuring the artwork of Deborah Hamburger and Patti Tinsman-Schaffer will open with a reception on Friday, March 27 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Studio B, 39A East Philadelphia Avenue in Boyertown.

WTIM: Music around town March 18 edition |Mar 16, 2015

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

Home School Players perform ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ March 27 and 28 at Twin Valley Middle School |Mar 12, 2015

The Community Home School Players, a group of home-schooled theater enthusiasts, will perform their rendition of Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” on March 27 and 28 at Twin Valley Middle School.

Governor Mifflin students’ art exhibit to open downtown |Mar 12, 2015

The works of more than 80 student artists of all ages from the Governor Mifflin School District will be on public display at Berks County Community Foundation headquarters starting Sunday, March 15.

Make Music Upper Perk seeks musicians, launches March Kickstarter |Mar 10, 2015

Make Music Upper Perk, a day-long music celebration held annually in conjunction with International Music Day, will celebrate its third year of music in the Upper Perkiomen Valley on June 21.

Nu-Blu ‘Country Band of the Year’ performs at Fivepointville Fire Hall April 4 |Mar 10, 2015

An evening of music will be held on Saturday, April 4 at the Fivepointville Fire Hall, Route 897 in Fivepointville.

Berks Christian School to present ‘The Sound of Music’ |Mar 9, 2015

Berks Christian School, located at 926 Philadelphia Ave. in Birdsboro, will be presenting “The Sound of Music” on March 12 to 14.

WTIM: Music around town March 11 edition |Mar 9, 2015

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

Celebrating the Emerald Isle with ‘The Songs of Ireland’ Concert |Mar 4, 2015

A week after presenting classic French farce, the Historic State Theatre of Boyertown continues a stage tour of Europe with the “Songs of Ireland” concert on March 7.

Cirque D’Or performs at Santander Performing Arts Center in Reading on March 22 |Mar 4, 2015

With their artistic interpretations of the world’s greatest acrobatic skills, Cirque du Soleil changed the landscape of Cirque style productions. With sold out shows worldwide, Cirque du Soleil soon became the world leader in this style of presentation.

Second Annual Golden Apple Gala to benefit Pottstown Area Seniors’ Center |Mar 4, 2015

Slated for March 14, the second annual Golden Apple Gala is less than two weeks away. This exciting event raises money for the Pottstown Area Seniors’ Center’s capital campaign as they work to renovate the former Pottstown Health Club into a modern senior center.

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.

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

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

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.