Entertainment

WTIM: Music Around Town: Sept. 3 edition |Aug 28, 2014

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

What’s This?! presents Found Objects of Industry Exhibit Aug. 30: Industrial Salvage Owner Collaborates with Innovative Production Company |Aug 27, 2014

Kutztown >> Found Objects of Industry owner Leonard Schechter will have an extended gallery exhibit Saturday at the What’s This?! Media studio at 13 East Main St., Kutztown, featuring historical architectural pieces and assorted oddities including an Operay light, an antique drafting table and an 1800s clock face displayed in a modern 8-foot frame.

Historic adventure continues at Joanna Furnace |Aug 23, 2014

Morgantown >> Preparations are underway for the 2014 Hay Creek Festival, the region’s premier historic and family event. This year’s theme is an extraordinary historic family adventure again taking visitors back through the 160 year life span of the iron making community.

Playcrafters of Skippack presents The Crucible |Aug 21, 2014

While the Delaware Valley surprisingly hasn’t experienced the dreaded dog days of summer typical of August, still there is an element of substantial heat simmering amongst the cast of Playcrafters as they prepare to bring Arthur Miller’s 1953 Tony Award Winning Play, The Crucible, to the main stage this week.

Concert in the Park in Honey Brook: Spirit Wing offers something for everyone |Aug 20, 2014

Honey Brook Borough >> Burning sage, social dances, and contemporary Native American music. I’ve never been to an actual pow wow, but I can imagine that Honey Brook’s concert in the park would only be the start of one.

Dancing Tree Creations Artisans Gallery and Studio wins $25,000 marketing campaign on KYW Newsradio |Aug 19, 2014

Dancing Tree Creations Artisans Gallery and Studio has won the KYW Newsradio 2014 Small Business Challenge marketing campaign worth $25,000.

Chile Pepper Food Festival at Bowers Park Sept. 5 & 6 |Aug 18, 2014

The 19th Annual Bowers Chile Pepper Food Festival is set for Friday and Saturday September 5 and 6 at Bill DeLong Memorial Park in Bowers. A donation of $2 per person is requested. Parking is free in the park.

WTIM: Music Around Town: Aug. 20 edition |Aug 15, 2014

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

SteelStacks’ Robin Williams film series will benefit suicide prevention foundation |Aug 14, 2014

BETHLEHEM — Robin Williams, one of the greatest comedic actors of our time, will be remembered during a special film series kicking off this weekend at ArtsQuest’s Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas at SteelStacks.

Dance school celebrates 50 years |Aug 14, 2014

Pottstown Dance Theatre, the only school in the region that performed in London during the 2012 Olympic Games, turns half a century this fall.

Be in the know for 2014 Philadelphia Folk Festival |Aug 14, 2014

From Aug. 15-17, the 53rd annual Philadelphia Folk Festival will feature dozens of performers on seven stages.

Philadelphia Folk Festival still singing at 53 |Aug 14, 2014

There are more than 60 unique, legendary and up-and-coming acts playing at this year’s Philadelphia Folk Festival — the oldest continuous event of its kind now entering its 53rd edition. Here’s a look at three acts based regionally that have very different approaches to the festival.

Boyertown students to open for Michael Ronstadt and Serenity Fisher at The State |Aug 14, 2014

Next Saturday at The State will be a night of collaboration for generations to enjoy.

Reel Experiences with Robert Humanick: ‘Locke’: Driving through life’s decisions |Aug 11, 2014

Taking place almost exclusively within the confines of a moving vehicle, “Locke” is the kind of film that one might think was adapted for the screen after a successful stage run. To learn that such was not the case -- that the film’s pressure-cooker style was conceived deliberately with cinematic purposes in mind -- makes it an even more impressive accomplishment.

Fleetwood Blues Festival benefits community |Aug 11, 2014

Eight bands, 31 vendors and more than 4,000 blues fans meshed to America’s soul music in Fleetwood Community Park Sunday at the 8th annual Fleetwood Blues Festival.

Alpha Omega’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ is a stellar production |Aug 8, 2014

Powerful music, powerful imagery and powerful performances make Alpha Omega Players’ current production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” one of the most dynamic of this theater season.

Boyertown students to open for Michael Ronstadt and Serenity Fisher at The State |Aug 8, 2014

Next Saturday at The State will be a night of collaboration for generations to enjoy.

Ron Schira, artist and art critic, hosts reception at Studio B |Aug 6, 2014

A reception celebrating the recent work of artist and art critic Ron Schira will be held at Studio B, 39 E. Philadelphia Ave. in Boyertown, PA, on Friday, Aug. 15, from 5 p.m.to 8 p.m.

Bethel artist Gail Savage displays her work at the Berk Ag Center |Aug 5, 2014

Bethel artist Gail Savage combines feathers and paint to create some of the most breath-taking, realistic artwork of wildlife, birds, and other subjects of the nature. During the months of August and September, her work will be featured at the Berks County Agricultural Center.

WTIM: Music Around Town: Aug. 6 edition |Aug 4, 2014

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

2014 Kutztown: 143 years of great family entertainment |Aug 4, 2014

It’s a LOVE A-FAIR at Kutztown Fair!

Reading Fair brings back the queen |Jul 31, 2014

Fair-goers will see one longtime tradition resurrected for the celebration of the 160th year of the fair with The Reading Fair Queen Contest.

Flamin’ Dick and the Hot Rods take to the Reading Fair stage |Jul 31, 2014

Flamin’ Dick and the Hot Rods will take the stage at the Reading Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 7 and 9 p.m. The band, who started playing the Reading Fair in 2009, describe themselves as a ‘50s and ‘60s Rock-n-Roll Party Band.

Philadelphia Folksong Society and Historic State Theatre of Boyertown to present The Karmic Repair Company with special guests this Friday |Jul 31, 2014

In cooperation with the Philadelphia Folksong Society, The Karmic Repair Company with special guests Bovine Social Club and Gregg Cagno will appear Friday, Aug. 1, at The State Theatre of Boyertown,

Music in the Grove features old time country & gospel Aug. 10 |Jul 30, 2014

St. John Center Lutheran Church again welcomes this year “Just Friends” and “Potter’s Clay” to Music in the Grove on Sunday evening, August 10 at 6 p.m.

Honey Brook Concerts in the Park features Spirit Wing Aug. 10 |Jul 30, 2014

Honey Brook Borough’s next Concerts in The Park Summer Concert Series features Spirit Wing on Sunday, Aug. 10, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Music in the Grove features Travis Wetzel Trio Aug. 9 |Jul 30, 2014

An evening of Bluegrass music by The Travis Wetzel Trio will be held at St. John Center Lutheran Church on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 6 p.m.

Fleetwood Community Theatre’s ‘Peter Pan’ took audiences on a magical adventure |Jul 28, 2014

Young area actors got to soar to new heights in Fleetwood Community Theatre’s summer production of “Peter Pan,” much to the delight of the audience at Fleetwood Area High School last weekend.

Craig Thatcher Band to present free concert at Musikfest’s Main Stage |Jul 28, 2014

BETHLEHEM ­— Just when it seemed dark — as in the first dark night ever at Musikfest’s main stage — local blues icons The Craig Thatcher Band and Musikfest partner Coordinated Health have come together to shine the spotlight on the elements that make Musikfest one of the most unique music events in the nation.

BlueGrace performs at Music in the Grove Aug. 3 |Jul 28, 2014

St. John Center Lutheran Church will welcome BlueGRACE from St. John’s United Methodist Church in Paradise on Sunday, August 3 at 6 p.m.

R&B and Blues artist Jesse Dee hits the lineup at Musikfest |Jul 28, 2014

Boston rhythm and blues artist Jesse Dee will be making another appearance in Bethlehem this year, this time performing as one of hundreds of artists to fill the Musikfest lineup at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug.

WTIM: Music all around town: July 23 edition |Jul 22, 2014

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

Remington Ryde performs in East Earl at Music in the Grove |Jul 21, 2014

Music in the Grove at St. John Center Lutheran Church is happy to take this opportunity to introduce you to Remington Ryde on Sunday, July 27 at 7 p.m. This will be their first appearance at the programs so we invite you to come to the grove and give them a big welcome.

Roaring 20s Dixieland Jazz Orchestra returns to Kutztown |Jul 21, 2014

Back by popular demand, this Saturday evening, July 26 from 7 to 9 p.m., the Borough of Kutztown’s “2014 Concert Series in the Park” continues with the return of Ben Mauger’s Roaring 20’S Dixieland Jazz Orchestra.

Playcrafters of Skippack brings Hair to the summer stage |Jul 18, 2014

Give me a head with hair…long, beautiful hair. It’s the crowning glory of women and some men pay good money to have it. Besides being a commodity, of sorts, it’s the name of a theatrical musical legend and Playcrafters of Skippack is prepping for its summer unveiling.

Genesius West’s ‘Aida’ is captivating |Jul 17, 2014

I had a chance to see the dress rehearsal of Genesius West’s production of “Aida” Wednesday, July 9 and area audiences found themselves in for a treat. A cast of 80 talented young actors from all over Berks County brought Elton John and Tim Rice’s contemporary Broadway hit to life.

WTIM: Music Around Town: July 16 edition |Jul 14, 2014

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

Broadway’s Telly Leung hosts Master’s workshops with Birdsboro theatre |Jul 12, 2014

BIRDSBORO - One Broadway star brought his talents straight from the Big Apple to the Alpha/Omega Players with workshops designed for children to embrace the camaraderie of theatre. Over 50 students collectively signed up for first-hand lessons with Telly Leung, who has performed in Broadway productions “Company,” “Pacific Overtures,” “Wicked,” “Rent,” and, most recently, “Allegiance.

Happy Dutchmen German Band performs at Kutztown Optimist Club’s Community Appreciation Day |Jul 11, 2014

This coming Saturday evening, July 19 the Optimist Club of Kutztown will host their annual Community Appreciation Day at the Kutztown Fairgrounds from 5 to 8 p.m.

‘Never grow up’: Berks thespians fly on Fleetwood High’s stage for ‘Peter Pan’ |Jul 11, 2014

Fleetwood Community Theatre flies to Neverland with its musical “Peter Pan” July 24 to 26 at Fleetwood High School July 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m., and July 26 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Berks County youth ages 7 to 17 perform ‘Charlotte’s Web’ at the Miller Center |Jul 9, 2014

A cast of more than 35 students ages 7 to 17 from 12 school districts in Berks County perform “Charlotte’s Web,” a musical retelling of the favorite classic story written by E.B. White.

Richmond Street Rockers perform at Union Jack’s Inn |Jul 9, 2014

Local kids recently performed in the Boyertown area as part of a summer program.

The Mighty Manatees performs at Kutztown Park |Jul 8, 2014

This Saturday evening, July 12, from 7 – 9 p.m., the Borough of Kutztown’s “2014 Concert Series in the Park” will host a new band to our band shell stage. The Mighty Manatees, hailing from the Skippack area of Montgomery County and under the leadership of Will Hodgson, lead singer and band leader, has been performing for over 24 years.

Glee’s Telly Leung brings youth performing workshops to Alpha/Omega Players |Jul 7, 2014

All hands will be on deck at Alpha/Omega Players as one Broadway star is bringing his showstopping skills to Birdsboro.

Montgomery County Community College now hosting ‘The Artists’ Model’ Exhibition featuring the work of 10 artists |Jul 5, 2014

Montgomery County Community College is hosting “The Artists’ Model,” an exhibition featuring 10 professional artists, now through Thursday, Aug. 14, at the College’s Fine Arts Center Gallery in Blue Bell.

WTIM: Music Around Town: July 9 edition |Jul 3, 2014

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

Grammy award winning artist brings his band and latest funk to Boyertown |Jul 2, 2014

One touring soul/funk jam band knows how to tap into their own talents to get out the most in life through music. Eclectic guitar and keyboard stylings paired with fast drum beats represent the collection of sounds to produce one single musical vibe that is Southern Fried Funk.

The Wallace Brothers Band performs July 5 at Kutztown Park |Jul 1, 2014

This Saturday evening, July 5, from 7 to 9 p.m., the Kutztown Park Bandshell will host a local favorite, and well known group, The Wallace Brothers Band.

Reel Experiences with Robert Humanick: Donald Rumsfeld highlighted in documentary ‘The Unknown Known’ |Jun 30, 2014

There should be no doubt among anyone who has seen any of Errol Morris’ films (which began with 1978 profound “Gates of Heaven”) that he is among our greatest living documentarians. Few have so incisively probed their subjects’ knotty moral grounds while also pushing the form of the medium.

Lebanon Valley College-owned 16th Century painting a patient at Lancaster General Hospital |Jun 27, 2014

On Monday, June 9, a 16th century painting owned by Lebanon Valley College arrived at the Suzanne H. Arnold Center for Breast Health at Lancaster General Hospital where it was examined by Dr. Nitin Tanna, division chief of breast imaging at Lancaster Radiology Associates.