Entertainment

‘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.

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.