Entertainment

Movie Review - ‘Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising’ |May 20, 2016

The first “Neighbors” was a fun, exciting and surprising comedy that not only made you laugh, but also make you think a little differently about all of the wacky hijinx that ensued. In a way, there was a heart and a message about growing up and doing something with your life after college that hit home and made it more than just your average R-rated comedy.

Berks County Early Bird Fiddle Festival part of June Jamboree |May 20, 2016

Plans for the 34th annual Berks Country Early Bird Fiddle Festival are being finalized and this year we are excited to be a part of the 2016 Berks Country Fest: An Americana Music Jamboree!

WTIM: Music Around Town |May 20, 2016

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’s ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ is a noteworthy production |May 19, 2016

With its moving story and memorable music, “Fiddler on the Roof” has been captivating audiences for decades and Steel River Playhouse’s current production continues that tradition.

Honey Brook Concert in the Park series kicks off with Mason Porter June 5 |May 18, 2016

The Honey Brook Borough free Concert in the Park series will kick off Sunday, June 5 at 5:30 p.m. with Mason Porter taking the stage in Honey Brook Borough Park. The band plays bluegrass-folk-rock music and has played at the Philadelphia Folk Festival and shared the stage with Ralph Stanley, Peter Rowan, Charlie Daniels and the New Riders of the Purple Sage.

Phoenixville’s Siobhan Bedford pursuing creative passion |May 18, 2016

You know you’re almost there when you see the funeral homes and St. Ann Catholic Church in Phoenixville.

Limited edition print celebrates Boyertown’s 150th |May 17, 2016

Studio B Fine Art Gallery, 39A East Philadelphia Avenue in Boyertown, premieres the sale of limited edition, signed, and numbered prints featuring Boyertown’s main street created by watercolor artist David Larson on Friday, May 20, from 5 to 8 p.

WTIM: Music Around Town |May 13, 2016

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

Movie Review: ‘Money Monster’ |May 13, 2016

Financial TV guru Lee Gates (George Clooney) is a beloved and trusted individual. While he’s overly pompous and clearly in love with himself, he’s entertaining enough that people actually want to see him talk about the stock market and give his tips and pointers on who to invest in.

Ken Standhardt gifts Studio B with award-winning pottery for sale as fundraiser |May 11, 2016

On Friday, May 20, Studio B will help kick off Boyertown’s 150th anniversary weekend by featuring the work of Ken Standhardt, an award-winning, unique pottery of native-born potter. The community is welcome to the preview opening reception from 5 to 8 p.

Jeff Brandt exhibits artwork at Proximity Cafe; Meet the Artist event slated for May 15 |May 9, 2016

Local artist J.L. Brandt will be exhibiting his expressionist artwork at the Proximity Café, at 1450 East High Street in Pottstown, for two months, which began on May 3.

Connections on High to begin Open Mic Nights in May |May 9, 2016

Connections on High, a coffee house in downtown Pottstown, announced April 29 that they will host Open Mic Nights beginning Thursday, May 26 featuring local artist David Charles as their MC. Local musicians, rappers, poets and comedians are invited to join.

Friends of Hopewell Furnace to present ‘Mexican Petroglyphs’ |May 6, 2016

On Sunday, May 15, archaeologist Jim Wosochlo will present his program “Mexican Petroglyphs.” Sponsored by the Friends of Hopewell Furnace, the free program will begin at 2 p.m. in the Hopewell Furnace Conference Room.

Movie Review: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ |May 6, 2016

After years and years of constant controversy over their extreme efforts to stop evildoers in the world, the Avengers are now facing public scrutiny. So much so that now, the government wants to find a way to intervene with their ways in how they go about stopping the evil, while also making sure that no innocent citizens get killed in the process.

‘Dinosaurs Around the World’ comes to Reading Museum |May 6, 2016

The Reading Public Museum presents “Dinosaurs Around the World,” sponsored locally by McDonald’s, open now, and running until Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016. “Dinosaurs Around the World” takes you back in time on a dinosaur adventure and a tour of an Earth very different from today – a time before the continents as we know them existed, when lush landscapes covered Africa and greenery was the norm in Antarctica! With advanced animatronics, a multi-layered narrative, fossils, authentic casts, cutting-edge research and immersive design elements you’ll experience the Age of Reptiles as it comes to life!

WTIM: Music Around Town |May 6, 2016

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

Movie Review: ‘Mother’s Day’ |May 6, 2016

Mother’s Day is a time to honor that special person whom we pay tribute to as mother. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a birth mother, but the distinctive women in our lives who we want to honor on that one special day, or perhaps in memory for those who have passed on.

Joanna Furnace to offer more themes of interest at 3rd Saturday event |May 4, 2016

The Third Saturday Morning at Joanna Furnace for the month of May will feature more themes of interest for the entire family. This month the range of engaging activities ranges from the Iron Master’s Breakfast Buffet, to tours of the Historic Complex, to interpretations of iron production, to garbed interpreters and tour guides bringing the 225 year old iron making community to life, to the exciting Hay Creek Flea Market and the annual May Plant Sale.

Honey Brook Library’s 1st Annual Beef & Brew a huge success |May 4, 2016

More than 140 people attended the Honey Brook Community Library’s first Beef & Brew event on Friday, April 22, at Honey Brook Lions Club. Locals enjoyed a meal of “all you can eat” hot beef sandwiches, coleslaw, pasta salad, Herr’s snacks, home baked desserts and draft beer.

Conestoga Christian to present ‘You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown’ May 19-21 |May 4, 2016

On May 19-21, Conestoga Christian School will be presenting “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” written by Clark Gesner.

Fecho Productions invites you to “Bobbi & Bobbee’s Big Fat Gay Wedding” on May 6 |May 3, 2016

READING >> Fecho Productions, in association with the DoubleTree by Hilton in downtown Reading, presents a hysterical and raucous new interactive event, “Bobbi & Bobbee’s Big Fat Gay Wedding” on Friday, May 6.

1st Street Players bring an area ‘first’ to Birdsboro — ‘Murder Ballad’ |May 3, 2016

BIRDSBORO >> The 1st Street Players present the area premiere of the hit new musical “Murder Ballad” for two weekends only.

Annual Colonial May Fair offers historical fun at Pottsgrove Manor |May 2, 2016

Celebrate spring at the Annual Colonial May Fair held at historic Pottsgrove Manor on Saturday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Playcrafters to present Rent |May 2, 2016

Attention: MTV generation. Playcrafters’ debut performance this season is the award-winning rock musical (Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Tony for Best Musical) that set Broadway on fire 20 years ago.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Apr 29, 2016

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

Meet some interesting people at Genesius Theatre’s ‘Bus Stop’ |Apr 29, 2016

Sometimes it’s refreshing to see a good old-fashioned play without the glitz and gimmickry and coarse language so prevalent today. Instead, interesting characters and a relatable storyline make theater that’s enjoyable for everyone.

Center City Jazz Festival features six hours of live music April 30 |Apr 29, 2016

International Jazz Day is April 30, so it’s fitting that musicians with various jazz styles will be performing 1 to 7 p.m. April 30 for the Center City Jazz Festival in Philadelphia.

Second set of collectable Bear Fever coasters now available |Apr 29, 2016

A second set of Bear Fever coasters featuring 4 different Bear Fever bears is now available at Dancing Tree Creations Artisans Gallery and Studio, 220 South Reading Avenue, Boyertown, PA, and Studio B Fine Art Gallery, 39A East Philadelphia Avenue, Boyertown, PA.

Movie Review: ‘Keanu’ |Apr 29, 2016

Recently dumped by his girlfriend and without much of a reason to live, Rell (Jordan Peele) seems to spend most of his days crying, smoking a ton of pot and not even attempting to get over his ex. His cousin Clarence (Keegan-Michael Key), on the other hand, seems to be just fine with his life, where he’s got a wife (Nia Long) that loves him and a daughter that is fine enough with him, too.

‘When Swing Was King’ opens 2016 Performing Arts in the Parks |Apr 29, 2016

Sounds reminiscent of Benny Goodman and his Big Band will fill the park, as “When Swing Was King” takes the stage on Sunday, May 29 at the Berks County Heritage Center at 6 p.m. This concert kicks off the County’s Performing Arts in the Parks series that runs Sunday evenings, Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Buccaneers, TVHS Band to stage 13th Annual ‘Spring Preview’ |Apr 27, 2016

The Reading Buccaneers Drum & Bugle Corps and Twin Valley High School Band will cosponsor their 13th annual “Spring Preview” indoor concert on Saturday, May 7, at 7 p.m. at Twin Valley High School, in Elverson.

Children’s Theatre of Albright presents ‘The Reading Eagle,’ an original play |Apr 26, 2016

The Children’s Theatre of Albright will present “The Reading Eagle,” a devised play by Albright College assistant professor of theatre Matt Fotis, Ph.D., and senior Connor Feeney, on Sunday, May 8, at 1 p.

Locally founded band ‘Ferdinand the Bull’ to open 2016 Borough of Kutztown Concert Series |Apr 25, 2016

OnTuesday evening, May 3, the band “Ferdinand the Bull” will perform on stage at the Kutztown Park Band Shell to kickoff the 2016 Borough of Kutztown Concert Series in the Park. The will perform from 7 to 9 p.

Rock Music Menu: Prince – farewell to the greatest |Apr 22, 2016

Back in the late summer of 1983, James Brown co-headlined a show with B.B. King at the Beverly Theater. This being Los Angeles, the audience was star-studded, including Michael Jackson and Prince, both of whom were called up onstage by the “Hardest Working Man in Show Business” during an extended edition of “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World.

Live Blog Replay: Doors open at 2016 Greater Philadelphia Comic Con |Apr 21, 2016

Nerds assemble! The Great Philadelphia Comic Con, an annual weekend of pop-culture paradise, returns April 22 to 24, and we will be there blogging live to capture a full slate of artists and writers, cosplay contests, and various popular television and film actors.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Apr 21, 2016

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

Movie Review: ‘Sing Street’ |Apr 21, 2016

Growing up in Dublin during the 1980s can be a pretty rough time, especially if you’re Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo). Conor doesn’t look as tough, or nearly as masculine as the other boys, so he’s constantly teased and messed with for that reason; his parents are on the brink of divorce; and his older brother (Jack Reynor), when he isn’t spouting witticisms about rock ‘n roll, sits around the house, smoking.

When Doves Cry: 5 number 1 hits by Prince everyone should hear |Apr 21, 2016

Pop musician Prince died Thursday but his music will live on.

KU to host jazz pianist Neal Kirkwood with student ensembles |Apr 18, 2016

Kutztown University is proud to present their own Neal Kirkwood in concert with the Jazz I Ensemble and After Hours Jazz Choir on April 29 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held at the Schaeffer Auditorium and entrance is free.

Cedarville UMC, Pottstown, hosts Free Fun Fair |Apr 18, 2016

On May 7, Cedarville United Methodist in Pottstown will hold their sixth Free Fun Fair.

Greater Philadelphia Comic Con:‘Star Trek,’ ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ cast members set to appear |Apr 15, 2016

Nerds assemble! The Great Philadelphia Comic Con, an annual weekend of pop-culture paradise, returns April 22 to 24, and features a full slate of artists and writers, cosplay contests, and various popular television and film actors.

Burlesque & Cabaret Show coming to Historic Brinton Lodge |Apr 15, 2016

Historic Brinton Lodge will host an entertaining evening of burlesque and cabaret on Saturday, April 30, at 8:30 p.m. in celebration of Walpurgisnacht, or Witches’ Night Out, a halfway-to-Halloween holiday of old tradition.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Apr 15, 2016

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

Genesius Theatre presents William Inge’s ‘Bus Stop’ |Apr 15, 2016

A roadside diner in a small Midwestern town sets the stage for a fascinating night in the hit play “Bus Stop” written by William Inge and presented by Genesius Theatre. The show opens Wednesday, April 27, and runs April 28, 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.

Rotary Club of Twin Valley sponsors 21st Tri-County Art Show and Sale in Morgantown |Apr 14, 2016

Daniel Boone High School to present ‘High School Musical’ |Apr 14, 2016

This weekend Daniel Boone Area High School will present Disney’s “High School Musical.”

Community Homeschool Players to present ‘Little Women’ |Apr 13, 2016

The Community Homeschool Players, an off-shoot of the Community Homeschool Learning Group, will present “Little Women” on April 22 and 23 at Twin Valley Middle School, 770 Clymer Hill Road, in Elverson.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Apr 8, 2016

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

Movie Review: ‘Demolition’ |Apr 8, 2016

After the tragic death of his wife, Davis Mitchell (Jake Gyllenhaal) shuts down. Everything in his life has been so calculated and planned for so long - from the time he wakes up, to who he talks to on the train, etc.

MCCC theatre groups present Sam Shepard’s ‘A Lie of the Mind’ |Apr 8, 2016

Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) West End Student Theatre and Theatre Arts program are proud to present “A Lie of the Mind,” a darkly comic family drama by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Sam Shepard.