Entertainment

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.

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.