Entertainment

Hamburg’s select choir ‘Aerial Boundaries’ attends Inaugural High School Choral Festival |Oct 30, 2014

The Kutztown University music department hosted the Inaugural High School Choral Festival, on Oct. 16 at the Schaeffer Auditorium. This year one of the six choral ensembles that attended this event was the selected choir (also originally known as the Chamber Singers) from Hamburg Area High School.

Playcrafters of Skippack to present ‘Dark of the Moon’ this weekend |Oct 29, 2014

In the spirit of Halloween, Playcrafters of Skippack has chosen the ethereally spirited “Dark of the Moon” as its fall season production, where witches, superstition, and young love mix into a cauldron of tragedy amid the rustic setting of the Appalachian Mountains.

Kutztown Magic Convention & Evening Show Nov. 8 |Oct 29, 2014

The Society of American Magicians Association 92 and the International Brotherhood of Magicians Ring 57 will hold the 39th Annual Kutztown Magic Convention at Kutztown Middle School Nov. 8.

Rodeo the Zombie Girl: Fleetwood girl, 8, serves as Honorary Zombie in 3rd annual “ Zombie Mud Run” at ​Shocktoberfest |Oct 29, 2014

Rodeo Marie Hanson, an 8-year-old Fleetwood girl, served as Honorary Zombie, for the second year in a row during the 3rd annual Zombie Mud Run at ​Shocktoberfest in Sinking Spring.

BlackRue, Soraia and John Faye to perform at Fujiyama in Upper Pottsgrove this Saturday |Oct 27, 2014

Three bands are coming together in Upper Pottsgrove for a night set to echo a city-like experience.

Two Brandywine Heights seniors accepted into All-National Band, slated to perform at Grand Ole Opry Oct. 29 |Oct 24, 2014

Two Brandywine Heights High School seniors are the first from the district to be accepted into the All-National Honors Ensemble Concert Band and will perform with them Oct. 29 at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.

Reading Symphony Presents a Dramatic Program Highlighting Beethoven’s Life |Oct 23, 2014

On Saturday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. the Reading Symphony Orchestra continues the 102nd Season at the Santander Performing Arts Center.

Reading Symphony presents program highlighting Beethoven’s life |Oct 22, 2014

The Reading Symphony Orchestra continues the 102nd Season at the Santander Performing Arts Center 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. The RSO will present Beethoven: REVEALED! This program features a dramatic interpretation of the life of the great composer interspersed with chamber works and a complete performance of Beethoven’s 7th symphony.

WTIM: Music around town Oct. 22 edition |Oct 20, 2014

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

R&B band Charlie Brown’s Notorious Groove plays The State Theatre of Boyertown Friday, Oct. 24 |Oct 17, 2014

The Historic State Theatre of Boyertown will be alive with the rhythm and blues Friday, Oct. 24 as Charlie Brown’s Notorious Groove brings their best tunes to the stage -- inviting the audience to come along for the ride.

Acoustic Trio 11A to perform live at The Historic State Theatre of Boyertown this Friday |Oct 16, 2014

The Historic State Theatre of Boyertown is proud to present 11A in concert on Friday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open to the public at 7:00 pm. Tickets are currently on sale now at a discounted price when purchased in advance at http://statetheatreboyertown.

Genesius Theatre unleashes CARRIE the musical starting Oct. 17 |Oct 13, 2014

Genesius Theatre, is set to present the Berks County and Regional Debut of Stephen King’s Horror Classic CARRIE – opening just in time for Halloween on Oct. 17 through Oct. 26.

Built by ancestors, a Dieffenbach joins efforts to restore its musical heritage |Oct 13, 2014

Gleaming in its regal, historic accoutrements, the windpipes of the nearly 200-year-old Dieffenbach gracing the Altalaha Lutheran Church at Rehrersburg can to this day be trusted to render a most divine and powerful sound.

Fleetwood Community Theatre and Berks County cast performs ‘Boeing-Boeing,’ a “non-stop farce” |Oct 7, 2014

Fleetwood Community Theatre is putting the final touches on their fall production of Marc Camoletti’s “Boeing-Boeing.”

Fiber Artist and Kutztown student Kim Tanzos to be Artist in Residence at Clay on Main |Oct 6, 2014

Clay on Main is pleased to present fiber artist Kimberly Tanzos as a this year’s selected Artist in Residence from Sunday, Oct. 19 to Wednesday, Oct. 22. Tanzos is a graduate of Kutztown University, where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Art Education with a minor in Crafts.

The Todd Wolfe Band And Organist John Ginty to perform at Historic State Theatre Of Boyertown |Oct 2, 2014

Winning combination: The Todd Wolfe Band, one of the hardest-working blues-rock ensembles in the business, joined by acclaimed organist John Ginty, in concert at the Historic State Theatre of Boyertown on Friday, Oct.

Greshville Antiques and Fine Art to present The Annual Berks County Art Show |Oct 1, 2014

Greshville Antiques and Fine Art will present The Annual Berks County Art Show opening on Sunday, Oct. 5, and continuing through Sunday, Oct. 12.

Three Tenors & Uhlig Perform at Tel Hai |Sep 30, 2014

Honey Brook Twp. >> The Chapel at Tel Hai will be filled with the sounds of vocal performance by three tenors—William Davenport, Galeano Salas and Mackenzie Whitney, Oct. 18.

Boyertown native Naelee Rae continues to inspire with musical gift |Sep 30, 2014

In 2012, Naelee Rae, a musician and Boyertown native, was a 15-year-old pursuing her life-long goal of inspiring people with her passion for music. Two years later, Naelee is still at it, plugging away at music festivals, recording in Nashville and sharing her passion with a growing audience.

Playcrafters’ Incorruptible kicks off in Skippack |Sep 29, 2014

Just what do you put your faith in these days? Is it living or dead? That’s a question for Playcrafters of Skippack as they set the stage for their witty, satiric comedy, Incorruptible, from the multi-award winning playwright Michael Hollinger.

Santo D. Marabella’s new play ‘Getting Complete!’ tackles tough issue, the bully |Sep 27, 2014

Getting COMPLETE! is the new work from playwright Santo D. Marabella.

WTIM: Music Around Town: Sept. 24 edition |Sep 24, 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.

Fine Craft is a Window to the World: Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen returns to Rittenhouse Square |Sep 23, 2014

The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen brings American-made fine craft to the autumn environs of Rittenhouse Square for a second year. During the 3-day event, patrons can peruse and buy original, hand-crafted works of contemporary furniture, functional and decorative pottery, designer clothing, fine jewelry, blown glass, and more.

ArtFusion celebrates latest educational exhibit |Sep 22, 2014

The greater Pottstown community was recently invited to the opening of ArtFusion 19464’s latest educational exhibit: Rainbow Crow and Other Stories. The exhibit features artwork inspired by Native American stories.

Families showcased at 31st annual Lyons Fiddle Festival |Sep 22, 2014

The Lyons Fiddle Festival each year features a theme. This year showcased the family band.

Studio B exhibit “Untitled: Art without Artifice” offers artistic freedom and challenge |Sep 18, 2014

In honoring the freedom inherent in the creative process, an anonymous donor invited artists to submit work that need not fit a particular theme or idea, artists who stretch boundaries in their work “because they can.

Fleetwood Community Theatre Spaghetti & Song features theme The Anatomy in Music |Sep 17, 2014

Fleetwood Community Theatre presents an evening of musical talent and food.

Reading Civic Theatre’s ‘Shrek’ captivates young fans |Sep 16, 2014

The best part of Reading Civic Theatre’s production of “Shrek the Musical” was watching all the youngsters in the audience react to the magical characters on stage. Their laughter at Donkey and Shrek’s antics was infectious.

Andulhea Heritage Chorus takes music lovers down ‘The River’ |Sep 15, 2014

Music and river lovers filled the pews at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hamburg for the sixth annual Andulhea Heritage Chorus concert on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 14. This year’s concert celebrated Pennsylvania’s 2014 River of the Year, the Schuylkill River.

Stephanie Grace to hold benefit concert, kicking off ‘Life’s Okay’ visits; food bank donations to be accepted |Sep 14, 2014

A vibrant force on the scene, Stephanie Grace is ready to stake her claim in country music. This 17-year-old is making her dreams come true with determination and vision.

Oley’s Clay on Main to show new exhibit ‘Reflections: Women Viewing Women’ |Sep 12, 2014

Clay on Main is pleased to present an exhibition curated by Amanda Condict, a local artist, graphic designer and teacher. Amanda has organized seven local artists with one common thread - how they depict women in their work.

Program on ‘Doing Your Best Work’ to be presented |Sep 9, 2014

The Perkiomen Valley Art Center will hold its monthly membership meeting and educational program on the arts on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 7:30pm at Encore Experiences (formally Harleysville Senior Center) 312 Alumni Drive, Harleysville.

Farm Country Shindig hosts The Martin Brothers and Aspen Run |Sep 9, 2014

An evening of bluegrass music will open the Farm Country Shindig season at the Fivepointville Fire Hall along Route 897 in Fivepointville on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. Featured will be The Martin Brothers and Aspen Run.

Found Objects of Industry in Kutztown: Kutztown studio What’s This? Media showcases artistic medium known as architectural and industrial salvage |Sep 8, 2014

Kutztown >> Forgotten relics from industrial salvage ranging from sewer pipes and diner stools to an 1800s face of a German clock tower are exhibited in the Kutztown studio What’s This? Media.

2014 Hay Creek Festival features living history demos, children’s activities, homemade food |Sep 3, 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.

31st Annual Lyons Fiddle Festival features contest, entertainment and jamming Sept. 21 |Sep 3, 2014

The Lyons Fiddle Festival every year draws big crowds to Lyons Community Park, and this year the festival committee anticipates the same big turnout.

Tel Hai’s Concert Season Begins Sept. 4: Philadelphia Orchestra Tuba player performs |Sep 1, 2014

Honey Brook >> The new concert season begins at Tel Hai on Thursday, Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by Carol Jantsch, principal tuba of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Honey Brook Borough hosts Rizzetta’s Tones Sept. 7 |Sep 1, 2014

Honey Brook >> The sounds of Celtic music from around the world will fill the pavilion at Honey Brook Borough Park for the final free Summer Concert of the season.

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.