Entertainment

Kiss goes back to its small market roots on latest tour |Aug 24, 2016

As far as Gene Simmons is concerned, Kiss is back on the road because that’s just what the band does.

WTIM: Music Around Town Aug. 24 edition |Aug 19, 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.

Hay Creek Festival celebrates 40th anniversary Sept. 9-11 |Aug 18, 2016

The excitement is growing for 2016 40th anniversary celebration of the Hay Creek Festival. The entire event has been restructured to enhance the visits of the thousands of guests who will experience the 18th and 19th centuries at Joanna Furnace Iron Works and its community.

21th Annual Bowers Chile Pepper Food Festival celebrates hot and spicy Sept. 9 & 10 |Aug 12, 2016

The 21th Annual Bowers Chile Pepper Food Festival celebrates the chile pepper on Friday and Saturday Sept. 9 and 10 at Bill DeLong Memorial Park in Bowers.

‘In the Heights’ is a new high point for Genesius Theatre in Reading |Aug 11, 2016

All I can say is wow — this was the best show I’ve seen all summer and maybe all year. The setting is the Hispanic Washington Heights community in New York, but the themes and characters are universal.

At the Movies with Rodeo Marie Hanson: 4 popcorn boxes for ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ |Aug 9, 2016

What do our pets do when we leave home to go to school or work in the morning?

Review: For a good time, visit ‘The Addams Family’ at Birdsboro Community Theater |Aug 8, 2016

If you loved the TV show “The Addams Family,” you just might die laughing at the delightfully dark musical comedy of the same name.

Playcrafters presents ‘Pursued by a Bear’ |Aug 5, 2016

While the latest Playcrafters’ stage production is not set in the Ozarks or the Rockies (or any other bear country for that matter), the allusion of a bear chase is altogether real in playwright John O’Hara’s “Pursued by a Bear.

2SBA announces Valley Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival |Aug 5, 2016

2nd Story Blues Alliance (2SBA) announces their upcoming Valley Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival slated for Sunday, Aug. 21, at Kutztown Park, 440 E. Main Street, Kutztown, from 12 to 8 p.m.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Aug 5, 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.

At the Movies with Rode’o Marie Hanson: |Aug 5, 2016

Who ‘ya gonna call? For those of a certain age, the question has only one answer, that is synonymous with 1980s pop-culture “Ghostbusters!!”

New Found Grass to play Music in the Grove Aug. 14 |Aug 3, 2016

St. John Center Lutheran Church is pleased to have New Found Grass at Music in the Grove on Sunday, Aug. 14 at 6 p.m.

West Rockhill girl to appear on ‘Chopped Junior’ |Aug 1, 2016

Among the contestants on the Aug. 2 episode of Food Network’s “Chopped Junior” will be a local girl who will celebrate her 10th birthday 11 days after the show airs.

Movie Review: ‘Jason Bourne’ |Jul 29, 2016

After nearly a decade of supposedly closing the door on the “Bourne” franchise, somehow Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass have decided to bring Jason Bourne back in the most obvious way imaginable: by doing the same story line over again.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Jul 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.

Celtic band Down by the Glenside performs in Honey Brook Aug. 7 |Jul 28, 2016

Honey Brook Borough Park Free Concert in the Park series will continue on Sunday, Aug. 7, with a performance by the seven piece high energy Celtic band Down by the Glenside. The band will perform from 5:30 to 8 p.

Just Friends and Potter’s Clay to perform Music in the Grove |Jul 27, 2016

St. John Center Lutheran Church again welcomes Just Friends and Potter’s Clay to Music in the Grove on Sunday evening, Aug. 7 at 6 p.m. Just Friends is a local group that plays old time country and gospel music.

Genesius Theatre to present ‘In The Heights’ musical comedy |Jul 25, 2016

Genesius Theatre presents “In The Heights” — the light, sweet & hot, hot, hot Latin & hip-hop musical comedy — which runs August 5 thru 14 at the 10th and Walnut theater.

Living History Sundays come to Pottsgrove Manor |Jul 25, 2016

On Aug. 7, 14, 21 and 28, from 1 to 4 p.m., Pottsgrove Manor’s living history volunteers, dressed in colonial period clothing, will be living life the 18th century way.

Movie Review: ‘Don’t Think Twice’ |Jul 22, 2016

Having been in the comedy world for almost his whole life, writer/director Mike Birbiglia knows a thing or two about what makes someone funny, but also successful.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Jul 22, 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: ‘Ghostbusters’ |Jul 22, 2016

Ghosts. There are skeptics and believers. And those who don’t want to know. The scientific research of ghostly phenomena has become a trade mark in today’s modern world as people want to know more about life after death or prove beyond a shadow of doubt its existence.

At the Movies with Rode’o Marie Hanson: ‘The BFG’ (Disney 2016) gets 4 boxes of popcorn from Rodeo |Jul 22, 2016

An orphaned 10 year old girl named Sophie discovers that giants are very real when “The BFG,” or big, friendly giant, takes her to giant land.

Antietam Community Theater to perform ‘Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ |Jul 22, 2016

The Antietam Community Theater will be presenting “Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” a story set in biblical times about Joseph and his family on their journey to Egypt, on Friday, Aug.

Coco & the Grandfathers of Funk to perform at Ridgewood Winery |Jul 21, 2016

Performing as part of Ridgewood Winery’s Backyard Tent Concert Series on July 30, from 5 to 8 p.m., will be Coco & the Grandfathers of Funk.

Humane PA announces Pints for Pups 2016, a rockabilly beer bash under the big top |Jul 20, 2016

Pints for Pups is the original dog and family friendly beer fest event and features delicious food, loads of beer for the tasting and live music! But that’s not even the best part; all proceeds from this beer tasting event go directly to veterinary, sheltering and adoption programs for animals in Berks and Lancaster Counties.

Roland Zimmerman Family to perform at Welsh Mountain Home |Jul 20, 2016

The Roland Zimmerman Family will be performing bluegrass/country style gospel music in the chapel on Sunday, July 31 at 2 p.m. at the Welsh Mountain Home. The concert is open to the public. The Welsh Mountain Home is located along Route 897 at 567 Springville Road, in New Holland.

Bluegrass Gospel Concepts to perform Music in the Grove |Jul 20, 2016

Bluegrass Gospel Concepts will present a program on Sunday, July 31 at 6 p.m. in the St. John Center Lutheran Church grove. We invite you to come and make them welcome.

GUIDE: How does ‘Pokemon Go’ work? |Jul 15, 2016

At this point you’ve probably heard of “Pokémon Go,” but you might not be sure how it works. If you’re interested in playing the game that’s sweeping the nation but need some insight, check out the helpful guide below.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Jul 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.

KU Presents! announces new season |Jul 15, 2016

KU Presents!, the performing artist series at Kutztown University, has announced their 2016–2017 season. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. New subscriptions are available and single ticket sales begin Aug.

Movie Review: ‘Ghostbusters’ |Jul 15, 2016

Well, everyone, the time is finally here. The new “Ghostbusters” has arrived and despite all of the public outcry, it’s actually not as bad as people have been expecting it to be.

Governor Mifflin ‘Cult Status’ teen band progresses |Jul 11, 2016

Since forming two years ago as a teen cover band, Cult Status is starting to focus on creating original works.

Community Festival hosted by local Parish set for Aug. 24-27 |Jul 11, 2016

A Community Festival will take place at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish from Wednesday, Aug. 24 through Saturday, Aug. 27, 6 to 11 p.m., located at Swamp Pike and Neiffer Road in Limerick Township.

Reading Pops Orchestra presents ‘America The Beautiful: A Salute to Our Country’ |Jul 8, 2016

Now in its 47th year, The Reading Pops Orchestra continues its mission to promote the musical arts in Reading and Berks County through public concerts, and to educate on different musical art forms.

Rainbow Theatre to celebrate 25 years of family theatre |Jul 8, 2016

Rainbow Theatre will celebrate 25 years of presenting children’s theatre in Berks County with “Broadway and Movie Mania,” a celebration of favorite stage and screen musical selections from July 15 through July 17.

Movie Review: ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ |Jul 8, 2016

“The Secret Life of Pets” comes at a very unfortunate time in animation, where Pixar is winning just about every time it puts out a movie. They’re constantly changing the way we see animation, winning our hearts over and over again, while also ensuring us that we’ll be crying by the end.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Jul 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.

Fleetwood Community Theatre presents Mel Brooks’ ‘The Producers’ July 21-23 |Jul 8, 2016

Max Bialystock is in a slump. The once King of Broadway producers hasn’t had a hit show in a long time. But in show business one has to ride out the ebbs and flows, unless of course, your accountant arrives to do the books and proclaims, “.

Movie Review: ‘The Legend of Tarzan’ |Jul 1, 2016

The tale of Tarzan is as old as time and now, for the latest live-action reboot, Alexander Skarsgard stars as the titular jungle man, who returns back to save Africa from the evil and cruel Leon Rom (Christoph Waltz).

Genesius Theatre presents Roald Dahl’s ‘Willy Wonka’ |Jul 1, 2016

Genesius Theatre, in association with The Conrad Weiser High School PTO, presents Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka,” which features 85 talented kids, teens and young adults ages six to 22 years old from a cross section of Berks, Lehigh Valley and Lancaster County schools and colleges.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Jul 1, 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.

First-ever Blazer Days held |Jun 30, 2016

BIRDSBORO >> The Daniel Boone Area School District is turning to fun to raise money for school programs.

German accordion club new to Kutztown Folk Festival |Jun 29, 2016

As part of the sister city exchange with Germany and Reading, the German-based HHC Reutlingen accordion club, Hohner Handharmonika und Akkordeon Club, will make its first appearance at the 67th annual Kutztown Folk Festival on July 4 and July 5.

Music in the Grove welcomes Sunnyside July 10 |Jun 29, 2016

St. John Center Lutheran Church “Music in the Grove” welcomes Sunnyside on Sunday, July 10 at 6 p.m. Come out and help us make them welcome. The Sunnyside bluegrass gospel harmonies are traditional bluegrass, using instruments such as rhythm guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle and bass fiddle.

LIVE BLOG: Chester County Hot Air Balloon begins today |Jun 24, 2016

For many in Chester County and the tri-state area, June means hot air but not so much in terms of temperature nor misleading messages.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Jun 24, 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: ‘Warcraft’ |Jun 24, 2016

Regardless of how good the video games are, almost always, the movie adaptations tend not to work out so well. However, “Warcraft” does everything that fans of the game have come to love and expect; there’s action, magic, Orcs and all sorts of other fantasy that made the game such a draw in the first place.

The Horst Brothers to perform at Music in the Grove |Jun 22, 2016

St. John Center Lutheran Church will continue their Music in the Grove program on Sunday, July 3 at 6 p.m. with The Horst Brothers. The Horst Brothers have been with us before and always have a crowd pleasing program.

Re-Creation to perform at Grace and Truth Fellowship |Jun 22, 2016

Re-Creation provides entertainment programming for Veterans Affairs Medical Centers in the United States. They are a group of dynamic young people who present both religious and family-oriented music, and they will be at Grace and Truth Fellowship on Sunday, July 3, at 10:30 a.