Entertainment

Philadelphia Folksong Society and Historic State Theatre of Boyertown to present The Karmic Repair Company with special guests this Friday |Jul 31, 2014

In cooperation with the Philadelphia Folksong Society, The Karmic Repair Company with special guests Bovine Social Club and Gregg Cagno will appear Friday, Aug. 1, at The State Theatre of Boyertown,

Reading Fair brings back the queen |Jul 31, 2014

Fair-goers will see one longtime tradition resurrected for the celebration of the 160th year of the fair with The Reading Fair Queen Contest.

Flamin’ Dick and the Hot Rods take to the Reading Fair stage |Jul 31, 2014

Flamin’ Dick and the Hot Rods will take the stage at the Reading Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 7 and 9 p.m. The band, who started playing the Reading Fair in 2009, describe themselves as a ‘50s and ‘60s Rock-n-Roll Party Band.

Honey Brook Concerts in the Park features Spirit Wing Aug. 10 |Jul 30, 2014

Honey Brook Borough’s next Concerts in The Park Summer Concert Series features Spirit Wing on Sunday, Aug. 10, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Music in the Grove features Travis Wetzel Trio Aug. 9 |Jul 30, 2014

An evening of Bluegrass music by The Travis Wetzel Trio will be held at St. John Center Lutheran Church on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 6 p.m.

Music in the Grove features old time country & gospel Aug. 10 |Jul 30, 2014

St. John Center Lutheran Church again welcomes this year “Just Friends” and “Potter’s Clay” to Music in the Grove on Sunday evening, August 10 at 6 p.m.

BlueGrace performs at Music in the Grove Aug. 3 |Jul 28, 2014

St. John Center Lutheran Church will welcome BlueGRACE from St. John’s United Methodist Church in Paradise on Sunday, August 3 at 6 p.m.

Fleetwood Community Theatre’s ‘Peter Pan’ took audiences on a magical adventure |Jul 28, 2014

Young area actors got to soar to new heights in Fleetwood Community Theatre’s summer production of “Peter Pan,” much to the delight of the audience at Fleetwood Area High School last weekend.

Craig Thatcher Band to present free concert at Musikfest’s Main Stage |Jul 28, 2014

BETHLEHEM ­— Just when it seemed dark — as in the first dark night ever at Musikfest’s main stage — local blues icons The Craig Thatcher Band and Musikfest partner Coordinated Health have come together to shine the spotlight on the elements that make Musikfest one of the most unique music events in the nation.

R&B and Blues artist Jesse Dee hits the lineup at Musikfest |Jul 28, 2014

Boston rhythm and blues artist Jesse Dee will be making another appearance in Bethlehem this year, this time performing as one of hundreds of artists to fill the Musikfest lineup at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug.

WTIM: Music all around town: July 23 edition |Jul 22, 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.

Roaring 20s Dixieland Jazz Orchestra returns to Kutztown |Jul 21, 2014

Back by popular demand, this Saturday evening, July 26 from 7 to 9 p.m., the Borough of Kutztown’s “2014 Concert Series in the Park” continues with the return of Ben Mauger’s Roaring 20’S Dixieland Jazz Orchestra.

Remington Ryde performs in East Earl at Music in the Grove |Jul 21, 2014

Music in the Grove at St. John Center Lutheran Church is happy to take this opportunity to introduce you to Remington Ryde on Sunday, July 27 at 7 p.m. This will be their first appearance at the programs so we invite you to come to the grove and give them a big welcome.

Playcrafters of Skippack brings Hair to the summer stage |Jul 18, 2014

Give me a head with hair…long, beautiful hair. It’s the crowning glory of women and some men pay good money to have it. Besides being a commodity, of sorts, it’s the name of a theatrical musical legend and Playcrafters of Skippack is prepping for its summer unveiling.

Genesius West’s ‘Aida’ is captivating |Jul 17, 2014

I had a chance to see the dress rehearsal of Genesius West’s production of “Aida” Wednesday, July 9 and area audiences found themselves in for a treat. A cast of 80 talented young actors from all over Berks County brought Elton John and Tim Rice’s contemporary Broadway hit to life.

WTIM: Music Around Town: July 16 edition |Jul 14, 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.

Broadway’s Telly Leung hosts Master’s workshops with Birdsboro theatre |Jul 12, 2014

BIRDSBORO - One Broadway star brought his talents straight from the Big Apple to the Alpha/Omega Players with workshops designed for children to embrace the camaraderie of theatre. Over 50 students collectively signed up for first-hand lessons with Telly Leung, who has performed in Broadway productions “Company,” “Pacific Overtures,” “Wicked,” “Rent,” and, most recently, “Allegiance.

‘Never grow up’: Berks thespians fly on Fleetwood High’s stage for ‘Peter Pan’ |Jul 11, 2014

Fleetwood Community Theatre flies to Neverland with its musical “Peter Pan” July 24 to 26 at Fleetwood High School July 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m., and July 26 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Happy Dutchmen German Band performs at Kutztown Optimist Club’s Community Appreciation Day |Jul 11, 2014

This coming Saturday evening, July 19 the Optimist Club of Kutztown will host their annual Community Appreciation Day at the Kutztown Fairgrounds from 5 to 8 p.m.

Berks County youth ages 7 to 17 perform ‘Charlotte’s Web’ at the Miller Center |Jul 9, 2014

A cast of more than 35 students ages 7 to 17 from 12 school districts in Berks County perform “Charlotte’s Web,” a musical retelling of the favorite classic story written by E.B. White.

Richmond Street Rockers perform at Union Jack’s Inn |Jul 9, 2014

Local kids recently performed in the Boyertown area as part of a summer program.

The Mighty Manatees performs at Kutztown Park |Jul 8, 2014

This Saturday evening, July 12, from 7 – 9 p.m., the Borough of Kutztown’s “2014 Concert Series in the Park” will host a new band to our band shell stage. The Mighty Manatees, hailing from the Skippack area of Montgomery County and under the leadership of Will Hodgson, lead singer and band leader, has been performing for over 24 years.

Glee’s Telly Leung brings youth performing workshops to Alpha/Omega Players |Jul 7, 2014

All hands will be on deck at Alpha/Omega Players as one Broadway star is bringing his showstopping skills to Birdsboro.

Montgomery County Community College now hosting ‘The Artists’ Model’ Exhibition featuring the work of 10 artists |Jul 5, 2014

Montgomery County Community College is hosting “The Artists’ Model,” an exhibition featuring 10 professional artists, now through Thursday, Aug. 14, at the College’s Fine Arts Center Gallery in Blue Bell.

WTIM: Music Around Town: July 9 edition |Jul 3, 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.

Grammy award winning artist brings his band and latest funk to Boyertown |Jul 2, 2014

One touring soul/funk jam band knows how to tap into their own talents to get out the most in life through music. Eclectic guitar and keyboard stylings paired with fast drum beats represent the collection of sounds to produce one single musical vibe that is Southern Fried Funk.

The Wallace Brothers Band performs July 5 at Kutztown Park |Jul 1, 2014

This Saturday evening, July 5, from 7 to 9 p.m., the Kutztown Park Bandshell will host a local favorite, and well known group, The Wallace Brothers Band.

Reel Experiences with Robert Humanick: Donald Rumsfeld highlighted in documentary ‘The Unknown Known’ |Jun 30, 2014

There should be no doubt among anyone who has seen any of Errol Morris’ films (which began with 1978 profound “Gates of Heaven”) that he is among our greatest living documentarians. Few have so incisively probed their subjects’ knotty moral grounds while also pushing the form of the medium.

Lebanon Valley College-owned 16th Century painting a patient at Lancaster General Hospital |Jun 27, 2014

On Monday, June 9, a 16th century painting owned by Lebanon Valley College arrived at the Suzanne H. Arnold Center for Breast Health at Lancaster General Hospital where it was examined by Dr. Nitin Tanna, division chief of breast imaging at Lancaster Radiology Associates.

WTIM: Music Around Town: July 2 edition |Jun 27, 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.

Your Claim to Frame captures all-time greats on canvas |Jun 25, 2014

“All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray.

The 60s Boys return by popular demand to Kutztown Park |Jun 25, 2014

This Saturday evening, June 28 from 7 to 9:15 p.m., the Borough of Kutztown’s 2014 Concert Series in the Park continues with the return of the very popular and entertaining oldies band, The 60s Boys.

WTIM: Music around town: June 25 edition |Jun 23, 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.

Kutztown Folk Festival showcases PA Dutch cooking |Jun 19, 2014

The Kutztown Folk Festival is celebrating Pennsylvania Dutch cooking for the 65th year from June 28 to July 6. From homemade ice cream to a 1200-pound ox roast, the Kutztown Folk Festival provides a variety of traditional menu items that capture Pennsylvania Dutch kitchen culture.

Boyertown Idol 2014 results |Jun 16, 2014

Berks Mont Business Association’s Sidewalk Expo successfully dodged the rain drops last Tuesday, but it was raining talent Tuesday night in Rita’s parking lot during the Boyertown Idol competition. From the first strain of 2013 winner Mike Rossi’s opener “Holiday” to the last chords of Nikki Stone’s cover of Disney’s soon to be classic “Let It Go” the creative aura that surrounded the stage could not be denied by any threat of foul weather.

‘Reel Experiences’ with Robert Humanick: ‘Ernest & Celestine’ released on DVD June 17 |Jun 16, 2014

It was noted by some Oscar pundits that of the 56 movies nominated for the 2014 Academy Awards, none had as slim a chance of taking home the prize as the darling Ernest & Celestine. The animated film is a poignant fable about an unlikely friendship between a bear and a mouse that in a just world, would have at least had a chance against the mega-success of Disney’s Frozen.

‘The History of Montco: A Documentary’ to be presented at Montgomery County Community College |Jun 16, 2014

As part of its yearlong celebration of its 50th Anniversary, Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) invites the community to the premier public screening of “The History of Montco: A Documentary,” on Friday, June 27, at 6 p.

Local Artist Featured at Tel Hai |Jun 16, 2014

Honey Brook Twp—Tel Hai’s Life Enrichment Committee has invited local artist, Martin May of Romansville, to present a program on June 27, at 1 p.m. in the Garrett Community Center on the community’s campus located off Beaver Dam Road, east of Route 10.

Hearts created by sexual assault survivors on display at the Goggleworks, Corazón Lastimado: Healing the Wounded Heart |Jun 13, 2014

Berks Women in Crisis and Centro Hispano Daniel Torres invited survivors of rape and sexual assault and the advocates who work with them to create hearts for a community-wide Corazón Lastimado Project.

Pottsgrove High School senior wins $10,000 Arts Scholarship |Jun 10, 2014

On Saturday, May 31, the Greater Pottstown Foundation awarded a $10,000 scholarship to Jaid Mark, a Pottsgrove High School senior.

Frog Holler opened Kutztown Concert Series |Jun 6, 2014

Patriot photos by Scott Weldon Frog Holler, Kutztown, opened the Kutztown Borough’s Summer Concert Series May 31 at Kutztown Park.

The Cramer Brothers Band performs June 14 at Kutztown Park |Jun 6, 2014

This Saturday evening, June 14th from 7 to 9 p.m. the Kutztown Park Bandshell will host the renowned country music sensation The Cramer Brothers Band. They will be returning to the stage this year as part of the Borough of Kutztown’s “2014 Concert Series in the park”.

Theme parks near and far offer days to play |Jun 5, 2014

Some of your most memorable moments this summer might happen at one of our region’s popular theme parks. Note that hours are subject to change and that many parks also charge a fee for parking.

Genesius Theatre presents ‘Altar Boyz’ |Jun 5, 2014

READING — Here come the Altar Boyz to rock the masses of all denominations by spreading the good news and soothing the troubled souls of Greater Reading through the glory of sweet pop music. “Altar Boyz” opens June 6 and runs through June 15 at Genesius Theatre.

REVIEW: The Fault in Our Stars |Jun 5, 2014

As fans of John Green’s best-selling, emotionally profound novel already know, “The Fault in Our Stars” isn’t just another cheesy sob story.

Steel River brings ‘The Music Man’ to Pottstown |Jun 5, 2014

Start your summer with one of the greatest Broadway musicals of all time, “The Music Man.” When lovable, smooth-talking Harold Hill comes marching into town, you know there’s going to be trouble right here in River City.

The State Theatre of Boyertown hosts benefit concert for Senior Center |Jun 5, 2014

On Friday, June 6, a benefit concert for The Center at Spring Street in Boyertown will be held at 7 p.m. at The State Theatre, 61 N. Reading Ave., Boyertown.

Playcrafters, Skippack, presents Clybourne Park |Jun 5, 2014

Up next for Playcrafters of Skippack is a very provocative story of the clashing of race, real estate and resentment in suburban Chicago, 1959. Expect to laugh and cry while experiencing the award winning Clybourne Park, written by Bruce Norris.

WTIM: Music Around Town June 4 edition |Jun 5, 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.

Swinging Foxes captivate Honey Brook with vintage medley at first of Summer Concert Series |Jun 3, 2014

Just as you can’t hold a moonbeam in your hand, so can words fail to wholly capture the magic of music.