Entertainment

Hannah Violet Trio to perform at Boyertown’s State Theatre |Mar 20, 2017

This Saturday, March 25, the Hanna Violet Trio will perform at the State Theatre. The show starts at 7 p.m.

Upper Merion musician in the thick of St. Patrick’s revelry |Mar 2, 2017

John Forth is a member of the classic rock cover bands Sons of Thunder and Acoustic Rewind. But one of the Upper Merion resident’s busier times of the year is in March, as the lead singer and guitarist of the Irish music outfit JohnnyDew.

The Feinberg Brothers bring bluegrass to Reinholds |Feb 24, 2017

REINHOLDS >> An evening of Bluegrass Music will be held at the Reinholds Fire Company Banquet Hall along Route 897 in Reinholds on Saturday, March 4 beginning at 6 p.m. Featured will be The Feinberg Brothers along with Chester Johnson and The Foggy Mountain Grass.

Tachyonmetry to perform at Boyertown’s historic State Theatre |Feb 22, 2017

Tachyonmetry, an alternative folk group from Bucks County, will perform at the State Theatre Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m.

Music Around Town: Feb. 22 edition |Feb 21, 2017

22 Feb – Kevin & Donney at Klingers at the Airport, Reading (8 p.m. start)

FILM TALK: New doc follows Eagles of Death Metal in the aftermath of the Bataclan attack |Feb 17, 2017

Producer Heather Parry will never be accused of taking the easy way out.

Some movies to watch with your significant other this Valentine’s Day |Feb 8, 2017

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, now is a good time to stock up on movies to watch with your significant other.

Epiphany to perform at The State Theatre |Jan 24, 2017

The local contemporary Christian music group, Epiphany, will present a concert on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 2:30 p.m. at the State Theatre, Boyertown. This is a benefit concert for the State Theatre Equipment Fund.

HOME THEATER: ‘Keeping Up With The Joneses’ makes for a fun watch |Jan 19, 2017

It’s never quite as hilarious as it should be but “Keeping Up With The Joneses” is so charmingly unpretentious that it makes for a fun watch.

WTIM: Music Around Town Jan. 18 edition |Jan 18, 2017

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

Find what you want to drive at Philadelphia International Auto Show |Jan 17, 2017

A Philadelphia institution since 1902, the Philadelphia International Auto Show lets you get up-close looks at models from more than 40 manufacturers. There will be more than 700 vehicles in all.

SEVEN IN SEVEN: Pat Metheny, Jill Scott, a Winter Jawn, Kings of Leon and more |Jan 12, 2017

Welcome to “Seven in Seven,” where each Friday we take a look at shows coming to the region over the next week. Whether your musical tastes are rock and roll, jazz, heavy metal, singer-songwriter or indie, there’ll always be something to check out in the coming days.

Creativity, celebrity tips and more at the Philly Home Show |Jan 11, 2017

What’s your home improvement resolution this year?

WTIM: Music Around Town Dec. 21 edition |Dec 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.

In her latest PBS special, Lidia Bastianich explores the lives of American veterans |Dec 14, 2016

In her latest one-hour PBS special, Chef Lidia Bastianich demonstrates that it doesn’t have to be Veterans’ Day or Memorial Day to honor members of the American armed services — any holiday will do.

A mesmerizing Los Angeles love story |Dec 9, 2016

It might seem a bit early to make Oscar predictions but “La La Land” has already emerged as a frontrunner for Best Picture.

WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Events spread plenty of holiday cheer |Dec 8, 2016

Academy of Music: Dec. 9-31 The Pennsylvania Ballet presents George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker.” The Academy of Music is at Broad and Locust streets, Philadelphia. For show times and ticket availability, call (215) 893-1999 or visit www.

STREAMING: ‘Gilmore Girls’ find life on Netflix |Nov 25, 2016

Can you go home again? Will they still love you? Will it feel the same?

Kennel Club of Philadelphia presents annual canine show in Oaks |Nov 9, 2016

Let the tail wagging begin. As the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks prepares to welcome The Kennel Club of Philadelphia’s annual all-breed dog shows on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19 and 20, and the Centre Theater in Norristown stages the whimsical “The Perfect Dog” on Nov.

BEER CALENDAR: Get ready for a Thankful Brewers Feast and much more |Nov 9, 2016

Nov. 14: Round Guys Beer Dinner, Round Guys Brewery, Lansdale

ON TAP |Oct 21, 2016

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WTIM: Music Around Town Oct. 19 edition |Oct 18, 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.

WATCH: ‘Incomparable’ Golden Rams Marching Band ‘Paint it Black’ |Oct 13, 2016

The Golden Rams Marching Band call themselves “Incomparable,” and for good reason. The band performs regularly at West Chester University football games, numerous exhibition events throughout the region and at special events for the university and community.

WTIM: Music Around Town Oct. 12 edition |Oct 12, 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.

William Shatner’s one-man show makes its regional debut |Oct 5, 2016

Now 85 years old, William Shatner seemed a little offended when asked if there was any one thing he’d most like to change about his life.

Can’t-miss for Minecraft enthusiasts: Minefaire debuts in Oaks |Oct 3, 2016

Who’s up for setting some Guinness World Records?

WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Fun for all — including an Oktoberfest featuring a Hasselhoff-Off competition |Sep 30, 2016

Bounty of good times Mennonite Heritage Center: The 43rd annual Apple Butter Frolic on Oct. 1 begins with a pancake and apple sausage breakfast 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. The Frolic runs 9:30 a.

Rock Music Menu: Robert Plant joins Lampedusa tour, Philly date |Sep 29, 2016

Robert Plant has confirmed that he will join Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller and more for select dates on the Lampedusa tour, including a show at the Merriam Theater Oct. 19.

‘Long Island Medium’ coming to Liacouras Center in Philadelphia |Sep 28, 2016

“Don’t be discouraged because I’m at such a large venue. I’m not on stage the whole time,” Theresa Caputo said in a phone interview about her upcoming “Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience” tour date at Temple University’s Liacouras Center.

WTIM: Music Around Town Sept. 14 edition |Sep 14, 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.

Honey Brook Borough hosts final concert of summer on Sept. 11 |Sep 1, 2016

Honey Brook Borough hosts its final concert of the summer on Sept. 11 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Honey Brook Park.

33rd annual Lyons Fiddle Festival anticipated to attract 3,000 music lovers |Aug 30, 2016

What first began in 1983 with a budget of $300, a borrowed hay wagon, homemade food, and some of the finest fiddling, has now grown to an average of 3,000 music lovers.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dave Mell Blues Band to kick-off Mifflin Community Library’s 2016 Summer Concert Series |Jun 7, 2016

The Mifflin Community Library will present the Dave Mell Blues Band in a free concert on Sunday, June 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Mohnton Memorial Park Bandshell, Walnut Street, Mohnton, for the first performance of its 2016 Summer Concert Series.

LIVE BLOG: Wizard World Comic Con in Philly this weekend |Jun 3, 2016

Wizard World Comic Con is in Philly this weekend and a star-studded cast has come along for the ride, including Marvel stars like Captain America actor Chris Evans.

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘Legends of the Hidden Temple’ to take over Penn Museum |Apr 1, 2016

Philadelphia >> If you grew up in the ‘90s, there’s a decent chance you spent your afternoons glued to the Nickelodeon game show, Legends of the Hidden Temple. Prepare to flash back to your childhood as the Penn Museum presents Legends of the Hidden Temple: Penn Museum Edition—a P.

Movie Review: Batman vs. Superman or the ultimate DC Comics showdown |Mar 24, 2016

Expectations for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” could not be higher.

Quiz: Which DC Comics hero are you? Are you Batman or Superman? |Mar 23, 2016

Batman or Superman? It’s an age-old question asked by anyone who has picked up a DC comic book or watched a Batman or Superman movie or TV show. Now you can have your answer.

Art Museum’s ‘International Pop’ a poignant statement on consumerism, mass media |Mar 11, 2016

“International Pop” — or “I-Pop,” as they call it at the Philadelphia Museum of Art — is both celebratory and critical.

Limón Dance Company coming to Philly for 70th anniversary tour |Mar 3, 2016

For seven decades, The Limón Dance Company has explored what it means to be human through movement. They’re coming to Philadelphia on their 70th anniversary tour to share three of the company’s classic creations.

Enter The Haggis brings its unique sound to World Café Live |Mar 3, 2016

The Canadian rock band Enter The Haggis (ETH) is returning to its Celtic roots and recently celebrated its 20th anniversary with “Cheers and Echoes,” a 22-song double disc retrospective drawing from their eight studio albums.