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WTIM: Music around town May 20 edition |May 18, 2015

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

WTIM: Music around town May 13 edition |May 12, 2015

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

Who’s going to win the 2015 Boyertown Idol? It could be you! |May 7, 2015

Spring signals the beginning of many things, ticks, hayfever, a zillion different flowers and winter clothes sales at many department stores. But, for the folks in Boyertown, it is also a call for singers young and old to tune up their pipes and take to the streets for the annual Boyertown Idol competition!

Business: Music and fine Mexican cuisine paired in Pottstown; Classical guitarist Russell Ferrara returns to Juan Carlos Friday nights |May 5, 2015

In the fall of 2008 Ron Garza, chef-proprietor of Juan Carlos Fine Mexican Cuisine on High Street in Pottstown, was scouting locations to realize his dream of opening a fine dining restaurant.

Kutztown Community Choir continues tradition of providing free live music to community |May 4, 2015

As the Kutztown Community Choir prepares for their annual Spring Concert and the 40th annual Flag Day Concert, the choir’s director and conductor celebrate the choir’s history and seeks guest conductors and accompanists to help the choir continue into the future.

WTIM: Music around town May 6 edition |May 4, 2015

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

Boyertown Area Choral Association is celebrating 25 years with free spring concert |May 1, 2015

The Boyertown Area Choral Association (BACA) is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year, and no better way to celebrate it than with a free concert at Good Shepard Church on Sunday, May 3. Although BACA typically sticks with classical music and occasionally throws in some Pop and Show tunes, this upcoming performance seems that it may be different.

WTIM: Music around town April 29 edition |Apr 27, 2015

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

‘At All Costs’: The true story of Vietnam War hero Chief Master Sgt. Dick Etchberger |Apr 27, 2015

Journalist Matt Proietti was handed down an assignment in 2008 on Chief Master Sgt. Richard L. Etchberger and Project Heavy Green. As he began to research for the assignment, he soon realized that one piece would not be enough.

Hamburg Area High School students perform ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ |Apr 27, 2015

Hamburg Area High School’s production of “The Drowsy Chaperone” will take to the stage May 1 and 2 at 7 p.m. and May 3 at 2 p.m. at the Hamburg Area High School. “The Drowsy Chaperone” is a comedy about a die-hard theatre fan putting on a record of his favorite musical.

Kutztown, Boyertown, Exeter and Hamburg youth learn jazz at Kutztown’s Vocal Get JazzEd Workshop |Apr 24, 2015

Kutztown School District hosted their first Vocal Get JazzEd Workshop April 18 at the middle school.

WTIM: Music around town April 22 edition |Apr 20, 2015

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

WTIM: Music around town April 15 edition |Apr 14, 2015

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

Introducing the Oley Valley High School’s 2015 Musical Production: Meredith Willson’s The Music Man |Apr 9, 2015

Students at Oley Valley High School are on the verge of presenting Meredith Willson’s The Music Man as their 2015 Musical Production.

Leechburg and Twin Valley students share music with one another |Apr 8, 2015

The state of Pennsylvania became a little smaller last weekend for two schools. Students from Leechburg Area High School traveled across the state to meet with students from Twin Valley High School for a few days.

Kutztown High School Sophomore performs at PMEA All State Jazz Band |Apr 7, 2015

Submitted Kutztown High School sophomore Jamal Damien Kemp, 15, was first trumpet at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association All State Jazz Band on March 27 in Hershey. During the concert, Kemp performed an improv solo to “Moanin’” by Charles Mingus.

WTIM: Music around town April 8 edition |Apr 6, 2015

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

Berks Jazz Fest turns 25 |Apr 2, 2015

New Orleans and New York City have long been the major metropolitan meccas for jazz musicians and aficionados. However for 10 days every spring the center of the jazz universe shifts to Berks County, as the Berks Jazz Fest is celebrated.

Lancaster Bible College Chamber Singers perform April 18 in New Holland |Apr 1, 2015

Garden Spot Village invites the public to enjoy a classical vocal concert when it hosts the Chamber Singers of Lancaster Bible College under the direction of Dr. Robert Bigley on Saturday, April 18, in the final performance of this season’s Saturday Evening Concert Series.

Twin Valley Percussionists End on High Note: Indoor Percussion Ensemble scores 80.0 at championships |Apr 1, 2015

The Twin Valley High School Indoor Percussion Ensemble recently concluded their competitive season at the Mid-Atlantic Percussion Society Championships held at Coatesville High School. The ensemble achieved the score of 80.

East meets west at Twin Valley High School: Leechburg visit Twin Valley to share music with one another |Apr 1, 2015

The state of Pennsylvania became a little smaller last weekend for two schools. Students from Leechburg Area High School traveled across the state to meet with students from Twin Valley High School for a few days.

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.

WTIM: Music around town March 25 edition |Mar 24, 2015

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

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.

WTIM: Music around town March 18 edition |Mar 16, 2015

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

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.

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.

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

WTIM: Music around town Feb. 25 edition |Feb 22, 2015

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

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.

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

WTIM: Music around town Feb. 4 edition |Feb 2, 2015

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

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.

WTIM: Music around town Jan. 28 edition |Jan 23, 2015

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

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.

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

KICK-The INXS Experience comes to Boyertown stage |Jan 16, 2015

KICK- The INXS Experience, the nation’s only tribute to the internationally acclaimed rock band- INXS, will be appearing at the Historic State Theatre of Boyertown at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015.

WTIM: Music around town Jan. 14 edition |Jan 12, 2015

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

Berks County resident publishes book chronicling life on family farm in Blue Marsh region |Jan 9, 2015

A lifelong resident of Berks County, has published a book chronicling life on his family’s farm prior to it being seized by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for construction of the Blue Marsh Dam.

Berks Youth Chorus performs pops concert Up and Down the Radio Dial at Kutztown University |Jan 7, 2015

Berks Youth Chorus announces its second pops concert, Up and Down the Radio Dial, at 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 8, at Schaeffer Auditorium, Kutztown University, in Kutztown.

Elton John and his band come to Reading Feb. 28 |Jan 6, 2015

Elton John and his band return to Reading, Pa. on Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Santander Arena as part of the “All The Hits” tour. The tour will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career, including a selection of songs from his highly acclaimed remastered album, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.

Chester County youth walk the red carpet for record release |Jan 6, 2015

When the Chameleon Music School in Philadelphia offered its expertise and studio recording capabilities to the nonprofit Friendship Circle, its instructors had no idea they’d be embarking on a life-changing experience.