Entertainment

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Boyertown students to open for Michael Ronstadt and Serenity Fisher at The State |Aug 14, 2014

Next Saturday at The State will be a night of collaboration for generations to enjoy.

Alpha Omega’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ is a stellar production |Aug 8, 2014

Powerful music, powerful imagery and powerful performances make Alpha Omega Players’ current production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” one of the most dynamic of this theater season.

Boyertown students to open for Michael Ronstadt and Serenity Fisher at The State |Aug 8, 2014

Next Saturday at The State will be a night of collaboration for generations to enjoy.

WTIM: Music Around Town: Aug. 6 edition |Aug 4, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

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.

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.

Craig Thatcher and friends to offer acoustic show at Historic State Theatre of Boyertown |May 5, 2014

The Craig Thatcher Band does not need electric to is amp up a crowd.

WTIM: Music Around Town, May 7 edition |May 2, 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.

Oprah Winfrey sued after stepmom kicked out of house |Apr 22, 2014

Oprah Winfrey’s stepmother says Winfrey is booting her out of her house.

X-Men’ director Bryan Singer’s accuser sues three more men |Apr 22, 2014

The man who’s accusing “X-Men” director Bryan Singer of sexual abusing him when he was a teen is now accusing three other Hollywood bigwigs of the same thing.

Will the White House deport Justin Bieber? |Apr 22, 2014

The White House has decided whether Justin Bieber will be deported or not.

Courteney Cox says no ‘Friends’ reunion |Apr 22, 2014

Courteney Cox says it’s time to give up on the idea of a “Friends” reunion.

Drew Barrymore has second daughter |Apr 22, 2014

Drew Barrymore has given birth to her second child, she announced Tuesday.

Kutztown High School hosts Spring Concert April 27 |Apr 22, 2014

Kutztown High School musicians have been working diligently on their Spring Concert to be held on, Sunday, April 27, 3 p.m. at the Kutztown High School Auditorium. The concert is open to the public, minimal admission fee charges.

Genesius Theatre presents play about the beginnings of Alcoholics Anonymous |Apr 18, 2014

READING — Back by popular demand, “Bill W. And Dr. Bob” — a play about the miraculous and humble beginnings of Alcoholics Anonymous — makes its triumphant return to Berks County at Genesius Theatre for one weekend only.

Ryan Seacrest leaving ‘American Idol?’ |Apr 18, 2014

Ryan Seacrest wants off “American Idol,” according to RadarOnline.

WTIM: Music Around Town: April 23 edition |Apr 17, 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.

Drama Hawks bring St. Louis to Hamburg |Apr 15, 2014

St. Louis came to Hamburg this past weekend as the Hamburg Area School District Drama Hawks presented the musical “Meet Me In St. Louis” to a full auditorium on April 11, 12 and 13.

Panthers-On-Parade present ‘Monty Python’s Spamalot’ |Apr 15, 2014

For two nights Schuylkill Valley High School took audience members to Camelot and caused many laughs as Panthers-On-Parade present “Monty Python’s Spamalot” to a full auditorium on April 11 and 12.

Come visit FX’s darkly fun ‘Fargo’ |Apr 15, 2014

FX’s enjoyable “Fargo,” written and executive-produced by Noah Hawley, is both an homage to and an extended riff on the beloved 1996 film by Joel and Ethan Coen.

DVD previews: ‘Bettie Page Reveals All’, ‘Barefoot’ and more |Apr 15, 2014

Capsule reviews of the next week’s video releases, on DVD and Blu-ray, including special features:

Schuylkill Valley Community Library participating in World Book Night |Apr 15, 2014

Schuylkill Valley Community Library is proud to one of 2,300 bookstores and libraries across America supporting World Book Night 2014.