Entertainment

FILM: A quick look at promising 2016 movies |Jan 15, 2016

Now that 2015 is in the rearview mirror, it’s a good time to explore what’s in store for movie lovers in 2016.

VIDEOS, PHOTOS: The world remembers David Bowie |Jan 11, 2016

Rock & Roll icon David Bowie died at 69, just days after releasing his latest album. The world reacted with tributes and videos. Here is a selection, including the performance at the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby in 1974.

David Bowie’s renaissance came right here |Jan 11, 2016

Bowie recorded his “soul” record, ‘Young Americans,’ in the late-summer of 1974 at Sigma Sound Studios, having already done six consecutive nights at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby that July.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Dec 11, 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.

Reading Symphony Orchestra to host 2nd annual Holiday Extravaganza |Nov 27, 2015

On Saturday, Dec. 19 the Reading Symphony Orchestra will present its second annual Holiday Extravaganza at the Santander Performing Arts Center at 3 p.m.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Nov 18, 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.

Crime Alert annual Christmas Concert is first for new DoubleTree Hotel in Reading |Nov 13, 2015

Crime Alert Berks County presents Peter Mayer and his 15th annual “Stars and Promises” Christmas Tour Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the new DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Hotel, 701 Penn Street.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Nov 13, 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.

The Kevin Prater Band to bring pure Kentucky sound to Fivepointville |Nov 11, 2015

Farm Country Shindig is proud to present The Kevin Prater Band on Saturday, Dec. 5 at the Fivepointville Fire Hall.

Rock the night away with the 60’s Boys at SunnyBrook Ballroom |Nov 10, 2015

Eastern Pennsylvania’s Premier 60s Band returns to the SunnyBrook Ballroom in Pottstown, on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now through Nov. 20. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Doo-wop concert to take listeners on a ‘magical musical ride back in time’ |Nov 10, 2015

Street corner harmony, the music commonly referred to as “Doo-wop,” has stood the test of time like no other genre of music ever did. This music became popular in the mid to late 1950s, and here it is 55 plus years later still as popular as ever.

Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra to perform first annual Fall Concert |Nov 6, 2015

In celebration of Peter Brye’s final season as Founding Conductor and Music Director of the Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra, the RSO presents the first ever RSYO/RSJSO Fall Concert. The concert will take place on Saturday, Nov.

WHITING to share the stage with Morgantown’s 3 Shades of Blue at Frog Hollow Farm |Nov 4, 2015

Phoenixville-bred rock sensations Coastalrise, now known as WHITING, and Morgantown’s 3 Shades of Blue, semi-finalists on America’s Got Talent 2015, will share center stage at Phoenixville’s Frog Hollow Farm on Nov.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Oct 30, 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.

Hamburg High School’s Aerial Boundaries returns to Kutztown University Choral Festival |Oct 29, 2015

For the second year in a row, Hamburg’s elite choral group, Aerial Boundaries, has traveled to Kutztown University to participate in the High School Choral Festival.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Oct 9, 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.

WTIM: Out and About at The Peanut |Oct 2, 2015

Sometimes you find a vocation and sometimes, a vocation finds you. For those lucky few, enjoying what they do is very evident to the people around them. I was lucky to find some folks that like what they do and do their best to share their passion with everyone.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Oct 2, 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.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Sep 25, 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.

WTIM Music Around Town: The Divots Experience |Sep 21, 2015

I am lucky to be surrounded by many musically talented people. I am also lucky that every week I can do just a little bit to let people know who’s playing where, doing my part to help encourage live local music.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Sep 18, 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.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Sep 11, 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.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Sep 4, 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.

Across the Pond back by popular demand; perform at Honey Brook Concert in the Park Sept. 13 |Sep 3, 2015

Honey Brook Borough’s final concert of the season for the free Concert in the Park series will be held Sept. 13.

Hope 4 Joy benefit concert will raise funds to help little girl |Sep 2, 2015

A Christian Benefit Concert featuring Mark Schultz, Jean Watson and Heaven’s Thunder will be held Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Calvin & Janet High Fine Arts Center located on the Lancaster Mennonite School campus.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Aug 30, 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.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Aug 21, 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.

PHOTOS: Vintage baseball comes to Memorial Park |Aug 13, 2015

Digital First Media POTTSTOWN >> Vintage baseball came to Memorial Park Sunday. The Colebrookdale Railroad played host to a vintage baseball game at the park and the community came out to ride through the Secret Valley Line with the players.

Lancaster Symphony Orchestra launches world-influenced program |Aug 12, 2015

Talk about a season! Fall is that time of year when we get over doing summer yardwork but gear up to get busy for the holidays. In its own way, the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra is no exception.

Fleetwood Blues Festival celebrates 10th anniversary at new location, Kutztown Park, Aug. 16 |Aug 10, 2015

The 10th Annual Fleetwood Blues Festival will be presented at a new location, Kutztown Park, on Aug. 16 from noon to 8 p.m.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Aug 7, 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.

Music in the Grove to host exciting August concerts |Aug 5, 2015

Music in the Grove continues their Sunday programs through August, beginning with Chestnut Ridge on Aug. 16 at 6 p.m.

Duzzn Matta Band takes stage in Honey Brook Borough July 12 |Jul 1, 2015

The second concert of the summer in Honey Brook Borough will be held on Sunday, July 12 at 5:30 p.m. when the Duzzn Matta Band takes the stage to perform a variety of classic rock cover tunes.

WTIM: Music around town June 17 edition |Jun 15, 2015

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WTIM: Music around town June 10 edition |Jun 8, 2015

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WTIM: Music around town June 3 edition |Jun 1, 2015

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WTIM: Music around town May 27 edition |May 24, 2015

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

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

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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.

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

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

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

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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

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

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