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Genesius’ ‘American Idiot’ delivers a powerful portrait of the post 9/11 generation Green Day’s music reflects the ‘time of their lives’

By Cheryl Thornburg For Digital First Media |

WTIM: Music Around Town

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

By Tim Dietterick |


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    PHS, Park Service continue long partnership

    PHILADELPHIA >> The partnership between the Philadelphia Horticultural Society and the National Park Service has been germinating for more than a decade and has come full bloom with the 2016 Flower Show.

    By Dan Sokil @dansokil on Twitter |

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    New art studio offers classes for everyone

    Blush & Brushes Art Studio, located in Shillington, is offering a new oasis amidst the hectic and stressful bustle of everyday life. Victoria Parisi, owner of Blush & Brushes, strongly believes that art, and being creative, is the best stress, anxiety and depression reliever there is. It has been proven that simple creativity, such as coloring alone, takes us back to our childhood and brings our minds and thoughts to simpler times, and can be as therapeutic as meditation or yoga.

    Blush & Brushes Art Studio |

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    Immanuel UCC presents Centre Park Flutes in Concert

    On Feb. 28, from 3 to 5 p.m., the public is invited to come out to a special event, Centre Park Flutes in Concert, being held at Immanuel UCC, 99 S. Waverly Street, Shillington, as a part of the Immanuel UCC Gifts of the Arts Series.

    Immanuel UCC |

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    VisionCorps Foundation announces art auction fundraiser

    VisionCorps Foundation is pleased to announce an art auction fundraiser being held for their benefit on Thursday, Feb. 18. The event will be held at the Federal Taphouse, 201 N. Queen Street in downtown Lancaster from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Unique plexi-glass artwork created by local artists, amateur to professional, will be available to the highest bidder via a silent auction.

    VisionCorps Foundation |

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    MCCC to host Annual Art Faculty and Invited Art Alumni Exhibition

    Montgomery County Community College will be highlighting the work of its talented art faculty and invited art alumni at its Annual Art Faculty and Invited Art Alumni Exhibit, which opens Wednesday, Feb. 3 and continues through Friday, Feb. 19, at the Fine Arts Center Gallery, Central Campus, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell.

    Montgomery County Community College |

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    Albright College to present ‘Patriotic, Iowa,’ an original comedy

    Albright College, in collaboration with the Reading Theater Project, will present Patriotic, Iowa, an original play by assistant theatre professor Matt Fotis, Ph.D., on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m., in Albright’s Roop Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.

    Albright College |

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    2 Hamburg artists help renovate Art Plus Gallery

    Hamburg artists Jay Ressler and Martha Ressler were among the 25 Berks County artists who teamed up to help renovate Art Plus Gallery.

    Lisa Mitchell

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    Winter Gardening Series: Jump-starting the Garden Season

    Penn State Extension Master Gardeners are offering a Winter Gardening Series of how-to topics for area gardeners on four Monday evenings in February, at the Berks County Agricultural Center in Bern Township. All classes will be held in the Ag Center Auditorium from 7 to 9 p.m.

    PennState Extension |

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    WTIM: Music Around Town

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

    By Tim Dietterick |

  • Entertainment

    Reading Symphony Orchestra presents ‘Valentine’s Pops’

    The Reading Symphony Orchestra continues its 103rd season on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m., at the Santander Performing Arts Center with a special Valentine’s Day concert featuring acclaimed jazz artist Dee Daniels, led by guest conductor Bradley Thachuck and entitled the “Great Ladies of Swing!”

    Reading Symphony Orchestra |

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