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Local Bands and Venues

23 July - Corey Smith at Building 24, West Reading (7:30 p.m. start)

24 July - RMC 100th Anniversary Bash - Hopwood at 5 p.m. and Rat Salad at 8 p.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:23:15 -0400 2014-07-22T10:23:15-04:00 2014-07-22T10:23:18-04:00
<![CDATA[Remington Ryde performs in East Earl at Music in the Grove]]> Music in the Grove at St. John Center Lutheran Church is happy to take this opportunity to introduce you to Remington Ryde on Sunday, July 27 at 7 p.m. This will be their first appearance at the programs so we invite you to come to the grove and give them a big welcome.

From central Pennsylvania comes one of the hottest regional bands in bluegrass.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:31:14 -0400 2014-07-21T15:31:14-04:00 2014-07-21T15:31:20-04:00
<![CDATA[Roaring 20s Dixieland Jazz Orchestra returns to Kutztown]]> Back by popular demand, this Saturday evening, July 26 from 7 to 9 p.m., the Borough of Kutztown's "2014 Concert Series in the Park" continues with the return of Ben Mauger's Roaring 20'S Dixieland Jazz Orchestra.

The band was a huge success in the past two years and is back by popular demand.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:58:45 -0400 2014-07-21T09:58:45-04:00 2014-07-21T09:58:55-04:00
<![CDATA[Playcrafters of Skippack brings Hair to the summer stage]]> Give me a head with hair…long, beautiful hair. It's the crowning glory of women and some men pay good money to have it. Besides being a commodity, of sorts, it's the name of a theatrical musical legend and Playcrafters of Skippack is prepping for its summer unveiling.

Hair, the multi award-winning musical (book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni; music by Galt MacDermot), debuted on Broadway in 1968 and it's been traveling the world ever since, bringing the classic themes of peace, love, war and friendship.

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:25:45 -0400 2014-07-18T12:25:45-04:00 2014-07-18T12:25:52-04:00
<![CDATA[Genesius West's 'Aida' is captivating]]>

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. Don't let their ages (6-22) fool you.

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:01:07 -0400 2014-07-17T12:01:07-04:00 2014-07-17T12:01:19-04:00 TOUT
<![CDATA[WTIM: Music Around Town: July 16 edition]]> What's going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.

Local Bands and Venues

16 July - Coahoma Soul at The Grape Room, Phila (9 p.m. start)

16 July - Open Mic w/ Black Rue at Fujiyamas Sunset Lounge, Pottstown (7 p.

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:08:27 -0400 2014-07-14T09:08:27-04:00 2014-07-14T09:08:31-04:00
<![CDATA[Broadway's Telly Leung hosts Master's workshops with Birdsboro theatre]]>

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.

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 23:28:57 -0400 2014-07-12T23:28:57-04:00 2014-07-17T10:48:32-04:00
<![CDATA[Happy Dutchmen German Band performs at Kutztown Optimist Club's Community Appreciation Day]]> This coming Saturday evening, July 19 the Optimist Club of Kutztown will host their annual Community Appreciation Day at the Kutztown Fairgrounds from 5 to 8 p.m.

The Optimist Club has been hosting this annual event to show their appreciation to the community for all their support throughout the year.

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:57:39 -0400 2014-07-11T16:57:39-04:00 2014-07-11T16:57:43-04:00
<![CDATA['Never grow up': Berks thespians fly on Fleetwood High's stage for 'Peter Pan']]> Fleetwood Community Theatre flies to Neverland with its musical "Peter Pan" July 24 to 26 at Fleetwood High School July 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m., and July 26 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

"Because the theme is 'you never want to grow up', it's one of the songs in the show, we want people to come in here having light hearts and go out with a nice spirit after they've seen a show," said Fleetwood Community Theatre President Brian Miller, of Fleetwood and a Hamburg native.

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:52:55 -0400 2014-07-11T08:52:55-04:00 2014-07-11T11:19:02-04:00
<![CDATA[Richmond Street Rockers perform at Union Jack's Inn]]> Local kids recently performed in the Boyertown area as part of a summer program.

The June 15 concert was a part of a summer concert series held at Union Jack's Inn on the Manatawny, 546 Manatawny Rd, Boyertown. They opened for the band, Frog Holler.

The kids, part of the music school Richmond Street Music Lessons, are known as the Richmond Street Rockers when they're on stage.

Wed, 09 Jul 2014 23:57:15 -0400 2014-07-09T23:57:15-04:00 2014-07-09T23:57:35-04:00
<![CDATA[Berks County youth ages 7 to 17 perform 'Charlotte's Web' at the Miller Center]]> A cast of more than 35 students ages 7 to 17 from 12 school districts in Berks County perform "Charlotte's Web," a musical retelling of the favorite classic story written by E.B. White.

Rainbow Theatre and the Miller Center for the Arts, at Reading Area Community College present the show July 18, 7 p.

Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:00:28 -0400 2014-07-09T13:00:28-04:00 2014-07-09T14:25:35-04:00
<![CDATA[The Mighty Manatees performs at Kutztown Park]]> This Saturday evening, July 12, from 7 - 9 p.m., the Borough of Kutztown's "2014 Concert Series in the Park" will host a new band to our band shell stage. The Mighty Manatees, hailing from the Skippack area of Montgomery County and under the leadership of Will Hodgson, lead singer and band leader, has been performing for over 24 years.

Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:53:05 -0400 2014-07-08T18:53:05-04:00 2014-07-08T18:53:09-04:00
<![CDATA[Glee's Telly Leung brings youth performing workshops to Alpha/Omega Players]]> All hands will be on deck at Alpha/Omega Players as one Broadway star is bringing his showstopping skills to Birdsboro.

Telly Leung will hold special master classes focusing on Broadway musicals "Godspell" and "Rent" on Saturday, July 12. Children with an interest in performing will gain a lot from Leung's collective experiences on stage and on television.

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 09:23:40 -0400 2014-07-07T09:23:40-04:00 2014-07-08T09:43:40-04:00
<![CDATA[Montgomery County Community College now hosting 'The Artists' Model' Exhibition featuring the work of 10 artists]]> Montgomery County Community College is hosting "The Artists' Model," an exhibition featuring 10 professional artists, now through Thursday, Aug. 14, at the College's Fine Arts Center Gallery in Blue Bell.

The exhibit is free and open to the community-everyone is welcome.

An opening reception was held Wednesday, June 25, with participating artists Marie Bender, Betz Green, Linda and John Gist, Wayne Hibschman, Steve Kennedy, Nancy and Charles Schmidt, Phyllis Purves Smith and Elsa Tarantal.

Sat, 05 Jul 2014 17:48:13 -0400 2014-07-05T17:48:13-04:00 2014-07-07T09:44:17-04:00
<![CDATA[WTIM: Music Around Town: July 9 edition]]> What's going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.

Local Bands and Venues

9 July - Breathing Theory, One Day Waiting, Boneyard and more at Reverb, Reading (6:30 p.m. start)

10 July - Christine Havrilla in a Listen Live Concert in the Park at The Upper Saucon Twp.

Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:00:07 -0400 2014-07-03T17:00:07-04:00 2014-07-03T17:00:11-04:00