RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:05:47 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Duzzn Matta Band takes stage in Honey Brook Borough July 12]]> 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.

The drummer in the band, Chuck Kildea, is a Honey Brook Borough resident and is looking forward to the opportunity to showcase the bands' talent and enthusiasm for performing.

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<![CDATA['Legendary' exhibit at The African American Museum in Philadelphia explores house ballroom culture]]> Photographer Gerard H. Gaskin creates art, but also shines a light on people who need to be seen.

In the exhibit "Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene," his pictures tell the stories of those who participate in "the culture of house balls of the African-American and Latino gay, transgender, and queer community," organizers say.

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<![CDATA[Studio B resurrects ART Attack for Summer 2015]]> Studio B, 39A East Philadelphia Avenue in Boyertown, is resurrecting ART Attack, a show of artwork in all media, opening June 26 and running through Aug. 29.

"ART Attack has no particular theme or size restrictions," explained Studio B Gallery Director Susan Biebuyck. "Summer is such a freeing, relaxing time for many of us, a time of exploration and fun.

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<![CDATA[Mona Lisa's secrets revealed at the Reading Public Museum]]> READING >> In this exploration of the world's most famous painting, "The Secrets of Mona Lisa" are revealed at the Reading Public Museum now through Monday, Sept. 7 (Labor Day).

The exhibition, on display in The Museum's Second Floor Temporary Exhibition Galleries, has been created by Grande Exhibitions and Pascal Cotte, France, and is sponsored locally by Customers Bank.

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<![CDATA["Summer of Ska" Pints for Pups event series benefit pets and pet owners in need]]> Humane Pennsylvania will present "Summer of Ska" in a series of three Pints for Pups events spanning Lancaster, Berks, and Montgomery counties this summer.

Pints for Pups, which had its beginnings ten years ago as a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Berks County, is a beer tasting and festival where attendees are encouraged to bring their leashed and well-behaved dogs.

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<![CDATA[Results are in from Boyertown Idol]]> East Philadelphia Avenue steamed in the sticky on and off sunshine and humidity, only mid- June can deliver, heralding the BMBA's 2015 50th Sidewalk Expo. Early clouds and light breeze gave way to partial sun and building wind gusts as hearty shoppers braved the heat to grab a great deal or a quick bite to eat.

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<![CDATA[Music In The Grove June 28 in East Earl]]> Music in the Grove at St. John Center Lutheran Church is happy to take this opportunity to introduce you to Remington Ryde on Sunday, June 28th at 6pm. This will be their second 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 national bands in bluegrass.

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<![CDATA[Star Spangled SunnyBrook: Boyertown Alumni Marching Unit performs June 28]]> Kick-off your July 4th week celebration at the historic SunnyBrook Ballroom on Sunday, June 28 at 2 p.m.

Join the crowd in the ballroom for a rousing flag-waving concert of patriotic music with an area favorite the Boyertown Alumni Marching Unit. We'll even provide the flag. Tickets for the concert are for sale; children under 6 are free.

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<![CDATA[WTIM: Music around town June 17 edition]]> By Tim Dietterick

Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

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 June: BOYERTOWN IDOL FINALS at the Boyertown Ritas (5 p.m. start, raindate 6/18)

16 June: Stephanie Grace at Durangos Saloon, Boyertown (7:30 p.

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<![CDATA[Clay on Main takes art on the road]]> Clay on Main is bringing free art activities to local outdoor events in surrounding communities this summer. Packing a portable pottery wheel, clay, and supplies,

Clay on Main members and volunteers are transporting the studio to several outdoor venues throughout the county. They have developed a variety of hands-on activities for all ages to create in clay.

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<![CDATA[Birdsboro artist Mary Burke featured at Art Plus Gallery]]> Art Plus Gallery, 604 Penn Avenue, West Reading, held a Meet the Artist Reception June 12, 5-8pm, as part the 2nd Friday celebrations on Penn Avenue in West Reading, as a charming destination with fun dining, open shops and street musicians.

As the featured member artist, Mary's recent watercolors, drawings and oil paintings are displayed.

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<![CDATA[Clay on Main hosts fundraiser for Oley Valley Community Library]]> The Oley Valley Community Library opened at its new location at 339 Main Street in Oley in March. Clay on Main was pleased to host a painting party to support OVCL.

Amanda Condict, a member of the studio taught the party for 17 supporters of the library. Painting parties are popular activities where non-artists are guided through the process of completing a painting in one evening.

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<![CDATA[Studio B to host poetry reading on the manufacturing history of Berks County]]> Studio B, 39A East Philadelphia Avenue in Boyertown, PA, welcomes the public on Sunday, June 21, 2015, beginning at 1:00 p.m. to the second poetry reading from a project featuring Jennifer Hetrick who will be sharing her poetry focused on Berks County's manufacturing history inspired by the memories and reflections of the area's senior citizens--often those in their 80s and 90s--that Hetrick collected through interviews.

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<![CDATA[WTIM: Music around town June 10 edition]]> By Tim Dietterick

Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont News

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

10 June: Jim Meck at CJ Hummels, Lenhartsville (6:30 p.m. start)

10 June: The Legendary Barto Jam at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (7:30 p.

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<![CDATA[Playcrafters presents 'The Glass Menagerie']]> Next up for Playcrafters of Skippack is the long time classic autobiographical tale of famed playwright Tennessee Williams, "The Glass Menagerie." It won him the New York Drama Critic's Award in 1945 and was the first successful play for Williams, bringing him out of obscurity before he went on to win numerous awards later for his "A Streetcar Named Desire," "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," and "Night of the Iguana.

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