RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:50:08 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Hamburg's select choir 'Aerial Boundaries' attends Inaugural High School Choral Festival]]> The Kutztown University music department hosted the Inaugural High School Choral Festival, on Oct. 16 at the Schaeffer Auditorium. This year one of the six choral ensembles that attended this event was the selected choir (also originally known as the Chamber Singers) from Hamburg Area High School.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:23:22 -0400 2014-10-30T10:23:22-04:00 2014-10-30T10:23:28-04:00
<![CDATA[Rodeo the Zombie Girl: Fleetwood girl, 8, serves as Honorary Zombie in 3rd annual " Zombie Mud Run" at ​Shocktoberfest]]> Rodeo Marie Hanson, an 8-year-old Fleetwood girl, served as Honorary Zombie, for the second year in a row during the 3rd annual Zombie Mud Run at ​Shocktoberfest in Sinking Spring.

Now in its 24th season, Shocktoberfest has been a Halloween staple in the greater Reading area since owner Pat Konopelski opened the theme park's doors in 1990.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:36:03 -0400 2014-10-29T12:36:03-04:00 2014-10-29T12:36:38-04:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown Magic Convention & Evening Show Nov. 8]]> The Society of American Magicians Association 92 and the International Brotherhood of Magicians Ring 57 will hold the 39th Annual Kutztown Magic Convention at Kutztown Middle School Nov. 8.

From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. a Magic Convention is held for Magicians where lectures are held, vendors sell Magic items, an auction takes place, etc.

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<![CDATA[Playcrafters of Skippack to present 'Dark of the Moon' this weekend]]> In the spirit of Halloween, Playcrafters of Skippack has chosen the ethereally spirited "Dark of the Moon" as its fall season production, where witches, superstition, and young love mix into a cauldron of tragedy amid the rustic setting of the Appalachian Mountains. The play, written by Howard Richardson and William Berney in 1939, had a successful 10-month stint on Broadway prior to a national tour and has become a classically archived stage production.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:39:04 -0400 2014-10-29T11:39:04-04:00 2014-10-29T11:40:14-04:00
<![CDATA[BlackRue, Soraia and John Faye to perform at Fujiyama in Upper Pottsgrove this Saturday]]> Three bands are coming together in Upper Pottsgrove for a night set to echo a city-like experience.

This Saturday, local band BlackRue will be performing with Philadelphia based rock bands Soraia and John Faye at Fujiyama's Sunset Lounge.

BlackRue features Boyertown residents Buck Reed as songwriter and singer, Brianna Sig on drums and vocals, Matt Stabley on bass and Blaine Alderfer of Sumneytown on guitar.

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<![CDATA[Two Brandywine Heights seniors accepted into All-National Band, slated to perform at Grand Ole Opry Oct. 29]]> 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.

Noah CoCo, 17, and David Mayrhofer, 18, submitted video auditions in June and were notified of their acceptance on Aug.

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<![CDATA[Reading Symphony Presents a Dramatic Program Highlighting Beethoven's Life]]> On Saturday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. the Reading Symphony Orchestra continues the 102nd Season at the Santander Performing Arts Center.

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.

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<![CDATA[Reading Symphony presents program highlighting Beethoven's life]]> 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.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:00:00 -0400 2014-10-14T14:53:13-04:00 2014-10-14T14:53:16-04:00
<![CDATA[WTIM: Music around town Oct. 22 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

22 Oct: Jim Meck at CJ Hummels, Lenhartsville (7 p.m. start)

22 Oct: Singles Going Steady at The Water Tower, Oaks (5 p.

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<![CDATA[R&B band Charlie Brown's Notorious Groove plays The State Theatre of Boyertown Friday, Oct. 24]]> 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.

The five member band, led by lead vocalist Charlie Brown, will be joined by numerous guest artists in the Friday show to deliver an array of selections in the R&B, soul, funk, classic rock, funky rock, mo-town and blues genres throughout the evening.

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<![CDATA[Acoustic Trio 11A to perform live at The Historic State Theatre of Boyertown this Friday]]> 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, or at the box office on the day of the live event.

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<![CDATA[Genesius Theatre unleashes CARRIE the musical starting Oct. 17]]> 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.

Carrie White has always been an outsider. Relentlessly tormented at school and tyrannized by a fanatical mother, she begins to have hope that things will change when she is unexpectedly asked to her senior prom.

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:35:39 -0400 2014-10-13T12:35:39-04:00 2014-10-13T12:35:49-04:00
<![CDATA[Built by ancestors, a Dieffenbach joins efforts to restore its musical heritage]]> 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 church was established in 1757 and the organ built and dedicated to it in 1817 by Christian Dieffenbach (1769-1829).

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<![CDATA[Fleetwood Community Theatre and Berks County cast performs 'Boeing-Boeing,' a "non-stop farce"]]> Fleetwood Community Theatre is putting the final touches on their fall production of Marc Camoletti's "Boeing-Boeing."

Held Oct. 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Kutztown, Boeing-Boeing is a farce, set in Paris in the 1960s, which revolves around the lives of wealthy bachelor Bernard, his three air hostesses to whom he's engaged simultaneously (without their knowledge), the housekeeper and his college friend visiting from the United States.

Tue, 07 Oct 2014 14:00:25 -0400 2014-10-07T14:00:25-04:00 2014-10-07T14:00:34-04:00
<![CDATA[Fiber Artist and Kutztown student Kim Tanzos to be Artist in Residence at Clay on Main]]> Clay on Main is pleased to present fiber artist Kimberly Tanzos as a this year's selected Artist in Residence from Sunday, Oct. 19 to Wednesday, Oct. 22. Tanzos is a graduate of Kutztown University, where she earned a Bachelor's of Science in Art Education with a minor in Crafts. She is currently works as a museum educator at the Allentown Art Museum and is a resident artist at the Banana Factory in Bethlehem.

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