Coming to Steel River Playhouse: ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ a treat for area kids, families |Mar 23, 2018

Over a thousand students in Pottstown and the surrounding area will have an opportunity to view a colorful and fun-filled musical production being performed this Spring at the Steel River Playhouse in Pottstown.

EAT & DRINK: Come out to taste some new offerings in West Chester, Collegeville, Media and more |Mar 22, 2018

Spring’s synonymous with growth not only in the natural world, but also on the restaurant scene.

QUICK COOK: Pita goes fresh and elegant |Mar 21, 2018

I recently had this salmon sandwich at a San Francisco restaurant and I have to say, it’s a dish worth copying. I raced to the market, then to the kitchen to develop my own twist on it.

CONCERT PREVIEW: Beatles tribute show to spotlight ‘Sgt. Pepper’ at Academy of Music in Philadelphia |Mar 20, 2018

Join Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band this weekend.

CONCERT PREVIEW: Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band delivers finger-lickin’ good Country Blues; comes to World Café Live |Mar 20, 2018

Reverend Peyton is a larger than life figure who delivers boot stompin’ backwoods country blues music on just about any stringed instrument, and that includes customizing shotguns and axes into playable instruments, while keeping them functional.

CONCERT HIGHLIGHTS: K.Flay kicks off the week’s best bets |Mar 16, 2018

Welcome to “Seven in Seven,” where each Friday we take a look at shows coming to the region over the next week. Whether your musical tastes are rock and roll, jazz, heavy metal, singer-songwriter or indie, there’ll always be something to check out in the coming days.

Philadelphia’s Joshua Howard, former contestant on ‘The Voice,’ celebrates debut release at World Cafe Live |Mar 14, 2018

Singer-songwriter Joshua Howard, who appeared on Season 6 of “The Voice” in 2014, is releasing his debut EP “Forgive my False.” He’ll be celebrating with an event at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.

CONCERT PREVIEW: Violinist Regina Carter pays tribute to Ella Fitzgerald at Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater |Mar 14, 2018

Regina Carter, a virtuoso jazz violinist who has also dabbled in other genres, presents Simply Ella, her tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, at the Perelman Theater.

Spend St. Patrick’s Day with Mat Kearney at Fillmore Philadelphia |Mar 13, 2018

Pop singer/songwriter Mat Kearney, whose voice has an eerie similarity to Coldplay’s Chris Martin, is bound for the Fillmore Philadelphia March 17.

RADIO: Preston & Steve reflect on 20 years on the air in Philly |Mar 13, 2018

A notable subplot to this year’s 50th anniversary of Philadelphia’s WMMR becoming a rock station is the 20th anniversary of “Preston & Steve” morning duo Preston Elliot and Steve Morrison.

Pablo Batista: Carrying the torch for Latin Jazz. Performs as part of Bass BootCamp All-Star Concert at Ardmore Music Hall |Mar 12, 2018

Following in the footsteps of Mario Bauza, Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, Eddie Palmieri and Machito, internationally renowned award winning master percussionist, songwriter, producer, bandleader and educator Pablo Batista is spearheading a movement to bring Latin jazz into the mainstream.

LOCAL MUSIC: Gerald Veasley presents Bass Bootcamp + All-Star Concert at Ardmore Music Hall |Mar 12, 2018

Gerald Veasley, one of Philadelphia’s most celebrated bassists and a bass instructor at University of the Arts in Philadelphia, is presenting the Bass BootCamp All-Star Concert at Ardmore Music Hall on March 17.

EAT & DRINK: Area restaurants, breweries mark plenty of celebrations |Mar 9, 2018

Congratulations to two local restaurants named James Beard Foundation Award semifinalists: Teresa’s Next Door in Wayne for Outstanding Bar Program and Talula’s Table in Kennett Square for Outstanding Restaurant.

WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Phoenixville’s Kevin Fulmer performs during St. Catrick’s Day benefit event; some restaurants extend DineKOP |Mar 9, 2018

Good tastes DineKOP Restaurant Week: Twenty-eight restaurants will be participating in the fourth DineKOP Restaurant Week through March 11, offering special three-course prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus.

EVENT: Delight in original designs, handmade crafts in Oaks |Mar 8, 2018

The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival returns to Halls A and B of the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center March 16-18.

RACING: Region boasts venues where you can meet that need for speed |Mar 8, 2018

Race season officially began Feb. 18 with NASCAR’s Daytona 500 in Florida. But you don’t necessarily have to go on a long interstate trip to enjoy the excitement of racing.

Louie Anderson talks the acting role of his career; will perform in Sellersville |Mar 6, 2018

Some say, if you want to understand your parents, you have to walk a mile in their shoes.

ON STAGE: People’s Light presents ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ |Mar 5, 2018

Anne Frank was born in Germany in 1929, but when the Nazis took control of the country, her family moved to the Netherlands. Then the Nazis took over that country in the second year of World War II.

CONCERT PREVIEW: Stu Hamm brings his one-man show to the Kennett Flash |Mar 5, 2018

One of the world’s preeminent bass players that helped usher in the slapping and two-handed tapping technique, Stu Hamm continues to flourish as a solo artist, sideman, songwriter and producer.

CONCERT PREVIEW: Five For Fighting makes Colonial Theatre debut |Mar 5, 2018

Coveting a music career that was nearly derailed from the outset, John Ondrasik, who performs and records under the name Five For Fighting, remembers the challenges he faced as an unknown artist.

ON STAGE: ‘Wizard of Oz’ comes to Tiferet Bet Israel in Whitpain |Mar 2, 2018

Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and a host of other characters from the lovable classic musical, “The Wizard of Oz,” will be on stage next weekend in a family-oriented fun production at Tiferet Bet Israel Synagogue (TBI) in Whitpain.

WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Get ready to DineKOP Restaurant Week, OJR’s craft show and much more |Mar 2, 2018

Good tastes DineKOP Restaurant Week: Twenty-eight restaurants will be participating in the fourth DineKOP Restaurant Week from March 5-11, offering special three-course prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus.

COMEDY: Rob Schneider’s ‘Please Join Me for an Evening of Lies’ in Sellersville Saturday |Mar 1, 2018

Comedy, even the lowbrow variety, requires a lot of forethought.

‘David Bowie for Kids!’: Concert brings the tunes of the Thin White Duke to Ardmore Music Hall |Mar 1, 2018

Are you a parent who’s tired of listening to “Baby Beluga” in the car with your kids? Do you long for the days of rocking out to “Rebel Rebel” and “Suffragette City” with the windows down and the volume up? You’re in luck.

Plant artists explore ‘Wonders of Water’ theme with exhibit during Philadelphia Flower Show |Feb 28, 2018

The Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators presents the fine art exhibit “Wet Feet: Plants That Live in a Watery World” at the 2018 Philadelphia Flower Show March 3-11 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th and Arch streets, Philadelphia.

MOVIE REVIEW: While clumsy, spy tale ‘Red Sparrow’ mostly succeeds at holding interest |Feb 28, 2018

Just like the spy work it celebrates and likely exaggerates, “Red Sparrow” can be pretty messy.

MUSIC: Lilly Winwood opening for dad’s current tour — five things to know |Feb 28, 2018

Lilly Winwood has gone into the “family business” — quite happily, in fact.

MUSIC: Steve Winwood on the road with ‘Greatest Hits Live Tour’. Makes three stops in the region |Feb 28, 2018

Few artists have reached the same kind of “Higher Love” with music as Steve Winwood.

MUSIKFEST 2018: Local tattoo artist behind new Musikfest logo |Feb 27, 2018

Musikfest isn’t until Aug. 3-12, but the marketing for the annual summer event has already begun with the unveiling of this year’s official festival artwork.

LOCAL MUSIC: Telford metal musicians set to rock Philly |Feb 27, 2018

Despite 25 years in the music business, it was like starting over again from scratch.

Philadelphia Eagles past and present appearing in Valley Forge at Sportscard & Memorabilia Show |Feb 26, 2018

With scheduled appearances by several Super Bowl Champion Eagles, Valley Forge Casino Resort should be popular a popular place March 2-4.

MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS: This week’s concert best bets |Feb 26, 2018

Welcome to “Seven in Seven,” where each Friday we take a look at shows coming to the region over the next week. Whether your musical tastes are rock and roll, jazz, heavy metal, singer-songwriter or indie, there’ll always be something to check out in the coming days.

EAT & DRINK: You won’t want to miss these tasty events |Feb 22, 2018

From foodie fundraisers to a vintner’s dinner, mark your calendar. You won’t want to miss these events.

MODERN CIDERING: Try your hand at making cider — or — enjoy some of the locally-made refreshment |Feb 21, 2018

“Do you want to see the cidery?” asked Brian Dressler of Dressler Estate, leading the way to a converted garage in Downingtown.

Citadel announces title sponsorship of new Country Music Festival in Chester County |Feb 21, 2018

Exton-based Citadel today announced its title sponsorship of a new, three-day country music festival coming to Chester County’s Brandywine Valley Aug. 24-26.

Grammy-winner drops by Montgomery County Community College Center for Music Technology. MORE: Nearing completion, a recording, mixing and mastering suite will be open to the public |Feb 20, 2018

Montgomery County Community College’s Lively Arts Series recently hosted five-time Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger and band leader Terence Blanchard.

THEATER: A brilliant and complex musical: ‘Next to Normal’ on stage at Media Theatre |Feb 20, 2018

Diana has been dealing with her issues for many years. She lives with her very supportive husband Dan and her brilliant teenage daughter Natalie. She seeks treatment to remedy her issues but at times, they are too large to handle.

BEER SCENE: Local craft, regional legacy, German brewers in the spotlight at area events |Feb 19, 2018

Feb. 24 is a red-letter day for local craft beer drinkers.

Howard Jones brings his solo show to the Sellersville Theatre |Feb 19, 2018

A musical presence in England’s flourishing synth-pop movement of the mid ‘80s, Howard Jones rose to international prominence with a string of hit singles that included, “New Song,” “What Is Love,” “Pearl in the Shell,” “Like to Get to Know You Well,” “No One Is to Blame,” “Things Can Only Get Better,” “Life in One Day” and “Everlasting Love.

RESTAURANTS: Original artwork prominent in the ambience at King of Prussia’s Founding Farmers |Feb 19, 2018

Founding Farmers co-owner Dan Simons explained why 47,000 family farmers have invested in restaurants in the Washington D.C. area and King of Prussia. It’s about changing up the way profits are distributed in the supply chain.

WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Coming up next is a Mummers Mardi Gras Parade, music, art and more |Feb 16, 2018

Bring it home Greater Philadelphia Expo Center: The Philly Home + Garden Show runs 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 16, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 17 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 18 at 100 Station Ave., Upper Providence.

CONCERT PREVIEW: Prog rocker Neal Morse brings first solo tour to Sellersville Theater |Feb 15, 2018

Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and composer Neal Morse will perform a rare solo show at Sellersville Theater on Feb. 22. The intimate show is in support of Morse’s latest solo album, “Life & Times” (Metal Blade, 2018), which will be released on Feb.

CONCERT PREVIEW: Phoebe Bridgers returns to Philly in support of her latest release; performs at World Café Live |Feb 15, 2018

Emerging from the studio with her debut album, “Stranger in The Alps” (2017), indie folk pop artist Phoebe Bridgers, 23, is poised to have a breakthrough year.

Learn all about crocodilians at the Academy of Natural Sciences |Feb 14, 2018

Crocodilian reptiles have thrived for millions of years thanks to brute strength, keen senses and murderous instincts.

THEATER REVIEW: ‘Mr. Burns’ takes audience thru post-electric world at Villanova Theatre |Feb 14, 2018

It’s nearly impossible to say anything new about “The Simpsons” after the quarter-century Matt Groening’s ubiquitous animated satire has resided at the heart of our popular culture.

Arts Montco wants to spread the word about all that’s happening |Feb 13, 2018

You can now better plan what you do for fun with a site featuring online calendars loaded with events from more than 200 Montgomery County arts and cultural organizations and attractions: www.artsmontco.

Delco dance companies represent different cultures with upcoming festival at Neumann University |Feb 13, 2018

As the Media-based International Ballet Classique poetically puts it, “dance is the beating heart of a culture.”

CONCERT PREVIEW: 1960s vocal group The Association revives their gold-selling sound |Feb 13, 2018

They stood out, not only for their warm harmonies, but for being a six-piece rock ‘n’ roll band.

Philly Fringe one-acts get encore presentation in Lansdale |Feb 12, 2018

Lansdale’s Stove and Tap restaurant uses their multi-level space in a new way as Juniper Productions presents Philly Fringe “Cocktail Plays.”

CONCERT HIGHLIGHTS: Let next week’s best bets help you keep celebrating the Eagles, Valentine’s Day |Feb 9, 2018

Welcome to “Seven in Seven,” where each Friday we take a look at shows coming to the region over the next week. Whether your musical tastes are rock and roll, jazz, heavy metal, singer-songwriter or indie, there’ll always be something to check out in the coming days.