Chesco Pops presents second annual ‘Holiday Pops’ concert |Nov 25, 2015

Come celebrate the holidays with the Chester County Pops Orchestra, State Representative Chris Ross and the Chester County Food Bank! The Chesco Pops will present its second annual public holiday concert at Unionville High School, 750 Unionville Road, Kennett Square, on Friday, Dec.

University of Valley Forge celebrates holiday season with annual Christmas Concert |Nov 25, 2015

The University of Valley Forge will celebrate the Christmas season by hosting its annual concert event, Christmas at Valley Forge, on Friday, Dec. 4 and Saturday, Dec. 5.

SVRDC presents 43rd production of The Nutcracker |Nov 25, 2015

The Schuylkill Valley Regional Dance Company will present two live performances of The Nutcracker on Saturday, Dec. 12 at the Phoenixville Area Middle School Theater.

Candlelight Holiday House Tour returns to Phoenixville for 15th holiday season |Nov 24, 2015

The popular Phoenixville Candlelight Holiday House Tour will be held Saturday, Dec. 5 from 3 to 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at https://phxholidaytour.weebly.com or in person at Foresta’s Market, Ellie’s Choice and The Design Grove in Phoenixville.

Spring-Ford student work submitted for International Saul Bell Design Contest |Nov 24, 2015

Spring-Ford Area High School Advanced Jewelry student, David Hunter, hopes to receive international recognition for his jewelry design with the International Saul Bell Design Emerging Jewelry Artist award.

Welkinweir Estate opens doors for Holiday Open House |Nov 24, 2015

The historic Welkinweir Estate is opening its doors to the public for a festive Holiday Open House on Friday, Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The estate house will be decorated in holiday splendor for all to enjoy! Celebrate the season with joyful music from the estate’s newly restored pipe organ; glimpse the public garden and wintry views of forests and ponds from inside the warm estate; and learn about the history of the estate, which spans three centuries.

Providence Chamber Orchestra to perform at St. John’s |Nov 18, 2015

St. John’s Lutheran Church (355 St. John’s Circle, Phoenixville) presents The Providence Chamber Orchestra, its resident ensemble, in concert on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 4 p.m. Performed will be Egmont Overture, Op.

Cornerstone Clubhouse art work displayed in Phoenixville, West Chester locations |Nov 11, 2015

Art work created by members of the Cornerstone Clubhouse, located in Phoenixville, was on display at the Spring Mill Senior Living in Phoenixville and State Senator Andy Dinniman’s office at Church and Market Streets, West Chester.

The storyline of ‘Brooklyn’ hit home with Saoirse Ronan |Nov 6, 2015

In the immigrant saga “Brooklyn,” opening in Philadelphia in mid-November, actress Saoirse Ronan plays a young woman who leaves her family behind to start a new life in New York.

New on DVD: ‘Inside Out’ is a unique, brightly colored gem |Nov 6, 2015

“Inside Out”: (2015, Disney, PG, $30), the latest Pixar stunner, gives new meaning to the term “emotional journey.” Amy Poehler stars as Joy, one of five basic emotions controlling an ebullient 11-year-old named Riley.

Phoenixville’s WHITING to share the stage with 3 Shades of Blue at Frog Hollow Farm |Nov 4, 2015

Phoenixville-bred rock sensations Coastalrise, now known as WHITING, and Morgantown’s 3 Shades of Blue, semi-finalists on America’s Got Talent 2015, will share center stage at Phoenixville’s Frog Hollow Farm on Nov.

Forge Theatre announces auditions for new play, invites public to Rocky Horror Picture Show |Oct 28, 2015

Four Weddings and an Elvis takes place in a small, tacky wedding chapel in Las Vegas, where the proprietor, Sandy, guides a series of unlikely couples as they prepare to take the big leap. Bev and Stan plan to marry as revenge on their exes; Vanessa and Bryce are trying to revive their movie careers with a paparazzi wedding; Martin and Fiona, postal worker and ex-con, prove opposites can attract in spite of Fiona’s lingering affair with ex-boyfriend and convict, Fist; and of course, there will be Elvis(s) and other comic characters in this outrageous, broadly written, physical comedy.

Ukrainian Catholic church celebrates 3rd Annual Ukrainian Day Festival |Sep 30, 2015

On Saturday, Sept. 19, St. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, located at 301 Fairview Street in Phoenixville, celebrated their 3rd Annual Ukrainian Day Festival. It was a warm, sunny day, and people gathered for a day filled with activities and entertainment.

Phoenixville Restaurant Week kicks off Oct. 4 |Sep 30, 2015

Phoenixville Restaurant Week is kicking off, offering perfect pairings and so many options, slated to run through Oct. 8.

Annual BERKS COUNTY ART™ Show to be held at Greshville Antiques; show slated for Oct. 4 through Oct. 11 |Sep 23, 2015

The Annual BERKS COUNTY ART™ Show will be held at Greshville Antiques and Fine Art on Sunday, Oct. 4 through Sunday, Oct. 11. Promoting the works by Berks County artists from 1850-1950, it’s the only show of its kind.

Flying Colors Fine Art Show slated for Oct. 17 and 18 |Sep 23, 2015

Flying Colors, a group of 19 professional artists, will host its Annual Art Show on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 17 and 18, at Montgomery School’s Bell Hall, 1141 Kimberton Road (Route 113), Chester Springs.

“Wood In-vase-ives” exhibit opens at Wharton Esherick Museum |Sep 23, 2015

The Wharton Esherick Museum recently opened its new exhibition Wood In-vase-ives. This juried exhibition features 16 imaginative wooden vases selected from more than 40 entries by jurors Lori Arnold, Executive Director at the Wharton Esherick Museum, Albert LeCoff, Executive Director of the Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia and Erin Feeney, Project Specialist, Horticulture at Longwood Gardens whose recent work includes their blockbuster Nightscape exhibit.

Folk rock legends Aztec Two-Step still going strong |Sep 23, 2015

Had musicians Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman not had a chance meeting at a Boston coffee house in the early 70’s, the formation of the folk rock duo “Aztec Two-Step” would likely have not come to fruition.

David Rogers, classical jazz & fusion guitarist, to perform at Chaplin’s |Sep 22, 2015

Solo guitarist David Rogers is slated to perform a concert Thursday, Oct. 15th at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) at Chaplin’s, 66 North Main Street, Spring City.

Phoenixville Kiwanis Club to hold Community Day and Chicken Barbecue |Sep 16, 2015

The Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville is sponsoring their Community Day and Chicken Barbecue on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Reeves Park. This annual event features vendors set up throughout the park selling flea market items and crafts, as well as a chicken barbecue.

Frances Drost to give concert at St. John’s Church |Sep 15, 2015

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Frances Drost takes the stage at St. John’s on Sept. 27, starting at 4 p.m. The concert will benefit Phoenixville Area Community Services (PACS), a non-profit agency dedicated to providing support, aid and hope for residents in the Phoenixville community who need emergency aid.

Historical Society opens new exhibit featuring Tara Tayan |Sep 9, 2015

A new exhibit opened at the Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area on First Friday, Sept. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. Barn and Vine: The Lost Path to Phoenixville traces Phoenixville’s rural roots and features the photographic art of Tara Tayan, who captures on film wild, natural places rarely seen, which have become lost to collective memory.

Forge Theatre announces opening of “Rehearsal for Murder”; auditions for “Opus” also upcoming |Sep 2, 2015

Forge Theatre, located at 241 First Avenue in Phoenixville, has announced the opening of their play “Rehearsal for Murder” for Sept. 11. The play will be performed on Sept. 11-12, 18-19, 20 and 25-27.

Aftermath: Photographs by Joel Meyerowitz to be displayed at Berman Museum; exhibition commemorates heroic 9/11 recovery efforts |Sep 1, 2015

On display at the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College from Friday, Sept. 11 through Wednesday, Dec. 23, Aftermath: Photographs by Joel Meyerowitz takes viewers back to the traumatic days, weeks and months that followed the harrowing events of September 11, 2001.

Ceramics passion brings clean water to developing nations |Jul 25, 2015

A Glenmoore potter has found a way to combine his love of ceramics with his passion to help people in third-world countries.

‘Legendary’ exhibit at The African American Museum in Philadelphia explores house ballroom culture |Jun 27, 2015

Photographer Gerard H. Gaskin creates art, but also shines a light on people who need to be seen.

‘Flight’ art exhibition opens at Franklin Commons |May 31, 2015

Phoenixville >> The newest exhibit at The Art Gallery at Franklin Commons takes “Flight” beginning with the opening reception on Saturday, June 6, from 1 to 4 p.m. and runs until July 16.

‘San Andreas’ was a ‘life-changing experience’ for Dwayne Johnson |May 31, 2015

For Dwayne Johnson, starring in “San Andreas” was a chance to make a childhood dream come true.

New on DVD: Seasoned cast in ‘Cut Bank’ keeps you guessing |May 31, 2015

The ghost of “Fargo” haunts “Cut Bank” (2015, Lionsgate, R, $20), a smart little noir set in the small town of Cut Bank, Montana. As with the Coen Brothers’ feature, the action pivots on a handful of misguided souls (Bruce Dern, Liam Hemsworth) who cook up a dumb scheme to score some easy money.

Facetime Theatre cuts loose in ‘Footloose’ at Ursinus |May 29, 2015

Collegeville >> There’s no cutting loose in the small town in “Footloose.” Dancing is outlawed, which newcomer Ren can’t believe. He’s a city kid, an outsider who struggles to fit in.

‘Mad Max’ has met his match in ‘Fury Road’ with Charlize Theron |May 14, 2015

When Charlize Theron first heard about “Mad Max: Fury Road,” she admits she was skeptical. The film, a 12-years-in-the planning reboot of the successful series starring Mel Gibson, did not sound like the kind of project which would offer a meaty role for its female lead.

NEW ON DVD - Julianne Moore’s Oscar-winning performance saves ‘Still Alice’ |May 14, 2015

Can a great performance redeem a so-so movie? In the case of “Still Alice” (2014, Sony, PG-13, $30), the answer is a resounding yes. Oscar winner Julianne Moore does such a superb job portraying a linguistics professor affected with early-onset Alzheimer’s that you can understand what her character is going through every step of the way.

New exhibit open at Phoenixville’s Franklin Commons |Apr 24, 2015

Philadelphia/TriState Artists Equity presents its 66th Anniversary Members Juried Exhibition running now through May 21 at The Art Gallery at Franklin Commons.

Black Sheep Pottery to hold Ikebana spring exhibit |Apr 23, 2015

Black Sheep Pottery and Art Center’s spring exhibition featuring Ikebana invites a fresh experience of friendship through flowers.

Skippack’s Off The Wall to host 3rd annual ‘Small Works Show and Sale’ |Apr 23, 2015

Off The Wall Gallery and Framing located in Historic Skippack Village will be hosting its third annual “Small Works Show and Sale” throughout May.

Providence Chamber Orchestra performing at St. John’s in Phoenixville |Apr 17, 2015

The 35-member Providence Chamber Orchestra will appear in concert at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 355 St. John’s Circle, Phoenixville, on Sunday, at 4 p.m.

University of Valley Forge to host spring concert April 25 |Apr 17, 2015

The University of Valley Forge will host its annual spring concert on Saturday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Flower Chapel on the Phoenixville campus.

Forge Theatre to present ‘Out of Sight, Out of Murder’ |Apr 6, 2015

The Forge Theatre adds mystery to April with their next production, “Out of Sight, Out of Murder,” by Fred Carmichael.

Perkiomen Valley High School to present ‘Xanadu’ April 9-12 |Apr 2, 2015

COLLEGEVILLE >> The musical “Xanadu” will roll into Perkiomen Valley High School from April 9 to 12, featuring a fun mix of skating, ’80s tunes and Greek gods and goddesses in a performance that emphasizes the importance of following one’s dreams.

Phoenixville Area High School presents ‘Hairspray’ this weekend |Mar 27, 2015

The Phoenixville Area High School Theatre Guild presents “Hairspray” this weekend at the District Auditorium at Phoenixville Area Middle School, 1330 Main St. The production opened Thursday night and will also play Friday and Saturday nights beginning at 7 p.

Phoenixville native hopes his ‘Hunger Games’ speaking part inspires local youth |Mar 25, 2015

PHOENIXVILLE >> Phoenixville native Charles Kronmuller, a pilot by trade, recently found his way into the blockbuster franchise “The Hunger Games,” playing a pilot on the big screen.

Spring-Ford artists bring home awards from two shows |Mar 25, 2015

ROYERSFORD >> Three talented Spring-Ford Area High School art students recently placed in top spots in two local art shows.

Urinus College Theater presents ‘Lend Me a Tenor’ to close out March |Mar 18, 2015

What happens when the greatest tenor of a generation is invited to perform in Cleveland? Audiences enjoy a laugh-fest.

Ursinus to host ‘Hamlet’ as told with puppetry and slapstick |Mar 18, 2015

Austin Texas’ Hidden Room Theater brings to campus “Der Bestrafte Brudermord,” a new translation of a version of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” The free event is on March 25 at 8 p.

Spring City antique shop aids ghost hunters seeking “trigger items” |Mar 16, 2015

SPRING CITY >> Halloween may be long over but the ghost hunt has just begun.

PVMS West to perform ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ |Mar 12, 2015

ZIEGLERVILLE >> Perkiomen Valley Middle School West will present the musical, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” from March 13 to 15 in the school auditorium.

PHOTOS: Phoenixville Area Middle School performs ‘Beauty and the Beast Jr.’ |Mar 11, 2015

Phoenixville Area Middle School students sang familiar tunes and transported audiences to a magical kingdom straight out of a Disney film last weekend when they performed “Beauty and the Beast Jr.

Methacton Community Theatre presents ‘Mother Truckers’ |Mar 5, 2015

Breaker One Nine. Breaker One Nine. This is “Mother Truckers” comin’ atcha on Friday, March 6 at the Center Square Golf Club in Worcester. This entertaining original comedy by local playwrights, Judith Sapperstein and Gary Murway, is presented by Methacton Community Theater in partnership with the Center Square Golf Club in their continuing efforts to bring the dining plus live performance experience to the Montgomery County area.

Phoenixville Area Middle School students prepare to present ‘Beauty and the Beast Jr.’ |Feb 27, 2015

Phoenixville Area Middle School students are getting into their roles in preparation for their production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” March 5-7 at 7 p.m.

‘The Art of Science’ exhibit opens at Franklin Commons |Feb 27, 2015

The Art Gallery at Franklin Commons will hold a unique exhibition themed “The Art of Science,” beginning with an opening reception on Saturday, March 7, from 1 to 4 p.m., which will run until April 10.