Entertainment

‘The Blob’ is back as Blobfest takes over Phoenixville July 8-10 |Jun 28, 2016

The 17th annual Blobfest is preparing to ooze into Phoenixville on July 8 through July 10 to celebrate the 1958 cult classic film “The Blob.” Festivities will run all weekend long, with many different events and family-fun activities for all to enjoy.

LIVE BLOG: Chester County Hot Air Balloon begins today |Jun 24, 2016

For many in Chester County and the tri-state area, June means hot air but not so much in terms of temperature nor misleading messages.

Phoenixville Kiwanis announce Children’s Plaza summer programs |Jun 15, 2016

The Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville is once again sponsoring programs for children throughout the summer. These programs are held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Saturday at the Kiwanis Children’s Plaza, which is located in the open air space between 217 and 219 Bridge Street in Phoenixville.

LIVE BLOG: Wizard World Comic Con in Philly this weekend |Jun 3, 2016

Wizard World Comic Con is in Philly this weekend and a star-studded cast has come along for the ride, including Marvel stars like Captain America actor Chris Evans.

Montgomery County winners of Tri-County Youth Festival perform June 11 |Jun 2, 2016

Winners of the Tri-County Concerts Association’s 74th Annual Youth Festival auditions will appear in recital on Saturday, June 11, at 7 p.m. at the Science Center Theater, Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell.

Steel River’s ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ is a noteworthy production |May 19, 2016

With its moving story and memorable music, “Fiddler on the Roof” has been captivating audiences for decades and Steel River Playhouse’s current production continues that tradition.

BREWS: Mark your calendars for Ambler Yards Beer Garden, Philly Beer Week and more |May 18, 2016

May 19: Ambler Yards Beer Garden, Ambler, PA

Artist Susan Melrath one stop on Chester County Studio Tour |May 18, 2016

Oxford native Susan Melrath used to live in Seattle, where folks found her open-to-interpretation paintings accessible.

Phoenixville’s Siobhan Bedford pursuing creative passion |May 18, 2016

You know you’re almost there when you see the funeral homes and St. Ann Catholic Church in Phoenixville.

PV Art and Food Truck Festival slated for May 21 outside PVHS |May 12, 2016

Art, music, food and activities for children will all be a part of the fun at the first annual PV Art and Food Truck Festival to be held on Saturday, May 21, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. along Campus Drive.

Sights and sounds of Civil War come to Pennypacker Mills June 4-5 |May 5, 2016

The sights and sounds of a Civil War battle will resound through the Perkiomen Valley on Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, June 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as Pennypacker Mills hosts its free Civil War Event.

Center City Jazz Festival features six hours of live music April 30 |Apr 29, 2016

International Jazz Day is April 30, so it’s fitting that musicians with various jazz styles will be performing 1 to 7 p.m. April 30 for the Center City Jazz Festival in Philadelphia.

Feet First Dance presents ‘LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE’ May 14 & 15 |Apr 28, 2016

This spring, a Feet First Dance performance for all ages will delight the audience with dance, costumes, music and theatrical lighting on the beautiful and technically advanced stage at Ursinus College, Saturday, May 14 at 7 p.

St. John’s presents 26th annual ‘Choir & Friends’ concert |Apr 28, 2016

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 355 St. John’s Circle, Phoenixville, presents the 26th annual St. John’s Choir & Friends concert at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 1.

Live Blog Replay: Doors open at 2016 Greater Philadelphia Comic Con |Apr 21, 2016

Nerds assemble! The Great Philadelphia Comic Con, an annual weekend of pop-culture paradise, returns April 22 to 24, and we will be there blogging live to capture a full slate of artists and writers, cosplay contests, and various popular television and film actors.

Flutist Emily Newbold to perform with St. John’s Providence Chamber Orchestra |Apr 21, 2016

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 355 St. John’s Circle, Phoenixville, presents The Providence Chamber Orchestra, its resident ensemble, in concert on Sunday, April 24, at 4 p.m. Performed will be Franz Schubert’s Rosamunde Overture, D.

When Doves Cry: 5 number 1 hits by Prince everyone should hear |Apr 21, 2016

Pop musician Prince died Thursday but his music will live on.

Schwenksville Borough hosts 8th annual Community Day |Apr 21, 2016

The Borough of Schwenksville will be hosting the 8th annual Schwenksville Community Day, Saturday, May 7. The event is held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain or shine) at Meadow Park, 300 Main Street, Schwenksville (behind the firehouse).

Greater Philadelphia Comic Con:‘Star Trek,’ ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ cast members set to appear |Apr 15, 2016

Nerds assemble! The Great Philadelphia Comic Con, an annual weekend of pop-culture paradise, returns April 22 to 24, and features a full slate of artists and writers, cosplay contests, and various popular television and film actors.

Perkiomen Valley Art Center announces awards for 54th Annual Member Exhibition |Apr 14, 2016

The Perkiomen Valley Art Center has announced the awards presented for the 54th Annual Membership Exhibition at Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road in Harleysville, from April 5 through April 24.

‘Legends of the Hidden Temple’ to take over Penn Museum |Apr 1, 2016

Philadelphia >> If you grew up in the ‘90s, there’s a decent chance you spent your afternoons glued to the Nickelodeon game show, Legends of the Hidden Temple. Prepare to flash back to your childhood as the Penn Museum presents Legends of the Hidden Temple: Penn Museum Edition—a P.

‘Songs for a New World’ opens Facetime Theatre’s new season and space |Mar 31, 2016

Facetime Theatre will present Jason Robert Brown’s “Songs for a New World” April 15 to 23 as part of the grand opening of its new performance space in Phoenixville’s Franklin Commons.

Movie Review: Batman vs. Superman or the ultimate DC Comics showdown |Mar 24, 2016

Expectations for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” could not be higher.

Quiz: Which DC Comics hero are you? Are you Batman or Superman? |Mar 23, 2016

Batman or Superman? It’s an age-old question asked by anyone who has picked up a DC comic book or watched a Batman or Superman movie or TV show. Now you can have your answer.

Art Museum’s ‘International Pop’ a poignant statement on consumerism, mass media |Mar 11, 2016

“International Pop” — or “I-Pop,” as they call it at the Philadelphia Museum of Art — is both celebratory and critical.

PVMS West to present ‘Cinderella’ March 11-13 |Mar 9, 2016

Escape into the fairy-tale world of glass slippers, fairy godmothers, charming princes and extraordinary transformations with Perkiomen Valley Middle School West Drama Club’s performance of “Cinderella,” to take place March 11-13 in the West auditorium.

Limón Dance Company coming to Philly for 70th anniversary tour |Mar 3, 2016

For seven decades, The Limón Dance Company has explored what it means to be human through movement. They’re coming to Philadelphia on their 70th anniversary tour to share three of the company’s classic creations.

Enter The Haggis brings its unique sound to World Café Live |Mar 3, 2016

The Canadian rock band Enter The Haggis (ETH) is returning to its Celtic roots and recently celebrated its 20th anniversary with “Cheers and Echoes,” a 22-song double disc retrospective drawing from their eight studio albums.

PACS benefit to feature singer/songwriter Ben Arnold |Mar 2, 2016

A benefit for Phoenixville Area Community Services will be held on Monday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m. The benefit will be held at 154 6th Avenue, Phoenixville and will feature an interview with and performance by Philadelphia singer/songwriter Ben Arnold.

FOLLOW LIVE: All the inside, outside and dirt from the #Oscars |Feb 28, 2016

We will have reporters inside and outside while the Oscars are going on Sunday night in Hollywood, but that won’t stop you from joining in. Use #Oscars or #Oscars2016 on Twitter to play along with the likes of host Chris Rock, former host Ellen DeGeneres and all the rest during the movies biggest night of the year.

PVMS East to perform ‘Aladdin’ March 4-6 |Feb 25, 2016

Flying carpets, wise-cracking genies, princes and princesses will all be part of the fun when Perkiomen Valley Middle School East brings “Aladdin” to life, March 4 through March 6 in Spahr Auditorium.

Want to win tickets to the Philly Flower Show? Take part in our Oscar contest |Feb 25, 2016

You can win a pair of tickets to the Philadelphia Flower Show just by showing off your movie acumen. Take part in our Oscar contest and predict Sunday’s big winners.

Free screening of ‘Time Out of Mind’ film about homelessness to be held at Colonial Theatre |Feb 25, 2016

Representatives from Chester County’s Decade to Doorways and the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation have scheduled a free screening of “Time Out of Mind,” a film starring Richard Gere that depicts one man’s journey through homelessness.

LIVE: Are you auditioning for The Voice in Philly? Use #PhillyOpenCall to tell everybody what it’s like |Feb 19, 2016

‘The Voice’ is in Philadelphia this weekend for open tryouts at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Are you there? How is it going? Use #PhillyOpenCall on Twitter to let everybody know.

King of Prussia appearance by Def Leppard drummer coincides with concert tour schedule |Feb 11, 2016

Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen famously lost his left arm after a car accident on New Year’s Eve 1984.

Perkiomen Valley Art Center presents ‘Facets of Running an Art Gallery’ |Feb 11, 2016

The Perkiomen Valley Art Center will hold its monthly membership meeting and educational program on the arts on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Encore Experiences (formerly Harleysville Senior Center), 312 Alumni Drive, Harleysville.

Facetime Theatre to hold ‘A Night with the Stars’ fundraiser in new theatre space |Feb 11, 2016

Local nonprofit Facetime Theatre is kicking off a new season in its new performance and education space in the Franklin Commons with a fun and elegant fundraiser entitled “A Night with the Stars.

Taste for craft spirits rising across Philadelphia region |Feb 3, 2016

A sweet fragrance permeates the room as you walk into the Manatawny Still Works, as the art of distilling craft spirits is underway right before your eyes. Four rows of large, aging wooden barrels rest stacked on top of each other toward the back of the room, behind a wooden bar and small seating area.

LGBTea Dances to host ‘For the Love of Art’ fundraiser event |Jan 27, 2016

LGBTea Dances’ For the Love of Art fundraiser event will take place on Feb. 21 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Franklin Commons Gallery in Phoenixville. This inaugural event brings together lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and ally (LGBTQA) artists, musicians, photographers, authors and other creative types from around Chester County.

PHS, Park Service continue long partnership |Jan 27, 2016

PHILADELPHIA >> The partnership between the Philadelphia Horticultural Society and the National Park Service has been germinating for more than a decade and has come full bloom with the

Philly Home & Garden Show debuts in Oaks |Jan 21, 2016

UPPER PROVIDENCE >>Without the magnet of home improvement stars drawing crowds on Sunday, the Philly Home and Garden show still wound down its three-day stay at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks in rousing fashion, with hundreds of vendors taking the spotlight.

Experience America’s national parks at the 2016 Flower Show |Jan 21, 2016

PHILADELPHIA >> America the Beautiful will take center stage at the Philadelphia Horticultural Society’s 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show, celebrating the centennial of the National Park Service with this year’s theme, “Explore America.

Fun begins well before opening day of Philadelphia Flower Show |Jan 21, 2016

PHILADELPHIA >> The Philadelphia Flower Show’s colorful history goes way back, but did you know the Black Tie Preview Party marks its 50th anniversary this year?

Pennypacker Mills to host Valentines Craft Workshop for Kids |Jan 20, 2016

Make a gift from the heart this year at Pennypacker Mills’ Valentines Workshop for Kids. Create a Valentine gift that includes a personal card, a candy cup with sweets, a picture frame and a special Valentine craft to place over a doorway.

FILM: A quick look at promising 2016 movies |Jan 15, 2016

Now that 2015 is in the rearview mirror, it’s a good time to explore what’s in store for movie lovers in 2016.

VIDEOS, PHOTOS: The world remembers David Bowie |Jan 11, 2016

Rock & Roll icon David Bowie died at 69, just days after releasing his latest album. The world reacted with tributes and videos. Here is a selection, including the performance at the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby in 1974.

Brandywine Artisan Wine Trail celebrates Art of Writing with two Wine and Words events |Dec 29, 2015

The Brandywine Artisan Wine Trail’s celebration of the Art of Writing will include two Wine and Words events with local authors talking with customers and signing copies of their books.

January Amici Strings concert to celebrate the fabric of the community |Dec 22, 2015

Phoenixville is known for its annual Firebird Festival, a blazing and eclectic celebration of rebirth. The renewal of the town has been accompanied by a quieter reinvestment in music education and performance opportunities.

Powerful new independent documentary, created by former Phoenixville resident, to debut Dec. 29 |Dec 22, 2015

A powerful new documentary film created by former Phoenixville resident, Brian Miksis, gives us a glimpse into the world of a young, vibrant Phoenixville teenager and his friends growing up in the 1980s.

Phoenixville woman competes on ‘Jeopardy!’ |Dec 11, 2015

Shannon Lee, an architectural design associate from Phoenixville, pictured here with host Alex Trebek, was one of the contestants on “Jeopardy!” on Thursday. She finished in second place.