Entertainment

MUSIC: Old City’s Tin Angel closing after 24 years |Jan 23, 2017

Old City Philadelphia listening room The Tin Angel presents its last show (for now) Feb. 4.

‘Inheritance’ shares bond Media artist has with grandfather |Jan 19, 2017

It’s a story of two generations, and a link between Delaware County and the eastern European country of Georgia.

HOME THEATER: ‘Keeping Up With The Joneses’ makes for a fun watch |Jan 19, 2017

It’s never quite as hilarious as it should be but “Keeping Up With The Joneses” is so charmingly unpretentious that it makes for a fun watch.

WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Kristin Chenoweth, orchids and creepy, crawly creations among highlights |Jan 19, 2017

What about the kids? Hedgerow Theatre: Child’s World presents the first episode of “The Raising of America” documentary, a five-part series aimed to spark a conversation about improving the lives of children and American families.

SEVEN IN SEVEN: Luka Graham, The Band of Heathens bookend next week’s best bets |Jan 19, 2017

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.

Ursinus students curate first art exhibit |Jan 18, 2017

COLLEGEVILLE >> On an otherwise desolate campus at Ursinus College, days before students were scheduled to arrive to start the new semester, there was a flurry of activity in the upstairs section of the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art.

ON STAGE: ACT II’s ‘I Will Not Go Gently’ laughs at aging |Jan 18, 2017

When Jennifer Childs takes to the stage, you don’t know what you’re going to get, but you can be sure it’s going to be funny. This Barrymore winning actress, has such a range of talent, that she can play anyone, anywhere, anyhow.

St. John’s, Devon, presents the music of Gershwin, Porter and Bernstein |Jan 18, 2017

When Iris came to the United States from Cuba in 2002, she was 22 years old and spoke little English. Stuck, as she likes to say, “in the middle of nowhere” ― that is, in Lancaster― she missed Havana, where she could visit the beach every morning and practice her piano for the rest of the day.

Blues Brothers tribute set to play The ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem |Jan 18, 2017

Wrap your brain around this — a tribute band to a tribute band.

Find what you want to drive at Philadelphia International Auto Show |Jan 17, 2017

A Philadelphia institution since 1902, the Philadelphia International Auto Show lets you get up-close looks at models from more than 40 manufacturers. There will be more than 700 vehicles in all.

SEVEN IN SEVEN: Pat Metheny, Jill Scott, a Winter Jawn, Kings of Leon and more |Jan 12, 2017

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.

Creativity, celebrity tips and more at the Philly Home Show |Jan 11, 2017

What’s your home improvement resolution this year?

Pottstown-area native Kyle Klaus appears in Showtime’s ‘Homeland’ |Jan 10, 2017

Pottstown-area native and Kutztown University alumni Kyle Klaus heads to the TAC Team for the Season 6 premiere of the award-winning Showtime thriller “Homeland,” airing on Sunday, Jan.

WTIM: Music Around Town Jan. 4 edition |Jan 4, 2017

What’s going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.

WTIM: Music Around Town Dec. 28 edition |Dec 27, 2016

What’s going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.

In her latest PBS special, Lidia Bastianich explores the lives of American veterans |Dec 14, 2016

In her latest one-hour PBS special, Chef Lidia Bastianich demonstrates that it doesn’t have to be Veterans’ Day or Memorial Day to honor members of the American armed services — any holiday will do.

A mesmerizing Los Angeles love story |Dec 9, 2016

It might seem a bit early to make Oscar predictions but “La La Land” has already emerged as a frontrunner for Best Picture.

WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Events spread plenty of holiday cheer |Dec 8, 2016

Academy of Music: Dec. 9-31 The Pennsylvania Ballet presents George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker.” The Academy of Music is at Broad and Locust streets, Philadelphia. For show times and ticket availability, call (215) 893-1999 or visit www.

‘Mary Poppins’ brings her magic to Genesius in Reading |Dec 6, 2016

Just in time for the Jolly ‘O’liday’s, Genesius Theatre presents the supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical – Disney & Cameron Mackintosh’s “Mary Poppins” Dec.

‘A Wonderful Life, The Musical’ hits the main stage at Steel River Playhouse |Nov 30, 2016

Pottstown >> “A Wonderful Life,” the music version of the classic story, opens Friday, Dec. 2, and runs through Sunday, Dec. 18, with a total of 12 performances to choose from, including four matinees.

STREAMING: ‘Gilmore Girls’ find life on Netflix |Nov 25, 2016

Can you go home again? Will they still love you? Will it feel the same?

Schuylkill Valley Model Railroad Club hosts Model Railroad open houses |Nov 21, 2016

The Model Railroad Open House is “fun for kids of all ages”. See and hear freight and passenger trains pulled by steam or diesel engines over 700 feet of track. Four different railroads are depicted on the 1,000+ square foot HO scale (1/87) model.

Perk Valley H. S. Drama focuses on Love, supports local charities |Nov 11, 2016

In a world where hate and tragedy are all too common, the Perkiomen Valley High School drama department will turn the spotlight on the power of love. The cast and crew of more than 30 students will present “Love is Love is Love is Love is Love,” an original production that celebrates the many forms of love in our world through a combination of scenes, songs, and poetry.

BEER CALENDAR: Get ready for a Thankful Brewers Feast and much more |Nov 9, 2016

Nov. 14: Round Guys Beer Dinner, Round Guys Brewery, Lansdale

Norristown’s Centre Theater, Kennel Club celebrate dogs |Nov 9, 2016

Let the tail wagging begin. As the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks prepares to welcome The Kennel Club of Philadelphia’s annual all-breed dog shows on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19 and 20, and the Centre Theater in Norristown stages the whimsical “The Perfect Dog” on Nov.

Philadelphia region celebrates the arts |Oct 27, 2016

The arts are alive throughout the Philadelphia region. Check out these upcoming and ongoing events.

Colonial Cooking Workshop at Pottsgrove Manor set for Nov. 5-6 |Oct 22, 2016

Learn about colonial hospitality at historic Pottsgrove Manor on Saturday, Nov. 5, and Sunday, Nov. 6, during “At Table with Mrs. Potts: A Georgian Dining Experience.” Historic foodways expert Niel V.

Fleetwood Community Theatre presents ‘Love, Sex and the IR$’ through Oct. 30 |Oct 22, 2016

Love and laughter take the stage when Fleetwood Community Theatre presents “Love, Sex and The IR$,” by Billy VanZandt and Jane Milmore, Oct. 20 through Oct. 30.

Playcrafters present ‘The Hollow’ by Agatha Christie |Oct 21, 2016

A classic English country home outside of London in the 40s is the setting of Playcrafters’ next stage play, “The Hollow,” first written as a novel in 1946 by the brilliant and famed queen of mystery, Agatha Christie.

Forge Theatre presents ‘The Addams Family’ — a musical |Oct 20, 2016

From the imagination of Charles Addams, to the pages of The New Yorker, to television screens, to the big screen, to the Broadway stage, The Addams Family has captured our hearts and secured a place in Americana right alongside Lil’ Abner and Peanuts.

Phoenix, Reporter & Item Community Calendar: Week of Oct. 23 |Oct 20, 2016

Event Submissions: Send to cthornburg@berksmontnews.com a week prior to publication. Note “Phoenix Calendar” in the subject.

WTIM: Music Around Town Oct. 19 edition |Oct 18, 2016

What’s going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.

3 unique aircraft found at the American Helicopter Museum |Oct 14, 2016

Festival celebrates Mouns Jones 300th Anniversary |Oct 14, 2016

DOUGLASSVILLE >> The Mouns Jones 300th Anniversary will be celebrated by the Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County with an exciting living history event at Morlatton Village. Costumed volunteers will demonstrate a variety of eighteenth and early nineteenth century crafts and trades and visitors can enjoy tours of the buildings in Morlatton Village.

WATCH: ‘Incomparable’ Golden Rams Marching Band ‘Paint it Black’ |Oct 13, 2016

The Golden Rams Marching Band call themselves “Incomparable,” and for good reason. The band performs regularly at West Chester University football games, numerous exhibition events throughout the region and at special events for the university and community.

Chestnut Hill transforms into Hogsmeade for Harry Potter Festival |Oct 12, 2016

Celebrate all things Harry Potter with the sixth annual Harry Potter Festival.

Death of director’s mother helps bring life to new play at Norristown’s Theatre Horizon |Oct 12, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> If Matthew Decker decided he couldn’t move forward with his role as director of Theatre Horizon’s season-opening “A New Brain,” his colleagues would have understood.

EVENT: Philadelphia-based artist James Dupree shares his artwork and documentary at Montgomery County Community College |Oct 11, 2016

Can one person fight city hall and actually win? In the case of artist James Dupree, the answer is yes. This nationally renowned artist battled the City of Philadelphia for two years to save his art studio from the government’s eminent domain claim and won.

Nationally touring art quilt exhibit comes to Pottstown |Oct 5, 2016

Montgomery County Community College, the Schuylkill River Heritage Area, Valley Forge National Historical Park and Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site will present a traveling juried art quilt exhibit, “Piecing Together a Changing Planet,” which illustrates how pollution and climate change have affected national parks.

William Shatner’s one-man show makes its regional debut |Oct 5, 2016

Now 85 years old, William Shatner seemed a little offended when asked if there was any one thing he’d most like to change about his life.

Can’t-miss for Minecraft enthusiasts: Minefaire debuts in Oaks |Oct 3, 2016

Who’s up for setting some Guinness World Records?

REVIEW: ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ at Steel River in Pottstown |Oct 3, 2016

“Peter and the Starcatcher” is quite unlike anything I have ever seen -- it’s a multilayered comedy with a gifted ensemble cast and lots of one-liners that have double, sometimes triple, meanings.

WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Fun for all — including an Oktoberfest featuring a Hasselhoff-Off competition |Sep 30, 2016

Bounty of good times Mennonite Heritage Center: The 43rd annual Apple Butter Frolic on Oct. 1 begins with a pancake and apple sausage breakfast 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. The Frolic runs 9:30 a.

Experience Adele, A Live Tribute Show to benefit theater |Sep 29, 2016

Our Town Foundation hosts award winning singer, Andrea Taylor, in her iconic performance of “Experience Adele”, a phenomenal live tribute of the popular singer Adele, at the Hamburg Strand Theater, 6 South 4th St.

Travis Wetzel Trio will liven up the Reinholds Fire Company Oct. 1 |Sep 29, 2016

Farm Country Shindig opens its 2016-2017 season on Saturday, Oct. 1 featuring “The Travis Wetzel Trio” at the Reinholds Fire Company Banquet Hall.

Berks County Art show to celebrate 35 years in business |Sep 29, 2016

Greshville Antiques and Fine Art, Route 562 near Boyertown, will present the Annual Berks County Art Show Oct. 2 through 9, held in honor of the milestone anniversary of 35 years in business.

Rock Music Menu: Robert Plant joins Lampedusa tour, Philly date |Sep 29, 2016

Robert Plant has confirmed that he will join Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller and more for select dates on the Lampedusa tour, including a show at the Merriam Theater Oct. 19.

‘Long Island Medium’ coming to Liacouras Center in Philadelphia |Sep 28, 2016

“Don’t be discouraged because I’m at such a large venue. I’m not on stage the whole time,” Theresa Caputo said in a phone interview about her upcoming “Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience” tour date at Temple University’s Liacouras Center.

Phoenix, Reporter & Item Community Calendar: Week of Sept. 18 |Sep 18, 2016

Event Submissions: Send to cthornburg@berksmontnews.com a week prior to publication. Note “Phoenix Calendar” in the subject.

Playcrafters brings ‘Next to Normal’ to area theater fans |Sep 16, 2016

You may often wonder … is it normal to forget your keys or where you parked? Or the name of the person to whom you were just introduced ten minutes ago? What passes for normal these days anyway? While the boundaries of normal may be flexible, there is ultimately a tipping point when the fence begins to splinter and crack, and it’s the theme of Playcrafters’ upcoming production when the spotlight falls on the topic of mental illness in “Next to Normal” — an engaging and emotionally charged, multi award-winning musical by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt.