Entertainment

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

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Music lovers flock to Phoenixville Blues Festival |Sep 12, 2016

PHOENIXVILLE >> Steamy temperatures failed to keep music fans from enjoying some of the hottest music around.

MUSIC FESTIVAL: Haverford Music Festival features local, national entertainers |Sep 2, 2016

The lineup for the sixth annual Haverford Music Festival is loaded.

FUN GRAB BAG: Weekend events include SangriaFest, Tomato Fest, Jerk Fest, Bachata and a Butterfly Celebration |Aug 25, 2016

Summer treats SteelStacks: The first SangriaFest takes place 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 27 at 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. Sample 10 different sangrias, all made with wines imported by South Italy Imports.

Kiss goes back to its small market roots on latest tour |Aug 24, 2016

As far as Gene Simmons is concerned, Kiss is back on the road because that’s just what the band does.

West Rockhill fourth-grader chops the competition on ‘Chopped Junior’ |Aug 3, 2016

Just days away from her 10th birthday, West Rockhill resident Lucy Chelton is the latest winner of “Chopped Junior.”

West Rockhill girl to appear on ‘Chopped Junior’ |Aug 1, 2016

Among the contestants on the Aug. 2 episode of Food Network’s “Chopped Junior” will be a local girl who will celebrate her 10th birthday 11 days after the show airs.

MUSIKFEST 2016: A look at what’s planned this year. North Penn grad amongst performers |Jul 28, 2016

One of America’s largest free music festivals, Musikfest features more than 550 performances on 15 stages over 10 days.

‘Star Trek’: 50 and ‘Beyond’ |Jul 22, 2016

In September 1966, NBC unenthusiastically began broadcasting a “too-cerebral” science fiction series created by former LAPD speechwriter Gene Roddenberry and championed by, among few others, producer Lucille Ball.

Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown to host a second ‘Pokemon Go’ event |Jul 20, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> The Elmwood Park Zoo hosted a “Pokémon Go” event on Tuesday, July 19, but due to the hours of the event — noon to 4:30 p.m. — many Pokémon trainers weren’t able to attend.

RECAP: ‘Pokemon Go’ at the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown |Jul 19, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> The Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown held a “Pokémon Go” event from noon to 4:30 p.m. The zoo put a lure on each PokéStop located at the zoo throughout the event to give guests the chance to catch a lot of Pokémon.

GUIDE: How does ‘Pokemon Go’ work? |Jul 15, 2016

At this point you’ve probably heard of “Pokémon Go,” but you might not be sure how it works. If you’re interested in playing the game that’s sweeping the nation but need some insight, check out the helpful guide below.

‘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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.