Entertainment

Upper Merion musician in the thick of St. Patrick’s revelry |Mar 2, 2017

John Forth is a member of the classic rock cover bands Sons of Thunder and Acoustic Rewind. But one of the Upper Merion resident’s busier times of the year is in March, as the lead singer and guitarist of the Irish music outfit JohnnyDew.

FILM TALK: New doc follows Eagles of Death Metal in the aftermath of the Bataclan attack |Feb 17, 2017

Producer Heather Parry will never be accused of taking the easy way out.

Humor writing workshop set for Lower Providence Library |Feb 13, 2017

LOWER PROVIDENCE>>You won’t need a library card to check out the laughs when Lower Providence Community Library hosts a three-day humor writing workshop, but you will need to check in with your inner Mark Twain.

Some movies to watch with your significant other this Valentine’s Day |Feb 8, 2017

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, now is a good time to stock up on movies to watch with your significant other.

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.

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?

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.