Entertainment

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.

PHOTOS: PVMS East students perform high-flying stunts in ‘Mary Poppins’ |Feb 26, 2015

PERKIOMEN >> Perk Valley Middle School East’s high-flying production of the musical “Mary Poppins” is set to open Friday night at 7:30 p.m. The students practiced performing with the flying equipment provided by theater stunt equipment company Flying by Foy this week during dress rehearsals.

Chesco Pops presents ‘Requiem’ Sunday in Phoenixville |Feb 26, 2015

PHOENIXVILLE >> The Chester County Pops Orchestra will take the stage Sunday to perform one of the most beloved pieces of choral music written in the past 30 years.

St. John’s to present Susquehanna University Choir concert in Phoenixville |Feb 26, 2015

Beloved composers Bach and Mendelssohn will be complimented by music of composers that are actively writing today when the Susquehanna University Choir comes to Phoenixville March 8.

PVMS East to present ‘Mary Poppins’ with help of flying theater company |Feb 18, 2015

After soaring their way through “Peter Pan” two years ago, Perkiomen Valley Middle School East students are again ready to take flight, this time with a musical production of “Mary Poppins” that will feature upside-down tap-dancing and singing, much like the beloved Disney movie.

The Forge Theatre brightens winter with Neil Simon’s ‘Barefoot in the Park’ |Feb 16, 2015

The Forge Theatre, 241 First Ave. in Phoenixville, offers up a little bit of springtime with their next production, Neil Simon’s “Barefoot In The Park.”

Chester County Choral Society announces vocal performance contest winners |Feb 16, 2015

Four high school seniors won Chester County Choral Society’s 23rd Excellence in Vocal Performance Competition, held on Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Church of the Good Samaritan in Paoli.

Community Cinema brings special presentation of ‘American Denial’ to Colonial |Feb 4, 2015

PHOENIXVILLE >> Community Cinema, presented by the Independent Television Service (ITVS), Independent Lens, and WHYY, is offering an advance screening of “American Denial,” a film by Llewellyn Smith, Christine Herbes-Sommers and Kelly Thomson.

Perkiomen Valley HS freshman to perform with HONOR Jan. 31 in Spring City |Jan 28, 2015

For Emma Cullen, music is about the act of creating and performing. It’s about the camaraderie with her fellow musicians. It’s not a competition.

Family-friendly musical duo Two of a Kind to celebrate 25 years at Colonial |Jan 20, 2015

Two of a Kind, the award-winning husband-wife duo, presents concerts for families and children of all ages, including songs, puppets, movement and stories — all with an emphasis on interaction and participation.

Chester County Choral Society announces annual vocal performance contest |Jan 14, 2015

For the past 20 years, the CCCS has hosted an excellence in vocal performance competition, open to any high school senior who resides, attends high school or studies music in Chester County. All winners are encouraged to perform the audition piece of their choice at the Choral Society’s Spring Concert on May 3 at 4 p.

Forge Theatre greets the New Year with ‘The Cemetery Club’ |Dec 30, 2014

The Forge Theatre continues its very successful season with a production of “The Cemetery Club” by Ivan Menchell.

The sounds of Sondheim fill the air as Facetime tackles the classic ‘Company’ |Dec 30, 2014

To marry or not to marry: that is the question Robert contemplates in the musical “Company.” He spends an evening with 10 of his close friends — five couples — observing their relationships to help him figure out if marriage is for him.

Go Commando kicks off the New Year at The Loft |Dec 25, 2014

LIMERICK >> The Loft at Landis Creek (formerly The Loft at Limerick Golf Club) will host a gala dinner party on Wednesday, Dec. 31 from 6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. The festivities include a six-hour open bar, a surf and turf dinner and a sweets table.

Pa. Philharmonic to bring ‘Disney Fantasia Live’ to PASD’s new auditorium |Dec 18, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE >> Phoenixville Area School District is getting set to host a special performance of “Disney Fantasia: Live in Concert” when the Pennsylvania Philharmonic comes to town on Jan.

Chaplin’s to host ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ short film fest |Dec 13, 2014

SPRING CITY >> Chaplin’s Music Café is hosting an event that will feature short films that have a horror/thriller twist on Saturday, Dec. 20, from 7 to 10:30 p.m.

Casino revives Valley Forge Music Fair |Dec 11, 2014

UPPER MERION >> So you thought you said farewell to the fair nearly 20 years ago?

Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge to host Caroling at the Carillon |Dec 11, 2014

Washington Memorial National Carillon at Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge will host Caroling at the Carillon, a Community Christmas Carol Sing-Along, on Sunday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. Sing your favorite Christmas carols accompanied by Doug Gefvert playing the 58-bell carillon.