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MUSIC: Old City’s Tin Angel closing after 24 years

By Brian Bingaman @brianbingaman on Twitter|

WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Kristin Chenoweth, orchids and creepy, crawly creations among highlights

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 Ame...

By Brian Bingaman @brianbingaman on Twitter|


  • Food

    In her latest PBS special, Lidia Bastianich explores the lives of American veterans

    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.

    By Dutch Godshalk @dutchgodshalk on Twitter|

  • Entertainment

    A mesmerizing Los Angeles love story

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

    By Amy Longsdorf For Digital First Media|

  • Entertainment

    WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Events spread plenty of holiday cheer

    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

    By Brian Bingaman @brianbingaman on Twitter|

  • Entertainment

    ‘Mary Poppins’ brings her magic to Genesius in Reading

    Just in time for the Jolly ‘O’liday’s, Genesius Theatre presents the supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical – Disney & Cameron Mackintosh’s “Mary Poppins” Dec. 9 through 18 at the Tenth & Walnut theater.

    From Genesius Theatre|

  • Entertainment

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

    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.

    From Steel River Playhouse|

  • Entertainment

    STREAMING: ‘Gilmore Girls’ find life on Netflix

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

    By Rob Lowman Southern California News Group|

  • Entertainment

    Schuylkill Valley Model Railroad Club hosts Model Railroad open houses

    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. Hundreds of buildings, vehicles, people and trees create realistic scenes. Numerous buttons allow visitors to bring scenes to life! See Thomas the Tank Engine and try your observation skills with our Scavenger Hunt. You could...


  • Entertainment

    Perk Valley H. S. Drama focuses on Love, supports local charities

    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.

    Perkiomen Valley High School|

  • Entertainment

    BEER CALENDAR: Get ready for a Thankful Brewers Feast and much more

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

    By Matt Brasch For Digital First Media|

  • Entertainment

    Norristown’s Centre Theater, Kennel Club celebrate dogs

    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. 11 and 12 , it’s easy to heed the unspoken commands of “sit” and “stay” for two of National Dog Show Month’s most dog-hearted offerings.

    By Gary Puleo @MustangMan48 on Twitter|

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