RSS Feed from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: The latest news from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: website: all stories The Phoenix Reporter and Item Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:08:56 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Phoenixville prepares for fifth annual Blues Fest]]> Phoenixville is getting ready to groove to the blues in Reeves Park on Sept. 6 with their fifth annual Blues Festival. The all day jam, which features a wide variety of blues bands and musicians, begins at 12 p.m. and runs through 10 p.m.

Jim DiGuiseppe, organizer of the festival, said this year organizers are doing a "best of" theme by bringing back some of the best acts from the previous four festivals.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:52:04 -0400 2014-09-02T10:52:04-04:00 2014-09-02T10:52:14-04:00
<![CDATA[Fifty-third Philadelphia Folk Festival winds down]]> UPPER SALFORD - Philadelphia Folk Festival security volunteer Vic Martinson eloquently summed it up.

"It's about music and people watching," the Pitman, N.J., resident said, just before posing with a group of men for the festival's second annual "Facial Hair Photo Opp" by the Martin Guitar Raffle booth Sunday afternoon.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:27:52 -0400 2014-08-18T10:27:52-04:00 2014-08-18T10:27:58-04:00 MEDIACENTER
<![CDATA[VIDEO: Irish Thunder performs at Valley Forge]]>

UPPER MERION - The thunder heard at Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge National Historical Park Wednesday night surprisingly meant beautiful weather and a song-filled evening.

The Irish Thunder Pipe and Drums Band, along with Doug Gefvert, the Washington Chapel carillonneur, performed "Music of the British Isles" as part of the chapel's Frank P.

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:52:08 -0400 2014-08-14T10:52:08-04:00 2014-08-14T10:52:08-04:00 MEDIACENTER
<![CDATA[Celebrate Can-It-Forward Day at the Phoenixville Farmers' Market]]>

The Phoenixville Farmers' Market will celebrate International Can-It-Forward Day with a free canning demonstration on Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m.

The international day is an annual event hosted by the Jarden Home Brands, according to a press release. Each year, people learn how to preserve their favorite fruits and vegetables throughout the fall and winter, stated the release.

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:37:52 -0400 2014-08-14T10:37:52-04:00 2014-08-14T10:38:09-04:00
<![CDATA[Metalwork art and historical exhibit opens in Phoenixville]]> On August's First Friday, the Historical Society of Phoenixville celebrated opening night of its new art exhibit, "Blasting Heavy Metal!" The evening was a special fusion of honoring the legacy of the Phoenix Iron Company with the future, by featuring local blacksmith artists.

Members of the community enjoyed perusing several unique iron and metal sculptures created by two local artists, Ian Coleman and Alicia Mann, as well as viewing a multitude of rare artifacts from the old iron company.

Fri, 08 Aug 2014 20:54:53 -0400 2014-08-08T20:54:53-04:00 2014-08-08T20:55:03-04:00
<![CDATA[Annual Goschenhoppen Folk Festival set for this weekend]]>

The Goschenhoppen Folk Festival revisits the area's agrarian and Pennsylvania German roots noon to 8 p.m. Aug. 8 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Goschenhoppen Historians' Henry Antes Plantation, 318 Colonial Road (off Route 73/Big Road), Upper Frederick. The theme for the 48th festival will be "Am Butze, Immer Am Butze" ("Cleaning, Always Cleaning").

Fri, 08 Aug 2014 10:42:31 -0400 2014-08-08T10:42:31-04:00 2014-08-08T10:42:52-04:00
<![CDATA[Facetime Theatre presents 'Tarzan the Stage Musical']]> Facetime Theatre's Summer Stage II program will be the first in the area to present "Tarzan the Stage Musical" on Aug. 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 9 at 2 p.m. in the beautiful Lenfest Theatre in the Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center at Ursinus College. Tarzan the Stage Musical is based on Disney's epic animated film and Edgar Rice Burrough's story, "Tarzan of the Apes.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:01:19 -0400 2014-07-31T15:01:19-04:00 2014-07-31T15:01:26-04:00
<![CDATA[Metalwork exhibit to bring past, present together in Phoenixville]]> The public will have the chance to learn about Phoenixville's history as a steel town and see artwork produced in a modern iron forge when the Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area's newest exhibit opens Friday.

The exhibit is titled "Blasting Heavy Metal! Inside the Phoenix Iron Company" and features the society's collection of artifacts and archives from the steel company that was once the heart of the borough as well as the metal sculpture and other work of local metalsmiths Ian Coleman and Alicia Mann.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:38:01 -0400 2014-07-29T15:38:01-04:00 2014-07-29T15:38:08-04:00
<![CDATA[US Army Field Band to play free concert at Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge]]> The Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge is celebrating its 65th anniversary in grand style.

To celebrate this milestone, the Foundation is hosting the U.S. Army Field Band Concert on July 30. It will be a night filled with patriotic music under the stars.

The internationally famous U.S.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:26:55 -0400 2014-07-24T15:26:55-04:00 2014-07-24T15:27:04-04:00
<![CDATA[Colonial Theatre to host Jewish short film series]]> Retreat from the summer heat and delight in the Summer Shorts Film Series presented by The Kehillah of Chester County at the historic Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville. The series, which will feature the screenings of contemporary Jewish short films from around the world followed by lively discussions, will be presented on consecutive Wednesday evenings, 7:30 to 9 p.

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:21:56 -0400 2014-07-16T16:21:56-04:00 2014-07-16T16:22:08-04:00
<![CDATA[On stage this summer in the Phoenixville area]]> COLLEGEVILLE - Methacton Community Theatre will present its summer musical "Oliver!," July 18 through July 26 in Collegeville. The popular show, with book, music, and lyrics by Lionel Bart, is based on the classic Charles Dickens novel "Oliver Twist." Evening shows are July 18, 19, 25, and 26 at 7:30 p.

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:27:39 -0400 2014-07-16T14:27:39-04:00 2014-07-16T14:27:46-04:00 TOUT
<![CDATA[Firebird Theatre to present 'Shrek: The Musical']]> Once upon a time, there was an animated film about a lovable ogre named Shrek and a beautiful princess named Fiona... And now, that story comes to life on the stage in "Shrek: The Musical!"

Looking for something fun to do with friends or family this summer? See a live musical production, right here in Phoenixville.

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:56:53 -0400 2014-07-15T15:56:53-04:00 2014-07-15T15:56:57-04:00
<![CDATA[Local teens and kids to perform 'Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Jr.' in Phoenixville]]> Travel with us to a quaint French village where Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman, yearns for something more than her provincial life. Come see "Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Jr." as presented by Firebird Theatre.

Firebird Theatre will present two performances of this show live on stage on July 18 and 19.

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:49:02 -0400 2014-07-15T15:49:02-04:00 2014-07-15T15:49:17-04:00
<![CDATA[Theater News in Brief: 'Fiddler on the Roof,' 'Oliver!' coming to Collegeville]]> COLLEGEVILLE - Methacton Community Theatre will present its summer musical "Oliver!," July 18 through July 26 in Collegeville. The popular show, with book, music, and lyrics by Lionel Bart, is based on the classic Charles Dickens novel "Oliver Twist." Evening shows are July 18, 19, 25, and 26 at 7:30 p.

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:49:35 -0400 2014-07-10T00:49:35-04:00 2014-07-10T00:49:38-04:00
<![CDATA[The Blob Invades Phoenixville]]> During the weekend of July 11 through the 13 Sci-Fi, horror, B film movie fans and curiosity seekers will converge on downtown Phoenixville, Pennsylvania for the 15th annual "BlobFest."

Sponsored by Staybridge Suites in nearby Royersford, BlobFest will once again pay homage to the 1958 film classic "The Blob.

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:55:06 -0400 2014-07-07T12:55:06-04:00 2014-07-07T12:55:06-04:00