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 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:34:08 -0400 60 <![CDATA['Good Neighbors' coming to the Berman Museum at Ursinus College]]> COLLEGEVILLE - "Good Neighbors," opening at the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art Oct. 14, finds its starting point in the many possible notions of home and community, such as memories of a particular place or object, gatherings of like-minded individuals, or the unexpected juxtapositions that come from living in close proximity.

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<![CDATA['Fall in Love with Facetime' and win tickets to SNL or Fallon]]> Facetime Theatre is planning its fourth annual fundraiser for Oct. 10 at the Spring Hollow Golf Club in Spring City, and it's kicking it off with a fantastic raffle of VIP tickets to see "Saturday Night Live" or "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" in New York City.

The local theatre group known for its sell-out summer stage performances in the Lenfest Theater at Ursinus College is throwing a fun-filled dinner dance featuring a full buffet dinner, cash bar, silent auction, vocal performances by seasoned Facetime actors and students and the drawing for the winners of two special raffles.

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 19:36:56 -0400 2014-09-25T19:36:56-04:00 2014-09-25T19:37:00-04:00
<![CDATA[Phoenixville cellist with musical legacy set to release folk rock collaboration]]> Phoenixville's arts and music scene continues to thrive as native Michael Ronstadt, along with his musical partner Aaron Nathans, get ready to release their new album, "Crooked Fiddle," on Oct. 10. The duo will embark on an East Coast tour to promote their first collaborative effort.

Ronstadt, a fulltime musician and cello virtuoso, hails from a musical family.

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<![CDATA[Harpeth Rising to finally make local debut]]>

Harpeth Rising was scheduled to make their debut at Chaplin's on Feb. 13. But a snowstorm that dumped a foot of snow throughout the area resulted in the oft-touring band's first snow-related cancellation in its five-year history.

"That had never happened to us before," said Jordana Greenberg during a recent telephone interview.

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<![CDATA[VIDEO: Lancaster filmmaker releases documentary short on Firebird Festival]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:44:46 -0400 2014-09-11T14:44:46-04:00 2014-09-11T14:44:55-04:00 VIMEO <![CDATA[Wet weather fails to wash out Phoenixville's fifth annual Blues Fest]]> Music fans from throughout the area came to Reeves Park on Saturday, Sept. 6, for Phoenixville's fifth annual Blues Festival. Despite scattered showers throughout the day, more than 5,000 people enjoyed the all-day jam featuring dozens of musicians.

Armed with chairs, picnic blankets and umbrellas, blues music loyalists hunkered down and reveled in the rain to their favorite tunes.

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<![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.

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