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 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:17:16 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Pa. Philharmonic to bring 'Disney Fantasia Live' to PASD's new auditorium]]> 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. 2.

The concert is open to the public and will be held in Phoenixville Area Middle School's new auditorium.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:59:30 -0500 2014-12-18T12:59:30-05:00 2014-12-18T12:59:33-05:00
<![CDATA[Chaplin's to host 'Nightmare Before Christmas' short film fest]]> 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.

The event, titled "The Nightmare Before Christmas," will feature short films directed by local filmmakers Samantha Paradise, Amy Frear, Chris Johnson and Justin Bamforth.

Sat, 13 Dec 2014 13:27:19 -0500 2014-12-13T13:27:19-05:00 2014-12-13T13:27:28-05:00
<![CDATA[Casino revives Valley Forge Music Fair]]> UPPER MERION >> So you thought you said farewell to the fair nearly 20 years ago?

Valley Forge Casino Resort has other ideas.

Invoking the spirit of the long-gone and much missed Valley Forge Music Fair in Devon to fit its new entertainment strategy in nearby King of Prussia was a no-brainer, noted VFCR CEO Mike Bowman.

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:31:09 -0500 2014-12-11T11:31:09-05:00 2014-12-11T11:31:14-05:00
<![CDATA[Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge to host Caroling at the Carillon]]> 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. This outdoor event takes place in front of the carillon tower, so dress warmly!

This event is free and open to the public.

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 10:49:08 -0500 2014-12-11T10:49:08-05:00 2014-12-11T10:49:10-05:00
<![CDATA[Couple with Phoenxville ties featured in new film]]> Director Matthew Bonifacio and his wife Julianna Gelinas Bonifacio discovered the hard way that simultaneously planning a wedding and shooting a movie can be a demanding proposition.

One day tensions ran so high on the set of "The Quitter" that the pair nearly quit each other -- professionally and personally.

Sat, 06 Dec 2014 02:00:00 -0500 2014-12-04T14:03:50-05:00 2014-12-04T14:04:09-05:00
<![CDATA[Hallelujah! Ursinus performs Handel's 'Messiah' for the 77th year]]> COLLEGEVILLE >> For many people, the holidays mean celebrating traditions. At Ursinus College, that means performing Handel's "Messiah" in its entirety. The school has produced a concert featuring this famous classical piece for the past 76 years. The tradition continues on Dec. 6 and 7.

Ursinus Music Professor John French (who also plays harpsichord) will conduct the College Choir and Meistersingers and local professional musicians and soloists who will accompany them.

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 09:30:34 -0500 2014-12-05T09:30:34-05:00 2014-12-05T09:30:47-05:00
<![CDATA[International Ballet Theatre brings 'The Nutcracker' to Ursinus]]> It's that magical time of the year again and IBT's Clara, Nutcracker, Mouse King and Sugar Plum Fairy return on stage on Dec. 6.

Bring your friends and family to enjoy International Ballet Theater's "The Nutcracker" featuring professional ballet dancers from Ukraine, Russia, and the U.S .as well as IBT Academy students.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:00:00 -0500 2014-12-01T11:54:57-05:00 2014-12-01T11:55:00-05:00
<![CDATA[Providence Chamber Orchestra presents 'London for the Holidays']]> The 35-member Providence Chamber Orchestra presents its first concert of the 2014-2015 season at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at St. John's Lutheran Church, 355 St. John's Circle, Phoenixville.

Titled "London for the Holidays," the program features Franz Joseph Haydn's Symphony No. 104. Composed in 1794-95, the symphony was one of 6 "London Symphonies" and the last Haydn composed.

Mon, 10 Nov 2014 13:32:18 -0500 2014-11-10T13:32:18-05:00 2014-11-10T13:32:28-05:00
<![CDATA[Main Line Symphony Orchestra to open 69th season at Valley Forge Middle School]]> The first concert of the 69th season of the Main Line Symphony Orchestra will take place on Friday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m. at the Valley Forge Middle School on Walker Road and Route 252 in Wayne. Samuel Singer has said "…The Main Line Symphony Orchestra, an ensemble that any mid-sized American city would be glad to claim for its own…"

The new music director and conductor will be Don Luizzi, Principal Timpanist in the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Mon, 03 Nov 2014 12:08:08 -0500 2014-11-03T12:08:08-05:00 2014-11-03T12:08:09-05:00