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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.

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").

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<![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.

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