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 Sat, 23 May 2015 22:51:21 -0400 60 <![CDATA[NEW ON DVD - Julianne Moore's Oscar-winning performance saves 'Still Alice']]> Can a great performance redeem a so-so movie? In the case of "Still Alice" (2014, Sony, PG-13, $30), the answer is a resounding yes. Oscar winner Julianne Moore does such a superb job portraying a linguistics professor affected with early-onset Alzheimer's that you can understand what her character is going through every step of the way.

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<![CDATA['Mad Max' has met his match in 'Fury Road' with Charlize Theron]]> When Charlize Theron first heard about "Mad Max: Fury Road," she admits she was skeptical. The film, a 12-years-in-the planning reboot of the successful series starring Mel Gibson, did not sound like the kind of project which would offer a meaty role for its female lead.

But Theron couldn't deny the murmurs she kept hearing about the project being something special.

Thu, 14 May 2015 23:43:43 -0400 20150514234343 2015-05-14T23:43:43-04:00 2015-05-14T23:43:43-04:00
<![CDATA[New exhibit open at Phoenixville's Franklin Commons]]> Philadelphia/TriState Artists Equity presents its 66th Anniversary Members Juried Exhibition running now through May 21 at The Art Gallery at Franklin Commons.

Marsha Moss is the juror. Her professional career is centered in the field of public art. She has served as a public art curator and consultant for significant clients such as The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority, and is currently working with SEPTA Art in Transit Program, Penn Medicine, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation and the Philadelphia Family Court.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 02:00:00 -0400 20150423142732 2015-04-24T02:00:00-04:00 2015-04-23T14:27:32-04:00
<![CDATA[Black Sheep Pottery to hold Ikebana spring exhibit]]> Black Sheep Pottery and Art Center's spring exhibition featuring Ikebana invites a fresh experience of friendship through flowers.

The opening exhibition at the art center's Gallery of Contemporary Ceramics in Skippack Village presents dramatic arrangements of nature to highlight the gentle curves and crisp sculptural edges of stoneware and wood fired ceramic vessels.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:28:30 -0400 20150423142830 2015-04-23T14:28:30-04:00 2015-04-23T14:28:30-04:00
<![CDATA[Skippack's Off The Wall to host 3rd annual 'Small Works Show and Sale']]> Off The Wall Gallery and Framing located in Historic Skippack Village will be hosting its third annual "Small Works Show and Sale" throughout May.

The exhibit will kick off with an opening reception on Friday, May 1, from 6 to 9 p.m., which, incidentally, is First Friday throughout Skippack Village.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:28:26 -0400 20150423142826 2015-04-23T14:28:26-04:00 2015-04-23T14:28:26-04:00
<![CDATA[University of Valley Forge to host spring concert April 25]]> The University of Valley Forge will host its annual spring concert on Saturday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Flower Chapel on the Phoenixville campus.

The first half of the program will include selections by the Wind Ensemble and the University Choir. The University Choir will perform excerpts from German composer and conductor, Felix Mendelssohn's "Psalm 42," which first premiered in 1838.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:35:59 -0400 20150417123559 2015-04-17T12:35:59-04:00 2015-04-17T12:35:59-04:00
<![CDATA[Providence Chamber Orchestra performing at St. John's in Phoenixville]]> The 35-member Providence Chamber Orchestra will appear in concert at St. John's Lutheran Church, 355 St. John's Circle, Phoenixville, on Sunday, at 4 p.m.

Featured artists are Joseph Klapper, string bass soloist, and Sam Getchell, guest conductor. F. Thomas Snyder III, director of music at St.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:28:35 -0400 20150417122835 2015-04-17T12:28:35-04:00 2015-04-17T12:28:35-04:00
<![CDATA[Forge Theatre to present 'Out of Sight, Out of Murder']]> The Forge Theatre adds mystery to April with their next production, "Out of Sight, Out of Murder," by Fred Carmichael.

Peter is writing a murder story in a mansion where another author was murdered years before. An electrical storm causes his characters to come to life. Peter loses control, and people are murdered!

Director Steve Schulz has put together a first-rate cast for this wild yarn.

Mon, 06 Apr 2015 14:19:16 -0400 20150406141916 2015-04-06T14:19:16-04:00 2015-04-06T14:19:16-04:00
<![CDATA[Perkiomen Valley High School to present 'Xanadu' April 9-12]]> COLLEGEVILLE >> The musical "Xanadu" will roll into Perkiomen Valley High School from April 9 to 12, featuring a fun mix of skating, '80s tunes and Greek gods and goddesses in a performance that emphasizes the importance of following one's dreams.

Performances will begin with a free 1 p.m. matinee for senior citizens on Thursday, April 9.

Thu, 02 Apr 2015 02:00:00 -0400 20150402103540 2015-04-02T02:00:00-04:00 2015-04-02T10:35:40-04:00
<![CDATA[Phoenixville Area High School presents 'Hairspray' this weekend]]> The Phoenixville Area High School Theatre Guild presents "Hairspray" this weekend at the District Auditorium at Phoenixville Area Middle School, 1330 Main St. The production opened Thursday night and will also play Friday and Saturday nights beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors.

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<![CDATA[Spring-Ford artists bring home awards from two shows]]> ROYERSFORD >> Three talented Spring-Ford Area High School art students recently placed in top spots in two local art shows.

Montgomery County Community College hosted its 37th annual Montgomery County High School Art Exhibition and Competition, where Montgomery County high school art students showcased their artwork from March 2 through 27 at the Fine Arts Center Art Gallery at the Central Campus in Blue Bell.

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:15:31 -0400 20150325171531 2015-03-25T17:15:31-04:00 2015-03-25T17:15:31-04:00
<![CDATA[Phoenixville native hopes his 'Hunger Games' speaking part inspires local youth]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> Phoenixville native Charles Kronmuller, a pilot by trade, recently found his way into the blockbuster franchise "The Hunger Games," playing a pilot on the big screen.

Kronmuller answered a casting call in September 2013 for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1," which was shooting near Atlanta, Ga.

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:10:52 -0400 20150325171052 2015-03-25T17:10:52-04:00 2015-03-25T17:10:52-04:00