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 Sun, 29 Nov 2015 12:31:39 -0500 60 <![CDATA[SVRDC presents 43rd production of The Nutcracker]]> The Schuylkill Valley Regional Dance Company will present two live performances of The Nutcracker on Saturday, Dec. 12 at the Phoenixville Area Middle School Theater.

"You don't have to go all the way to Philadelphia to see the holiday classic The Nutcracker," said SVRDC Artistic Director Brittany Flaherty Ryan.

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<![CDATA[Chesco Pops presents second annual 'Holiday Pops' concert]]> Come celebrate the holidays with the Chester County Pops Orchestra, State Representative Chris Ross and the Chester County Food Bank! The Chesco Pops will present its second annual public holiday concert at Unionville High School, 750 Unionville Road, Kennett Square, on Friday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. (inclement weather date is Dec.

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<![CDATA[University of Valley Forge celebrates holiday season with annual Christmas Concert]]> The University of Valley Forge will celebrate the Christmas season by hosting its annual concert event, Christmas at Valley Forge, on Friday, Dec. 4 and Saturday, Dec. 5.

Talented musicians and singers from the Music Department will perform as part of the Wind Ensemble, the Patriot Bells (a hand bell ensemble), the Jazz Ensemble and the University Choir.

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<![CDATA[Candlelight Holiday House Tour returns to Phoenixville for 15th holiday season]]> The popular Phoenixville Candlelight Holiday House Tour will be held Saturday, Dec. 5 from 3 to 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at or in person at Foresta's Market, Ellie's Choice and The Design Grove in Phoenixville.

Tour patrons may pick up their program booklets after 2:30 p.

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<![CDATA[Spring-Ford student work submitted for International Saul Bell Design Contest]]> Spring-Ford Area High School Advanced Jewelry student, David Hunter, hopes to receive international recognition for his jewelry design with the International Saul Bell Design Emerging Jewelry Artist award. Hunter credits a scene deep in the mountains of Pennsylvania as his inspiration for the piece.

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<![CDATA[Welkinweir Estate opens doors for Holiday Open House]]> The historic Welkinweir Estate is opening its doors to the public for a festive Holiday Open House on Friday, Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The estate house will be decorated in holiday splendor for all to enjoy! Celebrate the season with joyful music from the estate's newly restored pipe organ; glimpse the public garden and wintry views of forests and ponds from inside the warm estate; and learn about the history of the estate, which spans three centuries.

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<![CDATA[Providence Chamber Orchestra to perform at St. John's]]> St. John's Lutheran Church (355 St. John's Circle, Phoenixville) presents The Providence Chamber Orchestra, its resident ensemble, in concert on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 4 p.m. Performed will be Egmont Overture, Op. 84a and Symphony No. 1 in C, Op. 21 by Ludwig van Beethoven and Concerto for Two Violins in D minor (BWV 1043) by Johann Sebastian Bach.

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<![CDATA[Cornerstone Clubhouse art work displayed in Phoenixville, West Chester locations]]> Art work created by members of the Cornerstone Clubhouse, located in Phoenixville, was on display at the Spring Mill Senior Living in Phoenixville and State Senator Andy Dinniman's office at Church and Market Streets, West Chester. The art work was on display at Spring Mill Senior Living for the month of October and on display at State Senator Andy Dinnimans office from Oct.

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<![CDATA[The storyline of 'Brooklyn' hit home with Saoirse Ronan]]> In the immigrant saga "Brooklyn," opening in Philadelphia in mid-November, actress Saoirse Ronan plays a young woman who leaves her family behind to start a new life in New York.

Fitting in isn't easy for the Irish lass, though, and there's plenty of blood, sweat and tears along the route to adulthood.

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<![CDATA[New on DVD: 'Inside Out' is a unique, brightly colored gem]]> "Inside Out": (2015, Disney, PG, $30), the latest Pixar stunner, gives new meaning to the term "emotional journey." Amy Poehler stars as Joy, one of five basic emotions controlling an ebullient 11-year-old named Riley. But once Riley is forced to move across country with her parents, Joy loses control of the youngster to Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black) and Disgust (Mindy Kaling).

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<![CDATA[Phoenixville's WHITING to share the stage with 3 Shades of Blue at Frog Hollow Farm]]> Phoenixville-bred rock sensations Coastalrise, now known as WHITING, and Morgantown's 3 Shades of Blue, semi-finalists on America's Got Talent 2015, will share center stage at Phoenixville's Frog Hollow Farm on Nov. 20 to debut a hometown concert. The farm sponsored concert marks the beginning of an era by showcasing musical talent from the Greater Philadelphia Area.

Wed, 04 Nov 2015 13:04:16 -0500 20151104130416 2015-11-04T13:04:16-05:00 2015-11-04T13:04:16-05:00
<![CDATA[Forge Theatre announces auditions for new play, invites public to Rocky Horror Picture Show]]> Four Weddings and an Elvis takes place in a small, tacky wedding chapel in Las Vegas, where the proprietor, Sandy, guides a series of unlikely couples as they prepare to take the big leap. Bev and Stan plan to marry as revenge on their exes; Vanessa and Bryce are trying to revive their movie careers with a paparazzi wedding; Martin and Fiona, postal worker and ex-con, prove opposites can attract in spite of Fiona's lingering affair with ex-boyfriend and convict, Fist; and of course, there will be Elvis(s) and other comic characters in this outrageous, broadly written, physical comedy.

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