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, 31 Jan 2015 03:35:52 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Perkiomen Valley HS freshman to perform with HONOR Jan. 31 in Spring City]]> For Emma Cullen, music is about the act of creating and performing. It's about the camaraderie with her fellow musicians. It's not a competition.

Still, it's never a bad thing when you've picked up your first award before you even have your driver's license.

Cullen, a freshman at Perkiomen Valley High School, closed out a very eventful 2014 by winning the 2014 PHL Live Center Stage award in the pop category.

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:01:37 -0500 2015-01-28T12:01:37-05:00 2015-01-28T12:01:37-05:00
<![CDATA[Family-friendly musical duo Two of a Kind to celebrate 25 years at Colonial]]> Two of a Kind, the award-winning husband-wife duo, presents concerts for families and children of all ages, including songs, puppets, movement and stories -- all with an emphasis on interaction and participation.

For 25 years, David and Jenny Heitler-Klevans of Two of a Kind have been delighting audiences of all ages with their music, humor and audience participation.

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:29:36 -0500 2015-01-20T16:29:36-05:00 2015-01-20T16:29:36-05:00
<![CDATA[Chester County Choral Society announces annual vocal performance contest]]> For the past 20 years, the CCCS has hosted an excellence in vocal performance competition, open to any high school senior who resides, attends high school or studies music in Chester County. All winners are encouraged to perform the audition piece of their choice at the Choral Society's Spring Concert on May 3 at 4 p.

Wed, 14 Jan 2015 11:46:30 -0500 2015-01-14T11:46:30-05:00 2015-01-14T11:46:30-05:00
<![CDATA[Forge Theatre greets the New Year with 'The Cemetery Club']]> The Forge Theatre continues its very successful season with a production of "The Cemetery Club" by Ivan Menchell.

This bittersweet comedy drama is directed by Linda Mandlowitz and produced by Denise Wisneski.

Three Jewish widows meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husband's graves.

Tue, 30 Dec 2014 15:03:22 -0500 2014-12-30T15:03:22-05:00 2014-12-30T15:03:23-05:00
<![CDATA[The sounds of Sondheim fill the air as Facetime tackles the classic 'Company']]> To marry or not to marry: that is the question Robert contemplates in the musical "Company." He spends an evening with 10 of his close friends -- five couples -- observing their relationships to help him figure out if marriage is for him.

The show premiered in 1970 and had its libretto updated in the 1990s to sound more contemporary.

Tue, 30 Dec 2014 14:28:16 -0500 2014-12-30T14:28:16-05:00 2014-12-30T14:28:25-05:00
<![CDATA[Go Commando kicks off the New Year at The Loft]]> LIMERICK >> The Loft at Landis Creek (formerly The Loft at Limerick Golf Club) will host a gala dinner party on Wednesday, Dec. 31 from 6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. The festivities include a six-hour open bar, a surf and turf dinner and a sweets table. Live music will be provided by the Go Commando band. At midnight there will be a champagne toast and celebration, followed by a continental breakfast.

Thu, 25 Dec 2014 02:00:00 -0500 2014-12-25T02:00:00-05:00 2014-12-23T17:40:37-05:00
<![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 2014-12-06T02:00:00-05:00 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