Thursday, May 9, 2013
The 52nd Philadelphia Folk Fest kicks off at the Old Pool Farm in Upper Salford Aug. 16-18.
The Philadelphia Folksong Society has announced the lineup for the 52nd Philadelphia Folk Festival, running August 16 to August 18 at Old Pool Farm in Upper Salford Township. The Mavericks and Richard Thompson are headlining the fest, according to a blog on Philly.com. The Maverick are country rockers and Thompson is a British guitar virtuoso, according to the blog. Here is the rest of the bill: Tickets for the Folk Fest are, at present, 20 percent off. You can buy tickets here. Here is the breakdown for ticket prices. There are extra fees for RV camping: Vehicle camping requires a $40 add-on ticket for each RV. Attendees can also buy reserved seating tickets at an extra cost. Reserved seating are located at the front of the stage. Friday…
Friday, April 5, 2013
Inspired by student performers, the concert kicks off Thursday, April 18.
From Ursinus College: The Ursinus College Dance Company presents its spring concert, Between the Lines, on Thursday, April 18 through Sautrday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center’s Lenfest Theater on the school's campus at 601 East Main Street in Collegeville. The concert is inspired by stories featuring student performers in works by dance faculty Karen Clemente and Jeanine McCain, and professional guest artists Melissa Chisena, Jeannine Osayande & the Dunya Performing Arts Co., and Susan Levine. For more information and to purchase tickets go to the UCDC Spring 2013 Show Tickets website, or call the box office at 610-409-3030. Tickets are $5 for general admission and $2 for students and senior citizens.
Monday, April 1, 2013
The theater company is looking for actors 8 and older for the July production.
The trouble in River City is coming to Lower Providence! No, it's not a new pool hall, but Methacton Community Theater's (MCT) new production of The Music Man to take the stage at the Shannondell Performing Arts Theater in July. Before the show can start, however, MCT is holding auditions this month. Auditions will be held Saturday, April 20 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 21 at 2 p.m. at Jeffersonville Presbyterian Church, 1921 West Main Street in Jeffersonville. Aspiring actors must be 8 years old or older. Auditioning actors should bring sheet music and be prepared to sing a song that showing off your singing ability. The producers recommend you dress comfortably for a short dance audition. There will also be a cold read from the…
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Coach Janelle Benner will put down her stick and pick up a bow to perform as a violin soloist on Saturday, April 6.
According to a release from Ursinus College, the school's string ensemble will perform on Saturday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Bomberger Auditorium with a special guest violinist. Ursinus Field Hockey team coach Janelle Benner will solo in J.S. Bach’s Concerto for Violin in A minor. The student chamber group, the Ursa Major Quartet, will also perform Mozart’s String Quartet No. 21 in D Major. Faculty member Garrett Hope will conduct. The performance is free and open to the public. Benner earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music Education with a focus in violin performance from Old Dominion University and a Master of Education from Cabrini College. While at Old Dominion, she was the concertmaster of the Old Dominion Symphony Orchestra and first …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Kelly Thunstrom, local arts reviewer, attended opening night of Pope John Paul II High School's 'Disney Beauty and the Beast.'
Pope John Paul II High School’s Studio 38 Drama Department has become renowned in the area for putting on class-act spring musicals. Their 2013 performance of Disney Beauty and the Beast easily continues the tradition, with exquisite costumes (courtesy of a squadron of costume moms), beautiful and complicated sets (courtesy of four set designers and a team of builders), gorgeous music (courtesy of musical director/conductor Eleanor Bono Griffin and a 16-member orchestra), and a cast and crew of 200 students (yes, you read that correctly). Director/choreographer Marusia Griffin Lynn has assembled a very talented group of students, young children, and adults to be a part of her latest endeavor. What makes PJPII productions different from …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The Audubon Women's Club is sponsoring a live performance by guitarist Peter Biedermann.
No one will be shush-ing you in the library this Wednesday night. In fact, applause will probably be encouraged as New Jersey guitarist Peter Biedermann performs live music Wednesday at the Lower Providence Community Library. The free concert starts at 7 p.m. The show is being sponsored by the Audubon Women’s Club and will feature original music from various genres. Biedermann is a composer and performer who plays 6-, 8- and 12-string guitar. You can hear a preview of some of his music on his website and his CD will be on sale after the performance. http://peterbiedermann.com/
Sunday, February 24, 2013
The show runs this weekend, starting Thursday, Feb. 28.
Tickets are still available for Methacton High School's production of "Little Women, The Musical," based on the Louisa May Alcott novel. Opening night for the show is Thursday, Feb. 28th at 4 p.m. at the Methacton High School Auditorium, 1001 Kriebel Mill Road in Eagleville. The production continues on Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. Tickets are available at the door before each performance or can be reserved by emailing email@example.com.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Dr. Lori’s antiques appraisal can sometimes break hearts and make millionaires.
At my events, I cut to the core. No nonsense, no delicate high-brow vocabulary, no malarkey. I tell it like it is. If you have a piece of junk, I tell you. If you spent too much money on something, I tell you. If you are hoping to become of millionaire on a collection of Pez dispensers, I tell you that it’s not happening in this lifetime. I have been known to break a heart or two and I have been known to reveal that the ugly lamp you have can make you a millionaire in the antiques market. And, I reveal my faults too—like my well-documented and obvious (particularly on my thighs and hips) addiction to chocolate bars. My antiques appraisal shows—presented more than 150 times every year-are funny and frank. I have been told by my audience …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Matt Hilend was one of over 15 local artists to participate in this year’s Lansdale Fun A Day art show.
Matt Hilend, a 2012 graduate of Hussian School of Art, showcased his work at the 2013 Lansdale Fun A Day art show. The Lansdale Fun A Day, which invites artists from the Montgomery County area, was held Feb. 8. Over 15 artists showcased artwork at the event. Many of the artworks were the results of the artists’ participation in the National Fun A Day Challenge, where artists attempted to create art every day in January. Hilend, an Audubon resident, is an illustrator and graphic designer. He said that the Fun A Day is beneficial for local, suburban artists who would otherwise need to travel to Philadelphia to get exposure for their work. “You have so many talented people here,” said Hilend. “And, when you put the framework together for …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
It was 'Art in Motion' when the second-annual Lansdale Fun A Day art show brought in hundreds of people to see the talents of local artists from across Montgomery County.
The Lansdale Fun A Day art show is not your typical black-tie art gallery affair. In fact, it’s held in the upstairs ballroom of a local pub. “It’s better than going to an art museum,” Matt Rosenfeld, a Blue Bell resident, said. “This is less formal, more relaxed, and a different crowd of people.” While this was Rosenfeld’s first visit to the art show, of the hundreds of visitors that attended this year, many have made it a point to return. “I think these shows are great, because you get a lot of different artists from different perspectives,” Mike Omensetter, of Hatfield, said. “It’s not your traditional, mainstream, mass-produced art. It’s much more personal with these artists.” Omensetter said that he became passionate on attending …