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…
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Cinevore Studios produced 'Dialogue Tree' with location and acting help from the Norristown Police Department.
Back in January, several Patch readers had noticed a film crew in the streets and hanging around the police station. At the time, we couldn't get much more than "We're filming a movie," out of the crew. Now we know that local film company Cinevore Studios was filming an episode of The Continuum, a web series of short films for gamers. The episode is called "Dialogue Tree," and features sets and extras courtesy of the Norristown Police Department. Check it out above and look for Officer Chris Narkin in his film debut!
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Close to 150 residents and supporters joined the ACPPA Community Art Center on Saturday at the '50s-themed spring fundraiser, 'At the Sock Hop.'
The ACPPA Community Art Center held its annual spring fundraiser on Saturday, April 27. This year's theme, "At the Sock Hop," featured a live rockabilly band, dancing, diner-themed fare, a costume competition and plenty of fun for everyone. The ACPPA also honored John Doyle, Norristown Area High School teacher and Iron Age Theatre artistic director, with its 2013 Luminary Award for his tireless work in bring the light of the arts to Norristown residents. The event raised over $10,000 to enable the ACPPA to continue its mission to use art as a tool to strengthen individual power and nurture creative self expression for all Norristown residents, children and adults alike. See more photos from Saturday night's event on the ACPPA's Facebook …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Dante 'Da Don' Walker and Malika 'Skyy Starr' Hall are inviting the public to join them on Saturday at Simmons Park and appear in the video for their new track, 'Norristown Anthem.'
Calling all hip hop fans! Come rep Norristown this Saturday at 1 p.m. at Simmons Park at Oak and Arch streets for the filming of the music video for "Norristown Anthem," a new track by Dante "Da Don" Walker and Malika "Skyy Starr" Hall. Walker and Hall wrote and perform the rap and are mastering the track with engineering help from "Mega Ent" Josh Payne and "Video" Vince Wallace. Norristown Men of Excellence's Tre Hadrick is also helping to organize the video shoot throughout the streets of Norristown on Saturday. Walker, Hall, Payne, Wallace and Hadrick are all Norristown born and bred. Asked for the inspiration behind the track, Walker noted that he felt Norristown needed an anthem to remind residents of their sense of community. "I …
Friday, April 12, 2013
The monthly installment of traditional jazz and spoken word will take place April 13.
The ongoing Second Saturday Jazz night will take place Aug. 13, from 7:30 – 11 p.m. at the August Moon restaurant, located at 300 E. Main St. in Norristown. The evening will feature The George Weldon Quartet and Friends, as well as a spoken-word poet and guest musicians. The Second Saturday Jazz evening is presented by Cryinsam Entertainment, whose founder, Rich Rogers, has been involved with revival of Jazz and the arts in Norristown, since moving there in 1999. “We want to bring back Jazz in its traditional form, in a traditional jazz setting,” Rogers said. “And we like to think we are embracing those who are in the know, while educating those new to Jazz.” He likens the atmosphere of August Moon on Second Saturday Jazz nights to that of…
Monday, April 8, 2013
The celebration kicks off on Thursday, May 2, with a cocktail reception at Elmwood Park Zoo.
Norristown Arts Council will hold its fourth annual Norristown Arts Hill Festival on Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. along DeKalb Street from Lafayette Street to Airy Street. The event celebrates Norristown’s developing arts and culture district based along the "Norristown Arts Hill." The free event will feature regionally and nationally-acclaimed performers including local theatre groups, dance companies, church choirs, jazz, rock, folk and children’s musicians, magicians and spoken word artists. "In this fourth year of the Norristown Arts Hill Festival, we are proud to see community members looking forward to this new tradition in Norristown," Norristown Arts Council President Rich Rogers wrote in a recent release. "New artists …
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 …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Leigh Malonee, Education director at Theater Horizon, explains the developmental and cultural benefits of youth studying the theater arts.
Theatre Horizon, located at 401 Dekalb St. in Norristown, is offering three drama classes this spring, each designed to address the developmental needs of youth: Intro to Acting – Sensational Storytelling – Audition Tehnique Workshop – According to Leigh Malonee, Theatre Horizon Education director, all spring classes are currently open for registration. She added that upon opening Theatre Horizon’s new 125-seat theater in October, she is expecting to grow the theater’s classes, workshops and camps. The theater also offers an extensive summer camp, classes for youth with autism, an after-school drama club, and other courses. “We want to expand our educational offerings to make Theatre Horizon a hub of creativity and community engagement…
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The author of the blockbuster tween fantasy series will be in Philadelphia tonight and tomorrow for a book signing and fan screening of a movie based on her other series, 'The Host.'
Whether you're Team Jacob or Team Edward, odds are if you're into the whole vampire/human/werewolf love triangle you're a big fan of Stephanie Meyer, the creator of the Twilight series of tween fantasy books. Philly-area Twi-hards have a special treat this week as Meyer will be visiting the area to promote a new movie, The Host, based on another series the author penned. Tonight she'll be at the Ritz 5 at 214 Walnut Street in Philadelphia for a special fan screening of the flick at 7:30 p.m. Good luck getting a ticket, but plenty of fans will be gathered at the theater at around 6 p.m. just to get a glimpse of the author and two of the stars of the new film, Max Irons and Jake Abel. There's a Q&A segment with the trio after the film. On …
The ACPPA Community Art Center is holding open registration. Classes start March 16.
Is your little one a budding ballerina or a potential Picasso? Maybe they could be the next DiNiro or Sinatra? Help them reach their full potential or even just explore their creativity a little at the ACPPA Community Art Center. Spring classes start on March 16 and registrations are now being excepted. The center offers classes in dance, creative arts, drama and even yoga for kids and adults. You can download a registration form in our PDF section. For more information, visit their website at www.acppa.net or call 610-277-2270.