Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton, will host Road to Recovery, a concert in aid of Todd Gladfelter, the chainsaw carver who created artwork for the sanctuary’s amphitheater, on May 28, from 11:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. . Gladfelter suffered a spinal cord injury. during a fall last November. Free entry; donations will be requested.
Scheduled concerts are Keith Brintzenhoff at 11:45 a.m., Crow Hill at noon, Luke Hertzog at 1 a.m., Texas Rose Band at 1:15 a.m., Big Valley Bluegrass at 2 a.m., The Youngers at 3 a.m., and Dave Kline and the Mountain Folk Band at 4 a.m. The day will end with the singing of “You’ll Never Walk Alone” and a final jam featuring Gladfelter, Kline and other musicians.
Gladfelter has designed several replicas of 32 species of native Appalachian wildlife, and the resulting work makes the amphitheater a destination in itself. He has received many accolades in the sculpting world, including championships at the Mid-Atlantic National Chainsaw Competition. His work building his log home was detailed in the book “Log Cabin Years: How One Couple Built a Home From Scratch and Created a Life”, written by his wife, Cindy Ross.
“Todd Gladfelter’s work has made the Sanctuary Amphitheater an iconic space for all,” said Sanctuary President Sean Grace. “It’s a chance for the community to come together in support of Todd and his family.”
Kline, a Berks County singer-songwriter, community advocate and friend of Gladfelter and his wife, coordinated the musicians for the day.
“Todd’s tragic fall left him with a spinal cord injury and debilitating paralysis in multiple areas of his body, but he bravely pushed through those deficits and continues to recover and progress steadily,” Kline said. “This fundraiser will help Todd and his family pay for medical bills, therapies and disability services.”
Bring a blanket or camping chair to sit on. Vince’s Cheesesteaks and The Nesting Box ice cream food trucks will be on site.
For more information, visit hawkmountain.org/events or call 610-756-6961.
DCappella have announced a fall US tour, “Deck the Halls With Disney Featuring DCappella”, which will include a stop at the Santander Performing Arts Centre, Reading, on December 18.
Last week, in honor of Star Wars Day, DCappella, Disney’s first a cappella singing sensation, unveiled a video for “Cantina Band,” their rendition of the John Williams-composed song that appeared in the film. from 1977’s “Star Wars: A New Hope”. .”
The “Cantina Band” video marks the first time an outside film crew has been allowed to shoot Oga’s Cantina in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World, and the first music video ever captured on location. . The song is part of “Magic Reimagined,” DCappella’s latest EP, released on Friday.
Known for their reimagined classics from the Disney songbook, DCappella was originally formed following a nationwide search for the best a cappella and on-stage vocal performance talent. Since debuting on the “American Idol” stage on Disney Night in 2018, DCappella has toured across North America and Japan.
Tickets have also gone on sale for A Day To Remember, whose ‘Just Some Shows Tour’ will stop at Santander Arena on August 6, with openings The Ghost Inside and Bad Omens. Earlier this year, A Day To Remember shared a new version of their single “Re-Entry” featuring Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus. “Re-Entry” originally appeared on A Day To Remember’s final studio album. “You’re welcome.” The 14-track collection is highlighted by singles “Brick Wall”, “Degenerates”, “Resentment”, “Mindreader” and the No. 1 Active Rock hit single “Everything We Need”.
Other new show announcements include Latin singer-songwriter Carin Leon, who will appear July 29 at the Santander Arena. and comedian/YouTuber Daniel Howell, appearing Oct. 21 at the Santander Performing Arts Center. Tickets for all shows are on sale at ticketmaster.com.
Berks Youth Chorus will perform the final concert of its 30th anniversary season, “Songs of Belonging,” today at 4 p.m. at Atonement Lutheran Church, Wyomissing. The concert will include performances by two BYC ensembles: MasterSingers (grades 8-12) and Chorale (children grades 4-7), both conducted by Sam Barge.
Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for students and $25 for VIPs and will be available at the door.
“Songs of Belonging” will also bring relief to victims of the conflict in Ukraine as part of the BYC Chorus for Causes project. The singers designed conflict awareness wristbands to sell at the concert, with proceeds going to Save the Children, an organization that serves the needs of crisis-affected children.
The music will include African American spirituals, American folk tunes, pop songs and musical theater tunes, all centered on messages of hope, compassion, gratitude and resilience.
The “Unleashing Your Inner Opera Fan” series continues Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Wyomissing Highlands. The 60-80 minute multimedia presentation will be led by Berks Opera Director of Education and Outreach, David Richie.
The opera featured will be Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor,” featuring star singer Kevin Patrick, baritone, who has sung with Opera Delaware, Boheme Opera New Jersey, Baltimore Concert Opera and Delaware Valley Opera Company. He made his off-Broadway debut in 2017 in “Dorian Gray: The Musical” at the New York New Musical Festival.
Admission is $20 for adults and seniors, $15 for those under 30, payable at the door by cash or check, or use the “Donate” button on berksopera.org.
An HD Met broadcast of “Lucia di Lammermoor” will air Saturday at 12:55 p.m. at Fox Berkshire, Wyomissing. Reserve your tickets at foxshowtimes.com.
The Cascade Brigade Juggling Club at Brandywine Heights High School will present a juggling festival on Saturdays from noon to 9 p.m., with a free performance at 6:30 p.m. in the high school’s auditorium. The event includes juggling lessons, workshops and games.
Expert jugglers Jen Slaw and Michael Karas, who took part in the International Juggling Festival and performed off-Broadway, will perform in the evening show, which is free. (A canned donation voucher for Friend, Inc. is requested.)
The Cascade Brigade Jugglers will also perform in the show and do a black light stage, which is done in the dark with lighted equipment. Students will also juggle balls, rings, Poi, devil sticks, diablos, clubs and scarves.
The Pines Dinner Theater in Allentown is staging “Why Do Fools Fall in Love?” » until June 26th. Written and created by Roger Bean, the show centers on an impromptu bachelorette party where Millie (Gianna Graziano) and her best friends Sally (Shannon Cabato Berg), Florence (Aviana Rivera) and Dee Dee (Elizabeth Robinson) dive in age-old questions about love, marriage, and the crushing dating game. As the celebration grows, the girls reveal secrets about their love life, as they poke fun and challenge each other to take control of their lives.
Featuring 1960s pop hits such as “My Boy Lollipop”, “I Will Follow Him”, “You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me” and “Hey There Lonely Boy”, the show reaffirms that during the struggles of life, true friendship will prevail.
Ticket prices are $32 for adults and $22 for ages 2-12, which includes a seat for the show, all taxes, and box office fees. All appetizers, main courses, desserts and beverages are available à la carte at an additional cost. The show is rated PG.
For show times and ticket information, call the box office at 610-433-2333 or visit pinesdinnertheatre.com.
Yocum Institute for Arts Education, West Lawn, will host “Altered Scapes”, a group exhibition of paintings, mixed media, ceramics and glass, from May 28 to June 30 at its Holleran Gallery, with an opening reception on May 27, from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The works focus on the mix of unique colors, shapes and textures that the Earth shares with us. These landscapes, depicting land, sea or sky, reflect expressive interpretations of the Earth’s beauty by five female artists: Linda Rohrbach Austerberry, Maureen Bowie, Rhonda Counts, Maxine Rhoads and Elaine Soltis.
Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Reading Public Library will join in the celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee on June 4 with festivities starting at 11am and including a screening of the film ‘The Queen’, starring Helen Mirren, accompanied by refreshments. A Princess Tea Party will be held at the Youth Library beginning at 1:30 p.m. Both events will take place at the Main Library, 100 S. Fifth St. They are free and no advance registration is required.