Don Botch, The Reading Eagle

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The Reading Eagle

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  • PottstownMercury
  • The Reporter
  • Delco Times
  • Daily Local News

Recent articles by Don:

From sideman to the spotlight: Nick Franclik releases solo album

“View From My Spaceship” is an 11-song album released last month on all the major streaming services. → Read More

Berks’ Best 2022 Performing Arts winner Jocelyn Hittle had rough introduction to stage

The Twin Valley senior aspires to act on Broadway and then come back to Berks to teach. → Read More

Cody Tyler & Gypsy Convoy gets to the roots of country music with ‘Stare Your Demons Down’

As the album title suggests, the 10 tracks deal with the demons he — and we — confront every day. → Read More

The Youngers chart a successful course with new album ‘Nashville Again’ – Reading Eagle

The week of April 9, the album climbed all the way to No. 2 on the Roots Rock Chart. → Read More

Garage-rockers Drew & the Blue break through with new LP – Reading Eagle

Flanked onstage by the axe-slinging Lawrence and bassist Mandy Mawson, West is prone to treating his drum kit like it’s done him wrong. → Read More

10 days, 300 performers, tons of fun — Berks Jazz Fest set for 31st installment

Ernesto said the number of participating artists easily exceeds 300, and that includes many of the biggest names in the business. → Read More

With new CD, saxophonist-vocalist Erich Cawalla goes big, and goes home

The album will be celebrated at a Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest preview show on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Gov. Mifflin High School. → Read More

On with the show….finally: Entertainment is back on the big stage

The COVID Pandemic hit the theater crowd hard. From getting ready to put on a full week of Les Misérables at the Kimmel Center Campus to quiet concert tickets being sold to foot traffic around the … → Read More

Squirrel Nut Zippers bringing zany holiday show to Miller Center in Reading

One thing’s for certain: It’s going to be a party. → Read More

Pickfest returns to Boyertown with weekend full of music

After a one-year hiatus, of sorts, due to the pandemic, the grassroots community music celebration that is Pickfest returns to Boyertown this weekend. Daniel Bower, leader of the host band the Mana… → Read More

Berks musicians to pay tribute to one of their own on Saturday at Evergreen Club

Local musicians will gather Saturday afternoon at the Evergreen German Club in Ruscombmanor Township to pay tribute to one of their own — the late Jeff Paul of Zooboys and John Flywheel fame — with… → Read More

Actor Michael Constantine, a Berks County native, dies at 94

Berks County native Michael Constantine, an actor best known for his Emmy-winning role as high school principal Seymour Kaufman in the TV series “Room 222” from 1969 to 1974 and → Read More

Reading native and Emmy-winning actor Michael Constantine dies at 94 [Video]

The actor was best known for his Emmy-winning role as high school principal Seymour Kaufman in the TV series "Room 222" and his portrayal of the Windex bottle-toting Greek father → Read More

Reading native and Emmy-winning actor Michael Constantine dies at 94 [Video]

The Reading, PA, native died Aug. 31 according to family members. → Read More

Guitarist Dean Brown revisits Summer of Love with Berks Jazz Fest concert

Like so many of the performers at the 30th Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest, jazz fusion guitarist Dean Brown has come around before — a handful of times. But his performance → Read More

Berks Countians continue meet the challenge as community volunteers

The COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges like never before among the local volunteer workforce, but Darby Wiekrykas, volunteer engagement program manager for United Way of Berks County, says the good → Read More

Berks Countians continue meet the challenge as community volunteers

The COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges like never before among the local volunteer workforce, but Darby Wiekrykas, volunteer engagement program manager for United Way of Berks County, says the good → Read More

Guitar phenom 'Kingfish' Ingram bringing the blues back around for Berks Jazz Fest

Though he's native to the Mississippi Delta, blues guitarist Christone "Kingfish" Ingram is one of those artists whom local music fans are getting to see come into his own right → Read More

New services at Reading Dermatology will help put you on the path to wellness

Patients seek out dermatologists for many reason, including cosmetology concerns regarding the skin, nails and hair, or skin cancer diagnosis and treatment, but there's something new under the sun at → Read More

Thinking about downsizing your stuff? Vali Heist is ready to help

With the pandemic leaving everybody stuck at home for so much for the past year, it's been hard to avoid taking stock of our surroundings. → Read More