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· 12:14pm June 30th, 2016
The Cooling Dance Center of Vinton competed June 23, 24, 25, and 26 at the Grand River Center in Dubuque for the Midwest Starz National Finals Dance Competition. There were 41 studios and hundreds of qualifying dancers in attendance. The Cooling Dancers brought home many awards including four high point trophies, a special judge’s award, and one Grand National Runner Up.
· 6:32pm June 22nd, 2016
It is six weeks until the opening of the third year of the home-grown and endearing play, “Mary Ingalls – Her Journey,” at the IBSSS auditorium. Performance dates are August 5 and 6 at 7:00 p.m. and August 8 at 2:00 p.m. All performances are in the Auditorium of Old Main on the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School campus.
· 1:35pm June 21st, 2016
It’s a race to the finish line for Benton Theatre Rising Stars summer campers, as they prepare to present “Aesop, Come Back!” at the Benton HS auditorium this Friday night. The show is great for all ages and runs about one hour. Showtime is at 7:00pm and no tickets are required, but donations are welcomed.
· 4:16am June 21st, 2016
t’s a race to the finish line for Benton Theatre Rising Stars summer campers, as they prepare to present “Aesop, Come Back!” at the Benton HS auditorium this Friday night. The show is great for all ages and runs about one hour. Showtime is at 7:00pm and no tickets are required, but donations are welcomed.
· 10:18am June 6th, 2016
ACT I of Benton County is currently holding auditions for their summer production, the musical The Burnt Part Boys. Auditions continue tonight, Monday, June 6 from 6:30 to 8 pm in the ACT I Center. Four male singer / actors are needed for characters aged 14 and 18, and one female singer / actor for a character age 13.
· 7:20am June 6th, 2016
Please join us for an evening of musical entertainment with Ryne Doughty at the Farmers Mercantile Hall in Garrison IA Saturday, June 18th. Ryne Doughty is a folk-roots musician out of Washington, IA, whose music is deeply rooted in real life stories of love, loss, work, and play. His stripped down, earthy sound is directly influenced by the small, rural town where he was born and raised.
· 10:02am June 3rd, 2016
“Civil War” is fun. It's smart. It's coherent. And, most importantly, it allows its heart to beat strongly amid the chaos, with character moments and set pieces working in tandem to create perhaps Marvel's best film so far. – AP Kryza This is a satisfying film that takes its characters but not itself seriously, and mixes sequences of wonder, visual wit and pathos in with the world-building and dramatic housekeeping.
· 10:01am June 1st, 2016
The organizers of Country Fest are hoping for great weather and a great turn out for the second annual concert event this weeken. JT Promotions, the company run by Kevin and Jackie Schlarbaum and Keith and Teresa Lindsey, are preparing for the event which features Little Texas. Also performing are Lee Roy Parnell, The JC Project and Me and Rosie B.
· 9:46am May 17th, 2016
Mary Ingalls Pageant Auditions When: Tuesdsy May 17 and Wednesday May 18 at 7 p.m. Where: IBSSS auditorium - come thru the main doors In the front of the building Production Dates: Friday Aug. 5, Saturday Aug. 6 and Sun. Aug. 8 There are several new scenes this year - so put the dates on your calendar and plan to attend even if you don't think playing a role is your cup of tea We have need of the following people: 2 women of any age - each appears in one scene - one as a teacher and one as an assist...
· 12:30pm May 13th, 2016
If you liked “Frozen” but wish it had been angrier, “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” is for you. -Christy Lemire “Winter’s War” plays Friday, May 13 thru Thursday, May 19 at 7 pm, and Monday, May 16 at 2 pm. This PG-13 action adventure is the story of two queens, one of whom can shoot ice from her fingertips when she gets angry.