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In Depth: 'Cinderella' postponed; 'Paddington opens Friday

By Palace Manager Marcy Horst · 11:53pm March 26th, 2015
Please note our schedule change this week. “Cinderella” is postponed until April 3. In the meantime, here comes “Paddington!” Opening Friday, March 27 and running through Thursday, April 2 at 7 pm, and Monday, March 30 at 2 pm, the hilarious misadventures of the lovable storybook bear will not disappoint.

Red Cedar Chamber Music plans Brinton Silent Film Project at Palace

By Vinton Palace Theatre · 7:29am March 26th, 2015
Red Cedar Chamber Music brings The Brinton Silent Film Project to the Vinton Palace Theatre at 210 W 4th St. in Vinton, Iowa at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, 2015. Tickets are only $10. The Brinton Silent Film Project features Red Cedar Trio members, flutist Jan Boland, guitarist John Dowdall and cellist Carey Bostian, performing live to accompany “an exceptionally rare, perhaps unique, collection” of silent films from 1895-1910.

In Depth: McFarland, USA

By Marcy Horst · 12:29pm March 20th, 2015
The Palace Theatre is pleased to welcome coaches John Frazier and Jeff Mangold and the Vinton-Shellsburg Cross Country team for next week’s run of “McFarland, USA.” This inspirational, feel-good film starring Kevin Costner races onscreen Friday, March 20 through Thursday, March 26 at 7 pm, and Monday, March 23 at 2 pm.

VS Middle Schoolers to perform 'Invisible' Friday, Saturday

By V-S Community School District · 4:55am March 17th, 2015
The Vinton-Shellsburg Middle School Plays will be presenting the original play Invisible this month. Over 45 students grades 6th-8th will take part in the first time on stage performance. These students have worked very hard on stage and off stage on this very important play about how to become an active bystander in the face of bullying.

A group of local country music lovers is hoping that the Bellamy Brothers concert in June is just the beginning of a long series of area concerts. JT Promotions, the company formed by Kevin and Jackie Schlarbaum and Keith and Teresa Lindsey, is bringing the famous duo to Vinton for a concert June 6, at the Benton County Fairgrounds.

VSMS Jazz Band, Show Choirs prepare for 'Iconic' concert Tuesday

By Lois Martin, VS Music Dept. · 7:18pm March 15th, 2015
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, March 17 to attend Vinton-Shellsburg Middle School music performances at 6:30 and 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The Jazz Band will perform at 6:30. Their program includes favorites, “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey and “Oye Como Va” by Santana.

In Depth: Pajama Party at Palace for 'Spongebob'

By Palace Manager Marcy Horst · 9:34am March 13th, 2015
“The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” sails into the Palace Friday, March 13 through Thursday, March 19 at 7 pm, and Monday, March 16 at 2 pm. Wear your PJs and receive a FREE Laffy Taffy! This PG 3D offering, running just 93 minutes, remains true to the well-loved series, with puns and sight gags and fun for the whole family! From Film Critic Christy Lemire: I brought my 5-year-old son and one of his little school buddies to a recent screening and they were literally jumping up and down, dancing and giggling th...

Jazz Band to perform free concert with Wartburg Knightlighters, March 21

By V-S Community School District · 10:20am March 12th, 2015
The musicians of the Vinton-Shellsburg High School Jazz Band will join several former members when the band joins the Wartburg Knightlighters Jazz 1 Band in a free concert Saturday, March 21, in the VSHS auditorium. The public is invited. Several former VSHS Jazz Band members now play for the Knighliters, along with alumni from Union, Independence and Cedar Rapids area schools.

Jerry Barlow to perform at the Library, Thursday, March 12

By Virginia Holsten · 4:37pm March 11th, 2015
Jerry Barlow, the Celtic fingerstyle guitarist will be Performing at the Vinton Library, Thursday evening at 6:30. Everyone is welcome. The program is free.

'3 Billy Goats Gruff:' Elementary students learn about opera

By Dean Close · 11:02am March 11th, 2015
Tilford and Shellsburg Elementary students learned about opera through a unique version of the childhood book "The Three Billy Goats Gruff," Tuesday in the Tilford auditorium. A troupe from the Des Moines Opera which includes Abigail Rethwisch, the daughter of Vinton native Ellen Martin, performed the story of the three goats and the troll which tried to keep them from crossing the bridge.

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