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In Depth: Avengers: Age of Ultron

By Marcy Horst · 10:58am May 22nd, 2015
"Avengers: Age of Ultron" is a sometimes daffy, occasionally baffling, surprisingly touching and even romantic adventure with one kinetic thrill after another. It earns a place of high ranking in the Marvel Universe. ~Richard Roeper As of 8:30 am, there are 51 tickets presold for tonight’s Palace opening of “The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Organizers, sponsors eagerly anticipate CountryFest

By Dean Close · 9:12pm May 17th, 2015
Although Terry Ehlinger said he is not a "die-hard" Bellamy Brothers fan, the duo's performance at the first-ever Benton County CountryFest is an event he has hoped to see in the area for a long time. "I have always thought we should do something like this, but I didnt' have the expertise," said Ehlinger on Saturday, during a promotion for the event in the Ehlinger's Express convenience store parking lot.

In Depth: Scott Eastwood plays bull rider in 'Longest Ride'

By Palace Manager Marcy Horst · 11:35am May 15th, 2015
Audiences are swooning for “The Longest Ride.” The latest Nicholas Sparks offering heats up the Palace silver screen Friday, May 15 through Thursday, May 21 at 7 pm, and Monday, May 18 at 2 pm. Ladies love cowboys and this movie won’t disappoint! Two worlds collide when Scott Eastwood, hot and hunky son of Clint, plays Luke Collins, rough and tumble bull rider, opposite Britt Robertson as Sophie Danko, sorority sister art major.

Middle School Fine Arts Night Concert, Monday, May 18

By Lois Martin, VS Music Dept. · 5:07pm May 14th, 2015
The Middle School Fine Arts Night Concert will be Monday, May 18 at 7:00 in the middle school gymnasium. Each of the middle school choirs and bands will be performing under the direction of Mrs. Jodi Bierschenk and Mrs. Lois Martin with assistant director, Ms. Michala Martin and accompanist Mrs. April Ahrenholz.

VSHS, VSMS Jazz Bands to play free concert at Celebration Park on Saturday

By V-S Community School District · 10:36am May 7th, 2015
On Saturday, May 9th the Vinton-Shellsburg High School & Middle School Jazz Bands will be performing at Celebration Park at 4:30pm. We invite everyone to come out to this free performance and enjoy the weather with some Jazz. Students will be playing a broad range of styles dating from the '30s to the current decade.

"Avalance," the story of spies on a train in the early years of the Cold War, takes to the stage as the members of the Vinton-Shelllsburg Home School Assistance Program perform their annual play this weekend. Performance times are 7 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Tilford Auditorium.

'Life and Beth' opens Tomorrow, Thursday, April 30

By Nancy Beckman · 8:00pm April 29th, 2015
Tomorrow Is the Day!!!! “Life and Beth” opens at the Palace Theatre. Don’t have your ticket? There is still time, just go to www.actI.org or call 214-0096. If you can’t make opening night, you have 3 other days to choose from – Friday May1, Saturday May 2 and Sunday May 3.

ACT 1 set to open 'Life and Beth' Thursday

By Nancy Beckman · 8:12am April 27th, 2015
The set is dressed, ready and waiting The actors are backstage in their costumes and makeup, ready and waiting The lights are dimmed, ready and waiting The theatre’s quiet, ready and waiting What are they waiting for, you may ask? YOU You are all that is needed to make the picture complete.

'Avalanche!' to be perflormed May 1st and 3rd

By Valerie Close · 9:33am April 24th, 2015
The Vinton Shellsburg and Benton Community Homeschool Programs, will join forced to present the community a bit of entertainment as the present, "Avalance!" It's 1954, during the Cold War, on a train in the mountains of a fictitious Eastern European country. Why are all these people on this train??? The play will be presented at Tilford Elementary School on Friday May 1 at 7:00 p.

Countdown to opening of ACT 1's 'Life and Beth'

By Nancy Beckman · 11:30am April 22nd, 2015
We are in the final weeks of rehearsal. The actors have completed their brief bios so the program can be sent to the printer. The last minute props have been found and put in place. The countdown to opening night is a little like the last minute flurry of activities before the bride walks down the aisle or the arrival of that first baby.

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