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'Road Trip:' VS home-schoolers to perform play Friday, Sunday

By Dean Close · 1:30pm April 28th, 2016
The actors of the Vinton-Shellsburg Home School Assistance Program will perform their play, "Road Trip," Friday at 7 and Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Tilford Auditorium. Admission is just $1. Road Trip Characters in Order of Appearance: Walter – Nathanael Philipps Edwin – Nathan Franck Newsboy #1, Deputy & Jim – Grant Underwood Newsboy #2, Sheriff & Myron – Wyatt Asher Strawberry Girl and May – Breanna Bean Harriet – Jessica Schulmeister Shopkeeper and ...

VSHS Jazz Band to perform at Celebration Park May 1st

By Nick Waymire, VSHS Band Director · 12:29pm April 28th, 2016
This Sunday, May 1st, the Vinton-Shellsburg High School Jazz Band will be performing their Spring Jazz Concert at 4:30 P.M. in Celebration Park. Admission is free. We will be playing from a variety of styles and time periods that should be enjoyable to a vast audience. Please consider taking the time to support the students at their final jazz concert of the year! In the event of rain, the concert will be held in the Vinton-Shellsburg High School Auditorium.

Music & Magic Lanterns: Historic cinema returns to Vinton

By Dean Close · 4:21am April 27th, 2016
Area residents have another chance to see some of the very first motion pictures ever made, thanks to an Iowa who loves history, especially the history of cinema. Mike Zahs will return to Vinton at 7 p.m. this Thursday, April 28 for a Music & Magic Lanterns display. Accompanying the films will be the members of the Red Cedar Chamber music.

In Depth: 'Allegiant' takes 'Divergent' characters outside the wall

By Palace Manager Marcy Horst · 9:01am April 22nd, 2016
Spring has sprung at the Palace, with “Allegiant,” Red Cedar Chamber Music, our Sustaining Membership Raise the Roof Campaign, and the May Calendar. Tris, portrayed by Shailene Woodley, is back in “The Divergent Series: Allegiant.” Playing Friday, April 22 through Wednesday, April 27 at 7 pm, and Monday, April 25 at 2 pm, Tris, Four, and the gang finally get to see what’s over the wall surrounding futuristic Chicago.

In Depth: 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' brings old favorites back to Palace

By Palace Manager Marcy Horst · 11:24am April 14th, 2016
Fourteen years ago, the first “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” was one of our top three sellers at the Palace, until “Blindside” took its spot on the wall in 2009. (“Blindside” has since be replaced by “Frozen.”) “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” opens Friday, April 15 through Thursday, April 21 at 7 pm, and Monday, April 21 at 2 pm.

Marcy Horst and the cast members of the Vinton-Shellsburg High School play were discussing ways to improvise the prepared script to make it more unique, more interesting, more fun for both the actors and audience. Someone -- Marcy does not quite remember if it was her or a student -- suggested that since this is a presidential election season, a political theme might be fun.

In Depth: 'Zootopia' is the ultimate animal cop film

By Palace Manager Marcy Horst · 10:54am April 8th, 2016
As a huge Law and Order fan, I’m psyched about “Zootopia,” the ultimate animal cop film. “Zootopia,” in 3D, the one the kids have been waiting for, and the one we’ve already sold 168 tickets for, opens Friday, April 8 and plays through Thursday, April 14. We’ve got showings every night at 7 pm, and Monday at 2 pm.

In Depth: 'Miracles from Heaven' and VSHS Speech team coming to Palace

By Palace Manager Marcy Horst · 9:50am March 31st, 2016
The uplifting and poignant “Miracles From Heaven” plays the Palace Friday, April 1 through Thursday, April 7 at 7 pm, and our usual matinee on Monday, April 4 at 2 pm. Bring tissues. Because whether you’re the faithful target audience for “Miracles From Heaven,” a non-believer, or someone in the mass agnostic middle ground, you may find it hard to hold back the tears during various points in this real-life tale.

5 Second Rule: Clickstop band to compete in 'Battle of Bands'

By Lisa Kirchhoff · 12:32pm March 30th, 2016
A five-member band made up of Clickstop employees and friends has moved onto the final round of the Battle of the Bands, sponsored by the Corridor Business Journal. The competition features Corridor-area bands. Each band must have at least half of its members employed by the sponsoring company. Clickstop’s band, 5 Second Rule, includes members Tim Guenther, Kraig Kirchhoff, Nate Merrifield, Matt Hummel, and Scott Keeling.

In Depth: 'Gods of Egypt' brings Gerard Butler to Palace screen

By Palace Manager Marcy Horst · 10:14am March 25th, 2016
“Gods of Egypt” in thrilling RealD 3D plays the Palace Friday, March 25 through Thursday, March 31 at 7 pm, and Monday, March 28 at 2 pm. “Gods of Egypt” is a fantasy film set in ancient mythical Egypt. Gerard Butler is Set, god of darkness, who threatens the throne of Egypt, plunging the land into chaos and conflict.

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