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Mary Ingalls Pageant Auditions to be held May 17-18

By Nancy Beckman · 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...

In Depth “The Huntsman: Winter’s War”

By Marcy Horst · 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.

In Depth - The Boss

By Vinton Palace Theatre · 10:04am May 5th, 2016
The outrageous Melissa McCarthy is back! “The Boss” opens Friday, April 6 and runs through Thursday, April 12 at 7 pm every night, and Monday, April 9 at 2 pm. McCarthy is Michelle Darnall, a business tycoon who is sent to prison for insider trading. When she is released she quickly finds that not everyone is quick to forgive and forget.

Please join us for an evening of familiar & popular song with The Great Plains Desperados, featuring Wisconsin musician Larry Bister, Vinton's Todd Frank and special guest Roger Andersan from Marengo. These musicians have all performed as part of the Idiot Jam, an annual gathering of acoustic musicians from around the US and Canada.

'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.

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