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In Depth - 'Divergent'

By Marcy Horst · 12:00pm April 17th, 2014
“Divergent” plays the Palace Friday, April 18 through Thursday, April 24 at 7 pm, and Monday, April 21 at 2 pm. The “Divergent” book trilogy by Veronica Roth is the latest adolescent/young adult sensation, with a storyline similar to that of “The Hunger Games” series.

The cast for “Sometimes a Rainbow” continues to rehearse their lines and music in preparation for this musical comedy. As they rehearse at the Palace the show comes alive even more. “Mack the Knife” (Rick Primmer) has been sharpening his carving knife and is busy carving animals while Danika (Sherry Stout) is selling hot dogs and other doodads from her hot dog stand.

In Depth: Son of God

By Palace Manager Marcy Horst · 12:11pm April 11th, 2014
The Vinton Palace brings you “Son of God” Friday, April 11 through Thursday, April 17 at 7 pm, and Monday, April 14 at 2 pm. We’ve had several requests for this film, which chronicles the life of Christ. Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado portrays the role of Jesus, from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.

Cooling Dancers to Attend Regional Competition

By Joan Cooling Noeller · 9:18am April 8th, 2014
117 Dancers from the Cooling Dance Center of Vinton will compete April 11-12 for the Midwest Starz Regional Dance Competition at the Five Sullivan Bros. Center in Waterloo. The students have been hard at work learning dance choreography, stage presentation, and the teamwork that holds it all together.

'Sometimes a Rainbow' cast moves rehearsal to Palace stage

By ACT I · 8:20pm April 6th, 2014
Sunday was the first rehearsal at the Palace for ACT 1's "Sometimes a Rainbow". It was evident cast members had been working very hard to memorize their lines. Many laughs happened as the show was heard by cast members who had not had the opportunity to see the entire show. You will want to add your laughs to those of the cast so get your tickets now.

In Depth: The Monuments Men

By Marcy Horst · 11:40am April 4th, 2014
In 1944, a middle-aged group of men and a few women interrupted their lives as historians, art curators, professors, and architects to become the Monuments Men. This small corps of unlikely soldiers recovered countless works of art stolen by Hitler and the Nazis. “The Monuments Men” plays the Palace Friday, April 4 through Thursday, April 10 at 7 pm, and Monday, April 7 at 2 pm.

Rehearsals for ACT 1’s production of “Sometimes a Rainbow” are in full swing. This ACT 1 show is a musical comedy featuring the lives of tourists and street people and their interactions in the Mall area of 15th Street and Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC. Stories of varied life circumstances are shared through song and dialog by various street characters.

In Depth: 'Lego Movie' inspires critics

By Palace Manager Marcy Horst · 1:31pm March 27th, 2014
The more I read about “The LEGO Movie,” the more I wish it was mid summer so we could pack the house and have late shows every night! This movie is getting incredible reviews! Better than “Frozen!” Definitely worth attending with your kids and keeping them out on a school night! Pajama party! Sorry, elementary teachers – priorities! “The LEGO Movie” plays the Palace Friday, March 28 through Thursday, April 3 at 7 pm every evening, with added shows on Saturday at 1 pm, Saturday and Sunday at 4 pm...

'Unplugged:' VSMS play about living without cell phones, Internet opens tonight

By V-S Community School District · 11:07am March 21st, 2014
Do you think teenagers could live without technology for 30 days? This is the question almost 50 Vinton-Shellsburg Middle School Students hope to answer this month with their fun, on-stage performance of "Unplugged" written by Laurie Bryant, directed by Crystal Coder. The Vinton-Shellsburg Middle School Plays are sponsored in part by ACT I of Benton County.

In Depth: 'American Hustle'

By Palace Manager Marcy Horst · 12:33pm March 20th, 2014
“…a '70s crime romp that's ridiculously entertaining in all the best ways.” Christy Lemir We’ve enjoyed some beautiful and disturbing films the past few weeks with “Nebraska” and “August: Osage County,” but do look forward to lightening the mood with the last of our Oscar movies – “American Hustle.

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