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Vinton Presbyterian Bell Choirs

By Allison Hicks · 11:12am April 17th, 2015
The Vinton Presbyterian Handbell Choir will be having a Concert to celebrate 25 years of Handbell ringing on April 19th, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. Admission is free and open to the public. In the last 25 years, the Presbyterian Church has had an Adult choir, Junior High and Senior High Choir and 2 children’s choirs The Bell Choirs have played over 100 church services at our church and many other churches in Vinton and Benton County.

Red Cedar Chamber Music plans Brinton Silent Film Project at Palace

By Vinton Palace Theatre · 10:38am April 16th, 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.

VSHS students prepare to perform modern version of 'Rapunzel'

By Marcy Horst · 11:45am April 15th, 2015
The talented, expertly-coiffed cast of "Rapunzel! Rapunzel!, A Very Hairy Fairy Tale" enjoyed back combing and detangling their final dress rehearsal Tuesday night. The Za Za Ladies, led by the evil Lady Zazalinsky, were in top form. The Gargoyles struck a pose. Edgar’s blow dryer and hair brush worked miracles.

Life and Beth

By Nancy Beckman · 12:30am April 14th, 2015
“Life and Beth” update! The set has been constructed and the first coat of paint is on. The furniture has been picked and the curtains are ready to be hung. The light cues are being readied and the sound cues are being finalized. The actors have learned their lines and where to stand.

Vinton-Shellsburg High School Drama Department students are letting down their hair next week! “Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale” takes the stage Saturday, April 18 at 7 pm, and Sunday, April 19 at 2 pm. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door. Rapunzel will be played by Hannah Haisman, with Lindsey Miller, Caleb Kruckenberg, and Lily Horst as The Gargoyles, Celia Turner as Lady ZaZa, Kyle Jorgensen as Sir Roderick, Logan Murray as Edgar the Hairdresser, Michelle Patrilla as Gypsy, and Jordan Schoettmer ...

In Depth: Insurgent

By Marcy Horst · 11:22am April 10th, 2015
“Insurgent,” sequel to last year’s “Divergent,” storms the Palace screen Friday, April 10 through Thursday, April 16 at 7 pm, and Monday, April 13 at 2 pm. Rated PG-13 for action violence, language, and some adult themes including sex, with a running time of two hours, this movie is targeted for the young adult audience.

'Life and Beth:' ACT 1 cast chosen; play to open April 30

By Nancy Beckman · 12:35pm April 7th, 2015
The cast has been selected and are busy with rehearsal for the upcoming ACT I production, “Life and Beth.” The performance dates will be April 30, May 1, 2 and 3 at the Palace Theatre. It’s a light hearted comedy about a woman whose dead husband is unwittingly called back to “help” her just as the family descends upon her for the Christmas Holiday.

In Depth: Cinderella

By Marcy Horst · 4:04pm April 3rd, 2015
We’ve finally found the glass slipper! “Cinderella,” with a PG rating and running time of 105 minutes, dashes gracefully into the Palace Friday, April 3 through Thursday, April 9 at 7 pm, and Monday, April 6 at 2 pm. Fairy tale skeptics who feel they’ve seen and heard it all before aught give Kenneth Branagh’s latest foray a chance.

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.

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.

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