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Palace updates Concession Area

By Valerie Close, Editor · March 23rd, 2020
When you see a cement truck parked in front of the Palace Theater, you know the movie isn't showing. Progress is being made on the new concession area at the Palace. Allan Merchant was in the beginning stages of repairing the floor for the new concession area. According to the Palace, demolition took place in just five hours a week ago Saturday.

Caberet Postponed

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · March 13th, 2020
In an effort to do our part in protecting our school-community’s health, we have decided to postpone tonight’s Cabaret. We do this reluctantly and know that many were looking forward to the event. While we do not have any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Benton County, we also know we would have many attendees from outside the school district and we know the spread is happening quickly in Iowa.

In Depth: Sonic The Hedgehog

By Vinton Palace Theatre · March 7th, 2020
Tomorrow am (Saturday, March 7) our demolition crew will begin the first stage of our 20th Birthday Concession Stand Remodel!We WILL remain open during the project, however, the right side of the lobby will no longer be accessible until the work is complete. We will be serving limited concessions on the stage - popcorn, candy, and bottled and canned drinks.

Cast of Tongue Twisted will leave you chuckling

By Valerie Close, Editor · March 7th, 2020
With a cast of 21 actors and actresses, children and adults, and in between, the Wolf Creek Players presented a delightful play at the Union Middle School auditorium."Tongue Twisted" is a play with many twists, well tongue twists, that makes the audience want to try to repeat the tongue twisters along with the cast, while rooting for the cast as they say their tongue twisting lines.

The Wolf Creek Players present the spoof Tongue Twisters on the stage at the Union Middle School in Dysart from March 6th until the 8th. Showtimes are 7 PM on Friday and Saturday and 2 PM on Saturday and Sunday. Come and see how well the three teams of middle school students have mastered their tongue twisters.

Bob Black and his band, Banjoy, with Fiddler Joy Ward, return to Garrison Sunday, March 15th to celebrate St. Patrick's Day a few days early! Come hear some lively Irish, bluegrass and midwestern roots music! Refreshments by the Garrison Library. pm to 4:30 pm Admission $10 (kids free)


By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · March 3rd, 2020
Once again, our annual Cabaret concert is just around the corner! We would like to invite you to join us for a wonderful night of music Friday, March 13th at the Vinton-Shellsburg High School Auditorium.The VSHS bands and choirs have been working tirelessly since the start of the new year on music that is sure to provide you with a little extra skip in your step and a smile on your face.

Union High School Music Department to Present spring musical “Bright Star”

By Union Community School · February 27th, 2020
Bright Star tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina in the 1920s and ’40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past – and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives.

The Last 5 Years, Brings Superb Musical Performance to the stage of ACT I

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 27th, 2020
I have to admit, as I went to watch "The Last 5 Years" at the Palace during one of the dress rehearsals I knew it was going to be a tough one to see for me. I went in the door gritting my teeth and hoping to manage to pull off a cool demeanor as I prepared to watch the show. A very well written piece by Jason Robert Brown about a couple and their struggles in marriage.

Review for Act I: The Last 5 Years

By ACT I Of Benton County · February 26th, 2020
A review by: Sophia DilleyGoing into The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown I wasn’t sure what to expect. I didn’t know what the plot was, except that the rating was more mature for some adult themes and language. What I learned is that this is a story of a five year relationship between Catherine (Cathy) Hiatt and Jamie (Jamie) Wellerstein, told from two perspectives; Jamie’s story starts at the beginning and works toward the end while Cathy tells the story starting at the end and working backwards toward the beginning.

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