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The Music Man doesn't fail to Entertain once again

By Valerie Close, Editor · August 12th, 2019
With an outstanding performance by the cast of ACT I, the group didn't fail to wow the crowd. From the live band in the orchestra pit to the tiniest actors on the stage the show was sheer perfection. The immense size of the cast gave the show the ability to work in anyone and everyone with the greatest talent to the little baby that was part of the production.

In Depth: Yesterday

By Vinton Palace Theatrer · August 9th, 2019
Friday, August 9 through Thursday, August 15 at 7 pm Wednesday, August 14 at 2 pmRated PG-13Running Time 116 minutesJack Milak (Himesh Patel) is the only guy in the world who has ever heard of the Beatles. He Googled just to be sure. And, lucky for Jack, he just happens to be a struggling musician. His girlfriend, Ellie (Lily James) acts as his manager as Jack introduces the world to the Eleanor Rigby and Back in the USSR, to name a few.

ACT I to present The Music Man's first performance this Saturday

By ACT I Of Benton County · August 8th, 2019
ACT I’s production of Meredith Willson’s The Music Man opens this Saturday afternoon in the Vinton-Shellsburg High School Auditorium. The six performances of this classic small-town Iowa musical is presented in honor of the Vinton Sesquicentennial.The Music Man is set in 1912 in River City, Iowa, a town based on Mason City.

Opportunity to become a Civil War Reenactor during the Sesquicentennial

By Benton County Historical Society · August 2nd, 2019
CIVIL WAR REENACTORSFREE to the Public. Sponsored by Benton County Historical Society and Vinton Unlimited.Experience the flavor of the Civil War era through:• an authentic Civil War Encampment open to the public• authentic uniforms, dresses, tents and personal camp items• small battles/skirmishes• cannon, rifle and drill demonstrations, using only non-live round black powder• scheduled camp tours• parade participation• displays and demonstrationsSaturday, August 179-5 (and perhaps longer if people are still there) - displays and ...

The Price Sisters and their band come to us from Monroe County, Ohio. Inspired by Bill Monroe, twin sisters Lauren (mandolin) and Leanna (fiddle) are creating a lot of excitement in the traditional music world with their unique interpretation of the old Monroe classics. Also influenced by the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers and Hazel Dickens, their vocal harmonies are unsurpassed, strengthened by a bond only siblings can share.

In Depth: Men in Black: International

By Vinton Palace Theatrer · July 22nd, 2019
This week at 7 pm - Men in Black: International. You might join me in wondering, how can they do MIB without Will or Tommy Lee? However, I have to admit, Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson who first met on screen in Thor: Ragnarok, have piqued my interested.Long hair, short hair, buff or fat, Thor is my 2nd favorite Avenger.

Rough and Tumble Entertain in Garrison

By Valerie Close, Editor · July 15th, 2019
With a unique blend of talent, instruments and humor, Mallory Graham and Scott Tyler entertained a crowd at Farmers Mercantile in Garrison on Sunday afternoon.The two entertained with traditional as well as homemade instruments which included a guitar, and several other things including shakers made out of a wine bottle, glass jugs, floor drums from a suitcase and mailbox, children's instruments including a toy piano.

Center Point to host Vinton Community Band July 13

By Center Point Historical Society · July 7th, 2019
On Saturday, July 13, the Vinton Community Band will hold a concert at 7:00 p.m. at Fross Park. The event is sponsored by the Center Point Historical Society. The band will be playing movie tunes before the city-sponsored free movie.This event is also free.

The Rough & Tumble Americana At Its Best, July 14

By Vinton Today · July 1st, 2019
The Rough and Tumble will be performing at Farmer's Mercantile Hall on Sunday, July 14th at 2:00 P.M. in Garrison. The Rough & Tumble are as easy to detect as a stray dog on your doorstep-- and as difficult to send home.  The dumpster-folk, thrift store-Americana duo, consisting of Mallory Graham & Scott Tyler, has been hobbling around the country in their 16’ camper since 2015.

New Legacy Project performed at First Christian Church

By Valerie Close, Editor · June 28th, 2019
For those of us that enjoy southern gospel music and were lucky enough to visit First Christian Church on Thursday night, you were thrilled to hear music that was as professional as I've heard in a church for a long time. No, it was as professional as any music that you'd hear anywhere.The group New Legacy Project sang for a couple of hours at the church entertaining and harmonizing to perfection.

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