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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.

The Last 5 Years to perform at Vinton Palace

By ACT I Of Benton County · February 24th, 2020
The Last Five Years is a contemporary musical that ingeniously chronicles the 5 year life of a marriage, from meeting to break-up or break-up to meeting depending on how you look at it. The show is an intensely personal look at the relationship between a writer and actress told from both points of view.

Vinton Popcorn to host Frozen February 21

By Vinton Today · February 13th, 2020
Mark your calendars for Vinton Popcorns 3rd free movie night! Vinton Popcorn will be hosting the movie Frozen on February 21st at 7pm in the Vinton highschool auditorium. There will be popcorn and other concession food available for purchase before and during the movie. We can’t wait to see you there!!!

Ryne Doughty & J. Jeffery Messerole in Garrison!

By Vinton Today · February 7th, 2020
On Sunday, February 16, American/Folk music from two of Iowa's finest singer-songwriters Ryne Doughty, from Des Moines, and J. Jeffery Messerole, from western Iowa, will join forces for a Sunday afternoon of musical storytelling at Farmers Mercantile Hall in Garrison.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2FQjs3nzc8https://www.

In Depth: Dolittle

By Vinton Palace Theatre · February 6th, 2020
Friday, January 24 through Thursday, January 30 at 7 pmWednesday, January 29 at 2 pmRated PGRunning Time 101 minutesAfter losing his wife, the eccentric Dr. John Dolittle (Robert Downey Jr.), vetrenarian, hides behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor with only animals for company. When the young queen (Jessie Buckley) falls gravely ill, Dolittle knows he must search for a cure.

Sunday's entertainment at Farmers Mercantile Hall cancelled due to weather

By Valerie Close, Editor · January 17th, 2020
Sunday's show scheduled for January 19th has been cancelled at Farmers Mercantile Hall due to weather concerns and travel issues for some of the musicians. Stay tuned to their Facebook page for future upcoming shows!

Bringing the Heat to Garrison!

By Vinton Today · January 5th, 2020
The Cedar River Whalers will join musical forces with Todd Frank and Milwaukee musicians, Larry Bister & Jan Leman to warm things up in January! Come hear some great Americana, originals and Country Music with a concertina twist! Probably a tall tale or two as well!Farmers-Mercantile-HallRefreshments by the Garrison Library!Sunday, January 19th 2:00 pm to 4:30 pmAdmission: $10 children freeEditor's Note: The concerts in Garrison are always a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

In Depth: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

By Vinton Palace Theatre · January 3rd, 2020
...if you don't feel just a bit warm and gooey watching this film then you are probably cynical, bitter, or dead. -Julian Wood NOW SHOWING A Beautiful Day in the NeighborhoodFriday, January 3 through Thursday, January 9 at 7 pm ADDED MATINEESSaturday, January 4 at 3 pmSunday, January 5 at 3 pmWednesday, January 8 at 2 pmRated PGRunning Time 108 minutesIn a generous nod to Mister Rogers, 13-15 free tickets are now available at each showing of "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.

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