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The Addams Family Arrives November 1

By Vinton Palace Theatre · October 30th, 2019
What makes the Addams Family so appealing is the contrast between the ghoulish details of their lives and the endearing sweetness of their family dynamic.-Nell MinnowNOW SHOWING The Addams Family in 3DFriday, November 1 through Thursday, November 7 at 7 pm Wednesday, November 6 at 2 pmRated PGRunning Time 86 minutesKids! You've had a long month off, but this animated remake is for you!Gomez (Oscar Isaac) and Morticia (Chalize Theron) only have eyes for each other.

The Feralings are coming to Garrison!

By Farmers Mercantile Hall · October 29th, 2019
Come and hear the best in Acoustic Americana "The Feralings." The group is made up of Nicole Upchurh (clawhammer banjo), Benj Upchurch (mandolin), Patrick Bloom (acoustic guitar) and Ryan Bernemann (upright bass). Be ready for a delightful array of musical stories from this talented group of performers.

Vinton Shellsburg students present Fall Concert

By Valerie Close, Editor · October 29th, 2019
On Thursday evening the VS Students presented their Fall concert directed by Mrs. Makayla Prall the Instrumental Music Director, Mrs. Lois Martin and Ms. Machala Martin Vocal Music Directors.The pesky copyright laws prevent Vinton Today from live streaming the event, unfortunately. Pictures from the event can be seen at this link.

Duffy Hudson to return presenting "A Christmas Carol"

By Vinton Public Library · October 25th, 2019
Please welcome back Duffy Hudson to Vinton. You will remember him as Houdini and George Burns. This year Hudson will be presenting the classic, "A Christmas Carol." Duffy is a Broadway and film actor who will bring to life all the characters in the "Christmas Carol."Please join us on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 2 p.

In Depth: Judy

By Vinton Palace Theatre · October 24th, 2019
She's quite the tragic figure, elegantly portrayed by Zellweger, who shines even brighter during the singing scenes. -Sebastian Zevala KahnNOW SHOWING JUDYFriday, October 25 through Thursday, October 31 at 7 pm Wednesday, October 30 at 2 pmRated PG-13Running Time 118 minutesRenee Zellweger is Judy Garland in 1968 as she performs at London's Talk of the Town.

On Thursday, October 24, the Vinton-Shellsburg Middle School music department will present a Fall Music Concert introducing some of their 2019-20 performance groups. The concert will open with the Seventh and Eighth Grade Choirs, followed by the premiere performance of the Sixth Grade Band and concluding with the Middle School Jazz Band.

Curtain Rises On V-S Vocal Music Season

By Jeff Holmes · October 22nd, 2019
The Vinton-Shellsburg High School vocal music department presented the Fall Choral Preview Tuesday night in the V-S High School auditorium. The night began with a stirring rendition of the “Star-Spangled Banner” by the Combined Choirs. This was followed by the two songs from the Treble Choir; “Hi Yo Ipsi Naya (A Navajo Song of Happiness) and “Lift Your Hearts!”All-State Choir Try-Out entrants Davia Herger, Brynn Johnson, Katelyn, Humiston, Maddie Beauchamp, Sophia Dilley and Andrew Wirth gave a sneak preview of Saturday’s big day with excerpts ...

Vinton Popcorn to host a Movie Night October 19

By Vinton Today · October 18th, 2019
Tomorrow night, on October 19th, Vinton Popcorn will be hosting a FREE movie night! The movie showing will be “Hocus Pocus” (rated PG). This will hopefully get everyone in a spooky Halloween mood! Movie show time will be at 6 PM.  There will be free admissions with donations accepted. Concessions will be available before and during the movie.

In Depth: Downton Abbey

By Vinton Palace Theatre · October 18th, 2019
Friday, October 18 through Thursday, October 24 at 7 pm Wednesday, October 25 at 2 pmRated PGRunning Time 121 minutesThe Crawleys are absolutely brilliant, and back! And Downton enthusiasts are all terribly impressed. Lady Violet, not so much.I recently spoke with a visiting gentleman and Downton fan who'd already seen the movie.

Union High School Vocal Department taking bookings for Union Carolers

By Union Community School · October 18th, 2019
The Union High School Vocal Department is currently taking bookings for the Union Carolers for any holiday event in the Northeast/Eastern Iowa area.  The Union Carolers is a 16-voiced a capella ensemble that will provide up to 20 minutes of holiday music for any festive event. This group was the featured choir with the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony on their Holiday Pops concert in December of 2004 and has established itself throughout the Cedar Valley as a constant each holiday season.

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