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By ACT I Of Benton County · January 2nd, 2020
ACT I of Benton County is pleased to announce that we will be holding auditions for our upcoming musical production of Jason Robert Brown’s musical The Last Five Years. Auditions will be held on Sunday January 5th at 3PM and Tuesday January 7th at 7PM at the ACT I Centre located at the old West School.

VPRD holds Winter Carnival for area Children on Christmas Vacation

By Valerie Close, Editor · December 30th, 2019
Area children gathered at the Vinton Skate Center on Saturday to enjoy various carnival games. Tickets for the event were a mere 10 cents. With prices given out in true carnival style, the children had a fun time as they knocked over milk jugs, tried to land penguins on icebergs and went fishing among other activities.

In Depth: Frozen 2

By Vinton Palace Theatre · December 22nd, 2019
Why was Elsa born with magical powers? The answer is calling her and threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she'll set out on a dangerous but remarkable journey. In "Frozen," Elsa feared her powers were too much for the world. In "Frozen 2," she must hope they are enough.

VSHS Choirs perform to Standing Room Only Crowd

By Jeff Holmes · December 20th, 2019
The Vinton-Shellsburg High School choirs put a standing-room audience in the holiday spirit Thursday night in the high school auditorium, under the direction of Michala Martin.The Treble Choir began the show with I Will Be The Gladdest Thing featuring a quartet that included Haley Clark, Molly Haisman, Maya Lapan-Islas and Kaelyn Pettyjohn.

Middle School Choirs Perform and Wow the Crowd

By Jeff Holmes · December 20th, 2019
Director Lois Martin brought her middle school choirs to the Vinton-Shellsburg High School auditorium Thursday night and rocked the sold-out audience.The 6th-graders — in their first ever public performance — opened the night with When Sweet Winter Comes Again and Feliz Navidad featuring Leo Glynn, Jacoby Johnson, Keyan Cook, Cadee Redlinger, Addy Ingram, Mieke Ternus and Vera CelloNext on stage were the 7th-grader who opened with Fum, Fum, Fum which included a flute quartet of Haylee Karr, Celeste Miller, Lena Roy, and Jazmyn Dods.

In Depth: Ford vs. Ferarri

By Vinton Palace Theatre · December 15th, 2019
At the heart of the film is a bromance between the legendary car designer Caroll Shelby (Matt Damon, at ease with his character’s confidence) and hotheaded, wisecracking driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale, heavily accented and humorously arrogant). -Tomris Laffly NOW SHOWING Ford vs FerrariFriday, December 13 through Thursday, December 19 at 7 pm Wednesday, December 18 at 2 pmRated PG-13Running Time 152 minutesSet in the 1960s with 2019 technical flair, "Ford vs Ferarri" tells the story of American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and driver...

ACT I to present Holiday Variety Show Dec. 7 and 8

By ACT I Of Benton County · December 7th, 2019
Join us this weekend as ACT I celebrates the holidays in style! Presented at the VSHS Auditorium, the show features singing, dancing, and storytelling by ACT I veterans and newcomers of all ages. Snacks will be served by the high school students of Vinton Popcorn, and all seats for the performances are $5 at the door.

Union Carolers visit Windsor Manor

By Valerie Close, Editor · December 5th, 2019
Wednesday evening, the Union Carolers made a visit to the residents of Windsor Manor Assisted Living. The Union students entertained the group with traditional carols as well as a twist on some of the old, the audience thoroughly enjoyed the performance.Singing without accompaniment allowed the talent of the singers to shine through even brighter.

The Great Bluegrass Herons and Friends Acoustic Christmas Program

By Farmers Mercantile Hall · November 24th, 2019
Please join us for a Sunday afternoon of Christmas Music from three great bluegrass bands and a wonderful storyteller! The Great Bluegrass Herons host this Acoustic Christmas Program. They will be joined by Banjoy, Castle Ridge and Meg Merckens. You will enjoy this show!Visit the event on our Facebook pageRefreshments by the Garrison Library.

In Depth: Maleficent

By Vinton Palace Theatre · November 22nd, 2019
(Angelina Jolie's) work as Maleficent, the bad queen from Disney's "Sleeping Beauty," is a reminder of how electrifying and fun she can be. -Matt Zoller SeitzNOW SHOWING Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (3D) Friday, November 22 through Wednesday, Nov 27 at 7 pm Wednesday, November 27 at 2 pmCLOSED FOR THANKSGIVINGRated PGRunning Time 118 minutesEvil queen meets evil queen in this Sleeping Beauty sequel retelling the timeless classic from Maleficent's point of view.

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