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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.

Vinton Shellsburg Middle School to hold Fall Music Concert

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · October 17th, 2019
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.

Lady Bug infestation hits Vinton

By Valerie Close, Editor · October 9th, 2019
Wendy Pennington called to tell me about a new phenomenon happening in Vinton. It's a fun infestation brought in from Nancy, a lady in Canada that enjoys painting, and sending out the little ladybugs to whoever will be happy to pass them out, or hide them or just spread a little cheer. All she asks in return is that you visit her Facebook page and leave her a note telling her where you found them.

In Depth: Ad Astra

By Vinton Palace Theatre · October 9th, 2019
...one of Brad Pitt's career-best performances and remarkable technical elements on every level. It’s a special film..-Brian Tallerico NOW SHOWING Ad AstraFriday, October 11 through Thursday, October 17 at 7 pm Wednesday, October 16 at 2 pmRated PG-13Running Time 123 minutesBrad Pitt is Roy McBride, astronaut extraordinare, challenged with traveling to the end of our galaxy to seek out a possible threat to earth.

In Depth: IT

By Vinton Palace Theatre · October 3rd, 2019
...its casting is so spot-on, its actors have such great chemistry and its monster effects are so deliriously ghoulish that the film keeps you hooked.-Christy Lemire NOW SHOWING IT Chapter TwoFriday, October 4 through Thursday, October 10 at 7 pm Wednesday, October 9 at 2 pmRated RRunning Time 169 minutesJames McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, and Bill Skasgard as Pennywise brave the big screen to open Halloween month.

Kacena Farm and Elevate Dance Team up for some fun on the Farm

By Valerie Close, Editor · September 30th, 2019
Saturday night, found Kacena Farm humming with activity. While some shopped for the perfect pumpkins, others were enjoying pizza and others participated in Elevate Dance's line dancing class. The group of dancers, some experienced and some novices, were quick to jump in and enjoy the music as they learned the dance moves from Alison Bray the instructor for the class.

Chad Elliott & The Redemptions Are Coming to Garrison!

By Farmers Mercantile Hall · September 29th, 2019
Chad Elliott and the Redemptions perform a soulful, foot-stomping blend of Americana, roots, blues and country. They will perform as a trio for this show. Elliott’s live performances, whether with a full band or solo, are a blend of engaging storytelling and memorable song lyrics that captivate audiences of all ages.

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