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Cedar River Whalers & Friends with Todd Frank at Farmers Mercantile Jan. 22

The Cedar River Whalers & Friends, along with Todd Frank will be in Garrison for a Sunday afternoon performance on January 22nd. Singer Rachel Dedrick and guitarist John Berinobis will be doing a few tunes as well! Come join us for an afternoon of Americana, originals and country music! This will be fun!Refreshments by the Garrison Library!Sund

"I wanna dance with somebody" arriving at the Vinton Palace Theatre this weekend

I Wanna Dance with Somebody is a powerful and triumphant celebration of the incomparable Whitney Houston. Directed by Kasi Lemmons, written by Academy Award® nominee Anthony McCarten, produced by legendary music executive Clive Davis and starring BAFTA Award® winner Naomi Ackie. The film is a no-holds-barred portrait of the complex and multifaceted woman behind The Voice.
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Lindauer to Premiere Five short films and videos at the Palace Theatre Dec. 29

Noah Lindauer, a graduate of Vinton-Shellsburg, will premiere five of his short films and music videos. The projects reflect his first year and a half at William Penn University in Oskaloosa.  For all of them, he is the writer, director, and producer. Among the films will be  "Attraction: Small Town Iowa," a short documentary highlighting four locations in Iowa: The American Gothic House, Maquoketa Caves, Amana Colonies, and The Grotto of Redemption.

Jazz Band to perform at the Library December 22

The Vinton Public Library will host the Vinton-Shellsburg Middle School Jazz Band on Thursday, December 22. The concert will begin at 9:15 a.m.Plan to come out and enjoy the local talent!

Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival, April 14-15, Announces Call for Entries

The 2023 Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival will be held April 14-15, 2023 at the Collins Road Theatres, 1462 Twixt Town Road, Marion, Iowa. The festival is now accepting entries from across the state of Iowa, as well as nationwide, and worldwide for the 20th annual event.Complete rules are available on the festival website,, and on its FilmFreeway page page.
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One night only: Christmas with the Kranks

For one night only, the Vinton Palace Theatre will be showing, "Christmas with the Kranks." Tonight, December 14, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The movie is rated PG and runs for 93 minutes. Click HERE to book a seat!Christmas with the Kranks is a 2004 American Christmas comedy film directed by Joe Roth and starring Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis. The film is based on the 2001 novel Skipping Christmas by John Grisham.

TONIGHT ONLY! - Christmas Vacation at the Vinton Palace Theatre

Do you need a mid-week pick me up this Christmas season? Head to the Vinton Palace Theatre tonight at 7:00 p.m. for a single showing of, "National Lampoons Christmas Vacation."Be sure to CLICK HERE to reserve a seat, they are going fast!

S.O.S. (Save our Santa) & Reindeer's Revenge at the Palace

ACTI will hold a Holiday Double Feature presentation on Saturday, December 3 at 10:30 am and Sunday, December 4 at 2 pm. The two productions include, "SOS: Save Our Santa" and "Reindeer's Revenge."Admission for the two plays will be $5. Concessions will also be available at the Palace. SOS: Save our SantaWho will find Santa? He goes missing and the cast needs to find him so that the children can still have Christmas.
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Live Animal Christmas Show in Washington, Iowa

Normally, I don't promote anything happening outside of Benton County. However, it's the Christmas season, and this news release came in. There is a Live Animal Christmas Show that happens in southeast Iowa in Washington, Iowa. I've seen this production, in Washington, Iowa, and as a gal that's seen a lifetime of church productions, this one is impressive.

Great Bluegrass Herons & Friends Acoustic Christmas Program December 4

The Great Bluegrass Herons & Friends Acoustic Christmas Program is the perfect way to welcome the Christmas season! Join us for a Sunday afternoon of songs and stories of the season.  Performers will include The Great Bluegrass Herons, Castle Ridge, The Anderegg Family and Meg Merckens.  This will be a good time!  Hope to see you
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