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MCC/Orpheum host 7th Annual “United State of Poetry” April 30

Marshalltown Community College and the Orpheum Theater Center will celebrate National Poetry Month with “The United State of Poetry” on Tuesday, April 30, at the IVCE Conference Center in Dejardin Hall. The event will include a variety of classical poetry readings beginning at 7 pm. Some of the poetry readers will be MCC students, and…

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University of Iowa’s ‘Dancers in Company’ to perform April 20

The University of Iowa’s premiere touring repertory company, Dancers in Company, will be bringing its talents to Marshalltown this month. The dancing troupe will perform at the IVCE Conference Center (Dejardin Hall) at 3702 S. Center St. on Saturday, April 20, at 7 pm. Sponsored by the Orpheum Theater Center, the performance is free and…

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‘Socks in the Frying Pan’ performs Mar. 15

The Orpheum Theater Center will host a pre-St. Patrick’s Day concert by Irish musicians “Socks in the Frying Pan” on Friday, Mar. 15. The performance will be in the Fisher Community Center auditorium from 7 to 9 pm. Socks in the Frying Pan is a multi-award winning trio from County Clare on the West coast of…

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Prepare to ‘Romance the Language’ on Feb. 25!

(NOTE: This event was originally scheduled for Feb. 12; it has been rescheduled to Feb. 25 due to weather, and will be held in a different room at MCC.) Winter weather should never stand in the way of romance, right? Holding firmly to that belief, the Marshalltown Community College Humanities Division and Orpheum Theater Center…

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Friends of the Orpheum host Fundraiser on Feb. 2

The Orpheum Theater Center has taken two big hits this year … the first was when the facility was seriously damaged by the July 19 tornado, and the second has been the loss of revenue from event patronage and facility rentals since that time. To help offset the loss of event revenue, the Friends Of…

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Winterfest concert is Jan. 26 at Fisher Community Center

The Orpheum Theater Center will feature two bands in one night of great progressive rock music during its third annual Winterfest concert on Saturday, Jan. 26. The popular SIRES and Halfloves will perform in the Fisher Community Center auditorium from 7 to 10:15 pm. Halfloves will perform a 90 minute set from 7 to 8:30,…

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Orpheum Theater Center construction update

The Orpheum Theater Center, owned and operated by Iowa Valley Community College District, has been closed since the July 19 tornado that struck Marshalltown. With an estimated $1.5 million in damages, the theater repair is being overseen by LJ Roth Restoration Service from Olds, Iowa. Barring any unforeseen delays, the Orpheum could re-open as soon…

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Orpheum hosts Starch Duo on Dec. 8

The Orpheum Theater Center hosts a performance by Starch Duo on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7 pm at the Iowa Veterans Home, 1301 Summit St. in Marshalltown. Ben Schmidt on vocals and guitar and Rich Wagor on upright bass will play the blues standards, old country songs, songs from the American songbook, and impeccably crafted…

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Orpheum hosts Irish Christmas in America on Nov. 29

The Orpheum Theater Center hosts Irish Christmas in America on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 7 to 9 pm at First Baptist Church, 700 E. Olive St. in Marshalltown. Now in its 14th year, the Irish Christmas in America show features musicians and dancers from Ireland performing a spectacular Christmas program. Tickets are $25 and can…

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Orpheum hosts Crystal City on Nov. 3

The Orpheum Theater Center hosts a concert by Crystal City on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 7 to 9 pm in Dejardin Hall at the Iowa Valley Continuing Education Center. The venue is located at 3702 S. Center St. in Marshalltown, on the southwest corner of the Iowa Valley/MCC campus. Tickets are $12.50 and can be…

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