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Symphonic Band Presents: “Life is a Festival”


Two weeks ago, the Graceland Symphonic Band performed a spectacular concert called “Life is a Festival.” The band has gotten some positive recognition lately by being invited to the Iowa Bandmaster’s Association conference previously this year. As a member and advocate of the Graceland Music Department, I am constantly impressed by the competence of Dr. Erin Bodnar and the students ... Read More »

Theatre Department Presents: Speech and Debate


Graceland University’s theatre department is presenting Speech and Debate, written by Stephen Karam, for its second show of the 2016-2017 season. Directed by teacher professor Gary Heisserer, Speech and Debate stars five student actors depicting the struggle of self-discovery young teens go through in high school. The cast consists of senior Kyle DePriest, sophomores Krista Berry, Andrew Dipoto, and Haley ... Read More »

Giving Life to the Death of Pablo

Joy Bragg and Chris Potter mid dance showing off their second outfit in the fashion show.

Scaroused: the feeling of being scared and aroused at the same time. The entire audience sitting in the Shaw Amphitheater on Halloween night experienced this emotion. Chris Potter, a freshman from Tiona, debuted his performance art that was fashion meets dance meets zombies. It started with a DJ getting some music going. This got people in the crowd up and ... Read More »

Ouija: Origin of Evil


This week’s feature attraction at the Lamoni Coliseum is Ouija: Origin of Evil. Inviting audiences again into the lore of the spirit board, Ouija: Origin of Evil tells a terrifying new tale as the follow-up to 2014’s sleeper hit that opened at number one. In 1967 Los Angeles, a widowed mother, Alice Zander (Elizabeth Reaser), and her two daughters add ... Read More »

This Weekend at the Coliseum: Jack Reacher: Never Go Back


This week’s feature attraction at the Lamoni Coliseum is Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) returns with his particular brand of justice in the highly anticipated sequel. When Army Major Susan Turner (Cobie Smulders), who heads Reacher’s old investigative unit, is arrested for treason, Reacher will stop at nothing to prove her innocence and to uncover the ... Read More »

The Coliseum Joins in on Halloween Fun


Halloween Trick or Treat in Lamoni begins October 29th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and continues at the Coliseum on Halloween night with one showing of Nightmare Before Christmas at 9:00 p.m. “Tickets are seven dollars, except anyone who dresses up will pay only five dollars,” says Melinda Graham, Graceland University Student Activities Office Manager. Just in time for the season, ... Read More »

The Girl on the Train


This week’s feature attraction at the Lamoni Coliseum is The Girl on the Train. Commuter Rachel Watson (Emily Blunt) catches daily glimpses of a seemingly perfect couple, Scott and Megan, from the window of her train. One day, Watson witnesses something shocking unfold in the backyard of the strangers’ home. Rachel tells the authorities what she thinks she saw after ... Read More »

Deepwater Horizon


This week’s feature attraction at the Lamoni Coliseum is Deepwater Horizon. On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, igniting a massive fireball that kills several crew members. Chief electronics technician Mike Williams (Mark Wahlberg) and his colleagues find themselves fighting for survival as the heat and the flames become stifling and overwhelming. ... Read More »

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children


This week’s feature attraction at the Lamoni Coliseum is Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. From visionary director Tim Burton comes an unforgettable motion picture experience based on the best-selling novel. When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans alternate realities and times, he uncovers a secret refuge known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As he learns ... Read More »

Free Screening of Less Traveled: A Journey from Pine to Palm this Thursday


Leon-based filmmakers Josiah Laubenstein and Iowa native Darrell Johnston, who grew up in Leon and graduated from Graceland University in 2010, will host a free screening of their documentary film, Less Traveled: A Journey from Pine to Palm, this Thursday at 6:00 p.m. at the Coliseum. The Jefferson Highway is both historically important and an important tourist attraction for Lamoni. ... Read More »

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