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Local Entertainment: Jan. 19-26

TOP PICKS

1. A gripping theatrical experience has been scheduled by the theater department at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin. Christina Michaus's play "Women of Cuidad Juarez," recreates the voices of the women murdered, raped or tortured in Juarez, Mexico in the 1990s, in such numbers that law enforcement proved helpless or non-existent. The play is presented at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 and 26 with more performances through Jan. 28 at the Bud Walton Black Box Theater at Missouri Southern State University, south of the Newman Ave.-Duquesne Road intersection.

2. If you like sheer spectacle and amazing athletic performances, the U.S. Figure Skating Championships run through Sunday at the Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Blvd. in Kansas City. You can watch it on TV, but there's nothing like a live performance under real competition conditions. You will walk a ways for parking, but there are eating places nearby if you need a break.

3. If you'd like to sample a variety a live, mostly acoustic, music, with an occasional horn and electric guitar thrown in, try the Ozark Mountain Music Festival in Eureka Springs, opening Thursday and running through Sunday at the Basin Park Hotel Ballroom, 12 Spring St. downtown. The Thursday concert at 9 p.m. features the Schwag. On Friday, starting at 7 p.m., bands are A.J. Gaither, ClusterPluck and Squarshers. On Saturday, starting at 1 p.m., bands are High Plains Jamboree, Sad Daddy, Ponder the Albatross, the Fried Pies, Horseshoes and Hand Greenades plus Fast Food Junkies. The noon concert on Sunday are Rozenbridge. Parking is always an issue in Eureka Springs so be prepared for a walk.

CONCERTS

SPRINGFIELD

Tech N9ne, Ces Cru, 3L P.Win and Loogey perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.

Chamber music will be presented by an ensemble of faculty from the University of Arkansas at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center, 453 N. Garland.

At George's Majestic Lounge, 517 W. Dickson, playing this week are Casey Donahew and Charlotte Leigh on Thursday; Ultrasuede and Flashback, Mountain Sprout, Opagl Algafia and Ponder the Albatross on Friday; Evan Felker and Rhett Miller on Saturday; Brick Fields on Sunday; Steve Dimmitt and the Overworked and Underpaid on Jan. 25; Clozee and Phymbionic on Jan. 26.

FORT SMITH, Ark.

The Fort Smith Symphony plays Dvorak's Symphony No. 6, Mozart's Symphony No. 25 and Griffes' "Poem for Flute and Orchestra" with soloist Elizabeth Shuhan at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at ArcBest Corporation Performing Arts Center, 55 S. Seventh St.

JOPLIN

The Pro Musica concert series continues with the New York Woodwind Quintet performing at 7 p.m. on Jan. 26 at the First Presbyterian Church, 509 S. Pearl.

Big Daddy Weave, We Are Messengers and Zach Williams perform at 7 p.m on Jan. 25 at the Central Christian Center, 410 S. Virginia Ave.

At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, the rock band Loverboy plays in the Pavilion at 8 p.m. on Saturday. In the regular performance venue, Travis Kidd plays variety rock and country on Friday. Paralandra plays variety rock on Saturday. A free concert by the Traveling Wheelbearings is offered on Jan. 26.

MIAMI, Okla.

Locash performs at 9 p.m. on Friday at the Buffalo Run Casino.

TULSA, Okla.

Operatic baritone Nathan Gunn performs at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the John H. Williams Theatre at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 S. Second St.

At the Creek Nation River Spirit Casino, 8300 Riverside Parkway, Don Hensley performs at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Country music star Alan Jackson performs at 8 p.m. on on Friday.

4 Girls 4 perform at 7:30 p-.m. on Saturday at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center, Third and Cincinnati.

The Tulsa Camarata plays Olivier Messian's "Quartet for the End of Time" at 7 p.m. on Jan. 26 at the Philbrook Museum, 2727 S. Rockford Rd.

KANSAS CITY

The Kansas City Symphony performs Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 with soloist Ludovic Morlot and Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway.

Russian pianist, baroque and New Music specialist Alexei Lubimov performs at 8 p.m. on Friday at the Folly Theater, 200 W. 12th St.

Alexis Y Fido perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Midland Theatre, 1228 Main.

The Lumineers, Andrew Bird and Margaret Glaspy perform on Jan. 24 at the Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Blvd.

A tribute concert to Madonna and Lady Gaga is offered at 9 p.m. Friday at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino, with guests the M80s, Synematix DVJs.

At the Musical Heritage Theater at Crown Center, Grand Blvd. and Pershing Road, the David Basse and the Joe Cartwright Septet will play "Step-Buddy-Be-Bop," featuring bebop songs made famous by Jay McShann, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker and others at 8 p.m. on Saturday.

COLUMBIA

A tribute concert to the Carpenters shaped by performer Lisa Rock is offered at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Missouri Theatre, 203 S. Ninth St.

ST. LOUIS

The St. Louis Symphony plays Shostakovich's Symphony No. 15, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2 with Till Fellner as soloist and Rossini's "William Tell Overture" at at 10:30 a.m. on Friday and 8 p.m. Saturday at Powell Hall, Delmar and Grand. A new presentation of Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" geared for children is offered at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

The Lumineers and Andrew Bird perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Chaifetz Arena, Market and Lindell.

At the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., Art Garfunkel performs at 8 p.m. on Sunday. The Chamber Music Society of St. Louis plays at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 23 and 24.

Organists Horst Buchholz and Benton Blazingame perform on the 7,621-pipe organ at St. Louis Basilica in works from J.S. Bach to John Rutter at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at 4431 Lindell Blvd.

THEATER

SPRINGFIELD

A stage version of the film "9 to 5" runs at 7:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday, and Jan. 26 through next weekend at the Landers Theatre, 311 E. Walnut.

Rodgers and Hammerstein's treatment of "Cinderella" for TV is presented as a stage show at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 24-26 at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.

David Harrower's play "Blackbird" runs at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Springfield Contemporary Theater, 431 S. Jefferson.

OZARK

Dwayne "Chip" Burns' play "Miracle at Jasper City" runs through Feb. 4 at the Stained Glass Theater, 1996 Evangel.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.

At the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson, "Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man" is offered at 7 p.m. on Jan. 26 through next weekend.

TULSA, Okla.

A stage version of "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus" is presented at 8 p.m. on Friday and 4 and 8 p.m. on Sunday at the John H. Williams Theatre at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

The Cirque du Soleil show "Ovo" opens Jan. 25 and runs through next weekend at the Tulsa BOK Center, 200 S. Denver.

BARTLESVILLE, Okla.

A touring production of the Abba musical "Mamma Mia" at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 25 at the Bartlesville Community Center, 300 S.E. Adams Blvd.

KANSAS CITY

Anna Ziegler's play "Photograph 51" runs Wednesday through Sundays through Jan. 28 at the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, 3614 Main.

The Quality Hill Playhouse presents the revue "I Got Rhythm," with selections from Broadway to Hollywood, opening Friday and running through Feb. 19 at 303 W. Tenth St.

At the Kick Comedy Theatre, 4010 Pennsylvania Ave., "Shakespeare's Unwritten Works" is offered at 8 p.m. Friday. "Script-Tease+Presto: A Musical" is offered at 10 p.m. on Friday.

Koresh Dance Company performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd. in Overland Park, Kan.

Will Snider's new play "How to Use A Knife" opens Jan. 25 and runs through Feb. 19 at the Unicorn Theater, 3828 Main.

"A Night on the Town," a nightclub-style theater show with vocalist Alison Sneegas Borberg and band present "a speakesy cabaret" running Jan. 26 through next weekend at the Musical Heritage Theater at Crown Center.

Emil Sher's play "Hana's Suitcase (A Holocaust Mystery)," based on Karen Levine's book, opens Jan. 24 and runs through Feb. 12 at the Coterie Theater at Crown Center, Grand Blvd. and Pershing Road.

COLUMBIA

Illusionist Jay Owenhouse performs at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Jesse Auditorium on the Mizzou campus.

ST. LOUIS

Sesame Street Live presents "Elmo Makes Music" with seven shows Friday through Sunday at the Peabody Opera House, 1400 Market.

The Big Muddy Dance Company performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Sun Theater, a block south of Powell Hall on Grand Place in Grand Center.

"An American in Paris," a new musical, runs through Jan. 29 at the Fox Theater, 527 N. Grand.

St. Louis Repertory Theater presents Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" through Jan. 29 at the Loretto Hilton Center on The Webster University campus in Webster Groves.

Black Repertory Theater presents Nikkole Salter's play "Lines in the Dust" Jan. 11 to 29 at the Edison Theater at Washington University.

A.R. Gurney's play "Sylvia!" is offered Friday through Sunday by the Theatre Guild of Webster Groves on Theater Lane, between Newport and Fairview, west of Summit.

"Menopause: the Musical" runs through Feb. 12 at the Westport Plaza Playhouse, 635 West Port Plaza.

Lynn Nottage's play "Intimate Apparel" opens Jan. 26 and runs through Feb. 12 at the New Jewish Theatre, 2 Milestone Campus Dr. in Creve Coeur.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SPRINGFIELD

An RK Gun Show will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.

The Heart of America Dairy Expo runs through Sunday at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, 2546 N. Glenstone Ave.

At Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St., the World of Wrestling Flo Tulsa Nationals opens Thursday and runs through Sunday at the Pavilion.

COLUMBIA

Activist Angela Davis will speak at 7 p.m. on Jan. 24 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Missouri Theater, 203 S. Ninth St.

ST. LOUIS

A step-dance show by area middle school and high school teams is offered at 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus.

At America's Center and the Dome, 701 Convention Plaza downtown, the St. Louis Auto Show opens Thursday and runs through Sunday. The Progressive St. Louis Boat and Sportshow opens Jan. 26 and runs through Jan. 29.

FESTIVALS

SPRINGFIELD

The sixth annual Whiskey Fest, hosted by 417 Magazine, runs 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday at the White River Conference Center, 600 W. Sunshine.

KANSAS CITY

The Kansas City Jewish Film Festival presents "To Life!" at 7 p.m. on Thursday, and "Hummus! The Movie" at 5 p.m. on Sunday, both at the White Theatre at the J, 5801 W. 115th St in Overland Park, Kan.

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