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Tuesday, Mar. 3, 2015

Local Entertainment: Feb. 26-March 5

Top Picks

1. Country music queen Miranda Lamber performs at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver. Lambert's songs of sass and fury, with one foot firmly planted in country music traditions, have made her a crowd favorite. The BOK Center in downtown Tulsa is a great, clean venue with good seats at every level.

2. The U.S. Air Force Airmen of Note, the premier jazz ensemble of the Air Force, will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. The ensemble is participating during the day in the annual Missouri State University Jazz Festival at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts and Wehr Band Hall. The concert serves as a treat for the 45 to 50 high school and middle school bands participating.

3.Springfield Contemporary Theater offers an intimate setting for any play. The atmosphere will amplify the experience of Shakespeare's "The Tempest," presented by Springfield Contemporary Theatre, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. on Sunday at 431 S. Jefferson. Parking is available on the south side of the theater.

Concerts

SPRINGFIELD

The Ozark Mountain Daredevils play a benefit concert for injured Springfield Police Officer Aaron Pearson at 8 p.m. on Friday at the Gillioz Theater, 325 Park Central East.

The Missouri State University Choral Union performs at 7:30 p.m. on March 5 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 3555 S. Fremont Ave.

Christian rock bands Manic Drive with the Freeway Praise Team perform at 6:30 p.m. on Friday at Baptist Temple, 2655 N. Grant Ave.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.

Rhonda Vincent and the Rage performs at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson. The Australian Bee Gees Show tribute concert is presented at 8 p.m. on Friday. The University of Arkansas Symphony Orchestra performs at 7:30 p.m. on March 3. The university's Concert Choir and Women's Chorus performs at 7:30 p.m. on March 4.

At George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson, performing this week are Paper Diamond, Buku and Gladiator on Thurday; R.J. Mischo, the Jeff Fox Band and Backroad Anthem on Friday; Mountain Sprout and Arkansauce on Saturday; Greensky Bluegrass on March 3; Cody Johnson and David Adam Byrnes on March 4; and Wickit the Instigator on March 5.

At the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center, the university's New Music Ensemble plays works by Tommasini and David Lang at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. The Vivaldi project, focusing on works for recorder and bassoon by the Italian master, performs at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. The Arkansas Trombone Workshop offers a closing concert at 6 p.m. on Saturday.

At the Fayetteville Underground, 101 W. Mountain St., singer/songwriter Steve Fisher and Arkansas pickers Ed Carr and Dennis Collins perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

CARTHAGE

At the Woodshed Emporium, 311 S. Main in Cherry's Art Gallery, the Irish band Keltic Knot performs at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

JOPLIN

The Lysander Trio plays classical music at 7 p.m. on March 5 at the First Baptist Church, 633 S. Pearl Ave.

At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, the Scott Keeton Band plays bands and rock on Friday. The Bobby D. Band plays country music on Saturday.

MIAMI, Okla.: Jiggy performs at 10:30 p.m. on Friday at the Stables Casino.

TULSA, Okla.

Winter Jam, featuring Skillet, Jeremy Camp, Francesca Battistelli, Building 429, Family Force 5, Newsong, For King and Country, Blanca, About A Mile, and Veridia is presented at 5 p.m. on Sunday at the BOK Center.

Christian singer/songwriter Brian Nhira performs at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Mabee Center, 7777 S. Lewis.

KANSAS CITY

Rock band Nickelback performs at 8 p.m. on March 2 at the Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Blvd.

At the Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway, the Kansas City Symphony presents concertos by J.S. Bach, Theofanidis and Stravinsky's "Dunbarton Oaks" Concerto are presented at 7 p.m. on Thursday. The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra plays arrangements of standard songs that appeared in film at 8 p.m. on Friday.

At the Midland Theater, 1228 Main, Steve Aoki, Headhunters, Caked Up, Dirtyphonics and Reid Stefan performs at i8 p.m. on Thursday. Paper Diamond, Brillz, Gladiator and Buku play at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

At the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway, the Randall Zwarte Band plays at 8 p.m. on Friday. Elvis Costello and Larkin Poe play at 8 p.m. on March 5.

The Mirari Brass Quintet plays eight works, from Mendelssohn to Mingus, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at Central United Methodist Church, 5144 Oak St.

The classical music string quartet Ethel and Native American flutist Robert Mirabel perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Lied Center at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.

ST. LOUIS

The St. Louis Symphony performs Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with soloist Augustin Jadelich at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Powell Hall, Delmar and Grand. Three works by Liadov and Stravinsky's 1945 "Firebird" Suite round out the show.

At the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., jazz pianists Peter Martin and Federico Gonzalez Pena perform at 8 p.m. on Friday. Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder play at 8 p.m. on Saturday. The Webster University Chamber Singers perform at 7 p.m. on March 4.

The St. Louis Jazz Orchestra performs at 7 p.m. on March 3 at the Touhill at the University of St. Louis.

At the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, performing this week are Big Head Todd and the Monsters on Thursday; a tribute concert to Led Zeppelin on Friday and Saturday; Digitou with Sam Pottorff and many other bands on Sunday; plus Steve Aokiand Headhunters on March 2.

Theater

SPRINGFIELD

Disney's "My Son Pinocchio Jr." is presented by Springfield Little Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m., 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Landers Theater, 311 E. Walnut.

Margaret Edson's play "Wit" is presented March 4 through next weekend in the Studio Theatre at Drury University.

"Ivy+Bean: the Musical" is presented on March 5 at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.

OZARK

The Stained Glass Theater, 1996 Evangel, presents Ron Boutwell's play "The Damascus Road" on Thursday through March 28.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.

At the Walton Arts Center, Lightwire Theater presents children's plays "The Ugly Duckling" and "The Tortoise and the Hare" at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

ROGERS, Ark.

"Legally Blonde: the Musical" is presented Thursday through Sunday at the Rogers Little Theater, 116 S. Second St.

SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark.

A stage version of Jane Austin's "Pride and Prejudice" is presented at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Berry Performing Arts Center at John Brown University.

MIAMI, Okla.

"Addams Family: the Musical" opens at 7:30 p.m. on March 5 and runs through next weekend at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College.

TULSA, Okla.

At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 S. Second St., Shay Youngblood's play "Talking Bones" is presented at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Charles Norman Theatre. The touring production of Lerner and Loewe's musical "Camelot" is presented March 3 through next weekend at the Chapman Music Hall.

At Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, playing this week are Paper Diamond, Gladiator, Buku, Falkirk on Friday; Cold War Kids and Elliot Moss on March 3; and Brett Eldredge and Ryan Kinder on March 5.

At the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady, Gordon Lightfoot plays at 8 p.m. on Thursday. Sarah McLachlan plays at 8 p.m. on March 3.

Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" is presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Hawthorne Performing Arts Center, 4825 S. Quaker Ave.

"Young Frankenstein: the Musical" is presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday and again next weekend at the VanTrease Performing Arts Center, 10300 E. 81st St.

David Bottrell and Jessie Jones' play "Dearly Departed" is presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday at the Timko-Barton Performance Hall at Oral Roberts University.

PITTSBURG, Kan.

Sarah Ruhl's "Eurydice," retelling the Orpheus myth from the woman's perspective, is presented at 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday at the Bicknell Center for the Arts, 1711 S. Homer St.

NEVADA

Comedian Sam Lloyd ("Ted" from TV's "Scrubs") offers a one-man show with 37 characters describing operations and guests at a Manhattan restaurant in a show at 89 p.m. on Saturday at the Cottey College auditorium.

KANSAS CITY

Disney on Ice presents "Passport to Adventure" March 4 through next weekend at the Sprint Center.

Works by 10 choreographers are presented in a showcase of contemporary dance at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St.

Lyric Opera's presentation of "Silent Night," the WWI opera about the 1914 Christmas truce, is presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kauffman Center.

"Book of Mormon" has shows Thursday through next weekend at the Music Hall, 301 W. 13th St.

Kansas City Repertory Theater's production of Tony Kushner's "Angels in America" runs through March 29 at the Copaken Stage, 13th and Walnut, with no shows on Mondays.

A stage version of Dwayne Hartford's children's story "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane" runs through Sunday at the Coterie Theater at Crown Center, Pershing Road and Grand.

Senior dancers from the Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St.

William Downs' play about putting on a play, "Women Playing Hamlet," opens March 4 and runs through March 29 at the Unicorn Theater, 3828 Main.

Three vocalists offer the revue, "Broadway and Back," opening Friday and runs through March 29 at the Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 W. 10th St.

"The Rocky Horror Show" is presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and March 2 through next weekend at the University of Missouri Grant Hall, 5228 Charlotte.

"Godspell" is presented Thursday through Sunday by the Off Broadway Players, 114 Marietta in Excelsior Springs.

COLUMBIA

The Greenhouse Theatre Project presents a new adaptation of "Don Juan" by Emily Adams through Sunday at 107 Orr St.

A stage version of "Love, Loss and What I Wore" is presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday by the Columbia Entertainment Company, 1800 Nelwood.

John Gassner's play "The Whipping Man" is presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday at the Rhynsburger Theater on the University of Missouri campus.

ST. LOUIS

Disney on Ice presents "Frozen" at 7 p.m. on Thursday through Sunday at the Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Ave.

At the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand, "Million Dollar Quartet" is presented Friday through Sunday. "Phantom of the Opera" opens March 4 and runs through March 15.

The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet performs at 8 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri.

Repertory Theater of St. Louis' production of Terence Rattigan's play "The Winslow Boy" runs through March 8 at the Loretto Hilton Center, 130 Edgar Rd. in Webster Groves.

Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" through Sunday at the Gaslight Theater, 358 N. Boyle Ave.

James Baldwin's play "Blues for Mr. Charlie" runs Friday through Sunday at the Edison Theater at Washington University.

"Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" is presented on Sunday at the Florissant Civic Center Theater.

"Fifty Shades: the Musical Parody" is presented at 7:30 p.m. on March 3 and 4 at the Pageant.

Special Events

SPRINGFIELD

The 2015 Lawn and Garden Show will be held Friday through Sunday at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.

JOPLIN: The Dreadful 7 3D art show runs March 2 through March 6 at the Spiva Art Gallery at Missouri Southern State University.

TULSA, Okla.

Jenny McCarthy hosts five female comics in a show at 8 p.m. on March 5 at the Hard Rock Casino in Catoosa.

At Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St., the Akdar Shrine Circus opens Thursday and runs through March 1 in the Pavilion. The Liquid Nitro Arenacross Tour offers a show Friday and Saturday at the Ford Arena.

KANSAS CITY

Arenacross runs at 7 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday at the Sprint Center.

Food Network chef Robert Irvine performs at 8 p.m. on March 5 at the Midland Theater.

ST. LOUIS

Comedian Katt Williams performs at 8 p.m. on Friday at the Chaifetz Arena, Market and Lindell.

A Re-enactor and Military Collectors Show runs Saturday at Jefferson Barracks County Park.

Festivals

COLUMBIA

The True/False documentary film festival opens March 5 and runs through next weekend in many downtown venues.

ST. LOUIS

The seventh annual Centennial Beer Festival runs Friday and Saturday at the Moulin Events Center, 2017 Chouteau Ave.

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