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Saturday, Mar. 8, 2014
Concerts, theater, Mardi Gras Feb. 28-March 6 from Fayetteville to Kansas City, Tulsa to St. LouisTOP PICKS
1. Country music superstar Willie Nelson performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Okla. and at 7 p.m. on March 4 in Baum Walker Hall. One of the hardest working performers in pop music, belying his 80 years, Nelson and family offers a wide range of music in many crowd-pleasing styles.
2. The Pro Musica concert series' annual concert by a touring symphony orchestra brings the Haifa Symphony Orchestra from Israel to the Taylor Performing Arts Center at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin at 3 p.m. on Sunday to play Dvorak's Symphony #9, Mozart's Symphony #40 and an overture by Weber.
3. Borodin's rarely heard opera "Prince Igor," not performed by the Metropolitan Opera in a century, is broadcast live from New York City at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Locally the broadcast can be seen at the Northstar Stadium 14 by Northpark in Joplin and College Station Stadium 14, 415 W. College in Springfield.
SPRINGFIELD: Finalists from the Missouri State University music department composition department's 72-hour composition challenge will have their works performed at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday at Ellis Recital Hall.
The MSU music department's chamber music festival will feature works by guest composer Michael Daugherty, including his "Dead Elvis" for solo bassoon and chamber ensemble, at 7:30 p.m. on March 3 and 4. The world premier of Michael Murray's "Neutral Tones" for baritone and viola is on the concert for 7:30 p.m. on March 5.
Singer songwriter Amos Lee performs at 7 p.m. on March 3 at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East.
The traditional Celtic band Danú performs at 7:30 p.m. on March 6 at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.
The Christian rock tour with the Newboys, Lecrae, Tenth Avenue North and nine other acts is presented at 7 p.m. on March 6 at the J.Q. Hammons Arena.
FAYETTEVILLE, ARK.: At the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson, the Soweto Gospel Choir from South Africa performs at 7:30 p.m. on March 6.
At George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson, performing this week are R.J. Mischo, the Eoff Brothers and Cadillac Jackson play on Friday; the Ben Miller Band and Trampled Under Foot play Saturday; Papadosio plays Sunday; Rev. Peyton's Big Band and Isayah's All-Stars play March 4; Bib Gigantic and Caked Up play March 5; and Keller Williams plays March 6.
The University of Arkansas Symphony Orchestra plays at 7:30 p.m. on March 4 at Fayetteville High School, 994 MLK Jr. Blvd.
SILOAM SPRINGS, ARK.: Baritone and Grammy nominee Jubilant Sykes performs on at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the Berry Performing Arts Center at John Brown University.
JOPLIN: At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, performing this week are Brent Baker with new country music on Friday and a Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute concert on Saturday.
MIAMI, OKLA.: At the Buffalo Run Casino, Chad Sullins and the Last Call Coalition play at 9 p.m. on Friday.
TULSA, OKLA.: At the Hard Rock Casino in Catoosa, country music star Billy Currington plays with Brett Eldredge and Chase Rice at 8 p.m. on March 6.
At Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, Zeds Dead, Flip Squad and Kid H4wk play Friday; the Texas Playboys and the Round Up Boys play for Bob Wills' birthday on Saturday; the Expendables, Stick Figure and Seedless play on Sunday.
BARTLESVILLE, OKLA.: The Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra plays Brahms' Symphony #4, Smetana's "The Moldau," and works by Debussy and Nielsen at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Community Center, 300 S.E. Adams Blvd.
KANSAS CITY: Country music star Jason Aldean performs at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Kings of Leon perform at 7:30 p.m. on March 5 at the Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Blvd.
The Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel plays at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway.
At the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway, the Zeroes play for a dance party at 8 p.m. on Friday; Thompson Square plays at 8 p.m. on Saturday; and Amos Lee plays at 8 p.m. on March 4.
A tribute concert recreating "The Music Box" show of Genesis is offered at 8 p.m. on March 6 at the Midland Theater, 1228 Main.
The Kansas City Conservatory of Music Wind Ensemble performs at 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Central United Methodist Church, 5144 Oak St.
COLUMBIA: Country music star Cowboy Troy and DJ Sinister perform on Friday at the Snorty Horse Saloon, 1624 Jade Rd.
The University of Missouri Symphonic Band and University Band play at 7:30 p.m. on March 4 at the Missouri Theatre, 203 S. Ninth St.
ST. LOUIS: The St. Louis Symphony performs Rachmaninoff's "Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini" with pianist Benedetto Lupo, Elgar's "Enigma Variations" and a work by Ginastera at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday at Powell Hall, Grand and Delmar.
2 Chainz with Pusha T and August Alsina perform at 8 p.m. on Friday at the Chaifetz Arena, Market and Lindell.
At the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., folk singers Habib Koité and Raul Mid--n perform at 8 p.m. on Friday; Gumbohead plays at 11 a.m. on Saturday; song stylist Julia Murney performs at 7 p.m. on March 3.
At the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings perform at 8 p.m. on Sunday. Galactic and the Mike Dillon Band play at 8 p.m. on March 6.
Springfield Little Theater presents a stage version of Harper Lee's "To Kill A Mockingbird" at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, with more shows March 6 through next weekend at the Landers Theater, 311 E. Walnut Ave.
Samuel Beckett's play "Endgame" is presented at 7:30 p.m. March 5 and 6 through next weekend at the Studio Theatre on the Drury University campus.
Final performances of Alan Ball's play "Five Women Wearing the Same Dress" are presented at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday in the Balcony Theater at Craig Hall on the Missouri State University campus.
Final performances of Springfield Contemporary Theater's production of "Ain't Misbehavin'," a revue of Fats Waller songs, will be given at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at 431 S. Jefferson Ave. at Pershing and Robberson.
OZARK: Ron Boutwell's play "A Place Called Eden" is presented March 6-April 5 at the Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel.
FAYETTEVILLE, ARK.: At the Walton Arts Center, David Lindsay-Abaire's play "Good People" is presented at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. on Sunday, 7:30 p.m. March 6 with shows through next weekend in the Studio Theater.
The University of Arkansas music and drama departments present the rock musical "Spring Awakening" at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the University Theater, 340 Garland Ave.
ROGERS, ARK.: The musical "Les Miserábles" is presented at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Rogers Little Theater, 116 S. Second St.
JOPLIN: The musical "The Drowsy Chaperone" is presented at 7:30 p.m. on March 5 and 6 through next weekend in the Taylor Performing Arts Center at Missouri Southern State University.
NEOSHO: Crowder College's theater department presents "Panic" at 7:30 p.m. March 6 through next weekend in the Elsie Plaster Auditorium.
MIAMI, OKLA.: Howard Hughes' silent over-the-top World War I airplane film "Wings" will be shown at the Coleman Theater, 103 N. Main, with Dennis James providing music on the theater organ. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.
TULSA, OKLA.: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 S. Second St., Robert Aldridge's new opera of Sinclair Lewis' novel "Elmer Gantry" is presented by Tulsa Opera at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday in the Chapman Music Hall. "The Mountaintop," a fictional version of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s last night, is presented at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and again next weekend in the Charles Norman Theatre. Bruce Norris's play about race and real estate, "Clybourne Park," is presented at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Liddy Doenges Theatre.
PITTSBURG, KAN.: Ibsen's play "Enemy of the People" has performances by the Pittsburg State University drama department at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Studio Theater in Grubbs Hall on Joplin Street.
NEVADA: Ernest Thompson's play "On Golden Pond" is presented by the Community Council on the Performing Arts at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Fox Playhouse, 110 S. Main.
KANSAS CITY: Kansas City Ballet presents "Dracula" with a Philip Feeney score played live by the Kansas City Symphony at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway.
The world premier of Jeff Carey and Jessica Jackson's musical "Geek Mythology: I Was a Teenage Immortal" runs through March 9 at the Coterie Theater at Grand Center, 2450 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City Repertory Theater's production of Nathan Louis Jackson's play "When I Come To Die" runs through March 16 at the Copaken Stage, Walnut and 13th St.
The Quality Hill Playhouse revue of songs made hits by Frank Sinatra has been extended through March 9 at 303 W. Tenth St.
Jon Baitz's play "Other Desert Cities" opens March 5 and runs for three weeks at the Unicorn Theatre, 3828 Main St.
COLUMBIA: The touring production of "The Miracle Worker," the Helen Keller story, is presented at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 1 and 7 p.m. on Sunday by the Columbia Entertainment Company at 1800 Nelwood Dr.
ST. LOUIS: The West Coast dance company Diavolo performs at 8 p.m. Friday and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri campus.
Final performances of the touring production of the musical "Jersey Boys" run through Sunday at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand.
Disney on Ice's production of "Passport to Adventure" runs through Sunday at the Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Ave.
Repertory Theatre of St. Louis's production of Jon Baitz's play "Other Desert Cities" runs through March 9 at the Loretto Hilton Center at Webster University in Webster Groves.
George Kaufman and Moss Hart's play "You Can't Take It With You" has final performances at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Edison Theater at Washington University.
SPRINGFIELD: The 25th annual Springfield RV Mega Show runs Friday through Sunday in the E*Plex at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.
EUREKA SPRINGS, ARK.: The Mardi Gras coronation and masquerade ball is 6 p.m. on Friday at the Crescent Hotel. The Beaux Arts Masquerade Ball is 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Basin Park Hotel ballroom, with live music by Ultrasuede.
GROVE, OKLA.: The Grand Lake Boat and Sport Show runs Friday through Sunday at the Grove Civic Center.
TULSA, OKLA.: The Akdar Shrine Circus performs through Sunday at the Pavilion at Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St.
AMSOIL's Arenacross show runs Saturday and Sunday at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver.
KANSAS CITY: A ball to benefit the American Heart Association will be held Saturday at the Grand Ballroom of the Convention Center, 13th and Central.
The Greater Kansas City International Auto Show runs March 5 through next weekend in Bartle Hall in the Convention Center.
ST. LOUIS: The Psychic Fair and Holistic Health Show is offered at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville, Ill.
SPRINGFIELD: Drury University's Jazz Festival runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Mabee Center, with a closing concert at 7:30 p.m. on Clara Thompson Hall.
The fourth annual Mardi Gras on historic Commercial Street opens at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday with live entertainment.
The 7Cs Wintery at 502 E. 580th Rd. hosts a Mardi Gras celebration at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
FAYETTEVILLE, ARK.: Mardi Gras will be held on Dickson Street and in the square on Saturday.
COLUMBIA: The True/False documentary film festival runs through Sunday at 5 S. Ninth St.