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Civil war battle, bull ride, shows, concerts, operas out there in week ahead

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The 66th annual Carver Day Celebration at the George Washington Carver Monument near Diamond will be held on Saturday, July 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guest speakers will include Peter Duncan Burchard at 11 a.m. in the Visitor Center. Blanchard is the author of George Washington Carver, A Great Soul and is currently working on a biography of Carver. A book signing will follow his presentation at 12 noon. Best-selling author and lecturer Clifton L. Taulbert will be the afternoon speaker beginning at 1 p.m. in the Visitor Center. Community." Taulbert is best known for his best-selling 1989 memoir, Once Upon A Time When We Were Colored, which became a major motion picture. Loretta Washington has been a professional storyteller for 13 years. She will present two storytelling sessions at 10:30 a.m. and 12 noon, in the Visitor Center. Musical performers include gospel blues artist Reverend John Wilkins (the son of legendary blues singer Robert Wilkins) at 10:30 a.m. and the Kufara African marimba musicians, shown above, at 2 p.m. The Shiloh Baptist Church Choir will open the music at 10 a.m. and the Washington avenue Baptist Church Choir of Springfield will sing at 11:30 a.m.
This week in Monett: Joe Levanti's Horseshoe Theatre at Monett City Hall Auditorium will feature the Missourians, a gospel group from Joplin, in concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $5.

This week in Springfield: Performances at the Missouri State University Tent Theatre behind Coger Hall at Grand and National, features "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" July 10, 11, 13-16 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 to $22.

The second annual Springfield Little Film Festival runs today at The Moxie and Friday at the Springfield Little Theatre, beginning at 7 p.m. Friday features four short films and two "hardly silent shorts." Awards will be announced after the last film.

The Vandivort Theatre, 305 E. Walnut, opens its run of "Disney's High School Musical 2" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Shows run through August 2.

This week at the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., will be Nova Heat and the North Decade on Friday, Toyko Sunday and Bootheel on Saturday, Ssly and River Cuomo with a Weezer tribute on July 13, and the Detectives and the Boogeymen on July 16.

This week in northwest Ark.: A traveling production of "Legally Blonde the Musical" runs through Sunday at the Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson in Fayetteville, with afternoon and evening shows on both Saturday and Sunday. Tickets start at $30.

This week at George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, will be Big Uns, Oreo Blue and the Poggs on Friday.

A production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Oklahoma" opens today for a two-weekend run at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main in Springdale. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, and again at 7:30 p.m. on July 16. The center will open its 15th annual Regional Art Show Friday, running through August 8.

Buckin' in the Ozarks, sanctioned by the Professional Bull Riders Association, will be at Parsons Stadium, 1423 E. Emma in Springdale, at 7:30 p.m.

Opera in the Ozarks moves into its final week at Inspiration Point, west of Eureka Springs, 16311 Highway 62 West. Fully staged performances include Massenet's "Manon" on July 10, the double bill of "Pagliacci" and a shortened version of "Hansel and Gretel" on July 11 and 16, and Britten's "Albert Herring" on July 15. A chamber music concert will be given on July 13 and a night of famous opera scenes on July 14. Massenet's "Manon" will be offered in a special show at the Arend Arts Center, 1901 S.E. St. in Bentonville on July 12. Shows are at 8 p.m. with a pre-curtain talk at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and $25. Information is at 479-253-8595.

The Eureka Springs Murder Mystery Weekend runs Friday and Saturday at the Bridgeford House and the Crescent Hotel. Reservations are necessary. Prices for the full event range from $399 to $539, depending on the room. Information is available from the hotels or 888-567-2422.

The annual gathering of Volusia riders begins Saturday and runs through July 18.

This week in Joplin: Performing at The Foundry, 3405 S. Hammons Blvd., will be the Artery Metal Tour on July 15.

At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, Gretchen Wilson will perform July 17. Playing Friday and Saturday will be Beneath the Surface, with the Red Dirt Rangers on Saturday and the Beer and Chicken Band on July 15.

Rich Roberts Jazz Classics performs at 6 p.m. Sunday in Landreth Park.

In Carthage, the re-enactment of the Civil War Battle of Carthage runs Saturday and Sunday at the Battle of Carthage State Historic Site. An encampment is open to the public plus actual battle events, opening at 9 a.m. both days.

Stone's Throw Theatre in Carthage offers "30 Reasons Not To Be In A Play" on Friday.

This week in Miami, Okla.: Shawna Russell performs Friday at Buffalo Run Casino.

"The 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" will be presented live at the Coleman Theater, 103 N. Main, at 7:30 p.m. July 16.

This week in Tulsa, Okla.: A traveling show of the Broadway musical "Wicked" opens for a three-week run at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St. downtown, on July 15. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. weekdays, 8 p.m. and 2 p.m. on weekends and may sell out. Tickets are $32 to $125 and can be ordered by calling 918-596-7122.

Two one-act plays by James McLure exploring small-town life in Texas: "Lone Star" and "Laundry and Bourbon", are running Friday and Saturday in the Liddy Doenges Theatre at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $5.

"Transcendance," an exploration of women's lives and issues using dance, music and dramatic monologues, will be presented by the Resonance Center for Women at 8 p.m. on July 10 and 11 in the Charles Norman Theatre at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. The show is based on real-life experiences of women served by the Resonance Center. Tickets are $10.

Our Master's Voice, a "full-throttle" bluegrass gospel trio from Jenks, Okla., will perform at 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the Charles Norman Theatre in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10.

Ken Ludwig's hysterical comedy "Lend Me a Tenor" will be offered for a weekend run, beginning July 16, by The Playhouse Theatre in the Liddy Doenges Theatre at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $20.

A tribute to jazz trumpeter Chet Baker will be offered by the Chet Baker Foundation at 8 p.m. on July 16 at 7 p.m. in the Charles Norman Theatre at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 and $15.

Comedienne Kathy Griffin will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at the SpiritBank Events Center, 10441 S. Regal Blvd.

This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be Stephen Speaks with Western Heritage at 8 p.m. Friday; Wighead with Sweet Baby Jaysus and Guardant at 8 p.m. Saturday; The Fiascos, Social Genosyde, Colin and Scott Band, Had Enough, The Dancing Bear, Swan and Sword and Re-Agent on Sunday at 6 p.m.; Hurt, Sick Puppies, The Veer Union and Tunnels to Holland at 7 p.m. on July 15; and Sonic Youth at 8 p.m. on July 16.

At The Marquee, 222 N. Main, Grupa Famtasma will perform on July 14 and Every Avenue plays July 15.

Ninety bands are playing in Rocklahoma at 114 S. Mill St. in Pryor, opening today and running through Sunday. Concerts start at 1 p.m. and run until 1 a.m. Main acts include Night Ranger, RATT, Warrant and Danger Danger on Friday, Thin Lizzy, Lizzy Borden, Jackyl and Stryper on Saturday, Skid Row, Great White, Twisted Sister, Bonfire, Vixen and Willie Nelson on Sunday.

This week in Parsons, Kan.: The John Yoger Polka Band performs at Forest Park, 13th and Broadway, at 7:30 p.m. on July 16.

This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Eve 6 plays in the Power and Light District, 11th and Walnut on the live stage as part of the Rock the Block series. Delbert McClinton with Kelley Hunt plays at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway. At the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania, Freaker's Ball features Crimson Reign, Recoil, Razorwire Halo, Drek, the Ghosts of Waco, Withird I and Origin Lapse.

On Saturday, Il Divo performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Sprint Center, 1100 Walnut. Matt McKearney with Erin McCarley plays at the Beaumont Club.

On Sunday is a battle of the bands at the Beaumont Club. The VooDoo Lounge has Country Wars. Kay McAbee will give a concert on the Barton Grande Pipe Organ at the Music Hall, 301 W. 13th St.

On July 14, Yes will play at the Uptown Theater with the original members of Asia.

On July 15, the Republic Tigers play in the Power and Light District.

On July 16, Chris Isaak plays at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino.

The Starlight Theatre in Swope Park continues its Broadway series with Cole Porter's "Anything Goes," July 13-19. Tickets start at $9.

Running through August 2 is a new musical of kids, U: Bug: Me by Jeremiah Neal, at the Coterie Theatre in Crown Center, Grand at Pershing Road.

This week in Columbia: A performance of music of the Beach Boys will be given Friday at the Missouri Theatre, 203 S. 9th St.

The Mizzou Theatre department will present the musical "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" Friday through Sunday and again next weekend at the Rhynsburger Theater. "Steel Magnolias" will run on alternating days beginning July 16.

This week in St. Louis: On Friday, Il Divo plays at the Fox Theater, 527 N. Grand. Tickets are $59.70 to $129.70.

On Saturday, comedienne Kathy Griffin plays at the Fox Theater at 8 p.m. Tickets are $42.50 to $52.50. REO Speedwagon and Styx perform together at the Verizon Amphitheater with guest band 38 Special.

The 23rd annual Soulard Bastille Days Festival runs Friday and Saturday in the Soulard neighborhood, including the ceremonial beheading of King Louis. Saturday events include a street fair and art show.

Union Avenue Opera at the Christian Church, Union and Delmar, opens its season with Lehar's "The Merry Widow" at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

The Muny continues its season of Broadway shows with "Godspell," running July 13-19. Shows are at 8:15 p.m. Tickets are $9 to $66.

This week at the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, Mat Kearney and Erin McCarley play July 13. The Robert Cray Band with Impala Deluxe plays July 14. Moe plays July 16.

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