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Thursday, April 8, 2010

"Sing to the Lord a New Song" is the theme for the spring concert tour of the Lutheran High School North from St. Louis. The 27-member choir will present a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 9, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Freistatt.
This week in Monett: Broadway Nights on Friday in downtown Monett features a tax-free night. Events include the opening of "Art Sale: 100 Percent Clothing Off," an exhibit of paintings by Springfield artist Alishia Brundege at Jeannine Blankinship Photography and Gallery, 207 3rd St.

The Lutheran High School North from St. Louis will present a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Freistatt.

This week at Mocha Jo's, 404 E. Broadway, magician Cody Lowery from King of Hearts Magic performs at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. on Friday with piano music between sets by Chelsea Jones.

Joe Levanti's Horseshoe Theater returns for a show at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Monett City Hall Auditorium featuring the Flint Hill Ramblers Bluegrass Band. Admission is $5. A workshop for organizations on setting goals will be held at 2 p.m. in the auditorium.

This week in Springfield: The Round Bobbin Springfield Quilting and Sewing Expo will be at the Springfield Exposition Center, 635 St. Louis in Jordan Valley Park through Saturday.

At Missouri State University, organist Mary Beth Wittry will give a concert at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday in Ellis Hall. A voice recital will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday in Ellis Hall. An evening of international dance is offered at 7 p.m. on April 13 in Plaster Student Union.

On Saturday, the Springfield Symphony performs at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. The Sibelius Violin Concert with Giora Schmidt as soloist, Mozart's Symphony #40 and Brahms' "Liebslieder Waltzes" are featured. Tickets are $14 to $29.

Evangel University's drama department presents Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" through Sunday at 7:30 p.m. and against next weekend in Barnett Fine Arts Theatre. Tickets are $10.

Also at Evangel, the University Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. on April 13 and the University Chorus will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. on April 15, both in Chapel Auditorium.

The Springfield Little Theater's production of Lanford Wilson's "HOT L Baltimore" runs at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Landers Theatre, 311 E. Walnut.

Musicians from Rust College perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. on April 14 at Stone Chapel on the Drury University campus.

This week at the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., will be Wakarusa on Friday; Randy McAllister, Rhett Roberson and Band and the New Monsters Collective on Saturday; and Cattle Battle on April 15.

In Branson, the British Motoring Club's Classic Car Show runs Saturday and Sunday at the Titanic Museum, 3235 W. Highway 76.

This week in northwest Ark.: At the Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson, the acoustic band Bearfoot, from Alaska, performing at 8 and 10 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $16 and $26. The Arkansas Philharmonic performs Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" concertos, Rimsky Korsakov's "Capriccio Espagnol" and works by Rossini and Khachaturian at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $15. The musical "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown" will be presented at 2 and 7 p.m. on Sunday in the Starr Theatre as a benefit. Tickets are $12.50 and $23. The University of Arkansas Percussion Ensemble will give its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. on April 12 in Baum Walker Hall. Tickets are $10. Metropolitan Opera stars Samuel Ramey and Frederica von Stade will give a recital of duos at 7 p.m. on April 13 in Baum Walker Hall. Tickets are $25.

This week at George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, will be Oreo Blue, Earl Cate and Jimmy Nace on Friday; Guta, Crazy Neighbor, Heartless Bastards and Wade Ogle on Sunday; Pnuma Trio and Messy Jiverson on April 14; and Heifer Benefit on April 15.

At GoodFolk Productions, 229 N. Block St. in Fayetteville, "Prairie Home Companion" regulars Robin and Linda Williams and their group play at 7:30 p.m. on April 14. Tickets are $20.

In Rogers, the Rogers Little Theater presents "The Miracle Worker" Friday through Sunday and again next weekend. Shows are at 8 p.m. with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. Ticket information is at 479-631-8988.

In Eureka Springs, the 22nd annual Ozark UFO Conference runs through Sunday at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks. There is a daily fee to attend to cover costs for major scheduled speakers. Details are at 479-981-0353.

Spring Diversity Weekend runs Friday through Sunday in Eureka Springs.

This week in Joplin: Dedication of the new mural by Anthony Benton Gude, grandson of Thomas Hart Benton, will be held at 5:30 p.m. on April 15 at Joplin City Hall.

At Missouri Southern State University, the MSSU Suzuki Violin Academy presents the Spring Play-In concert on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Corley Auditorium. The event is free. Lendl Stirewalt will give a voice recital at 7:30 p.m. on April 13 and Velvet Randolph and Chelsea Samuel will give a piano recital at 7:30 p.m. on April 15, both in Corley Auditorium.

In Neosho on Saturday will be the 22nd annual Missouri's Largest Garage Sale throughout the city. An estimated 350 sales will be included. Activity starts at 7 a.m.

This week at the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, will be the Dropouts on Friday and Saturday and Sweet Trouble on Sunday.

This week in Miami, Okla.: At the Buffalo Run Casino, Pieces of Dreams performs on Friday.

"Sequoyah" is a free program by a native American storyteller, presented on Friday at the Coleman Theatre, 103 N. Main.

This week in Tulsa, Okla.: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St., "Where the Wild Art Is," a children's ballet combining Puccini's opera "Giana Schicchi" and the art of Maurice Sendak is offered at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the John H. Williams Theatre. Tickets are $5. The 2010 Young Artists Competition for piano will conclude with a concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday by Israeli pianist Irit Rub and flutist Yossi Arnheim in music by Chopin, Bizet and Israeli composer Elad Katz. Tickets for the recital in the Liddy Doenges Theatre are $15. The Cavani String Quartet will perform works by Mozart and Beethoven at 3 p.m. on Sunday in the John H. Williams Theatre. Tickets are $25. The dance troupe Rioult, named for Pascal Rioult, principal dancer for Martha Graham, performs at 7:30 p.m. April 13 and 14 in the John H. Williams Theatre. Tickets are $40.

At the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, the Harlem Globetrotters offer a show at 7 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $18 to $105. Boni Jovi performs at 7:30 p.m. April 13. Tickets are $15 to $129.50.

This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be the Heartless Bastards, Wade Ogle and Black Elk on Friday; Arctic Monkeys and Sleepy Sun on April 13; Jennifer Knapp and Derek Webb on April 15.

At the SpiritBank Events Center, 105th and Memorial, the Northeast Okla. Square Dance Association has a pre-party on Friday and its 63rd annual festival on Saturday.

At the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Mutemath and Neon Trees perform at 7 p.m. on April 13.

Owl City performs at 8 p.m. on April 14 at the Donald W. Reynolds Center, 11th and Harvard. Tickets are $20.

Ronnie McDowell performs at the Hard Rock Casino on April 14.

The Bare Bones International Film and Music Festival for lower budget independent films runs April 15 to 25 at 220 W. Okmulgee Ave. in Muskogee. Information is at 918-616-1264.

This week in Pittsburg, Kan.: Chamber music groups from Pittsburg State University will give a concert at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Pittsburg Public Library. The regional solo and ensemble contest will be held in McCray, Whitesitt and Grubbs Halls at PSU on Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m. A chamber music competition will be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 12 in McCray Hall. PSU wind ensembles will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. on April 13 in Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium, 5th and Pine.

This week in Nevada: The Yale University Whiffenpoofs a cappella choir performs at 8 p.m. on April 15 in the chapel at Cottey College.

This week in Kansas City: On Friday, George Strait and Reba McEntire perform at the Sprint Center, 11 Walnut. Classical pianist Kevin Kenner plays at the Folly Theater at 8 p.m. The Rob Scheps and Roger Wilder Quintet play at the Gem Theatre, 1615 E. 18th St. at 8:30 p.m. Five local metal bands play at the Uptown Theatre, 3700 Broadway. Big Smith plays at Trouse Mouse, 682 NW Mock Ave. in Blue Springs.

On Saturday, Sean Hannity, John Rich and Laura Ingraham appear on the "Taking Our Country Back" tour at 2 p.m. at the Sprint Center. Tickets are $45 to $125. The Hal Galper Trio plays at 8:30 p.m. at the Gem Theatre. Julian Casablancas and Funeral Party play at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave. We Are Voices, Giant Radio, Seafarer and Grizzly J Berry play at the Uptown Theater. Opera singers Michael Schade and Russell Braun offer a duo recital at 8 p.m. at the Folly Theater.

On Sunday, AC/DC performs at 8 p.m. at the Sprint Center. Tickets are $45 and $89.50.

On Sunday, 10 bands play in a Battle of the Bands at the Beaumont Club.

A touring production of "Stomp" will be at the Midland Theatre Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

The Kansas City Symphony performs Symphony #4 by Mahler, Samuel Barber's "Knoxville: Summer of 1915" with soprano Heidi Grant Murphy and Ravel's "Tombeau de Couperin" at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Lyric Theater, 11th and Central, and 2 p.m. on Sunday at Yardley Hall at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kan.

The University of Missouri Kansas City Theater presents Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" nightly Friday through April 17 and again the following weekend at the UMKC Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry.

At the Municipal Auditorium, 13th and Central, the annual Talent on Parade Dance Competition runs Friday and Sunday. Across the street at the Music Hall, a touring production of "A Chorus Line" will be April 13 to 18. Tickets are $25 to $61.

On April 13, Never Shout Never, Hey Monday, The Cab, Every Avenue and The Summer Set. The Choir at New College, Oxford, performs at 7 p.m. at Visitation Church, 5141 Main. The Kronos Quartet performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Lied Center at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.

The Broadway world preview of the new musical "Venice" runs April 11 to May 9 at the Copaken Stage, 13th and Walnut.

Pride and Joy" and other plays by Paul Rudnick has performances Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and again next weekend at the Unicorn Theatre, 3828 Main.

The American Heartland Theatre presents "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" through April 25 at 2450 Grand Blvd. in Crown Center.

"Frindle," a children's play based on Andrew Clement's book, opens April 6 and runs through May 23 at the Coterie Theatre in Crown Center, Grand and Pershing.

This week in Columbia: The avant-garde masters series presents music by contemporary composers John Cage, Thomas McKenney, Andrew Pape, Steve Reich, Terry Riley, Alejandro Viñao and Stephen Whibley on Friday at the First Baptist Church, 1112 E. Broadway.

The Tom Andes Trio performs with the Missouri Contemporary Ballet on Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts, 203 S 9th St.

"Some Girl(s)," a new drama of a man seeking the perfect relationship, will be presented April 14 to 17 at the Warehouse Theatre, 100 Willis Ave. by the Stephens College drama department.

This week in St. Louis:

On Saturday, the Cyrus Chestnut Trio plays at the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd. at 8 p.m.

On Sunday, the St. Louis Marathon starts at 7 a.m. downtown. The Mardi Gras Nationals will be held at the Chaifetz Arena, Lindell and Market.

The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra plays Prokofiev's Violin Concerto #2 with solist Gil Shaham, Christopher Rouse's "Rapture," Sibelius's Symphony #7 and John Adams' "Dr. Atomic Symphony" at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at Powell Hall, Delmar and Grand.

At the Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri, the Arianna String Quartet plays Mozart, Bartok and Schumann at 8 p.m. on Friday. St. Louis Ballet presents Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" Friday through Sunday. Tickets are $35 to $47.

The Choir of New College, Oxford, performs at 8 p.m. at the St. Louis Cathedral at 8 p.m. on April 14. Tickets are $17 to $37.

The Guess Who perform at 7 and 9 p.m. on April 15 at the Ameristar Casino in St. Charles.

"Legally Blonde: The Musical" runs through Sunday at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand. Tickets are $27 to $64.

David Greig's WWII thriller "Outlying Islands" is being presented by the Upstream Theater at the Kranzberg Arts Center through Sunday and again for the next two weekends. Shows are at 8 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday.

The musical "Five Guys Named Moe," featuring the hits of Louis Jordan, runs through April 25 at the Grandel Theatre off Grand near Powell Hall.

St. Louis Repertory Theater presents a 90-minute staged version of Dostoevsky's "Crime and Punishment" through Sunday at the Loretto-Hilton Center in Webster Groves. The Rep's production of "The Fantasticks" runs through Sunday at the Loretto-Hilton Center.

This week at the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, will be Pretty Lights and Savoy on Friday; Arctic Monkeys and Sleepy Sun on Sunday; and Ani DiFranco with Buddy Wakefield on April 14.

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