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July 4 festivities, Ted Nugent, Justin Bieber, shows, concerts offered for four-state entertainment July 2-8

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Speed Shift will be the featured band at Monett's July 4 celebration this year. The group plays classic rock, new rock, top 40 country and assorted Elvis Presley songs. Making up Speed Shift are drummer Van Bekas and lead singer Scott Garner, both of Pierce City, and lead guitarist Clint Hoppes and bassist Johnny Crawford, both of Exeter. The band will play from approximately 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. at South Park from the main stage in the main field, then resum after the fireworks till midnight. The public is invited to stay and dance.
This week in Monett: On Friday, the band the Weekenders perform at 6:30 p.m. at Denali Dreams, 315 E. Broadway.

Mocha Jo's at 404 E. Broadway ends its birthday week celebration with Trevor Duff, piano and Derick Holms, acoustic guitar at noon on Friday and the band Ignite Memories, the first band to play at the coffee café, playing at 7 p.m. Friday.

On Saturday, the Monett Lions Club will prepare and sell barbecued chicken dinners at South Park, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. while supplies last.

On Sunday, Monett's Fourth of July celebration will be held at South Park. Rides from Star-Walk Entertainment open at 2 p.m. The patriotic address is at 8 p.m., followed by music from the band Speed Shift. Fireworks will be at approximately 9:30 p.m., followed by music from Swing Shift till midnight.

The Denali Dreams Music Fest will begin on July 5, with daily talent and karaoke contest, leading to the finals on June 12.

This week in Springfield: Missouri State University's Tent Theatre continues its season with the British comedy "Noises Off" on Friday on the lawn outside Coger Hall. "Guys and Dolls" has shows July 7 and 8, with performances running to July 18. Shows begin at 8:15 p.m.

"Out of Order," a British comedy reset to Washington, D.C. with regional political connections, continues at the Springfield Contemporary Theatre on the fourth floor of the Vandivort Center, 305 E. Walnut. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday only, with shows again next weekend.

On Friday, live performances by Kellswater, doing Irish folk music and American classics, plus the Pershing Middle School Jazz Band will be combined with an art show at Studio 55 at the Jefferson Street footbridge at Commercial Street.

The Springfield Underground has its biggest free event of the summer from 11 a.m. to midnight on Sunday.

Running through July 3 at the Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel in Ozark, is Crystal Kiser's "Summer of Hope," describing the troubles and triumph of a teenage girl facing a world turned upside down. Shows run Thursday through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Info is at 417-581-9192.

This week in northwest Ark.: Ted Nugent performs at 7 p.m. with Val Halla at the Arkansas Music Pavilion at the Northwest Arkansas Mall in Fayetteville. Tickets are $15 to $75.

This week at George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, will be the Bel Airs and the Pope County Bootleggers on Friday; Gary Hutchison, SilverStone and Scarlett Knight on Saturday; Kris Allen from American Idol on Monday; and Dirtfoot on July 8.

At GoodFolk Productions, 229 Block St. in Fayetteville, Slaid Cleaves performs at 7:30 p.m. on July 7. Tickets are $15.

Bentonville will celebrate July 4 with a concert in Orchards Park. SE J Street and John DeShields Blvd. at 7 p.m. by the Joe Giles Band, at 8:15 p.m. by the Arkansas Winds, followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

In Springdale, the 66th annual Rodeo of the Ozarks will be held at the rodeo grounds on Friday and Saturday. The grand entry starts at 7:30 p.m.

In Rogers, the nation's birthday will be celebrated at Veterans Park with an evening concert by the Grady Mathews Band and fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

In Bella Vista, fireworks will be launched from Loch Lomond Dam on Saturday shortly after 9 p.m.

Opera in the Ozarks continues its 60th season at Inspiration Point west of Eureka Springs. Shows this week include Bizet's "Carmen" on Friday and July 6; Mozart's "Don Giovanni" on Saturday and July 7; Puccini's "Tosca" on July 5 and 8. Shows start at 7:15 p.m. Information is at 479-253-8595.

In Eureka Springs, activities on Sunday in Basin Springs Park run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. John Walter Morrison presents two hours of patriotic tunes. Games, junk band drumming, Betsy Ross flag making will follow, including a performance by Soul Motion Studio at 3 p.m. Activities continue at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge from 7:30 to midnight where people are invited to set off their own fireworks.

This week in Joplin: The nation's birthday will be celebrated on Saturday with a parade at Northpark Mall and activities at Landreth Park, beginning at 5 p.m. Live music will include music by the Joplin Summer Winds Community Concert Band at 5:15 p.m., Duke Mason and his band at 6:30 p.m., the Matt Coleman Band at 7:40 p.m. and Felonious Monk at 8:45 p.m.

Open for the first weekend is the Rose Gallery of Fine Art at 508 N. Range Line Road, featuring works by more than a dozen regional artists.

At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, Three Dog Night and the Guess Who perform at 8 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $20 to $60. In the regular performance venue, R.J. Mishco, blues harmonic player with the Scott Keeton Band, plays at 8 p.m. on Friday. Earl and Them and Area 51 play on Saturday. Oreo Blue performs Sunday. The Red Dirt Rangers play Monday.

This week in Miami, Okla.: At the Buffalo Run Casino, Boogie Fever and UB 80's play on Friday.

The Coleman Theatre, 103 N. Main, presents Light Opera Oklahoma's five-star production of Cole Porter's "Kiss Me, Kate" at 7 p.m. on July 8. Tickets are $25.

This week in Tulsa, Okla.: Teen sensation Justin Bieber performs at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, at 7 p.m. on July 6. Tickets are $49.50.

At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St., Light Opera Oklahoma continues its season with the final performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's "Patience" at 8 p.m. on Friday in the John H. Williams Theatre. Cole Porter's "Kiss Me, Kate" concludes with performances at 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $25 and $29. "Hollywood Dreams," a show based on the life of dance studio and stage show producer Shadia Dahlal, is offered at 7:30 p.m. on Friday in the Liddy Doenges Theater. Tickets are $17. Song stylist Claire Kifer presents a revue of pop songs at 7:30 p.m. on Friday in the Charles Norman Theatre. Tickets are $10 and $20. Multi-instrumentalist Brad Morris offers a revue of soul standards from the past 60 years at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday in the Charles Norman Theatre. Tickets are $10 and $20. The traditional Irish band Cairde na Gael perform at 8 p.m. on July 8 in the Charles Norman Theatre. Tickets are $12 and $15. Tulsa-based poet Karen Lacy offers a multi-media show "Wide-Eyed Wonderland" on July 8-10 in the Liddy Doenges Theatre.

This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be Of Minds, the Balcony Scene, Triple Fang, Up Was Down, TBG, the Living Machines, Hail to Fire, Mitch Tiger's Tranquil Lies on Friday; the Heat Circle, TripleDogDare, Driving Avery, Midnight Shift, Little Eichmanns, Amanda Byers and Emily Thompson on Saturday; Johnny LaRue, Patrick Day, Kane Kirby, Konathan Hatley, Mindy Bartlett and Justin Kinman on July 8.

The M&M Custom Campers Tour Rodeo will be in Tahlequah on Friday and Saturday.

This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Platinum Express plays at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino.

On Saturday, Rush performs at the Starlight Theatre in Swope Park. Mike Epps plays at the Sprint Center, 1100 Walnut. The band 311 and the Offspring perform at the Sandstone Amphitheater, 633 N. 139th St. in Bonner Springs, Kan.

On Sunday, Carlos Santana and Steve Winwood play at the Starlight Theatre.

At Crossroads, 417 E. 18th St., Levon Helm and Joe Pug play July 5. Modest Mouse plays on July 6. Dar Williams performs on July 8.

On July 9, Boney James plays at the Ameristar Casino.

This week in Columbia: The 58th annual American Tradition Celebration is Sunday at the University of Missouri Memorial Stadium with live music and fireworks.

This week in St. Louis: On Saturday, the 133rd annual Veiled Prophet Parade begins at 10 a.m. downtown. On the riverfront starting at noon, live music will feature John Legend.

On Sunday, the B-52s play on the riverfront with teen star Jordan Pruitt.

On July 5, Vans Warped Tour with All-American Rejects, Sum 41 and Die Mannequin is at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre.

The Muny continues its season in Forest Park with performances of "Titantic: The Musical" on July 5 to 11. Shows start at 8:15 p.m.

At the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand, a touring production of "Wicked" continues through July 10.

The musical "The Me Nobody Knows" continues on Friday and Saturday at the Grandel Theatre in Grand Center.

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