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Operas, concerts, summer events offered for entertainment July 9-15

Thursday, July 8, 2010

This week in Monett: Broadway Nights is in downtown Monett on Friday. Street performers will entertain crowds as businesses stay open until at least 8 p.m. Indoor performances include Robin Braun with jazz and contemporary music at Mocha Jo's, 404 E. Broadway, along with classical guitarist Robert Pommert at Denali Dreams, at 315 E. Broadway,

The Denali Dreams Music Festival continues with finals on Saturday for karaoke at 4 p.m. and talent at 5 p.m.

This week in Springfield: Missouri State University's Tent Theatre continues its season with "Guys and Dolls" with performances on Friday and Saturday and July 12 to July 18. Shows begin at 8:15 p.m. on the lawn outside Coger Hall. Tickets are $14.

At the Gillioz Theatre, 325 E. Park Central, folk pop singer/song-writer Dar Williams performs at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. Comedian Greg Hahn performs at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The 2010 Dancing With Words Writers Conference runs 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave. Registration is required.

Final performances of "Out of Order," a British comedy reset to Washington, D.C. with regional political connections, run through Saturday 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.

This week at the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., will be Ghost Dance and Last Dance on Saturday.

At the Black Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in Lampe, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar and Katon Simons perform today, July 8, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $39.95 to $74.95.

This week in northwest Ark.: This week at George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, will be Full House, Lafuso and Boom Kinetic on Friday; Lez Zepplin on Saturday; Joseph Israel on Sunday; Great Scotts and Riflemen on July 14; and No Justice, Johnny Cooper, and 2 Steps Back on July 15.

Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main in Springdale, presents the musical "Annie" for two weekends, opening Friday with additional shows on Saturday, both at 7:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Opera in the Ozarks moves into the final two weekends of its 60th season at Inspiration Point, five miles west of Eureka Springs. Shows this week include Mozart's "Don Giovanni" on Friday and July 12; and Bizet's "Carmen" on Saturday in a special production at 3 p.m. at the Arend Arts Center, 1901 SE J St. in Bentonville, and back at Eureka Springs on July 14. Shows start at 7:15 p.m. Information is at 479-253-8595. Accompanying the show is an exhibit of 88 pieces of art created around the operas themselves by 31 local artists.

This week in Joplin: The UpsideDown Theatre company presents the musical revue "Loveland" at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at 204 N. Jackson. Tickets are $12.

The Four State Corvette Club's Auto Cross Race Day will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday at Northpark Mall.

The Cage of Honor professional wrestling show will be at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Joplin Memorial Hall, 212 W. 8th St. Tickets are $12 to $22.

The Crowder Jazz Orchestra plays at 6 p.m. on Sunday at Landreth Park.

At the George Washington Carver Monument near Diamond, Saturday is Carver Day. Special speakers will be Dr. Walter Hill from Tuskegee University at 1 p.m. and Dr. Mark Hensey from Mississippi State University at 11 a.m. Entertainers will include Cecil "Panhandle Slim" Williams and storytelling by Bobby Norfolk at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.; the Washington Avenue Baptist Church Choir at 10:30 a.m.; the African marimba band Kufara at 11 a.m.; and living history performer Joe Beeton at noon and 2 p.m. Events are free.

The Great Plains Air Expo will be held July 15 at the Joplin Municipal Airport Old Terminal, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This week at the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, will be pop/rock musician Jeff Long on Friday and Saturday; pop/rock and country band Sassafras on Saturday.

This week in Miami, Okla.: Carter's Chord plays at the Buffalo Run Casino on Friday.

A night of music by area bluegrass bands is slated at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Coleman Theatre, 103 N. Main.

This week in Tulsa, Okla.: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St., Lyle Lovett and his Large Band perform at 7 p.m. on Sunday in the Chapman Music Hall. Tickets are $47.50 and $57.50. Tulsa-based poet Karen Lacy offers a multi-media show "Wide-Eyed Wonderland" at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in the Liddy Doenges Theatre. Janet Rutland presents a cabaret show of country music from Dolly Parton, Hank Williams and others at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in the Charles Norman Theatre. Irish dancers accompanied by Harper's Tea, the Ryan-Johnson Fiddlers and Philip Duffy will perform at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Liddy Doenges Theatre. Tickets are $10. "Amy's Beauty," an African fantasy tale for children, runs July 15 to 17 in the Charles Norman Theatre. "The Ultimate Thriller," a musical based on Michael Jackson songs, will be offered at 8 p.m. on July 14.

At the Mabee Center, 7777 S. Lewis Ave., the Nickelodeon show "Storytime Live" has performances at 4 and 7 p.m. on July 15.

This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be Thrice, Kevin Devine, Bad Veins and the Dig on Friday; and Delta Spirit, David Vandervelde and the Romany Rye on July 14.

Weird Al Yankovic performs at the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady, on July 15. Tickets are $27.50 to $47.50.

Comedian Aklintunde performs at Dr. Creflo Dollar's Change Experience at 7 p.m. Friday at the Tulsa Convention Center, 100 Civic Center.

In Broken Arrow, D.L. Coburn's play "The Gin Game" will be performed at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Community Playhouse, 1800 S. Main St.

"To Live Forever," a show of treasures from Egyptian tombs, runs through Sept. 12 at the Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S. Rockford Rd.

This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Mint Condition performs at the Midland Theatre, 1228 Main. The Drew Davis Band with Tate Stevens are at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave.

On Saturday, Thrice with Keith Devine, Bad Veins and the Dig are at the Midland Theatre. Documentary, Whiskey Breath, Woo Band, Agent 15 and the Atlantic play at the Beaumont Club.

On Sunday, REO Speedwagon and Pat Benatar perform at the Starlight Theatre in Swope Park at 7 p.m. Cinderella with Night Dupree and the Federation of Horsepower play at the Midland Theatre. E40 performs at the Uptown Theater with the Jacka, Berner and Rich the Factor.

Chamber music by the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music will include music by Beethoven, Piazzolla, Berio and Robert Cronin in concerts at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the school's White Recital Hall, 4949 Cherry, and at 5 p.m. on Sunday at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 13th and Holmes.

On July 13, Tom Petty performs at the Sprint Center, 1100 Walnut. Alex Goins, A Sequence of Ghosts, the Victory Lap, Chris Durio and Sweet September play at the Beaumont Club.

On July 14, Jordin Sparks performs at the Beaumont Club with Ashlyne Huff and Days Difference.

On July 15, Adam Lambert plays at the Midland Theatre with Allison Iraheta. Jason Boland and the Stragglers plus the Scott Ford Band and County Road play at the Beaumont Club. The Lilith Fair tour plays at the Sandstone Amphitheatre in Bonner Springs, Kan.

This is the final weekend for the Quality Hill Playhouse's production of "Souvenir" by Stephen Temperley, a fantasia on the life of socialite Florence Foster Jenkins, at 303 W. 10th St.

The musical "Lucky Duck," by the composer of "Dreamgirls," runs through Aug. 8 at the Coterie Theatre in Crown Center, Grand at Pershing Road.

"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" opens Friday and runs through Aug. 22 at the American Heartland Theatre, 2450 Grand Blvd. in Crown Center.

This week in Columbia: The musical "Footloose" has performances Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Rock Bridge High School Performing Arts Center.

This week in St. Louis: On Friday, Common opens the Celebrate St. Louis Summer Concert Series at 8 p.m. at Soldiers Memorial Park downtown, followed by fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

On Saturday, James Taylor and Carole King perform at the Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Ave. REO Speedwagon and Pat Benatar perform at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. Fundamental Elements and Slightly Stoopid play at the Summer Concert Series downtown. The Fabulous Flamingo Festival is at the City Garden, beginning at 2 p.m. The St. Louis Natural Body Building show is at the Roberts Orpheum, 416 N. Ninth St.

On Sunday, Collinsville, Ill. hosts a ketchup tasting and hot dog party as the 12th annual World's Largest Catsup Bottle Festival.

Union Avenue Opera opens its production of Gilbert and Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance" on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. with more performances next weekend. Tickets are $30 to $52. Performances are at Union Avenue Christian Church at Union and Delmar.

Final performances of a touring production of "Wicked" will be Sunday at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand.

On July 12, "Damn Yankees" opens at the Muny in Forest Park, running through July 18. Shows are at 8:15 p.m.

At the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, Johnny Lang performs Friday. Hole with Foxy Shazam performs July 13.

Barry County Museum to offer Native American music and dance


The Barry County Museum will host an American Indian music and dance festival from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 10.

"We will be singing songs pertaining to honoring veterans and our flag," said Murray Rhoads, who is organizing the event. "We will also have a memorial song for our servicemen who didn't return home and those who have been here before us and passed on their traditions to us."

The festival will offer songs of friendship and intertribal songs. Performers will be dressed in traditional clothing.

"We will be performing both traditional and contemporary dances," said Rhoads. "It will be quite an honor to have these performers here to share the traditions and heritage that has been handed down to them through generations.

"A color guard from the Wyandotte tribe that is located near Miami, Okla., will also perform," said Rhoads. "They will have eight or nine veterans coming to the event."

Rhoads hopes to have over a dozen Pow Wow performers from a variety of tribes perform at the festival, which will be offered to the Barry County community free of charge.

In addition to American Indian music and dance, attendees will have the opportunity to browse arts and crafts booths that will offer authentic handcrafted items. A food vendor will also be on-site serving authentic homemade Native American cuisine.

Arts and crafts and the food vendor will begin setting up at the museum at 4 p.m. Booths and concessions should be open at around 5 p.m., said Rhoads.

"It will be exciting, and it will be nice to have people from the community come and enjoy the music and atmosphere," said Rhoads. "Bring your lawn chairs and your cameras. For some people, this will be the first time they will have the opportunity to listen to this music and hear the chants. Others who enjoyed the performance during Cassville's 150th anniversary will have the opportunity to see this type of event again.

"We will have homemade drums, and the singers performing will all be walking jukeboxes because none of these songs are written in songbooks," said Rhoads. "The atmosphere will be calming and soothing, and it will be uplifting to sit and hear the music."

The Barry County Museum will also offer performances by the Cherokee National Youth Choir, The Englands and Wilderness Road on Friday, July 9. Cherokee National Youth Choir will take the stage at 6 p.m. The Englands will perform from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. and from 8:15 to 9 p.m., and Wilderness Road will entertain attendees from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m.

The two-hour gospel show on Sunday, July 11, will feature performers Flonnie Henry and The Tripps. The local groups will take the stage at 2 p.m.

Wayne Glenn will offer the informance program "The Ozarks Greatest Hits" from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13, and Judie Starchman will entertain children from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 15. Youngsters who attend the program will learn to square dance and have the opportunity to create bandanas.

For more information on any of the performances or programs, call Cherry Bailey at 847-1640 or e-mail her at cherry@barrycomuseum.org.

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