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Big stars, bluegrass, shows offered in four-state entertainment July 16-22

Thursday, July 15, 2010

This week in Monett: At Mocha Jo's, 404 E. Broadway, Romantix Antix with Christian Privett and Nate Brown perform at 7 p.m. on Friday.

At Denali Dreams, 315 E. Broadway, there will be open mike at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. Outstanding performers have a chance for a later booking.

At Snyder Music Park, two miles north of Halltown of Highway Z, will be the Snyder Park Bluegrass Festival on Saturday. Bands include Sac River Bluegrass, Flat Creek Bluegrass, Nighthawk Express, Ripplin Creek, the Flying Buzzards, Hard Times, Sage Grass Revival and Red Bridge. Music runs from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is $10.

In Miller, the Route 66 Antique Tractor Show will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 13716 Highway 96.

This week in Springfield: Missouri State University's Tent Theatre concludes its season with "Guys and Dolls" with performances on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with shows beginning at 8:15 p.m. on the lawn outside Coger Hall. Tickets are $14.

USA Dance Club holds its anniversary dance with the Moonlighters band at 8 p.m. Friday at the Northview Community Center, 301 E. Talmage.

Springfield Little Theatre presents a children's version of Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" at the Landers Theater, 315 E. Walnut. Shows are at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. on Friday, and 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $4.

A carillon concert will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday on the grounds of the Meyer Library at Missouri State University.

"Muscle Madness USA" will be presented at 7 p.m. on Saturday At Clara Thompson Hall on the Drury University campus.

The Skinny Improv Comedy Theater performs at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at 301 E. Park Central, on the main stage. Tickets are $12.

This week at the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., will be Jen Lasher on Friday.

At the Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel in Ozark, "A.D.: The Musical" opens on July 22 and runs to Aug. 28.

This week in northwest Ark: This week at George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, will be Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers and the Odds on Friday; Benjamin Del Shreve on Saturday; and Mountain Sprout on Sunday.

Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main in Springdale, presents the musical "Annie" at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $20.

A jazz concert featuring vocalist Felicia Hamilton will be offered at the Rogers Little Theater, 116 S. Second St. in Rogers, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and $15.

Opera in the Ozarks concludes its 60th season at Inspiration Point, five miles west of Eureka Springs. Shows this week. The final performance of Puccini's "Tosca" is at 7:15 p.m. on Friday. On Saturday a special gala concert will be given at 7 p.m. at the Eureka Springs Auditorium. Tickets are $10. 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.

The 13th annual Fat Tire Festival will run Friday through Sunday in Eureka Springs. Downhill races will be at 2 p.m. on Friday at Lake Leatherwood city park and short track races at 6 p.m. at Elk Ranch. Activities resume at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Lake Leatherwood ball fields with more activities at Harmon Park. Sunday features a race to the lake starting at Basin Spring Park. For more information, call 479-422-7654.

This week in Joplin: The Spiva Center for the Arts, Third and Wall, opens a print and video show of works by New Orleans artists Jeff Louviere and Vanessa Brown on Saturday, running through Sept. 3. A show of work by painter Ellen Wolf also opens. Artist Kyle McKenzie will offer an class in oil painting at 1 p.m. on Saturday and for the next two weekends. Cost for all three sessions is $100.

The Barton-Jasper County Collectors Association will hold its 25th annual Summer Coin, Stamp, Postcards, Sportscard and Collectibles Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday at Carthage Memorial Hall, 407 S. Garrison. Admission is free.

At the Woodshed Emporium, 311 S. Main on the northwest corner of the square in Carthage, live bluegrass music will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Friday featuring the Missouri Mountain Gang and Workmen Bluegrass. Admission is $5.

A program on old-fashioned toys and games will be offered at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the George Washington Carver Monument near Diamond, in the visitor's center.

Playing this week at the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, will be Red River Junction with red dirt country music on Friday and Saturday, Wes Hart with classic pop rock on Saturday.

This week in Miami, Okla.: At the Buffalo Run Casino, Live Wire plays on Friday and Kansas performs on Saturday.

This week in Tulsa, Okla.: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St., "Amy's Beauty," an African fantasy tale for children, runs at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday in the Charles Norman Theatre. Rodney Clark's play "Jo Ann's Struggling Soul," a modern African American gospel musical, will be presented at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday in the Liddy Doenges Theatre. "Project Alice," an interpretation of the Lewis Carroll story, will be presented in two acts with local dancers, aerialists and stage combatants in the John H. Williams Theatre. Shows are at 8 p.m. on Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. A mix of monologues in a "stand-up theatre" show dubbed "Tinkerbell is Dead: Free Beer" will be offered at 8 p.m. on Sunday in the Charles Norman Theatre. Alan Ayckbourn's play "Garden" will be presented July 22 to July 25 in the Charles Norman Theatre at 7:30 p.m.

At the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady, Robert Plant performs with Band of Joy at 8 p.m. on Friday. Tickets are $49.50 and $59.50.

At the BOK Center, Professional Bull Riding will be offered at 8 p.m. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12 to $102. The WWE show "Raw" is offered at 7:15 p.m. on Monday. Tickets are $17 to $62.

This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be Micky and the Motorcars plus Two Steps Back on Saturday; and Ted Nugent and Val Halla on Sunday in a separate 8 p.m. show. Bowling for Soup, the Dollyrots and Kick Tree play at 8 p.m. on Sunday in the Ivey Lounge.

The Tulsa Powwow is slated for Friday through Sunday at the SpiritBank Events Center, 105th and Memorial.

The Heart of Tulsa arts and crafts show will run Friday through Sunday at Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St.

This week in Kansas City: on Friday, OAR and Citizen Cope perform at the Starlight Theater in Swope Park at 7:30 p.m.

On Sunday, Chicago and the Doobie Brothers perform at the Starlight Theater in Swope Park at 7 p.m. Liverpool and the Woodstock Flashback Band play at KC Live Stage, 14th and Grand. Sellout plays at Crossroads, 417 E. 18th. The Ataris, Gasoline Heart, the American Life, Maps for Travelers and Fists Up play at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave. Love Pump is at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino.

On Saturday, Gaslight Anthem, Chamberlain and Tim Barry play at the Midland Theatre, 1228 Main. Global Dance Festival is at the Midland Theatre, 13th and Main.

On Sunday, Joe, Tank Tyler, Bishop the Don and Logic the Topic play at the Beaumont Club. The WWE "Money in the Bank" show is at the Spring Center, 1100 Walnut.

On July 19, Lamb of God, Hatebreed and Three Inches of Blood play at the Beaumont Club.

On July 20, Neon Trees, Paper tongues, Me Talk Pretty and Roman Numerals play at the Beaumont Club.

"Dreamgirls" runs July 20 to July 25 at 8 p.m. at the Starlight Theater.

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.

Chamber music by the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music will include music by Ligeti, Dvorak, Fauré and Couperin 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.

This week in Columbia: The Show-Me State Games run Friday through July 25 at many venues around the city. Opening ceremonies on Friday are at the Hearnes Center.

On Sunday, country star Darryl Worley and Amanda Shaw play at the Snorty Horse Saloon's opening at 3919 S. Providence.

The Boone County Fair opens on July 21, running through July 31 at the fairgrounds.

The week in St. Louis: On Friday, the summer concert series at Soldiers Memorial features Jeremiah Johnson, the Sliders and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at the Gateway International Raceway features music by Lincoln Brewster.

On Saturday, Lady Gaga performs at the Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Ave. The Summer Concert Series at Soldiers Memorial features the John Henry Band and Clint Black at 8 p.m. Toby Keith plays at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre.

Nickledeon's "Storytime Live" runs Friday and Sunday at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand.

The African World Festival and art exhibit opens Friday and runs through July 31 at the Belas Artes Multicultural Festival, near Soulard and Lafayette Square at

1854 Russell Blvd. and the corner of Mississippi St.

Billy Wilder's musical "Promises, Promises" opens Friday and runs to Aug. 15 at the Robert G. Reim Theatre at the Kickwood Civic Center.

"Cats" will be presented at the Muny in Forest Park July 20 to July 25.

Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" runs Friday through Sunday at the Grandel Theatre in Grand Center, and again next weekend.

On July 20, Korn, Rob Zombie, Lamb of God, Five Finger Death Punch and more play at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre.

Union Avenue Opera opens its production of Gilbert and Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance" on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $30 to $52. Performances are at Union Avenue Christian Church at Union and Delmar.

At the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, Robert Randolph and the Family Band with Jake Austin and the City Limits play on Friday. As I Lay Dying and Underoath play on Sunday.

TV musicians to perform at Barry Co. Museum

By LINDSAY REED

This weekend, the Barry County Museum in Cassville will present Mark Montgomery, Girls of Grace, the St. Peter and Paul Choir, Crazy Mule and Missouri Boatride, which features Dean Webb, a mandolin player from the Dillards, who performed on the "Andy Griffith Show" as one of the Darlin boys.

Mark Montgomery, who has been playing rhythm, blues and jazz music professionally for over 20 years, will perform from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 16. He plays a variety of instruments including acoustic and electric bass, guitar and harmonica.

Montgomery's performance will be followed by a 45-minute concert by dulcimer instrumentalists Girls of Grace, who will take the stage at 7:30 p.m.

The St. Peter and Paul Choir, from Pulaskifield, will round out the evening of entertainment when they perform at 8:15 p.m. Polish musicians Kent and Erin (Hansford) Boursheski will present music in both their native language and English.

On Saturday, July 17, Crazy Mule and Missouri Boatride will perform at the museum from 6 to 9 p.m.

Washburn-based musicians Crazy Mule and Missouri Boat Ride will perform a variety of bluegrass tunes throughout the evening. Both bands have been favorites at the Washburn Hootenanny for several years.

The museum will also offer two hours of gospel entertainment on Sunday, July 18. Third generation performers, the Biggs-Mills Family and The Revelators, of Shell Knob, will offer musical entertainment at the museum from 2 to 4 p.m.

The Biggs-Mills Family includes Carolyn Biggs, her son, Rocky Mills, and her granddaughter, Sarah Sandoval. Biggs and Mills performed in a local gospel quartet for over 30 years before they began performing as a family. Mills and Sandoval have also performed in The Show.

Southern gospel performers John and Wilma Hile founded The Revelators in 1986. The couple's oldest daughter, Tiffany, began singing with the family group in 2000. John and Wilma's youngest daughter, Brittney, also sings and plays harmonica for the group occasionally.

Admission is free for all performances and programs. The museum is located on Highway 112 southeast of Cassville.

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