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Ozark Empire Fair, shows, concerts, rodeos offered for entertainment in four-states July 30-Aug. 5

Thursday, July 29, 2010

This week in Monett: At Denali Dreams, 315 E. Broadway, Deborah and Deanna Breon will play duo violins at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. An open invitation has also been extended to start a First Friday Cruise Night on Broadway from 6 to 10 p.m.

This week in Springfield: The Ozark Empire Fair opens Friday. Grandstand shows include Molly Hatchet, the Marshall Tucker Band and the Atlanta Rhythm Section at 7 p.m. on Friday; Rodney Atkins and Gloriana at 7 p.m. on Sunday; Ernie Haase and Signature Sound on Monday; Kellie Pickler on Tuesday; Joan Jett and the Blackhearts on Wednesday; and Finger Eleven on Thursday, all at 8 p.m.

At the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., a benefit for the Kitchen Community Garden at 9 p.m. on Friday will feature Cindy Woolf and Echo Movement, plus a drum circle led by Aubree Taylor.

The Missouri Show Me State Games hockey tournament will be held Friday through Sunday at Mediacom Ice Park, 635 E. Trafficway.

Springfield Contemporary Theatre presents "Song of Singapore" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday and again for the next two weekends at the Vandivort Center, 305 E. Walnut, fourth floor. Tickets are $22.

"Watercolor U.S.A." runs to Aug. 8 at the Springfield Art Museum, 1111 E. Brookside Dr.

The 7C's Winery hosts Mead Fest with viking reeneactments and the state beekeepers royalty crowing will be held noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The Double Barrel Band will play. The winery is at 502 E. 560th Road in Walnut Grove.

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

In Lebanon, the 42nd annual Brumley Gospel Sing runs Aug. 4 to Aug. 7. Performers on Aug. 4 will be Greater Vision, Primitive Quartet, Karen Peck and New River, Dailey and Vincent, the Diplomats, Tim Lovelace and the Reggie Saddler family. On Aug. 5, Booth Brothers, the Isaacs, the Triumphant Quartet, the Perrys, Jeff and Sheri Easter, the Lesters and Aaron Wilburn will perform. Tickets are $15 per concert.

This week in northwest Ark.: At the Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson St. in Fayetteville, a touring show of the Disney musical "Beauty and the Beast" runs through Aug. 8. Shows are at 7 p.m. weekdays and Sundays, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $39 to $47.

This week at George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, will be Oreo Blue, Olds 97's, David Wax Museum and the Christmas Fuller Project on Friday; a Jerry Garcia birthday bash featuring Mountain of Venus and Jeff Sipe on Saturday; Scott Leeper from the Ben Miller Band on Sunday.

At the University of Arkansas's Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, Donna Rollene will give a voice recital at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Rogers Little Theater, 116 S. 2nd St., in downtown Rogers, presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific" Friday through Sunday with shows over the next two weekends. Shows are at 8 p.m. plus a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. Tickets are at 479-631-8988.

Old Dime Box plays at 6 p.m. on Saturday in the Pinnacle Hills Promenade in Rogers.

In Tontitown, west of Springdale, the 112th annual Tontitown Grape Festival runs Aug. 3 to Aug. 7. Carnival rides and activities are planned.

The fifth annual Renagade Rally for Cruiser Scooters runs through Sunday in Eureka Springs.

This week in Joplin: The Sweet Adalines International Quartet competition champions, with 100 women singing, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Memorial Hall212 W. 8th St. Tickets are $5.

A benefit concert for the United Way will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Kitchen Pass, 1212 S. Main. Big Wooly, Head Change, Pit 42, Sober as a Judge, The Jimmy Conley Band, and Felonious Monk will play. Tickets are $8.

At the Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center, south of Joplin, will be the Shoal Creek Water Festival on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In Carthage, the Rendezvous Benefit Car Show will open at noon on Sunday at Central Park.

At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, Lee Ann Womack performs at 8 p.m. on Friday. Tickets are $15 to $50. In the regular entertainment venue, Red River Junction plays Friday, Scott Ellison plays blues and classic rock on Saturday. Brent Baker plays high powered new country on Saturday's late show.

This week in Tulsa, Okla.: This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be the Round Up Boys, Travis Fite, Chris Lee Becker and the Souvenirs, Flatland Travelers, OK Sweethearts, Wink Burcham and the Paul Benjamin Band on Friday; Love Ghost, the Moai Broadcast, Whirligig, Philip Zoellner Band, Sage Flower, Vandevander, Jesse Aycock and Pilgrim on Saturday; Monte Montgomery and Travis Kidd on Aug. 4.

At the Marquee, 222 N. Main, Black Veil Brides and Vampires Everywhere play at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Chuck Ragan plays Aug. 5.

The Free Tulsa Music Festival, 417 N. Main, will feature Audra Mae, Recorder, the Moai Broadcast, the Parakeet Chiefs, People People, Aquahead, Zsa Zsa Ketzner, and Algebra on Friday;

The Community Playhouse, 1800 S. Main, in Broken Arrow presents "Once Upon a Midnight Silly" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. on Sunday.

A songwriters roundtable with Effron Wite, Greg Jacobs and George Barton will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 5 at the Three Rivers Museum in Muskogee.

The 70th annual Open Rodeo in Chandler is Friday and Saturday.

The NRUC Youth Open Rodeo is Saturday in Norman, west of Tulsa.

This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Los Lonely Boys play at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino. The Beatles tribute band Liverpool plays at the Olathe Concert Series in Frontier Park. Comedians Lavell Crawford, Joe Claire and Dominique perform at 9 p.m. at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway. At the Uptown's Cabaret Room will be Joe Nice and Take.

On Saturday, Public TV's Red Green will be at the Uptown Theater. A benefit concert for the Susan Komen run for the Cure features Against All Will, the Jolly Rogers and Musical Blades at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania.

On Sunday, Lyle Lovett plays at the Midland Theatre, 1228 Main. A Summer Better Than Yours, Kerrington Cooper, Catch Amy, Exit 48 and Episode play in the Dubbin Music Tour at the Beaumont Club.

On Aug. 3, Lady Gaga performs at the Sprint Center, 1100 Walnut.

On Aug. 4, Hinder plays at the Beaumont Club.

On Aug. 5, Rooftop Vigilantes, Making Movies, Federation of Horsepower, Mammoth Life and Bent Left play at the Beaumont Club.

At the Gem Theater in the American Jazz Museum, Ida McBeth plays Friday and the James Ward Band plays Saturday.

Chamber music in the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music summerfest series concludes with Gabriela Lena Frank's Leyendas's "An Andean Walkabout," Lukáš Hurn'k's "Fusion Music" and Charles Villiers Stanford's "Serenade in F Major." Performances are 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.

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.

The Kansas City Fringe Festival runs through Aug. 1. Over 100 artists are featured daily in 21 venues. General admission is $5 daily. Events for one day only are listed at www.kcfringe.org. For more information, call 816-446-0948.

This week in Columbia:

Rap superstars Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube perform outside the Blue Note Club, 9th St. downtown on Friday. Tickets are $35.

The Maplewood Barn Theatre in Nifong Park presents Shakespeare's "Othello" Friday through Sunday.

This week in St. Louis: On Friday, Jeremy Camp plays at Six Flags in Eureka.

On Saturday, "All That Tap XIX" is presented at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri campus.

Union Avenue Opera presents Donizetti's "The Daughter of the Regiment" Friday and Saturday and again next weekend. Shows are at 8 p.m. presented at the Union Avenue Christian Church, Union and Delmar.

The Muny presents "Footloose: The Musical" Aug. 2 to Aug. 8 in Forest Park. Shows start at 8:15 p.m.

Disney's "The Aristocats" will be presented Aug. 4 to Aug. 15 at the Kirkwood Civic Center.

Blues artists Gene Dobbs Bradford and the Blues Inquisition perform on Aug. 4 at the Missouri Botanical Garden's Cohen Amphitheater.

At the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, performing are Rick Braun and Richard Elliot on Friday; Hanson and Rooney on Aug. 5.

Museum to host fiddle contest Saturday

By Lindsay Reed

Fiddle players of all ages are invited to participate in a fiddle contest that will be held at the Barry County Museum in Cassville from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, July 31. The contest will offer a youth division for musicians who are 15 years of age or younger and an open division for other performers.

"This entire exhibit has been a celebration of music," said Cherry Bailey, Barry County Museum New Harmonies coordinator. "Barry County has so much musical heritage to celebrate, and music parties and fiddle contests are at the very heart of that legacy.

"This is the final night of celebrating this six-week event, and what better way to start the evening off but with a display of what is the very core of the sounds of Barry County," said Bailey.

Contestants will be required to play two tunes, a waltz and a player's choice. No tunes are banned, and all styles of old-time fiddle are welcome. No more than two accompanists will be allowed.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three contestants in each division. Open division prizes include: $250, first place; $150, second place; and $100, third place. Youth contestants will be eligible for a $150 first place prize, a $100 second place prize and a $75 third place prize.

Contestants will not be charged an entry fee to participate in the event. Individuals must sign up for the fiddle contest at the Barry County Museum, on Highway 112 south of Cassville, by 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 31.

For more information on the upcoming fiddle contest, call Bailey at 847-1640 or e-mail her at cherry@barrycomuseum.org.

Fiddlers Contest slated Saturday at Barry County Museum

By LINDSAY REED

Fiddle players of all ages are invited to participate in a fiddle contest that will be held at the Barry County Museum in Cassville from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, July 31. The contest will offer a youth division for musicians who are 15 years of age or younger and an open division for other performers.

"This entire exhibit has been a celebration of music," said Cherry Bailey, Barry County Museum New Harmonies coordinator. "Barry County has so much musical heritage to celebrate, and music parties and fiddle contests are at the very heart of that legacy.

"This is the final night of celebrating this six-week event, and what better way to start the evening off but with a display of what is the very core of the sounds of Barry County," said Bailey.

Contestants will be required to play two tunes, a waltz and a player's choice. No tunes are banned, and all styles of old-time fiddle are welcome. No more than two accompanists will be allowed.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three contestants in each division. Open division prizes include: $250, first place; $150, second place; and $100, third place. Youth contestants will be eligible for a $150 first place prize, a $100 second place prize and a $75 third place prize.

Contestants will not be charged an entry fee to participate in the event. Individuals must sign up for the fiddle contest at the Barry County Museum, on Highway 112 south of Cassville, by 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 31.

For more information on the upcoming fiddle contest, call Bailey at 847-1640 or e-mail her at cherry@barrycomuseum.org.

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