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Mocha Jo's Idol, concerts, plays, contests offered for four-states entertainment for Jan. 28 to Feb. 4

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Songwriting legend Bill Dees collaborated with Purdy teacher Gerry Wass two years ago in writing songs. Shown from left, are Purdy alumni Logan Terry, Jordan Justus, Dees and Wass. Terry and Justus will be back with many other performers to play at the benefit concert in Purdy on Saturday with Dees at Purdy High School.
This week in Monett: The finals for the second annual Mocha Jo's Idol Contest will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Mocha Jo's, 404 E. Broadway. Finalists are Ben Nelson and Katy Moon from Neosho, Phillip Roller from Purdy, and Lacy Nelson from Pierce City.

At Denali Dreams, 318 E. Broadway, a CD release party for Angela Bennett will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. Bennett will perform. The card club plays on Saturday.

In Purdy, the Purdy Spanish Club will hold a concert featuring Roy Orbison's songwriting partner Bill Dees at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Purdy High School gym.

This week in Springfield: The musical "Big River" telling Twain's Huck Finn story opens Friday at the Springfield Little Theater, 311 E. Walnut. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $15 to $25 and continue through the next two weekends plus Thursdays.

At the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, "Respect Revolution," a motivational rally for girls featuring actress Alyson Stoner and other speakers will be at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

At Missouri State University, the Beartones present the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella quarterfinals at 8 p.m. in Plaster Student Union. The music department offers a recital of songs by Berlioz, Mahler and Wolf at 3 p.m. in Ellis on Sunday by faculty members Paula Patterson, mezzo, and pianist Peter Collins. "Beloved Exile," a play based on a Civil War memoir, will be presented at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 1 in Plaster Student Union.

At the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., will be Split Lip Rayfield and Honysuckle on Friday; Fiera, From the Ashes, Parallel 33 and Final Drive on Saturday; and DRI on Feb. 1.

At the Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel in Ozark, Ron Boutwell's "The Praying Man" continues until mid February. Shows are on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

This week in northwest Ark.: At the Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson in Fayetteville, violinist Joshua Bell will appear in recital at 8 p.m. on Friday playing music by Brahms, Schubert and Grieg. Tickets are $48 to $72. "Drumline Live," a theatrical version of the popular film, will be offered at 4 and 8 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $30 to $44. A children's play, "Ferdinand the Bull," will be presented by Childsplay of Tempe at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $10 to $16. The Peking Acrobats perform at 7 p.m. on Feb. 1. Tickets are $18 to $30.

At George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, performing this week are the Bel-Airs, Steve Pryor, Benjamin Del Shreve, A Good Fight, SilverStone and Rocker Lips on Friday; FOS Project on Saturday; Truth and Salvage Company with Jonathan Tyle and Northern Lights on Feb. 1; the Waka Winter Classic on Feb. 2; Nate Hancock, the Declaration, Joey Williams, and Peter Levin on Feb. 3.

At GoodFolk Productions, 229 N. Block St., Johnathan Byrd and Corin Raymond perform at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 3. Tickets are $15.

This week in Joplin: The Shrine Circus performs at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at Memorial Hall, 212 W. 8th St. Tickets are $16.

At Missouri Southern State University, Paula Vogel's play "How I Learned to Drive" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in the Bud Walton Black Box Theatre.

The Spiva Center for the Arts, Third and Wall, offers family night at 7 p.m. on Friday. The galleries have been transformed into a winter wonderland for games and fun without the cold.

In Carthage, the Stone's Throw Theater in Carthage presents Scott Haan's play "Mind Over Matt" at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

"Journey Stories," a Smithsonian traveling exhibit on immigration and relocation, opens Feb. 1 through 19 at the Webb City library.

At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, performing this week are Mr. Lucky with classic rock and blues on Friday and Saturday, and Sweet Trouble with pop rock on Saturday.

This week in Miami, Okla.: At the Buffalo Run Casino, Willie Stradlin performs on Friday.

This week in Tulsa, Okla.: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St., the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra performs at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday with music by Bernstein's "West Side Story," Andrew Lloyd Weber's "Evita," Anderson's "Blue Tango" and the bacchanal from Saint-Saens' "Samson." Tickets are $10 to $65. In the John H. Williams Theatre, the kids show "Secret Agent 23 Skidoo" by the founder of Kid Hop is presented at 1 and 3 p.m. on Saturday. Alto Rani Arbo and the band daisy mayhem play "old-timey music splashed with contemporary pop and jazz" at 7 p.m. on Saturday in the John H. Williams Theatre. Tickets are $28.

At the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, country music star Jason Aldean performs at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 to $44.75.

This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be the Randy Rogers Band and the Philip Zoellner Band on Friday; Stars Go Dim, Stephen Speaks, Ben Kilgore and Jonathan Van Rissenghem on Saturday; the fourth annual Dog Bowl with the Woodshed Revival and Silent Auction on Sunday; and Ben Folds and Street Corner Symphony on Feb. 1.

At ExpoSquare, one block west of 21st and Yale, "Disney Live! Presents Mickey's Magic Show" is offered at 1 and 4 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $15 to $34. An RK Gun and Knife Show is offered in Central Park Hall on Saturday and Sunday. The Tulsa Boat, Sport and Travel Show opens in the QuikTrip Center on Jan. 31 for one week.

At the Hard Rock Casino in Catoosa, Another Alibi performs on Friday and Saturday.

This week in Pittsburg, Kan.: The men's sextet m-pact performs in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday at Memorial Hall, 503 N. Pine. Tickets are $10 to $15.

This week in Parsons, Kan.: The Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People presents "The Great Cross-Country Race or The Hare and the Tortoise" at 7 p.m. Friday in the Parsons Auditorium, 112 S. 17th St.

This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Buckcherry , Hellyeah, All That Remains and the Damned Things perform at the Midland Theatre, 1228 Main. Stairway to Zeppelin, a Led Zeppelin tribute band, performs at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino. Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet plays Liszt in recital at the Folly Theater, 12th and Central. Tickets are $15 and $20.

On Saturday, Linkin Park performs at the Sprint Center, 1407 Grand. Tickets are $39.50 to $69.50. The Winter Electronic Music Festival with Frost, Infected Mushroom, Excision, Marty Party and Ecoteck is at the Midland Theatre. Be/Non plays at Crosstown Station, 1522 McGee. Romanian pianist Radu Lupu plays works by Schumann and Schubert at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Folly Theater.

The Kansas City Symphony presents a concert with the Cello Concerto #2 by Shostakovich with soloist Alisa Weilerstein, Ravel's "Rapsodie espagnole" and works by Giménez and Sierra at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Lyric Theatre, 11th and Central, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Fine Arts Center in Fort Scott, Kan.

The Kansas City Rock and Heavy Metal Fest with up to 20 bands playing each night runs Friday and Saturday at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway.

The RV Show runs through Sunday in the Convention Center, 13th and Central.

At the Gem Theater at the American Jazz Museum, 1615 E. 18th St., BMW and the Jazz Disciples play Friday; the James Ward Band plays Saturday; Everette DeVan plays Jan. 31; Karma plays Feb. 3.

The Kansas City Repertory Theater's production of Marc Wolf's play "Another American: Asking and Telling" runs for two more weekends at the Spencer Theatre, 4949 Cherry, on the University of Missouri campus. Shows are at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and 7 p.m. on Feb. 2 and 3.

"Blues in the Night," a revue of songs by Johnny Mercer, runs through Feb. 13 at the Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 W. 10th St.

A stage presentation of "A Bridge to Terabithia" runs through Sunday at the Coterie Theatre at Crown Center, Grand at Pershing Road.

American Heartland Theatre's production of the comedy "Maybe Baby, It's You" runs through Feb. 20. Shows are at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. on Sunday, and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday.

This week in Columbia: The new Third Goal International Film Festival opens on Saturday. Showings of documentaries are at the Student Center, 911 Rollins St.

At Jesse Hall on the University of Missouri campus, a production of the musical "The Music Man" will be offered Feb. 1. Tickets are $27 to $37. "Rain: A Beatles Tribute" will be offered Feb. 2.

"Dog Sees God," an unauthorized tribute to the Peanuts comic strip, opens Feb. 3 at the Rhynsburger Theatre, Hitt and University Ave., on Feb. 3 for a two-weekend run.

This week in St. Louis: The Schwag, Rhyme or Reason, Josh Heinrich's Band, Stone Sugar Shakedown and King Louis' Revenge play a benefit concert for Camp Zoe at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Roberts Orpheum, 416 N. 9th St.

At the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri campus, the Parker String Quartet performs the music of Haydn, Dvorak, Kurtag and Brahms in the Lee Theater at 8 p.m. on Friday. Tickets are $23. The Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet performs at 8 p.m. on Friday and 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday in the Busch Performance Hall. Tickets are $30 to $50. The Japanese Taikoza drum band performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday in the Lee Theater. Tickets are $18. The romantic comedy play "Stop Kiss" runs Feb. 3 to 12. Tickets are $10.

The St. Louis Symphony plays Symphony #2 by Beethoven and Schubert and the Shostakovich Piano Concerto #2 with soloist Kirill Gerstein at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday at Powell Hall, Grand and Delmar.

The ninth annual St. Louis Food and Wine Experience opens at 11 a.m. Friday and noon on Saturday at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel.

The 93rd annual Orchid Show opens on Saturday at the Missouri Botanical Garden, running through March 27.

Stray Dog Theatre presents "Distracted" at the Tower Grove Abbey, Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m., for three weekends, beginning Feb. 3.

The Black Repertory Theater presents Shakespeare's "Pericles" through Sunday at the Grandel Theatre, across from Powell Hall on Grand.

Walter Mosley's novel "The Fall of Heaven," adapted for the stage, is presented by Repertory Theatre of St. Louis at the Loretto Hilton Center on the Webster University campus through Sunday.

"Sesame Street Live: Elmo's Healthy Heroes" has shows at 2 and 7 p.m. Friday; 10:30 a.m., 2 and 5:30 p.m. on Saturday; and 1 and 4:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Ave.

At the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, performing are seven local bands playing a "stop the violence" benefit; Ben Folds and Street Corner Symphony on Sunday; Rebelution, Iration and Orgone play Feb. 1; jazz students from the Webster Groves schools play on Feb. 3.

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