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Globetrotters, concerts, plays offered for four-states entertainment Feb. 4-10

Thursday, February 3, 2011

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The Harlem Globetrotters are breaking their high-flying basketball show to the four-states area this week. Their appearance today (Feb. 3) at the John Q. Hammons Arena in Springfield is still on for 7 p.m. The Glboetrotters appear Friday night at the Sprint Center in downtown Kansas City, at the Scottrade Center in downtown St. Louis at 1 p.m. on Sunday, and at the Leggett and Platt Center on the Missouri Southern State University campus in Joplin at 7 p.m. on Feb. 7.
This week in Monett: At Mocha Jo's, 404 E. Broadway, Ben Nelson, one of the finalists in the Mocha Jo's Idol contest, performs at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

St. John's Lutheran Church in Monett hosts its third annual organists workshop and concert on Saturday. Paul Soulek from Sward, Neb., will be the guest presenter at 9 a.m. and participate in the hymn fest at 1:30 p.m. The church is located on H Highway north of Monett.

This week in Springfield: The musical "Big River" telling Twain's Huck Finn story with music by Roger Miller has performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Springfield Little Theater, 311 E. Walnut. Tickets are $15 to $25. Additional shows run next weekend.

Five speakers will present the program "Women on Love" sharing stories of personal experience. The program is at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East. Tickets are $12 to $15.

At Missouri State University, a music composition festival with composer Cindy McTee has concerts at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 7, 8 and 9 in Ellis Hall. "The Musical of Musicals," a stage show about musicals, is presented at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 10 in the Craig Hall Balcony Theatre.

At the Outland Ballroom, 328 South Ave., performing this week are We Are the Spider on Friday; and a Bob Marley birthday bash with the Jah Roots Band on Saturday.

This week in northwest Ark.: At the Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson in Fayetteville, the Blind Boys of Alabama perform on Friday; the Kurt Elling Quintet plays on Saturday; a traveling production of the musical "Mama Mia" runs Feb. 8 to 13. TheatreSquared presents the play "Sundown Town" through Feb. 20.

At George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson, performing this week are Oreo Blue, the Nace Brothers, VibesquadD with Eliot Lipp on Friday; the Josh Abbott Band on Saturday; Dead Man Flats on Sunday; and Rev. Horton Heat and the Ben Miller Band on Feb. 10.

At the Rogers Little Theater, 116 S. 2nd St., "The Roots of Rockabilly" will be presented at 7 p.m. on Saturday featuring Ramon Maupin, the Sin City Soundrels, Slim Wallace and the Dixie Ramblers and the Dusters. Tickets are $25 and $35.

At Eureka Springs, the christening of the Mardi Gras floats will take place at 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Rowdy Beaver Tavern on Highway 62.

Ghost tours are offered through February at 8 p.m. most evenings at the Crescent Hotel, 79 Prospect Ave.

This week in Joplin: Jeremy Camp with Lindsay McCall and Adam Kappa perform a t 7 p.m. Friday at Joplin Memorial Hall, 212 W. 8th St. Tickets are $17 and $23.

The Harlem Globetrotters perform at 7 p.m. on Feb. 7 at the Leggett and Platt Athletic Center on the Missouri Southern State University campus. Tickets are $17.

At Missouri Southern State University, Dr. Stacey Barelos will give a free piano recital at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 8 in Corley Auditorium in Webster Hall.

The Joplin Elks Lodge, 1802 W. 26th St., at 6:30 p.m. on Friday hosts its annual Quiz Night with 10 rounds in an interactive team format. Cost to participate is $15 per player.

The American String Quartet will perform as part of the Pro Musica concert series at 7 p.m. on Feb. 10 at the First Presbyterian Church, 509 S. Pearl.

The play "Welcome to Mitford" opens on Feb. 10 and runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.. and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Stained Glass Theatre, 1318 W. 26th St.

In Carthage, performances of Scott Haan's play "Mind Over Matt" at the Stone's Throw Theatre continue at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and noon on Sunday.In Neosho, the Sweet Arts Gala, a semi-formal dance to benefit the programs of the Neosho Arts Council featuring the Jack Mitchell Big Band will be offered at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Civic Auditorium downtown. Dinner is at 7:15 p.m. Cost is $75 per couple.

At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, performing this week are 65 South playing pop rock on Friday; the Nace Brothers and Another Fine Mess on Saturday.

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

This week in Tulsa, Okla.: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St., the Tulsa Ballet presents "The Taming of the Shrew" at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday in the Chapman Music Hall. Tickets are $15 to $57. "Expressions of Black Souls" with poems by Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou and Ntozake Shange and music from Billie Holiday, James Brown and Destiny's Child is offered at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in the John H. Williams Theatre and again next weekend. Tickets are $15. Tulsa Playhouse's production of John Kolvenbach's play "Love Song" is presented Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. and through the weekend in the Liddy Doenges Theatre. Tickets are $25.

At the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, "Monster Jam" monster trucks put on a show at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $27 and $37. Ozzy Ozbourne and guitarist Clash perform at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 10. Tickets are $25 to $79.50.

At Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, performing this week are Rooney, Eisley and the Chapin Sisters on Friday; Snoop Dogg on Feb. 8; Amos Lee and Vusi Mahlasela on Feb. 9; Ingram Hill and Jerad Finck on Feb. 10.

At ExpoSquare, 4145 E. 21st St., the Oil Capital Stampede will be held Friday through Sunday in the Ford Truck Arena. The Tulsa Boat, Sport and Travel Show is in the QuikTrip Center through Sunday.

Local musicians provide examples in a unique show, "The Bible on Broadway," held at 7 p.m. on Friday at the All Souls Unitarian Church, 2952 S. Peoria Ave.

This week in Kansas City: On Friday, the Harlem Globetrotters perform at the Sprint Center, 1100 Walnut, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $23 to $130. Purple Haze and Cosmic Bluz play at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave. The University of Missouri Conservatory of Music Orchestra performs at 7:30 p.m. at White Hall in the James Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry.

On Saturday, Rooney, Eisley and the Chapin Sisters play at the Beaumont Club. The eighth annual choreographer's showcase of modern dance is offered at 8 p.m. on at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St. Tickets are $15. The Kansas City Roller Warriors perform at 7 p.m. at the Municipal Arena, 13th and Central.

The Kansas City Symphony performs the Khachaturian

Violin Concerto with soloist Balba Skride, Mozart's Symphony #38, Smetana's "the Moldau" and a work by Messiaen at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Lyric Theater, 11th and Central, and at 2 p.m. Sunday in Yardley Hall on the Johnson County Community College campus in Overland Park, Kan. Tickets are $18 to $58.

On Feb. 7, the Decembrists play at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway.

At the Lied Center on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence, the Wind and Jazz Ensembles play at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Black Violin, a trio of African American classical musicians, remixes classical and pop music, at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 8.

Final performances of Marc Wolf's play "Another American: Asking and Telling" will be at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre, 4949 Cherry St.

Sarah Ruhl's "In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play" runs through Feb. 13 at the Unicorn Theatre, 2838 Main.

Performances of "Bridge to Terabithia" continue through Feb. 27 at the Coterie Theater, in Crown Center, Grand and Pershing.

The comedy play "Maybe Baby, It's You" continues through Feb. 20 at the American Heartland Theatre, 2450 Grand Blvd.

"Blues in the Night," a revue of songs by Johnny Mercer, continues through Feb. 20 at the Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 W. 10th St.

This week in Columbia: Trombone Shorty plays at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Jesse Hall on the University of Missouri campus. Championship bullriding is offered at the Family Arena in St. Charles at 8 p.m.

High school jazz bands perform in the University of Missouri Rock Bridge Jazz Festival at 8 p.m. on Saturday at Rock Bridge High School Performing Arts Center.

This week in St. Louis: On Friday, the a cappella choir Chanticleer performs at the St. Louis Cathedral at 8 p.m. Tickets are $17 to $37.

On Saturday, the sixth annual Backyard Bird Festival is offered at the Missouri Botanical Garden.

The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra performs Mahler's Symphony #6 at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at Powell Hall, Delmar and Grand.

The Harlem Globetrotters perform at noon on Sunday at the Scottrade Center. Tickets are $16 to $132.

"9 to 5: the Musical" is presented Feb. 8 to 20 at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand.

The play "True West" is offered at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday at the Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 N. Grand. Tickets are $25.

Shakespeare's "Macbeth" is presented by the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis Feb. 9 to March 6 at the Loretto-Hilton Center on the Webster University campus in Webster Groves.

Lynn Nottage's play "Ruined" about life in the Congo, the 2009 Pulitzer Prize drama winner, is presented Feb. 9 to March 6 at the Grandel Theatre, 3610 Grandel Square, across from Powell Hall.

Diana Son's Obie Award winning play "Stop Kiss" is presented through Feb. 12 at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri campus.

"Reflections," a lunar new year festival, is presented at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Edison Theater on the Washington University campus.

This week at the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, Story of the Year, Wild Tiger and Page Avenue play Friday; JJ Grey and Mofro play Saturday; Rebelution and Orgone play on Feb. 7.

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