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Holiday celebration, concerts, plays July 1-7 in four-state area

Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Funtimers Band, shown above playing at the dance on June 23 at the Pierce City Senior Center, will be back in Monett on Monday to play for the dance at the Monett Senior Center at 405 Dairy. The music begins at 7 p.m. [Times Photo by Murray Bishoff]
This week in Monett: Festival and Fireworks celebrates July for with the Rockets Red Glam pageant at the City Park Casino at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. Live entertainment will include Christian bands Friday evening in South Park, bands and recorded music through the afternoon on Saturday, and Corybell Country at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. A small fireworks show will be offered around 9:15 p.m. on Friday and the large fireworks show will be at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday at South Park.

At Denali Dreams, 316 E. Broadway, First Friday Cruise-In will gather vintage vehicle owners and their rides beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday. The Weekenders will perform at 7 p.m. on Friday.

At Mocha Jo's, 404 E. Broadway, author Betty Craker Henderson will sign her new book, "Trash to Treasure: the Evolution of an Ozarks Junkyard," from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday. The band Jeremiah's Call with Jeremy Dyer performs at 7 p.m. on Friday.

This week in Springfield: The fireworks celebration on Saturday at Hammons Field will be preceded by live music, beginning at 3 p.m., by Retro Gnomes, Little Hoover's Big Band, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin and Big Smith.

At Missouri State University, final performances of Tent Theater's production of "The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940" are Friday and Saturday. Shows begin at 8:15 p.m. behind Coger Hall. Rogers and Hammerstein's "Oklahoma" opens July 6 and runs to July 17.

"Disney's Sleeping Beauty: the Musical" in a production for kids is presented at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. on Friday and 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Landers Theater, 311 E. Walnut.

At the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., performing this week are Troy, Motherstar and Amedivm on Friday. On Saturday, Jackson Taylor and the Sinners, Brian Lumley, RDU and Big Damn Heroes play at 9 p.m.

"Song of the Prairie," a musical about a Russian immigrant family coming to the Midwest, runs to July 9 at the Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel in Ozark.

At the Black Oak Mountain amphitheater in Lampe, 38 Special and the Kentucky Headhunters play at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

This week in northwest Ark.: At the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, comedian Rodney Carrington performs at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

At George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, performing this week are the FOS Project on Friday; and the Texas Hippie Coalition on Saturday.

A free outdoor concert on July 4 at Orchards Park in Bentonville featuring the Arkansas Winds Community Concert Band and Chase Missy will be held at 7 p.m., followed by fireworks.

Opera Theater of the Ozarks continues its season with performances of Mark Adamo's "Little Women" at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and July 6; Strauss' "Die Fledermaus" at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and July 5; and Mozart's "Marriage of Figaro" at 7:30 p.m. on July 7, all at the Inspiration Point Pavilion on West Highway 62. In addition, "Marriage of Figaro" will be presented at 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Arend Arts Center at Bentonville High School, 1901 SE J Street. Gilbert and Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance" will be performed at 10 a.m. on July 10 at Riordan Hall in Bella Vista.

The 22nd annual Southern Classic Charity Horse Show will be held Friday and Saturday at the Carroll County Fairgrounds Arena in Berryville, beginning at 9 a.m. both days.

This week in Joplin: The31st annual Joplin Pops Concert, the conclusion of the Pro Musica season, featuring the Warrensburg Community Band, will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday on the oval at Missouri Southern State University.

The Flying Wallendas perform at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Route 66 Carousel Park, west of Schifferdecker on Seventh St.

Volunteers working on the Joplin clean-up on Saturday will be treated to a free concert by Nashville artist Rich McCready, Kaleb McIntire, Jah/Kings and Alexander Kofi at 6 p.m. at Cunningham Park.

On July 4, a free concert will be held at 3 p.m. at Landreth Park featuring the Duke Mason Band, Borderline, Beneath the Surface and Felonious Monk.

In Granby, Old Mining Town Days runs Friday through Sunday with events at Dick Smith Park. Duke Mason performs at 6 p.m. Friday. On Saturday, the Ole Country Band, Pass the Hat and Kaleb McIntire perform. A car show is slated at the ball fields. The parade is at 2 p.m. On Sunday, theatrical performances and live music by Sharon Jackson, Norma Hopper, the Thunderbird Pass, Pass the Hat and Rebecca Wilson, followed by fireworks around 9:30 p.m.

At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, the Steve Miller band will perform at 8 p.m. on Sunday in the outdoor venue. In the indoor venue, bands this weekend include the Dropouts playing classic rock on Friday; Tornado Allie playing blues and Beer and Chicken Band with country on Saturday; and On the Verge with funk and soul on Sunday.

This week in Miami, Okla.: The Miami Little Theater will present a stage version of "Willie Wonka Jr." at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Coleman Theatre, 103 N. Main.

Train Day is slated for Saturday at Har-Ber Village, 4404 W. 20th St. in Grove.

This week in Tulsa, Okla.: Hank Williams Jr. performs at 8 p.m. on Friday at the Hard Rock Casino, 777 W. Cherokee in Catoosa.

At the Tulsa Performing Arts, 110 E. 2nd St. in downtown Tulsa, Light Opera Oklahoma (LOOK) continues its season with Andrew Lloyd Weber's "Evita" at 8 p.m. on Friday, with additional shows on July 6, 7 and 9 in the John H. Williams Theatre. LOOK offers Leonard Bernstein's "Trouble in Tahiti" at 8 p.m. on Sunday and July 5 in the Charles Norman Theatre. The ensemble Aha! perform poetry, theater and music at 7 p.m. June 29 through July 2 in the Charles Norman Theatre. The musical "The Light in the Piazza" will be presented at 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday in the John William Theatre with more shows next weekend. Janet Rutland and Trailertown perform country music with a red dirt edge at 7:30 p.m. on July 7 and 8 in the Charles Norman Theatre.

At Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, performing this week is Ben Folds and Kenton Chen on July 7.

At Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St., Tyga will appear in concert at 7 p.m. on Friday in the Exchange Center.

This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Elvis Costello and the Imposters perform at Crossroads, 417 E. 18th St. Ray J performs with Jackie Michaels at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave. The Lingerie Party with RukaPuff, Hard Rock Connect, C Mils and more perform at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway.

On Saturday, Umphreys McGee performs at Crossroads.

Around a dozen local bands play at the Beaumont Club on Saturday and Sunday.

On Sunday, the Heart of America Chorus performs at 6:30 p.m. at the Midland Theatre, 1228 Main.

The Barbershop Harmony Society holds its international convention July 5 through 9 at the Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Blvd.

On July 7, Matisyahu and Wallers play at Crossroads. Bury Your Dead, Evergreen Terrace, For the Fallen Dreams, In the Midst of Lions and Genosha play at the Beaumont Club.

The musical "The Wiz" has performances through Aug. 7 at the Coterie Theatre, Grand at Pershing Road in Crown Center. Shows are daily except on Mondays.

"Driving Miss Daisy" runs to July 8 at the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, 3614 Main.

"Closer Than Ever," a revue of musical short stories by Richard Maltby and David Shire runs to July 17 at the Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 W. 10th St.

This week in Columbia:

Two new plays by Don Nigro, "Darkpool" and "The Voice Folk" are presented through July 9 at 8 p.m. at the Berlin Theatre, 220 N. 10th St.

The POA Horse Show and the Show-Me Little Equine Show run through Sunday at the Boone County Fairgrounds, 5212 N. Lakeland Gravel Road.

The Missouri Symphony gives a patriotic pops concert on Saturday at the Missouri Theatre Center, 203 S. 9th St.

The 59th annual fireworks show preceded by live entertainment at 7 p.m. will be held July 4 in Memorial Stadium.

"Chicago: the Musical" runs July 7 to 10 and for the next two weekends at the Rhynesburger Theater on the University of Missouri campus.

This week in St. Louis: On Friday, Eddie Vendor and Glen Hansard perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand.

On Saturday, the July 4 parade begins downtown at 10 a.m.

Circus Flora presents its Vagabond Adventures show at 1 and 5:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Powell Hall, Grand and Delmar, on July 5 and 7 to 10.

The Celebrate St. Louis Festival has concerts at 8 p.m. at the Gateway Arch. The Steve Miller Band plays Saturday. Maroon Five plays Sunday. Montgomery Gentry plays on July 4. Fireworks follow each concert at around 9:15 p.m.

The Muny continues its season of musicals in Forest Park with "Disney's The Little Mermaid" on July 6 to 14, starting nightly at 8:15 p.m.

This week at the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, performing will be Elvis Costello and the Imposters on Friday.

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