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New Year's parties, concerts, theater shows Dec. 30-Jan. 5 from Fayetteville to Kansas City, Tulsa to St. Louis

Tuesday, November 30, 1999

This week in Monett: At Denali Dreams, 316 E. Broadway, A Hope For Redemption plays at 7 p.m. on Friday.

At Mocha Jo's, 404 E. Broadway, Austin Welsh with Saver's Project will perform at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Friday is the final night for the Monett Chamber of Commerce's "Festival of Lights" at South Park.

This week in Springfield: First Night activities are planned in 10 venues by 20 performers downtown on Saturday, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Performers begin at the Vandivort Center Theatre and the Gillioz Theatre at 6 p.m., at the Landers Theatre at 7 p.m.

A New Year's Eve party with a live band and dancing begins at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Pythian Castle, 1451 E. Pythian St.

A New Year's Eve party is slated to begin at 8 p.m. on Saturday at University Plaza, 333 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway, with a laser light show and live dancing.

A masquerade ball begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Savoy Ballroom, 224 E. Commercial, with performances by Bella Donna and the Skeletons.

At the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., performing this week are Hessian crucible, From the Ashes, Population: 0 and the News Called It Homicide on Friday; the Big Bad McCoy Trio, the Hot Buttered Biscuit Band, Bambi Von Cleve and the Bisquettes on Saturday.

Opening for a month-long run on Jan. 5 is "Return to Belle Plains" by Rpm Boutwell at the Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel in Ozark.

At the Rock House, 41 Spring St. in Reeds Spring, a New Year's party is planned at 7 p.m. on Saturday with an open mike.

This week in northwest Ark.: At the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, a live production of "It's A Wonderful Life" is offered at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Studio Theater. Comedian Paul Regan performs at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 5.

At George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, performing this week are the Cate Brothers and Michael Burks on Friday; Dirtfoot and Mt. Sprout on Saturday.

At GoodFolk Productions, 229 N. Block St. in Fayetteville, the Steel Wheels perform at 7 p.m. on Jan. 4.

The garden area at the top of Crescent Mountain by the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs has more than 24 lighted Christmas trees showing through Dec. 31.

A New Year's Eve party at the Basin Park Hotel's ballroom in Eureka Springs, featuring the Ariels, starts at 9 p.m. on Saturday.

This week in Joplin: At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, Boom Kinetic plays for New Year's Eve on Saturday. In the regular performance venue, the Dropouts play classic rock on Friday. Pearl plays dance rock and Members Only offers a 1980s rock tribute on Saturday.

The Stone's Throw Dinner Theatre in Carthage is offering an audience participation murder mystery "Funeral for a Gangster" at 9 p.m. on Saturday. Reservations are necessary.

This week in Miami, Okla.: The Buffalo Run Casino holds a New Year's Eve masquerade at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday.

This week in Tulsa, Okla.: At Cain's Ballroom, 423 Main, performing this week are the Eli Young Band and Two Steps Back on Saturday.

At Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St., the National Sorting Cow World Show runs Jan. 3-7 in the Ford Truck Arena.

This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Kelley Hunt and Kirsten Paludan play a benefit concert at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania.

On Saturday, a New Year's Eve party is planned at the Uptown Theatre, 3700 Broadway. Performing at the Ameristar Casino are BaliRoot, Ninth Street Incline, and Anna Lee with the Lucky So and Sos. The Sex Police and 77 Jefferson play at the Beaumont Club. A New Year's celebration is planned at the grand ballroom of the Convention Center, 13th and Central with music by Atlantic Express and Hal Wakes. A New Year's party is planned in the Power and Light District at 13th and Grand with live music and a Times Square atmosphere. The Scottish Rite Temple is hosting a New Year's Eve party at 1330 Linwood Blvd. "It's a Jazzy Auld Lang Syne" New Year's show is offered at the Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 W. 10th St.

The Coterie Theatre at Crown Center, Grand and Pershing Road, presents the musical "Seussical: The Musical" through Dec. 31.

This week in Columbia: A First Night celebration is planned on Saturday in the District downtown.

This week in St. Louis: On Saturday, a First Night celebration is planned in the Grand Center district with a main stage at Grand and Lindell. Musicians storytellers, dancers and artists will begin performance at 7 p.m. with fireworks at midnight. A comedy show featuring Cedric the Entertainer, Malik S and J.J. begins at 8 p.m. at the Peabody Opera House, 1400 Market. The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra offers a concert at 7:30 p.m. in Powell Hall, Grand and Delmar of music for the New Year's celebration. A New Year's party is offered in "beggar's carnivale style" at the Casa Loma Ballroom, 3354 Iowa Ave.

A stage production of "La Cage Aux Folles" runs Jan. 3-15 with weekday shows at 8 p.m. at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand.

The Black Repertory Theater's production of "On Golden Pond" opens Jan. 4 and runs to Feb. 5 at the Grandel Theatre, across from Powell Hall at Grand and Grandel Place in Grand Center.

Repertory Theater of St. Louis's production of Stephen Sondheim's "Sunday in the Park with George" opens Jan. 4 and runs to Jan. 29 at the Loretto-Hilton Center on the Webster University campus in Webster Groves.

At the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, performing this week are Umphrey's McGee on Friday and Saturday; Gregg Allman plays with Devon Allman's Honeytribe at 8 p.m. on Jan. 3.

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