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Music festivals, summer shows, rodeos, concerts in week ahead

Thursday, June 21, 2012

This week in Monett: At Denali Dreams, 316 E. Broadway, singer songwriter John Clapper performs at 7 p.m. on Friday.

This week in Springfield: Missouri State University's Tent Theatre presents a female version of Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple" on Friday, Saturday, and June 26 and 28, with a male version on Saturday, June 25 and 27. Shows are on the lawn behind Craig Hall, near Grand and National.

Springfield Little Theatre's production of "Rent" has shows at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, at the Landers Theater, 311 E. Walnut.

On Saturday, Black Oak Arkansas performs at 9 p.m. at Lindberg's, 318 W. Commercial.

Scrap-A-Palooza, for scrapbooking fans, is held from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday at Remington's 1655 W. Republic Road.

At the Outland Ballroom, 324 South Ave., performing this week are John D. Hale and Big Damn Heroes on Friday; Battle for the Rockstar Mayhem Festival on Saturday; the Nigel Depree Band and Ten Down on June 25; Gallows, the Eric Weiler Band and Austin from Gas Pump Talent in an acoustic show on June 27.

Kay and Dick Marchand's play "Living with Style" runs though July 7 at the Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel in Ozark.

The Ozark Roman Authors convention runs 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Howard Johnson Conference Center, 3333 S. Glenstone.

This week in northwest Ark.: Opera in the Ozarks opens its season on Friday at the Inspiration Point pavilion on West Highway 62, west of Eureka Springs. Shows include Mozart's "Magic Flute" on Friday and June 27, Sondheim's "A Little Night Music" on Saturday and June 28, and Puccini's "La Boheme" on Sunday and June 29. All performances are at 7:30 p.m. The season continues through July 15.

The Artosphere Festival Orchestra performs the "Concerto for Orchestra" by Bartok and the Symphony #1 by Brahms at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson in Fayetteville.

The University of Arkansas Summer Music Chamber Festival concludes its series of Thursday concerts with the Piano Trio o#1 of Schumann and "Souvenir de Florence" by Tchaikovsky at 7:30 p.m. on June 28 at the Fine Arts building of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

At George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, performing this week are Full House and Turnpike Troubadours on Friday; LaFuSo on Saturday; Jeff Kearney and friends on June 27; and Fuggins Wheat Band and Don't Stop Please on June 28.

The CICA Summer Music and Arts Festival runs through June 30 in Eureka Springs. At the Auditorium, 36 N. Main, the St. Petersburg String Quartet plays the music of Mozart and Tchaikovsky at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. The festival orchestra and the Eroica Trio performs at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, including the Beethoven "Triple Concerto," Dvorak's "New World Symphony" and a concerto for violin, cello and piano by Mozart. The concert at 2 p.m. on Sunday features flute and cello. The annual concerto competition begins at 7 p.m. on June 25. Concerts continue nightly through July 1.

This week in Joplin: The 32nd annual Joplin Pops Concert will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday in the oval on the Missouri Southern State University campus. The American Legion Band of Greater Kansas City will play light classics, show tunes and patriotic songs.

At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, performing this week are 65 South with classic rock on Friday; the Wes Hart Band with a variety of rock and R.J. Mischo and his Red Hot Blues Band on Saturday.

In Neosho, Crowder College Theatre presents Carole-Caplan Lonner's play "The Kids Left, the Dog Died, Now What?" at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in the Elsie Plaster Auditorium on the Crowder campus.

In Carthage, the Stone's Throw Theatre presents Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado" on June 28 and for the next two weekends, beginning on Thursday. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. except for the 2 p.m. Sunday show, preceded by one hour with a dinner. Reservations are recommended by calling 417-358-9665.

This week in Tulsa, Okla.: Light Opera Oklahoma opens its season with the musical "Gypsy" at 2 p.m. on Saturday and on June 28 plus the next two weekends. Sondheim's "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" is offered at 8 p.m. on Saturday and June 27, plus more shows for the next two weekends. "Avenue Q" has performances at 8 p.m. on Friday and again next weekend. All shows are in the John H. Williams Theatre in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. Second St.

Also at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, the musical "Jersey Boys" has shows at 8 p.m. on Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, with 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Chapman Music Hall. "Hank the Cowdog and "Monkey Business," a play with puppets, runs at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in the Liddy Doenges Theatre. A performance of flamenco music and dance is offered by Pasi--n Y Poes'a at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday in the Charles Norman Theatre. Trio Spiritoso offers a concert for oboe, flute and cello at 7:30 p.m. on Friday in the Charles Norman Theatre.

A celebrity basketball game featuring Robert Meachem from the San Diego Chargers and Dominque Franks from the Atlanta Falcons and their friends will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Tulsa Convention Center, Fourth and S. Houston.

At Cain's Ballroom, 423 W. Main, playing this week are J.B. and the Moonshine Band, Chad Sullins and the Last Call Coalition on Friday.

The Pinto World Championship Horse Show runs through Saturday at the livestock complex at Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St.

Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth performs at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Arts and Humanities Council in Broken Arrow.

Rock star Bret Michaels plays at 8 p.m. on June 28 at the Hard Rock Casino, 777 W. Cherokee in Catoosa.

Comedian Doug Benson performs at 8 p.m. on June 26 at the IDL Ballroom, 230 E. 1st St. in Tulsa.

Rodeos this week include the Amaira Region 8 Tour Rodeo on Friday and Saturday in Okmulgee, south of Tulsa; the Salvation Army Benefit Rodeo on June 25 in Coweta, southeast of Tulsa; the Rooster Days Rodeo on June 26 in Broken Arrow, southeast of Tulsa; the Cher-O-Dair Shrine Rodeo on June 26 in Tahlequah; the Green Corn Festival Open Rodeo on June 26 in Bixby, south of Tulsa; the IPRA Rodeo is offered in Westville on June 26, west of Fayetteville, Ark.; and the Senior Pro Rodeo on June 26 in Muskogee.

This week in Nevada: Alan Ayckbourn's play "It Could Be Any One of Us" is offered at 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Fox Playhouse, 110 S. Main.

This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Def Leppard, Poison and Lita Ford play at the Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Blvd. The 2012 U.S. air Guitar championships regional contest is at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania.

On Saturday, Korn performs at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway. Colbie Caillat and Gavin DeGraw perform at 4:30 p.m. at the Starlight Theater in Swope Park. Missouri Chainsaw Massacre, Split Lip Rayfield and six more bands play at Crossroads, 417 E. 18th St. At the Left Hand of God, Conflicts, Moire, David Hasselhoff on Acid and the Catalyst play at the Beaumont Club.

Fiesta Kansas City, a Hispanic culture celebration, runs through Sunday at Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd.

The Kansas City Symphony performs Beethoven's Symphony #9 at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway.

Studio D presents its dance recital at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Folly Theater, 300 E. 12th St.

On June 27, blues artists Buddy Guy and Johnny Lang play at the Uptown Theater.

On June 28, country musician Colt Ford plays in the Power and Light District, 60 E. 13th St. Rock band Dream Theatre plays at 7:30 p.m. at the Starlight Theatre.

"The Wiz" runs through Aug. 7 at 5 the Coterie Theater in Crown Center, Grand at Pershing Road.

"Pete 'n' Keely" by James Hindman, featuring pop songs from the late 1960s in a TV variety show format, runs through July 1 at the Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 W. 10th St.

This week in Columbia: Alan Ball's play "Five Women Wearing the Same Dress" is presented through Sunday at the Berlin Theatre, 210 N. 10th St.

The musical "The Drowsy Chaperone" is presented Friday through Sunday and June 28 and 29 by the Columbia Entertainment Company at 1800 Nelwood Dr.

This week in St. Louis:

On Friday, REO Speedwagon, Styx and Ted Nugent perform at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at 7 p.m. The St. Louis Symphony presents the "Classical Mystery Tour" Beatles tribute concert at 8 p.m.

On Saturday, Trixie Delight plays at 8 p.m. at the Chesterfield Amphitheater. The gospel group the Newsboys perform at Six Flags in Eureka. Comedienne Margaret Cho performs at 8 and 9:30 p.m. at the Lumiere Theatre, 999 N. Second St.

On Sunday, Colbie Caillat and Gavin DeGraw perform at 7 p.m. at the Peabody Opera House, 1400 Market St. Merle Haggard and Marty Stuart perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Family Arena in St. Charles.

Opera Theatre of St. Louis concludes its season with Mozart's "Cosi Fan Tutte" at 8 p.m. on Friday; Bizet's "Carmen" at 1 p.m. on Saturday; Chin and Hwang's "Alice in Wonderland" at 8 p.m. on Saturday; and Sondheim's "Sweeney Todd" at 7 p.m. on Sunday.

The Muny season of musicals in Forest Park. continues with "Thoroughly Modern Millie" through June 24. "Chicago" opens June 25 and runs through July 1. Performance begin at 8:15 p.m.

Cirque du Soleil presents its "Quidam" show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday at the Chaifetz Arena, Lindell and Market.

A Hispanic culture festival runs Saturday and Sunday at the Knights of Columbus park in Florissant.

PrideFest runs Saturday and Sunday in Tower Grove Park.

The musical "Ain't Misbehavin'" runs through July 1 at the Robert Reim Theatre at the Kirkwood Center.

Ibn Shabazz's play "Insidious is presented at 7 p.m. by the Black Repertory Theater at the Grandel Theater, South of Grand Ave., across from Powell Hall, through Sunday.

Soul and jazz singer Coco Soul performs at 7:30 p.m. on June 26 at the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd.

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