August
31

The Osmonds Area Appreciation

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August
31

By Joshua Clark Entertainment Editor

At the end of every season, something called “The Branson Shuffle” takes place.  This happens when shows move from one venue to another, but very seldom does it happen in the middle of the season.  That will change Sept. 3 as the Osmonds move from Music City Centre to the Yakov Smirnoff Theatre.

“We are thrilled that it worked out this way,”  Jimmy Osmond said.  “We needed a place that would allow us to accommodate the demand on certain dates, especially around Christmas.”

According to Osmond, the demand to see the show on several dates during Christmas season is what prompted the move.

Music City Centre seats 664 people, while Smirnoff’s theater seats more than 2,000.  With a move to a larger venue, the brothers can welcome more guests to the show.

“I liked where we were, with the intimacy of the room and people involved, but for what we do, we needed a bigger venue,” he said.  “Plus, Yakov will be able to give us so much exposure, and we’ll do the same thing for him.”

Osmond announced the show would relocate to Music City Centre late last year after selling the group’s old  theater to Clay Cooper.

After realizing that the demand was far greater than the supply, he began looking for other possible venues.  Smirnoff’s Moscow Circus had just ended its summer run and there were no shows scheduled for the 8 p.m. time slot.  The way Osmond sees it, the timing was impeccable.

“It worked out so well because we didn’t have to change our schedule at all,” Osmond said.  “Plus we get to accommodate more guests.”

Osmond also sees his relationship with Smirnoff as another reason this relocation not only happened, but was such an easy transition.

“Yakov really got started at my theater and I still call him and he still calls me,”  he said.  “All of the sudden it just clicked, and it was like, ‘Hey, why aren’t we working together?'”

While Osmond may be moving the show to accommodate larger audiences for several performances in November and December, they are still feeling the economic downturn, just like everyone else.

“I produce shows all over the place and everyone has been hurt by this,” he said.  “People like brands and they know what they’re going to get when they see an Osmond’s show, and I think that people are seeing fewer shows now, and they stick to the shows that they know what to expect.”

The Osmond brand has been around for more than 50 years, and the entertaining family is showing not signs of slowing down anytime soon.

Donny and Marie Osmond perform in Las Vegas, and Jimmy Osmond and the  rest of the family recently performed at Wembley Stadium in England.

“I’m just grateful that my brothers have sacrificed 53 years to performing,” he said.  “I can’t think of one year they haven’t performed at least 100 shows ever since I was born and to sustain that longevity is a credit to what they do.”

Even though Osmond no longer resides in the area, he still calls Branson one of his homes.

“All my kids are hillbillies and I have so many memories of my parents there at that wonderful age,” he said.  “It was hard for me to sell my interests in the theaters in Branson, but I figured we’d just find another place for the brothers to play.  It was then I realized how important Branson was to me and my  brothers and I don’t want to give up what we have in that market and our 20-year tradition of doing shows there.”

While Jimmy, Wayne, Merrill and the rest of the Osmond brothers may spend a large part of the year touring the world, they always seem to come back to Branson.

“Through all the good and bad times, there is something about that community that has always been there for us,”  Jimmy Osmond said.  “The intimacy we get in Branson, you get nowhere else.  It’s a different vibe there and there’s no place like it.”

As far as their upcoming partnership with Smirnoff, Osmond is looking for the best-case scenario.

“Both of our brands compliment each other so well,” he said.  “I just hope it goes really well.  We’re goofy and we like to have a lot of fun and I’ve always felt blessed to be able to do what we do.”

The Osmonds will perform Monday-Saturday at 8 p.m. from Sept. 3 – Dec 11 at the Yakov Smirnoff Theatre.

For more information, visit osmondbros.com or yakov.com

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August
31
logo Debbie
dchesnokov@starlitetheatre.com
Starlite Theatre
4173379333
StarliteTheatre.com
3115 W. Hwy 76
Branson, MO   65616

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 31, 2010

PRESS RELEASE

CIRQUE MONTAGE RETURNS TO BRANSON IN 2011
The Starlite Theatre proudly presents the return of Cirque Montage!

The Starlite Theatre recently announced that Cirque Montage will be returning to Branson, Missouri on Sunday, May 22, 2011. They will be performing Tuesday through Sunday twice a day, 3:00pm and 8:00pm. No 3:00pm show on Fridays.

Rarely does an opportunity come along to see an exciting array of art, music and skill unite in such a dazzling performance as Cirque Montage.

Acts include our aerial chiffon performer dangling from high above the stage, an incredible contortionist transforming her body in ways never thought possible, pole climbers supporting themselves horizontally only by their wrists with nothing but twenty feet of air separating them from the floor. This is only the beginning of your journey into our world of Cirque entertainment.

Audience interaction, and the combination of thrill and extraordinary excitement, makes “Montage” perfect for audiences of all ages. Guests have the opportunity to take photos, meet and get autographs from the star performers! You still have the chance to see Cirque Montage this year as well! They are performing Tuesday – Sunday, September 1st – 26th, 2010.
Don’t miss this INCREDIBLE show!

Starlite Theatre
3115 W. Hwy. 76
Branson, Missouri 65616
www.StarliteTheatre.com
417-337-9333
Contact: Debbie Chesnokov – Director of Sales & Marketing

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August
31
Tiffany Powers
tpowers@legendsinconcert.com
Legends In Concert
417-339-3003
www.legendsinconcert.com
1600 W. Hwy 76
Branson, MO   65616

With a rotating line-up, there is something for everyone at Legends In Concert at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater! You can see a variety of your favorite stars from yesterday and today in a show that brings new costumes, lighting, music, choreography and excitement four times a year! Beginning September 9, come see The Temptations, George Strait, Marilyn Monroe, The Blues Brothers and Elvis Presley in one incredible theatrical production including the Legends In Concert band and fabulous singers and dancers. Come relax with Marilyn’s sultry comedy, listen to George Strait’s number one hits and hear the harmonies of The Temptations in a show that is sure to bring you to your feet! Don’t delay…catch this awesome autumn line-up now until October 31 only! Show times are 3 & 8 p.m. For more information, call 417-335-STAR or visit www.legendsinconcert.com.

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August
30

POW-MIA Day. “Silent March”

Posted In: Events by Barb Riggle


Barb Riggle
bvtf1@suddenlinkmail.com
Branson Veterans Task Force
PO Box 128
Branson, MO   65740

September 18th at 10:00 A.M. a “Silent March” will be held starting from the former Whelchel Funeral Chapel parking lot, 310 S. Commercial, Branson. It will proceed down Commercial to Main St. taking Main St. down to the Town Square at the Branson Landing where a short commemorative service will be held for those who have not returned from WWII, Korea, Vietnam or Desert Storm. “Help bring them home.” Carroll French is the BVTF chairperson for this event Contact 417-337-8387. All are invited to attend.

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August
30

9/11 Branson Remembers

Posted In: Events by Barb Riggle


Barb Riggle
bvtf1@suddenlinkmail.com
Branson Veterans Task Force
P.O. Box 128
Branson , MO   65740

9/11 “Branson Remembers”
A beautiful and moving ceremony will be held in observance of the tragedy which changed the world. 8:00 A.M.will be held at Branson Landing. Ground zero survivor of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon, Sgt. Maj. Tony Rose will be the guest speaker. 7:00 a.m. Fire Fighters, Police Officers and First Responders will be provided a FREE breakfast prior to the event. Steve Weyher is the BVTF chairperson for this event. For more information contact 417-337-8387. All are invited to attend.

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August
30

CAM’S Gospel Sing-Off Is Almost Here!

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CAM’S  (Christian Action Ministries) 2nd Annual Gospel Sing-Off is almost here!

Sunday, September 3rd at 3PM

Sight & Sound Theatre (1001 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway)

Adults:  $12.00   &   Children:  $6.00

For reservations, please call 1-800-785-1550

Bob Hubbard will once again emcee this event.   Judges include:  George Dyer, Barbara Fairchild, Ronnie Page, Ben Dutton & John Bartley.  The show will open with a guest appearance by George Dyer.

The 12 finalists performing are:

A Quartet assembled by Lynda Lynn

Peterson Family Band

Jericho

A Quartet from Desoto, MO

The New Joy Quartet

Psalmody

Todd Braschler

Sarah Clemmons

One For All

Matt’s Family Jam

Shelley Luginslad

Zach Svoboda

The finalists will be competing for $3000 in cash prizes from Branson Tourism Center.

Last year’s winners, Sons of the Silver Dollar, will give a closing performance as well as announce this year’s winner.

CAM’S Gospel Sing-Off is 2010’s major fundraiser to support the CAM Food Pantry, which provided services to 5,881 families in 2009, accounting for assistance to 14,817 individuals in Taney County.  This marked an increase of 34% over 2008, and 2010 numbers are ranging even higher.

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August
27
logo Magnificent Variety Show
joetam1@aol.com
Magnificent Variety Show
417-332-3600 or 417-334-7131
www.magnificentvariety.com
3600 W. 76 Country Blvd
Branson, MO   65616

The “Magnificent Variety Show” has a NEW home! Due to unforseen circumstances the “MVS” was forced to move venues from the Star Theatre to The Superstars Live Theatre. As the titles read … from STAR to SUPERSTAR…this “upgrade” is a blessing in disguise!
The Superstars Live Theatre, has just been totally renovated – new Sound, Lights, and interior!. Teamed now with the Magnificent Variety Show this is sure to become the HIT Theatre it once was when Cristy Lane and Many other Country Stars played in this theatre in the 90s!
Friday August 27th – 8pm – the Magic will continue – as the Magnificent Variety Show reopens their High Energy Production Show and will continue through December 31.

“We are thrilled to be performing in such a beautiful, newly renovated theater and we were welcomed with open arms. We feel very blessed to be able to carry on with our season almost without a hitch. Having the theater we were in close so suddenly was unexpected, but we strongly believe this will be a positive move for us. Thank you so much for your patience, your well wishes, and your continued support throughout the years. We appreciate you very much and look forward to seeing you soon in our New Home!” said the Tinocos.

The Tinoco Family along with their MAGNIFICENT cast present an Incredible Rapid-Fire review of the Greatest Hits ever recorded! An unforgettable splash of dazzling dancing and sensational singing, seasoned with the exciting sounds of Branson’s Best Live Band! More than 75 of your favorites from the 1940’s through Today!! Swing, Rock & Roll, Country, Pop, Motown, Disco, Broadway, Gospel, and always an Unforgettable Patriotic Salute! Nearly 300 costume changes make this the FASTEST MOVING SHOW in Branson!

IT’S FUN FOR ALL AGES – GUARANTEED!!! Remember – The MAGNIFICENT VARIETY SHOW makes Christmas the Most Wonderful Time of the Year with their enchanting Christmas Spectacular!
Add the “Magnificent Variety Show” to your list of “MUST SEE” shows in Branson … Now at The Superstars Live Theatre!! 8PM
www.magnificentvariety.com

For Reservations:
Magnificent Variety Show
Superstar Live Theater
3600 W. Hwy 76 Country Blvd.
Phone – 417-332-3600 or 417-334-7131
Fax – 417-332-3606
Business Admin. – 417-336-6161

Check all the latest News and Updates at
www.magnificentvariety.com

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August
27
logo Gordon Weathers
gordon@springfieldadspecs.com
Branson Arts Council
417.336.4255
www.bransonartscouncil.com
201 Compton Drive
Branson, MO   65616

The Branson Arts Council is giving you a chance to relive the 80’s. The 80’s were a great time; the creation of MTV revolutionized the fashion and music industry. So we are celebrating the 80’s with a “Retro” 80’s Dance Party. Front man Bucky Heard from Legends In Concert has put together a group of Branson’s best entertainers John Sousan, Kenny Christiansen, Dino Phillips, and Scott Lancaster. Together they are the band “RETRO” They will be performing for the Branson Arts Councils “RETRO 80’s Dance Party” at Club 57 located downstairs from Dick Clarks American Bandstand Theatre on Friday September 3, 2010 starting at 10 pm.
Fans from the 80’s can rock out to their favorite bands like AC/DC, Styx, Aerosmith, The Police, Rick Springfield, Journey, Foreigner, and many more hits of the 80’s. There is a $3.00 cover charge at the door to get into the event which will benefit the Arts Council’s children’s programs “Hands On Clay” and “Children’s Youth Symphony.” Club 57 is also donating a portion of the evening’s proceeds to The Branson Arts Council.
There will be prizes for the highest hair, best 80’s attire, and door prizes all night long from Adventure Zipline, Hollywood Wax Museum, IMAX Entertainment Complex, Montana Mikes, Florentinas Italian Restorante and many more.
Fur sure, cowabunga baby, cause this party is gonna be aces! So don’t be an airhead and miss this bangin 80’s Retro Party and support The Branson Arts Council.
The Branson Arts Council provides competent, creative arts leadership to our community stressing listening and active response to needs in the arts identified by the community. “To make available artistic, cultural, and educational opportunities, and to support, strengthen and enhance these opportunities for all citizens of our community.”

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August
27
logo Gordon Weathers
gordon@springfieldadspecs.com
Branson Arts Council
417.336.4255
www.bransonartscouncil.com
201 Compton Drive
Branson, MO   65616

The Branson Arts Council is giving you a chance to see one of Branson’s coolest shows for kids for only 5 dollars. Rock U Mentally Live is a modern day version of School House Rock. Bucky Heard and Chris Skillern join forces as two zany scientists’ along with their colorful puppets taking you on a fun filled adventure through the use of creatively designed skits, exciting original music, energizing choreography, “larger than life” costumed characters teaching children to be socially and environmentally responsible. Come join them Saturday September 4, 2010 at the Dick Clark American Bandstand THeatre for a 10 am show. A portion of the proceeds from this one day event will benefit the Branson Arts Council’s Children Programs “Hands on Clay” and “Children’s Educational Youth Symphony”
The Hands on Clay class offers children with free instruction utilizing local artists as instructors. The classes are for children ages7-12 and ages 12-16. This is a very popular summer activity held on four Saturday mornings in June/July. There is also an “Open House” at the conclusion of the program that features all of the pottery made by the students during this activity.
The Educational Youth Symphony is a partnership with the Dick Clark American Bandstand Theatre, the Springfield Symphony and the BAC. The Symphony provides an educational concert for youth in Branson. Approximately 50 symphony members brought life to the symphony for over 700 children in the Branson area. It is educational as well as very entertaining.
The Branson Arts Council provides competent, creative arts leadership to our community stressing listening and active response to needs in the arts identified by the community. “To make available artistic, cultural, and educational opportunities, and to support, strengthen and enhance these opportunities for all citizens of our community.”
The Branson Arts Council and Rock U Mentally would like to invite parents and kids of all ages to come enjoy the show and help the Branson Arts Council. Daycares, Clubs, and other organizations are invited to come as a group and enjoy the show.

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