January
30
logo Tiffany Powers
tpowers@legendsinconcert.com
Legends in Concert
417-339-3003
www.legendsinconcert.com
1600 W. Hwy. 76
Branson, MO   65616

Legends in Concert announces their spectacular spring line-up of stars! Starting February 7th, see tribute performances to Jerry Lee Lewis, Diana Ross, Brooks & Dunn, The Blues Brothers™ and Elvis Presley. This incredible cast, backed by the beautiful Legends dancers and fabulous Legends band, is sure to rock the house at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater! For the first time ever, two legendary entertainers will come together to create an amazing tribute to the American country duo, Brooks & Dunn. Doug Brewin, who has performed on the Branson stage as Alan Jackson, and Larry Turner, who has previously portrayed George Strait, will make their debut as Brooks & Dunn at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater this spring. Experience the energy of “The Killer”, Jerry Lee Lewis; enjoy the stunning songs of award winning vocalist, Diana Ross; clap along with the crazy antics of The Blues Brothers™; and “Shake, Rattle & Roll” with Elvis Presley! For tickets, call 417-335 STAR or visit www.legendsinconcert.com.

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January
30

(Branson, Missouri) – Tony Orlando, in his 20th and final season in Branson, brings his incomparable energy and talent to the Welk Resort Theatre with his acclaimed Christmas show, Tony Orlando’s Great American Christmas! From November 5 through November 30, in a 20 show limited engagement, Tony will sing all of your holiday favorites and will also include his greatest hits from over 50 years in show business; “Candida”, “Knock Three Times”, “Tie a Yellow Ribbon”, “Sweet Gypsy Rose” and more. Then, Santa pays a visit and Tony and Santa honor the true meaning of Christmas. It’s a Branson must see and a perennial family favorite!
Tony has announced that this will be his final Christmas season in Branson. “Branson is my home and I love being part of the community. After 20 years, I just feel it is time to take The Great American Christmas Show out to America”, says Orlando. Tony will continue his touring schedule with appearances at Performing Arts Centers and Casinos throughout the USA and Canada. “We are so excited and proud to have had such a legendary entertainer in our theatre for Christmas,” says Dathan Atchison, General Manager of Welk Resort Branson. “There is no one like Tony!”
In 1973, he recorded “Tie A Yellow Ribbon ‘Round The Ole Oak Tree.” The song was number one for the year, became Orlando’s theme song and grew into an American anthem of hope and homecoming, reunion and renewal. November 11th at 2pm, Tony will also host his 20th Yellow Ribbon Salute To Veterans, a star studded salute, free to all military past and present.
Tony Orlando
Tony Orlando remains one of America’s best-loved personalities. No entertainer can move and excite an audience like Tony Orlando. Tony brings to the stage a warmth and an exhilarating energy which is electric. From million selling records (five number one hits), a popular television series, (Tony Orlando and Dawn Variety Show), movies and Broadway (Barnum and Smokey Joe’s Café), Tony Orlando has conquered every facet of show business. He has been a recipient of three American Music Awards, and a People’s Choice Award and has performed for five U. S. Presidents. For his outstanding achievements to the entertainment industry, Tony was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1990. He is a popular headliner in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Reno, Biloxi and Laughlin. He maintains a touring schedule with appearances at Performing Arts Centers around the country. Tony has also been named Branson’s Entertainer and Vocalist of the Year.
The Tony Orlando’s Great American Christmas schedule covers 4 weeks and a limited engagement of 20 shows; November 5th through November 30th, with shows at 8pm. Prices range from $45.08 (including tax) to $39.50 (including tax) and $19.75 (including tax) for children and are available by phone at 800-505-9355 or on-line at WelkBranson.com

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January
18

Police try to avenge loss to Fire last year

The Branson Police Officers and Firefighters are practicing hard for the fourth annual Guns ‘n Hoses Basketball Game.  This high energy and exciting competition is set for Saturday, February 2 starting at 6:00 p.m. in the Branson High School gymnasium.

Last year the firefighters beat the police officers in a heated shoot out battle as the Guns led almost the entire game with a remarkable comeback from the Hoses to win the game in the last couple of minutes.  The Hoses lead the series 2-1 over the Guns.

All three games in the series have been extremely close in score keeping the crowd on the edge of their seats.  Obviously the Hoses turned on the heat in last year’s game to pull off a last minute win,” said Branson Fire Chief Ted Martin.  Police Chief Kent Crutcher fired back. “We want the game to be as entertaining and competitive as possible for the fans, so I’ve told my guys to pack a little more heat of their own to pull off a win this year.”

Both teams are pumped up and ready for tipoff.  Half time entertainment will even include a “Free Throw Shootout” between the Chiefs and members of the public can participate in a three point with contest several prizes to be awarded.

There is no cost to the public to view the game, but donations will be accepted.   All proceeds from the game will benefit the Branson Police and Fire Associations, which provide financial aid to the families of police officers and firefighters who become disabled through sickness or job injuries and unable to continue working.  The Association also aids families from the community affected by disasters.

Both Chiefs guarantee the basketball game will be fun, family-oriented, entertaining and played for a worthwhile cause.

Firefighter Tom Shaw drives towards the basket with heavy defense from the Guns.

9-1-1 Communications Officer Ken Watson shoots for two defended by Fire Captain Dave Etz.

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January
17

Branson Country USA Winter Re-Broadcast Schedule

Branson Country USA is co-hosted by Grand Country nuts, Jamie Haage, as Jim Dandy, and Mike Patrick! With a rotating roster of talent, the show features special guest stars from the rich Branson entertainment industry. From celebrities such as Mickey Gilley and Roy Clark to the up-and-coming stars of tomorrow, the weekly line-up is always a hit!

Audiences also enjoy the incredible voices of Jackie Brown, Melody Hart and the power harmonies of New South, both weekly regulars on the show. The entire show is backed by the dynamic Grand Band.

Recorded LIVE on Friday night at 10:30 PM
This show is broadcast on radio stations around the country.
Airing Saturday nights at 7:00 PM on KRZK – 106.3 in Branson, MO.
And Sunday nights at 9:00 PM. on KHOZ – 102.9 in Harrison, AR.

You can also listen via the internet. www.bransoncountryusa.net
Show airs at 7:00 PM (cst.) – Every Saturday Night

Grand Country Music Hall
1945 W. 76 Country Blvd.
Branson, MO 65616
417-335-2484 – Reservations
417-336-5829 – Fax

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January
17

Former CIA Agent Jim Olson To Speak At College Of The Ozarks

By:  Turner Brock

Jim Olson, author of Fair Play: The Moral Dilemmas of Spying, is scheduled to speak at College of the Ozarks on January 31, at 7 p.m. in the Jones Auditorium. Olson received a law degree from the University of Iowa and is a senior lecturer at the Bush School of Government and Public service, where he teaches courses on intelligence, national security and international crisis management.

In this patriotic convocation, Mr. Olson will share about his experiences as a CIA agent during the Cold War. He also will talk about the importance of service to one’s country.

He served for over 25 years in the Directorate of Operations of the Central Intelligence Agency, mostly overseas in clandestine operations. In addition to several foreign assignments, he was Chief of Counterintelligence at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. He has been awarded the Intelligence Medal of Merit, the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal, the Donovan Award, and several Distinguished Service Citations. Olson is the recipient of awards from the Bush School and the Association of Former Students for excellence in teaching.

Students will be allowed priority seating for the event, but remaining seats will be available to the public free of charge.  For more information, please contact Public Relations at 690-2212.

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January
17

Springfield, Missouri  The successful Branson restaurant, Florentina’s Ristorante Italiano, is set to open a Springfield location in the Battlefield Marketplace on Monday, January 21.

The Branson location, opened in March of 2010, was developed with the assistance of Chef Ron Kaleniuk, better known in Branson as Chef K. Chef K is a popular and well renowned Executive Chef and cookbook author. Florentina’s 2010 opening in Branson brought unique and first class Italian cuisine to the town.

“Though we had a number of chain Italian restaurants, Branson was lacking something special,” says Randy Brashers, President of Branson Restaurants Inc., operators of the Branson Florentina’s location. “Not only was our concept singular to Branson at the time, but also, truly exceptional Italian dining.”

Well-known Springfield restaurateur, Steve Heil, took interest in the up and coming Branson sensation this past year.

“I was involved in one of the first taste tastings of the menu when Florentina’s opened in 2010 and fell in love with Chef K’s creations that day,” says Heil.  “Since, I have followed Florentina’s successes very closely and really feel that it’s a concept that Springfield is looking for.”

Florentina’s Italian Ristorante will open it’s doors in Springfield serving lunch and dinner featuring a number of uncommon specialties including daily made-from-scratch, fresh baked bread; authentic brick oven pizzas with fine dining combinations like Italian sausage with sliced apples and candied walnuts; and an extensive wine list.

“It’s a perfect mix,” says Heil. “Our atmosphere is intimate and upscale Italian, but still well-suited to families. We have traditional favorites like spaghetti and meatballs, but also unusual creations like Salmon Trattoria and Rigatoni Florentina. And though everything is made from scratch with five-star ingredients and preparations, it’s priced no more costly than a large-scale Italian chain.”

Grand opening celebrations will begin later in the week, after a ribbon cutting on Thursday, January 24.

For more information about Florentina’s Ristorante Italiano in Springfield, call 417-883-5678 or go online at www.florentinasristoranteitaliano.com.

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January
17
logo Blake Pullen
blake@pullenproductions.com
Pullen Productions
702-715-4469
www.pullenproductions.com
7231 S. Eastern Ave. Suite B #274
Las Vegas, NV   89119

Pullen Productions is seeking excellent male and female pop singers with movement and acting ability for “Thank You for the Music – A Modern Tribute to ABBA”, a four person, high energy tribute to the Swedish Pop super group. Production will run April 1st – Dec. 6th, 2013 at the God and Country Theatre in Branson. Competitive full time salary offered with additional merch, attendance, and touring bonuses. Open call audition to be held on Saturday, January 26th, 2013 from 10am-5pm at the God and Country Theatre, 1840 W. Highway 76, Branson, MO 65616. Please prepare one brief pop song. Please bring your own tracked accompaniment on CD or MP3 player, (sound system provided). Candidates may be asked to stay for the movement/dance call from 5pm-7pm the same day. Please bring a headshot and resume. For more info, visit: www.tyftm.com

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January
15

Connell Insurance Employees Donate To Local Charities

Hollister, MO…In a desire to help out our local community, the many employees of Connell Insurance began a weekly donation campaign to support several non-profit charities in the Branson area.  Since starting the program, the employee group has raised over $1,800 for their chosen charities: Gift Of Hope, Christian Associates of Table Rock Lake, Christian Action Ministries, Branson Tri-Lakes Humane Society, and Tantone Industries.

Agency president Tim Connell commented, “I am so proud of the great people here at Connell Insurance and so glad to know them. It really warms my heart to know how much they care for the people in their community.”

Here is a brief description of each charity:

Gift Of Hope: Assisting Taney County disadvantaged families with a nutrition program through their Backpack Club, scholarship program, and help through the holidays.

giftofhopeinc.org

Christian Associates of Table Rock Lake: Demonstrating Christian love through response to those who are in crisis and needful situations.

christian-associates.com

Christian Action Ministries: A non-denominational local organization that is dedicated to providing caring assistance to Taney County residents, in Christ’s name, through food pantries in Branson and Forsyth.

christianactionministries.org

Branson Tri-Lakes Humane Society: Dog and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or cat and you’ll have a friend for life!

adoptapet.com

Tantone Industries: A sheltered workshop, providing meaningful employment to adults with disabilities in Taney County.

tantone.org

For more information, visit www.ConnellInsurance.com or call (417) 334-2000.

Connell Insurance, based in Hollister, MO, is one of the largest insurance agencies serving southwestern Missouri.  An independent insurance agency, Connell specializes in both commercial and personal lines of insurance, representing numerous insurance companies.

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January
4

By: Morgan Sowell

The public is invited to join the College of the Ozarks Associates for a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, January 21, at the Silver Dollar City Parlor of The Keeter Center.

The luncheon includes a buffet beginning at 11:30 a. m., followed by a program at 12 p.m. The program will feature Dr. Anne Allman, professor of art, at College of the Ozarks as the guest speaker.

The College of the Ozarks Associates is an organization comprised of over 350 individuals and businesses committed to the furtherance of the College’s interests and its efforts to provide higher education for deserving young men and women.

The Associates seeks to advance the objectives of the College through friends and corporate relationships. The organization not only recognizes the College’s unique contribution to higher education in the United States, but also the tremendous impact it has had economically and culturally in the Ozarks area of southwest Missouri.

The cost of the luncheon is $15 per person. Please RSVP by Wednesday, Jan. 16, to the Development Office at 417-690-2209 or e-mail associates@cofo.edu.

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January
3

Mount Pleasant Winery – we are open on Saturdays in January from 10 am – 6 pm, and will have live music for your enjoyment from 3 – 5 pm.  We will also be open on Sunday, January 20th.  All locals will receive a 30% discount on any of your purchases during the months of January, February and March.  Just show us your ID.  We will open full time on February 7th.  We hope you will stop by to see us!  3125 Green Mtn. Drive – 417-336-9463.

 

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