August
14
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Branson’s White House Theatre Welcomes Director Jerry Hoover and 300 Piece Award Winning Band

Tuesday, August 12, 2008 – Branson, Missouri –

Branson’s White House Theatre is opening it’s doors, WIDE, to welcome 300 members of Missouri State University’ Award Winning Pride Marching Band, who will be attending The Magnificent Seven Variety Show on August 20th as part of the Band’s “2008 Boot Camp” program.

“This is so exciting for us,” said Tamra Holden, a headliner and producer for the Magnificent Seven Variety Show. “It is an honor and a privilege that our show has been chosen for such an unprecedented event, and I am sure there will be an amazing party atmosphere that evening!”

Says Band Director Jerry Hoover, “The kids are really going to enjoy the musical variety. This show is fast paced with lots of energy and really talented performers, and there is music for all ages, both young and old. Even the music that is outside of one’s own time frame still draws you in, and these kids are all about music.”

The Pride Marching Band, led by 23 year veteran Director Hoover, is rated one of the finest marching bands in the country, and was recently invited to participate in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California. Known nationwide for its sound, explosive drum line and crack-precision flag line, the band has also been featured in events such as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Tournament of Roses Parade, and the Orange Bowl Parade. They have also appeared in the Super Dome for the New Orleans Saints, in the TransWorld Dome for the St. Louis Rams, at Arrowhead Stadium for the Kansas City Chiefs, at Mile High Stadium for the Denver Broncos, and, in 2005, had the privilege of being the honor band in the London New Year’s Day Parade.

“Bands have to apply for the Tournament of Roses Parade two years in advance and most never make it,” said Hoover. “When they first started calling to invite us to be the Honor band, I ignored them. I didn’t think it was real. I am not sure that has ever been done before. It turns out the current President of the Tournament of Roses Parade started working to get us as the Honor band six years before he was ever even elected President!”

Joe Tinoco, also a headliner and producer for the Magnificent Seven Variety Show, noted that “our show moves pretty fast, but not as fast as their drum line! Seriously, though, we perform a lot of music that these kids are going to recognize, and we are just going to have a really great time having them here with us.”

Band Camp for this year’s Pride Marching Band runs from August 15th through August 24th, with their first half time performance set for September 4th. They are also scheduled to appear as an Exhibition Band at the Greater St. Louis Marching Band Festival in October, and will present a “Musical Salute to Our Veterans” this November.

The Magnificent Seven Variety Show, currently in its 7th year of production, showcases seven decades of music with 16 entertainers and musicians, 75 production numbers, and over 300 costume changes. Enjoy a delicious four course meal served prior to show time. Performances are Monday through Saturday at 7pm, and children 11 and under are FREE! Call 877-487-2386 for reservations and information.

Contact: Renee’ Johnson – Marketing Director – 417-239-3016 [email protected]

Branson’s White House Theatre, located in the heart of Branson, Missouri, offers the finest in family entertainment and dining. Open year round, the Magnificent Seven Variety Show delivers a blockbuster wave of entertainment Monday through Saturday, with 16 multitalented entertainers and musicians, 75 production numbers, over 300 costume changes, and Seven Amazing Decades of Music served up with one Incredible Dinner! The Dixieland Breakfast Show features a fabulous country breakfast followed by a generous helping of the hottest horns in Branson. Sit back and enjoy a Dixieland variety show starring award-winning pianist Tracy Heaston that will put a smile on your face and have you hand-clappin’ and toe-tappin’ to the very best in American music and comedy!

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August
13
Joseph Cook
jcook@orbtheatre.com
The Mansion Theatre
239-1333
www.themansiontheatre.com
189 Expressway Lane
Branson, MO   65616

Bobby Vinton and the Glenn Miller Orchestra Return to the Stage

This season – bring in the 2008 holidays with Bobby Vinton. A multi-talented musician, singer and actor, Bobby Vinton has sold more than 75 million albums during his career. In this full-stage musical gala, the “Total Entertainer” Vinton is joined by an orchestra, and family members to sing all of his most beloved hits and many more favorites. It’s a dazzling concert event.

Treat yourself to a magical night with Bobby Vinton, “Blue Velvet”, “Roses are Red”, and “Mr. Lonely” are just a few of the songs that have Billboard Magazine calling Bobby, the all-time most successful love singer of the “rock era”.

You’ll be enjoying two shows in one – Bobby Vinton along with the legendary Glenn Miller Orchestra. The most popular and sought after big band tours the world for both concert and swing dance engagements. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all times.

The Bobby Vinton Show and The Glenn Miller Orchestra perform at The Mansion in Branson, Missouri from November 2nd through December 7th, 2008. For show schedule and ticket information – call 866 707 4100.

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August
13
Joseph Cook
jcook@orbtheatre.com
The Oak Ridge Boys Theatre
239-1333
www.oakridgeboystheatre.com
464 St. Hwy. 248
Branson, MO   65616

His platinum-plus album, Seminole Wind, is the story of the country music “come-back” of the decade. John has lived the larger-than-life saga of one of the most dramatic career turn-around! Swingin’ was not only the Country Music Association’s 1983 song of the year; it was more recently cited by the AMOA as one of its all-time top-forty jukebox hits – right up there with Hey Jude and other perennial favorites by The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Patsy Cline, George Jones, and the Rolling Stones. As the vocal genius who won Country Music Association’s Horizon Award – John Anderson helped lay the cornerstone for the 1980’s neo-traditionalist boom. Hits which showcased Anderson’s arresting, instantly recognizable vocal style are a provocative mix of honky tonk fervor, rockabilly/outlaw gusto, and just a hint or rock and roll.

John Anderson appears on stage at The Oak Ridge Boys Theatre in Brason, MO on Monday, September 22nd, 2008 at 7 PM. For tickets and reservations, call 1 417 239 1333.

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August
13

Bill Cosby

Posted In: Shows/Attractions by Joseph Cook


Joseph Cook
jcook@orbtheatre.com
The Mansion Theatre
239-1333
www.themansiontheatre.com
189 Expressway Lane
Branson, MO   65616

Bill Cosby
The Mansion – Saturday, October 25th, 2008 8 PM

Humorist, author, star of stage and screen – Bill Cosby is by any standards one of the most influential people in America today. Whether it be through concert appearances or recording, television (Oprah Winfrey, Meet The Press) or films, commercials or education, published works (Come On People!) – Mr. Cosby has the ability to touch people’s lives!

THE MANSION ENTERTAINMENT AND MEDIA CENTER
Is pleased to announce a return performance of our favorite well-known comedian and five-time Grammy winner – Bill Cosby on Saturday, October 25th, at 8 PM in Branson, MO.

For tickets and more information, call 866 707 4100, group reservations accepted.

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August
12
Joseph Cook
jcook@orbtheatre.com
The Mansion Theatre
239-1333
www.themansiontheatre.com
189 Expressway Lane
Branson, MO   65616

Johnny Mathis
The Mansion – Friday & Saturday
September 26th and 27th, 2008 8 PM

His two Grammy nominations for “Chances Are” and “Misty” mark only a few of Texan John Royce Mathis’s honors. Johnny’s talent and love for music was instilled in him at an early age by his father, Clem Mathis and he proved to be most eager! He sang in the church choir, school functions, community events, amateur shows, and for visitors in their home.

Not only a star athletic in school, his discovery by George Avakian, Columbia Records, prompted the now famous telegram to the record company: “Have found phenomenal 19 year old boy who could go all the way! Send blank contracts.”

Known for “Wonderful, Wonderful” and “It’s Not For Me To Say” – Johnny’s career reached a peak on the BILLBOARD pop chart in 1957 and was followed by his first #1 hit “Chances Are”. Johnny’s “Greatest Hits” became one of the most popular albums of all time and spent an unprecedented 490 continuous weeks (almost ten years) on the BILLBOARD Top Albums Chart. This record has been noted in THE GUINESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS.

THE MANSION ENTERTAINMENT AND MEDIA CENTER is pleased to announce Mr. Mathis’ performances in Branson, MO on Friday and Saturday evenings, September 26th and 27th at 8 PM. Accompanying him will be the renowned Springfield Symphony.

For tickets and more information, call 866 707 4100, group reservations accepted.

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August
12
logo Deidre McCormick
dmccormick@flybranson.com
Branson Airport
4173347813
www.flybranson.com
110 W Adams St, Ste 204
Branson, MO   65616

CONTACT: Gene Conrad
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[email protected]
www.flybranson.com

BRANSON AIRPORT ANNOUNCES GRAND OPENING AIR SHOW

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin (August 1, 2008) – Branson Airport, LLC the first privately financed and operated commercial service airport in the United States, held a Press Conference Friday, August 1, 2008 at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh announcing updates on the most exciting project in airports today.

Not only will the $155 million project open for commercial service May 11, 2009, but it will host one of the top 10 air shows in the nation during their Grand Opening celebration May 8, 9 and 10, 2009.

The annual air show will feature many performers from the renowned EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, including civilian performers:

• Aeroshell Aerobatic Team
• Stuart Dawson in the Sea Fury
• Kyle Franklin
• Michael Goulian
• Iron Eagles
• John Mohr in the Stearman
• Steve and Susan Oliver
• Gene Soucy and Teresa Stokes Wingwalk
• Patty Wagstaff
• Matt Younkin
• Warbird Demonstration with pyrotechnics
• Static aircraft displays including the Sea Fury, B-17, B-25, P-51 Mustangs, Ford Tri Motor, P-47s, Corsair
• Military performances to be announced

Announcers are Danny Clisham and Rob Reider and Jeanine Leslie will be featured singing our National Anthem, Event Director is Bobbi Thompson and Air Boss is Wayne Boggs.

The Experimental Aircraft Association’s Fly-In Convention, now known as EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, has been in existence nearly as long as the association itself. The first gathering was in September 1953 as a small part of the Milwaukee (Wis.) Air Pageant. That original EAA fly-in at Wright-Curtiss (now Timmerman) Field was attended by a handful of airplanes, mostly homebuilt and modified aircraft. Fewer than 100 people registered as visitors. The week-long event now features over 750,000 visitors.

As the first privately-financed and operated commercial airport in the United States, Branson Airport has the potential to redefine air travel in this country. Branson Airport, LLC is introducing an innovative business model that focuses on creating a better travel experience.

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August
5

An Evening With Elvis

Posted In: Shows/Attractions by D and M Music


logo D and M Music
dandmproductions@ymail.com
D and M Productions
elvis.syncsite.com
117 Stone Ridge DR
Branson, MO   65616

Now in its third week at the Gene Williams Theater, An Evening With Elvis has been receiving rave reviews from its audiences.

The show, which stars Tim Rowland, centers around the life of Elvis Presley and incorporates narration, music and special effects to transport the audience back to the 1950s, 60s and 70s.
Throughout the two-hour performance, Elvis “sets the record straight” about his life, loves, disappointments and fears.

The pre-show (which begins at 4:30 p.m. with curtain at 5 p.m.), includes rare footage of Elvis, including the very first video ever taken of the King.

Rowland, who has been named the Memphis Elvis tribute artist of choice two years in a row, looks and sounds like the real deal. No make-up or wigs here, folks.

Audience testimonials:

“This is the very best Elvis show in Branson and I’ve seen all of them.” -Two-for-ticket customer

“What a remarkable show! When I was 17 my family went to see Elvis and I had to stay home. I felt like this made up for that disappointment. I love this show and I will be back.” – Linda, St. Louis

“This is a show that Priscilla and Lisa Marie would be proud to see. It really honors Elvis as a man.” – Jeff, Branson

For information, call the box office at (417) 335-4400

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August
4

Area Residents Honored At CGMA Convention

Posted In: City News by BroadcastBranson.com


July 31, 2008 — For Immediate Release

Doctor Lynda Lynn recently returned with her husband Bud from a week long Country Gospel
Music Association convention in Ottawa, Kansas. Members of CGMA gathered from around the
country to attend the convention. Lynda and Bud were voted by the CGMA membership Media Personalities
of the Year and Lynda was presented Full Time Songwriter of the Year for the Central
United States.

Others from the Branson area receiving awards were Ron and Opal Erickson, Duo of the Year;
Sylvia Fauth, Lyricist of the Year; Steve Anthony, Instrumentalist of the Year and Bluegrass Artist of
the Year; Anita French-Kidd, New Female Artist of the Year; Michael Smith, Teenage Performer of the
Year; Peggy Van Deren, Yodeler of the Year; and Darlene Jones, Promoter of the Year and Producer
of the Year.

All award winners are now eligible to perform at the CGMA International Convention that will
be held October 13 – 18 in Branson, Missouri.

Lynda stated, “CGMA is all about loving our Lord Jesus Christ and singing for Him and sharing
our love for each other. We then try to go out and spread that love to everyone that we meet because
God is Love. Our mission is to raise a praise for Jesus.”

The week long convention consisted of morning worship and prayer and afternoon workshops
which are designed to perfect musical talents including stage presence and how to market music.
There are also performances every night by the members of CGMA, Monday through Friday. Then
on Saturday night, the last night of the convention, The Silver Heart Awards are presented. The Central
Region of CGMA includes members from 13 states of the central region of the Untied States..
CGMA holds conventions world wide. The 2008 season began in May in Ridgway, Colorado,
with the Western Division Convention. In June CGMA held its Canada Convention in Saskatoon,
Saskatchewan. The Eastern Division Convention will be held in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, in August.
CGMA conventions are also held in the Philippines and Australia. There are plans to hold a
convention in Germany. Other regions of the world are also being considered.

The Country Gospel Music Association (CGMA) is dedicated to ministry. Billy Hale, the President
and Founder of CGMA along with his wife Donna reside in Branson, Missouri. Billy states,
“While we appreciate the music business, and for the sake of our members, do all we can to advance
the cause of the Country Gospel genre, we believe every Christian artist should be totally committed
to the Everlasting Kingdom of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ (II Peter 1:11). When a song is used
as a vehicle for our Lord it may also achieve success within the industry; but the glitter of the music
business should never be our objective. If you are a career oriented artist, we invite you to consider
the ʻKingdom Alternative.ʼ “

To contact CGMA write to Billy and Donna Hale, P.O. Box 5020, Branson, Missouri, 65615 or
phone 417-336-1919 or contact them at www.countrygospelmusic.com.

Dr. Lynda Lynn publishes all of her music under her publishing company, On Angelʼs Wings
Publishing. Twenty-five per cent of proceeds are given to Christian Associates of Table Rock Lake.
Lynda can be reached by phone at 417-338-2586 or by e-mail at [email protected]
Lyndaʼs web site is ozarktrailsandtreasures.com.

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August
4
logo Linda Ward
prpro@suddenlink.net
PR Pro
417-335-4400
2206 W. Hwy. 76
Branson, MO   65616

The best-known quartet in the history of gospel music, the Blackwood Brothers Quartet will be in Branson Sunday, Aug. 10, and guest star on the “Gene Williams Country Music Television Show” at 2 p.m. for the live taping at the Gene Williams Theatre inside the Branson Mall.

Admission is free for the taping and doors open at 1:30 p.m. Seating is first come, first seated. For more information call the box office at 417-335-4400.

“I am delighted to have the world-famous Blackwood Brothers Quartet guest star on my show. They will perform and join my co-host Katie Lynn and me for an up close and personal interview,” said Gene Williams who is the star and creator of the “Gene Williams Country Music Television Show,” the only weekly television show taking Branson to more than 50 million homes coast-to-coast, border-to-border.

The Blackwood Brothers Quartet was formed in 1934 today James Blackwood’s son, Jimmy (James Jr.) Blackwood continues the 73-year tradition with Wayne Little, Randy Byrd and Brad White.

Five-time Grammy Award winner Jimmy Blackwood joined the Blackwood Brothers in 1969 after singing with the Junior Blackwood Brothers and J.D. Sumner and the Stamps Quartet. Both the Blackwood Brothers and Stamps have been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

Little has sung with the Crystal River Boys and New Millennium. A tenor, he has sung at hundreds of events including a concert at the Pentagon with Franklin Graham.
Acclaimed as the best tenor/bass combination in the industry, Byrd previously sang with the group Majesty in Des Moines, Iowa.

A two-time Grammy nominee, baritone and piano showman, White joined the James Blackwood Quartet in 1990 and has traveled extensively in solo ministry throughout United States, Canada and over 30 countries.

In addition to the guest appearance on the Gene Williams Country Music Television Show, the Blackwood Brothers Quartet will be performing Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Salvation Army Church.

Also making guest appearances on the “Gene Williams Country Music Television Show” Aug. 10 at 2 p.m. at the Gene Williams Theatre located on Highway 76 are Joe Sanders, formerly of the Baldknobbers and Shepherd of the Hills, and the Chicken House Opry of Mountain View, Ark., who will performing at the Gene Williams Theatre beginning in September.

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