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Thanksgiving in Branson … thank goodness!

by Linda Burlingame Thanksgiving is a perfect time to visit Branson. There’s fine food, great lodging options, live shows … you can eat, relax, enjoy shows and attractions, shop … eat, relax, enjoy … repeat! We’re inviting you to join us for this special holiday. We’ll roll out the red carpet, even illuminate your way!…

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Shoji Tabuchi ~ The 25 Days of Christmas!

by Linda Burlingame The Shoji Tabuchi Christmas Show is filled with music and merriment, glitter and glamour, and all the trimmings of the season. The puppeteer, the toy soldier drummers on parade, Rudolph and the Reindeer Hula … “Mele Kalikimaka!” … and Shoji’s famous jackets — I counted at least eight unique, beautifully designed ones!…

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Behind The Mask: Getting to Know Branson's Award-Winning Tenor, George Dyer

“How does he do that!?” This thought might have come to mind as you listened to George Dyer flawlessly execute “Music Of The Night” from Broadway‘s infamous Phantom Of The Opera. A talented tenor, George brings opera, Broadway, and many other styles of music to life regularly on the stage of the Americana Theatre in Branson, MO with his show, Broadway to Bublé. We…

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Raiding the Country Vault ~ Christmas style!

by Linda Burlingame Raiding the Country Vault has a delightful dash of Christmas fun in November and December. Most Branson live shows feature some holiday songs during our two-month long Ozark Mountain Christmas. Raiding the Country Vault has chosen some of the best country Christmas. Melody’s Rockin Around the Christmas Tree is fun — I…

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Down Home Country ~ music and fun!

by Linda Burlingame Down Home Country at the Grand Country Music Hall is filled with extraordinary talent and an excellent lineup of songs that make you smile, tap your feet, and think, “I love that song!” The pace of the show is grand, too; it’s well produced, fast-paced and entertaining from beginning to end. When…

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Million Dollar Quartet … based on a true story

by Linda Burlingame It was December 4, 1956. According to Billboard, Elvis Presley had the top two records for that year, Heartbreak Hotel and Don’t Be Cruel. Three other Elvis songs were in the top 50. On July 7, 1956, Johnny Cash stepped onto the Grand Ole Opry stage for the first time. His I…

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Pierce Arrow's Decades

by Linda Burlingame Whether you’re nine or ninety, if you like music, you’ll enjoy Decades’ song selection. The songs they’ve chosen from the 1950’s through the 1980’s take you on a musical journey that evokes fond memories. As Tony Turner tells us, songs can remind us of specific events, perhaps a sock hop or a…

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The Johnson Strings ~ at the Majestic

by Linda Burlingame The Johnson Strings, a remarkably talented family, will astonish you, whether they’re performing Via Dolorosa or playing Yankee Doodle Dandy — and everything in between. Violins, cellos, bass, mandolin, banjo, piano … if it has strings, they play it! The lineup for many of the pieces has Dad on bass; Mom on…

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Branson's Outdoors ~ Up, Up and Away!

by Linda Burlingame The calendar may soon say “Autumn,” but there are many weeks ahead with perfect weather for enjoying Branson’s outdoor fun. One of my favorite outdoor adventures is just a few miles north of Branson on Hwy. 65 — Branson Zipline & Canopy Tours at Wolfe Mountain. Wolfe Creek Preserve is home to…

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AYO … starring Voices of Glory

by Linda Burlingame Ayo is at the beautiful Andy Williams Performing Arts Center in Branson. Many famous artists have graced this stage, from Andy to Glen Campbell, the Lennon Sisters, the Osmonds, to name a few. Voices of Glory Michael, Avery, and Nadia Cole tell audiences they are honored to be on the “Moon River”…

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