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Reza … Edge of Illusion at Branson's Famous Theatre

by Linda Burlingame “Edge of Illusion.” Some call it illusion — I call it magic! To me it’s so totally believable — it can’t just be illusion. There’s just no logical way to explain what you see on Reza’s stage. People disappear. Things disappear. Big things … like motorcycles and helicopters! And don’t you think…

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Amazing … Acrobats of Shanghai!

by Linda Burlingame As I was watching the Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai, I knew that when I wrote my article I would be using the Thesaurus frequently, to find synonyms for the word “amazing.” Every act was a new reaction of “Wow!” “Unbelievable.” That’s a good one. “Astonishing!” Yes. And did you know “amazingness” is…

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A Mother's Day Adventure

by Linda Burlingame Perhaps I should title this article “An Adventure for Mother!” Instead of just taking “Mom” to brunch or dinner on Sunday, May 13, why not plan a weekend trip she’ll always remember. Get her out of the kitchen and out of the laundry room for more than a day. Branson is the…

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The Grand Jubilee at Grand Country Music Hall

by Linda Burlingame 2018 is the 16th year for The Grand Jubilee, a fast-paced mix of grand music, rollicking comedy, and rousing gospel. The fun starts even before the show begins, when Master of Ceremonies Mike Patrick comes on stage to greet the audience. Enter the “stage manager,” aka “Jim Dandy.” Dressed in a day-glow…

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10 Great Places to Eat - Branson, Missouri Restaurants

When it comes to picking a place to eat, it’s always best to ask a local. They know where to find the best burger and how to get into the most exclusive restaurants. Branson, Missouri restaurants are no exception. If you head to the strip you can find yourself dizzy with options to choose from. That’s why…

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The Haygoods … 26th fabulous season!

by Linda Burlingame A full parking lot, busy lobby, people taking their seats for a sold-out show … everyone was excited for “curtain up” at The Haygoods! It was soon obvious the six Haygood brothers and their sister were as enthusiastic as the audience. Their talent and energy fill the stage. They make it look…

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Raiding the Country Vault A History of Country Music

by Linda Burlingame Raiding the Country Vault is a history of country music, a show filled with country classics and presented by a cast of talented entertainers. Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire is the opening song, the first of many that elicit applause and smiles of recognition from the audience. And the hits just keep…

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Best Kid-Friendly Activities in Branson, Missouri

Branson, Missouri was originally developed to become a center for lumber shipment. Branson got its name from Rueben Branson, who operated a general store there in the 1880s. Instead, in the 1930s, tourism began to take over and it quickly became a popular destination. Today there is a population of 6,050 residents who are happy…

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Legends in Concert - The soundtrack of your life

by Linda Burlingame From toddlers to teens, to those of us who remember many decades of music, I think everyone has a physical, sometimes emotional reaction to certain melodies. And there are so many songs that span generations with their appeal. Doesn’t everyone have a favorite Elvis Presley song, know a Johnny Cash ballad? Younger…

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9 Vacation Spots You Shouldn't Miss in Branson, Missouri

Looking for the next getaway for you and your family. How about Branson? Branson, Missouri is one of those vacation spots you can’t miss. In this article, we’ll walk you through the 9 spots you should visit when you vacation in Branson. If you’re ready to pack your bags, let’s get started. 1. Table Rock…

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