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Lights, Camera, Fireworks! Celebrate the Fourth of July in Branson

by Linda Burlingame Branson offers many shows and attractions that elicit “Ooh’s” and “Ah’s,” but around the Fourth of July those exclamations are for area fireworks displays that light up the night skies. The Fourth is right smack in the middle of the week this year … start celebrating before the end of June and…

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Summer Fun in Branson … Let Me Count the Ways!

by Linda Burlingame According to my brief Google search, Father’s Day began in Washington State June 19, 1910. Since then, in one way or another, Americans have been celebrating fathers on the third Sunday in June. It’s a day the entire family should enjoy, and Branson offers a vast array of attractions and activities that…

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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!

It’s 26th Fabulous Season of The Haygoods Branson Show by Linda Burlingame A full parking lot, busy lobby, people taking their seats for a sold-out Branson 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…

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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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