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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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Clay Cooper's Country Express ~ Fun!

by Linda Burlingame Clay Cooper’s theater is always bustling with excitement. I had a pleasant sense of anticipation when I walked up to the box office to get my ticket. And who was there greeting me with a big smile of recognition and a “Hi Linda!” … Tina Cooper, co-star of Clay Cooper’s Country Express!…

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The SIX Show … just six?!

by Linda Burlingame I love the “neon” graphics for the opening of The SIX Show; they’re eye-catching and well done. And when the entertainers rock the stage with Don’t Stop Believin’, you’re loving the singers and the band and … wait, there’s no band. That’s right. No band. There are just six brothers whose voices not only…

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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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