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  • 021012-Hughes-Brothers.jpg Dave Woods: Big Show a chance to preview Branson entertainment

    Because of its 20th anniversary, organizers say this year's show will be particularly special. A list of the show's lineup has yet to be released, but from what I've seen in past years, the lineup isn't important.

    January 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Enjoy_Dave-Woods-column.jpg Dave Woods: Branson shows and celebrations set to ring in 2014

    Tuesday night will mark the first time in many years that I haven't spent New Year's Eve in Branson. I'm a little bummed out by it.

    December 27, 2013 1 Photo

  • images_sizedimage_271102459 Dave Woods: 'Camp Calamity' spurs autograph pursuit

    A little elf -- Bob Wolfe from Bob's Always Buying Books -- uncovered a treasure few but me would love. He discovered a rag-tag copy of "Janet Lennon at Camp Calamity" at his store.

    December 7, 2013 1 Photo

  • New South singer excited for Christmas show

    Jason Robinson loves Christmas, but he's not sure he's actually ready for it to start in October.

    November 22, 2013

  • images_sizedimage_271102459 Dave Woods: Branson has lots to do during holidays

    Looking for things to do during the holiday season in Branson? Hundreds of shows and attractions offer special Christmas shows that will get you in the spirit of the season.

    November 8, 2013 1 Photo

  • 110813_jukebox.jpg Branson performers help restock Pittsburg kitchen

    For the second year, Branson performers will help a Pittsburg food pantry stock its dwindling shelves in time for the holidays.

    November 8, 2013 1 Photo

  • 18-SDC-Old-Time-Xmas-#E3FA7.jpg Color, lights are big parts of annual Christmas celebrations at Silver Dollar City

    Beginning during the summer, the crew starts hanging lights and setting the stage for its annual Christmas on Main Street celebration. Schroeder said he is proud of Silver Dollar City and the hard workers who make the magic happen.

    November 8, 2013 1 Photo

  • 103113 Stormy Point 10.jpg Destinations: New England charm

    I had heard of Stormy Point Village for years. The resort is an ownership-based, time-share community. Not just a time-share condo, but a full-on destination resort

    November 4, 2013 4 Photos

  • Winter, fall to feature traditional Branson events

    I often get questions from folks around town concerning Branson events and activities.
    Sometimes I have the answers, sometimes I don’t. When I don’t, there’s one person I can call who always does. That’s Lynn Berry.
    Lynn is director of communications for the Branson Chamber and Convention and Visitors Bureau. She can always get me the information I need, or at least point me in the right direction.
    Recently, questions about fall foliage, veterans celebrations and Branson Christmas keep coming up. Here’s what I know, thanks to Lynn.

    November 2, 2013

  • Toy-Shoppe-kids.jpg Christmas connection: Billy Dean takes on lead role in 'The Toy Shoppe'

    Billy Dean seemed ready to slow down and distance himself from reality a bit.
    Not that mounting a Broadway-style musical in Branson, working with a cast of talented kids and taking on a role written by -- and for -- entertainer Kenny Rogers is slowing down.

    November 1, 2013 1 Photo

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