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.
Joe Hadsall: These singers get votes for being the best currently in rock
Something jumped out at me when preparing for an interview last week with Brett Ditgen of Red Line Chemistry: Dude can sing. Seriously. Guy has a great voice.
Teachers championed in play at Stone's Throw
A play presented at Stone's Throw Dinner Theatre pays tribute to terrific teachers.
Deer-hunting horror story detailed in MSSU comedy
Southern Theatre will present the comedy of a man whose hunting failures are legend.
Agatha Christie's classic mystery presented at Joplin Little Theatre
Audiences are well acquainted with twist endings these days, Kevin Babbitt said. Whether it's the revelation of Kiser Soze in "The Usual Suspects" or Dr. Malcolm Crowe's earthly status in "The Sixth Sense," twist endings are commonplace.
Funny business: Comedian Drew Hastings takes being a mayor seriously
These days, Drew Hastings holds back on some jokes, and he doesn't like it. But it's a political necessity, he said. The comedian is also the mayor of a city in Ohio.
Jeremiah Tucker: McConaughey compelling after mid-'00s slump
Currently the front-runner to win the best actor Oscar for his starring role as an AIDS patient turned experimental drug smuggler in the true-life "Dallas Buyer's Club," McConaughey has long been one of my favorite celebrities.
Benji Tunnell: Ignore the weird premise because 'Her' is a great new love story
The advent of technology has created a great many things, but it has also made it easier for us to disconnect with those around. This is the driving force behind "Her."
Joplin band Me Like Bees wins national competition
A Joplin band powered through problems and emerged victorious in a national band competition.
Joe Hadsall: Binge-watching may spoil quality of TV shows
Maybe Netflix isn't so good for TV storytelling. Because of that, I refuse to watch the new season of "Sherlock" before its U.S. release dates.
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