Hammers go from hard at work to work of art
A bunch of tools used to build a house will be auctioned off to fund the building of another house. On display at Spiva Center for the Arts are 100 hammers, used in the recent construction of a replacement home for tornado victims.
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.
Benji Tunnell: Time to get in on horror-movie-writing racket
The horror movie genre was and continues to be a money maker for Hollywood. The typical fright flick can be made on the cheap with relatively unknown actors and will often have turned a profit within the first week of release (or, if Hollywood's accountants are in charge, the first century).
Jeremiah Tucker: Savages, Superchunk among best rock of '13
Incredibly, we're not too far off from the end of the year. There will be plenty written about which way the prevailing winds of popular music are blowing between then and now. But now is a good time to survey some of the best releases in a field that doesn't change much from year to year -- old-fashioned guitar rock.
Joe Hadsall: Sellout of 'Rocky' suggests new avenues for theater
"Rocky Horror's" sell-out is a big deal, however. It shows that theater fans around the area are ready for some edgier productions.
Branson entertainer to bring Neil Diamond show to Carthage
Keith Allynn, star of "A Neil Diamond Tribute," will perform his rendition of the famous singer for a special theater fundraiser. He will perform Saturday and Sunday.
Small Works a big fundraiser for Spiva
Almost 100 artists have submitted work for the 16th annual Small Works Auction. Each creation is on a piece of masonite board no bigger than a square foot.
Symphony's 'Hauntcert' to feature spooky music
The Southeast Kansas Symphony will get into the Halloween spirit for a fun and informal free concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27.
Jurassic lark: Dinosaurs to take stage in musical
When the curtains went up at Memorial Auditorium Thursday, a pre-historic world came to life.
Marvel Comics' Bill Rosemann to speak at MSSU
We live in a world in need of superheroes. Whether they're characters who have incredible strength, the ability to fly, read minds or simply fight in the name of justice, they amount to more than just pictures in a comic book, says Bill Rosemann, a longtime writer and editor for Marvel Comics.
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