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Plant and Art Rock Sale To Benefit Branson Regional Arts Council

May 5th Plant and Art Rock Sale To Benefit The Branson Regional Arts Council.

NO ADMISSION FEE… COME ENJOY THE SIGHTS AND SMELLS OF SPRING!
 
Just in time for Mother’s Day (or any special occasion), participate in a FUNraiser for the Branson Regional Arts Council and select your choice of many beautiful and flowering pre-planted pots and succulents!
 
You’ll also find hand crafted birds, exotic animals, wildlife and Faith based art painted on native Arkansas Sandstone by ArtThatRocks4u.com.
 
ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE BRANSON REGIONAL ARTS COUNCIL
 
Directions: Take 76 Highway toward Kimberling City, then LEFT on Hwy 13. Turn LEFT on DD Highway and go 6.5 miles to the DD Community Center and turn RIGHT. Keep going straight until you see the PLANT SIGNS and park on the street. You will be shuttled to the sale and returned to your car! EASY!
 
COME EARLY AND SUPPORT THE BRANSON REGIONAL ARTS COUNCIL.
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Win A Cruise Aboard A State Park Marina Pontoon Boat

The Branson Regional Arts Council is excited to announce the support of our friends at State Park Marina on beautiful Table Rock Lake.  Their Boathouse Boutique is providing the nautical themed hats and many costume pieces for our upcoming production of Anything Goes at the Historic Owen Theatre.

In addition, two lucky winners will each receive a FOUR HOUR CRUISE aboard a private PONTOON BOAT courtesy of State Park Marina.

All ticket holders for Anything Goes will receive one entry for each seat purchased into the contest, but additional “raffle tickets” may be purchased online to greatly increase your chances of winning.

$5 - BUY 2 RAFFLE TICKETS   $10 - BUY 5 RAFFLE TICKETS   $15 - BUY 10 RAFFLE TICKETS   $20 - BUY 15 RAFFLE TICKETS

BUY TICKETS FOR ANYTHING GOES

 

The winning tickets will be selected at random during the intermission of the Sunday, April 29th 2pm show, however, you do not have to be present to win.  If you are unable to attend the show, you may also just purchase a raffle ticket and still be in the running for the prize. There will also be a variety of smaller prizes drawn at the show as well.

 

All proceeds from this raffle benefit the community theatre program at the Historic Owen Theatre, and help make it possible for us to continue to grow and expand our arts activities.

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Lennon Brothers & Gail Lennon Reunion Concert Announced

After many years, The Lennon Brothers & Gail Lennon are excited to announce a reunion concert in Branson, Missouri for TWO SHOWS ONLY!

  • Saturday, November 24th at 8pm, and Sunday, November 25th at 2pm.
  • $25 (plus transaction fee) Reserved Admission for all seats at BransonArts.org/lennon (No discounts available)

LENNON REUNION CONCERT TICKETS

Enjoy authentic swing harmony, inside of Branson’s oldest and most historic entertainment venue!

This concert will not only be fun for Lennon fans of all ages, it will also be of benefit to the Branson Regional Arts Council and their new visual and performing arts programming being developed at the Historic Owen Theatre.

If you love the vocal swing harmony that was America’s favorite music in the 30’s and 40’s…you need look no further than The Lennon Brothers and Gail Lennon.

The Lennon Brothers & Gail Lennon

The Lennons capture the sound of legendary performers such as The Modernaires, The Pied Pipers, The Delta Rhythm Boys and The Four Vagabonds. They sing the works of some of the greatest American composers… Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer, Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin and more.

Brothers Dan, Bill, and Joe grew up in Los Angeles as members of a celebrated musical heritage. Their father, Bill, was the lead singer in the original Lennon Brothers, who performed in the 1940’s and 50’s. It was their sisters, however, who sang their way into America’s hearts as young performers on The Lawrence Welk Show. The Lennon Sisters’ “girl next door” beauty and charm endeared them to millions, but it was their harmonies that led them to be inducted into The Vocal Group Hall-of-Fame in 2002.

The boys have been singing from the time they were born. And as the times were a’ changing so was the music. They sang The Beatles, Crosby Stills and Nash, Jefferson Airplane…but also the music of an earlier time: Al Jolson, The Mills Brothers, and the original Lennon Brothers.

Bill, Dan, Joe and Gail Lennon

In 1983, Bill met his wife-to-be Gail. Gail was among the top studio singers in L.A. at that time. They discovered a mutual love for the music of the Swing Era and, with brother Dan, put together a vocal group called The Fatells. This was the fore runner of The Lennon Brothers of today.

In 1994, thirty members of the Lennon family moved to Branson, Missouri to perform at the new Welk Resort. The brothers and Gail opened the resort with a morning show that The Chicago Tribune hailed as “The BEST show in Branson!” The show featured not only a hot live band and tight swing harmonies, but also the brothers’ “…Monty Python meets Vaudeville” style of comedy.

Gail was voted “Female Vocalist of the Year” in 1994 at the Branson Entertainment Awards. Over the next several years, the group won awards so often they were given a spot in the Branson’s “Hall of Fame”.

The critics agreed:

St. Louis Dispatch “..one of Branson’s most respected shows.”
Tulsa World “…subversively hip!”
Springfield News Leader “Smoothly entertaining…Branson’s best!”
Chicago Tribune “The BEST show in Branson!”

And so did their fellow performers:

Andy Williams “…the best four-part vocals I’ve heard in years!”
Pete Fountain “They’re the best…unbelievable talent…the show was over way too soon!”
Les Brown Jr. – Band of Renown “Gail is a wonderful singer!”
Sunny Spencer – Sons of the Pioneers “They’re my favorite singing group in the whole world!”

The Lennon Brothers & Gail Lennon have released 3 CD’s: “Swing Away!”, “Swing Sandwich”, and “The 9:30 Special”. In The Groove magazine praises the recordings “…outstanding quality” and called the groups performances “…amazing!”

Since last headlining in Branson, the group has traveled for special events. They’ve been the headline performers at the “Indian Wells Jazz Festival”, have performed on the S.S. Rotterdam and have played venues throughout the Midwest and West Coast.

The Lennon Brothers & Gail Lennon Reunion Concert will be an exciting event for area locals and Branson vacationers alike.  Early purchase of tickets is highly recommended as both performances are expected to completely sell out. Visit BransonArts.org/lennon.