• Branson Shows

    From Mike Dippel@954:895/1 to All on Sat Sep 18 12:52:04 2021
    My wife and I spent several days in Branson, MO and went to 2 great shows! The first
    was 'Legends' which had impersonators of Frank Sinatra, Carrie Underwood, The Blues
    Brothers, Pat Benatar, and Elvis.

    Each did a great job and each looked very similar to their respective personalities. I
    figured this show could not be beat, and then we went to another show the following day
    on a showboat called 'The Branson Belle'.

    This dinner cruise included a magician/emcee, a singing and dancing troupe, and the
    food was well worth the cost of admission.

    We saw the Heygoods. I didn't think at first it could be better than the Legends, but it
    was. There were 5 brothers and 1 sister in the group, and each played several instruments. We heard country, rock and roll, pop and more. The vocal harmonies were
    fantastic and the instrumental harmonies were as well.

    There was one song where the female played the harp while 2 of the brothers used their
    fiddle bow strings to play different notes on the harp at the same time. Awesome! They
    invented a guitar that had strings on the top to play bass, a normal guitar in the middle
    and harp strings on the bottom. So, 3 people were playing the 1 guitar at the same
    time. Never saw anything like that before.

    This was our 2nd trip to Branson. The first allowed us to see Andy Williams before he
    died. Branson is a great destination for entertainment.

    Mike Dippel

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  • From Arelor@954:895/20 to Mike Dippel on Sat Sep 18 16:59:52 2021
    Re: Branson Shows
    By: Mike Dippel to All on Sat Sep 18 2021 12:52 pm

    My wife and I spent several days in Branson, MO and went to 2 great shows! The first
    was 'Legends' which had impersonators of Frank Sinatra, Carrie Underwood, The Blues
    Brothers, Pat Benatar, and Elvis.


    It seems you had fun. I find the lack of electric guitars in Sinatra's pieces a bit troublesome,
    but I still value them as good stuff :-)

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  • From Daryl Stout@954:895/7 to Mike Dippel on Sat Sep 18 22:05:00 2021
    Mike,

    This was our 2nd trip to Branson. The first allowed us to see Andy Williams before he died. Branson is a great destination for entertainment.

    I had gone there with a couple of ham radio friends for an event in
    April years ago. While there, we saw ventriloquist Todd Oliver (he has
    a live dog in his act), and Tom Mullica (doing a tribute to Red Skelton).

    Several of Todd's routines can be found on YouTube. With Tom Mullica,
    you thought Red had come back from the dead.

    There were a ton of funny routines (including Guzzler's Gin <G>), but
    the best one had to be when he found out that there were nurses in the audience. He was absolutely ecstatic with joy...saying to them "I'm so
    glad you are here today!! I've been dying to ask this question".

    The hall gets dead quiet, and he looks at the nurses and inquires
    "Have we had our bowel movement today??!!" <G>.

    It brought the house down in raucous laughter, and those nurses were
    as red as tomatoes!! <BG>

    They are working on widening US Highway 65 to 4 lanes all the way from Branson, Missouri...south through Harrison, Arkansas, then down to
    Clinton, and Conway, Arkansas...where it junctions with Interstate 40.
    It's already 4 lanes between Clinton and Harrison, Arkansas, but that
    was 2 years ago...and it may be completed all the way there now.

    Interstate 40 runs between the Carolinas and the West Coast...going
    through such cities as Knoxville, Nashville, and Memphis, Tennessee... Brinkley, Forrest City, Hazen, Lonoke, North Little Rock, Conway,
    Morrilton, Russellville, Ozark, and Fort Smith, Arkansas...Oklahoma
    City, Oklahoma...and Amarillo, Texas. There are many more, but I'd
    have to look at map for that info.

    Several years ago, when an errant barge on the Arkansas River struck
    one of the I-40 bridge piers at Webbers Falls, Oklahoma...I-40 was
    closed for 2 weeks, while they worked round the clock to completely
    rebuild the bridge. You can imagine what a traffic nightmare that was.

    Daryl

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