Hamner Barber Theater


Monday, September 22, 2008

Western Swing Music... Gotta Love It!

I fell in love with western swing music back in the 80's when I bought an album by The Red Willow Band which featured my friend Kenny Putnam who played fiddle for many years with Roy Clark and on TV's "Hee Haw" show.

Many years later I had the pleasure of being the opening act for one of the most famous western swing groups in the country, Asleep At The Wheel. We worked a two-week run at Asquaga's Nugget Hotel and Casino in Sparks, Nevada.

In 2007, Dave Hamner and I were thrilled to announce that Ricky Boen and Texas Mud had agreed to be our morning show at the Hamner Barber Theater. They perform at 10am, Monday thru Friday and are quickly becoming the hottest morning show in Branson. They are my favorite of all the Western Swing Groups I've had a chance to work with over the years, and I know you'll love them too. You'll also enjoy the hilarious comedy of Branson's only female comedian, Miss Ida Clare! Here is their latest promotional video.

Meet our fantastic morning show, Ricky Boen & Texas Mud.
Western Swing Music, Done Right!

Visit: TexasMud.com

Juice Will Flow! 10th Annual Fall Festival and Grape Stomp.

Hollister, Missouri's historic Downing Street has welcomed thousands of visitors for years for a grape-stomping good time! This year’s festival is going to be fun-filled and action-packed and features entertainment by SIX, Red Kneckers and The American Kids with comedian Jim Barber once again acting as MC for the juiciest stomp yet. Read more...

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Friday, September 19, 2008

Brian and Katie's Evolution of Wedding Dance

This was sent to me by a friend, and it really made me laugh and recollect on my own wedding to Diane 23 years ago. If we had thought of it, I think we would have had a dance something like this...

Thursday, September 18, 2008

"Island Fire" Flares as Samoan Parliament Member is Arrested

The honorable Hans Joachim Keil, a member of the Parliament of Samoa who was instrumental in bringing the popular "Island Fire" Polynesian Show to Branson, Missouri has been arrested on immigration charges. The show shares the history, culture, and traditions of Polynesia and Samoa and has been a positive link between the US and Samoan countries.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Help TripAdvisor Decide How to Donate $1 Million

TripAdvisor.com is donating $1 million to five great causes and letting the public decide how the money gets split up. What a cool idea!

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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Hamner Barber - Student Travel Choice

AdventureStudentTravel.com is a great website for information on Student Travel opportunities around the world. Branson, Missouri is one of the top student travel destinations and the Hamner Barber Variety Show is quickly becoming one of the favorite things to do during their visit.

Watch the video below to hear more about their recommended things to do in Branson, and watch for a cameo appearance by our own Jim Barber when the video host Serenity mentions "comedians that will make you laugh so hard, you'll forget what you paid 'em."

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Longtime Branson mayor Lou Schaefer dies at 80

Lou Schaefer, a longtime Branson mayor credited with bringing unprecedented growth to the city, died Tuesday. Schaefer held the record for most consecutive terms as Branson mayor. His six, two-year terms spanned from 1995 to 2007. From 2004-2007, Branson saw its single largest period of growth, with new construction totaling about $583 million.

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Hamner and Barber On The World Wide Web

There are several places you can find out more information on everything happening at the Hamner Barber Theater. Please visit the sites listed below.

Hamner Barber Theater

The Official Website of the Hamner Barber Theater. Order show tickets online and select your seats from a variety of suggested locations in the theater. Purchase Hamner Barber DVD's and other magical products from the gift shop. Preview several video clips from the show and read more about the cast members. There is also a history of the Hamner Barber Theater that describes all the performers who have had their own shows in the theater through the years.

The Wings of Christmas

A new site now in development to promote this wonderful holiday production featuring the best of the Hamner Barber Variety Show in the first half, and lots of Christmas spirit in the second. Playing November and December during Ozark Mountain Christmas in Branson.

Dave Hamner and Jim Barber host this weekly interview show featuring local celebrities and interesting personalities from the Branson area. Be sure to subscribe to the email list to be automatically informed of each new guest.

The official website for Dave Hamner's Branson Gospel Sunday Service. New Sermons are posted online each week. Services are held each Sunday at 10:00am at the Hamner Barber Theater and features guest singers with inspirational music. The service is free to the public and inter-denominational.

The official website for comedian, ventriloquist Jim Barber. The biography pages offer some interesting information about Jim that you may not have known. His annual performance schedule is listed as well.

Jim Barber's Blog

Jim posts interesting articles and information related to Branson and the Hamner Barber Variety Show.

Jim Barber & Seville
This site includes many articles and video clips related to Jim Barber's unique act, The Barber and Seville.

YouTube - BransonMagic
Includes several videos related to the Hamner Barber Variety Show.

YouTube - BarberMedia
Includes several video produced by Jim Barber.

YouTube - BransonWebcast
Includes video interviews from BransonWebcast.com

Monday, September 8, 2008

Indian-theme amphitheater proposed in Mitchell, South Dakota

A plan to create a 3,000-seat amphitheater and American Indian cultural center in the heart of South Dakota has been unveiled to the Mitchell City Council. The venue would offer a Branson style entertainment complex that would promote tourism and Indian culture by hosting numerous summer events say visionaries Paul LaRoche and Gordon Thomsen...

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Sunday, September 7, 2008

New Wizard of Oz Film has Branson, Missouri Connection

On film, stage and print, the Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum is without a doubt, the most beloved children’s classic of all time. Roger S. Baum, continues the legacy started by his great-grandfather over 100 years ago by authoring more than 10 new Oz adventures. Alpine Pictures is producing an animated film from one of Roger's books, Dorothy of Oz.

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Jumpin' Catfish! Arkansas Teenager kisses Carp at 40 MPH.

Here's a fishing tale that packs a wallop so strong it broke the jaw of a southeastern Arkansas teen and covered him in fish blood and guts.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Branson’s Review Magazine Celebrates 20 Years

Branson’s Review Magazine has been in publication for 20 years, bringing the good news of Branson to subscribers all over the world through it’s Magazine and periodic Bulletin. It’s a great magazine that focuses heavily on design and quality content with very little advertising. Subscribe online at: www.BransonsReview.com

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