Congratulations Branson Tri-Lakes News
The very first issue of the Branson Tri-Lakes News for the new year of 2012 featured a cover story entitled 100 years, a look back in which staff writer Tyler Franke reports that the Branson area newspaper has just reached its 100th year of continuous publication. The Branson Tri-Lakes News is the local newspaper covering Branson, Taney County and Stone County in Missouri, and traces its roots to the oldest publications in Taney County. Read the full article here.
This historical milestone comes just a few months before the city of Branson celebrates it’s Centennial in the traditional grand style of the Ozarks. Branson Tri-Lakes News Publisher and part-owner Michael Schuver has announced they will release a special publication in March celebrating the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of the city.
Happy New Year, Baby!
Considering the historical importance of this particular issue of the newspaper, it was a surprise honor for the Hamner Barber Variety Show to have been selected as one of the featured photos on the front cover of the centennial edition.
Taken amidst a packed house at the second annual Hamner Barber New Year’s Eve Fiesta on December 31st, the photo shows comedian Jim Barber in a routine where he imitates “Huston Towers” as part of a comedy game show segment. The newspaper photo is captioned as follows…
JIM BARBER, a comedian and ventriloquist in Branson, does is impression of movie character Austin Powers during the “Hamner Barber New Year’s Eve Fiesta” Saturday night. Hundreds attended the four-hour celebration, which included Mexican food, fiesta games and an extended presentation of the “Hamner Barber Show.”
- Tyler Francke | Branson Tri-Lakes News
What’s NEW in 2012 at Hamner Barber Theater?
There will be many news worthy events and updates on tap at the Hamner Barber Theater this year. Among them are the addition of several brand new routines and illusions in the Hamner Barber Variety Show, celebrating it’s 9th season in 2012. There will also be several guest artist performances and fund-raising events for Branson area organizations in need of assistance during the year.
In addition to a full season schedule of the Hamner Barber Variety Show, popular country music singer Dalena Ditto will return for her 11th season in Branson with a series of 59 concerts at the Hamner Barber Theater throughout the year beginning March 29th. More information on the Dalena Ditto Country Variety Show can be found here. On Friday April 27th at 2pm, the Branson Magic Bonanza will once again present it’s Magic All-Stars Show featuring magicians Greg Wilson, Tom Burgoon, Jason Hudy and Levent, along with another surprise guest performer. The Plummer Family will return with their 6th Annual Reunion Show on Saturday, May 6th. Information on all these shows will be released closer to the events.
Fundraising events at Hamner Barber Theater this year include the 3rd Annual Branson Gong Show to raise funds for the Branson Homebound Senior Meal program of the Branson Senior Center. Auditions for the show will be held on Monday, January 23rd from 5-8pm at the Branson Senior Center. Mark your calendars to attend the Branson Gong Show on Wednesday, February 22nd. More information will be released soon, but you can read about last year’s event here.
In May (date to be determined) we will also be hosting our 9th Annual Vietnam Veterans Assistance Show. This is always a powerful and highly entertaining event where many of the top Branson stars gather together at the Hamner Barber Theater in benefit of our local area Veterans who are in need of assistance.
More information on this great benefit concert will be released soon, and information regarding last year’s event can be read here.
Finally, the Hamner Barber Theater is proud to once again team up with Branson.com to present the annual Hand-In-Hand, Branson Honors Purple Heart Veterans event April 26, 27 and 28th. Since it’s beginning, Hamner Barber has hosted the opening ceremonies, public entertainment show, and closing ceremonies throughout the three day event. This year’s event promises to be the biggest and best ever, and the public is invited to participate in the activities free of charge. More information will be available at the Veterans Galleria on Branson.com.