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Mayor Karen Best: Yearly Branson Talk Update

Branson Talk

Release Date: 03/18/2019

Terry Sanders - Branson Comedian REWIND show art Terry Sanders - Branson Comedian REWIND

Branson Talk

Who is Terry Sanders? Terry is one of the busiest comedians in Branson.  Performing for over 38 years, he can regularly be seen at several venues throughout the year.  If you have ever been to Silver Dollar City, you have surely seen one of his characters.  He also currently appears in the Patsy Cline and Friends show starring CJ Newsome. Terry provides his own unique spin to recognizable favorites such as Joan Rivers and Barney Fife as well as dozens of unique characters. In this episodes: Visiting Branson in the 1960's Did Terry almost become a mortician? Young Terry's family...

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MARCH 25, 2019 Clay Cooper has built one of the most successful entertainment businesses and theaters in Branson. Always evolving and always known for quality, high energy entertainment. Ever wonder what it's like to have your own theater? How a FFA member with a passion for music became one of the most respected show producers in Branson? Clay Cooper has been performing for Branson audiences since the age of 16, originally coming to Branson to perform with a kid’s band known as the Texas Goldminors. Clay loved singing and playing bass, and loved meeting new people. What better place to...

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REWIND: Rick Thomas - Branson's #1 Illusionist show art REWIND: Rick Thomas - Branson's #1 Illusionist

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REWIND One of our favorite interviews with unquestionably one of the most popular magicians and entertainers in Branson!  This show is seriously one of the first we recommend to tourists!  Listen and find out why. Who is Rick Thomas? Few entertainers have succeeded in Vegas like Rick Thomas.  His show had run consecutively for 15 years in Las Vegas, performing a staggering 600 shows a year. Rick now tours performing the most intriguing and innovative grand illusions in the world with a style unlike any other magical entertainer.  He spends much of his year performing in...

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June 5, 2019 FEATURE: DAVE HAMNER Dave and Denise Hamner are internationally known for their amazing magic and illusions. The Hamners have been featured World wide in countless production shows. In the USA the Hamners are noted performers in Las Vegas, Disneyland and Hollywood's famous "Magic Castle" and, of course, Branson, Missouri where the Hamners own and operate the Hamner Variety Theater. They have appeared on NBC TV's World's Greatest Magic and on the Trinity Broadcasting Network.   Multiple award winning performances have earned them awards including the  Siegfried & Roy...

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May 13, 2019 FEATURE: LEVINE CUNNINGHAM Levine Cunningham will not only deliver your walmart order right to your front door, his company will keep you informed about Branson nightlife, get where you need to be, and help maintain your vehicle. We love talking to individuals that invest in the Branson community. Levine Cunningham has certainly done that. He owns Loop Eats, The Branson Loop, The Branson Loop Automotive, Branson After Hours, Branson Comic Con, and is always looking for more business opportunities. Get to know Levine and be sure to check out Loop Eats businesses! HOST CHRISTOPHER...

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APRIL 22, 2019 FEATURE: BRAD THOMAS This week Branson Talk features Brad Thomas of Silver Dollar City Attractions. We talk about the Brad's background, the popularity of Silver Dollar City, changing times, and some exciting construction currently underway. HOST CHRISTOPHER JAMES Christopher James, Branson's Male Entertainer of the Year, hosts All Things Branson, has a daily show in Branson Missouri and was named the Emcee of the Year, Magician of the Year, Comedian of theYear, Most Creative Performer, Top 5 Club Act of the Year, and Best Stage Act of the Year by the Magician's Alliance, Campus...

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APRIL 8, 2019 FEATURE: EDD AKERS In April 2019, Branson Missouri elected a new Mayor.  In this interview, we get to know Mayor Edd Akers.  We discuss the future of Branson, the importance of our live shows, new attractions, and community members working together to insure a prosperous future.  We learn: Edd was delivered in the back of the family store by a doctor that arrived by horseback.  His feelings about the number of shows in Branson.  How he briefly ran Silver Dollar City.  Just who that strange man, sitting in a lawn chair with minnows nipping at his legs...

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APRIL 8, 2019 FEATURE: CRAIG WESCOTT Craig Wescott transformed the Branson skyline in 2016. Wescott, the CEO and co-owner of The Track Family Fun Parks, relocated Chicago’s famed Navy Pier Ferris wheel to the Branson Missouri. Now he has his sights set on another new attraction for the 76 strip in 2019. Wescott paid almost $2 million for the ferris wheel, but invested $4 million in the total experience when all was said and done. Decorated with 16,000 LED lights the Branson Ferris Wheel has become a Branson landmark and popular destination for tourists.   In this interview, we discuss...

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APRIL 2, 2019 We love featuring new Branson businesses and are especially excited about this new food venture.  Dominic Haygood and Reggie Regnell join us at the Hollister Coffee Co to discuss their new Branson business, Crave Crepes and Coffee.  We not only discuss their business.  We talk about the connections between food, the brain and behavior as well as healthy eating in general.  Scheduled to open in April 2019, Crave will offer a wide range of Crepes featuring only the best ingredients.  Watch for this new Branson business next to the Branson Ferris Wheel on...

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APRIL 1, 2019 Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce is getting ready for a big move to their new larger, high tech, and energy efficient facilities.  We find out exactly what the chamber does, misconceptions about their purpose and focus, and what to new services and opportunities the new headquarters will offer to members.  In addition, we discuss survival of the fittest in business, Branson's show community, advertising campaigns, and the surge of family attractions in Branson.   Be sure to also check out our video tour of the new facilities on Facebook and YouTube.  ...

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MARCH 18, 2019

Mayor Karen Best has been a huge supporter of Branson Talk and All Things Branson from the beginning.  Each year, we sit down and talk about achievements and changes in Branson during the previous year, general questions and concerns from residents, and what to expect during the next year.  This year's annual update discusses Wonder Works, Aquarium at the Boardwalk, Andy B's, Paula Dean's, Aldi's Panhandling, Extended Stay Hotels, the HUGE compensation the mayor of Branson receives, and even The Magic Castle.  Enjoy!

 

HOST CHRISTOPHER JAMES
Christopher James, Branson's Male Entertainer of the Year, hosts All Things Branson, has a daily show in Branson Missouri and was named the Emcee of the Year, Magician of the Year, Comedian of theYear, Most Creative Performer, Top 5 Club Act of the Year, and Best Stage Act of the Year by the Magician's Alliance, Campus Activities Magazine, and Branson Show Awards.

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ALL THINGS BRANSON
Branson Talk is part of the All Things Branson online network.  We are dedicated to sharing news, human interest, art, entertainment and business news fromBranson, MO. We present an honest look at Branson from the perspective of local residents from various walks of life. We give a voice to those that can’t afford the high price of advertising in a tourist community.

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