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Silver Dollar citizens eager to celebrate 60

Silver Dollar City shouldn’t be quiet now. It’s spring break season, and the Branson, Mo., theme park should be filled with the laughter of happy parents and the shrieks of

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Theater To Go: Arts Live offers opportunities for kids to create, learn online

Self-quarantining is difficult, but self-quarantining with children in the house — and no end in sight — can be a special kind of challenge. Enter, stage left: Arts Live Theatre,

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Found At Sea

New Branson museum shares booty of three shipwrecks BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com Young or not so young, if you ever dreamed of diving to a shipwreck, recovering a handful of gold

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School Is Weird

But ‘Sideways Stories’ can help kids flourish LARA JO HIGHTOWER lhightower@nwadg.com Louis Sachar’s classic “Sideways Stories From Wayside School” is the wacky tale of a school that was supposed to

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Arts Live Actors Put Their Hearts In To ‘Holes’

When Louis Sachar’s classic young adult novel “Holes” was published in 1998, it was a success with both teen audiences and critics alike. Sachar’s complex but imminently readable book was

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Historic dances bring culture of the Ozarks to life

In the rural Ozark communities of the 1800s, gathering for a community dance meant more than just fun. “The dances helped the early settlers keep ties to the countries of

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Power Of Doodle Good For Noodle

Melissa AJ Dysart wants to help kids and adults alike hone their critical thinking through doodling. Dysart is an architectural project coordinator at Level 5 Design Group in Springdale. She’s

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Trike’s ‘Frog and Toad’ a gentle lesson in joy

If you’re of the opinion that we could all use a little more kindness in the world — and, really, who among us doesn’t feel that way these days —

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Best Friends Forever: Trike’s ‘Frog and Toad’ a gentle lesson in joy

LARA JO HIGHTOWER lhightower@nwadg.com If you’re of the opinion that we could all use a little more kindness in the world — and, really, who among us doesn’t feel that

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Jack of all theatrical trades finds joy in creative energy

BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com Julie Gabel is a theatrical jack of all trades: She teaches, she directs, she acts, she designs — and she’s master of them all. Q. Can you