Branson’s Top Illusionists of All Time

Branson’s Best Illusionists of All Time

Over the years, I have seen a great number of Magicians short and tall come through Branson. But that doesn’t mean, they weren’t strong on stature. Here’s a cool list of some of the best that have made their home here. And some that are still here.

1)Kirby Van Burch-First came to town with the Five star theater. Quite an opus of entertainment it was. Designed to be a Theater’s theater, it even had it’s own spotlight that shined at night and into the morning. He was really the first man of magic, to call Branson home. His tricks were amazing. From sawing a women in half, to Lion’s and tigers, and even making a helicopter disappear.

2)Darren Romeo-was a wee man of magic. Brought to town by Sigfreid and Roy, he was sponsored by them. He was great at up close magic and all kinds of stuff.  Put on one heck of a show out at the Welk resort. “Where there music in his magic, and magic in his music.”

3)Jeff Daniel-not the guy your thinking of from Dumb & Dumberer. This guy was one of the best up close street magic magicians, ever seen. He combined with Kirby at the Grand Palace to put on one heck of a show. With up close magic, and Grand Illusion. It was one of the best I had ever seen.

4)Bart Rocket-presiding in the old Christy Lane Theatrer, this guy could work a room. And bring in illusions to suit any crowd. During his tenure Branson was in a bit of a transition, but he did very well.

5)Malinda @ the Magical Mansion-This was a great show. She wore chaps to create quite an atmosphere at her show. And did quite well with different sword illusions and different things. She was great.

These are the top five illusionists of all time. Stay tuned for more Swashbucklers tomorrow. Or the next day. thanks

Little Hacienda-Branson Restaurant review-not great

Little Hacienda Branson Restaurant review

I’m a big fan of Mexican food, and a big fan of Branson. So I always hate it when a meal doesn’t work out the way I’d like.  But this one did not.

3375 Little Pete rd


#Decor-it had great design and furniture and even patio furniture

#Service was good, and people were nice.

#Great care was taken with appearance


#Recipees were complex, and just didn’t deliver

#Lots of sauces and topings that just didn’t go together. Highs and lows that just didn’t work together.

#no flavor really, to speak off.

Unfortunately, I won’t go back. I really wanted this to work, and have eaten at other vesions of this restaurant and they were good. This one looked a bit lonely at their new location. We shall see how the summer goes.


Young Christians Weekend this week at SDC

Young Christians Weekend this week at Silver Dollar City

Well it’s another big year, out at Silver Dollar city. And this weekend April 6th-9th, SDC celebrates the young Christian. With rides, roller coasters, and food. And lots of it, to sink your teeth into. There are several hotels that still have rooms for the weekend. Holiday Inn Express on the strip, Honeysuckle Inn, and the Stone Castle Hotel. Branson also has more things to do than ever, including restaurants, indoor water parks, shopping and live shows. So don’t miss this opportunity to get away and create some enjoyment for the kids.

Something New for the old Branson Days Inn

Something New for the Old Branson  Days Inn

The old Days Inn Located at 3524 Keeter street, is headed in a new direction. Once thought to be condemned, this property may be on the mend. Spread out over 9 acres, this property is set to house over 900 Visa workers in the coming months. Rooms will be converted into small apartments, to take in these workers when they come to Branson.

I spoke yesterday with Law Enforcement, and they seemed optimistic about the coming project. And that a fence may be erected with a security gate around the property, to keep passerby’s out. Which sounded promising with our current situation with the homeless population of Branson.

The property had 422 rooms, with tons of ground floor rooms, and several building with elevator access. So we shall see what this massive project will turn into. Stay tuned!

Tips for looking for Jobs if your homeless or in an extended stay motel

Tips for looking for Jobs if your Homeless or in an extended Stay

Here are some great tips for looking for jobs if you are homeless or living in an extended stay.

  1. Get a P.O.Box-Hollister, Mo has very economical post office rates, compared to Branson. A P.O. Box will give you the look of having a permanent address, as opposed to know address at all. And create some solidity to  your prospective employer.
  2. Get a verified email address.  Start using email if you don’t already. It’s a great way to show professionalism, a few steps possibly beyond the job you are applying for. It creates a way to communicate with the manager, that he or she might not be used to.
  3. Step in the managers shoes-What are they looking for, how has the communication been with them. What kind of employees are they looking for now? And who do they have now?
  4. Follow up, follow up, follow up-call them back, (no not everyday, but enough to show interest.
  5. Take notes-when you call them back, what did they say, follow up per their instructions.
  6. Offer a nice touch, say Yes Sir, and no sir,or Ma’am. These are touches they don’t often see.
  7. Give them your sell number, and do your best to keep this your regular cell phone number. They will view this as a great benefit in the long term to reach you.
  8. And lastly, don’t show up with friends to fill out apps. This will impress. Good luck.

Homeless in Branson 3-What being homeless in Branson means.

Homeless in Branson 3-what being homeless in Branson means.

This is our third installment on this topic, as we update the info annually. And this winter, is not different than any other. People out there are hungry. And this winter, I’ve taken it upon myself, when I’m out and about to help anyone I see. Just trying to eat.

The city has cleared the homeless asking for donations, away from central spots. But, they are still at Price chopper, and in front of Branson Hills, and Target. And they are hungry.

I’ve talked to several people about this issue, and will continue to put together research on how to help. I got a note this morning, from someone living in an extended stay. And they said that they are not getting much help. So if you have any ideas on this subject please leave a not or comment here. Subscribe to our newsletter for more updates.

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