And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. I Corinthians 13:13 Always FREE! Your source for local news and entertainment INSIDE... June 28-30, 2020 • Vol. 1, Issue 104 Grand Opening: Dave Roever to speak at King’s Chapel. Pg. 5 Alarming: Traffic deaths in the state are up. Pg. 9 ‘Piano Man Xperience’ opens July 1 Pianist David Brooks and his “Piano Man Xperience” band will take to the stage at 2 p.m. on July 1 in the Branson Star Theatre, 3750 W 76 Country Blvd. (Photo by Marshall Meadows) Boone Homestead: Site hosts public information meeting. Pg. 10 WEATHER...page 12 Highs around 90. Chance of showers and storms through Thursday. By Branson Globe Staff David Brooks, a name familiar to area theater goers, has responded with a “yes” to requests by friends and fans wanting him to bring his “Piano Man Xperience” to Branson. Brooks and his ‘crew’ will take to the stage at 2 p.m. on July 1 in the Branson Star Theatre, 3750 W 76 Country Blvd. “We will be doing three matinee performances a week,” Brooks said. “The show features music from many piano entertainers along with a few surprises. I talk about some of my influences as well. Everything from Billy Joel, Ray Charles, Elton John and so many more. We will also have a LIVE band. And, I’m sure Jerry Lee will be making an appearance.” Brooks moved from Arkansas to Branson in 2003 to join ’50’s At the Hop’ and has been cast in numerous other Branson shows since then. A friend from a music website told Brooks that ‘the Hop’ was looking for a pianist so he came to Branson, auditioned and got the job. “I have been fortunate enough to work in just about every show I had the possibility of in the past 16 years,” He said. “From the Haygoods to the Hughes Brothers, Legends in Concert to #1 Hits of the 60’s, you could have spotted me anywhere.” Entertainer Jeanna Kilbane was in the cast of #1 Hits of the 60’s with Brooks. She and he have maintained a close friendship throughout the years. Similarly, she has also been cast in many of Branson’s shows and worked on cruise ships. “I’m really excited that David is getting his own show here in Branson,” Kilbane said. “David has a big personality with big talent to go with it. He promises a high energy show that will please audiences of all age groups.” Music, as a vocalist and musician, came natural to him even while he was very young. “I suppose I’ve showed an interest SEE PIANO MAN, PAGE 2

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