Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Cowboys Are Rounding Up for Music, Poems in Ozarks, Plus Rodeo in Kansas City

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Cowboys Are Rounding Up for Music, Poems in Ozarks, Plus Rodeo in Kansas City

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COWBOYS WILL be spinnin' yarns, reciting poetry and strumming familiar tunes at the Cowboy Gathering in the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Ark., next weekend.

Concerts beginning at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday will feature Dennis Gaines' original Western poetry, Pop Wagner's folk and country blues music and lariat tricks, and Bob Bovee and Gail Heil's music of the 1920s and '30s.

Glenn Ohrlin, a cowboy author and musician who has spent a lifetime as a working cattleman, and other working cowboy poets will entertain as well. Continuous music, stories and poetry sessions are planned for Saturday. For more information, call (501) 269-3851. More Wild West This year's American Royal rodeo in Kansas City has added yet another way to experience the old West this week: The Great American Wild West Show, Wednesday through Friday. With gunslingers, stunts, song and dance, a stagecoach robbery and cattle drives, the show complements the traditional rodeo, livestock competitions and saddle horse shows that continue through Nov. 24. The 90-minute Wild West show will include a tribute to the American Indian and to the last of the silver screen cowboys. For more information, call (800) 821-5857. Light The Lights Chicago's Magnificent Mile lights up for the holidays at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. Weekend events to celebrate the twinkling of some 600,000 lights include Walt Disney World stage shows, ice-carving demonstrations, laser shows, unveiling of the new retail store windows, Santa's arrival at Chicago's historic Water Tower and strolling carolers. For more information, call (312) 642-3570. Pocket Navigator This gizmo is sure to be a hit with anyone who frequently finds himself hopelessly lost in a strange city and too shy to ask for directions. Magellan Systems Corp. has introduced the GPS 2000, which can guide you to and from any of 100 destinations that you program into it. …

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