Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

People; Entertainment

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

People; Entertainment

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A 'Brady Bunch' reunion at Kings Island theme park

Three of the actors from "The Brady Bunch" television series are returning to Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, for an anniversary celebration.

Actors Barry Williams (Greg Brady), Christopher Knight (Peter Brady) and Susan Olsen (Cindy Brady) were invited to the Cincinnati- area theme park Sunday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of a popular episode of the iconic 1970s TV show.

The episode that aired in 1973 was filmed at Kings Island. The episode entitled "The Cincinnati Kids" involved the family visiting Kings Island so dad Mike Brady (Robert Reed) could present his architectural plans for a new addition to the park.

The three actors will entertain park guests during four shows of singing, dancing and anecdotes from the show that ran from 1969 to 1974. They will also meet fans and sign autographs.

Hoosier music * A musical by John Mellencamp, writer Stephen King and T Bone Burnett will debut in Bloomington, Ind., this fall before embarking on a tour of 20 U.S. cities.

"Ghost Brothers of Darkland County" will debut Oct. 10 at the Indiana University Auditorium.

The Herald-Times of Bloomington reported Sunday that the musical has been 13 years in the making. The collaboration was inspired by a cabin on land in Indiana owned by Mellencamp that, according to legend, was the site where one brother killed another over a girl and later died in a car crash with the girl.

King wrote an outline that developed into a play, with music by Mellencamp and Burnett. The story is now set in Mississippi and involves two sets of brothers.

The tour is scheduled to run through May 2014.

Reggae band leader injured * Officials say the leader of the reggae band Toots and the Maytals was injured when a 19-year-old man threw a bottle and hit the singer during a concert in Richmond, Va.

Police said Sunday the man has been charged with aggravated assault. …

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