Lucas Grabeel to perform at Landers Theatre on 8/12

You may best know Springfield native Lucas Grabeel for his portrayal of Ryan Evans in the hit movie series High School Musical.

But the Kickapoo High graduate does more than just Bop Bop Bop, Bop to the Top, he's an accomplished singer/songwriter, voice over actor, director, and producer.

Lucas crafted his acting skills on the stage of the Historic Landers Theatre in downtown Springfield before he took the leap to Hollywood. So, when he returned home for a visit, it only made sense he'd return to the same stage that he spent hours performing on as a teen.

@929thebeat We all saw the Zac/Vanessa photo- but one of the stars of #HighSchoolMusical has news to report. You can catch @mrgrabeel performing orginal music, disney songs, and broadway showtunes on 8/12 at Landers Theatre! Tickets are going fast: SpringfieldLittleTheatre . Org @andjuliewilson #springfield #missouri #springfieldmo ♬ We're All In This Together - High School Musical Cast & Disney

For one night only, Lucas returns to the stage. You can expect to hear his take on popular Disney songs, original music, and Broadway tunes. You can purchase tickets by visiting SpringfieldLittleTheatre.org. 

You can purchase meet and greet passes for after the show with your ticket, or you can stream the show.


Is this a dream? 929 Days of Summer is Underway.

I feel as if this should be a "Dear Diary" entry, but alas, it is not- even so, a year ago, I didn't expect one- let alone three- businesses naming menu items after me.

So, here we are, in the middle the station's 929 Days of Summer Promotion. I'm proud to say right now, you can get three things called "The Julie" at local businesses. Penn Station Subs was generous enough to create an entire meal deal for me to offer to you, dear listener. "The Julie" at Penn Station subs is essentially a B.L.A.T with chips and a lemonade.

@andjuliewilson Idk how i ended up with a sandwich, ice cream, and a spray tan kit named after me, but im not mad about it! SPRINGFIELD, MO FRIENDS, check this out! @929thebeat @palmbeachtan @coldstonecreamery #pennstationsubs #springfield #mo #missouri #springfieldmo #SplashSummerVibe #92daysofsummer ♬ Welcome To New York - Taylor Swift

A bacon, lettuce, avocado, tomato sandwich first entered the scope of my favorite foods after i spent several days in New York City with friends- I ordered this nearly everywhere we went, so it was natural choice when crafting a sandwich deal of my own.After your sandwich, the sweet tooth will no doubt hit. Swing by Cold Stone Creamy for "The Julie". I like my ice cream combinations to have a combination of textures and flavors, so while crafted I sort of went wild adding toppings. "The Julie" consists of the Oero Cream Ice Cream, topped with pretzels, marshmallows, and a brownie. Finally, top of your day with a spray tan from Palm Beach Tan. Ask for "The Julie Kit". I love spray tans- I fear the sun, so this is the perfect way for me to get a beautiful glow. Plus, i always find the knowledge of the tanning team to be stellar.


She went viral for a Pre-K tactic. Some love it, others are pressed.

Bailey Norton is a stand up comedian in Los Angeles- formerly of Springfield, Missouri.

The Missouri native made the move a few years ago to chase her dream in comedy.

The former pre-school teacher recently took to twitter to express how she deals with the opposite sex when offered toxic emotions.

The tweet quickly went viral. When asked, Bailey said that the tweeted comment was a tactic she used with her pre-school kids to acknowledge their emotions.

The comment, however, sent twitter into a frenzy.  Bailey utilized the responses to create a now viral tik tok.

@baileyenorton Men want to physically hurt me because of this tweet, god bless #fyp #comedy #men #feelings ♬ original sound - Bailey Norton


JOJI – GLIMPSE OF US

This has been the most streamed song in the country over the past couple weeks. It already has over 193 million streams on Spotify in less than a month. It has been a top 10 most added song at Top 40 all 3 weeks it has been out, including being the second most added the last 2 weeks.


BEYONCE – BREAK MY SOUL

Queen B is back with her first solo Top 40 single in almost a decade, and this release was quite a shock to everybody. This was a top 10 most added song at Top 40, Hot AC, Rhythmic, Urban, and across all formats all 3 weeks it has been out with 465 total stations now playing it.


Popular Tik Tok couple, Angie&Shane, details the family tattletale

Spend anytime on Tik Tok or Instagram, and youre bound to find yourself on Angie and Shane's page. The two recently joined The Julie Wilson Show to detail the time when their children- in their toddler years- outed Angie to a friend while the couple was staying at their home.

@angieandshane Parenting teenagers 101. Who’s scaring who now? 🤣🤘🏼 #momsoftiktok #dadsoftiktok #parentsoftiktok #fyp ♬ Teenagers (Live in Mexico City) - My Chemical Romance

The couple, who has been together since high school, are now parents to teens and have found social media success sharing stories not only of their journey as a couple, but parenting.


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Geico might have to pay a Missouri woman over $5 million after she says she got HPV from a man in the backseat of the man's car. He was insured by the company.


We we're MAD at Hollywood, Chance's thoughts on Nixa


Chance Nichols is a Nixa native who escaped the Midwest, living in sunny Los Angeles working full time as a stand up comedian and podcast host.
You can list to Chance's podcast, We didn't Peak, here.


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