Alan Jackson/David Nail/Casey James: Saturday at the Prairie Capital Convention Center at 7:00pm. Tickets available at the Center box office, 800-745-3000, or www.Ticketmaster.com
Zac Brown Band Tickets on sale: Show is January 12, 2013 at the Peoria Civic Center. Tickets on sale Saturday at 10:00am. Available at www.Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000 and Ticketmaster outlets.
A Muppet Christmas Carol: Monday at 2:00pm at the Chatham Area Public Library. Free admission, snacks provided.
M*A*S*H*: Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. Presented by the Springfield Theatre Centre. For tickets call 217-523-2787 or visit www.hcfta.org
Greater Downstate Indoor Bluegrass Music Festival: Friday - Sunday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. For all the details visit www.bluegrassmidwest.com
Veterans Day Events
Veterans Day Parade: Saturday at 10am in Jacksonville. Starts at Dewey Drive and continues on South Main to the Korean War Memorial. A short service will follow the parade.
Rochester's Annual Veterans Day Tribute with the Springfield Municipal Band: Sunday at Rochester High School Performing Arts Center. 7:00pm with prelude by the band at 6:40pm.
Veterans Day Band Concert: Sunday at 3pm in the SHG east campus theater. Featuring SHG high school band and the Springfield Catholic All-City Elementary Band. Free.
Brooke Burke-Charvet Has Thyroid Cancer
"Dancing with the Stars" co-host, Brooke Burke-Charvet is battling cancer. The 41-year-old announced Thursday she has thyroid cancer and will have to undergo surgery and treatment. Burke-Charvet, says doctors told her it's a "good kind of cancer to have" and they expect a "happily-ever-after kind of ending."
"Transformers 4" Gets a New Star
Entertainment Weekly reports Mark Wahlberg will be star of the "Transformers 4." Director Michael Bay has official confirmed the news. The sequel is to hit theaters June 27, 2014.
"Chicago Fire" Gets a Full Season
Good news for "Chicago Fire." NBC has picked it up for a full season. The show is doing very well, averaging 8-million viewers per show this season. (That's same-day and DVR viewing combined.)
Former James Bond Calls "Skyfall" the 'Best Bond Ever Made'
Roger Moore has written a new book about his experiences: "Bond on Bond: Reflecting on 50 Years of James Bond Movies." Moore appearance on the "Today Show" and talked about all the fun he had making the films. He also said of the latest Bond flick, "I think of it as just the best Bond ever made. I called (producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson) and said, 'Your parents would be so proud of you. You've given Bond another 50 years life.'"