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New show, Ayo starring Voices of Glory, debuts March 18

New production, famous stars to appear at Hughes Brothers Theatre in Branson, MO

Editor's Note: AYO returns to the Hughes Brothers Theatre for its third, exciting year! See them starting March 9th, 2015!

new-ayo-logo-180"Ayo starring Voices of Glory" kicks off its first season in Branson at the Hughes Brothers Theatre on Monday, March 18, 2013, at 3:00pm. The new show stars some very famous siblings, Michael, Avery, and Nadia Cole, who together are known as Voices of Glory. Ayo (Yoruba for Joy) is being co-produced by the Hughes Brothers who are known for their creative productions including the show "it" and the "Hughes Brothers Christmas Show". Jason Hughes says, “In 'Ayo' we’re taking the audience on a journey of joy using song, dance, lights, and the personalities of Michael, Avery, and Nadia, backed up by a live band.” Michael Cole adds, “We love the music and we love what music can do for people. In 'Ayo' we want the audience to feel what we feel when we sing – a pure call to joy!” Shows are from March through December, check schedule for exact dates and specific show times.

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Rhythm and Hughes: Creating the Sound System for a Long-running Branson Act

From the October 2011 issue of "Sound & Lighting" magazine.
Written by R. Maxwell

itBranson-02A scene from "it". The cast finishes "Oklahoma."When the Presley family first moved their show to Highway 76 in 1967 (which later became known as the "strip"), it marked a dramatic shift for the once sleepy town of Branson, Missouri. Today, it boasts more than 50 theatres featuring musical artists and entertainers of all genres, attracting visitors from all regions of the country. What started as the Roy Clark Celebrity Theatre in 1983 is now known as the Hughes Brothers Theatre - home to the "world's largest performing family."

The Hughes Brothers Show, which started over 30 years ago as a group of five siblings, today encompasses a cast of 47, and continues to expand. lt has been in Branson for 17 years. Known for their lush harmonies, entertaining antics, dynamic dance, soaring instrumentals, and creative production numbers, the Hughes Brothers Show is a classic example of how advances in audio technology have enabled these entertainers to excel.


Teen sets example in weightlifting and faith

Originally published in MormonTimes.

BRANSON, Mo. — While other teenage boys are practicing three-point shots, memorizing football plays or working on perfecting the curveball, David Dimitri Hughes heads to the same gym, day after day.

And it's paid off.

David HughesOn July 10, Hughes lifted 360 pounds on the bench press at the Southern Power Lifting Federation Competition, earning him the world record in the teen 16/17, 148 lbs. weight class. With 13 state, three national and one additional world record, Hughes' list of accomplishments keeps growing.

"He just strives for being the best at whatever he does," Lena Hughes, David's mother, said.


Branson Still One of the Brightest Destinations For Holiday Fun, Music

By Bob Lindsey | FloValley News | Link to the Article

Ozark Mountain Christmas has become a holiday tradition in Branson. As always, many of the fan favorites from the past are returning to brighten the holiday spirit, which starts early down in these parts.

Back again this year are Andy Williams’ Christmas Show, Tony Orlando with the Lennon Sisters, Yakov, the famous Russian comedian, Shoji Tabuchi, Duttons, Jim Stafford, Gatlin Brothers, the Osmonds plus an assortment of other fine family holiday variety shows. We have seen these shows in the past, but are always looking for something new to write about. We’ve never been disappointed. In Branson there’s always new shows or shows that have been recommended, but we’ve missed in the past.

This year we finally caught the acclaimed Hughes Brothers show, the #1 Hits of the 60s show, the 12 Irish tenors and the new Legend of Kung Fu aerial ballet.


Hughes Brothers Show a Family Affair

The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

December 3, 2010

By Dave Woods
New media and marketing manager

BRANSON, Mo. — Jason Hughes and his four performing brothers come by their love of music and entertaining naturally.

“My dad was a great singer and played the accordion and guitar by ear, and my mother was quite an accomplished clarinetist,” the 39-year-old father of seven said. “My mother and father loved to sing and play. They didn’t do it for a living; they just really enjoyed it a lot.”

As children, the Hughes brothers’ parents encouraged their boys to learn musical instruments, unafraid of a percussive clan.

“They kept a box full of rhythm instruments in the closet and would pass them out to all of us when we were just little,” he said. “We would play the (wooden) block and the triangle. It was a noisy household.”

In the Hughes family, they learned to love entertaining at an early age.



Awarded "Best Variety Show" 2010

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Awarded "Best Christmas Show" 2008-2014
Awarded "Best Variety Show" 2010
Awarded "Best Show" 2011
Hughes Family Awarded "Entertainers of the Year" - 2012 for "it"
Awarded "Best Musical Family" for "it" 2014
Awarded "Best Young Male Entertainer" - Jacob Hughes - 2013
Awarded "Best Group" - Hughes Brothers - 2013
Awarded "Best Dance Troupe" for "it" - 2013
Awarded "Male Dancer" - Dallen Hughes - 2013


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