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Cold temperatures kept most people at home, but it didn’t diminish the warmth and spirit of camaraderie at the Farris Theatre Sunday, April 6.
The Farris Road Band, formerly known as The Farris Mirthmakers, opened the show. Singers Annie Quick and Kyle Foster sang a variety of numbers from the 1960s and 70s. Numbers such as “It Never Rains in Southern California,” and “I Love You Just the Way You Are,” sang by Kyle and “It’s Too Late,” and “Take It to the Limit” sang by Annie were well rehearsed and the audience was appreciative.
Two young ladies added a touch of class to the show. Allison Haynes, 12-year-old daughter of Jason and Dawn Haynes of Richmond provided some toe-tapping spunk to the line up when she sang “Rockin’ Robin.” After intermission, she dazzled the audience with “Crazy,” by Patsy Cline.
Hali Smith was welcomed on stage as a soloist, after last appearing as Tiny Tim in “Scrooge, the Musical” this past December. Hali sang “Three Little Birds” and “What a Wonderful World.” She is the daughter of Mike and Lori Smith of Richmond.
Bob Morrison of Lawson and Paul McKinney of Excelsior Springs joined the show again as they presented their unique blend of acoustic guitar and blues harp. Intermingling some easy listening with some blues, the duo performed three numbers, among them “Mr. Bo Jangles” and a number written by Morrison, “Steamroller Blues.”
The Farris Road Band debuted two of its members when guitarist Rick Jensen sang, “Heart of Gold,” and keyboardist Delana Morse sang, “What’s Forever For?”
Not to be left out of the performance, Annie Quick’s young daughter Elena didn’t hesitate to clap and even call out “Yeah, Mom!” to her from her seat in the audience.
Photo: Usually the one telling the jokes, Bob Moses of The Farris Road Band, gets a kick out of listening to a joke Kyle Foster is telling during a musical show at the Farris Theatre on Sunday. Moses plays bass guitar in the Farris Road Band that opened the show. More photos on page 5. (Photo by Brenda Jensen/The Daily News)