Arts & Entertainment

  • Maggie Thorn is living her dream

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    It’s a busy summer for Maggie Thorn, and I think it is fair to say she is at a major crossroads in her life. She’s ready to go “all-in” for her country music career. Area residents will have the chance to see that first hand Friday at Crabb & Company at Lake Wappapello as she […]

  • The Stage Company presents “I Hate Hamlet”

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    Summer theatre is a treat, much like other summertime treats…snow cones, ice cream, and gelatos. Often, summer theatre is light, like everything else during the summer. “I Hate Hamlet” is a perfect summertime play, agrees Stage Company Director Shelly Dunn. “This is a comedy that pokes fun at the theatre and at actors,” explained. “It […]

  • No dreams deferred for Batrano

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    Everyone of us has dreams. Sometimes, we live with dreams deferred because life seems to get in the way. When Chris Batrano was diagnosed with ALS, he could have been one of those people to give up on his dreams because life, or more specifically, a very serious illness got in the way. But Chris […]

  • Country Music Legend Narvel Felts at Historic Rodgers Theatre!

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    It’s not every day that a country music legend pulls into town. But that will be the case on June 6 when country music legend Narvel Felts performs at Poplar Bluff’s Historic Rodgers Theatre. It won’t be the first time, though, notes Penny Cooley, manager of the theatre. “He has played at the Rodgers several […]

  • The story of an artist

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    “You’re going to have to find a job, or get married,” he said in a firm, but kind voice. That was her father’s advice upon learning she wanted to major in art at Ole Miss. Yes, admits artist Melanie Dame Withrow, life is not easy for an artist. She’s wrestled with that desire to create […]

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