• Center Stage and the Three Rivers College Music Department present the hit Andrew Lloyd Weber musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at 7 p.m. Nov. 12-14 and 2 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Tinnin Fine Arts Center on the Three Rivers Campus in Poplar Bluff. Tickets are just $10. They can be purchased in advance at the Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce and the Three Rivers Financial Services Office. Tickets also will be sold at the door. Joseph retells the Biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors as an energetic, family-friendly musical. Audiences will follow Joseph as he outwits his unethical brothers, journeys from slave to prophet, and eventually attempts to reunite with his long-lost family.

    Nov 05,
  • The Three Rivers College Patrons of the Arts Society has announced the schedule for its upcoming 2015-16 season, which will include the return of Russian ballet, a Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute concert, Chinese acrobats, two children’s shows, a performance by the Vienna Boys Choir, and more. All shows will be performed at the Tinnin Fine Arts Center on the Three Rivers campus in Poplar Bluff. Because of the support of donors to the Patrons of the Arts Society, ticket price for each main show will be $10, and ticket prices for the children’s shows in Poplar Bluff will remain $5. The Patrons Society is also continuing its tradition of presenting its children’s shows in partnership with local schools. Select schools

    Sep 03,
  • Missouri native Ralph Wayne Freer is an artist whose art reflects his life’s journey. Art is a roadmap of his journey. Like the scenery on a great road trip, his art is always changing. His art has evolved reflecting the people, places, and things that touched his life. His art is featured at “The Flying F Gallery” located north of Poplar Bluff, Missouri. This building, formally the Collins General Store, built in 1894 was originally a farm house in which his mother, Letha Collins Freer, was born and later, circa 1930, converted into a store. When asked how he became an artist, Ralph was puzzled by the question. “I have just always loved art," he answered simply. Numerous relocations associated

    Jul 09,
  • It was the early years for country music videos when a soft-focus, handsome young man by the name of Keith Whitley sent hearts fluttering with his songs of love and loss. Keith Whitley may have left the world early on May 9, 1989, but that does by not mean the world, or his fans, have forgotten him. As a matter of fact, there is currently a growing movement to have Whitley inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame. Among those involved in the movement is Margie Pate, who is working with many others to earn Whitley the recognition he deserves. “I started this when I found out that Keith wasn’t in the Hall of Fame during writing a song

    Jul 06,
  • 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 kicks off the holiday weekend with a performance there, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. “I just got back from a tour of Europe as part of my studies,” explained Thorn. “It was really exciting. We were there for 21 days and had the chance to tour Italy, Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic. I was in a group of 20 other Belmont students, and we learned

    Jul 02,

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