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Living Life to the Fullest In Southwest Missouri

Handmade by Rebecca: Transforming Trash Into Art

Posted on Apr 19, 2017

Rebecca Bristow rescues items from trash and recycling bins and transforms them into treasures such as earrings, suncatchers, and mobiles.

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Dueling Pianos

Posted on Nov 22, 2016

JBs Downtown Joplin is a hot spot in Joplin for live music, featuring bands, musicians, dueling pianos, and even karaoke.

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RSVPaint Date Night

Posted on Nov 2, 2016

We needed a break from our hum-drum routine, so I signed us up for the Date Night session at this paint-and-sip art studio in downtown Joplin.

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Siblings Improv

Posted on Oct 26, 2016

This group’s performances are both intellectual and entertaining, and provide a unique, big-city type addition to the nightlife offerings in Joplin.

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Joplin Arts Fest

Posted on Sep 12, 2016

This is the granddaddy of arts festivals in southwest Missouri, and it’s expected to draw a crowd of 20,000 art lovers to Main Street during this year’s event.

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Zerkapalooza

Posted on Aug 19, 2016

Zerkapalooza is a laid-back, talent-packed musical bonanza and that highlights the area’s homegrown artists. All ages are welcome.

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Coleman Theatre

Posted on Jul 19, 2016

The Coleman Theatre was built by local mining magnate George Coleman in the early 20th century to attract world-class vaudeville acts to Miami.

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Ladies’ Night at Firehouse Pottery

Posted on May 31, 2016

I’m a bit conflicted as to whether or not I should refer to this monthly event as Ladies’ Night, because a big part of me really wants to...

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