Internationally acclaimed violinist Andrej Kurti performs at Pittsburg State

It’s likely that when Andrej Kurti was growing up in Belgrade, Serbia he had no idea that he would move to the Southern part of the United States and become a violin professor in Central Louisiana. Prior to becoming a professor of violin at Northwestern State University of Louisiana he earned both his graduate degrees and […]

Black History Month Celebration At Joplin Public Library

The month of February in the US is well known for being Black History Month, but did you know that the month long remembrance that reflect s back on the important people and events of the African diaspora has roots that date back to 1926? The week was chosen because it coincided with the birthday […]

The Horszowski Trio performs in Joplin

Making their second appearance in the past five years in Joplin the Horszowski Trio will be performing on Thursday February 22, 2020 at Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School. The concert, which is being hosted by ProMusica Joplin starts at 7:00 pm is open to the public although donations will be accepted. Since the group formed […]

Grammy Nominated and Dove Award Winning Singer-Songwriter Jennifer Knapp Returns to Southeast Kansas

Jennifer Knapp has lived a few lives. Today, at the age of 45, living in Nashville, Tennessee she recently graduated from Vanderbilt University with a graduate degree in Theological Studies. Perhaps now is the perfect time to both look back at her start in Southeast Kansas and ahead to the next step in her career. […]

Missouri Citizens Day for the Arts 2020 with Emily Frankoski

Southwest Missouri has a vibrant and growing arts community as there are countless events that organizations host year around throughout the area. From the Spiva Center for the Arts in downtown Joplin, to the events hosted by the Neosho Arts Council including Art Con scheduled to take place Saturday, February 8th. Also, art exhibits at […]

Jomo Restaurant Week 2020 with Monica Burlingame

According to the non-profit Feeding America there were 38 million people living in poverty across the United States in 2019. 37 million of those people also struggle with hunger and 11 million of those are children. Also, children are the most vulnerable group of Americans to face food insecurity. Locally, Crosslines Pantry in Joplin collects […]

Joe Firman, Director of the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts

2019 was a banner year for the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. The facility celebrated its 5th-anniversary in early December and hosted countless events from the Best of Broadway to the Pittsburg State Jazz Festival and former Secretary of State Condeleezza Rice. This year is scheduled to be another busy year at the center […]