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The Patrons of the Arts Society continues its 2017-18 season with the high-flying, death-defying Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin, People’s Republic of China, on Thursday, October 12, at 7 p.m. in the Tinnin Fine Arts Center.

“These acrobats and performers are an absolutely extraordinary group with an awe-inspiring set of skills,” said Robert Abney, Director of the Tinnin Fine Arts Center. “Every acrobatics performance we’ve hosted has dazzled our audiences, and I expect that this performance will be no exception.”

With breathtaking stunts, magnificent feats of athletic daring, and glittering costumes, the Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin, People’s Republic of China is one of China’s most acclaimed acrobatic troupes. With a legacy stretching back thousands of years, the troupe’s show offers thrilling acrobatics, illusions, aerial stunts, juggling, contortion, and mesmerizing martial arts displays. This vibrant spectacle will dazzle and delight.

Tickets are $15 each and are available online at, and in limited amounts at the Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce, the college Financial Services office, and at the door. The show is expected to sell out.

Other upcoming shows for the Patrons of the Arts 2017-18 season include “An Evening with Mark Twain” at 7 p.m. on November 16, and “SIX” at 8 p.m. on December 7. For more information on the 2017-18 Patrons of the Arts season, or to buy tickets for upcoming shows, visit

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