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The Patrons of the Arts, a non-profit organization that supports the arts at Three Rivers College, held a kickoff for the upcoming season of performances. The evening included entertainment, an awards presentation to sponsors of the 2018-19 Season, and the unveiling of the performance lineup for 2019-20.

This year, the Patrons of the Arts will host seven performances at the Tinnin Fine Arts Center and co-host four performances at the Rodgers Theatre.

The lineup at the Tinnin Fine Arts Center is:

Fabulous Fanny: The Songs and Stories of Fanny Brice, 7 p.m. September 26, Tinnin Theater, tickets $15

  • The legendary Fanny Brice, the greatest Jewish singing comedienne of her time and inspiration for the movie “Funny Girl,” is brought to life by Broadway/Off-Broadway veteran, Kimberly Faye Greenberg.

Four Italian Tenors, 7 p.m. October 28, Tinnin Theater, tickets $15

  • For the first time in the United States, the Four Italian Tenors perform the greatest tenor arias and songs of all time, in wonderful unique arrangements.

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, 7 p.m. November 11, Tinnin Theater, tickets $15

  • Step into a simpler time filled with sweet dreams and Christmas magic with the Moscow Ballet performance of The Nutcracker.

11th Hour, 7 p.m. December 16, Tinnin Theater, tickets $15

  • A trio with multiple number-one hits, 11th Hour promises a spirit-filled performance of southern gospel music.

Russian National Ballet performing Sleeping Beauty, 7 p.m. February 3, Tinnin Theater, tickets $15

  • Direct from Moscow, this world-famous Russian ballet troupe performs the enchanting ballet Sleeping Beauty.

Jubilation Jazz, 7 p.m. February 14, Tinnin Theater, tickets $15

  • A diverse group of musicians from across the state of Arkansas share the gospel through big band music.

Alvin Youngblood Hart, 7 p.m. March 19, Tinnin Theater, tickets $15

  • Known as a “musician’s musician,” Alvin Youngblood Hart is a Grammy Award winner and a practitioner of country blues, 60s and 70s guitar rock, and more.

Performances co-hosted at the Rodgers Theatre are:

Gene Watson, 7 p.m. February 27, Rodgers Theatre, tickets $25 presale general admission, $30 at the door, $35 for rows 6-10, $40 for rows 1-5

  • With his powerful voice and multi-octave range, Gene Watson performs classic country songs about life, heartaches, loves, and family.

Rhonda Vincent, 7 p.m. April 23, Rodgers Theatre, tickets $25 presale general admission, $30 at the door, $35 for rows 1-10

  • Grammy award-winning bluegrass musician and singer and Missouri native Rhonda Vincent delivers a must-see performance that reaches beyond the boundaries of bluegrass music.

A Neil Diamond Tribute, 7 p.m. May 16, Rodgers Theatre, tickets $20

  • A Broadway-style production in which Diamond look- and sound-alike Keith Allynn unveils the story of Diamond’s life and career through Diamond’s own songs from the 60s through today.

Carpenters Once More, 2 p.m. May 17, Rodgers Theatre, tickets $20

  • Celebrate one “unforgettable voice” and one “unforgettable duo” with the sounds of Carpenters Once More starring vocalist Diana Lynn and featuring the best of The Carpenters.

For details and ticket information on these and other performances coming to the Tinnin Center, visit

Sponsors who received awards for Tinnin 2018-2019 season performances were Dental Arts Group for All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 and Kissinger & Kirkman Investment Centre for Moscow Ballet’s Cinderella. Receiving awards for sponsoring children’s shows were Daily American Republic and First Midwest Bank for The Christmas Skates, Poplar Bluff Realty Inc. and Sterling Bank for The Tortoise and the Hare; The Bank of Missouri and Ozark Federal Credit Union for Greek Myths: Heroes and Legends; Dexter area sponsors – BPS Networks, First Midwest Bank of Puxico, Tyson Foods Inc.; Sikeston Area Sponsors – Harry and Anita Sharp, Dean and Mary Wooden, Randy and Charlotte York, Walmart Stores Inc.; Kennett Area Sponsors – Farm Credit Southeast Missouri, Hoggard & Sons Funeral Home, Piggott Community Sharing Hearts Inc., Piggott State Bank, Southeast MO Health Network, Walmart Stores Inc.; Doniphan Sponsors – Castle Products and Services Inc. – Bill Wright, Genesis Chiropractic – Dr. Joshua McElhaney, Griffin Rentals – Sam and Regina Griffin, JW Woodworks – Jim and Debbie Willis, John and Teresa Klepzig, Peoples Community Bank, The Counseling Office – Sara Craig & Diane Silman, Three Rivers Citizens Advisory Board, Vision Improvement Clinic, LLC – Dr. Jim Hunt; Piedmont Sponsors – First Midwest Bank of Piedmont; Hackworth, Ferguson & Thompson, LLC; Heartland Furniture & Appliances, LLC – Cindy Boyers; High Chaparral Llamas – Douglas and Rosalee Kulik; James and Julia Gronski; Keith and Judith Mahal; Peoples Community Bank; Robbie’s Zephyr Café LLC; Rotary Club of Piedmont; Sam A. Baker Concessions Inc. – Mike Fleming; Ed Seitz.

For information on joining the Patrons of the Arts or sponsoring a performance, call 573-840-9527.

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