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Music, Performances, Art and More

Built in 1997, the Tinnin Fine Arts Center has enriched the lives of tens of thousands of people through performing and visual arts and the humanities. The Nelson B.-Brent B. Tinnin Center was named after the husband and son, respectively, of major contributor, Lora Tinnin.

The Tinnin Center is a vital part of the College’s community outreach efforts. Each year, the Three Rivers Music Department hosts workshops for hundreds of area junior high and high school band and choir students. The Patrons of the Arts sponsors performances for area school children. The theater provides a venue for community-sponsored conferences, lectures, political debates, and performances.

Featured Performances

The Tinnin Center Theater hosts a variety of performances including national touring productions of ballet and modern dance, plays and musicals, acrobats, and musical performers from opera tenors to bluegrass pickers. All seats are reserved. Purchase tickets at Three Rivers College Student Accounts, Tinnin Center Art Gallery or online (online fee may apply).

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Mutts Gone Nuts

Date: 7 p.m. October 3
Venue: Tinnin Theater
Tickets: $15
Tickets go on sale August 31.
Canines and comedy collide in this smash performance that’s sure to leave the whole family howling for more!

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Haunted Illusions

Date: 7 p.m. October 30
Venue: Tinnin Theater
Tickets: $15
Tickets go on sale August 31.
Celebrate halloween with an incredible night of magic, tricks, and treats featuring one of the top touring illusionists in the country.

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A Christmas Carol

Date: 7 p.m. December 4
Venue: Tinnin Theater
Tickets: $15
Tickets go on sale August 31.
Celebrate the true Spirit of Christmas with this original production featuring 26 beloved traditional carols woven throughout this classic tale.

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Stayin’ Alive

Date: 7 p.m. January 15
Venue: Tinnin Theater
Tickets: $15
Tickets go on sale August 31.
The quintessential tribute band, Stayin’ Alive promises to deliver a night of Bee Gees mega hits and beautiful ballads.

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Jubilation Jazz

Date: 7 p.m. February 9
Venue: Tinnin Theater
Tickets: $15
Tickets go on sale August 31.
A diverse group of musicians from across the state of Arkansas perform a unique blend of gospel, patriotic, and big band era arrangements.

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Valentine’s Dinner and Show

Date:  6 p.m. February 14
Venue: Tinnin Lobby
Tickets: $60
Tickets go on sale August 31.
Join us for a special dinner catered by Tasteful Creations, followed by an entertaining show featuring masterful pianist and Missouri native, Michael Michelson, The Piano Man. Only 100 tickets are available.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., the music before dinner begins at 6 p.m., dinner begins at 6:30 p.m., and the main performance begins after dinner.

The Valentine’s Dinner and Show is not included in the season pass. To purchase tickets, contact Melody Dolle-Ducote at 573-840-9688 or mdolle-ducote@trcc.edu, or purchase tickets online.

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An Evening of Classical Music

Date: 7 p.m. March 7
Venue: Tinnin Theater
Tickets: $15
Tickets go on sale August 31.
A small group of exceptional area musicians — Dr. Dan Kubis, Cindy White, Daniel Atwood, and Malachai Williams — will perform their favorite classical selections.

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An Evening with Mark Twain

Date: 7 p.m. April 18
Venue: Tinnin Theater
Tickets: $15
Tickets go on sale August 31.
Veteran stage actor Richard Garey recreates the famous Mark Twin road shows with all the wit and wisdom of the man from Hannibal.

Music Department Performances

Three Rivers College Music Department hosts student concerts and recitals, as well as the College’s choir and band groups.

TRC Fall Showcase

Fall Showcase

Date: 7 p.m. October 24
Venue: Tinnin Theater
Tickets: Free Admission
TRC Music Department vocal and instrumental students perform diverse solos and ensembles and a “mini-musical” performance by the premier student musical theater ensemble.

TRC Fall Concert

Fall Concert

Date: 7 p.m. November 21
Venue: Tinnin Theater
Tickets: Free Admission
TRC collegiate and community musicians take the stage to bring you timeless musical classics.

TRC Jazz Festival

Annual Jazz Festival, Evening 1

Date: 7 p.m. February 8
Venue: Tinnin Theater
Tickets: Free Admission
The annual TRC Music Department’s tribute to jazz begins with a concert that showcases area junior high school, high school, and College jazz groups.

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Annual Jazz Festival, Evening 2

Date: 7 p.m. February 10
Venue: Tinnin Theater
Tickets: Free Admission
The Jazz Festival continues with the Three Rivers Jazz Band and the Southeast Missouri All-District Jazz Band, featuring select high school jazz players.

TRC Spring Showcase

Spring Showcase

Date: 7 p.m. April 4
Venue: Tinnin Theater
Tickets: Free Admission
TRC Music Department vocal and instrumental students perform an eclectic program of classical repertoire and musical theater standards.

TRC State Fair

State Fair

Date: 7 p.m. April 26-27, 2 p.m. April 28
Venue: Tinnin Theater
Tickets: Free Admission
In the TRC Music Department’s annual family musical, an Iowa farm family and their prize pig seek love and glory at the Iowa State Fair.

TRC Spring Concert

Spring Concert

Date: 7 p.m. May 7
Venue: Tinnin Theater
Tickets: Free Admission
The Three Rivers College symphonic Band and Jazz Band, and Collegiate Choir perform a variety of musical gems.

Art Department Exhibitions

The Tinnin Center Art Gallery displays monthly exhibits of regional artists, as well as the works of Three Rivers students.

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Ralph Freer Exhibit

Date: August 28 – October 3
Venue: Tinnin Gallery
Tickets: Free Admission
Ralph Wayne Freer is an award-winning sculpture artist who has been developing his uniquely stylized aesthetics for more than four decades.

There will be a reception with the artist at 6:30 p.m. October 3 in the Tinnin Gallery.

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Ruth Garner Exhibit

Date: October 9 – November 3
Venue: Tinnin Gallery
Tickets: Free Admission
Ruth Garner is a musician and potter who creates whimsical music-themed instruments and pottery from clay.

There will be a reception with the artist at 6:30 p.m. October 24 in the Tinnin Gallery.

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Rose Anne Huck Stanard Exhibit

Date: November 13 – December 15
Venue: Tinnin Gallery
Tickets: Free Admission
A love of the peacefulness of nature comes through in the serene scenes of Rose Anne Huck Stanard’s paintings.

There will be a reception with the artist at 6:30 p.m. December 4 in the Tinnin Gallery.

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Three Rivers Alumni Art Exhibition

Date: February 24 – March 8
Venue: Tinnin Gallery
Tickets: Free Admission
Show of works by Three Rivers College alumni.

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Greg Edmondson Exhibit

Date: March 18 – April 12
Venue: Tinnin Gallery
Tickets: Free Admission
A unique and vibrant collection of abstract paintings by artist Greg Edmondson.

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High School Exhibit

Date: April 22 – May 17
Venue: Tinnin Gallery
Tickets: Free Admission
A collection of artwork created by area high school students.

There are no Center Stage shows scheduled at this time.

Please check back in the future.

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Become a Patron of the Arts

Performances are made possible by the Patrons of the Arts Society, a philanthropic organization that raises money to bring cultural opportunities to our region.

Main Campus
2080 Three Rivers Blvd., Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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