Joplin Arts News (Feb. 9–15)


Brasil Guitar Duo

Don’t miss Pro Musica’s next concert featuring Brasil Guitar Duo this Thursday, February 12, 7pm at St. Peter’s St. Peter’s Catholic Church (812 S Pearl Ave).

Brasil Guitar Duo, a 2006 winner of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition, and hailed by Classical Guitar magazine for its “maturity of musicianship and technical virtuosity,” is equally at home on a classical or a world-music series. Its innovative programming features a seamless blend of traditional and Brazilian works, resulting in a full global touring schedule and a growing catalog of critically acclaimed recordings. The Duo has appeared internationally on major concert series and at festivals in Germany, England, South Korea, Colombia, Brazil, Austria, Panama, Poland, and Bermuda. U.S. engagements have included recitals in such major cities as New York, Santa Barbara, Miami, Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, St. Louis and Tucson, as well as in Chautauqua and Cooperstown, NY; Stowe, VT; and Lancaster, Ohio.

Duo members João Luiz and Douglas Lora met in São Paulo as teenage guitar students and have been performing together for more than fifteen years. The Duo’s primary studies were with Henrique Pinto along with Fabio Zanon, Paulo Martelli, Sergio Abreu, and Alice Artz. Douglas Lora earned his Master’s degree at the University of Miami as a student of Dr. Rene Gonzalez. João Luiz received his Master’s degree from Mannes College the New School for Music under Michael Newman, and is pursuing a Doctoral degree at Manhattan School of Music, studying with David Leisner. He teaches guitar at New Jersey City University.

While in Joplin the Duo will present two outreach events for employees of local corporate sponsors. The outreach events are sponsored, in part, by the Rusty Smith Memorial Fund and Con-way Truckload. Brasil Guitar Duo’s appearance in Joplin is funded, in part, by the C.W. Titus Foundation and the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency. 


Karen's Dance Studio Spring 2015

Karen’s Dance Studio is now enrolling for their Spring 2015 session! Feel free to drop by the studio Monday – Thursday, 3:30–8:30pm to register. For more information, click here or call (417) 623-1093.


Follow the link below and browse through the 50+ vendors that have been chosen to participate in the Spring 2015 Hip Handmade Market (HHM) on March 28th from 10am–4pm! We can’t wait…

HHM is a curated indie-craft market and the perfect place to purchase original pieces for yourself, your home, your family, and even as gifts for friends – all while supporting local artists and crafters. This event is juried from a number of applications to offer a wide variety of local handmade goods. Expect good quality and affordable products. In addition, Art Feeds Joplin will be hosting a not-so-ordinary free photo booth. The $2 adult admission to the Market will partially benefit Art Feeds.


Joplin Little Theatre VolunteersAre you a theatre-lover looking to get involved? Joplin Little Theatre (JLT) is building up their volunteer database! JLT is a community theatre and depends on people to donate their time and skills. If you would like to become a volunteer, please click here and fill out the form.


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