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Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015
Cooper Acquires Ed Wilson's Famous Guitar
Posted Friday, January 23, at 6:14 PM
The late Ed Wilson well know for music around here was a house musician in Branson for many years. Then later opened a music store here in Nevada, Missouri. He owned many guitars he bought, sold, and traded for, but one in particular was his prize. An Autographed Washburn acoustic he had around with him backstage at many performances. He played along and met many celebrities while in Branson, and even in his later years got calls to venture down or travel to perform at a show...

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A Famous Fellow Named Feller
Posted Thursday, January 22, at 6:35 PM

I am always talking about the folks that make great music in the Vernon County and surrounding area, and always pointing fingers at those who have moved on to do BIG things in the music industry, but this story might be the most award winning and longest running success story you have heard in a while about a local musician...

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Music Scene Then, Now, and Next....
Posted Monday, January 19, at 6:50 PM

A lot of things musically were a part of the Nevada Missouri Music Scene, but things seemed to grow at a rapid pace after the Pizza Theater closed down suddenly in February of 2004. The Church night/open mic night and Jam then all moved to the Maranatha Christian Fellowship in Nevada. It was called Bru Java, and it was just the beginning of a major music move for this town. Check out the article about it after you read this entry...

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Sad news for the music scene
Posted Thursday, January 15, at 7:30 PM

I heard today that our fellow musician and friend Marion Shrimplin has past away. "Shrimplin's guitar, drum playing spanned locales and eras" is what the headline of an article written by Gloria Tucker for Nevada the Magazine Volume #2 Issue #5. I would encourage everyone to read that story, it was the issue that had the bike race photo on the front...

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The weekly jam session, and Drew's first gig
Posted Tuesday, January 13, at 7:28 PM

A few months after the opening of the Gordon's Pizza Theater in 2003, a weekly Jam began. I was hired to do a solo show at 8 p.m. each Thursday night, and then it worked into hosting an Open Mic/Jam night also following my performance from 9 p.m. until close...

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Let the Roller Coaster Music Scene Begin
Posted Monday, January 12, at 7:23 PM

Long before #MusicSceneNevadaMo - About the past -- what exactly happened? A whole bunch of really cool stuff, but where I believe it all really started changing most recently was when the Gordon's Pizza Theater opened. This was in 2003 though the pizza business had been open for about one year prior to that as a delivery and carry out establishment. ...

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The Music Scene is an Octopus
Posted Friday, January 9, at 6:45 PM

It has eight legs that reach out to the surrounding area and grab up awesome and bring it in, and all the while also sends musical genus out. It is January 2015, and the forge has been getting hot for many years now. Some things have lit up, some things have melted down, and some things have just morphed into something completely new...

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Last Chance to Vote for Grandma Strange
Posted Tuesday, January 6, at 12:28 PM

Ryan Wallace, Brooke Austen and Clinton Houseman are in the band Grandma Strange that is up for Best Music of 2014 on the The Mystery Hour TV show ~ so go vote for them! Ryan is from Nevada, and the rest of the band in Springfield, MO. The band has performed here in Nevada a bunch so it would be cool to see them win! They were featured on this TV show a few episodes ago! P.S. you must go to the original photo Facebook post to vote so click the link then comment your vote for Grandma Strange!...

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New Years Eve and Nevada Song
Posted Wednesday, December 24, at 2:48 PM

Hey all, Time is running out and it is Christmas Eve so here are some links to the two shows I know about on New Years Eve, and a link to Nevada Song. Check them all out and have Happy Holidays! See you next year! Charlie Horse band at Eagles https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=677090115741107&set=p.677090115741107&type=1&theater...

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Music Reviews Coming Soon.
Posted Wednesday, October 22, at 7:46 PM

The blog will be reviewing new music from area artists and bands so let us know about it! For best results send CD and promo stuff to: Dangerous Doug Harper Blog c/o Nevada Daily Mail 131 S. Cedar Nevada MO 64772. Requirements are you must be or play in the Joplin Springfiled MO and Pittsburg KS area...

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Bigger, Better, and New!
Posted Thursday, October 9, at 7:30 PM

How are we going to build it bigger? How are we going to make it better? How are we going to make it new? Well the new is here! It is a new season and thing for music always pick up this time of year. Things that are coming up is the United Way October fest this weekend held on Saturday October 10 in the empty lot on the corner of Walnut and Washington street. ...

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Got Music?
Posted Tuesday, September 16, at 7:09 PM

Fun week ahead of us with "Music on The Square" Thursday night with the "Elemental Crash" band, then Friday night myself Dangerous Doug Harper will be at Vipa's Thai Palace and then on Saturday Matthew Harper at the Nevada Vernon County Farmers Market check it all out!...

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More Music!
Posted Tuesday, September 9, at 2:18 PM

This week get patriotic on the square with "Music on the Square" featuring Matthew Harper from 6-8 pm. He will be performing a few patriotic songs as well as some good old country and folk tunes!

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Among The Lost
Posted Tuesday, September 2, at 7:25 PM

This week (9/4) at "Music on the Square" it is "Among the Lost" a great area christian band, that performed all over the region. Don't miss out this Thursday night "Music on the Square" kicking off around 6 p.m. on the South side of the Nevada Square!...

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New Music, Old Music, Dead music.
Posted Friday, August 29, at 6:46 PM

It's like all three happen at once. Artists make new music, people like old music, hardly anyone buys music (dead music). So lets change all that! Go to the shows, request the music, buy the music, love the music! Live shows in Nevada, MO: 8/30 - Farmers Market - Matthew Harper 8am-noon...

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Irene Holt Tonight!
Posted Thursday, August 28, at 5:46 PM

"Music on the Square" TONIGHT!!!! Irene Holt - Christian singer/guitarist! Should be a great night of music and fun!

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Bring $5 Tonight!
Posted Thursday, August 14, at 5:16 PM

"Music on the Square" TONIGHT!!!! David Byerly acoustic set and..... (drum roll.....) Dangerous Doug Harper makes a short appearance (hey that is me!), and one more possible guest singer. Well I have some CDs to sell so if you bring a $5 bill tonight you can own one, and the money goes to buy some advertisements for "Music on The Square" It will be a fun night so come on down!...

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Downtown Music Explosion
Posted Wednesday, August 6, at 6:25 PM

This week live music explodes in downtown Nevada, Missouri with "Music on the Square", Vipa's Thai Palace and Sam's Diner. 8/7 - Thursday night is Shane Moses at "Music on the Square" from 6-8pm on the courthouse lawn, unless it rains then it will be at Sam's Diner...

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Joe Willis in the Magazine and Vipa's Adds Music.
Posted Friday, August 1, at 6:42 PM

If you have not seen it yet, Joe Willis is featured in a two page spread in the new "Nevada the Magazine". It is a story all about his music career and has some great photos. You can get a copy of the Magazine for $3.99 each at. Nevada Daily Mail, Sam's Diner, Daily Donuts, Sutherlands, Cavener's, and Nine Patch...

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Wow! Big Week!
Posted Wednesday, July 30, at 9:17 AM

So much going on this week, and the release of the "Nevada Song". Here are the events: 7/30 - Noon til 1pm SONGWRITERS LUNCH at the Art Shop 104 E. Cherry Street Nevada Missouri it will feature 4 area songwriters playing 2 songs each. 7/31 - 10am FILM SCREENING AT THE SENIOR CENTER - Ozark Shorts is a free monthly short film screening series in the 4 states. ...

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