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Artist creates awesome painting while singing national anthem at Mizzou game

Artist showcases dual talents during national anthem

Multi-talented artist Joe Everson paints while performing the national anthem before a game between Kentucky and Missouri at Mizzou Arena in Columbia.
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Multi-talented artist Joe Everson paints while performing the national anthem before a game between Kentucky and Missouri at Mizzou Arena in Columbia.

This is unlike any rendition of national anthem you’ve seen or heard.

Before the Missouri men’s basketball team’s victory over Kentucky on Saturday in Columbia, artist Joe Everson worked on a painting on the court while singing the national anthem.

I’ve never seen that before, and it seemed for a long while that painting was an abstract piece.

But Everson had a fantastic finish, and it made for a unique moment in the history of national anthems at sporting events. When he was done, Everson had re-created the iconic image after the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II.

Oh, and as you can tell from the video above, there were a lot of Chiefs fans on hand at the game, it seems.

According to his Twitter feed, Everson lives in South Carolina.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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