Randy Stewart

Fine Arts Producer

Randy Stewart joined the full-time KSMU staff in June 1978 after working part-time as a student announcer/producer for two years. His job has evolved from Music Director in the early days to encompassing production of a wide range of arts-related programming and features for KSMU, including the online and Friday morning "Arts News." Stewart assists volunteer producers John Darkhorse (Route 66 Blues Express), Lee Worman (The Gold Ring), and Emily Higgins (The Mulberry Tree) with the production of their programs. He's also become the de facto "Voice of KSMU" in recent years due to the many hours per day he’s heard doing local station breaks. Stewart’s record of service on behalf of the Springfield arts community earned him the Springfield Regional Arts Council's "Ozzie Award" in 2006.

Ways to Connect

(Logo design courtesy Stomp the Blues Out of Homelessness)

The 8th annual Stomp the Blues Out of Homelessness concert is Saturday May 19th at the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks, 220 W. Plainview Road at Campbell.  The concert's mission and purpose is to provide direct assistance to those who are homeless and near-homeless through existing organizations such as Harmony House, The Rare Breed, The Gathering Tree and now Women In Need of the Ozarks.  Gates open at noon, with music starting at 1:30pm. "The Community Blood Center is a great partner for us, and this will be our third year on their lot," says event organizer Jim Payne.  

(Poster design courtesy Springfield Little Theatre)

Springfield Little Theatre will present the musical "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" at the Landers Theatre Thursday, May 4 through Sunday, May 20. Performances start at 7:30pm on Thursdays-Saturdays and at 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Power, ambition, greed…. It’s just another day at the office in this classic satire of big business that took Broadway by storm, winning seven Tony Awards and the 1962 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The musical follows the rise of J.

(Logo design courtesy seekhelpthewebseries.com)

Andie Botrell's web dramedy "Seek Help" is back for a second season.  She explains that Season One of the series, which is available for viewing at https://www.seekhelpthewebseries.com/, "is about Richard, a former child genius-turned psychologist, whose life is kind of falling apart. And in the first season we follow his quasi-inappropriate relationship with one of his patients, Alexandria, who is going through a traumatic loss. And they sort of bond over that.

(Poster design courtesy Missouri State University Department of Theatre and Dance)

Missouri State University Theatre and Dance presents the Spring Dance Concert: Parts of the Whole Thursday-Sunday May 3-6 in Coger Theatre. One of humanity’s most ancient art forms, dance has played an integral role in storytelling, ritual, ceremony, cultural identity, social bonding and creative self-expression. Blending artistry and physicality, myriad styles of dance movement have evolved and continue to emerge.

(Poster design courtesy Springfield Contemporary Theatre)

Springfield Contemporary Theatre presents Henrik Ibsen's classic 1882 drama "An Enemy of the People," in an updated version by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, April 27-May 13 at SCT Center Stage in Wilhoit Plaza, corner of Robberson and Pershing downtown. When Dr. Thomas Stockmann discovers toxic contamination in the water used at the local baths, he expects to be hailed as a hero. But since the baths are the town's main source of revenue, the community fights to silence him as Dr. Stockmann learns there are forces more powerful than truth.

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