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Conservatory of the Ozarks Looking for Talent Show Performers

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Conservatory of the Ozarks offers individualized fine arts instruction and music lessons from degreed and experienced faculty, for students of all ages and all levels of experience (including no experience).  The Conservatory is accepting entries for their annual Summer Talent Show, to take place Saturday August 2nd from 5:00 to 10:00 pm at the Chesterfield Village Fountain behind Garbo’s Pizzeria, 2101 W. Chesterfield Blvd.  Conservatory Director Heather Leverich says a wide variety of acts has already signed up, but “what we DON’T have this year so far is any dancers, and I really wish we did!” So all dancers are encouraged to enter.  In case of inclement weather the Talent Show will take place at Wesley United Methodist Church, 922 W. Republic Road.  Official entry deadline is July 22nd, with a $5 late fee charged for late entries.  All ages are welcome to participate in the talent show, either solo or ensemble entries.   The evening will include free games for kids. Admission is free and open to the public; but to vote for individual acts you’ll need to purchase a token for $1.00 per vote, which is also the cost of a raffle ticket.  The talent show is a fundraiser for the “Missouri Autism Report,” a free magazine distributed to families with a family member along the autism spectrum, containing lists of community resources and other information.  For information about the talent show, visit www.cotomusicartdrama.com and click on "Quarterly Performance Events" under the "Calendar" tab, or email talentshow@cotomusicartdrama.com. Their phone number is (417) 592-1756.

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.
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