Conservatory of the Ozarks, which offers instruction in music, art and drama to students of all ages, will hold their Christmas Talent Show Saturday Dec.21st at 6:00pm in Clara Thompson Hall at Drury University. All ages and varieties of musical, dance, magic, spoken-word and other acts were expected to complete for awards and prizes, judged by an “American Idol”-style jury of local arts professionals. Admission is free and open to the public, but you’re requested to bring cash with which to vote for your favorite performers (one of whom will receive a “People’s Choice” award); proceeds will help provide Christmas gifts for single-parent families in the Ozarks. In addition, but audience members and contestants are encouraged to bring a wrapped children’s Christmas gift for the “SingleMomzRock” organization; a list of requested gifts is available at the Conservatory’s offices in Chesterfield Village (near Kansas Expressway & James River Freeway) or by calling 592-1756. Their website is www.cotomusicartdrama.com.