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

(Photo: www.greaterozarksbluesfest.com)

The Blues Society of The Ozarks was formed to keep blues music alive in our community through various missions, including the Blues In The Schools Program.  The Society's biggest annual money-raising event, the Greater Ozarks Blues Festival, is scheduled for September 5 & 6  at American Legion Post 639, 2660 S. Scenic. 

(Photo courtesy www.bellevillethemovie.com)

It’s rare indeed that a major movie-theater chain chooses to exhibit an independent film—but that’s what happened with Belleville, a film produced in Belleville, Illinois, just across the river from St.

(Photo: A Class Act Productions)

Coming August 21-23 at 7:30 pm, George Cron's A Class Act Productions presents MIXED NUTS, the Springfield premiere of three short comedies by Le Wilhelm in a new venue, the 319 Downtown Event Center, 319 W. Walnut.

(Photos: www.friendsofthegarden.org)

Internationally acclaimed musicians, flutist Bettine Clemen and concert guitarist Richard Patterson, will perform at a Friends of the Garden-sponsored fundraiser concert, “A Love Song for All Life,” Thursday August 21st at 6:30 pm at the Springfield Art Museum auditorium, 1111 E. Brookside Drive. Bettine Clemen has performed in more than 85 countries, while Richard Patterson's compositions and arrangements can be heard in feature films and on TV and radio in more than 30 countries.  They'll perform an eclectic concert including light classical, pop, jazz, Latin and ethnic tunes.

(Logo courtesy City of Springfield)

The Springfield Art Museum will reveal a public art project Thursday, Aug. 14, titled “Springfield Neighbors.”  It was created by Memphis artist Richard Lou, and is intended to spark dialogue within the community regarding race, identity and diversity.

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