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.springfieldmetrochorus.com)

Springfield Metro Chorus will present its annual show “Go the Distance”, Saturday, September 20 at the Springfield Art Museum, 1111 East Brookside Drive at 4:00 p.m.  The show will feature songs performed in the barbershop style and is a preview of the group's upcoming performance at the Sweet Adelines International Harmony Classic competition on November 4 in Baltimore, Maryland.  Diane Durham of Springfield Metro Chorus told KSMU, "we were scored as one of the top five small choruses in the organization.  it's a great honor to have that.  So we'll be competing against four top choruses,

(Photo: Missouri State University Theatre and Dance)

On Tuesday morning, April 20, 1999, senior classmates Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold arrived at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, a Denver suburb. Armed with guns and home-made bombs, the pair proceeded to kill 12 fellow students and one teacher before killing themselves. In the days following this massacre that shocked the world, media coverage was full of the “Who, What, Where, When and How” of this horrific event, but the question “Why?” remains to this day. The documentary drama "columbinus" will open the 2014-2015 season of Missouri State University Tent Theatre.

(Photo courtesy www.springfieldcontemporarytheatre.org)

Springfield Contemporary Theatre's season continues with "Moonlight and Magnolias," Sept.12-28 at SCT Center Stage at Wilhoit Plaza (Corner of Pershing and Robberson). David Rice directs this outrageous comedy by Ron Hitchison, with David Waggoner portraying legendary Hollywood producer David O. Selznick. As Waggoner explains, Selznick had a problem... actually, several problems.  George Cukor, Selznick's best friend and his hand-picked choice to direct the film version of Margaret Mitchell's novel Gone With the Wind, isn't working out.

(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.

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