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Musicians Boren and Clark to play concert in Thayer

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Wellknown musicians Gene Boren and Stephen Wayne Clark will team up to present a concert at 7 p.m. Friday, May 11, at the Oregon County Country Music Theater in Thayer.

Boren founded the Oregon County Country Music Theater in the early 1990s, offering live family-friendly entertainment on a weekly basis for more than 15 years. Boren is a long-time resident of Oregon County, with a regular radio show on KALM The Gift AM 1290. He is known across the Ozarks for a fine singing voice.

Stephen Wayne Clark was born in Memphis, Tenn., and moved to Thayer at age 5. He began singing in grade school, first performing as a soloist in the eighth grade. His first band was formed in high school and groups bearing his name have performed all over the United States.

Clark plays guitar, bass and keyboard. He studied voice at Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield.

Upon arriving in Branson in 1991, Stephen joined the team at Andy Williams' Moon River Theatre. Over the next three years he sang and danced in two shows a day, six days a week with Williams for a total of more than 1,000 shows and two National television specials that still air on PBS today.

Clark received international recognition when he was featured in a documentary by the Seoul Broadcasting System in Seoul, Korea, and he has worked with some of the industry greats.

One of Clark's first sessions was singing tenor for Williams on a song Williams wrote for Branson. Clark has worked as a vocalist and a producer both in the studio and on stage. He says he enjoys producing, but performing is his passion.

Admission is free. Donations will be accepted to offset expenses. For information, call 417-264-2435.

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