Wednesday morning briefing: A comedy, a talent search and jazz

Good morning and welcome to the Wednesday briefing.

Comedy

“The Queen of Bingo,” is a stage comedy in the style of the Carol Burnett Show.

It’s at 7 p.m. in the Marshall Auditorium and part of the Clovis Community College Cultural Arts series.

Information: 769-4950.

Talent search

“Hooray for Hollywood” auditions are noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lyceum Theater, 411 Main St., Clovis.

Information: Susan Ferrell, 693-7342.

Music, music, music

Eastern New Mexico University’s 12th annual Jazz Festival is 2 p.m. Thursday at Buchanan Hall of the Music Building.

Free and open to the public.

Information: 562-2471.

It’s a fact

The exact geographic center of the U.S. is near Lebanon, Kan.

Today in history

On this day in 1980, President Jimmy Carter informs a group of U.S. athletes that, in response to the December 1979 Soviet incursion into Afghanistan, the United States will boycott the 1980 Olympics in Moscow.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/carter-tells-us-athletes-of-olympic-boycott

Weather

Today — A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 53. Windy, with a north wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to between 25 and 30 mph. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

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