The annual Columbus Got Talent registration deadline of June 30 approaches for both individual ($20 fee) and group acts ($30 fee). Auditions are Aug. 6 at Southside Elementary School in Columbus. Competition finals are Aug. 27 at the Columbus East High School auditorium. The Columbus Area Multi-Ethnic Organization sponsors the event. Information:

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Brian Blair is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at or 812-379-5672.