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The mission of the Bill Riley Talent Search is to serve as a developmental platform for young Iowans involved in the performing arts. By maintaining a nurturing and educational environment we aim to promote self esteem, self discipline and self confidence while helping them to achieve their goals and shoot for the stars, one performance at a time.

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59th Bill Riley Talent Search Season Kicks Off!

Heather Torpy - Monday, May 21, 2018

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2017 Iowa State Fair Championship Show

Heather Torpy - Sunday, August 20, 2017

Today was an absolutely amazing day on the Anne and Bill Riley stage at the Iowa State Fair! Stop reading if you don't want to see who won the show. If you weren't able to join us you can watch it on IPTV at 8pm tonight! Read More. . .

2017 Iowa State Fair Day 10

Heather Torpy - Saturday, August 19, 2017

Congratulations to today's Sprout Champions and Senior finalists. It has been an amazing Iowa State Fair and we can't wait to finish up our 58th Season with our championship show tomorrow at 1:30 on the Anne and Bill Riley Stage. If you can't join us tune in to Iowa Public Television tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m. Read More. . .

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The Bill Riley Talent Show is proud to have Hy-Vee as the presenting sponsor. Since 2013 Hy-Vee has been making a significant investment in the talent program ensuring that the Iowa tradition will continue to thrive.

Hy-Vee Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating 237 retail stores in eight Midwestern states. For 2013 the company recorded total sales of $8 billion, ranking it among the top 25 supermarket chains and the top 50 private companies in the United States.

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