I had a Ms. DeShazo in the county school systems back in the 1960s. She would visit the classrooms once a week, as I recall. She played the auto-harp while the class was supposed to sing along. Since she was our music teacher, and since she played an instrument, and since her name was "DeShazo" I'm banking that she was somehow related to this family. This was at Scenic Hills Elementary.
The name of the Memphis show that featured local "kid" talent was called "Talent Showcase." I haven't lived in the Memphis area for over 15 years, but I certainly recall all of the old TV programming and enjoy Vance's updates very much.
By Chris McCoy
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