Red River Radio Ninth Annual Young Artists Competition 2019

Young Artists Competition 2019 Posted February 4, 2019. Welcome to the Ninth Annual Red River Radio Young Artists Competition, open to instrumentalists and vocalists ages 18 and under in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. Winners will be chosen from entries for participation in a radio broadcast to be recorded at 3 p.m. April 28, 2019, in the Marion and Donald Weiss Performance Studio at Red River Radio. Each winner will receive a copy of their professionally recorded performance. Winners will be selected based on ability, musicality, and appropriateness of the selection for a radio program.
Please complete the form below, including the signature of one parent or guardian. Please return along with a CD of your performance (accompanied) and a signed teacher approval form. The deadline for entries is 5 p.m. Friday, April 5. Winners will be notified beginning April 8.

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TX O&G Companies Paid Billions In 2018 Tax Revenues

TX OIL & GAS REVENUES - A recent report says Texas oil and natural gas companies paid just over $14 billion dollars into state and local treasuries last year -- the second highest total in the state's history. That's according to the Texas Oil & Gas Association's Annual Energy and Economic impact report for the industry's 2018 fiscal year . Todd Staples, President of TX-OGA said Texas saw more than a 3 billion dollar increase in revenue from the industries compared to the previous...

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Metropolitan Opera: Mozart's Don Giovanni

Airs Saturday, February 16, 2019, at 12 noon. The 2018-19 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Don Giovanni, Mozart’s dark comedy based on the legend of Don Juan. Luca Pisaroni stars as the rakish and unrepentant title character, with Ildar Abdrazakov as his put-upon servant Leporello, and Rachel Willis-Sørensen as the wronged noblewoman Donna Anna. Making their network broadcast debuts are Federica Lombardi as Donna Elvira, Aida Garifullina as Zerlina, and Stanislas de...

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Langston Hughes: I Too Sing America

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Grand Teton Music Festival: Composer Spotlight - Kareem Roustom

Airs Monday, February 18, 2019, at 1 p.m. Join us for another concert from the Grand Teton Music Festival with Music Director Donald Runnicles who leads the orchestra in a Spotlight on composer Kareem Roustom featuring his Excerpts from the String Quartet "Shades of Night," and the Ramal. Also on the concert the first movement from the String Sextet No. 2 by Brahms.

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The Harlem Renaissance

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To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story

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Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival 2019

Airs Thursday, February 21, 2019, at 1 p.m. The new season of concerts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival continues as host Kerry Frumkin welcomes mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano for a performance of Three Songs for medium voice, viola & piano by Frank Bridge. She will be joined by violist Paul Neubauer and pianist Jon Kimura Parker. Then the Johannes String Quartet featuring violinist Soovin Kim & Julianne Lee, violist Choong-Jin Chang, and cellist Peter Stumpf will present...

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A Duke Ellington Retrospective PT 2

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A Duke Ellington Retrospective PT 1

Airs Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at 9 p.m. The Billy Foster Jazz Zone presents a jazz retrospective, the life and music of Duke Ellington. Hosts Renee and Billy Foster take you through the history of this jazz giant from the 1920’s until his last years in the 1970’s . The maestro’s own recordings are used as we travel through the years highlighting his many accomplishments.

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They came covered in blue paint, donning red and white hats, nearly 3,000 in all. Their goal was simple: To break the world record for the largest group of people dressed as Smurfs.

What do you eat in space? How do you sleep in space?

And just what does one do all day long in space?

Children from the Georgetown Day School in Washington D.C., recently had a chance to ask their most burning questions to NASA astronaut Anne McClain.

They are roughly the same age that McClain was when on her first day of preschool she announced that she wanted to become an astronaut.

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December 23, 2012. Bayada, Homs.

July 29, 2014. Old City, Aleppo.

July 4, 2018. Douma, outside Damascus.

A study released Sunday tallies the chemical weapons attacks over the course of the Syrian civil war. At least 336 have occurred, according to authors Tobias Schneider and Theresa Lütkefend of the Berlin-based Global Public Policy Institute.

Inside the concert hall of the Violin Museum in Cremona, Italy, Antonio de Lorenzi plays the prelude from Bach's Partita No. 3 on a Stradivarius violin. Cremona is the town where master luthier Antonio Stradivari crafted his storied instruments three centuries ago.

But there's no guarantee that his instruments' inimitable sound will survive for centuries more, says Fausto Cacciatori, the museum's chief conservator.

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For more on the legal challenges to President Trump's emergency declaration, we're joined now by Jonathan Turley. He's a law professor at George Washington University. Good morning.

JONATHAN TURLEY: Good morning, Lulu.

On a cold, bright Sunday afternoon during New York Fashion Week, nearly six hundred people packed into an old building in Manhattan's Lower East Side for an unusual lingerie show.

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The president is in West Palm Beach at his golf club this morning while lawmakers and landowners react to his controversial declaration of a national emergency. NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson joins us now.

Hi, Mara.


When Ryan Zinke, a former Navy SEAL, left his post as U.S. Interior Department secretary on Jan. 2, he was under fire on multiple fronts.

Tom and Tamara Conry were dead set on returning to Paradise after the deadly Camp Fire destroyed the town last November. The couple's home was barely touched by the fire, and most other survivors had a much steeper climb to recovery.

But when their property insurer, American Reliable, notified them in December that it wasn't renewing the couple's homeowner's coverage, they realized that returning home would be even harder than expected.

Just a few blocks past a college bookstore, modern restaurants with beer flights and big-screen TVs, and gift shops selling the same trinkets you'd find in any tourist town in America, you might wander onto a cobblestone street.

A rooster crows. The smell and sound of horses drifts in the breeze. Women go about their business dressed in caps and petticoats; men wear breeches, perhaps a cravat.



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Gary Borders: The mysteries of ILL (Interlibrary Loan Service)

Airs Friday, February 15, 2019, at 7:45 p.m. This week commentator Gary Borders shares his book nerd side and his love of the ILL, the Interlibrary Loan Services, they provide.

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History Matters: The Battle Of New Orleans

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Treasures Of The Noel: Homer's Poetry

Airs Friday, January 11, 2019, at 4:29 p.m. This week on Treasures Of The Noel with Dr. Alexander Mikaberidze we look the history and poetry of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey.

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Red River Radio Vehicle Donation Program

The Vehicle Donation Program provides Vehicle Donation Services to Public Radio stations across the country. This is a great way to support this station and get a tax write off for your car. Contact the Vehicle Donation program directly online or if you have any questions about the vehicle donation process, please don't hesitate to reach out to our vehicle experts at 855-277-2346.

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The Story Of Bird Calls with Cliff Shackelford on Red River Radio

This video takes you into the studio with Cliff and also through the world of birds that we cover on Bird Calls, which airs the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. Please join us and please call in with your questions at 800-552-8502

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