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  • The Red River Radio Holiday Programming Schedule for December is here. We will be airing an extensive array of Christmas, Hanukkah and other specials as we have done every year. Plus there are a few new programs on the list, also.
  • Cliff Shackelford hosts another Bird Calls episode and welcomes your calls to 800-552-8502. Airs live on Tuesday, December 13 at 6 pm. The profiled species is the American Goldfinch.
  • Health Matters, 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. A recent study found high levels of methamphetamines in Shreveport wastewater. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 pm. Dr. Randall Brewer will be joined by Nicholas Goeders, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience and Executive Director, Louisiana Addiction Research Center at LSU Health Shreveport; and Kevin S. Murnane, PhD, Associate Professor of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience and Director of Basic Science Research for Louisiana Addiction Research Center at LSU Health Shreveport, to talk about the study. Caddo Sheriff's Office Lieutenant Darin Marshall will also join in the conversation about meth use in our community. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.
  • Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 6 p.m. The topic of discussion for tonight's Conserving Earth, will be Louisiana’s coastal restoration planning. What does coastal sustainability mean for Louisiana after having lost 2,000 square miles of coastal wetlands in a century? It’s not just a local concern for people living in south Louisiana and loss of critical wildlife and fish habitat. It impacts the nation’s transportation and energy sectors. Bren Haase, executive director with Louisiana's Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, and Dr. Alisha Renfroe, coastal scientist with National Wildlife Federation, join host Rebecca Triche.
  • Airs at 1 pm - A heart of gratitude can be very powerful. This week's discussion will be different faiths view of gratefulness and what each faith is grateful for. Joining host, Marci Howard, for the panel is Rabbi Jana De Benedetti, Father Mark Watson, Pastor Sione Tu'uta, Imam Islam, and Ashish Modi. The panel will also encourage the community to start being a grateful community.
Cultural, Community, Information
Shreveport Little Theatre’s Christmas show, HONKY TONK ANGELS HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR, by Ted Swindley, will open December 8. The musical is directed and choreographed by Denise Dion. Kermit Poling speaks with music director Robert Young.
Local Events
  • Marshall, TX- A fusion of classical and contemporary music on both traditional and electric strings, the Dallas String Quartet will be at Memorial City Hall on Tuesday Dec. 20th at 7:30pm for a special holiday concert event. Sponsored by Verabank, this show is sure to delight both young and old alike! Tickets are on sale now at www.memorialcityhall.com or call the Box Office at 903-934-7992 Mon-Fri 8-5.

    An international music sensation, Dallas String Quartet is known for interpretations of an eclectic range of styles, creating tasteful renditions of both modern and pop music classics in addition to updated takes on more traditional forms of music. With the 2019 release of their fifth album "A Very Merry Christmas with Dallas String Quartet" they presented 10 contemporary interpretations of classic holiday music.

    “The Dallas String Quartet is one of the most unique and visionary artists of our time.”

    —Broadway World

    DSQ was founded by Ion Zanca after moving to the U.S. from Romania in 2002. Zanca's mission when he formed DSQ Electric was "to disturb and innovate an industry and a style of music that has been done the same way for centuries.” Using both traditional and electric strings, the Dallas String Quartet plays everything from Bach to Bon Jovi in inventive arrangements that show how music from such seemingly different genres use the same notes to move the listener. Blurring the lines between classical, rock and pop music, the Dallas String Quartet utilizes its bevy of unique arrangements to provide a truly original program that keeps its audience in a constant state of awe.

    “Our mission at MCH is to present cultural arts programs that engage all audiences. Many people, even those who enjoy a wide range of popular music styles, don’t think they like classical music. Dallas String Quartet is a great example of how the emotional power of music and dynamic performance are often very similar – whether it’s Bach or Bon Jovi.”, said Glenn Barnhart, Manager of Memorial City Hall.

    In addition to performing internationally, DSQ has played "at home" for Presidents Obama and Bush, the College Football Playoff, NBA, and NFL organizations. DSQ has sold out concert venues like the House of Blues and symphony halls alike. They have played alongside Josh Groban, Chicago, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra

    “This show will certainly sell-out, so get your tickets now before they’re gone!”

    All shows at Memorial City Hall are presented in association with the 92.3 The Depot, QX-FM, AMI Radio Group, Stagecoach Media, The Marshall News Messenger, and 103.9 KMHT with a special thanks to the Texas Commission on the Arts for their support! Memorial City Hall is located at 110 East Houston St., on the historic town square in downtown Marshall.

  • The Caddo Trio consisting of Olivia Ajero (piano), Jonah Raychev (violin) and Will Sams (cello) will perform trios by Piazzolla and Mendelssohn, and will also each be featured as soloists as well in works by Casadesus, Liszt and Lalo. The trio are taught and coached by Jennifer Dalmas, Evgeni Raychev, and Linda Parr through the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music and SFA Music Preparatory Division. The event will be in Cole Concert Hall in the Tom & Peggy Wright Music Building on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. It is free and open to the public.
  • SSO principal clarinetist Jake Hale and 2021 Wideman Gold Medalist Crystal Jiang will present Brahms’ moving Sonata No. 2, followed by Nielsen’s Wind Quintet with SSO’s principal wind players.

    Series Sponsor: The Noel Foundation, Inc.
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    PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 2
    BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5

    The season comes to a dramatic and rousing close with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 and Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Wideman Gold Medalist Crystal Jiang.

    Concert Sponsor: Shreveport Symphony Guild
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