Red River Radio Spotlight

Arts & Events across our area

Shreveport Little Theatre - "Talking With"
Shreveport Little Theatre / Shreveport Little Theatre

Airs Thursday, February 25, 2021, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Heather Bryson and Lisa Cruz about their new production of "Talking With," by Jane Martin, eleven extraordinary monologues include a baton twirler, a fundamentalist snake handler, an ex-rodeo rider, and an actress willing to go to any length to get a job. This is a virtual performance and more information can be found at Shreveport Little Theatre or by calling (318) 424-4439.

The Carrefour Chamber Music Project
The Carrefour Chamber Music Project / The Carrefour Chamber Music Project

Aired Thursday, December 10, 2020, at 11 a.m.
Kermit Poling spoke with Robert Cruz, a co-founder of The Carrefour Chamber Music Project along with Adam Philly from the Prisma Vocal Ensemble, about an online Holiday Concert coming up on Sunday, December 13, at 7 p.m. This is a live stream concert is available on YouTube and Facebook and is designed to bring some wonderful holiday music to you safely. 

  The concert is a presentation of music for this season of light and hope featuring a live performance by members of the Prisma Vocal Ensemble interspersed with pre-recorded performances by area musicians representing the faith communities that make Shreveport home. Celebrate community this season! Broadcast on the Carrefour Chamber Music Project Facebook page and YouTube channel. Presented free of charge. A suggested donation of $5 may be made at www.carrefourcmp.org.

Aired Wednesday, December 9, 2020, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Catherine Pears, Executive Director Alexandria Museum of Art, about their annual Holiday Concert featuring the vocal stylings of Nashville Grammy nominated jazz vocalist Connye Florance, accompanied by renowned Nashville pianist and music director Kevin Madill. This concert takes place Thursday, December 10, from 6 p.m. – 8p.m. at the Alexandria Museum of Art. For complete details you can visit the Alexandria Museum at  http://themuseum.org/holidays/.  

Carrefour Chamber Music Project
Carrefour Chamber Music Project / Carrefour Chamber Music Project

Airs Friday, November 13, 2020, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Robert Cruz about a new project by the Carrefour Chamber Music Project featuring 13 musicians, 8 composers, over two nights in a Festival of New(er) Music. All online! These online concerts stream Monday and Tuesday, November 16 & 17, at 7 p.m. This is our biggest undertaking yet and you don’t want to miss it. Over this weekend there will be sneak peaks of the rehearsal process and tidbits about the pieces and performers coming your way LIVE next week. Visit www.carrefourcmp.org to join in and subscribe.

Airs Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke Greg Kallenberg who joined me VIA Zoom this morning to discuss this year PRIZE FEST 2020, which begins Friday, October 2 and runs through October 11. The festival features movies, fashion, music, food and much more. This year’s festival will be an ONLINE festival in leu of the Covid-19 pandemic and will be worldwide. We have a schedule of events on our web site post for this spotlight and complete details you can go on line to prizefest.com or contact the Prize Fest at 318-213-6437.

Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival T-Shirt Image
Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival / Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival

Airs Thursday, August 13, 2020, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Shane Rasmussen, professor of English at Northwestern State University and director of the Louisiana Folklife Center about this year’s Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival which will go live with a Virtual Marketplace starting August 17, and running through Jan 31, 2021. 

Carrefour Chamber Music Project
Carrefour Chamber Music Project / Carrefour Chamber Music Project

Airs Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with cellist Brett Andrews about a special chamber music series of live stream concerts featuring pianist Robert Cruz with Brett. They will perform the five cello sonata's by Beethoven. For details about the next cocnerts in the series visit the facebook page for Carrefour Chamber Music Project.

View previous concert here

PrizePalooza
Prize Fest Foundation / Prize Fest Foundation - Used By Permission

Airs Thursday, July 16, 2020, at 12 noon. Kermit Poling spoke with Gregory Kallenberg about PrizePalooza, taking place this Sunday, July 19, 2020, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. It is an Online Music Fest and Fundraiser You Can Attend In Your Pajamas.

Gregory is excited to announce our first ever online music festival, PrizePalooza! A number of national and international acts with ties to the Prize Foundation will perform for the occasion. PrizePalooza is FREE and your contribution on IndieGoGo will not only help us make it a reality, it will also help fund Prize Foundation and allow us to continue engaging, activating and elevating creative entrepreneurs from around the world!

While the full festival lineup has not been finalized, many high-caliber musicians have already signed on to participate. PrizePalooza is thrilled to announce the following initial artist selection:

Airs Monday, February 24, 2020, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Nicole Ginsberg, Co-owner & Creator of the Museum of Intrigue, about the new interactive exhibit and adventure at Sci-Port called Adventure of Intrigue. The interactive show features “A New Way to Explore” with props, sets, puzzles, and narratives that take you through different environments, mysteries, and challenges. It is designed to bring children and adults together as they solve mysteries.

The Cattle Car Memorial to the Deportees adjacent to the Garden of the Righteous Avishai Teicher via the PikiWiki - Israel free image collection project
Avishai Teicher via the PikiWiki - Israel free image collection project / This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Generic license.

Airs Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Rabbi Jana De Benedetti, from B'nai Zion Congregation, who joined him in our Noel Foundation Studios to discuss this year’s Yom HaShoah Holocaust Remembrance Services and a Literary Competition for Middle and High School students with an entry deadline of Sunday March 1, 2020, at 12 noon. Complete contest details and guidelines are available at the holocaustremembranceservice.org

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