Red River Radio Spotlight

Arts & Events across our area

Susan Kirton as Sue Mengers
Terri Ostermeyer / Terri Ostermeyer

Airs Thursday, September 16, 2021, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Susan Kirton , who stars in the one woman show “I’ll Eat You Last,” the story of “Sue Mengers,” The first 'Super Agent' with a ravenous appetite. This show concludes the 10th Anniversary Mainstage Season at Stage Center with three performances beginning this Friday night, September 17, at 7:30PM, with a second show Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee show this Sunday, September 19 at 2 p.m.

Airs Thursday, September 2, 2021, at 11:00 a.m.
Bill Beckett spoke with actors Barry Larson and Cassidy Giddens who stopped by to share thoughts on Boeing, Boeing! A French play by playwright Marc Camoletti. with English-language adaptation by Beverley Cross. This new production opens Thursday, September 2, 2021, at 7:30 pm with show times on September 3 and 4, as well as September 10 and 11 at 7:30 pm. In addition there is a matinee performance on Sunday, September 5 and 12 at 2:00 p.m. For complete details, call the SLT box office at 318-424-4439 or go online to www.shreveportlittletheatre.com.

Airs Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Mike Martindale, Chris Alan Evans, and Blake Watkins who joined us in our Noel Foundation Studios to discuss the next production by the Shreveport Little Theatre of Tennessee William’s American Classic, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Performances are scheduled for July 29, 30, 31, August 6, and 7 at 7:30 p.m. and August 1, and 8 at 2:00 p.m. at Shreveport Little Theatre located 812 Margaret Place. For complete details call THE SLT’s box office at (318) 424-4439 or at www.shreveportlittletheatre.com

Shreveport Little Theatre: Children of Eden
Shreveport Little Theatre / Shreveport Little Theatre

Airs Thursday, July 22, 2021, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Cecilia Shahrdar who plays Yonah and Shreveport Little Theatre music director Adam Philley. They joined him in our Noel Foundation Studios to discuss the next production by Shreveport Little Theatre of the musical “Children of Eden.” This will be performed in concert with a large community choir and orchestra in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church Shreveport. Performances are scheduled for July 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m., and July 24 at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church Shreveport, 543 Ockley Drive.

Janani Sridhar, soprano
Janani Sridhar / Janani Sridhar

Airs Friday, May 21, 2021, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with conductor Michael Butterman and soprano Janani Sridhar about this weekends performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 4 as you have never heard it before—in a moving and effective reduction for small ensemble. In person performance will be at First Baptist Shreveport with socially-distanced audience. The concert will also be streamed online. For details and more info call 318-227-8863 or visit them online at Shreveport Symphony.

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SFA / SFA

Airs Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Shirly Watterson, founder of the Music Preparatory Division at Stephen F. Austin State university in Nacogdoches, along with Alba Madrid and Mario Ajero, instructors in strings and piano respectively, about their upcoming 40th Anniversary Festival taking place this Saturday, from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., in the Music Preparatory House in Nacogdoches.

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Craig Schulman and Tamra Hayden
Craig Schulman and Tamra Hayden / Craig Schulman and Tamra Hayden

Airs Friday, April 23, 2021, at 11 a.m. Shreveport Symphony Executive Director Lois Robinson spoke with Kermit Poling about the Shreveport Symphony's next concert featuring vocalists Craig Schulman and Tamra Hayden for a concert program filled with memorable tunes and well-loved favorites.

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill
Grambling State University / Grambling State University

Airs Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with director Angelique Feaster Evans and Natorshau Davis who take on the role of Billie Holiday in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill,” a play by Lanie Robertson. This production features multiple performances at multiple venues and opens tonight in the Floyd L. Sandle Theatre on The Grambling State University campus. Live performances are free but registration is required and seating is limited. Safety protocols will be in place including temperature checks, social distancing, and required masks. Complete show times, locations, and registration details found HERE or by calling 318-274-2106. 

Film Prize Junior
Film Prize Junior

  Airs Thursday, April 15, 2021, at 11 a.m.  Bill Beckett spoke with Gregory Kallenberg, founder and executive director of the “Prize,” about Film Prize Junior, The South’s largest online student film festival, featuring over 60 films from Louisiana High School and Middle School Students, gets underway tonight and runs through the April 25th. A full schedule of events can be found on the festival website, FilmPrizeJr.com

Film Prize Junior
Film Prize Junior

  Airs Thursday, April 15, 2021, at 11 a.m.  Bill Beckett spoke with Gregory Kallenberg, founder and executive director of the “Prize,” about Film Prize Junior, The South’s largest online student film festival, featuring over 60 films from Louisiana High School and Middle School Students, gets underway tonight and runs through the April 25th. A full schedule of events can be found on the festival website, FilmPrizeJr.com

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