Red River Radio Spotlight

Arts & Events across our area

Airs Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett talks with Shane Rasmussen, the Director for the Louisiana Folklife Center and an Assistant Professor of English at Northwestern State University about the 38th Annual Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival, which takes place Friday & Saturday, July 14 - 15, 2017, in the Praether Coliseum on the Campus of Northwestern State University.

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Airs Thursday, June 22, 2017, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Blayne Weaver who stars in the role of Black Stache in Stage Center’s production of Peter and the Starcatcher, which open up Thursday June 22, at 7:30 pm at the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse in Shreveport. Show times extend through this weekend and next and additional information can be found at Stage Center or by calling 318-218-9978.

Airs Friday, June 9, 2017, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with flutist Sally Horak along with conductors Leonard Kacenjar and Kermit Poling about the Grand Opening Concert for the 41st season of the Shreveport Summer Music Festival which takes place this Sunday Afternoon, June 11, at 3 p.m. in Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Shreveport. The program features music by Pichl, Corigliano, Vaughan Williams, and Schubert.

Airs Friday, June 2, 2017, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Crozet Duplantier, John Caputo, and Craig Pratt about the British Brass Band Association of Louisiana’s concert featuring top brass players from the region performing traditional brass band repertoire. The concert is Sunday, June 4, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. at the Kings Highway Christian Church in Shreveport and is free and open to all.

Airs Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Father Peter Mangum, Rector of the Cathedral of St John Berchmans along with archeologist Jason Brown and our own Dr. Cheryl White, Associate Professor of History here at LSUS about an archeological dig going on now on the site of the Original Cathedral of St John Berchmans. If you’d like more information about this project you can call 318-221-5296 or visit the Facebook Page for St. John Berchmans Cathedral.

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Airs Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett speaks with Chris Allen, a double bass artists with the Shreveport summer Music Festival, about their fifth annual Louisiana Jazz Camp which will take place the weeks of June 19 through the 24th.  Final Registration ends Saturday, June 10. You can learn more by going to Shreveport Summer Music Festival DOT Com or call 318-626-7996. That's 318-626-7996

Airs Thursday, May 18, 2017, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Father Peter Mangum, from St. John Berchmans Cathedral, along with Leonard Kacenjar, first violin with the Festival String Quartet, and composer Kermit Poling about the North American broadcast premiere of Kermit Poling’s “Within the Orb of Glories Wearing,” featuring our very own Shreveport Summer Music Festival String Quartet in a performance that will be Broadcast across the U.S. and Canada on the EWTN Network. The High Definition broadcast will also be shown at the Cathedral of St.

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Airs Friday, May 5, 2017 at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling was joined by Conductor Michael Butterman and Rossitza Goza, Concertmaster for the Tulsa Symphony, to discuss the Season Finale of the Shreveport Symphony featuring works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Falla, Bernstein, and Ravel's Bolero to close. The concert takes place Saturday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m in Riverview Theater. Fore more information visit online The Shreveport Symphony or call 318-227-8863.

Airs Thursday, May 4, 2017, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Verni Howard, Executive Director of Providence House, about Sleep Out 4 Independence, a community awareness project about homelessness, which takes place this Saturday, May 6 and Sunday April 7, at Independence Stadium in Shreveport. For information or to register visit online Sleep Out 4 Independence or call 318-221-7887. 

Airs Friday, April 28, 2017, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Verni Howard, Executive Director of Providence House, about Sleep Out 4 Independence, …. A community awareness project about homelessness, which takes place this Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30, at Independence Stadium in Shreveport. For information or to register visit online Sleep Out 4 Independence or call 318-221-7887.

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