Red River Radio Spotlight

Arts & Events across our area

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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Airs Thursday, April 27, 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 June 24. Early Bird registration ends Wednesday, May 10. You can learn more by going to Shreveport Summer Music Festival or call 318-626-7996.

Airs Thursday, April 20, 2017, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with director Aiden Poling along with Caroline Dopson who plays Marianne and Christian Roberson who plays Roland in this production of  “Constellations” by Nick Payne, which opens up at Central Art Station in Downtown Shreveport Friday, April 21, at 7:30 pm with additional performances on Saturday the 22, at 7:30 p.m. and a Matinee on Sunday, April 23, at 2 p.m.

Aired Monday, April 17, 2017, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Gene Moon, conductor of the Longview Symphony Orchestra concerning their final concert of the season, titled "Dreams, Passions and Visions," featuring Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Dukas’ Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and the Symphonie Fantastique by Berlioz’s. This concert takes place Friday, December 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Belcher Center on the campus of LeTourneau University. For detail contact the Belcher Center Box Office at 903-233-3080.

Airs Thursday, April 13, 2017, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Isaac Haas, who is featured as Andrej in the Tony Award Winning Broadway Musical “Once” which opens tonight, April 13, at 8 p.m. at the Strand Theater in downtown Shreveport. For complete detail visit the Strand Theater on line at or call 318-226-8555.

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Airs Thursday, March 30, 2017, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Blues master Kenny Wayne Shepherd about “The Rides,” a Blues Super Group for our age that is coming to the Strand this Saturday Night, April 1, at 8pm.  The Rides brings together the talents of Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Stephen Stills and Barry Goldberg along with a superb backing band. For complete details you can visit the Strand Theater at www.thestrandtheatre.com or call the box office at 318-226-8555.

Airs Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett, director Twyla Robinson, along with Sierra Worman and Aiden Poling, who will appear in Centenary Colleges upcoming production of the musical comedy “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” by William Finn. This production opens Thursday, May 30 at 7:30 pm at the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, with performance Friday and Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday afternoon at 2 pm. For complete detail visit online www.centenary.edu/playhouse or call 318-869-5242.

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