Red River Radio Spotlight

Arts & Events across our area

Shreveport Little Theatre / Shreveport Little Theatre

Airs Thursday, February 28, 2019, at 11 p.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Bobby Darrow, Managing Artistic Director of Shreveport Little Theater, along with actors George Sewell and Jeff Lowe about Shreveport Little Theatre’s new production of Inherit the Wind, a play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Lee and directed here by Mary Joris. All performances will take place in Shreveport Little Theatre, located at 812 Margaret Place in Shreveport. Performance are February 28, March 1, 2, 8, and 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday March 3 and 10 at 2 p.m.

Erik Lawrence / Erik Lawrence

Airs Friday, February 22, 2019, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Grammy award winning artist Erik Lawrence, who joined us in our Noel Foundation studios to share some thoughts about music and healing and a long career in music over the past years. He will be featured tonight at a Jazzy Shabbat service at B’nai Zion congregation in Shreveport which begins at 6 p.m. Information can be found at

Press Image / Laura Bell Bundy

Airs Friday, February 16, 2019, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Laura Beeman Nugent, artistic director for Shreveport Little Theatre’s Academy along with Adam Philley, the academy’s Resident Music Director and Senior Academy Instructor, who joined us to share about Broadway Belters, a concert featuring Broadway Legend Laura Bell Bundy along with a cast of local favorites. The concert takes place Saturday, February 16, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. Shreveport Little Theater, located at 812 Margaret Place in Shreveport.

Robert Trudeau / Robert Trudeau

Airs Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Robert Trudeau, the author and illustrator of “How To Mardi Gras,” who stopped by to share some events coming up for the Carnival Season and some insights into The Carnival Season and Louisiana Culture. The events are a Second Line Brass Band heritage project, a downtown walking tour to lecture about African-American history, an art walk featuring illustrations by Robert Trudeau and many others, and a talk at the Women’s Department Club on February 21.

Airs Monday, February 4, 2019, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Thomas Hundemer and Paul Christopher about Babbit Fest, a musical tribute to composer Milton Babbitt, which takes place on Thursday, February 7, in Anderson Auditorium at Centenary’s Hurley School of Music. A brief pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m. precedes the 7:00 p.m. concert. The concert is free and open to all.