Red River Radio Spotlight

Arts & Events across our area

Bill Beckett spoke with John Howe from the American Federation of Musicians Local 116 about the third annual Big Band Concert and Clinic which takes place Tuesday, December 3 at 7 p.m. at Airline High School in Bossier City. The concert is free for all high school and younger students and $10 for adults with proceeds going toward an endowment account for a Scholarship fund. For more information contact The Band House at 318-868-0522.

Bill Beckett spoke with pianist Asiya Korepanova and Dr. Lester Senter Wilson, the Executive Director of the Wideman International Piano Competition about the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra’s concert on Saturday, November 16 at 7:30 pm in Riverview Theatre. The concert features Asiya Korepanova in the Burlekse by Richard Strauss and Twyla Robinson in the Four Last Songs of Richard Strauss as well as his tone poem Don Juan. The concert opens with Wagner’s Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde. For more information you can contact online the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra or call 318-227-8863.

Bill Beckett sat down in our Noel Foundation Studios with Raelynn Brown, President of the Nonprofit Administration Student Organization at LSUS, along with Stacey Martino, Director of Institute for Human Services and Public Policy at LSUS and Simone Hennessee, the Executive Director of Providence House about the “Sleep Out 4 Independence” campaign which takes place at Independence Stadium this Saturday, November 16 from 3 p.m. to 7 a.m. the next morning. For information about the Sleep Out visit their web site at or by phone at (318) 795-4245 or contact Providence House in Shreveport at (318)-221-7887.

Kermit Poling talks with Steve Aiken, General and Artistic Director of the Shreveport Opera about their upcoming production of Donizetti's Elixir of Love which will take place this Saturday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m. For information visit Shreveport Opera or call (318) 227-9503.

Aired Thursday, September 26 at 12 noon. Bill Beckett spoke with Jeremiah James and Patric McWilliams about River City Repertory Theater's Cabaret night featuring Jeremiah James accompanied by Kermit Poling, Chris Allen, and Anthony Robinson. The show takes place Saturday,  September 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the East Bank Theatre in Bossier City. If you'd like more information about this you can visit River City Repertory Theatre on line or call them at 318 - 868 - 5888.

Aired Wednesday, September 25 at 12 noon. Bill Beckett spoke with Dr. John via phone from LA about the 2013 Glitz & Grits concert featuring Dr. John playing on the George Rodrigue Steinway Grand Piano painted with his famous Blue Dogs. Also on the concert, Windstorm playing some exciting R&B standards. For information you can visit Glitz & Gritz on the web or call 318-632-2020.

Aired Tuesday, September 24 at 12 noon. Bill Beckett spoke with Jennifer Hill, the Development Director for the Renzi Education and Art Center and Christy Kirkley, the Executive Director for the Renzi Center about their 8th Annual Bunco Bash and Silent Auction on Friday, September 27th, from 6 - 10 p.m., at the Eldorado Casino. For more information contact the Renzi Center at 318-222-1414 or visit them on the web at Renzi Center

Alexandria Museum Of Art

Aired Tuesday, September 17 at 12 noon.  Bill Beckett spoke with Catherine Pears, the Executive Director of the Alexandria Museum of Art, about the current exhibit by Stephen Knapp called "New Light" as well as other exhibits currently on display at the Alexandria Museum of Art. You can find out more information about these exhibits and all these programs by going to the web site for the at the Alexandria Museum of Art or call 318-443-3458.

Aired Thursday, September 6 at 12 noon. Bill Beckett is joined by Jim Cowles, Janain Pou, Rachael Lee MaGill and Missy Wise of Stage Center LA to talk about their new production of Edward Albee's award winning play, "Who's Affraid of Virgina Woolf," which opens at the East Bank Theatre in Bossier City on Friday, September 6 at 7:30 p.m. For show times and ticket information contact them at (318)-218-9978 or on the web at Stage Center LA.

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Aired Wednesday, September 4 at 12 noon.  Bill Beckett talks with artist Alison Atkins and Casey Jones, Marketing Director for Art Space in Shreveport about the Opening Reception for a new exhibit titled “The Eyes of Juliette...A Journey of Reflection” … Paintings and Poetry by Alison Atkins, as well as the upcoming Artist Talk with David Williams and several workshops. The Reception takes place on Thursday, September 5 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. You can find more information about Alison Atkins career and works on her web site Alison Atkins Art and more about Art Space at their web site Art Space Shreveport.

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