Red River Radio Spotlight

Arts & Events across our area

Aired Tuesday, August 27 at 12 noon.  Kermit Poling speaks with Bryan Lake, Executive Director of the Piney Woods Fine Arts Association in Crockett Texas about their upcoming show featuring Robert Earl Keen and also their season of shows this year. You can learn more by going to our Area Events Page or by visiting the Piney Woods Fine Arts Association website.


Aired Tuesday, August 20 at 12 noon. Bill Beckett talks with Tracy Pinkerton, the Executive Director of the Angelina Arts Alliance about their new season of shows which opens on September 14 with Rhythmic Circus: Feet Don’t Fail Me Now! Visit the Angelina Arts Alliance for details or call 936–633–5454.

Bill Beckett talks with Brett Malone, Executive Director for the Philadelphia Center about the 24th Annual Auction against AIDS which takes place Saturday, August 3 beginning at 5 p.m. at the Horseshoe Riverdome. The main auction takes place at 6 p.m. and there will also be a silent auction, hors d'oeuvres and desserts, music, dancing and more. For all the details call the Philadelphia Center at 318-222-6633 or visit the Philadelphia Center web site.

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Bill Beckett sit down with Alan Tooraen, Jim Hardey, Jeff Stewart, and Jack Leon, all member of Blue Shadows, a Shreveport based teen band that played Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas and Mississippi from 1965 - 1968. They are in town for a reunion show at Chickey's Boom Boom Room and Oyster House on Texas avenue in Shreveport. The show starts at 9 p.m. this Saturday, July 27.

Aired Thursday, July 18 at 12 noon.  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 34th annual Louisiana Folk Festival which takes place Friday & Saturday, July 19 & 20 in Praether Coliseum on the Campus of Northwestern State University. For information about the festival, artists, and exhibits visit their web site at NSU Louisiana Folk Festival or call (318) 357-4332.

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Aired Wednesday, July 17 at 12 noon. Bill Beckett talks with Janice Gatlin, Director of the Multicultural Center of the South, and Ebru Waters, Chairman for a Taste of Culture, which takes place this Saturday, July 20, beginning at 6 pm at Diamond Jack’s Casino in Bossier City. For information about this event and the Multicultural Center of the South you can visit their website at www.mccsouth.org or call (318) 424-1380.

Bill Beckett speaks with Chris Allen, a double bass artists with the Shreveport Summer Music Festival, about their first ever Louisiana Jazz Camp which will culminate this Friday and Saturday with concerts at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum Auditorium. For more information about the camp and these concerts contact the Shreveport Summer Music Festival or the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum at 318 - 632 - 2020

Bill Beckett talks with bassist Chris Allen about the Shreveport Music Festival's 2013 Summer Jazz Camp which begin July 15 and runs through July 20. Registrations deadline has been extended and are now being accepted online at Shreveport Summer Music Festival or you can pick up an application at many area music store or stop by Red River Radio, 8675 Youree drive, Shreveport, LA 71115.  You can also contact the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum at 318 - 632 - 2020 for more information. Registrations deadline has been extended.

Bill Beckett talks with Susan Kirton, who plays Martha, and Logan Sledge, who play Nick in River City Repertory Theatre's production of Edward Albee's award winning drama "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" which opens tonight at the East Bank Theatre in Bossier City. For show times and ticket information go to River City Repertory Theatre of call  318-868-5888.

Airs Thursday, June 27 at 12 noon.   talks with Robert Darrow and Anna Maria Sparke Keele from Shreveport Little Theatre about their upcoming performance of "Company," a musical comedy by Stephen Sondheim. show times and ticket information can be found at Shreveport Little Theatre or by calling (318) 424-4439

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