Red River Radio Spotlight

Arts & Events across our area

Bill Beckett talks with Bernita Walker, daughter of T-Bone Walker about her father's musical legacy and the Festival that honors this legacy. Information about the festival can be found at T-Bone Walker Blues Festival or by calling 903-756-7774.

Kermit Poling is joined by Music Director Michael Butterman and pianist James Dick to talk about the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra's Season Finale which takes place this Saturday Night at 7:30 p.m. in RiverView Theatre. The Final Family Concert will take place this Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m.  SciPort is collaborating with the Shreveport Symphony to offer pre-concert activities and musical demonstrations starting in the RiverView Theater lobby at 2:15 PM.   More information at 318 - 227 - 8863.

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Bill Beckett sits down with Sanjay Menon, Associate Professor of Managment and Marketing and Director of the Indian Studies Program at LSUS about the India Nights 2013 dinner and concert on Saturday, May 11 beginning at 5 p.m. in the University Center at LSUS. For more information you can go to the India Studies web site of call 318-797-5179.

Bill Beckett talks with Blayne Weaver, Partick Kirton and Jason Guy, the three cast members featured in the new production by the River City Repertory Theatre of "ART,'  a play by Yasmina Reza, which opens tonight at 7:30 at the East Bank Theatre in Bossier City. For show times and ticket information visit the River City Repertory Theatre or call 318-868-5888.

Bill Beckett speaks with Jennifer Hill Development Director for the The Renzi Education and Art Center about their Jazz & Blues Brunch Fundraiser featuring Buddy Flett and Brady Blade, this Saturday, May May 11, at 11 am at The Shop on Southern Avenue in Shreveport. More Information is available at the Renzi Center  or at 318 - 222 - 1414. 

Kermit Poling talks with Giovanni De Chiaro about the Mickey Davis Concert Saturday, May 4  at  7 p.m. in the El Dorado High School Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public but is also a fund raising program for the Mickey Davis Scholarship Fund. More information at 870 - 862 - 0521.

Bill Beckett is joined by Gloria Gipson, Executive Director of the Theatre of the Performing Arts of Shreveport, Jazz Violinist Michael Ward and Jazz Saxophonist Pamela Williams to talk about the 11th annual Yazzy Youth Celebration Jazz Concert which takes place Friday, April 26th at 7  p.m. at the Riverview Theatre in Shreveport.

Bill Beckett talks with director Kip Holloway, Chelsea Hockaday (Madge) and Andrew Wood (Hal) about their production of William Inge’s Pulitzer Prize winning dramatic play "Picnic," which opens tonight in the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse at Centenary College.  More information about show times and tickets can be found here.

Bill Beckett sits down in the Noel Foundation studio with Rick Schiller, Executive Director of the Angelina Arts Alliance to talk about STOMP, the highly energized, explosive, provocative, sophisticated, utterly unique stage performance coming to the Temple Theater on the Campus of on Tuesday, April 2 and Wednesday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m.  Info at or (936) 633-5454.


Bill Beckett talks with director Tom Anton and Co-Writer Sandi Russell about the release of "The Pardon" staring Jaime King as Toni Jo Henry, the Only woman to be executed in Louisiana's Electric Chair. The film also features Academy Award nominee John Hawkes, Jason Lewis, M.C. Gainey, and T. J. Thyne is will premiere Friday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Robinson Film Center in Shreveport and at select theaters throughout the state.