Red River Radio Spotlight

Arts & Events across our area

Who’s In Bed With The Butler
Shreveport Little Theatre / Shreveport Little Theatre

Airs Thursday, September 5, 2019, at 11 a.m.  Bill Beckett spoke with director Michael Blake Powell, along with cast members, Karyn Rimmer, and Rick Stovall in a discussion of Shreveport Little Theater’s new production of “Who’s In Bed With The Butler.” This production open’s tonight at 7:30 p.m. with additional performances this Friday and Saturday, September 6 & 7 and next week, Friday and Saturday, September 13 & 14 at 7:30 p.m. They will also present matinee performances this Sunday and Next Sunday at 2 p.m.

Airs Thursday, August 8, 2019, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Blayne Weaver and Logan Sledge, who star in the upcoming production of “A Steady Rain,” produced by Stage Center under the direction of Jared Watson. This production opens this Friday, August 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse on the campus of Centenary College. Additional show times are this Saturday, at 7:30 p.m. and this Sunday at 2 p.m. For more information visit online Stage Center or call 318-218-9978.

Airs Thursday, August 1, 2019, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Neil Johnson about the exhibit “STILL Photography,” featuring the photographic art of Neil Johnson now on exhibit at Shreveport Regional Arts Council’s “Art Space” in downtown Shreveport. The exhibit opens today and will continue through September 28. There is a reception today and there will be a free artist talk presented by Johnson on Thursday, September 12 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Art Space is located at 708 Texas St. in downtown Shreveport next to Parish Taceaux.

Airs Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Tiffany Ammerman about Voices: The Heartland Concert presented by the Marshall Symphony Orchestra and the Marshall Regional Arts Council. The first qualifying audition takes place this weekend, August 2, at 7 p.m. The second qualifying audition takes place Friday, August 16, at 7 p.m. Final Audition takes place Friday, August 30, at 8 p.m.

Airs Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Shane Rasmussen, the Director for the Louisiana Folklife Center and an Assistant Professor of English at Northwestern State University, about the 40th Annual Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival, which takes place Friday & Saturday, July 26 & 27, 2019, in the Air Conditioned Praether Coliseum on the Campus of Northwestern State University. For information about the festival, artists, and exhibits visit online The Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival or call (318) 357-4332.

Airs Thursday, July 11, 2019, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett was joined by cast members Linnea Fayard Allen, Jennifer Carsillo, and Heather Peak Hooper, in our Noel Foundation Studios, to discuss Shreveport Little Theatre’s production of “Mamma Mia - The Musical.”  This production opens tonight, July 11, at 7:30 p.m. with more performance on July 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, and August 1, and 2 at 7:30 p.m. There will also be matinee performances at 2 p.m. on July 14, 21, 28, and August 4. Shreveport Little Theatre is located at 812 Margaret Place in Shreveport.

Woman’s Department Club of Shreveport
Woman’s Department Club of Shreveport / Woman’s Department Club of Shreveport

Airs Thursday, May 16, 2019, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with PR Chair Maggie Malone, along with Event Chair Sandra Harrold, about “The Centennial 100 Year Anniversary Celebration of The Woman’s Department Club of Shreveport,” which takes place this Saturday, beginning at 6 p.m. with a social hour at the Women’s Department Club, located at 802 Margaret Place in Shreveport. For reservations, call 318-222-4186.

Airs Friday, May 3, 2019, at 11 a.m. Ranae Moran spoke with Kermit Poling who will conduct the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra in a Sci-Fi Spectacular at First Baptist Shreveport and the orchestra will be joined by the Shreveport Bossier Community Chorale. Music from Star Wars, Star Trek, Back to the Future, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Twilight Zone, Battlestar Gallactica & more. Also, on Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m. in the LSUS Auditorium the SSO Chamber series concludes it's season with a program featuring Claude Bolling's Toot Suite, Night Tide for Marimba & Trombone by Buss, Pair Up for Marimba & Trombone by Wright, and The Avatar for solo bassoon & chamber ensemble by Wilson.

Madame Butterfly
Shreveport Opera / Shreveport Opera

Airs Thursday, April 25, 2019, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Steve Aiken about this weekends performance of Giacomo Puccini's Madame Butterfly with Eleni Calenos as Cio-Cio San and Matthew Vickers as Lt. Pinkerton. The performance is Saturday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the Strand Theatre. For complete details visit online Shreveport Opera or call 318-227-9503.

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