Red River Radio Spotlight

Arts & Events across our area

Airs Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with director Richard Folmer about Shreveport Little Theatre’s new production of “The Fantasticks,” a musical by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones, directed here by Richard Folmer and choreographed by Ginger Folmer with musical direction by Robert Young. For complete details visit online Shreveport Little Theater or call 318-424-4439.

Air Friday, April 12, 2019, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Conductor Michael Butterman and stage director Robert Neu about a not to missed experience this Sunday at 3 p.m. when the Shreveport Symphony's performance of Bach's St. Matthew Passion, featuring soprano Tess Altiveros, alto Abigail Nims, tenor Brian Wallin; bass Andrew Wilkowske, and as the evangelist we have Derek Chester with Stephen Morscheck as Jesus. Centenary College Choir will be there under director Dr. David Hobson as well. This is a staged production with Robert Neu as stage director. The concert begins at 3 p.m. in First Baptist Shreveport with a pre-concert discussion starts at 2:10 p.m. For complete details visit online the Shreveport Symphony or call 318-227-8863.

Airs Friday, March 29, 2019, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Shreveport Little Theatre Guild president Carol Ferrara along with Sue Wyche and Artistic director Bobby Darrow about their Dressing the Part Fashion and Costume Show gala, a Fundraiser for Shreveport Little Theatre, which takes place on Saturday, April 13, from 11am to 2 p.m. at Margaritaville Resort Paradise Theatre. For more information, call 318-286-0155 for visit online Shreveport Little Theatre.

River City Repertoire Theatre / River City Repertoire Theatre

Airs Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Heather Bryson and Stephen L. Barron about River City Repertoire Theatre's new production of Desire, comprised of six short plays written by six acclaimed playwrights based on six short stories by Tennessee Williams. The plays weave a tapestry of longing and the need for human beings to connect and communicate. Each play serves as an homage to Williams and his vast body of work. The show opens tonight, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. with multiple performances this week at the East Bank Theatre, 630 Barksdale Blvd.

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.