Red River Radio Spotlight

Arts & Events across our area

Airs Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at 11 a.m. Kermit Polings spoke with Chris White and Brady Hodgson from Shreveport Little Theatre about their upcoming production of Memphis, the musical which opens Thursday, July 12, at 7:30 p.m. with mutiple performances through July. For tickets contact the Little Theatre on line at Shreveport Little Theatre or call (318) 424-4439.

Mary Louise Porter / Mary Louise Porter

Airs Thursday, May 31, 2018, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett Spoke with Louisiana Landscape Artist Mary Louise Porter and Nita Cole, Curator and Archivist for the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, about the new exhibit featuring an exhibition of Louisiana Landscapes by Mary Louise Porter, which opens this Sunday, June 3, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with an artist’s reception.

Bill Beckett spoke with Matt Henry, Executive Director of the Arts Council of Central Louisiana, and Dudley-Brian Smith, founding member of Smithfield Fair to share the details about their performance at the Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center in Alexandria, tomorrow night, Friday, May 11, at 7 p.m. For complete details contact online the Arts Council of Central Louisiana or call 318-484-4474. 

Kirill Bashkirov / Philippe Quint

Airs Friday, Mary 4, 2018, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Maestro Michael Butterman and violinist Philippe Quint about the Shreveport Symphony's Season Finale featuring Philippe Quint as soloist in the Violin Concerto by Korngold. The concert opens with the Overture to Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss Jr. and the Symphony No. 4 by Johannes Brahms. For more information visit the Shreveport Symphony online or call 318-227-8863.

Airs Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Major Ray Morton, Shreveport Corps Officer, and Paige Smith, Executive Director of The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club, about the Salvation Army’s 2nd annual “Fooling Around with Cars.” This is a fundraiser for the Salvation Army’s Boys and Girls Clubs. This event takes place this Saturday, April 28, at The Salvation Army’s Boys & Girls Club, located at 2821 Greenwood Road in Shreveport. Registration takes place from 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. followed by the car show from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Shreveport Little Theater / Shreveport Little Theater

Airs Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Blaine Weaver who is featured as George and Logan Sledge who directs a new production of Steinbeck’s “Of Mice & Men,” at the Shreveport Little Theater, opening up Thursday, April 19 at 7:30 pm with multiple show times this week and next. All performances take place at the little theater located at 812 Margaret Place in Shreveport.

Airs Friday, April 13, 2018, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Aristo Sham and Tzu-Yin Huang who will be featured artists at this Saturday’s Piano Extravaganza presented by the South Arkansas Symphony. The concert takes place Saturday, April 14, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. in El Dorado’s Municipal Auditorium.  For more information visit South Arkansas Symphony or call 870-863-4547.

The Lonesome Heroes / The Lonesome Heroes

Airs April 6, 2018, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Rich Russell, Vocals & Guitar with the The Lonesome Heroes, who will be featured this Sunday night at 7 p.m. on the next Shreveport House Concert, at 1508 Fairfield Ave, in Shreveport. For ticket information contact the Shreveport House Concert on line at or call 318-670-3567.

Sci-Port Discovery Center Discovery Center / Sci-Port Discovery Center Discovery Center

Airs Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Richard Lamb, Chair of the Sci-Port Board of Directors about the New Sci-Port scheduled to open soon. Visit Sci-Port on the web for detail at Sci-Port Discovery Center.

Airs Friday, March 23, 2018, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with conductor Michael Butterman about the Shreveport Symphony’s Tribute to Bernstein at 100 featuring the Chichester Psalms with the Centenary College Choir and Prísma Vocal Ensemble. Also on the concert program are the Psalm and Fugue for String Orchestra by Alan Hovanness, Copland's Suite from The Tender Land, and the Russian Easter Festival Overture by Rimsky-Korsakov’s Russian Easter Festival Overture.

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