Airs Saturday, March 28, at 12 noon. The 2014-15 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Donizetti’s tragedy Lucia di Lammermoor. Russian coloratura soprano Albina Shagimuratova makes her network role debut as the title character, who comes undone in opera's most famous mad scene. Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja stars opposite her as Lucia's beloved Edgardo, her family's enemy. Italian baritone Luca Salsi makes his network role debut as Lucia’s villainous brother, Enrico; and English bass Alastair Miles is the chaplain Raimondo.
Airs Friday, March 27, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll listen to new songs from Simone Dinnerstein with Tift Merritt and Sweet Honey in the Rock plus some classic cuts by John Trudell, Norah Jones and King Curtis. For Blues at the Bottom we'll flash back to Robert Johnson and we'll hear from Neil Young, and in our concert Hour we'll join Chitravina Ravikiran and Rajeev Taranath for a raga recorded live at the India Nights Concert 2013 and in our final hour join us as we visit with The Bricklayer's Beautiful Daughter.
Aired Friday, March 27, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling and Lois Robinson, Executive Director of the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra about Broadway Nights: Heroes, Monsters, & Madmen featuring guest soloist Craig Schulman, Conducted by Kermit Poling. The concert takes place Saturday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. For more information go online to Shreveport Symphony Orchestra or call 318-227-8863.
Kindergartener Addison Fields relaxes with a good book in the Ben Carson Reading Room at Ware Elementary.
Credit Adam Holland
A Longview elementary school making marked strides in academic improvement accepted another accolade Thursday with the opening of its Ben Carson Reading Room.
Ware Elementary is one of six schools in Texas to have one. They must contain at least 500 books and be open to students at all times. The Texas Spine and Joint Hospital made it possible through a $15,000 donation, according to Ware Elementary principal Sarah Sheppard.