David Daniels as Prospero and Luca Pisaroni as Caliban
Credit Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera
Airs Saturday, March 8 at 12 noon. The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of the Baroque pastiche The Enchanted Island. New cast members Susan Graham (Sycorax) and Andriana Chuchman (Miranda) join many of the principal singers who appeared in the work’s world premiere at the Met two seasons ago: David Daniels as Prospero, Plácido Domingo as Neptune, Danielle de Niese as Ariel, Luca Pisaroni as Caliban, and Anthony Roth Costanzo as Ferdinand. The Enchanted Island will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.
Airs Friday, March 7 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we feature a couple of cool songs from the movie "A Love song For Bobby Long" and we'll catch some Angels Falling with Neil Young. Twang Darkly will take us delving and we'll follow The Neville Brothers down a long dark road and Warren Wilken will bring us on home. In our second hour we'll have a concert by Pierce Pettis recording at the Second Street Bakery and tonight in our final hour we'll visit with "A Natural Man."
Kermit Poling spoke with flutist Katherine Kemler about the next Shreveport Symphony Orchestra concert which opens with Jon Lord's work "To Notice Such Things" and will conclude with Mozart's Requiem Mass with soprano Jane Redding, mezzo-soprano Lauren McNeese, Tenor John Viscardi, baritone Grant Youngblood, along with the Centenary College Choir and the NSU chamber choir. For more information contact the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra at 318-227-8863.
Louisiana’s largest health insurer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, expects hundreds of people to turn out for an information fair Saturday in Shreveport. Organizers aim to help people better understand their options in the federal healthcare marketplace, according to James Bustillo, regional marketing director for Blue Cross. Dozens of Blue Cross staff will work the event, Bustillo says, and are qualified to answer questions about available subsidies and insurance plans.
Singer/songwriter/activist Pete Seeger, who died in January at age 94, recently was awarded the first Woody Guthrie Prize. Commentator Gary Borders appreciated Seeger’s music, but he most admired Seeger’s inability to turn a blind eye on the politics of the day.