Special Programs: Upcoming Community and Cultural Programs

Red River Radio offers a wide variety of programming, from classical, jazz and blues to news, public affairs, entertainment and information programming. We will also present specials for various holidays, cultural events, and documentaries on important issues of the day. Bookmark this page for information about these various specials. This page will be updated weekly. If an item you heard was removed and you'd like more information contact Bill Beckett at wbeckett@lsus.edu

                                   

  Here is what is coming up on Red River Radio.

  The following is a list of past specials you may have heard.

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2:00pm

Thu July 4, 2013
Kurt Weill Part 3

Kurt Weill: American - Part 3

From Brecht to Broadway

Airs Tuesday, July 4 at 2 p.m. After fleeing Nazi Germany, Kurt Weill came to the United States in 1935. The music he subsequently wrote in this country was important in the development of American musical theater. After Weill's death in 1950, his wife Lotte Lenya devoted herself almost exclusively to his music and established the Kurt Weill Foundation in 1962.
     To mark the 85th anniversary of Weill's best-know work, The Threepenny Opera, and the 15th anniversary of the Lotte Lenya Competition for young musical theater singers, Fascinatin' Rhythm host Michael Lasser will be joined by Kurt Weill Scholar and Foundation President Kim Kowalke for a series of three special programs that explore the composer's place in American popular music.
     The programs will explore Kurt Weill's American Songs, Kurt Weill and Popular Singers, and Kurt Weill's American Lyricists. Kurt Weill, American is funded in part by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc., New York, NY.

1:00pm

Thu July 4, 2013
Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Love of Country and Sweet Land of Liberty with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Airs Thursday, July 4 at 1:00 p.m. Join us for a concert of beautiful patriotic songs as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Celebrates Independence Day with Love of Country and Sweet Land of Liberty. Songs featured include My Country, 'Tis of Thee, The Star-Spangled Banner, America the Beautiful, America, the Dream Goes On, This Is My Country, My Country, 'Tis of Thee, God of Our Fathers - Whose Almighty Hand,  America the Beautiful, So Many Voices Sing America's Song, As the Dew From the Heaven Distilling, and God Be with You Till We Meet Again.

2:00pm

Wed July 3, 2013
Kurt Weill Part 2

Kurt Weill: American - Part 2

Kurt Weill & Bertolt Brecht

Airs Tuesday, July 3 at 2 p.m.  After fleeing Nazi Germany, Kurt Weill came to the United States in 1935. The music he subsequently wrote in this country was important in the development of American musical theater. After Weill's death in 1950, his wife Lotte Lenya devoted herself almost exclusively to his music and established the Kurt Weill Foundation in 1962.

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12:00pm

Wed July 3, 2013
Red River Radio Spotlight

Red River Radio Spotlight: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Bill Beckett talks with Susan Kirton, who plays Martha, and Logan Sledge, who play Nick in River City Repertory Theatre's production of Edward Albee's award winning drama "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" which opens tonight at the East Bank Theatre in Bossier City. For show times and ticket information go to River City Repertory Theatre of call  318-868-5888.

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9:00pm

Tue July 2, 2013
Newport Jazz Festival

Newport Jazz Festival: Ryan Truesdell's Gil Evans Centennial Project Live

Airs Tuesday, July 2 at 9 p.m. What if there were lost big-band masterpieces by the great composer/arranger Gil Evans which never made it to record? In fact, there are plenty of them, according to composer/arranger Ryan Truesdell. He's culled, researched, transcribed and completed a handful of the best for Evans' 100th birthday anniversary. It helps that he's the lead copyist for composer Maria Schneider; he's borrowed much of her orchestra to record and now perform this rich, intensely-hued material.

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