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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8:00pm

Thu February 14, 2013
Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival: Mariza Live

Airs Thursday, February 14 at 8:00 p.m.  Afro-Portuguese fado sensation Mariza put on what many are calling the "concert of the year" at the Savannah Music Festival. Tune in for a program featuring her Georgia debut. Fado, which translated means "destiny" or "fate," is a musical genre that can be traced from the 1820s in Portugal, but probably with much earlier origins. In popular belief, fado is a form of music characterized by mournful tunes and lyrics. The music is usually linked to the Portuguese word "saudade," which has no match in English but could be understood as nostalgia felt while missing someone. The origins of fado are a mixture of African slave rhythms, the traditions of Portuguese sailors, and the influence of Arabic music. Join us for a captivating performance given by Mariza, the genre's biggest star, at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts during the Savannah Music Festival.

10:01am

Thu February 14, 2013
11:01 Spotlight

10:01 Spotlight: River City Repertoire Theatre presents "8".

Bill Beckett talks with Patric McWilliams from River City Repertoire Theatre about the staged reading of "8", a documentary play by Academy Award winner Dustin Lance Black (MILK). This is a One Night Only presentation at the Karpeles Museum, on Friday night, February 15 at 7:30 p.m.   For more information go to River City Repertoire Theatre or call 318-868-5888.

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8:00pm

Wed February 13, 2013
Still Singing the Blues

Still Singing the Blues

Barry Yeoman

Airs Wednesday, February 13 at 8 p.m.      Still Singing the Blues features musicians in New Orleans and South Louisiana who continue to perform both traditional blues and rhythm-and-blues—often despite poverty, ill health, and the impacts of natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina. The hour-long, music-rich documentary burrows into the lives of three outstanding older performers: Carol Fran of Lafayette, Harvey Knox of Baton Rouge, and Little Freddie King of New Orleans. Listeners will travel with these musicians to recording sessions, street corners, birthday celebrations, and neighborhood taverns.

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11:00am

Wed February 13, 2013
Mormon Tabernacle Choi

A Lasting Heritage & Songs for the Soul with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Alex Boyé

Airs Thursday, February 14 at 11:00 a.m. Join the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir in the Celebration of African American history and culture with traditional African-American Spirituals such as I'm Runnin' On, Peace Like a River, Every Time I Feel the Spirit, Rock-a-My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham, Deep River, Let Us Break Bread Together, Down to the River to Pray, and works by Thomas C. Griggs and Joseph J. Daynes. Special guest Alex Boyé will be featured.

9:00pm

Mon February 11, 2013
Music for Martin

Music for Martin: Luis Perdomo Solo Piano on MLK Holiday 2013

Airs Monday, February 11 at 9 p.m.  This past Martin Luther King Holiday (January, 2013) Venezuelan pianist Luis Perdomo performed live at the Bank of America Plaza in downtown Los Angeles in honor of Dr. King. Producer Jim Luce shares the live recording of this solo performance, mixed with Luis' own comments about his introduction to the Civil Rights Movement, and his own musical journey from his home in Caracas, to the jazz capital of the world, New York City. 

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