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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10:00pm

Fri February 15, 2013
Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy: Can't Quit the Blues

Airs Friday, February 15 at 10 p.m. Brand new one-hour music intensive radio special features legendary bluesman Buddy Guy in his own words and music. Buddy Guy's own comments come from an exclusive interview session, and include many recollections and insights that will heard on your station for the first time. 

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9:00pm

Fri February 15, 2013
Breaking

Sam Cooke: Bring it on Home Special

Airs Friday, February 15 at 9 p.m. This documentary details the life and music of Sam Cooke through his own recordings and commentary his friends, family and friends. This program features music from throughout his career that displays the great breadth of his talent before his tragic death in 1964 at the age of 33 - from his gospel roots to his upbeat classic hits, and from his high energy live concerts to his recordings of late-night mood pieces. Interview subjects include R&B legend Bobby Womack, Sam's brother L.C. Cooke, and drummer Hal Blaine.

9:00pm

Fri February 15, 2013
Caravan

Caravan

Airs Friday, February 8 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we present two special hour long profiles of two stellar artists, Sam Cooke and Buddy Guy. Then at 11 a.m. a music tribute to the Prince of Darkness.... Mile Davis, who's ability to enfold the blue note into his horn playing is unmatched by any.

Caravan Playlist for Friday, February 8, 2013

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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