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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9:00pm

Mon April 9, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

New Orleans Jazz Fest: Highlights from 2011

Airs Monday, April 9 at 9:00 p.mSome of the magical moments that WWOZ recorded during the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in 2011.  We spend the whole hour in the Jazz tent listening to ensembles visiting the city (Stefon Harris, Anat Cohen) as well as some hard-hitting local musicians (Baritone Bliss, Derek Douget, Stanton Moore Trio, New Orleans Klezmer) who take it to a place only possible in New Orleans.

11:00am

Mon April 9, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

America's Music Festivals: Amherst Early Music Festival

Airs Monday, April 9 at 11:00 a.m.  Every year, this dynamic fourteen day festival fills Connecticut College in historic New London, CT with the sounds of early music. The festival routinely works with the leading musicians in the field of early music, and presents a series of concerts, workshops and classes for festival attendees. Amherst offers classes in all things early music, including instrumental and vocal instruction, as well as classes about Renaissance and Baroque dance and early notation. The festival hosts the largest recorder program in the United States.

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7:00pm

Sun April 8, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Passover Dreams

Airs Sunday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m. Fasten your seat belts and pass the chicken soup! Passover Dreams takes us from the Seder table to the edge of the universe. Audio magician Jim Metzner conjures up Albert Einstein, Frederick Douglass, Lenny Bruce and host of other Seder guests to plumb the depths of one of the world's oldest holidays in this Gabriel Award-winning program. The Layers of Passover's “Meaning Questions” are the tools that the Passover celebration offers as it urges us to dig deeper into our lives. Why is this night different from all other nights? What do we mean when we talk about the Promised Land? Peel away one layer and relive the flight with Moses from Egypt. Peel another layer and think about what that means for African Americans. Peel once more and see what it means in America today. For many people, America is the Promised Land.  Read More:

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12:00pm

Sat April 7, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Metropolitan Opera: Massenet’s Manon

Piotr Beczala as des Grieux and Anna Netrebko as the title character in Massenet's "Manon."
Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, April 7 at 12:00 noon.  The 2011-12 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Massenet’s Manon. Anna Netrebko sings her first Met performances of the title role, with Piotr Beczala in his role debut as Manon’s lover, the Chevalier des Grieux, and Paulo Szot as her cousin, Lescaut. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the performance of Laurent Pelly’s striking new production, which opened March 26.  Manon will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 7. The performance will also be transmitted worldwide as part of The Met: Live in HD series, which is now seen in more than 1,700 movie theaters in 54 countries.

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12:20am

Sat April 7, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Easter Celebration & Songs of Easter

Airs Sunday, April 8 at 10:00 a.m.  Join the world renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir for a Celebration with “Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise,” “Our Savior’s Love,” “Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee;” and “Since By Man Came Death” from Messiah.  On Songs of Easter we'll hear “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today;” “This Is the Christ,” “Rejoice, the Lord is King;” and “Morning Mood” from Peer Gynt.

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