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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10:01am

Fri July 6, 2012
10:01 Spotlight

10:01 Spotlight - Mahalia

Mahalia Jackson

Bill Beckett talks with Vincent Williams, Director of Mahalia and Artistic Director of Extensions of Excellence Performing Arts Inc., about tonight performance of the dramatic Gospel Musical "Mahalia" by Tom Stolz. The show will be presented tonight, Friday July 6 in Shreveport's Riverview Theatre at 7:00 p.m.   Read More Here.

9:00pm

Thu July 5, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

The Songbird: Lee Morse

Airs Thursday, July 5 at 9:00 p.m.  In 1917, and the age of 20, Lee Morse began her career as a singer who became her strong, deep singing voice and vocal range. She was 5-feet tall and weighed in at about 100-pounds, yet she could belt out a song that would startle an audience. Plus, she did something very few pop performers tried: Yodeling. Lee also surrounded herself with very accomplished jazz musicians. Her career lasted until her death in 1954 and during those years she also appeared in vaudeville productions as well as Broadway. Later she would appear in several short films. Although she left an impressive musical legacy over the course of a few years, Lee Morse is all but forgotten today. Join us as we venture back in time for a visit with Lee Morse “The Songbird.”

8:00pm

Thu July 5, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Savannah Music Festival: The Assad Brothers

Airs Thursday, July 5 at 8:00 p.m.  Ever since their childhood concerts in Brazil and their New York appearances as teenagers in 1969, Sergio and Odair Assad have been touring the world and recording as The Assad Brothers. They have followed a fascinating path of musical development utilizing the traditional repertoire of the guitar duo, and their virtuosity has inspired a range of composers to write for them. In this episode, we listen to the complete March 19 concert at the 2010 Savannah Music Festival, recorded at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts.

12:00pm

Wed July 4, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Harmonia: The Ursuline Manuscript - Music from 18th-century New Orleans

Airs Wednesday, July 4 at 12:00 noon. The Ursuline Manuscript: Music from 18th-century New Orleans
A program of early music, celebrating the 4th of July with music from 18th-century New Orleans. We'll celebrate the Fourth of July on Harmonia with a trip to the Deep South. The French ensemble Le Concert Lorrain will perform excerpts from the Ursuline Manuscript, the sole-surviving collection of music from 18th-century New Orleans. A release of Michel Blavet's flute music will also be heard.  Hosted by Angela Mariani.

11:00am

Wed July 4, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

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

Airs Wednesday, July 4 at 11:00 a.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.

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