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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7:00pm

Sun May 27, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

LA Theatre Works Presents: Breaking The Code

Airs Sunday, May 27 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  He was a genius who was trusted with national secrets, but made no effort to conceal his own.  Simon Templeman stars as brilliant mathematician Alan Turing, the man who cracked the German Enigma code and enabled the Allies to win World War II. But Turing was to find that the country he saved cared less about his genius and more about his sexual orientation. With Sheelagh Cullen, Kenneth Danziger, Peter Dennis, Samantha Robson, Orlando Seale, W. Morgan Sheppard, and Andre Sogliuzzo. Written by Hugh Whitemore. Directed by Rosalind Ayres.

12:00pm

Sat May 26, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Lyric Opera of Chicago: Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov

Boris Godunov
Dan Rest Lyric Opera

Airs, Saturday, May 26 at 12:00 noon.
“I have won power…but there is no happiness in my tortured soul.” - Boris
       It’s one of the most searing lyric dramas of all time, featuring arguably the greatest bass role ever created. The magnificent Ferruccio Furlanetto is Boris, who’s haunted by the specter of the child he murdered to become Czar, surrounded by whispers and enemies, and threatened by a pretender to his throne. And not only that — his people are starving.
       The score radiates all the grief and grandeur that was Czarist Russia, with thrilling music for the huge chorus. But this masterwork is extraordinary in its intimacy, too — revealing Boris as both the public and the private man, as it peels open the psyche of a tormented ruler who succumbs to his own guilty conscience.
        In a stunning fusion of singing and acting, Ferruccio Furlanetto simply is Boris. “Whether in private demonstrations of power, private fragility, or final collapse, he is the intense center of a monumental tragedy.” Der Standard, Vienna.  Lyric favorites Andrea Silvestrelli and Raymond Aceto, two resplendent voices, join Mr. Furlanetto in this opera that boasts not just one but three great bass roles. The celebrated Czech tenor Štefan Margita is Shuisky, the Czar’s duplicitous advisor.

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9:00pm

Fri May 25, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Bob Marley & The Wailers

Airs Friday, May 25 at 9:00 p.m.  Bob Marley is an icon - his music and image are instantly recognizable and can be found everywhere. Behind that legend lies a story of a man who wanted everyone to hear his deeply religious and political message. The documentary Marley traces Bob's life, from his early childhood in a Jamaican slum to becoming the first superstar to emerge from the developing world. In this one hour radio special, you'll hear highlights from the soundtrack and film and talk with Bob's friends and family.

12:00pm

Fri May 25, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

A Salute In Song For Memorial Day

Airs Thursday, May 24 at 11:00 a.m.  Starting with the Civil War, which spurred the eventual creation of Memorial Day, we present an objective, nostalgic, entertaining, and respectful music/sound chronicle of America’s war history. This program is highlighted by music of the Civil War, Spanish-American War, World Wars I & II, Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf, touching also on Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan.  It documents our country’s strife over our entry into some wars, but respectfully acknowledges the hardships of combat, and honors our fighting men and women who have given the ultimate. You’ll witness moments of entertainment and nostalgia with the U.S. Air Force Band, The Navy Band and Country Current, the BBC Orchestra & Royal Air Force Band, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Canadian Brass, Bette Midler; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; Mitch Miller; Steppenwolf; Joan Baez; Jefferson Airplane; plus music from top Broadway shows such as The King & I, Bloomer Girls, Hair, Phantom of the Opera, and songs from talented unknowns.  You'll hear the heartfelt remembrances of Army and Air Force veterans, including Generals Norman Schwarzkopf and Colin Powell, and the voices of Presidents Roosevelt, Eisenhower, George H. W. Bush, Clinton, and Obama.

10:01am

Fri May 25, 2012
10:01 Spotlight

10:01 Spotlight: Soulfish Blues Band at Mudbug Madness

Soulfish Blues Band

Bill Beckett talks with Bill Allen and Julia Dunning from the Soulfish Blues Band about their upcoming performance at MUDBUG MADNESS on Saturday May 26. They also preview the weekend at MUDBUG MADNESS.

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