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

Tue March 20, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Newport Jazz Festival: Miguel Zenon In Concert

Airs Tuesday, March 20 at 9:00 p.m. Lately, the alto saxophonist Miguel Zenón has been listening to some of his parents' favorite music. That is, he's adapted a handful of classic popular songs from his native Puerto Rico for his jazz quartet. And on his forthcoming album Alma Adentro, he even contracted his friend Guillermo Klein to write backing arrangements for a 10-piece woodwind section. Lush and verdant — like the tropical isle which inspired them — the charts see a rare public performance at Newport's central Quad Stage.  Recorded live at the Newport Jazz Festival on Sunday, August 7.

8:00pm

Mon March 19, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Hidden World of Girls Part 1

Shadi Ghadirian - Iranian photographer

Airs Monday, March 19 at 8:00 p.m.  Stories of coming of age, rituals and rites of passage, and secret identities of women who crossed a line, broke a trail, changed a tide.

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11:00am

Mon March 19, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

America's Music Festivals: Lake Champlain Fest

Airs Monday, March 19 at 11:00 a.m.  August in Vermont is perfect on the idyllic shores of Lake Champlain. Bed and breakfasts abound in the natural beauty of the Vermont woods, and musicians have understandably chosen this spot for the home of the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival. Located only a five minute drive from Burlington, Lake Champlain offers a retreat for the world-weary and allows musicians to fully recharge their batteries before giving electrifying performances.  Learn more here: http://www.lccmf.org/

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12:00pm

Sat March 17, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Metropolitan Opera Radio: Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina

The final scene of Mussorgsky’s “Khovananshchina.”
Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, March 17 at 12:00 noon. The 2011-12 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina, conducted by Kirill Petrenko and featuring an acclaimed Russian, Georgian, and Ukrainian cast. Anatoli Kotscherga makes his network debut as Ivan Khovansky, the leader of a conspiracy against Peter the Great, with Misha Didyk as his son, Andrei.

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9:00pm

Fri March 16, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Leonard Cohen: Old Ideas with New Friends

Airs Friday, March 16 at 9:00 p.m.  Leonard Cohen and current artists inspired by him tell stories about his influential life and work, intertwined with music from his 2012 album of new songs, "Old Ideas". Leonard Cohen's shares insights into how he finds the imagery used in his songs and the way the songs are produced. The host is Rita Houston who also hosted the New York event at Joe’s Pub.

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