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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12:00pm

Sat July 19, 2014
Renato Scotto

Renato Scotto: A Legend Looks Back

Renato Scotto

Airs Saturday, July 19 at 12 noon. Legendary soprano Renata Scotto recalls her life and career in a special two hour feature co-produced by the WFMT Radio Network and Radio New Zealand Concert, and hosted by celebrated baritone Thomas Hampson.

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9:00pm

Fri July 18, 2014
Caravan

Caravan: Pierce Pettis

Piece Pettis

Airs Friday, July 18 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we feature a couple of cool film songs from the movie "A Love song For Bobby Long" and we'll catch some Angels Falling with Neil Young. Twang Darkly will take us delving and we'll follow The Neville Brothers down a long dark road and Warren Wilken will bring us on home. In our second hour we'll have a concert by Pierce Pettis recording at the Second Street Bakery and tonight in our final hour we'll visit with "A Natural Man."

8:00pm

Thu July 17, 2014
Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival: Mariza Live

Airs Thursday, July 17 at 8 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.

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12:00pm

Thu July 17, 2014
Local

UPDATE: KLSA Repairs

8:10 pm Sunday, July 20. We have finished major repairs to KLSA. We are running again at full power. We appreciate your patience and support while we worked to resolve the problem. Thank you.

12:00pm

Wed July 16, 2014
Red River Radio Spotlight

Red River Radio Spotlight: 35th Annual Natchitoches-NSU Louisiana Folk Festival

Bill Beckett spoke with Dr. Shane Rasmussen, Director of the Louisiana Folklife Center and an Associate Professor of English at Northwestern State University about the 35th Annual Natchitoches-NSU Louisiana Folk Festival which takes place this Friday and Saturday, July 18 and 19, in the air-conditioned Prather Coliseum, on the campus of Northwestern State University in historic Natchitoches. You can find our more by visiting them online at Louisiana Folk Life Center  or by calling 318-357-4332.

Read this years newsletter here.

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