Bill Beckett spoke with Gloria Gipson, Executive Director of the Theatre of the Performing Arts, along with project coordinator Larry Pierson, and special guest artist Donald Harrison, about the 13th Annual Yazzy Youth Celebrating Jazz Concert which takes place Friday, April 24, at 7 p.m. in the Riverview Theatre in Downtown Shreveport. For more information, contact Theatre of the Performing Arts office at 318-525-0740 or 318-621-8914 or by email at

Aired Wednesday, October 29 at 12 noon. Bill Beckett spoke with Artist and teacher Robert Trudeau from the Friend of the Algur Meadows Museum about “Cirque de Shreveport” and the Return of the Mighty Haag Circus to Shreveport, which takes place Saturday, November 1, from 6:30 to 10 p.m., at Pinewood manor on Fairfield Avenue in Shreveport. More information online at MeadowsFriends or 318-869-5040. 

This week Commentator Brian O’Nuanain, takes a look at the Arts and their value to society.

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain takes a look at the Arts and all their Glory.

The late John Shenaut led the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra for 33 years. He was known for spotting talented local musicians, and helping to advance their careers.