Belcher Center

Red River Radio along with The Belcher Center are co-sponsoring "From The Top" which is coming to LeTourneau University's Belcher Center on March 25, 2017. From the Top is America’s largest national platform dedicated to celebrating the stories, talents, and character of classically-trained young musicians. Great kids. Great music. Hope for the future. For complete details and ticket information visit the Belcher Center. Join the Red River Radio Staff at the Belcher Center and let's Celebrate today's most talented youth

The performance will feature 12-year-old pianist Antonio “Nio” Ajero from Nacogdoches, Texas, performing Caprice á la Scarlatti in G major by Ignacy Jan Paderewski. Additional performers include 16-year-old flutist Olivia Elerson from Waxahachie, Texas; Quartet Diamant, winners of the 2016 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition; 14-year-old violinist Sena Cho from Irvine, California; 17-year-old cellist David Kaplan from Skokie, Illinois. David Kaplan and Olivia Elerson will also receive From the Top’s Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award in conjunction with their performances on the show. The $10,000 Award is given to deserving young musicians to help further their musical studies.

To learn more about From the Top visit their web site here. From The Top.

Bill Beckett spoke with Cynthia Hellen, Senior Director of the Belcher Center on the campus of Letourneau University, about national Broadway production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” which comes to the Belcher Center in Longview, this Thursday night, October 1, at 7:00 pm. For more information visit the Belcher Center online or call 1-866-550-5288.

When “A Prairie Home Companion” first went on the air, Richard Nixon was a month away from being run out of the Oval Office. “Annie’s Song” by John Denver topped the pop charts. The Ford Pinto and the Plymouth Valiant were the best-selling cars in America, and the median price of a home in America was $37,400. It was July 1974, and Garrison Keillor and his troupe took the stage for about a dozen people in the audience in Saint Paul, Minn.

Kermit Poling spoke with Cynthia Hellen, the senior director of the Belcher Center at LeTourneau University, about the upcoming show with Garrison Keillor and pianist Rich Dworsky in an intimate evening of story telling. The show takes place on Sunday, May 3, at 7 p.m. For more information visit the Belcher Center online or call 866-550-5388.