Bill Beckett

Bill Beckett spoke with Matt Henry, Executive Director of the Arts Council of Central Louisiana, and Dudley-Brian Smith, founding member of Smithfield Fair to share the details about their performance at the Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center in Alexandria, tomorrow night, Friday, May 11, at 7 p.m. For complete details contact online the Arts Council of Central Louisiana or call 318-484-4474. 

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Airs Friday, May 4, 2018. This week on the Caravan we'll start out with a folky bluesy first hour featuring tunes from Verlon Thompson & Guy Clark, Reverend Charley's Patent Medicine Show & Chris Thomas King, Buddy Flett & Hubert Sumlin, and we'll throw is some Townes Van Zandt & Pink Anderson as well. Then in our second hour we'll bring you a concert from the 2013 Newport Folk Festival featuring Old Crow Medicine Show and in our final hour we'll Bendin' Like a Willow Tree.

Shreveport Little Theater / Shreveport Little Theater

Airs Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Blaine Weaver who is featured as George and Logan Sledge who directs a new production of Steinbeck’s “Of Mice & Men,” at the Shreveport Little Theater, opening up Thursday, April 19 at 7:30 pm with multiple show times this week and next. All performances take place at the little theater located at 812 Margaret Place in Shreveport.

Airs Friday, April 20, 2018, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll hear new tunes from The Royal Oui, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, and the Alabama Shakes plus a couple from Julie Miller and Allison Crowe. We'll also talk with Monty Brown who gives us a Profile of Jesse Thomas & Leonard "Peaches" Sterling on Blues at the Bottom and we'll feature Steve Howell and the Mighty Men in our studio to talk about and play some tunes from their latest release, called "Yes, I Believe I Will."

Airs Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 6 p.m This special edition brings together the Forces of Entomology and Ornithology in this special edition of Bird Calls & What’s Bugging You, with Ornithologist Cliff Shackelford from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Dr. Beverly Burden, an Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at LSU Shreveport. They will take your calls about the Avian and Insect worlds on Tuesday, April 10, at 6 p.m.

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