Bill Beckett

10:01 Spotlight: Christmas in the Park

Dec 4, 2012

Bill Beckett talks with Mark Massom, the interpretive ranger at Lake Bistineau State Park about thier Christmas in the Park festivities during the weekend of Dec. 7, for both day-use and overnight visitors. Events will kick off on Friday, when campers can decorate their campsites to welcome Santa to the area. Other activities will include hayrides and holiday outdoor cooking, sponsored by the Bayou Pots, the local chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society. The Bayou Pots will hold their monthly meeting on Saturday, Dec. 8, with Christmas Dinner cooked Dutch Oven-style.

10:01 Spotlight: 33rd Annual Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival

Jul 20, 2012

Bill Beckett talks with Dr. Shane Rasmussen, Director of the Louisiana Folklife Center and Assistant Professor of English at Northwestern State University about this weekend Folk Festival, Gumbo Contest and the Louisiana State Fiddle Championship. You can find out more about the festival by Clicking Here.

The wait is almost over for the picture book that originally inspired William Joyce’s Academy Award-winning short film The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.  Bill Beckett talks with William Joyce about the release of the BOOK and a new iPhone and iPad AP for the book. A Book signing will take place tonight at 6:00 p.m.

     Airs Thursday, January 19 at 10:01 a.m. The George and Peggy Schmidbauer International Competition celebrates its fifth year this Saturday and Sunday, January 21-22, 2012 on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. The competition holds the highest standards in artistry and performance, attracting musicians from all around the world to East Texas. As an annual event, the competition alternates between piano and strings, bringing rising artists from both disciplines to compete and perform for lucrative prizes and future engagements.

Bill Beckett talks with Shreveport artist Jerry Wray about her new exhibit at the Norsworthy Gallery  titled ‘Frankly Christian.’

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