LeTourneau University

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.

Gary Borders

Dr. Geoffrey Canada told this story the other morning in Longview, to a crowd gathered in the Belcher Center at LeTourneau University for the Poverty Conference. An acclaimed documentary called “Waiting for Superman” was produced a few years back, featuring his work creating the Harlem Children’s Zone. Canada was raised in the South Bronx of New York City, a tough neighborhood. He and his team have worked cleaning up and taking back 97 blocks of Harlem and serving thousands of kids over the past 30 years.

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.

LeTourneau University

Dozens of ninth graders at Longview High School will get a very early jump on college coursework when school begins Aug. 24.

A new site for Texas’ Early College High School program is a partnership between Longview High School and LeTourneau University in Longview.

LeTourneau will expose students to its prominent aviation program. The Longview High students will take some college courses at LeTourneau – up 60 credits over the next four years, according to LeTourneau’s vice president for enrollment management Terry Dale Cruse.

Janet Ragland / LeTourneau University

LeTourneau University in Longview will launch a new undergraduate degree program in the fall training pilots for work in the unmanned aircraft industry.

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