Music

11:00pm

Fri February 14, 2014
Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes - I Too Sing America

Airs Friday, February 14 at 11 p.m. Langston Hughes, an enduring icon of the Harlem Renaissance, is best-known for his written work, which wedded his fierce dedication to social justice with his belief in the transformative power of the word. But he was a music lover, too, and some of the works he was most proud of were collaborations with composers and musicians.     Hosted by Terrance McKnight, WQXR host and former Morehouse professor of music, I, Too, Sing America will dive into the songs, cantatas, musicals and librettos that flowed from Hughes’ pen. As he did with his poetry, Hughes used music to denounce war, combat segregation and restore human dignity in the face of Jim Crow. His musical adventures included writing lyrics for stage pieces such as Black Nativity and Tambourines to Glory, works that helped give birth to the genre of Gospel Play, as well as songs for radio plays and political campaigns, and the libretto for Kurt Weill’s Street Songs.

7:35am

Thu November 28, 2013
Commentary

What Was I Thinking for November 28, 2012

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain a trip to the Lone Star State for music and a cultural moment.

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4:00pm

Sun May 5, 2013
Young Artists Competition 2013

Young Artists Competition Winners Concert 2013

Our 2012 Young Artists Winners

The results are in and we have the winners of the 2013 Young Artists Competition. We will present them to you this Sunday, May 5, at 4 p.m. at the LSU Shreveport University Center Theater.

This year's winners are:
Erik Eklund, age 15 from Ruston
Kelsi Cox, age 17 from Shreveport
Neil Nathan, age 15 from Shreveport
Sean Nathan, age 18 from Shreveport
Venkatesh Sivaraman, age 14 from Shreveport
Twila Gaston, age 18 from Baton Rouge

Works to be performed include Jeux d'eau by Ravel;  Movement No. 1 from the Horn Concerto No. 1 by R. Strauss;  Movement No. 1 from the Cello Concerto in G minor by Kabalevsky;  the Gypsy Aires by Sarasate;  the Rhapsodie in G minor by Brahms;  and the song "A New Life" from Jekyll and Hyde.

The concert is free and open to all. Come share in their music and support these young artists. The concert will be recorded and broadcast at a later time.

12:00pm

Thu April 11, 2013
Red River Radio Spotlight

Red River Radio Spotlight: Professor Porkchop at Eldorado Casino Celebrity Lounge

Bill Beckett talks with Chris McCaa, AKA Professor Porkchop, about their show and CD release party at the Eldorado Casino Celebrity Lounge tonight beginning at 7 p.m.

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9:00pm

Fri January 11, 2013
Caravan

Caravan: Michael Garvin Live

Michael Garvin

Airs Friday, January 11 at 9 pm.  On the next edition of The Caravan we’ll hear something new from Craig Finn, something old from Erica Wheeler, and something blue from Taj Mahal. Then we’ll turn South with music from Nick Anis, Inkuyo, and Erin Corday.  During our live set we’ll feature a session with Michael Garvin, a Shreveport native who’s returned home after many years in Nashville as a writer and producer. Michael has over 80 chart hits to his credit, with 30 in the Top 10, and 18 No. 1 hits, including George Benson’s “Never Give Up On A Good Thing” and “Waiting For Tonight,” which Jennifer Lopez took to the top. He’ll talk with Bill Beckett about his Louisiana roots, his Nashville career and touring, and the new directions he is taking with his music composition. Join us Friday night at 9 pm for The Caravan on Red River Radio.

Listen again to the interview and songs by Michael Garvin.

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