Red River Radio Spotlight

Bill Beckett spoke with Kelly Rich, Director of the Highland Area Partnership, about this year’s 13th Annual Highland Jazz and Blues Festival in Shreveport, which takes place this Saturday, September 17th, at the Highland Historic Columbia Park. For complete details visit the festival on line at Highland Jazz & Blues Fest or call 318 – 548 – 3503. That’s 318 – 548 – 3503.

Airs Tuesday, September 13, at 12 noon. Bill Beckett spoke with Shane Rasmussen, the Director of the Louisiana Folk Life Center and an Associate Professors of English at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, along with Matt Petty, director of the film Lighten Up and his collaborator, David Steele. They discussed the 8th annual Louisiana Studies Conference, which will take place this Weekend, September 16 & 17, at Northwestern State University.  If you’d like more information about the conference you can visit the Louisiana Folk Life Center or call the center at (318)-357-4332.

Bill Beckett spoke with Steve Zihlavsky and Michael Futreal about their multimedia installation titled “The Court of King Skebal,” now on exhibit at the Meadows Museum of Art through October 5. This Saturday Night September 10, The Meadows will host a free artist reception for this exhibit with live music by Twang Darkly. For details contact online the Meadows Museum at or call 318–869.

Airs Tuesday, September 6, at 12 noon. Bill Beckett spoke with Brad Campbell, Director of the North Louisiana Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, about the 8th annual North Louisiana Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, which opens on Friday, Sept. 9th for a week-long run (Sept. 9-15) at the Robinson Film Center. For complete details visit them on line at North Louisiana Gay & Lesbian Film Festival or visit the Robinson Film Center.

Airs Wednesday, August 10, at 12 noon. Bill Beckett spoke with Nathan Wasson along with Anna Maria Sparke & Heather Hooper about August: Osage County, a Pulitzer Prize winning play by Tracy Letts, which will be presented by the Friends of the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse this Friday night at 7 p.m. in the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, with additional shows throughout this weekend and next Thursday through Sunday, August 18 - 21.