Red River Radio Spotlight

Press Image / Ashley Mace Havird

Aired Monday, September 26, at 12 noon. Bill Beckett spoke with Ashley Mace Havird about the release of her first novel called Lightningstruck out now in book stores. She will be holding a book signing and reading coming up at the Broadmoor branch of Shreve Memorial Library on October 3, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3. More info about Ashley and her works is available at her website  www.ashleymacehavird.com.

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Aired Friday, September 23, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Music Director Michael Butterman of the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, along with guest violinist Benny Tseng about the open concert for the 2016-17 season featuring the Symphony No. 3 by Brahms and Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61. For complete details visit the Shreveport Symphony online or call 318-227-8863.

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.

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