Red River Radio Spotlight

Aired Thursday, February 4, at 12 noon. Bill Beckett spoke with Logan Sledge, Professor of Theatre at Centenary College along with Aiden Poling who takes the role of Peter and Taylor Rey who class Callie in a new production of Stop Kiss which is being performed at the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse at Centenary College. The play opens tonight at 7:30 p.m. with performance on Friday and Saturday. For complete details visit the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse online or call 318-869-5242.

Aired Friday, January 29, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with conductor John Caputo along with Crozet Duplantier, Artistic & Production Manager as well as Librarian for the Shreveport Symphony, about this Sunday’s concert featuring British Brass Band, which takes place Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Shreveport. For more information call 318-676-8958.

Aired Wednesday, January 27, at 12 noon. Bill Beckett spoke with Patric McWilliams and Ryan Williams about River City Repertoire Theatre’s new production of “Buyer and Cellar,” a one man comedy written by Jonathan Tolins, which opens tonight at 7:30 pm the East Bank Theater in Bossier City. Addition show times include this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, the 31st at 3 p.m.

Aired Friday, January 22, at 11 am. Kermit Poling spoke with Music Director Michael Butterman about this weekend's Shreveport Symphony Orchestra Concert which honors Virginia Shehee, longtime supporter of the orchestra and the SSO’s Honorary Board Chair. The concert also celebrates the 65th Anniversary of the Wideman Piano Competition. Guest pianists Stanislav Khristenko and Tomer Gewirtzman will each present a concerto and the concert concludes with the World Premiere of the Symphony No.

Aired Thursday, January 21, at 12 noon Kermit Poling spoke with pianist Stanislav Khristenko and Dr. Lester Senter Wilson, Executive Director of the Wideman International Piano Competition, about this weekend's 65th Anniversary Celebration of the Wideman Piano Competition. Saturday's concert features pianist Stanislav Khristenko in the Piano Concerto No. 2 by Shostakovich and then pianist Tomer Gewirtzman will perform the Piano Concerto in A minor by Grieg. The concert concludes with the world premiere of the Symphony No. 1 (“Shreveport Symphony”) by Kermit Poling.