Red River Radio Spotlight

Arts & Events across our area

Bill Beckett spoke with Simone Hennessee, Executive Director of Providence House, about Sleep Out For Independence a fundraiser and community awareness project about homelessness which takes place Saturday and Sunday, April 11 and 12th,  at Independence Stadium in Shreveport. For information or to register visit Sleep Out 4 Independence here. 

Airs Friday, February 27, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Michael Butterman, music director and conductor of the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra along with Nancy Smith, founder and artistic director for the Frequent Flyers Arial Dance Company. They will perform to the music of Paul Hayden and to Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring this Saturday, February 28, at 7:30 p.m. in Riverview Theatre. Other works on the concert are the world premier of Paul Hayden’s "In Plain Air," Schumann’s "Symphony No. 3 (Rhenish)," and "On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring" by Delius. For more information visit them online at Shreveport Symphony Orchestra or call 318-227-8863.

Airs Thursday, February 26, at 12 noon. Bill Beckett spoke with director Jack Heifner, along with Shelby Lynn Gilliam who plays Lady Bracknell, and Keenan Rey Chiasson who takes on the role of Algernon Moncrieff in a production Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest,” presented by the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre in the W.M Turner auditorium. The performance opens at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3 and running through March 7 at 7:30 p.m. There is one daytime show at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 5. For more information call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (888)-240-ARTS or visit 

Kermit Poling spoke with Ginger Folmer and Cara Johnston, who are featured in Shreveport Little Theatre’s production of Arthur Miller’s "All My Sons," which opens tonight and runs through March 8. For more information visit Shreveport Little Theatre Online or call (318)-424-4439

Airs Tuesday, February 24, at 12 noon. Bill Beckett spoke with Tracy Pinkerton, the Executive Director of the Arts Alliance, about The LA Theatre Works. They will present the classic story, “In The Heat Of The Night,” this Saturday, February 28, at the Angelina Arts Alliance. More information is online at Angelina Arts Alliance or 936–633–5454.