Red River Radio Spotlight

Arts & Events across our area

10:01 Spotlight: Shreveport Symphony Orchestra Season Finale

Apr 27, 2012

Music Director Michael Butterman play musical chairs with Kermit Poling and interviews Kermit about this weekends performance which features the Barber Violin Concert with Mr. Poling as soloist. Other works on the concert include the Candide Overture by Bernstein, Hanson's Symphony No. 2, and Peck's The Glory and the Grandeur.

Bill Beckett talks with Al Bohl about his documentary "Tarzan: Lord of the Louisiana Jungle" which will be shown tonight at the Robinson Film Center along with the original 1918 silent film movie "Tarzan of the Apes," starring Elmo Lincoln and featuring the West Edge String Quartet performing a new score for the movie by Kermit Poling. 

Bill Beckett talks with Alexandyr Kent, Executive Director of the Robinson Film Center about their BACKLOT Gala at Millennium Studios and their Summer Film Camps for kids ages 9 to 18. Learn more about the camps here.

Pleasant Street

Bill Beckett talks with Philip Maxfield and the men of Pleasant Street Barbershop Quartet about the Harmony On The Red showcase and competition this weekend. On March 23 & 24 voices will be raised here in Shreveport as the Barbershop Harmony Society's "Harmony On The Red" returns. Approximately 400 participants featuring both Barbershop Quartets and Choruses will compete for Top Honors. The competition will take place at Caddo Magnet High School Performing Arts Center. Free Harmony Education classes will be held on Friday, March 23 and 4 p.m. and Saturday, March 24 at 3 p.m.

Dan Maxwell travels to the Museum of East Texas in Lufkin to speak with Executive Director J.P.  McDonald, entomologist Dr. David Kulhavy and artists Charles Jones about the A Forest Insect Alphabet exhibit.

This exhibit features framed pages of the book, A Forest Insect Alphabet.  This book was hand printed and hand bound at La Nana Creek Press, Nacogdoches, Texas.  Charles Jones created the color woodcuts and black and white engravings.  Entomologist, Dr. David Kulhavy provided the scientific descriptions and wrote the quatrains to the songs about forest insects.