Sep
11
Tue
“The Shreveport Regional Wind Ensemble” with Denene Stringfellow & Jane Givens @ Dixie Center for the Arts
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm

 

Sponsored by Annette & Johnny Maxwell

Denene and Jane will sing big band and oldies numbers with 20 professional musicians on stage as backup.

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Oct
11
Thu
RCT Presents: Greater Tuna @ Dixie Center for the Arts
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm
Oct
12
Fri
RCT Presents: Greater Tuna @ Dixie Center for the Arts
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm
Oct
13
Sat
RCT Presents: Greater Tuna @ Dixie Center for the Arts
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm
Oct
14
Sun
RCT Presents: Greater Tuna @ Dixie Center for the Arts
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm
Oct
23
Tue
“The Life & Music of Chet Atkins” by Dr. Richard Hood @ Dixie Center for the Arts
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm

Sponsored by Gap Farms Travel Center and Port Au Prince Steak & Catfish Restaurant

Dr. Hood performs the story of the life and times of his personal friendship with Chet Atkins and plays some of his music.

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Nov
13
Tue
“The National WWII Museum’s Victory Belles” @ Dixie Center for the Arts
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm

Sponsored by Patricia Wills, The Children’s Shoppe

The Victory Belles are a delightful vocal trio performing the music of the 1940s, serenading audiences at The National WWII Museum and across the globe. The music of the 1940s brought hope and joy to our GIs and those on the Home Front alike—and the Victory Belles keep that tradition alive in rich, three-part harmony. Their repertoire includes all the treasured gems of the WWII era plus patriotic classics including a musical salute to each branch of the US armed forces.

Dec
6
Thu
RCT Presents: “Miracle on 34th Street” The Play @ Dixie Center for the Arts
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 9 @ 2:00 pm

Novel by Valentine Davies, based upon the Twentieth Century Fox motion picture Miracle on 34th Street.

Directed by Mary Watkins

Sponsored by Green Clinic, LLC

“This is a tale that we want to believe in, that creates a world we seem to desperately desire, free of the blatant commercialism that surrounds us, where love and decency and generosity of spirit are their own rewards. What we want Christmas to be all about, really.” So writes the Santa Cruz Sentinel of this most heartwarming holiday story. By chance, Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy’s. Kris unleashes waves of good will with Macy’s customers and the commercial world of New York City by referring parents to other stores to find exactly the toy their child has asked for. Seen as deluded and dangerous by Macy’s vocational counselor, who plots to have Kris shanghaied to Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital, Kris ends up in a court competency hearing. Especially at stake is one little girl’s belief in Santa. In a dramatic decision, the court confirms Kris as the true.

Mar
7
Thu
Rod Allen Payne & Kim Hill Dewitt “The Music of Patsy Cline” @ Dixie Center for the Arts
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm

Sponsored by Kilpatrick Funeral Homes /Pam Lavender.

Patsy Cline, born Virginia Patterson Hensley, was a famous American country singer with an iconic Nashville sound. She was known for her rich and booming, emotionally charged voice that could give anyone goosebumps. She did not become a country music star in a day- she had to, in fact, work very hard to sustain her life and support her family members as she came from a middle-class background. Her love for singing was so huge that she taught music to herself by experience. After getting some popularity through sporadic performances on the local radio channels, Cline signed contracts with record companies and found her way to the heart of country and pop music lovers through television, radio and stage shows. She was the first female country singer to have a crossover pop hit but unfortunately, at the height of her singing career, Cline died in a tragic plane crash. Millions of records were sold after her death and she became the first female solo artist to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Honoring the life and talents of Patsy are Rod Allen Payne and Kim Hill De Witt.

Rod Allen Payne is, without question, this area’s most visible musician. His command of many different styles of music has kept him busy at the piano and keyboard for more than 40 years. He has performed for hundreds of corporate events, wedding receptions, dances, and social affairs. In addition to performing, Rod has written jingles and theme songs. His long list includes the National Organization of Women, Lady Techsters, National Teenager Pageant, First National Bank, Scott Truck and Tractor and many more. When asked if it’s time to slow down his schedule, his answer is “No, there’s so much more to learn and enjoy with music.” He says playing with outstanding musicians and singers like Lawrence Gibbs, Lisa Spann, and others.

Kim Hill De Witt has been singing since she was a young child, spending most of her life in Monroe, Louisiana. She is a registered nurse and manager of an outpatient clinic in Katy, Texas. Kim and Rod Allen Payne have been performing together for more than 35 years. She starred in “Always Patsy Cline” in Monroe’s Little Theater, and has sung in numerous bands. Kim has sung many solos in churches in Monroe, and Houston and Galveston, Texas. She and her husband Ron have 3 children and 5 grandchildren, which she loves spending weekends with. Kim currently sings for Energy City Big Band in Houston, Texas.

Mar
21
Thu
RCT Presents: Witness for the Prosecution @ Dixie Center for the Arts
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 24 @ 2:00 pm

March 21-24, 2019

Director: Satish Bharadvaj

Sponsor: Dianne Douglas & Saul Zalesch

Leonard Vole stands accused of murdering a rich widow. The stakes are high with shocking witness testimony, impassioned outbursts from the dock and a young man’s fight to escape the hangman’s noose. Generally regarded as one of Christie’s most accomplished plays, this suspenseful thriller keeps audiences guessing until the very end.