LPB’s Art Rocks! 6th season opens Friday

LPB’s Art Rocks! series begins its 6th year on Louisiana Public Broadcasting this Friday, September 14th at 8:30 PM. The program airs every Friday at 8:30 PM on LPB and encores on Saturdays at 5:30 PM on LPB’s six-channel network and can be viewed online at lpb.org/artrocks and on the LPB app.

Art Rocks! is LPB’s weekly series that spotlights artists, performance, culture, literature, history and the impact of art in our world. It features Louisiana stories, as well as segments from across the country, and is hosted by James Fox-Smith of Country Roads Magazine.

This week’s season premiere includes a story about St. Francisville, Louisiana native Thomas Dawson of the Commodores and international opera star, Ivan Griffin. The pair recently collaborated on Griffin’s CD, “Finding My Way Back to Me.” Griffin and Dawson first performed music from the album at Easter services at Hemingbough this year and Art Rocks! was there. The season premiere will also include a segment on the Gardens of the American Rose Center located in Shreveport, Louisiana.