May 24, 2007
Reported by KPLC Staff
Lake Charles composer Keith Gates died Tuesday and Louisiana Public Broadcasting will dedicate a Sunday broadcast in his honor.
Gates composed "An American Requiem - A Tribute to the Tragedy of September 11th" which will be aired across Louisiana, Sunday May 27th.
The television show will be narrated by Lake Charles mayor Randy Roach and includes excerpts from the requiem plus an interview with Gates. The show also includes footage of the September 11 attacks, courtesy of ABC News, Good Morning America. A performance of "America the Beautiful" by the McNeese Chamber Singers and Wind Symphony will close the show.