WHEN: Sunday, August 14, 7 p.m.
WHERE: Whitney Hall
- Garrison Keillor is an author, humorist and creator of Minnesota Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion, syndicated on public radio stations around the world.
- Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion Summer Love Tour will bring all your favorites from the radio show to the Whitney Hall stage for a special non-broadcast performance, including passionate duets, hot jazz, Guy’s All Star Show Band and sound effects wizard Mr. Fred Newman. Other favorites making appearances include Guy Noir Private Eye, the Cowboys Dusty and Lefty, and all the latest News from Lake Wobegon.
- A Prairie Home Companion debuted as an old-style variety show before a live audience on July 6, 1974, featuring guest musicians and an eclectic cast doing musical numbers and comic skits replete with elaborate live sound effects. The show was punctuated by spoof commercial spots from such fictitious sponsors as Jack's Auto Repair ("All tracks lead to Jack's where the bright shining lights show you the way to complete satisfaction") and Powdermilk Biscuits, which "give shy persons the strength to get up and do what needs to be done."
- This non-broadcast performance will be the first in the newly renovated Whitney Hall, restored this summer to its original acoustical perfection.