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Here's the last weekly live broadcast that started it all—the glorious tradition of saying goodbye. The final performance (June 13, 1987) brought Garrison Keillor and guests together for sweet music, sparkling wit, and the latest "News from Lake Wobegon."
Hello Love; Loves Old Sweet Song; Garrison Talks of Leaving; Tell Me Why; Jitterbug Waltz; The Storms Are on the Ocean; Powdermilk Biscuit Spot; How Can I Keep from Singing?; Songs of Parting; Greetings; Roy Blount Poem; I'll See You in My Dreams; Brownie and Pete; Spring Poem; Crow River Waltz; Buster the Show Dog; Oh Susanna; America the Beautiful; Adventures in Paradise; Aloha Oe; Intermission Medley; Stars & Stripes Forever; Put on Your Old Grey Bonnet; Meet Me in St. Louis; The Sons of Knute Fishing March; News From Lake Wobegon; Sleepwalk, Eskray Love Lilt; Til Then; The Minstrel Show; Hawaii Aloha; Fool Such as I; One More Spring; Till We Meet Again; Songs of the Exiles
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GARRISON KEILLOR is America’s favorite storyteller. For more than 35 years, as the host of A Prairie Home Companion, he has captivated millions of listeners with his weekly News from Lake Wobegon monologues. A Prairie Home Companion is heard on hundreds of public radio stations, as well as America One, the Armed Forces Networks, Sirius Satellite Radio, and via a live audio webcast.
Keillor is also the author of several books and a frequent contributor to national publications including Time, The New Yorker, and National Geographic, in addition to writing his own syndicated column. He has been awarded a National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment of the Humanities. When not touring, he resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.
[Editor's Note: This is a combined review with A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION: Final, 3rd, and 4th Annual Farewell Performance.]--When Garrison Keillor left Minnesota in 1987, he gave a farewell performance of "A Prairie Home Companion," then gave encores the next three years, while still away, resuming the show some years later. These programs are heavily musical and include guests such as the Everly Brothers and Chet Atkins. Unfortunately, Keillor himself is entirely too willing to sing, and his voice is weak. Mixed in are the usual skits, commercials for make-believe products, and news from Lake Wobegon--brief, sometimes moving, short stories, really, which Keillor tells skillfully. Some skits aren't all that funny, though the news often is. But, in general, these programs range from moderately entertaining, in the self-consciously homey "Prairie Home Companion" manner, to quite fine. W.M. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Highbridge Audio, 1991. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0942110161