Tuesday, April 26, 2011

garrison keillor and a prairie home companion at town hall

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last saturday, garrison keillor was at the town hall in manhattan for his live performance of a prairie home companion, a variety show that airs on public radio every saturday night from 6-8pm eastern time. I've listened to this radio show on and off over the years-usually if I happen to be in the kitchen when it's on. nothing prepared me for how much fun it would be to watch this show being performed live. keillor works the stage like a master storyteller tying the assorted performances of music, song and words together with his trademark narration. I felt like I was in the presence of an american treasure and also grateful I didn't miss this experience before it was no longer around. if you ever get the chance to see phc, do it, keillor is retiring from performing in phc in 2013. this saturday, prairie home companion will be performing out of tornado ravaged st. louis.
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9 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Sounds terrific! I'd love to see/hear it! I'm an admirer of Keillor. Hope your week is off to a great start, Lily!

Sylvia

EG Wow said...

I'm sure his humour kept you well entertained. :)

Kay L. Davies said...

You're right, he is a treasure.
I'd read about his retirement, but thought it was sooner. 2013 will give his fans plenty of time to listen to, and maybe even see him.
Good for you!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Thérèse said...

A voice which will stay in my ears for ever...
To see the show live is of course something completly different.

Lori Skoog said...

I listen too! What a great show. A treasure indeed!

Martha Z said...

I haven't seen PHC in person but I did get to see Garrison Keillor at the Hollywood Bowl. Some of the people around us were from the midwest and listening to their comments was almost as good as Keillor.
As a UU I enjoy his jabs at my chosen faith, he is usually right on.

Linda said...

Even I know about this over here. It must have been great to see him live.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

What a fun experience. I'm a big fan of the show and the news from Lake Woebegone.

Christine H. said...

I would love to see him perform live sometime. It sounds great.