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2010-02-12 15:12:00

JAMES LEVINE CONDUCTS EIGHT PROGRAMS, INCLUDING MAHLER'S SYMPHONY NO. 2 TO OPEN THE BOSTON SYMPHONY'S SEASON AT TANGLEWOOD ON JULY 9 HIGHLIGHTS ALSO INCLUDE SEIJI OZAWA'S RETURN TO TANGLEWOOD, YO-YO MA'S SILK ROAD PROJECT, JOHN WILLIAMS CELEBRATING 30 YEARS AT TANGLEWOOD, AUDRA MCDONALD, A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION, AND THE MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP KEITH LOCKHART AND THE BOSTON POPS CELEBRATE THE ORCHESTRA'S 125TH ANNIVERSARY ON JULY 2, AND ON JULY 18 WITH ARLO GUTHRIE AND JAMES TAYLOR AND...

2009-09-27 19:01:38

U.S. humorist Garrison Keillor has returned to his weekly radio show, saying he is thankful to medical personnel who helped him when suffered had a stroke. Appearing Saturday in St. Paul, Minn. -- during his first Prairie Home Companion radio show since sustaining a minor stroke this month -- Keillor, 67, thanked the good people at the United Hospital emergency room in St. Paul and at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn., The (Minneapolis) Star-Tribune reported Sunday. During the show,...

2009-09-12 14:25:53

Public radio show host Garrison Keillor is back at home after being treated for a minor stroke at a hospital in Rochester, Minn., a radio official says. David O'Neill of Prairie Home Productions said the 67-year-old Keillor returned to St. Paul, Minn., after a short stay at the Mayo Clinic's St. Mary's Hospital, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Friday. O'Neill said Keillor was in good spirits. Keillor said in a statement he was admitted into United Hospital in St. Paul where I got...

2009-09-09 15:10:33

Garrison Keillor, a writer and radio star best known for his A Prairie Home Companion, is recovering from a minor stroke in a Minnesota hospital, sources say. The St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press said Keillor entered Saint Marys Hospital on the Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester Monday and is expected to go home Friday. Keillor, 67, was previously a patient at Mayo in 2001 when he underwent open-heart surgery. Garrison Keillor is enjoying a sunny day at an undisclosed location in Southern...

2009-08-01 14:41:02

Pastor Inqvist of the Lake Wobegon Lutheran Church would be shocked: Thieves have struck author Garrison Keillor's St. Paul, Minn., bookstore, officials say. Video surveillance tapes showed a man and woman entering Keillor's store about 1:20 a.m. Thursday, making off with $3,000 from the safe of Common Good Books, store manager Martin Schmutterer told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. They were very calm about it, he said after posting still photos of the burglars online on the bookstore's blog...

2009-07-05 17:17:39

Residents of Avon, Minn., say they welcomed the chance to be the host town for the 35th anniversary show of Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion. The town of 1,200 drew 10,000 people from around the country Saturday for a free Fourth of July broadcast of the beloved public radio variety show, which was beamed to an estimated 4 million listeners, The St. Cloud (Minn.) Times reported Sunday. It was a nice acknowledgment of the history of the show and the area, Alan Artner, a longtime...

2009-03-24 19:05:26

Some Minnesota lawmakers say they would like to see a Lake Wobegon county, an effort likely to be cheered on by Garrison Keillor fans. The measure being introduced in the Minnesota Legislature Tuesday would combine all of Stearns and Benton counties and the northern part of Sherburne County, the Star Tribune reported. The bill is being pushed by three lawmakers from St. Cloud, which is in the region. The bill is to carry the draft name Lake Wobegon, the fictional town created by Keillor for...

2008-07-29 21:00:24

By Josh Stockinger jstockinger@@dailyherald.com A chart-topping bluegrass trio featured regularly on National Public Radio's "A Prairie Home Companion" will bring its unique brand of roots music to the Fox Valley Saturday. For many Wailin' Jennys fans, the concert at Fermilab in Batavia will be a rare opportunity to see the all-female act up close and personal after years of success in the group's native Canada. The performance is scheduled for 8 p.m. at Ramsey Auditorium in...

2006-06-08 19:01:50

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - He is 81 years old, has an honorary Oscar and 50 years of television and classic movies like "MASH" behind him, but director Robert Altman admits he still gets a case of nerves ahead of a film debut. His latest movie, "A Prairie Home Companion," hits theaters on Friday. Reviews are mostly good and the cast, which includes Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline and teen idol Lindsay Lohan, is stellar. But the film, which is based on Garrison Keillor's...


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