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Media Contact: David O'Neill
Prairie Home Productions
Phone: 651-999-1095
E-mail: davido@prairiehome.us

March 25, 2009

GARRISON KEILLOR TAKES A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION TO NEW YORK CITY FOR FIVE APRIL SHOWS AT THE TOWN HALL

Special guests: Marilyn Horne, Wynton Marsalis, Tom Rush, Great American Duet Sing-Off finalists, and more.

(NEW YORK, N.Y.) This April, there are five opportunities to see Garrison Keillor and his immensely popular A Prairie Home Companion in New York at The Town Hall (West 43rd Street between 6th Avenue and Broadway).

Attend one of the APHC live radio broadcasts on April 4, 11, and 18 at 5:45 p.m. Or catch a nonbroadcast performance on April 3 or 17 at 8:00 p.m. These are APHC's final New York shows for this season.

Jazz great Wynton Marsalis and his Quintet make their Prairie Home broadcast debut on April 4. Singer Heather Masse joins Garrison on April 3 and 4. Opera legend Marilyn Horne and folk/blues stalwart Tom Rush will take the stage on April 17 and 18. And on April 11, it's APHC's annual talent contest - this time, the Great American Duet Sing-Off - when the finalists compete for the coveted Silver Water Tower Trophy. Actress Sue Scott, Tim Russell (the man of many voices), and sound-effects wizard Fred Newman will be on hand. And, as always, we'll catch up on the news from Lake Wobegon during Keillor's signature monologue. There's lots more. See www.prairiehome.org for details. For tickets to these A Prairie Home Companion shows, contact Ticketmaster at 212.307.4100 or www.ticketmaster.com. Or stop by the Town Hall Box Office.

Currently in its 35th season, A Prairie Home Companion is heard on close to 600 public radio stations nationwide, with a weekly audience that tops 4.3 million listeners. The program can also be heard on XM Radio, the Armed Forces Network Europe, the Far East Network, and in dozens of European cities via the Astra satellite network. The News from Lake Wobegon, is available via podcast/iTunes.

Garrison Keillor is the recipient of Grammy, ACE and George Foster Peabody awards, and he has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His weekly op-ed column, "The Old Scout," appears in newspapers coast to coast, and his books include Lake Wobegon Days, The Book of Guys, Lake Wobegon Summer 1956 and his latest, Liberty (Viking).

A Prairie Home Companion is produced by Prairie Home Productions and presented by American Public Media. The show is sponsored nationally by General Mills, Inc. and by the Ford Company. Audio clips, scripts and more information on A Prairie Home Companion can be found online at www.prairiehome.org.

WHAT: A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor

WHO: Garrison Keillor, with Tim Russell, Sue Scott, Fred Newman. Plus special guests, including Marilyn Horne, Tom Rush, Wynton Marsalis with his Quintet, the finalists in APHC's talent contest the Great American Duet Sing-Off, and many others. See www.prairiehome.org for dates on which specific artists perform.

WHEN

Live radio broadcasts: April 4, 11, and 18 at 5:45 p.m. Nonbroadcast performances: April 3 or 17 at 8:00 p.m.

WHERE:
The Town Hall — 123 West 43rd St. (West 43rd between 6th Ave. and Broadway) New York, NY TICKET INFO: Saturdays: $57 to $63; Fridays: $36 to $43. Purchase in person at the Town Hall Box Office, or through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or 212.307.4100

FOR MORE INFORMATION: go to www.prairiehome.org, or contact David O'Neill at davido@prairiehome.us

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