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

June 1, 2009

GARRISON KEILLOR RETURNS TO LOS ANGELES' GREEK THEATRE WITH A STAR-PACKED PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION

June 5th show includes special guests Sheryl Crow, k.d. lang and Martin Sheen

(LOS ANGELES) — Garrison Keillor's ever-popular A Prairie Home Companion returns to the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles' Griffith Park with stellar slate of guest performers. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 5, and will be broadcast on public radio stations nationwide on Saturday, June 6. (See local listings for broadcast times.)

Two Grammy™-winning singer-songwriters — vocal powerhouse k.d. lang and pop-rock favorite Sheryl Crow — will be making their Prairie Home debuts. And renowned actor and human rights activist Martin Sheen will again take the APHC stage — perhaps with private eye Guy Noir or cowboys Dusty and Lefty or Ruth Harrison, reference librarian.

Actress Sue Scott, Tim Russell (the man of many voices), and sound-effects wizard Fred Newman will be on hand, along with vocalist Heather Masse and the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band. And as always, we'll catch up on the news from Lake Wobegon during Keillor's signature monologue.

It promises to be blockbuster show, under the stars at LA's premiere outdoor theater in picturesque Griffith Park.

Tickets are available online at www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at (213) 480-3232 or (714) 740-2000, or in person at the Greek Theatre Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets.

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 Sheryl Crow, k.d. lang, and Martin Sheen

WHEN Live performance: June 5 at 7:30 p.m. PT

WHERE: The Greek Theater, 2700 North Vermont, in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California 90027

TICKET INFO: Saturdays: $46, $66, $89, $99. Purchase in person at the Greek Theater Box Office, or through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or (213) 480-3232 or (714) 740-2000

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

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