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

February 26, 2013

A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION MOSEYS ON DOWN TO LUBBOCK FOR AN APRIL 27 LIVE BROADCAST FEATURING THE FLATLANDERS AND ASHLEY MONROE

Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 2, at 10 a.m.

(St. Paul) — Garrison Keillor will be uprooting his Minnesota-based radio program for back-to-back broadcasts from the great state of Texas. The show kicks things off in Austin on April 20 and then heads northwest for APHC's first-ever live broadcast from Lubbock — Saturday, April 27, from the City Bank Auditorium. Special guests include Lubbock's own The Flatlanders as well as country singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe.

Tickets go on sale at 10:00 a.m. CT on Saturday, March 2, available at SelectASeatLubbock.com and in person at all Select-A-Seat locations.

The Royal Academy of Radio Actors — Sue Scott, Tim Russell (the man of many voices), and sound-effects wizard Fred Newman — will be on hand, along with the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, led by pianist Richard Dworsky. Count on the Prairie Home classics — Guy Noir, Private Eye and The Cowboys, along with show "sponsors" Powdermilk Biscuits and Ketchup — and Keillor will share all the latest News from Lake Wobegon during his signature monologue. Check the Prairie Home website, www.prairiehome.org, for more details.

Currently in its 39th season, A Prairie Home Companion has made the fictional small town of Lake Wobegon part of American popular culture. The show is broadcast on more than 600 public radio stations nationwide, with a weekly audience of nearly 4 million listeners. The program can also be heard on the American Forces Network Europe, the Far East Network, and in dozens of European cities via the Astra satellite network.

Garrison Keillor has been the host and writer of A Prairie Home Companion since the program started production in 1974. He has been honored with Grammy, ACE, and George Foster Peabody awards, the National Humanities Medal, and election to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His many books include Lake Wobegon Days, The Book of Guys, Pilgrims: A Wobegon Romance, and his latest, Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny (Viking). He is also the host of the daily program The Writer's Almanac and the editor of several anthologies of poetry, most recently, Good Poems: American Places (Viking). In 2006, Keillor played himself in the movie adaptation of his show, a film directed by Robert Altman. In 2007, he opened an independent bookstore, Common Good Books, in St. Paul, the city where he and his wife and daughter make their home.

A Prairie Home Companion is produced by Prairie Home Productions and presented by American Public Media. The show is sponsored nationally by Allianz and by Ford. 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, Live in Lubbock.

WHO: Garrison Keillor, with Tim Russell, Sue Scott, Fred Newman, the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, plus special guest performers The Flatlanders and Ashley Monroe. Visit www.prairiehome.org for details.

WHEN: Saturday, April 27, at 4:45 p.m.

WHERE: City Bank Auditorium, 2720 Drive of Champions, Lubbock, TX 79409.

TICKETS: On sale Saturday, March 2, at 10 a.m. CT. Purchase in person at any Select-A-Seat location, at SelectASeatLubbock.com, or by phone at (806) 770-2000 or 1-800-735-1288.

Ticket prices: $30.00, $40.00, $50.00. Student price $15, two per student ID. Note: all tickets subject to service charges.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Go to www.prairiehome.org or become a fan on Facebook.