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A Prairie Home Companion Live [DVD]

Unabridged   2 hour(s)
Publication date: 08/20/2010

A Prairie Home Companion Live [DVD]

The Complete Broadcast

Available from major retailers or BUY FROM AMAZON
Audio CD ISBN:9781615731091


Beamed into nearly 570 movie theaters across the country, this special “cinecast” edition of A Prairie Home Companion features legendary English singer-songwriter Elvis Costello, sibling vocal powerhouses Jearlyn and Jevetta Steele, songstress Heather Masse, the finest folk duo around, Robin and Linda Williams, and the stellar regular cast.Two hours of non-stop fun brought from on the big screen to your screen.

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Product Description

On February 4, 2010, the audience at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul enjoyed a special Thursday-evening edition of A Prairie Home Companion. So did countless more fans in movie theaters across the United States and Canada. They were watching the first-ever cinecast—the show beamed live by satellite to movie screens.

Guests included legendary English singer-songwriter Elvis Costello, vocal powerhouses Jearlyn and Jevetta Steele, songstress Heather Massey, and Robin and Linda Williams. Also on the program, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors: Sue Scott, Tim Russell, and Erica Rhodes. Both Tom Keith and Fred Newman were on hand to create sound-effects mayhem. All this, plus a punchedup Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band (a special horn section was flown in from New York), episodes of “Guy Noir” and “Lives of the Cowboys,” a Powdermilk Biscuit Break, and, of course, the News from Lake Wobegon.

As a bonus, the DVD features the short film that was shown before the cinecast: Garrison Keillor making his way through St. Paul to the Fitz, with stops at local landmarks like the F. Scott Fitzgerald statue in Rice Park, Mickey’s Diner, and Candyland.

Author Bio

GARRISON KEILLOR is America’s favorite storyteller. For more than 35 years, as the host of A Prairie Home Companion, he has captivated millions of listeners with his weekly News from Lake Wobegon monologues. A Prairie Home Companion is heard on hundreds of public radio stations, as well as America One, the Armed Forces Networks, Sirius Satellite Radio, and via a live audio webcast.

Keillor is also the author of several books and a frequent contributor to national publications including Time, The New Yorker, and National Geographic, in addition to writing his own syndicated column. He has been awarded a National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment of the Humanities. When not touring, he resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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