A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor is a live radio variety show that is a notorious
way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Most shows are broadcast from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota, although many
times it is taken on the road. It's especially known for its musical guests, which most often include folk and traditional
musicians well known to fans. Keillor has been hosting the show for almost 40 years, and he doesn't show signs of slowing
down anytime soon. His unbridled wit, hilarious anecdotes and prairie-centered comedy skits have been entertaining fans for
After relinquishing some a few days of hosting to guest hosts, Keillor decided retirement wasn't for him. He
came back to stage to give the local news from the fictional Minnesota town of Lake Wobegon and to sing about Powdermilk Biscuits.
Join Keillor and the rest of his musical crew for a night of fun and laughs. The show is currently touring the country, making
stops in San Diego, San Francisco, Nashville and many others.
A Prairie Home Companion was knew
he had a talent for singing, and when he was just a teenager he entered a Taiwanese television singing competition, taking
home the first prize. He became an instant celebrity when he was still struggling with adolescent issues. This time was both
exhilarating and difficult for the young star. He was called Xiao Zhu, which means "Little Pig" in Chinese, because he was
overweight. But, the star overcame this difficult time and has become one of the most famous Taiwanese performers of all time.
Luo isn't just a great singer and television host. He is also one of Taiwan's best dancers. He was actually named "Asia's
Dance King" because of his skills on the dance floor and his on-stage performances. And if you'd like to look like the Asian
mega star, then you can buy a piece from his clothing line, STAGE, which has been on the market since 2006.
Back in 1974 when Garrison Keillor first hosted A Prairie Home Companion—the hit weekly radio variety
show based in Minnesota—the hilarious host had no idea what a massive success the show would become. Lake Woebegone,
the fictional hometown of the show's host, has come to be known to millions of listeners and the show, who have come to know
all the ins and outs of daily life in the small Minnesota town. The radio show—that brings a little bit of the old days
to the modern world—is frequently taken on the road and performed in front of sold out crowds all over the country.
It even spawned a 2006 movie directed by the legendary Robert Altman, featuring some of the best folk and country musicians
in the world. Musical performances were interwoven into a comedy full of tongue-in-cheek-humor, made up news reports about
Lake Woebegone, and radio drama.
The show is produced by Prairie Home Productions and is distributed by American Public
Media and airs on a public radio station in the United States. It is a staple for many families in the Midwest and beyond,
who tune in every Saturday between 5 and 7 p.m. Central Time to hear what Keillor and his group of comedians, musicians and
folk singers have to offer. Many of the performances take place at The Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The theater
was one plaster crack away from demolition before the show's producers decided to fix it up and give A Prairie Home Companion
a proper home base. Now, it is a city landmark and place of historic live performances put on by Keillor and some of his famous
friends. Comedians like Paula Poundstone and musicians like Sara Watkins and Brad Paisley have all taken turns at the mic
during a taping of the famous show, and there are likely to be more surprises as the show continues its iconic run.
When A Prairie Home Companion first aired on Minnesota public airwaves in the early
1970s, only 12 audience members showed up to view the first live recording of the soon-to-be-famous show. But as the show
began its weekly run, more and more listeners became fans of the show. They began to come out in droves to see this new kind
of radio variety show that was brining a bit of the big city to the "prairie." The show moved to the Fitzgerald Theater in
1994 and expanded to include some of the show's most famous features including fake ads for fictitious sponsors, news from
Lake Wobegon and satirical skits like "Guy Noir, Private Eye." Since then, the show has become a huge success, performing
in cities all over the country.
There's nothing quite like sitting in the audience when
Garrison Keillor takes the stage in front of his live band and begins telling about the latest news in Lake Wobegon or singing
about Powdermilk Biscuits. Fans of the show will be delighted to see their favorite radio broadcast unfold before their eyes.
You will feel as though you have stepped back in time, and are witnessing the recording of an old time broadcast. Come out
and listen to the adventures of Dusty and Lefty or find out what's going in the lives of the Norwegian bachelor farmers.