Award-winning radio host Garrison Keillor will thrill audiences with an intimate evening of humorous conversation and hilarious anecdotes, taking them on a journey through his childhood in the American Midwest, fatherhood and more.
Garrison Keillor was born in 1942 in Anoka, Minnesota, and began his radio career as a freshman at the University of Minnesota, from which he graduated in 1966. He went to work for Minnesota Public Radio in 1969, and on July 6, 1974, he hosted the first broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion in St. Paul. The show ended in 1987, resumed in 1989 in New York as The American Radio Company, returned to Minnesota, and in 1993 resumed the name A Prairie Home Companion. Over 17 million listeners on more than 900 public radio stations now hear the show each week.
Keillor has received numerous awards, including a Grammy® Award for his recording of Lake Wobegon Days. He has also received two Cable ACE Awards and a George Foster Peabody Award. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and recently was presented with a National Humanities Medal by the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 1994, he was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame at Chicago's Museum of Broadcast Communications.
With special guest Rich Dworsky
For the last 20 years, he's been the pianist /music director for Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion, a live radio variety show with an audience of over 4 million in the USA, as well as overseas audiences on England's BBC, Australia's ABC, and Armed Forces Radio.
Longview Ballet Theatre presents:
Ballet West featuring Longview native Beckanne Sisk
Returning to Longview to perform for the first time as a professional, Beckanne Sisk, brings her incredible talent and charisma to the Belcher Stage. Joining her will be twenty-two members of the famed Ballet West Company in a performance chosen especially for our audience. Join us for this spectacular performance and afterwards at a reception honoring Ballet West and the opening of the Longview Ballet Theatre Retrospective Exhibition at the Longview Museum of Fine Arts.
Don't forget your performance ticket is also your ticket to the post show reception to be held at The Longview Mueseum of Fine Arts.Buy Tickets