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Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion” Summer Love Tour Co-Stars Sara Watkins and Robin and Linda Williams

Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" Summer Love Tour Koka Booth Amphitheatre

GARRISON KEILLOR’S “A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION” SUMMER LOVE TOUR, presented by Outback Concerts at 7:30 p.m. on Sept 11th at Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park in Cary, NC, will co-star Sara Watkins and Robin and Linda Williams.

According to the “A Prairie Home Companion” website:

“On Aug. 10th, GARRISON KEILLOR’S ‘A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION’ SUMMER LOVE TOUR kick[ed] off a 25-city run that will take the popular radio host and his pals from East Coast to West Coast, Texas to Minnesota.

“This concert tour on the everlasting theme of romantic love will be jam-packed with tender duets and ballads, poetry (Poe, Shakespeare, Anonymous), and stories of passion and marriage — not to mention Mr. Keillor’s intermission walk through the audience for the sing-along of ‘Unchained Melody’ and ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love with You.’ [It will be] An entertaining date night for all ages!

“While these are not ‘A Prairie Home Companion ‘ broadcast shows, they will include many favorite ‘Prairie Home Companion’ elements — Guy Noir, Dusty and Lefty, and the News from Lake Wobegon. Nickel Creek’s Sara Watkins will be on hand, as will sound-effects man Fred Newman and the Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band.

“Garrison Keillor is the author of numerous books, including PILGRIMS: A WOBEGON ROMANCE (Viking) and 77 LOVE SONNETS (Common Good Books). 
He is the founder and host of the acclaimed public radio programs ‘A Prairie Home Companion’ and ‘The Writer’s Almanac.’

“Singer, songwriter, fiddle player Sara Watkins was only eight when she became one-third of the Grammy Award-winning acoustic trio Nickel Creek. Two decades later, she struck out on her own. A solo album, ‘Sara Watkins’ (Nonesuch), was released in 2009….

“Sound-effects man Fred Newman is an actor, writer, musician, and sound designer for film and TV. He is author of the book (and CD/CD-ROM) MOUTHSOUNDS. Fred admits that, growing up, he was unceremoniously removed from several classrooms, ‘once by my bottom lip.’

“‘A Prairie Home Companion’ has been a public radio mainstay since 1974. It is heard by more than four million listeners on some 600 public radio stations nationwide, as well as on XM Radio, the Armed Forces Network Europe, the Far East Network, and in dozens of European cities via the Astra satellite network.”

In the Triangle, “A Prairie Home Companion” is broadcast live from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday on North Carolina Public Radio – WUNC /91.5 FM, and rebroadcast from 12 noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Outback Concerts presents GARRISON KEILLOR’S “A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION” SUMMER LOVE TOUR at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary, North Carolina 27518. TICKETS: $39.50 General Admission Lawn ($45 day of the show) and $59.50 Reserved and Table Seats, except kids two and under are free. BOX OFFICE: 800/745-3000, 919/834-4000, or http://www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/115235/835597. SHOW: http://www.boothamphitheatre.com/concerts.htm#garrison. VIDEO PREVIEW: http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/tickets/2010/summer-love/video/#position. PRESENTER: http://outbackconcerts.com/. VENUE: http://www.boothamphitheatre.com/. DIRECTIONS: http://www.boothamphitheatre.com/directions.htm. PARKING: http://www.boothamphitheatre.com/parking.htm. NOTE: Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; but no outside food or beverage will be allowed inside the venue, except for one bottle of factory-sealed water per person. OTHER LINKS: The Tour: http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/tickets/2010/summer-love/ (official website). “A Prairie Home Companion”: http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/ (official website). Garrison Keillor: http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/features/deskofgk/ (official website). Sara Watkins: http://www.sarawatkins.com/ (official website). Robin and Linda Williams: http://www.robinandlinda.com/ (official website).

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