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Behind the Scenes at Town Hall in New York November-December, 1998

From Thanksgiving to Christmas this year A Prairie Home Companion comes to you live from Manhattan. Photographer Chris Meyer captured behind-the-scenes action as cast and crew prepared for a recent live performance.

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The New Yorker magazine said of the Town Hall: "Both to the ear and the eye Town Hall remains unrivaled among New York's auditoriums. Artists singing or playing at Town Hall start with an advantage - heard at their best and in close, easy contact with an audience predisposed to enjoyment by the pleasant ambience."

Photos: Chris Meyer for Quesada/Burke

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