On December 10, 2001 Garrison Keillor read from his novel, Lake Wobegon Summer 1956, at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota. Video of the event was streamed live on our web site. Below you will find an archived version this video (approximately 40 minutes in length). To watch, click the "play" button on your RealPlayer.


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This evening's live video was made possible in part by Mager's & Quinn Booksellers and Twin Cities Natural Food Coops.
Want to just listen to the reading? Try our Audio Only link.

Old Sweet Songs: A Prairie Home Companion 1974-1976

Old Sweet Songs

Lovingly selected from the earliest archives of A Prairie Home Companion, this heirloom collection represents the music from earliest years of the now legendary show: 1974–1976. With songs and tunes from jazz pianist Butch Thompson, mandolin maestro Peter Ostroushko, Dakota Dave Hull and the first house band, The Powdermilk Biscuit Band (Adam Granger, Bob Douglas and Mary DuShane).

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