February 5, 2005
The VocalEssence Ensemble Singers will join us at the Fitz again this weekend; we've asked them to pick out some love songs, in honor of a certain saint and his upcoming holiday. Stop by for a listen. You'll hear a word or two from the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, too, plus the News From Lake Wobegon and more.

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Segment 1
00:00:11Tishomingo Blues
00:02:13GK opens, State of the Union Address, Social Security, Schubert, love
00:04:22"Can't Help Falling in Love" - GK, Prudence Johnson, Shoe Band, VocalEssence, audience
00:07:17GK recites poetry
00:08:20"At the End of A Long Lonely Day" - GK, Prudence, Shoe Band
00:11:17"Once More" - GK, Prudence, Shoe Band
Segment 2
00:15:12Toast (Schubert's Die Forelle (Trout))- GK/ VocalEssence
00:18:38"Girl From the North Country" - Peter Ostroushko and Shoe Band
00:24:54GK quotes Edward Hoagland
00:28:24"Abide With Me" - GK, VocalEssence, Rich Dworsky, audience
00:31:28Powdermilk Biscuit Break
00:32:54"Something" - VocalEssence
00:36:16Amish script
00:38:22"It Hurts Me Too" - Pat Donohue and Shoe Band
Segment 3
00:41:00The Lives of the Cowboys script
00:51:50"It's About Love" - VocalEssence
00:58:20English Majors script
01:01:37Intermission/"Alabama Jubilee"
Segment 4
01:05:30Greetings/Welcome to 2nd half of show
01:08:50GK intros Sons of Bernie
01:11:48Bob script
01:12:22"A Thousand Ways" - John Niemann and Shoe Band
01:15:46"True Love" - GK and Prudence Johnson
01:18:28"If You Love Me" - Prudence Johnson and Shoe Band
01:22:19"An Die Musik" - Michael Jorgenson and VocalEssence (GK intros)
01:26:20GK talks about Franz Schubert
01:27:22Wiener Schnitzel
01:28:44Continuing Schubert talk, Potatoes
01:32:31Continuing Schubert talk, Ave Maria
Segment 5
01:35:32The News from Lake Wobegon
Segment 6
01:51:33"Free Little Bird" - Peter Ostroushko and Shoe Band
01:55:44Bush script
01:57:02Credits, Can't Help Falling in love reprise

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Garrison quotes Edward Hoagland. The VocalEssence Ensemble Singers, with "Something."
VocalEssence with "It's About Love," a medley of 37 great love songs. John Niemann (left, with Pat Donohue and the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band) with "A Thousand Ways."
Michael Jorgenson and the VocalEssence Enselmble Singers, with "An Die Musik." Garrison Keillor, with the News From Lake Wobegon.

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