June 2006
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June 3, 2006
This week, coming to you from the largest natural amphitheater in the U.S., its a block busting broadcast from The Hollywood Bowl. With very special guest actors, Meryl Streep, Virginia Madsen, and John C. Reilly joining the Royal Academy of Radio Acting, and sitting in with the Guys All-Star Shoe Band will be Andy Stein and Sally Dworsky. We'll also have musical guests Shelby Lynne, and Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver.

June 10, 2006
In our quest for continuing adult education ("co-elder-cation"), we've planned a field trip to the University of Texas Performing Arts Center in Austin. We'll broadcast live from the Bass Concert Hall, with special guests Cindy Cashdollar, Elana James, and Red Volkaert, known collectively as The High-Flyers, and hailing from somewhere between Route 66 and the Rock Island Railroad line, we welcome Rock n' Roll icon Joe Ely. Also with us: The Royal Academy of Radio Acting; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, and sitting in with the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, the irrepressible Andy Stein.

June 17, 2006
This week we'll follow the Mississippi into the land of Lincoln and bring you a big show from the Ravinia Music Festival, in Highland Park, Illinois. With special guests, archetypal string ensemble, the Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra, Chicago's own singer-songwriter Alice Peacock, gifted instrumentalist and composer Peter Ostroushko, and the warbling voices of eternal optimism, the Hopeful Gospel Quartet, with Robin & Linda Williams. Also with us, the Royal Academy of Radio Acting; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, the News From Lake Wobegon, and sitting in with the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, the irrepressible Andy Stein. All this and more, live this week on a Prairie Home Companion.

June 24, 2006
This week, we'll throw our mountain bikes on the truck and head west into Pueblo country to bring you a show from Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City, Utah. With very special guests Linda Ronstadt & Ann Savoy, performing as the ZoZo Sisters, folk music legend Ramblin' Jack Elliott, and sitting in with the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, instrumentalist John Niemann and singer Prudence Johnson. Also with us, the Royal Academy of Radio Acting: Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, the News From Lake Wobegon, and much more, live from the beehive state this Saturday on A Prairie Home Companion.


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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