February 24, 2007
This week on A Prairie Home Companion, we're taking some time off to thaw out and will be airing the best of two shows we did at the Ted Mann Concert Hall on the campus of the University of Minnesota, back in January of last year. Garrison recalls his days at the U of M, including his first job at the campus radio station KUOM. We'll get a lesson in Latin, librarian Ruth Harrison wrestles a former classmate to the ground, and Robin & Linda Williams and Carol Elizabeth Jones join Garrison as The Hopeful Gospel Quartet. Also on the show: Nashville rising star Adrienne Young, Bulgarian violin prodigy Bella Hristova, and U of M vocal student Janine Bremault. Plus Andy Stein sitting in with Rich Dworsky and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band. Tune in this Saturday for a special re-broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion.

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Segment 1
00:00:56GK Open
00:02:22"University Stomp" - Andy Stein and The Guy's All Star Shoe Band
00:05:24GK Introduces Robert Sonkowsky
00:06:13Robert Sonkowsky recites a poem by Horace
00:09:43"Recitative and Scherzo" (Kreisler), Bella Hristova
00:14:46Gopher Script
00:17:22GK Introduces Adrienne Young
00:18:10"Plow to the End of the Row" - Adrienne Young and Hans Holzen
00:22:33"The Art of Virtue" - Adrienne Young, Hans Holzen and Shoes
00:25:49Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 2
00:28:14GK Talks with Rich Dworsky about U of M
00:30:18"College Blues" - Pat Donohue and Shoes
00:33:37"Musetta's Waltz" - Janine Bremault
00:36:00"Don't Think Twice/It's Allright/Knockin' On Heaven's Door" - GK, Prudence Johnson, Adrienne Young and Shoes
00:41:14"Tango #3 Caprice" (Piazzola), Bella Hristova
00:44:22Guy Noir script
00:57:47"Brokedown Palace" - Adrienne Young, Hans Holzen, GK, Prudence Johnson and Shoes
01:01:52Intermission ("At The Jazz Band Ball")
01:02:00GK Intermission Credits
Segment 3
01:05:52GK Welcome Back, plus Wagner's "Hojotoho" - Maria Jette
01:08:19University of Minnesota Rouser, Hockey Pep Band led by Skeeter Burroughs
01:11:46"Shlaf in Meinen Arn" and "Swedisches Wiegenlied" - Maria Jette, Sonya Thompson, Andy Stein, and Gary Raynor
Segment 4
01:15:33The News from Lake Wobegon, plus Radio script and "Oh, Mary" - The Hopeful Gospel Quartet
Segment 5
01:36:49GK Introduces Butch Thompson
01:38:49"Ecuadorian Memories" - Butch Tompson
01:41:47GK Introduces Linda Williams
01:42:12"Highway Patrolman" - The Hopeful Gospel Quartet
01:46:57Ruth Harrison script
01:53:59GK Introduce Janine Bremault
01:54:23"My Funny Valentine" - Janine Bremault
01:57:41GK Outro (w/ Shoes Closer)

Photos from the show
Click images to view slideshow. (Photos taken by Andrea McAvey)

The Weisman Art Museum, designed by Frank Gehry It's the first of several Brunhildes, embodied by Maria Jette
Sue Scott and Tim Russell perform the script "Gopher." Adrienne Young with Hans Holzen perform the title cut from Adrienne's cd, "Plow to the End of the Row."
Tom Keith "pulls on some surgical gloves" by way of a small blue balloon. Sue Scott wags her finger as Ruth Harrison, reference librarian.

Guest Information
  • Bella Hristova
  • Adrienne Young
  • Robert Sonkowsky
  • Maria Jette
  • Hopeful Gospel Quartet
  • Butch Thompson
  • Janine Brémault
  • Prudence Johnson
  • Andy Stein
  • Guest Recordings
  • Butch Thompson
  • Prudence Johnson
  • Adrienne Young
  • Prudence Johnson
  • Hopeful Gospel Quartet

  • Scripts
  • Gopher script
  • Guy Noir script
  • Radio script
  • Ruth Harrison script

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