March 2007
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March 3, 2007
Coming up this week on A Prairie Home Companion it's another special re-broadcast: The Best of Broadway. We pulled an overnighter in the tape vault and found some BIG highlights from under the bright lights. Kristin Chenoweth sings Oklahoma!, Walter Bobbie tears into Alexander's Ragtime Band, Vern Sutton and Rob Fisher offer a tribute to the Broadway Chorus, Bonnie Raitt fulfills her dream of singing the part of Eliza Doolittle from My Fair Lady (under the guidance of Guy Noir), and Marvin & Mavis Smiley do Springtime on Broadway. Tune in Saturday for all that plus, The Royal Academy of Radio Acting, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and the news from Lake Wobegon.

March 10, 2007
Coming up this week on A Prairie Home Companion, we've got another special compilation show drawn from the dusty shelves of our underground tape vault, featuring some of the best opera from our archives. It's the l'atto finale of our spring break with Renée Fleming appearing as the great diva Renata Flambe, and Maria Jette singing the "Jell-O Aria." Susan Graham is with us, as well as Bryn Terfel, Mark Thomsen, and Danny the Opera Dog. It's all coming up this week on A Prairie Home Companion.

March 17, 2007
This week on A Prairie Home Companion we're live from the Town Hall in New York City. With special guests, jazzman Bob Dorough, bluegrass specialist Jen Larson, and tenor Vern Sutton. Sitting in with the Shoe Band, we've got tubist Dave Bargeron and fiddler John Niemann. And in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, we'll expect everyone to sing along with some great traditional Irish songs (bring a hanky) and you'll hear the hilarious story of Danny, the tenor whose voice went flatter than week-old green beer. Also with us, the Royal Academy of Radio Acting, the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and the News from Lake Wobegon. It's all new this week on A Prairie Home Companion, live from West 43rd Street.

March 24, 2007
This week on A Prairie Home Companion we welcome a very special guest to the Town Hall in New York City, the elusive and brilliant Ry Cooder and his stellar backing band: The New Cardboard Avenue Jaywalkers, which includes Mike Seeger on Banjo, Paddy Maloney of the Chieftains on whistles/pipes, Roland White on mandolin, and Joachim Cooder on drums. Also with us, critically acclaimed poet and senior nonfiction editor at The New Yorker, Deborah Garrison, The Royal Academy of Radio Acting, and the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, with this week's fifth shoe, Andy Stein. Join us Saturday for an all new installment of A Prairie Home Companion.

March 31, 2007
This week on A Prairie Home Companion, we'll wrap up our spring run at the Town Hall with special guests, Cuban charanga orquestra YeraSon. We'll have Brooklyn bluegrass beauty Jen Larson, and we'll announce the winner of our spring poetry contest, a gifted writer soon to be resting comfortably on a bed of roses, compliments of Select Comfort. Also with us, the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, the Royal Academy of Radio Acting, and the News from Lake Wobegon. It's an all-new show for spring coming up this Saturday...


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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