February 4, 2010 (Broadcast February 6) // Show # 1239

The Silver Screen Beckons


February 4, 2010 — Coming to you live from the Fitzgerald Theater, and beamed into movie theaters across the country, it's a special Thursday evening edition of A Prairie Home Companion. (Saturday's time-slot features a recorded version of the Thursday night show.) Featuring legendary English singer-songwriter Elvis Costello, sibling vocal powerhouses Jearlyn and Jevetta Steele, songstress Heather Masse, and the finest folk duo around, Robin and Linda Williams. Also with us, The Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Sue Scott, Tim Russell and Erica Rhodes, with both Tom Keith AND Fred Newman creating sound effects mayhem. All this, plus a punched-up Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and of course, The News from Lake Wobegon. Two hours of non-stop fun on the big screen and — a couple days later — on your radio.


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GK and Heather Masse

Garrison talks with Elvis Costello

Heather Masse and the Steele sisters

Elvis Costello joins the Royal Academy of Radio Actors

Cinecast Trailer
Rehearsal preview

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    Show Segments
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  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 - Logo
    • 00:00:12 - Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:02:42 - GK opens, credits
    • 00:03:15 - In the Evening By the Moonlight- GK, Elvis Costello, Robin & Linda, Heather
    • 00:06:24 - Erica script
    • 00:08:58 - Guy Noir script (with Elvis Costello and Heather Masse)
    • 00:19:47 - Back in the Day- GK and band
    • 00:23:53 - Count Your Blessings- GK, Heather, Robin and Linda, Pat Donohue
    • 00:26:42 - Joyful, Joyful- Jearlyn and Jevetta Steele with Heather Masse and band
    • 00:30:23 - Powdermilk Biscuit Break
  • Segment 2
    • 00:32:05 - Coffee script
    • 00:34:58 - My Life- GK, Heather Masse, band
    • 00:37:45 - Diary script
    • 00:43:05 - If You Were Mine- GK/ Heather
    • 00:45:23 - GK intros Elvis Costello
    • 00:45:46 - That’s How You Got Killed Before- Elvis Costello and band
    • 00:49:15 - Jimmie Standing in the Rain- Elvis Costello and band
    • 00:53:45 - Walking Through Your Town in the Snow- Robin & Linda Williams, GK, Heather, Pat
    • 00:56:59 - Too Gone- Pat Donohue and band
    • 01:01:20 - Intermission
  • Segment 3
    • 01:04:50 - Greetings / Whole Lotta You- Pat Donohue
    • 01:07:20 - Calling My Children Home- GK, Heather, Robin and Linda
    • 01:11:08 - The Lives of the Cowboys (with Elvis Costello and Heather Masse)
    • 01:25:30 - Poisoned Rose- Elvis Costello and band
  • Segment 4
    • 01:30:44 - News From Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:46:52 - Without A Song- Jearlyn Steele and Jevetta Steele with band
    • 01:50:20 - Sneaky Feelings- Elvis Costello and band with Jearlyn, Jevetta and Heather
    • 01:53:05 - Coming Later script
    • 01:55:15 - Credits
    • 01:56:10 - Oh, Glory How Happy I Am- Pat, GK, Heather, Jearlyn, Jevetta, Robin and Linda, band/ credits

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