April 23, 2011 // Show # 1286

Center Of The Known Universe

Tom Rush

Coming to you this week from the Town Hall in New York City, a live broadcast performance of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. With special guests, innovative and magical guitar duo, Brazilian-born brothers Sergio and Odair Assad, and up from the Smoky Mountains of Virginia, old friends Robin and Linda Williams. Also with us, the Royal Academy of Radio Acting; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and SFX man Mr. Fred Newman, maestro Richard Dworsky, a New York celebration of William Shakespeare, and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.

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    Show Segments
    Listen to individual segments as listed below. Times may be edited for broadcast.

  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 Logo
    • 00:00:11 Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:02:58 GK talks about Holy Week, DiGiallonardo Sisters sing NCAA sweet sixteen
    • 00:04:54 Hello Stranger- GK, Robin and Linda Williams, Rich Dworsky
    • 00:08:38 Hold On- DiGiallonardo Sisters
    • 00:12:25 GK talks about William Shakespeare, intros Bill Keller
    • 00:14:55 Bill Keller reads sonnet 29
    • 00:15:52 Kristen Bush reads sonnet 113
    • 00:18:54 Ed Koch reads sonnet 73
    • 00:22:44 April in New York- Tim Russell (as Mayor Bloomberg) with Richard Dworsky
    • 00:23:43 GK intros the Assad Brothers
    • 00:25:02 Stone Flower- Assad Brothers
    • 00:28:28 Palhaco- Assad Brothers
    • 00:33:36 Powdermilk Biscuit Break- GK/ Robin and Linda, Rich Dworsky
  • Segment 2
    • 00:35:28 Guy Noir script
    • 00:46:50 Somewhere Out There- The DiGiallonardo Sisters and Richard Dworsky
    • 00:50:00 SFX script
    • 00:54:16 Liz Lark reads sonnet 43
    • 00:57:19 Michael Ramirez reads sonnet 41
    • 01:00:00 Joel Grey reads sonnet 56
    • 01:03:12 Zita- The Assad Brothers
    • 01:05:01 Intermission- I Saw Her Standing There, Richard Dworsky, solo piano
  • Segment 3
    • 01:08:16 Greetings
    • 01:11:40 Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying- GK, Robin and Linda Williams, The DiGiallonardo Sisters, Richard Dworsky
    • 01:17:28 GK talks about Hazel Dickens, tribute- GK, Robin and Linda Williams, Richard Dworsky
    • 01:22:46 Close Your Eyes I'll Be Here in the Morning- Robin and Linda Williams with Richard Dworsky
  • Segment 4
    • 01:27:18 The News From Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:40:22 Venezuelean Waltz- Assad Brothers
    • 01:42:00 Giovanna Del Giacco reads sonnet 57
    • 01:44:10 Michael Morrison reads sonnet 37
    • 01:45:38 Marina Del Giacco reads sonnet 147
    • 01:48:00 GK and Rich talk about Passover, Od Yavo Shalom Aleinu
    • 01:52:29 Lawn script
    • 01:55:00 Credits, Chapel of Love

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