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SHORT TAKES : An Annual Farewell for Keillor

From Times Wire Services

In what has become an annual field trip to Lake Wobegon, Garrison Keillor extends an open invitation to radio listeners to “A Prairie Home Companion: The 4th Annual Farewell Performance.”

Produced by Minnesota Public Radio in conjunction with KSUI-FM in Iowa City, the show will be broadcast live Saturday from the University of Iowa on American Public Radio.

This “4th Annual Farewell” stems from a tradition started on June 13, 1987, when Keillor gave his final live performance from the World Theater in St. Paul, Minn. Audience response prompted Keillor to return for a “Second Farewell” at New York’s Radio City Music Hall in June, 1988, and then a third in Los Angeles in June, 1989.

Joining Keillor are Jean Redpath, a Scottish folk singer; mandolinist and fiddler Peter Ostroushko; and singer Greg Brown.

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