95) is quite different, presenting primarily monologs from Keillor about life in the Midwest that have been hand-picked from over 15 previously released collections and some 40 years of A Prairie Home Companion
Keillor is the host and writer of A Prairie Home Companion
and The Writer's Almanac heard on public radio.
But, while A Prairie Home Companion
certainly won't do Gosford Park-style business, fans of Altman the director and anyone who appreciates the old style Radio 2 won't be disappointed by the rich combination of quality photography, music and performances.
Lindsay stars in his last film, A Prairie Home Companion
A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION
Directed by Robert Altman (PictureHouse, 2006)
Another sign of public radio's ready-for-prime-time status came this summer when Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion
transcended the airwaves entirely and became a movie with actual movie stars and an above-average promotional budget.
Most readers will need no urging to sample the pleasures of director Robert Altman's A Prairie Home Companion
since they already depend on Garrison Keillor's Saturday public radio show for the kindly, humorous sermon they don't get on Sunday.
Sewell recruited fellow Minnesotan Keillor to collaborate on his recent dance-theater concoction, Guy Noir: The Ballet, featuring a recurring private eye character on Keillor's radio show, A Prairie Home Companion
Garrison Keillor, the creator and host for 30 years of the PBS radio show A Prairie Home Companion
, is our featured speaker.
My driver, whom I can only describe as a Lake Wobegon fanatic, played tapes of A Prairie Home Companion
nonstop there and back.
KUAF is one of 700 NPR affiliates, which feature news, classical and jazz music, Car Talk and a Prairie Home Companion