“A Prairie Home Companion” at the Bass on April 20
KUT 90.5 & TEXAS PERFORMING ARTS PRESENT
GARRISON KEILLOR’S “A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION”
LIVE NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO BROADCAST!
SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013, 4:45 P.M.
AT BASS CONCERT HALL
TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, MARCH 1 AT 10:00 A.M.
AUSTIN, Texas – KUT 90.5 and Texas Performing Arts present a live broadcast of Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion,” Saturday, April 20 at Bass Concert Hall. Tickets ($54.50-$79.50) go on sale Friday, March 1 at 10:00 a.m. at authorized ticket outlets, which include the Bass Concert Hall Box Office, most H-E-B stores and all Texas Box Office outlets, online at www.TexasPerformingArts.org, or by calling (512) 477-6060 or (800) 982-BEVO.
“A Prairie Home Companion,” created and hosted by Garrison Keillor, is America’s beloved live radio variety show broadcast from the Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and frequently goes on tour. Airing locally on KUT 90.5 from 5-7 p.m. Saturdays, the show is known for its musical guests, especially folk and traditional musicians, tongue-in-cheek radio drama, and Keillor’s storytelling segment, “News from Lake Wobegon.” It has been in production for more than 30 years and is heard live on nearly 600 public radio stations across the U.S. with a weekly audience that tops 4.3 million listeners.
Host Keillor is the recipient of Grammy, ACE, and George Foster Peabody awards, and has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His books include “Lake Wobegon Days,” “The Book of Guys,” “77 Love Sonnets,” “Pilgrims: A Wobegon Romance,” and “A Christmas Blizzard.” His five-minute radio segment “The Writer’s Almanac,” celebrating authors and poetry, airs on KUT 90.5 weekdays at 9 a.m. and weekends at 11 a.m.
A Prairie Home Companion is produced by Prairie Home Productions and presented by American Public Media. The show is sponsored nationally by General Mills, Inc. and by Ford. Audio clips, scripts, and more information on A Prairie Home Companion can be found online at www.prairiehome.org.
About KUT 90.5 and KUTX 98.9
For more than 50 years, KUT 90.5, listener-supported public radio from Austin, Texas, has endeavored to be the most trusted radio source for music and news in Central Texas. A founding member of NPR, KUT established a news department in 2002. Since then, the news team has won more than 100 state, national, and international awards for journalistic excellence. On Jan. 2, 2013, KUT split its services between two signals with KUT 90.5 becoming a full-time news and information service and KUTX 98.9 becoming a noncommercial service broadcasting full-time music programming reflecting the Austin music experience.
For more information, please visit www.kut.org.
Saturday, April 20, 2013, 4:45 p.m. –KUT 90.5 and Texas Performing Arts at The University of Texas at Austin present “A Prairie Home Companion” at Bass Concert Hall (2350 Robert Dedman Dr.; E. 23rd St. and Robert Dedman Dr) A map of the campus: texasperformingarts.org/visit/maps_directions. Tickets ($54.50-$79.50) go on sale Friday, March 1 at 10:00 a.m. at authorized ticket outlets, which include the Bass Concert Hall Box Office, most H-E-B stores and all Texas Box Office outlets, online at www.TexasPerformingArts.org, or by calling (512) 477-6060 or (800) 982-BEVO.
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