History Radio / APrairieHomeCompanion

14th Jan '18 2:25:39 PM nombretomado
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* FilkSong: Frequently, for example a tribute to LeonardBernstein to the tune of "[[Theatre/WestSideStory Gee, Officer Krupke]]". When Marni Nixon (a great singer famous for having dubbed over many [[Theatre/TheKingAndI great]] [[Theatre/MyFairLady movie]] [[Film/WestSideStory musicals]] and never once getting credit) performed at the Hollywood Bowl, she sang a parody of "[[Theatre/MyFairLady I Could Have Danced All Night]]," called "I Could Have Dubbed Myself".

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* FilkSong: Frequently, for example a tribute to LeonardBernstein Music/LeonardBernstein to the tune of "[[Theatre/WestSideStory Gee, Officer Krupke]]". When Marni Nixon (a great singer famous for having dubbed over many [[Theatre/TheKingAndI great]] [[Theatre/MyFairLady movie]] [[Film/WestSideStory musicals]] and never once getting credit) performed at the Hollywood Bowl, she sang a parody of "[[Theatre/MyFairLady I Could Have Danced All Night]]," called "I Could Have Dubbed Myself".
7th Jan '18 10:14:06 AM danlansdowne
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In November 2017, the show was renamed ''Live From Here'' after Keillor was fired from Minnesota Public Radio for allegations of workplace harassment. Furthermore, NPR will henceforth stop rebroadcasting all past shows staring Keillor.

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In November 2017, the show was renamed ''Live From Here'' after Keillor was fired from Minnesota Public Radio for allegations of workplace harassment. Furthermore, NPR will henceforth stop rebroadcasting all past shows staring Keillor.
starring Keillor and has removed all his shows from their online archive.
27th Dec '17 10:19:06 AM gemmabeta2
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One of the more popular old-time {{radio}} {{variety show}}s still in existence, Creator/{{NPR}}'s ''A Prairie Home Companion'' (re-branded as ''Live From Here'' since November 2017 after Keillor's retirement as host and handing over the reins to Chris Thile) was created by Garrison Keillor in 1974 and continues to broadcast faithfully from St. Paul (or Minneapolis, and various other locations in the U.S. and abroad) every Saturday to a totally loyal audience. It's popular for several reasons, chiefly nostalgia for the good old days of radio--which this is very, ''very'' evocative of--and Keillor's [[SignatureStyle distinctive]] [[DeadpanSnarker comedic style]].

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One of the more popular old-time {{radio}} {{variety show}}s still in existence, Creator/{{NPR}}'s ''A Prairie Home Companion'' (re-branded as ''Live From Here'' since on November 2017 after Keillor's retirement as host and handing over the reins to Chris Thile) was created by Garrison Keillor in 1974 and continues to broadcast faithfully from St. Paul (or Minneapolis, and various other locations in the U.S. and abroad) every Saturday to a totally loyal audience. It's popular for several reasons, chiefly nostalgia for the good old days of radio--which this is very, ''very'' evocative of--and Keillor's [[SignatureStyle distinctive]] [[DeadpanSnarker comedic style]].
27th Dec '17 10:18:10 AM gemmabeta2
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One of the more popular old-time {{radio}} {{variety show}}s still in existence, Creator/{{NPR}}'s ''A Prairie Home Companion'' was created by Garrison Keillor in 1974 and continues to broadcast faithfully from St. Paul (or Minneapolis, and various other locations in the U.S. and abroad) every Saturday to a totally loyal audience. It's popular for several reasons, chiefly nostalgia for the good old days of radio--which this is very, ''very'' evocative of--and Keillor's [[SignatureStyle distinctive]] [[DeadpanSnarker comedic style]].

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One of the more popular old-time {{radio}} {{variety show}}s still in existence, Creator/{{NPR}}'s ''A Prairie Home Companion'' (re-branded as ''Live From Here'' since November 2017 after Keillor's retirement as host and handing over the reins to Chris Thile) was created by Garrison Keillor in 1974 and continues to broadcast faithfully from St. Paul (or Minneapolis, and various other locations in the U.S. and abroad) every Saturday to a totally loyal audience. It's popular for several reasons, chiefly nostalgia for the good old days of radio--which this is very, ''very'' evocative of--and Keillor's [[SignatureStyle distinctive]] [[DeadpanSnarker comedic style]].



In 2015, Garrison Keillor announced he would be retiring, again, following the 2015-2016 season, with "The America the Beautiful Tour" as his GrandFinale. He was replaced as host by Chris Thile, formerly of Music/NickelCreek and Music/PunchBrothers. (Keillor had already retired in the late '80s, then did annual reunion shows often enough that he just decided to [[UnCanceled resume doing the show on a weekly basis]], and announced his retirement again in 2011, saying he would retire "within two years", only to change his mind once more, hence the word 'again' in this paragraph's first sentence.) Keillor's final broadcast from ''APHC''[='s=] "home" venue (the Fitzgerald Theatre in St. Paul MN) took place on February 27, 2016, while his ''final'' final show was recorded at the Hollywood Bowl on July 2.

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In 2015, Garrison Keillor announced he would be retiring, again, following the 2015-2016 season, with "The America the Beautiful Tour" as his GrandFinale. He was replaced as host by Chris Thile, formerly of Music/NickelCreek and Music/PunchBrothers.Music/PunchBrothers, who has been featured on the show on-and-off for 20 years. (Keillor had already retired in the late '80s, then did annual reunion shows often enough that he just decided to [[UnCanceled resume doing the show on a weekly basis]], and announced his retirement again in 2011, saying he would retire "within two years", only to change his mind once more, hence the word 'again' in this paragraph's first sentence.) Keillor's final broadcast from ''APHC''[='s=] "home" venue (the Fitzgerald Theatre in St. Paul MN) took place on February 27, 2016, while his ''final'' final show was recorded at the Hollywood Bowl on July 2.
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Thile's tenure on the show has been characterized by increasing the focus on music while dialing back on the show's old-timey timelessness, the show is now more willing at making contemporary references and even joking about politics. Also, some of the segments, such as "News from Lake Wobegon," were retired as they were considered to be too intimately tied with Keillor's persona to survive a shift to a new host.
25th Dec '17 1:09:59 PM gemmabeta2
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In 2015 Garrison Keillor announced he would be retiring, again, following the 2015-2016 season, with "The America the Beautiful Tour" as his GrandFinale. He will be replaced as host by Chris Thile, formerly of Music/NickelCreek and Music/PunchBrothers. (Keillor had already retired in the late '80s, then did annual reunion shows often enough that he just decided to [[UnCanceled resume doing the show on a weekly basis]], and announced his retirement again in 2011, saying he would retire "within two years", only to change his mind once more, hence the word 'again' in this paragraph's first sentence.) Keillor's final broadcast from ''APHC''[='s=] "home" venue (the Fitzgerald Theatre in St. Paul MN) took place on February 27, 2016, while his ''final'' final show was recorded at the Hollywood Bowl on July 2.

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In 2015 2015, Garrison Keillor announced he would be retiring, again, following the 2015-2016 season, with "The America the Beautiful Tour" as his GrandFinale. He will be was replaced as host by Chris Thile, formerly of Music/NickelCreek and Music/PunchBrothers. (Keillor had already retired in the late '80s, then did annual reunion shows often enough that he just decided to [[UnCanceled resume doing the show on a weekly basis]], and announced his retirement again in 2011, saying he would retire "within two years", only to change his mind once more, hence the word 'again' in this paragraph's first sentence.) Keillor's final broadcast from ''APHC''[='s=] "home" venue (the Fitzgerald Theatre in St. Paul MN) took place on February 27, 2016, while his ''final'' final show was recorded at the Hollywood Bowl on July 2.
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In November 2017, the show was renamed ''Live From Here'' after Keillor was fired from Minnesota Public Radio for allegations of workplace harassment. Furthermore, NPR will henceforth stop rebroadcasting all past shows staring Keillor.
11th Sep '17 8:48:50 PM Fireblood
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** In addition to the long runners, other parodies have come and go, like "Cafe Boeuf", "Bertha's Kitty Boutique". the "National Association of Organizations" and most recently, the "Professional Organization of English Majors (POEM)",

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** In addition to the long runners, other parodies have come and go, like "Cafe Boeuf", "Bertha's Kitty Boutique". Boutique", the "National Association of Organizations" and most recently, the "Professional Organization of English Majors (POEM)", (POEM)".
11th Sep '17 7:32:16 PM Fireblood
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* FrenchCuisineIsHaughty: Café Boeuf

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* FrenchCuisineIsHaughty: Café BoeufBoeuf.
11th Sep '17 7:29:39 PM Fireblood
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* EverybodyOwnsAFord: Non - ProductPlacement variation; Every ''Lutheran'' drives a Ford; every ''Catholic'' drives a Chevy, the local dealers being members of those two churches respectively. Oh, and don't even think of buying the wrong make (or, heaven help you, ''foreign''), lest you fall victim to a [[BananaInTheTailpipe potato up your tailpipe]].

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* EverybodyOwnsAFord: Non - ProductPlacement variation; Every every ''Lutheran'' drives a Ford; Ford, every ''Catholic'' drives a Chevy, the local dealers being members of those two churches respectively. Oh, and don't even think of buying the wrong make (or, heaven help you, ''foreign''), lest you fall victim to a [[BananaInTheTailpipe potato up your tailpipe]].
11th Sep '17 7:16:14 PM Fireblood
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* '''The News from Lake Wobegon''': Garrison relates the goings-on in his (fictional) hometown of Lake Wobegon, Minnesota; as noted above, while it's always been a quiet week, a lot manages to happen quietly, considering the EccentricTownsfolk. This is the most beloved feature, and Keillor has written books about Lake Wobegon. The monologues are actually partially or entirely improvised based on an scenario or outline, which is why some end up as [[ShaggyDogStory Shaggy Dog Stories]] and some dogs turn out shaggier than others.

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* '''The News from Lake Wobegon''': Garrison relates the goings-on in his (fictional) hometown of Lake Wobegon, Minnesota; as noted above, while it's always been a quiet week, a lot manages to happen quietly, considering the EccentricTownsfolk. This is the most beloved feature, and Keillor has written books about Lake Wobegon. The monologues are actually partially or entirely improvised based on an a scenario or outline, which is why some end up as [[ShaggyDogStory Shaggy Dog Stories]] and some dogs turn out shaggier than others.
9th Jun '17 8:45:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* FictionalProvince: Lake Wobegon isn't just a fictional town, it's the county seat of a fictional Minnesota county called Mist County. Supposedly Mist County is what happened when the initial surveyors of Minnesota missed a chunk of land. The mapmakers didn't want to go back and redo all their work (i.e. putting Lake Wobegon on the map), so they fudged the map to ignore Mist County.
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