The inimitable Garrison Keillor spins "a Christmas tale that makes Dickens seem unimaginative by comparison" (Charlotte Creative Loafing) Snow is falling all across the Midwest as James Sparrow, a country- bumpkin-turned-energy-drink-tycoon ...
Author: Garrison Keillor
The inimitable Garrison Keillor spins "a Christmas tale that makes Dickens seem unimaginative by comparison" (Charlotte Creative Loafing) Snow is falling all across the Midwest as James Sparrow, a country- bumpkin-turned-energy-drink-tycoon, and his wife awaken in their sky- rise apartment overlooking Chicago. Even down with the stomach bug, Mrs. Sparrow yearns to see The Nutcracker while James yearns only to escape-the faux-cheer, the bitter cold, the whole Christmas season. An urgent phone call from his hometown of Looseleaf, North Dakota, sends James into the midst of his lunatic relatives and a historic blizzard. As he hunkers weather the storm, the electricity goes out and James is visited by a parade of figures who deliver him an epiphany worthy of the season, just in time to receive Mrs. Sparrow's wonderful Christmas gift. Garrison Keillor's holiday farce is the perfect gift for the millions of fans who tune into A Prairie Home Companion every week.
Author: Christopher H. SterlingPublish On: 2013-05-13
Radio Series A Prairie Home Companion 1974—87 1993—present The America
Radio Company of the Air The ... Guide to the 1993 Orchestra A Prairie Home Companion 20th 1994 Anniversary Collection A Prairie Home Christmas 1995
Author: Christopher H. Sterling
Category: Performing Arts
The Biographical Encyclopedia of American Radio presents the very best biographies of the internationally acclaimed three-volume Encyclopedia of Radio in a single volume. It includes more than 200 biographical entries on the most important and influential American radio personalities, writers, producers, directors, newscasters, and network executives. With 23 new biographies and updated entries throughout, this volume covers key figures from radio’s past and present including Glenn Beck, Jessie Blayton, Fred Friendly, Arthur Godfrey, Bob Hope, Don Imus, Rush Limbaugh, Ryan Seacrest, Laura Schlesinger, Red Skelton, Nina Totenberg, Walter Winchell, and many more. Scholarly but accessible, this encyclopedia provides an unrivaled guide to the voices behind radio for students and general readers alike.
... journey through the British Isles. WNYC, 820 AM. A Prairie Home Companion Christmas Eve Special— 12/24 at 8 P.M. The spirit of Christmas past is revived
for this new special composed of favorite segments of holiday programs gone by.
New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
The two-hour radio program A Prairie Home Companion features skits, music,
and lots of jokes. ... One tradition that continues almost every year is the singing
of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” with Keith providing the sound effects for the ...
Author: Kevin Cuddihy
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
It’s the rare bird that doesn’t like Christmas. Sure there are Scrooges and, here and there, cries of "Bah, humbug," but Christmas is a time for celebrating, for giving, and for trying to be just a little nicer to your fellow man. As the song goes, "If every day could be just like Christmas what a wonderful world it would be." Christmas's Most Wanted™ is a celebration of the fun side of Christmas - the songs, the movies, the television shows, the history, the people, the laughs, even the commercialism . . . all that and more. So you’ll see such top-ten lists as different versions of both "The Twelve Days of Christmas" and "A Christmas Carol". You’ll read about traditions and the standard gift givers around the world. You’ll find out about how different song genres celebrate Christmas in music. You’ll relive the great-and not-so-great-cartoons of Christmas past. You’ll discover which television celebrities "graced" the world with their very own album of holiday tunes. And you’ll learn about births, deaths, and historical events that occurred on Christmas Day. With more than forty top-ten lists on all things merry, you’ll laugh, you’ll smile, and you’ll learn a lot of interesting stuff about Christmas that you didn’t know before. So curl up before the Yule log, pour yourself some eggnog, bite into a gingerbread cookie, and enjoy the book. Merry Christmas, Buon Natale, Feliz Navidad, and Erry-may Istmas-chray. However you say it, Christmas's Most Wanted™ will certainly bring a dose of merriment to your holidays.
Letterman spends Christmas entertaining the troops in Iraq . ... Keira Knightley
film Domino , and he ' ll also appear in a feature adaptation of NPR ' s A Prairie Home Companion , along with Meryl Streep , Lily Tomlin , and Lyle Lovett .
A native Louisianan , Joyce is right at home with the Southern feel of A CHRISTMAS MEMORY ( Random House ) , by ... Garrison Keillor , the host of the
weekly live radio show “ A Prairie Home Companion , " decamps from the
and now the Peabodys were about to enjoy their Christmas dinner . ... In addition
to having hosted the weekly radio show , “ A Prairie Home Companion , ”
Garrison Keillor has also written three national bestsellers , Happy to Be Here ,
Author: Stephen E. Engels
Category: Literary Collections
Christmas stories, recollections, poems, letters, historical newspaper accounts, recipes, and tales to read aloud by some of Minnesota's best known authors.
Celebrate all the holidays–and then some–with renowned storyteller Kevin Kling, whose sense of the ridiculous never gets in the way of his appreciation for human nature.
Author: Kevin Kling
Publisher: Borealis Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Kevin Kling's first book, The Dog Says How, brought readers into his wonderful world of the skewed and significant mundane. He does it again in Kevin Kling's Holiday Inn, a romp through a yearful of holidays and a lifetime of gathering material. A wiener dog with an amazing capacity for destruction impresses the whole family and contributes to their collection of favorite disastrous Christmas stories. A Choctaw and a nun go trick-or-treating on Halloween. A boy makes a frightening decision every year when he chooses which classmate gets the "Be Mine" Valentine. Kevin takes his mom to a Fourth of July demolition derby - and then he takes an epic trip around the bases at a ball game on Memorial Day. From tomfoolery with his brother in the backseat of their dad's car through his carefully considered instructions for ice fishing, Kling never loses the spirit of his story or holds back on its humor.
... encore performances of A Prairie Home Companion from December 23 to
February 3 while Garrison Keillor vacations . Holiday treats include Danny ' s First
Noël , the Capitol Steps Christmas special dedicated to Vice President Dan
From the limited and will be assigned on a first Smithsonian Institute to the Prairie Home Companion , he continues to come , first served basis . delight audiences
with his flights of Friday " Boughing Out " Banquet mandolin magic The day will ...
Author: WFIU (Radio station : Bloomington, Ind.)Publish On: 1997
... STAR DATE 5:01 pm ALL THINGS CONSIDERED 6:00 pm GARRISON
KEILLOR'S A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION Live from Town Hall in New ... 1:07
am CLASSICAL MUSIC OVERNIGHT 1:00 pm SCHICKELE MIX “ Keeping Christmas .
Author: Wisconsin. Educational Communications BoardPublish On: 1971
Symphony Orchestra ; Choral Masterworks : Christmas Song , The ; Classical
Music of India ; Concert Night from Around the ... Concert ; Piano in Particular ;
Play It Again , Art : Pops Concert ; Portrait of an Orchestra ; Prairie Home Companion .
Jack Benny Christmas Show of 1950 4 The Jimmy Durante Christmas Show of
1947 ... HighBridge. — The Second Annual "A Prairie Home Companion"
Farewell Performance: Live at Radio City Music Hall June 3rd 4 4th 1988. 2 cass.
Our Heavenly Father admonishes us to spend our lives becoming Saviors on Mt.Zion, in other words His Saints, in Christ-like service to others.
Author: R. A. Christmas
Our Heavenly Father admonishes us to spend our lives becoming Saviors on Mt.Zion, in other words His Saints, in Christ-like service to others. But mortality is fraught with temptation and distraction, and all too often we trade the challenging climb up the Lord's Matterhorn for a brief and shallow ride on a fake Matterhorn, like the one at Disneyland. We forget that we are here to struggle with sin and foolishness, and, with God's help, to rise above ourselves and begin again, and again, to climb the real Mt. Zion.
Author: Gayle Sherwood MageePublish On: 2014-10-01
Film, Music, and Sound from M*A*S*H to A Prairie Home Companion Gayle
Sherwood Magee ... to earlier Hollywood musicals based on preexisting songs,
such as “Singin' in the Rain” (1952) or “White Christmas” (1954), begin to emerge
Author: Gayle Sherwood Magee
Publisher: Oxford University Press
American director Robert Altman (1925-2006) first came to national attention with the surprise blockbuster M*A*S*H (1970), and he directed more than thirty feature films in the subsequent decades. Critics and scholars have noted that music is central to Altman's films, and in addition to his feature films, Altman worked in theater, opera, and the emerging field of cable television. His treatment of sound is a hallmark of his films, alongside overlapping dialogue, improvisation, and large ensemble casts. Several of his best-known films integrate musical performances into the central plot, including Nashville (1975), Popeye (1980), Short Cuts (1993), Kansas City (1996), The Company (2003) and A Prairie Home Companion (2006), his final film. Even such non-musicals as McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971) have been described as, in fellow director and protégé Paul Thomas Anderson's evocative phrase, as "musicals without people singing." Robert Altman's Soundtracks considers Altman's celebrated, innovative uses of music and sound in several of his most acclaimed and lesser-known works. In so doing, these case studies serve as a window not only into Altman's considerable and varied output, but also the changing film industry over nearly four decades, from the heyday of the New Hollywood in the late 1960s through the "Indiewood" boom of the 1990s and its bust in the early 2000s. As its frame, the book considers the continuing attractions of auteurism inside and outside of scholarly discourse, by considering Altman's career in terms of the director's own self-promotion as a visionary and artist; the film industry's promotion of Altman the auteur; the emphasis on Altman's individual style, including his use of music, by the director, critics, scholars, and within the industry; and the processes, tensions, and boundaries of collaboration.