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Garrison Keillor at 80 with Heather Masse & Richard Dworsky

A living legend, Garrison Keillor performs at the Wilson Center for the first time in a special evening of music, stories, and stand-up focused on the theme of cheerfulness — happiness depends on circumstance but cheerfulness is a choice.

The show includes Keillor’s sung sonnets and duets with Heather Masse (The Wailin’ Jennys) on songs by Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Tom Waits, Greg Brown, Mark Knopfler, and Ann Reed, plus a medley of classic poems and jokes. They are joined by pianist Richard Dworsky, long-time Music Director of A Prairie Home Companion.

A Grammy and Peabody award winner, Keillor also presents his news from Lake Wobegon, where all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average. The evening concludes with a sing-a-long of America, Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Oh Susannah and others. “We are the last generation who knows all the words,” says Keillor. “When we’re gone, they’ll disappear.”

Garrison Keillor
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8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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