Thursday, February 11, 2010

Garrison Keillor brings Lake Wobegon to UIS

Last September, two weeks before he was to have opened Sangamon Auditorium’s 2009-10 season, radio host and writer Garrison Keillor was admitted to the Mayo Clinic with what a hospital spokesman called a “mini stroke.”

He was released from the hospital later that week, but doctors’ orders kept him from flying to his show here. So it was postponed until Monday, when Keillor is to perform solo at Sangamon Auditorium in Springfield.

Nevertheless, Keillor was back on his feet later that month for the season premiere of “A Prairie Home Companion,” his long-running public radio variety show.

That’s probably no surprise to his fans, who know him as a prolific entertainer — host of two radio programs, writer of books and a syndicated newspaper column and a performer of solo shows around the country.


Article by Brian Mackey
The State Journal-Register

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