NEW YORK (AP) — Carnegie Hall's 2018-19 season features a five-week festival devoted to "Migrations: The Making of America."
Running from March 9 to April 15, it focuses on three periods: the arrival of immigrants from Scotland and Ireland in the 18th and 19th centuries, the influx of Jews from Russia and Eastern Europe from 1881 to 1924, and the move of African-Americans from the South to other parts of the United States from 1917 into the 1970s.
NEW YORK (AP) — "A Prairie Home Companion" has been given a new name — "Live from Here" — in the wake of creator Garrison Keillor's acrimonious split with Minnesota Public Radio.
Chris Thile, the mandolin virtuoso who has hosted the weekly variety show since Keillor's retirement last year, announced the new name Saturday evening as the show opened a live performance in New York City.
NEW YORK (AP) — The man who replaced Garrison Keillor as host of "A Prairie Home Companion" says the workplace misconduct allegation against Keillor came as "heartbreaking news."
Chris Thile on Saturday addressed alleged improper conduct by Keillor in the opening minutes of the first show to be broadcast since news of the allegations broke.
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Dec. 2 about "A Prairie Home Companion", The Associated Press reported erroneously the new name for the radio show. A spokeswoman for Minnesota Public Radio, the show's producer, says a new name has not yet been chosen. The AP also misstated the relationship of Minnesota Public Radio to the show. MPR is the show's producer, and American Public Media is the show's distributor.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Garrison Keillor, whose stories of small-town characters entertained legions of public radio listeners for 40 years on "A Prairie Home Companion," became another celebrity felled by allegations of workplace misconduct on Wednesday when Minnesota Public Radio terminated his contracts.