Elvis Costello joins guest lineup for legendary radio show 'A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor' Live in HD in a big screen digital cinema presentation


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Encore HD Transmission at Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts February 9
 
Image: Garrison KeillorWhat: Garrison Keillor, host of "A Prairie Home Companion," brings the beloved radio show to select movie theaters in communities nationwide with an encore transmission of a special live performance of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor - LIVE in HD! on Tuesday, Feb. 9th, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. for an encore transmission. This event is a feature of Fairfield University's 2009-2010 Arts & Minds series.

Presented by Prairie Home Productions, American Public Media and BY Experience, Inc., A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor - LIVE in HD! will feature special guests Elvis Costello, sibling vocal powerhouses Jearlyn and Jevetta Steele, songstress Heather Masse, and the finest folk duo around, Robin and Linda Williams; as well as regular show performers such as actors Sue Scott and Tim Russell, sound-effects wizards Tom Keith and Fred Newman, and the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band led by keyboardist, composer and arranger Richard Dworsky, guitarist Pat Donohue, percussionist Peter Johnson and bassist Gary Raynor.

Audiences are encouraged to arrive a half-hour prior to the advertised start time for an exclusive on-screen warm-up produced by A Prairie Home Companion before the live show begins.

In an exciting first for the legendary radio show, eleven high-definition cameras will be stationed throughout the famed Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn., in various positions, including backstage, that will capture the excitement of the live performance and the behind-the-scenes action. 
 
Tickets are $18 general, $16 seniors, $12 children and students. Tickets are available online at fairfield.edu/quick or by calling the Box Office at (203) 254-4010. The toll free number is 1-877-ARTS-396. Special offers and discounts are available through the Quick Center's e-mail list. Join, by contacting boxoffice@quickcenter.com. And become a fan of the Quick Center for the Arts on Facebook! Keep up-to-date with the latest performance news, plus special offers and discounts! Find the Quick Center at www.facebook.com/FairfieldQuickCenter.

When:
Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 7:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m. pre-show

Where:
Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University
200 Barlow Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

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Media Contact: Joan Grant, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2950, jgrant@fairfield.edu

Posted on January 27, 2010

Vol. 42, No. 179