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Keillor to kick off new 'Prairie Home' season

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Garrison Keillor kicks off the 39th season of "A Prairie Home Companion" in St. Paul on Sept. 14.

Keillor will broadcast the season-opening show live from the Fitzgerald Theater. His musical guest is Chuck Mead of BR549 and His Grassy Knoll Boys.

Keillor will be joined by the usual "Prairie Home" cast and the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band.

Following the show, the annual Prairie Home Street Dance and Meatloaf Supper will be held on Exchange Street in front of the Fitzgerald. The event is open to the public and free, except for the $5 meatloaf supper and a small charge for refreshments.

Tickets go on sale at noon Tuesday, July 30, through Ticketmaster outlets or in person at the Fitzgerald box office.

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