Over the last few decades Garrison Keillor has staked his claim as the last of the American radio stars. Sure there's been a dozen or so books -- who's counting? -- a slew of insightful articles and one delightfully odd excursion into film, but it's Mr. Keillor's unmistakable voice that has crystallized his place in American folklore.
Since it's inception in 1974, Keillor's brainchild A Prairie Home Companion has become one of the most popular radio programs in the world, broadcast on over 600 public radio stations to a weekly audience of about four million. With it's old-timey format and a cadre of live musicians and actors, everything about the Prairie oozes a certain down-home nostalgia. Keillor will no doubt weave a similarly sweet tapestry of anecdotes, Midwestern tales, and a little Woebegon wisdom when he visits the Scottsdale Center For The Performing Arts, 7380 E. Scottsdale Road, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 16. Tickets start at $69. Visit www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org or call 480-499-8587 for details.