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Garrison Keillor

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  • Greetings from Lake Woebegone

     
    Looking at the latest rankings of every U.S. county's health status, it's difficult not to think of Garrison Keillor's sign-off from his news from Lake Woebegone, where "all the children are above average." That pretty much describes how data gathered...
  • Storyteller Bill Harley debuts new "Jack and the Beanstalk" at Symphony Hall

     
    What happens when you take a well-known English folk tale and folk music from Europe and America, combine it with a full orchestra and put the whole thing in the hands of a children’s storyteller known for his wit? You get “Jack and the...
  • Guitarist Doc Watson dead at 89: A 1-2-3 video primer

     
    Guitarist Doc Watson, who died Tuesday at age 89, leaves an extensive legacy that documents his wide-reaching influence in the world of guitar playing and folk music. Here are three video examples of his artistry in different settings....
  • Grammy, Pulitzer winners, TV star among highlights of upcoming Zoellner season

     
    A Grammy Award-winning trumpeter, the world premiere of a song cycle based on poems by Carl Reiner’s daughter, dazzling international dance ensembles, circus arts and perhaps America’s premier storyteller will highlight the 16th season of...
  • Tucson's apres-game music

    Tucson's apres-game music
    If you're headed to see the Dodgers in Glendale, Ariz., this spring, know that there's plenty to do besides baseball. About a two-hour drive south from Glendale, a Phoenix suburb, is Tucson, one of the Cactus League's two original towns. The Cleveland...
  • Homemade potato salad -- a summer classic

    Homemade potato salad -- a summer classic
    Repeat after me: No more yellow muck! No more yellow muck! It's time to stand up for all that is right with homemade potato salad. Now I can't take credit for starting the no-more-yellow-muck movement, but I warmly embrace humorist Garrison Keillor's...
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  • Impaired mental function more common in elderly men

    Impaired mental function more common in elderly men
    In storyteller Garrison Keillor's corner of Minnesota, all the children may be "above average." But a study of older Minnesotans in the county surrounding the famed Mayo Clinic suggests that the ones who stay "above average" mentally are more likely to be...
  • NPR blew it by firing Juan Williams

    Juan Williams gets nervous when people in Muslim garb board his flight. Is that admission wrong because it reinforces a stereotype? Or is this a good thing because it forces us to deal with it? I can't say I'm immune to a similar sentiment even...
  • Books & Ideas: Publishing's future is debated at BookExpo America

    Books & Ideas: Publishing's future is debated at BookExpo America
    If it was a bright sign that plenty of iPads lit up BookExpo America, the publishing industry's annual trade show and convention held at Manhattan's Jacob Javits Center this week, it was equally telling that the hot trend for fall books is dystopian...
  • Tried, true and blue

    Tried, true and blue
    Thousands of Americans nationwide go for the blue — ribbon, that is — in state fair food contests. Jim Woodworth is one of those home cooks who enter the cooking competitions each year with a healthy case of ribbon lust. They call him "The...