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A Prairie Home Companion

Nov 12, 2016
5:45 PM

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A Prairie Home Companion with Chris Thile

November 12, 2016

5:45 p.m.

Doors open at 5:00 p.m.

Academy of Music


A live national radio broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion, hosted by Chris Thile with guests Jason Isbell, Billy Collins and Angelique Kidjo.

This fall, mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile takes over as the new host of American Public Media’s A Prairie Home Companion. Each week, Chris will feature incredible live performances from an array of special musical guests — some known by all, and some who soon will be — along with a bit of comedy and spoken word, plus Chris will compose and perform a unique new song each week. 

"Garrison created a template that I think is immortal. It doesn’t feel like any kind of constraint. It’s like a license. I feel like I have my license to go and make some good radio. … The prospect of getting to make things for people on a weekly basis … is beyond compare. It’s what I love to do.”

Chris Thile 

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"The best idea I’ve had since Powdermilk Biscuits.”
Garrison Keillor on selecting Chris Thile as new host of A Prairie Home Companion