Before Garrison Keillor’s retirement from his beloved radio variety show A Prairie Home Companion, he was the kind of NPR celebrity welcomed coast to coast for large shows of music and storytelling. Things have been quieter in Keillor’s world since 2016 (save a flurry of news in 2017 of a sexual harassment claim by a former researcher) but he still hits the road for occasional shows like one this weekend with the Coeur d’Alene Symphony. Accompanied by his longtime collaborator Rich Dworsky, Keillor brings all his familiar characters from Lake Wobegon and performs several songs with the symphony as well. Keillor’s paying his own expenses so all ticket money can go to support the local symphony.
Sat, Sept. 14 at 7:30 pm • $35-$75 • Schuler Performing Arts Center at North Idaho College • 1000 W. Garden Ave • cdasymphony.org • 208-765-3833
— Dan Nailen