89.3 KPCC Announces a Star Packed Evening at the Greek: Garrison Keillor returns to Los Angeles on June 5th with Sheryl Crow, k.d. lang, Heather Masse and Martin Sheen

Monday, June 1, 2009 (Los Angeles) - 89.3 KPCC-FM is proud to present a special live performance of A Prairie Home Companion with host Garrison Keillor and a stellar slate of guest performers. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 5th at the Greek Theatre.

Two Grammy-winning singer-songwriters – vocal powerhouse k.d. lang and pop-rock favorite Sheryl Crow – will be making their Prairie Home debuts. And renowned actor and human rights activist Martin Sheen will again take the APHC stage - perhaps with private eye Guy Noir or cowboys Dusty and Lefty or Ruth Harrison, reference librarian.

Actress Sue Scott, Tim Russell (the man of many voices), and sound-effects wizard Fred Newman will be on hand, along with vocalist Heather Masse and the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band. And as always, we'll catch up on the news from Lake Wobegon during Keillor's signature monologue.

It promises to be blockbuster show, under the stars at LA's premiere outdoor theater in picturesque Griffith Park.

This will be the seventh consecutive year that Garrison Keillor has brought the renowned public radio program to Los Angeles. The performance will be recorded and broadcast to die-hard fans around the country and the globe on Saturday, June 6th. 89.3 KPCC will broadcast the show locally at 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM on June 6th and 12:00 noon on Sunday, June 7th.

Currently in its 35th season, A Prairie Home Companion has made Minnesota's way of life and the fictional small town of Lake Wobegon part of American popular culture. The show is heard on more than 580 public radio stations nationwide, with a weekly audience that tops 4.3 million listeners. The program can also be heard on XM Radio, the Armed Forces Network Europe, the Far East Network, and in dozens of European cities via the Astra satellite network. Garrison Keillor's signature monologue, The News From Lake Wobegon, is available via podcast/iTunes.

A Prairie Home Companion is produced by Prairie Home Productions and presented by American Public Media. The show is sponsored nationally by General Mills, Inc. and by the Ford Motor Corporation. Audio clips, scripts and more information on A Prairie Home Companion can be found online at www.prairiehome.org.

Source: Data are copyright Arbitron, Inc.,Arbitron data are estimates from February 5 - March 4, 2009

Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) is a member-supported public radio network that operates 89.3 KPCC-FM in Los Angeles and Orange County, 89.1 KUOR-FM in the Inland Empire and 90.3 KPCV in the Coachella Valley. Reaching more than a 600,000 listeners every week, SCPR is the most listened to public radio news service of any kind in Southern California and serves the diverse communities of Southern California with award winning local news coverage as well as the most NPR (National Public Radio) content available anywhere in the region. SCPR's flagship station, KPCC, has garnered over 200 journalistic honors including 3 Distinguished Radio Journalist awards (from the Greater LA Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists) and the 2008 top honor for Breaking News from the LA Press Club. SCPR also features signature public radio programs from American Public Media, the BBC and Public Radio International. Listeners around the globe can access news, join blogs, download podcasts, as well as hear a live web stream at www.scpr.org.

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