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Garrison Keillor brings 'A Prairie Home Companion' to Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Author, comedian and master storyteller Garrison Keillor will bring his stories to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center in November.

Keillor, whose 'A Prairie Home Companion' show is celebrating its 40th anniversary this month, will appear Tuesday, November 11 at 7 p.m.

Born in 1942, Keillor began his radio career as a freshman at the University of Minnesota, where he went on to graduate in 1966.

He went to work for Minnesota Public Radio in 1969, and on July 6, 1974, he hosted the first broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion.

Over 17 million listeners on more than 900 public radio stations now hear the show each week.

In addition to the show, Keillor also appeared in the movie adaptation of his show in 2006, and is the author of many books.

Tickets for Garrison Keillor range from $39.50 to $59.50 and go on sale Friday at 10 am.

Tickets will be available at sandseventcenter.com, the Event Center box office, Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets or by phone at 800-745-3000.

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