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I am a 76 year old (born 7/4/1937) retired Public Radio Engineer from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Happily married to the love of my life, Teddy (nee Teddy Schlueter). Teddy is a retired Medical Records Clerk from Theda Clark Hospital in Neenah, Wisconsin. Two children, Michael and Lon. Lon passed away in 1994. Michael is married to his wonderful wife, Toni and lives in Appleton, Wisconsin. For photos click on link below or visit our photo site http://www.flickr.com/photos/igboo NOTE: Click on photos for full-size images.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

A Prairie Home Companion

Getting ready for the show
Last Tuesday evening, Aug. 10, Teddy, Teddy's sister Deb, and I had an entertaining date night at a "Prairie Home Companion" show with Garrison Keillor at the Interlochen Center for the Arts. It was a sold out crowd of us an 3,997 other (mostly over 50) folks at Interlochen's 4,000 seat Kresge Auditorium

It was the first stop in their month long, twenty-three city "Summer of Love Tour".

Shuffling scripts

We joined host Garrison Keillor, Nickel Creek’s Sara Watkins, the Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band, and sound-effects man Fred Newman for tender duets and ballads, poetry (Poe, Shakespeare, Anonymous), stories of passion and marriage.  

Garrison Keillor & Nickel Creek’s Sara Watkins

 During the intermission Mr. Keillor entertained the audience with a walk through sing-along of “Unchained Melody” and “Can’t Help Falling in Love with You.” All this and favorite elements of A Prairie Home Companion — Guy Noir, Dusty and Lefty, the News from Lake Wobegon.

It was a fun evening and bought back many memories of when I was on the staff of Interlochen in the 60s, both as a recording engineer and ultimately Chief Engineer of their Radio Station, WIAA. I left in 1968 when I became "The Director of Broadcasting" at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI.

Teddy and I have decided that from now on we will make sure to attend at least one major venue at Interlochen each summer.

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