June 23, 2014 Article by Dave Read Happy 40th Anniversary Garrison Keillor and A Prairie Home Companion, broadcasting the final program of their 39th year on June 28, 2014 at Tanglewood. The Berkshires have been on the show’s itinerary every year since 2000; the July 2, 2006 show, featuring Meryl Streep, was recorded for the… read more
July 3, 2012 Article by Dave Read Just as Tanglewood is important to the Berkshires, so too is it important to Garrison Keillor, who told the audience in 2000 during the first live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion at Tanglewood that it was where he and his wife had their second date. Keillor and… read more
A Prairie Home Companion, with Garrison Keillor, which will broadcast live from Tanglewood for the 12th consecutive year on July 2, 2011, has announced that special guests will be Sara Watkins, Chris Thile, and Jearlyn and Jevetta Steele. It will be a repeat visit for Jearlyn Steele, who was part of the all-star cast for… read more
July 2011 schedule in the Berkshires includes some of the most popular attactions and events that help make Berkshire county a top destination for cultural tourism. If you want a reservation at one of the Berkshires’ hotels, Inns, or Bed and Breakfasts (B & Bs), you’re well-advised to book early. There will be one hundred… read more
The week leading up to the BSO’s Gala Opening Night July 8 holds some of the most anticipated events on the 2011 Tanglewood schedule. There will be four James Taylor concerts, including one with the Boston Pops and one in Ozawa Hall, two appearances of Mark Morris Dance Group with Yo Yo Ma and the… read more
Highlights of the 2011 Tanglewood schedule include an all-Italian opening night concert with Maestro James Levine leading the BSO in music by Verdi, Rossini, and Respighi; four performances each by Yo Yo Ma and James Taylor; BSO performing Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess; A Prairie Home Companion at Tanglewood, with Garrison Keillor; Tanglewood debut of Train;… read more
Review of June 26, 2010 performance of A Prairie Home Companion at Tanglewood, with Garrison Keillor, Andra Suchy, The Wailin’ Jennys, Hilary Thavis, Pat Donahue.
Review of June 27, 2009 live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor at Tanglewood, with guests Arlo Guthrie, Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers, Heather Masse, and Martin Sheen.
Review of A Prairie Home Companion at Tanglewood, June 28, 2008, with Garrison Keillor, featuring Inga Swearingen, the Del McCoury Band, and Donald Hall.
Meryl Streep was Garrison Keillor’s special guest for the 2006 broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion at Tanglewood, which also featured Jearlyn Steele, the Wailing Jennys, and the Hopeful Gospel Quartet with Robin and Linda Williams.
Review of June 30, 2001 rehearsal and live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion, with Garrison Keillor, and special guests Julliard String Quartet and Mary Chapin Carpenter, at Tanglewood.
Review of July 1, 2000 performance of A Prairie Home Companion, with Garrison Keillor, at Tanglewood, .featuring special guests Emanuel Ax, Norumbega Harmony, and the Berkshire Highlanders.