"A Prairie Home Companion" Merchandise
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Video: A Prairie Home Companion
From legendary director Robert Altman comes his final film, the deeply moving and comedic A Prairie Home Companion. Based on Garrison Keillor's wildly popular radio program of the same name, Altman invites audiences to the fictional "closing night" of the fabled show. As the rain pours down on a blustery Minnesota evening, the cast tapes their final performance, while waiting for the Texas businessman who has bought the theater to arrive and shut them down. Backstage the colorful ensemble says their goodbyes and confront old conflicts, while onstage a sold-out audience enjoys the wit and musical whimsy for which the show is famous. But when a mysterious woman appears offstage introducing herself as the angel Asphodel, it becomes apparent that this will be no ordinary closing night.
A Prairie Home Companion: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Available on Amazon.com
Garrison Keillor's long running public radio show, "A Prairie Home Companion" is now the center of a Robert Altman film of the same name starring Keillor, Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, Woody Harrelson, John C. Reilly, Kevin Kline, Lindsay Lohan, Virginia Madsen, Maya Rudolph, and Tommy Lee Jones. The story is a fictional one of what happens on and off stage during the last broadcast of the beloved radio show. The soundtrack showcases the spectacular onstage performances by the cast.
Audio: Guy Noir: Radio Private Eye
It's a dark night in a city that knows how to keep its secrets, but high above the mean streets, a light burns on the 12th floor of the Acme Building, where Guy Noir - hard boiled, world-weary, yet surprisingly articulate-is trying to find the answers to life's questions. In his big swivel chair under the bare bulb beside the beat-up gray file cabinet, he awaits the call of his clientele: the disappointed, the paranoid, the embittered, the rejected - and the hilarious.
Please note: The original audio cassette release of this had nine episodes. The CD version only has eight, and is missing "Chautauqua".
Cassette Side A: Crossword, Hugs, Dixie LaHoya, Chautauqua, The Road to Grand Marais
Cassette Side B: Major Agee, Ruth Brewster, Venus de Milo, Rose
CD Track List:
1 - Guy Noir Theme (feat. Debbie Duncan, Richard Dworsky & Greg Hippen)
2 - Crossword (feat. Walter Bobbie, Sue Scott, Tom Keith & Richard Dworsky)
3 - Hugs (feat. Walter Bobbie, Sue Scott, Tom Keith & Richard Dworsky)
4 - Dixie Lahoya (feat. Walter Bobbie, Sue Scott, Tom Keith & Richard Dworsky)
5 - The Road to Grand Marais (feat. Walter Bobbie, Sue Scott, Tom Keith & Richard Dworsky)
6 - Guy Noir Theme (Reprise) (feat. Debbie Duncan, Richard Dworsky & Greg Hippen)
7 - Major Agee (feat. Walter Bobbie, Sue Scott, Tom Keith & Richard Dworsky)
8 - Ruth Brewster (feat. Walter Bobbie, Sue Scott, Tom Keith & Richard Dworsky)
9 - Venus De Milo (feat. Walter Bobbie, Sue Scott, Tom Keith & Richard Dworsky)
10 - Rose (feat. Walter Bobbie, Sue Scott, Karen Morrow, Tom Keith, Richard Dworsky, Walter Bobbie, Sue Scott, Karen Morrow, Tom Keith & Richard Dworsky)
11 - Guy Noir Theme (Close) (feat. Debbie Duncan, Richard Dworsky & Greg Hippen)
Audio: The Adventures of Guy Noir: Radio Private Eye
A dark night in a city that knows how to keep its secrets . . . But on the twelfth Floor of the Acme Building, one man is still trying to find the answers to life's persistent questions: Guy Noir, Private eye. This all-new collection of Guy Noir episodes follows the intrepid detective as he solves cases no other gumshoe would touch. Garrison Keillor's private eye spoof thrills audiences every week on live public radio broadcasts of a A Prairie Home Companion. Now take Guy Noir home and enjoy an intelligent, unusual-but always funny-spin on the classic detective genre.
CD 1 Track List:
1 - Gotham Gets the Girl - October 18, 2003 - The Fitzgerald Theater, Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 - Operator - November 20, 2004 - The Fitzgerald Theater, Saint Paul, Minnesota
3 - Bad Grits - February 14, 2004 - Spartanburg, South Carolina
4 - Gotta Go - December 6, 2003 - Town Hall, New York City, New York
5 - Bad Blood - November 9, 2002 - The Fitzgerald Theater, Saint Paul, Minnesota
6 - Picnic Plaid - May 24, 1997 - Jesse Auditorium, Columbia, Missouri
CD 2 Track List:
1 - Movie Shoot - June 7, 2003 - The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, California
2 - Hotdish Hangover - December 4, 1999 - Town Hall, New York City, New York
3 - Renata Flambé - December 20, 2003 - Town Hall, New York City, New York
4 - Snow Job - January 13, 2001 - The Fitzgerald Theater, Saint Paul, Minnesota
5 - Missing Fish - October 10, 1998 - The Fitzgerald Theater, Saint Paul, Minnesota
6 - The Guy Noir Theme - w: Garrison Keillor/Richard Dworsky; m: Richard Dworsky
Audio: Dusty and Lefty: The Lives of the Cowboys
The Lives of the Cowboys sketch has become a signature part of A Prairie Home Companion. Each week, radio listeners can't wait to hear Lefty's latest poem and Dusty's latest rant. In six complete sketches drawn from the radio show, the two pardners cope with hangovers and citrusy aftershave, try to get in the Christmas mood (not much luck there), meet a vampire, drive a herd of 10,000 free range chickens, tangle with a territorial poet named Big Messer, pay a visit to the New York Public Library, and wind up in the San Luis Obispo County Jail for mistaking a cocker spaniel for a coyote. Each is a glimpse into daily life in and mostly out of the saddle. Includes four songs. Garrison Keillor stars as Lefty; Tim Russell as Dusty; with Sue Scott, Tom Keith, and Danielle De Vecchio, and Julie Boyd.
Book: Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny
Available on Amazon.com
(Also available as an audio book read by the PHC cast)
Famous radio private eye Guy Noir leaps from A Prairie Home Companion to the page. On the 12th floor of the Acme Building, on a cold February day in St. Paul, Guy Noir looks down the barrel of a loaded revolver in the hands of geezer gangster Joey Roast Beef who is demanding to hear what lucrative scheme Guy is cooking up with stripper-turned-women's-studies-professor Naomi Fallopian. Everyone wants to know-Joey, Lieutenant McCafferty, reporter Gene Williker, Guy’s ex-girlfriend Sugar O'Toole, the despicable Larry B. Larry, the dreamboat Scarlett Anderson, Mr. Kress of the FDA–and Guy faces them one by one, as he and Naomi pursue a dream of earning gazillions by selling a surefire method of dramatic weight loss. In this whirlwind caper Guy faces danger, falls in love, and faces off with the capo del capo del grande primo capo Johnny Banana.