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Music Box: Garrison Keillor brings his "Companion" to Wolf Trap for two shows

Garrison Keillor

Garrison Keillor began his career as a morning drive DJ at Minnesota Public Radio way back in 1969. He called his show "A Prairie Home Companion." But it wasn't until 1974 that he actually created the nationally syndicated radio series of the same name.

Friday and Saturday, Keillor takes his live radio show to Vienna, Va., to open the summer season at the Filene Center of Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts (taping begins at 8 p.m. Friday and at 5:45 p.m. sharp on Saturday).

"A Prairie Home Companion" features live interviews, part live music and equal parts radio theater and good humor. The show had a successful...