Las Vegas, NV
May 20, 2020
Garrison Keillor hits Las Vegas with a new solo show!
April 18, 2020
Garrison Keillor comes to the Rochester Civic Theatre for a night of stories, songs, poetry, and humor. Tickets $50 and up
February 19, 2020
Garrison Keillor with Heather Masse at the Dakota. Night 2 of 2. Tickets $30+
February 18, 2020
Garrison Keillor with Heather Masse at the Dakota. Night 1 of 2. Tickets $30+
It’s Easter today at St. Mike’s,
A festive day everyone likes,
But today it’s on Zoom
And we’ll sit in our room
And watch in our underwear, yikes!
It’s very simple: if the sun shines, we’ll be happy. That’s what spring comes down to, the hunger for light. Church of the Sacred Zoom is odd, of course, especially today, to not be in a packed sanctuary with people wearing bright yellows and greens, and see the tall solemn teenage acolytes come down the aisle carrying their candles high, but it’s still Easter and He still is risen. We spoke by Zoom with a young couple in Brooklyn yesterday and it was great fun, a terrific conversation ranging over many subjects, very light-hearted, and after 40 minutes, as conversation starts to wane, you just say, “Well, I think we’d better let you good people resume your life now” and everybody says goodbye and that’s it. I think virtuality is the wave of the future. But we have to get back together for Christmas, don’t we? Nobody knows when theaters might reopen and it’s hard to imagine New York without theater and opera and dance and music and all that excitement in Midtown every evening— without Broadway, New York’d just be another corporate headquarters with taller office buildings — but it may take awhile for it to revive and maybe we’ll just be watching TV for the next year. The beautiful part of the Zoom call today was when the young couple said they’re thinking of starting a family and wondering if they want to raise kids in Minnesota or in Paris. It’s heartening to think of people wanting to have kids in this strange era we live in — faith in the future raising its head — and now I’m planning to live long enough to see those kids grow up a little. Meanwhile, I’m going to finish this memoir so that if the kids want to earn about radio, they can. I keep saying I’m almost done, and now I really mean it. Monday I am shipping it off and you won’t hear me complain about it anymore. We’re making today’s dinner be a Thanksgiving dinner because we feel grateful to be together and healthy, so we’ll have turkey (actually chicken) and stuffing and pumpkin pie. Praise be to God for His steadfast love, even if sometimes we’re searching for answers. Happy Easter, or Passover, or both, which would be Passter, and I’m eager to hear her homily today. She’s obliged to bring a message of hope and do it in twelve minutes. Good luck, Kate!