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People etc.

Published: December 2, 2004

Holiday closing schedule posted online

While most UB students will be home with their families during the upcoming holiday period, university offices will remain open.

Individual units have been given the discretion to set their own operating hours from Dec. 24 through Jan. 2.

Detailed information regarding units' operating hours during this period can be found at http:/ /

CFA to present Garrison Keillor

The Center for the Arts will present Garrison Keillor, author, humorist and host of "A Prairie Home Companion" radio show, at 8 p.m. Jan. 24 in the Mainstage theater in the CFA, North Campus.



A Minnesota native, Keillor began his radio career as a freshman at the University of Minnesota, from which he graduated in 1966. He went to work for Minnesota Public Radio in 1969, and on July 6, 1974, hosted the first broadcast of "A Prairie Home Companion" in St. Paul. The show ended in 1987, resumed in 1989 in New York as "The American Radio Company," returned to Minnesota, and in 1993, resumed the name "A Prairie Home Companion." Each week, 2.6 million listeners on more than 450 public radio stations listen to the show.

Keillor also hosts a daily, five-minute radio program, "The Writer's Almanac," is a frequent contributor to Time magazine and writes a biweekly column of advice to the lovelorn for Salon, the online magazine. He is the author of 12 books, including "Lake Wobegon Days" (1985), "The Book of Guys" (1993), "The Old Man Who Loved Cheese" (1996), "Wobegon Boy" (1997), "Me: By Jimmy 'Big Boy' Valente As Told to Garrison Keillor" (1999), "Love Me" (2003) and "HomeGrown Democrat" (2004).

Keillor has received numerous awards, including a Grammy Award for his recording of "Lake Wobegon Days." He also has received two ACE Awards for cable television and a George Foster Peabody Award. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he recently was presented with a National Humanities Medal by the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 1994, he was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame at Chicago's Museum of Broadcast Communications.

With Philip Brunelle, he has performed with many orchestras, including the Chicago, Milwaukee, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Dallas and National symphonies. He has appeared at Wolf Trap, Carnegie Hall and other major concert halls as a member of The Hopeful Gospel Quartet, and has performed on his own in one-man shows across the country and on tour broadcasts of "A Prairie Home Companion."

A book signing will follow the presentation.

Tickets for Garrison Keillor are $33 and are available at the CFA box office from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and at all Ticketmaster locations.

For more information, call 645-ARTS.