The New York Times has a couple of recent articles about two Minnesotans–one of them no longer with us, the other very much alive.
The sometimes media-shy Garrison Keillor has opened his "spacious" St. Paul home to the Times, complete with color pictures of his digs and his family. Funny what a new movie, "Prairie Home Companion" inspired by his radio program and directed by Robert Altman, will do for a celebrity’s press access.
The content of the other Times story is a bit stranger. Singer Rufus Wainwright is about to recreate Judy Garland’s legendary 1961 Carnegie Hall concert, song by song, at the famous venue. Mr. Wainwright is to be backed by a 40-piece orchestra and dressed by Dutch designers.
Posters for the event even recall the instantly-recognizable originals. Both shows next week are sold out, but the concerts will be filmed.
How strange the entertainment world has become.