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Garrison Keillor to host 'Prairie Home Companion Masked Ball'

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"A Prairie Home Companion" impresario Garrison Keillor is bringing the atmosphere of Mardi Gras to the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul.

According to Minnesota Public Radio, Keillor is clearing the Fitzgerald stage Feb. 2 for some Mardi Gras-style dancing with "A Prairie Home Companion Masked Ball."

The ball will feature pianist Butch Thompson and his New Orleans Orphans will provide the music. Others joining the festivities are guitarist Pat Donohue and His Shoes and singer Topsy Chapman.

Tickets for the event -- which is open to the public -- are selling at the Fitzgerald box office for $25.

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