Live: Garrison Keillor and A Prairie Home Companion at the Hollywood Bowl

By Michael Katz Back in the late seventies I was living in Minneapolis, finishing up a nondescript career in corporate finance while scratching out fiction under the auspices of a writer’s community called the Loft. At that time, Garrison Keillor’s notoriety was just gathering steam. He’d been publishing short stories in The New Yorker for… Read More Live: Garrison Keillor and A Prairie Home Companion at the Hollywood Bowl

Live Jazz: Patty Peterson at Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc.

By Don Heckman Singer Patty Peterson made one of her rare Southland appearances Wednesday night at Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc. in Bel Air.  And, not surprisingly, the broad vowel sounds of Minnesota-speak were heard throughout the enthusiasic audience.  Why?  Because the tall, raven-haired Peterson belongs to Minneapolis’s First Family of Music, whose various siblings, cousins and… Read More Live Jazz: Patty Peterson at Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc.