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Monday, April 29, 2013

Calvin Trillin and Garrison Keillor Join Forces For One Last Lecture

Posted By on Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 10:36 AM


Public radio celebrity and folksy raconteur Garrison Keillor joins writer Calvin Trillin and unspecified friends for The Last Foxtrot, a celebration the City Arts & Lectures series' 32 years at the Herbst Theatre. The event is a final hurrah before City Arts & Lectures moves its events from the Herbst to the restored and soon-to-be-reopened Nourse Theatre.

Keillor is best-known for his long-running public radio program A Prairie Home Companion, a variety-type show that takes place in the fictional Midwestern town of Lake Wobe-gon. A long-time writer for The New Yorker, Trillin is beloved for his funny take on food in columns and books such as Alice, Let's Eat. Also a poet, Trillin's latest volume is Dog-fight: The 2012 Presidential Campaign in Verse. The evening also features music from world-traveling pianist and bandleader Peter Duchin. It's your last chance to see a pro-duction from this Arts & Lecture series and popular KQED broadcast at the Herbst.

The Last Foxtrot starts at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday April 30 at the Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F. Admission is $40-$50; call 392-4400 or visit

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