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'Golden Age of Radio' is theme for concert

Prudence Johnson and Dan Chouinard will perform music from the days when radio was king at 8 p.m. Aug. 8 at Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota. Singing along will be encouraged.

"The Golden Age of Radio" was created in partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society in support of the new exhibit "Minnesota's Greatest Generation: The Depression, the War & the Boom" at the Minnesota History Center.

One of the hottest duos on the Twin Cities jazz scene, the team of Johnson and Chouinard returns by popular demand, Crossings officials said.

Minnesota Public Radio listeners will recognize Johnson as a regular on "A Prairie Home Companion" weekly radio show. Her 25-year music career has taken her from nightclubs and honkytonks to Carnegie Hall, from the Midwest to the Middle East, and from the theater stage to the Silver Screen, including Robert Redford's "A River Runs Through It."

A pianist, accordionist and storyteller, Chouinard is a Minneapolis native who plays, tours and records regularly with an ever-expanding roster of musicians and writers. He was rehearsal accompanist to Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin and Lindsay Lohan on the "Prairie Home" movie.

Tickets are $18 in advance; $20 at the door. Call (507) 732-7616, or go online to www. crossingsatcarnegie.com.

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