Garrison Keillor will stage two shows at the State Theatre in MInnepaolis. Photo by Ann Heisenfelt.

"A Prairie Home Companion" will finish out its local season across the river this year. Garrison Keillor's live-broadcast varietyshow will play the State Theatre in downtown Minneapolis on Feb. 28 and March 7.

While the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul is the show's home, it occasionally meanders west, most recently for one of Keillor's beloved Joke Shows last November at the Pantages. The usual suspects including Tim Russell, Sue Scott, Fred Newman and pianist Rich Dworsky will be on deck. Special musical guests will be smoky-voiced folkie Brandi Carlile on Feb. 28 and the Baltimore-based Girls Quartet ("GQ") on March 7.

Tickets go on sale at noon on Saturday.

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