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Garrison Keillor announces retirement

Garrison Keillor and Decatur artist Caroline Herring performed together at the Fox last year.

Garrison Keillor and Decatur artist Caroline Herring performed together at the Fox last year.

Radio host and author Garrison Keillor, whose show, “A Prairie Home Companion” came to Atlanta most recently last spring, said he will retire in 2013.

He told the news to a most fitting outlet – the AARP Bulletin.

“I sure don’t want to make a fool of myself and be singing romantic duets with 25-year-old women when I’m 75,” Garrison said in the article. “But on the other hand, it’s so much fun. And in radio, the lighting is right.”

During his show’s May 22, 2010 performance at the Fox Theatre, Keillor shared the stage with Decatur native Roy Blount Jr. and Decatur singer-songwriter Caroline Herring. He spoke to the Atlanta Press Club the day before.

He was back in November, for a solo appearance at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. His daily “Writer’s Almanac” segment, featuring a poem of the day, airs just before 11 a.m. on WABE.

- Jennifer Brett/The Buzz/jbrett@ajc.com

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