People in the News
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Humorist Garrison Keillor says he hopes to write stories that will enable Midwesterners from small towns to go to foreign places, just as he has done.
″I hope to be able to tell stories on their behalf. I would like them to be brave, courageous,″ Keillor said Tuesday.
Keillor, who now lives in New York.
Keillor said his family is divided over living in the United States or Denmark, the country of his wife, Ulla Skaerved.
″The American branch wants to live in Denmark and I have been outvoted, so we’ve wrenched an uneasy compromise.″ He said they will live in New York ″until I can convince them otherwise.″
He acknowledged difficulties adjusting to life without the companionship of his ″Prairie Home.″
″The audience has made an easy transition to reading good books,″ he said. ″It is the host who is wandering around on Saturday nights.″
NEW YORK (AP) - Vladimir Horowitz and classical music got their due at Carnegie Hall.
The pianist was named ″artist of the year″ and his ″Horowitz in Moscow″ won record of the year in what organizers say was the first award show devoted to classical music.
Classical musicians have ″always been getting the crumbs from the Grammy Awards,″ said Bernard Gurtman, executive co-producer of Tuesday night’s Mumm Champagne Classical Music Awards.
The ″outstanding orchestral recording″ winner was Leonard Slatkin and the St. Louis Symphony; ″outstanding crossover recording″ was Richard Stoltzman’s ″Begin Sweet World″; and Murray Perahia won for ″outstanding concerto recording.″
Also Tuesday, five people became the first inductees into a Hall of Fame.
They were: conducter-composer Leonard Bernstein; pianists Horowitz and Rudolf Serkin; conducter Sir George Solti; and violinist Isaac Stern.
The award ceremony will be broadcast later on 28 radio stations nationwide, Gurtman said.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - They had such a good time in Atlantic City that Liza Minnelli and Frank Sinatra have planned another concert just across the Hudson River from ″New York, New York.″
The entertainers have planned a concert Dec. 5 at the Brendan Byrne Arena in the Meadowlands, said Susan Reynolds, of Solters and Roskin, a Los Angeles public relations firm that represents Sinatra.
Ms. Reynolds said Tuesday that Ms. Minnelli and Sinatra performed together last year at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City.
″They enjoyed it and the audience enjoyed it. So it grew out of that and their desire to perform together,″ Ms. Reynolds said.
Both performers have developed the song ″New York, New York″ as a trademark.
JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) - Comedian Bob Hope is to appear at a benefit Oct. 16 for the West Tennessee Cerebral Palsy Center.
″The board voted unanimously to accept Hope’s offer,″ said center Director Chuck Page. Patron tickets will sell for $100 each, and the others will cost $10 to $20 each, he said after the Monday board meeting.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - It started when actress Glenn Close used to tag along with her doctor father on house calls in Big Piney. It became the documentary ″Do You Mean There Are Still Real Cowboys?″
″It started as going on house calls with my dad,″ Close said Tuesday at a screening of the documentary she produced. ″In meeting those great old people. It’s really a portrait of a town.″
She added that crews who filmed the documentary in Wyoming over one year experienced the diversity of Wyoming’s climate, including wind storms, blizzards and rain.
LONDON (AP) - The Duke and Duchess of York have asked for permission to build a two-story house near Windsor Castle on the site where Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip were to have made their first home.
Prince Andrew and the former Sarah Ferguson want to build a gabled house in the walled garden of Sunninghill Park adjoining Windsor Great Park, 22 miles west of London, Buckingham Palace announced Wednesday.
The garden originally surrounded a house built in 1770 which was to have been the first home of then Princess Elizabeth and her new husband, but it burned down in August 1947, three months before their wedding.
The queen will pay for the house for her second eldest son and daughter-in- la w, but Buckingham Palace said it wasn’t able to disclose the price. The London Evening Standard said it could cost $825,000.
The five-acre plot was used to farm fruits and vegetables until five years ago when it became derelict. The queen has leased the land from the Crown Estate Commissioners for 125 years.
The duke and duchess now live in Andrew’s former quarters in Buckingham Palace in London and in a rented 19th-century home, near the Royal Navy base where he is a helicopter warfare instructor.
Keith Lamey, planning chief of Bracknell District Council, said their application will not get special treatment and probably will be considered in November.