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Keillor back in spotlight after sexual misconduct allegation

In this Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, former "A Prairie Home Companion" host Garrison Keillor talks to fans after his performances at Crooners lounge in Frid...
In this Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, former "A Prairie Home Companion" host Garrison Keillor, right, talks to fans after his performances at Crooners lounge...

In this Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, former "A Prairie Home Companion" host Garrison Keillor talks to fans after his performances at Crooners lounge in Frid...

In this Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, former "A Prairie Home Companion" host Garrison Keillor, right, talks to fans after his performances at Crooners lounge...

FRIDLEY, Minn. (AP) — Garrison Keillor is stepping back into the spotlight a year after Minnesota Public Radio cut ties with the former "A Prairie Home Companion" host over a sexual misconduct allegation.

Keillor performed two sold-out shows Sunday night at Crooners, a jazz nightclub in a Minneapolis suburb near where he grew up. Fans laughed, applauded and sang along.

It's a much smaller audience than the millions of listeners Keillor entertained weekly on his Saturday evening radio show.

Keillor retired as "Prairie Home" host with a final show at the Hollywood Bowl in July 2016.

MPR cut ties with Keillor in November 2017 after a former freelance researcher for the show alleged he sexually harassed her. Keillor has maintained that sexually suggestive emails he exchanged with her were simply "romantic writing."


Updated : 2021-01-21 08:15 GMT+08:00