Garrison Keillor concert canceled in Massachusetts

Garrison Keillor. –Leila Navidi / Star Tribune via AP, File

A concert featuring Garrison Keillor has been canceled in Massachusetts in the wake of the entertainer being fired from Minnesota Public Radio on an allegation of improper behavior.

Keillor was slated to appear in Pittsfield with the folk duo Robin and Linda Williams on Wednesday night. The duo were regular guests on Keillor’s nationally syndicated public radio show, ‘‘A Prairie Home Companion.’’

The Berkshire Theatre Group posted on its website later Wednesday that the show had been canceled. WAMC Northeast Public Radio had pulled out as a sponsor.

Minnesota Public Radio confirmed earlier Wednesday it terminated contracts with Keillor over a single allegation reported last month.


Keillor says the incident involved putting his hand on a woman’s bare back while trying to console her. Keillor says the woman recoiled, he apologized and she later told him she forgave him.

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