Keillor plans 26-city ‘Radio Romance Tour’

MINNEAPOLIS — Humorist Garrison Keillor won’t be taking a summer vacation.

Instead, the creator and host of “A Prairie Home Companion” kicks off a 26-city “Radio Romance Tour 2013” this month.

Keillor wrapped up the current season of his popular public radio variety show Saturday from Tanglewood in Massachusetts. Then he’s launching his coast-to-coast bus tour July 8 in Spokane, Wash.

Keillor plans 27 concerts, from Washington state to Maine. The shows will not be broadcast.

Keillor will be joined by comedian Fred Newman, who does sound effects, and pianist Richard Dworsky and the Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band.

There also will be such “Prairie Home” staples, as commercials for fake sponsors, like Powdermilk Biscuits, Guy Noir Private Eye and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.

The tour wraps up Aug. 6 in Interlochen, Mich., the day before Keillor’s 71st birthday.

‘Laverne & Shirley’ stars reunite on Nick

LOS ANGELES — The leading ladies of “Laverne & Shirley” are reuniting.

Nickelodeon said recently that Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams will guest star in an episode of its new sitcom “Sam & Cat.”

The actresses starred as 1950s and ’60s pals and roommates Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney, workers in a Milwaukee brewery.

“Sam & Cat” features Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande as friends who start a baby-sitting business.

Jagger: Teaching might have been nice

LONDON — Mick Jagger thinks his original career plan to become a school teacher might have provided plenty of satisfaction.

The Rolling Stones frontman told BBC Radio last week that his music career has not been challenging intellectually and that teaching might have been “gratifying” instead.

He also said he had considered becoming a politician or a journalist when he was a teen.

Instead, he has become one of the most successful rock singers in history.

The band is marking its 50th year together with a series of concerts that will also include a first ever appearance at the Glastonbury festival this weekend and a return in July to Hyde Park in central London.

Associated Press