August 14, 2016
Detroit (Theater with a View, Pottstown). Lisa D'Amour's play of suburban angst, economic uncertainty, and spousal relationships. Thursday through Saturday and Aug. 24-27. Reviewed by Bill Chenevert (B.C.), Ellen Dunkel (E.D.), Hugh Hunter (H.H.), Julia M. Klein (J.M.K.), Wendy Rosenfield (W.R.), Jim Rutter (J.R.), David Patrick Stearns (D.P.S.), John Timpane (J.T.), Alexandra Villarreal (A.V.), and Toby Zinman (T.Z.). Barefoot in the Park (Cape May Stage). Neil Simon's sprightly play of urban oddity and romance.
July 26, 2016 |
Imagine that two decades from now, some Broadway producer penning a jukebox musical about the music of Nirvana used Kurt Cobain's songs to depict a happy family life in the Pacific Northwest. That approach would be no less an insult to Nirvana fans than Ring of Fire , William Meade and Richard Maltby's show now playing at People's Light, is to the oeuvre of Johnny Cash. The show doesn't so much sanitize Cash's music as bastardize it. Maltby and Meade's concept employs three couples, one young (Nyssa Duchow and Sam Sherwood)
February 5, 2016 |
Storytelling is the McMurtry family business. Each generation, however, goes about it in its own particular way. The combo of veteran Austin, Texas, hard-bitten guitarist James and his son Curtis McMurtry — who will appear together at the Sellersville Theater on Friday, with the elder headlining — tell tales in song, with divergent musical approaches. And father and son are both heirs to a McMurtry oral tradition that James' father, Larry, — author of The Last Picture Show and Lonesome Dove — applied to a prolific career as novelist and screenwriter.
August 20, 2014 |
On the surface, Rosanne Cash has been in a retrospective mood since her 2006 album Black Cadillac , which followed the deaths of her father Johnny Cash, her stepmother June Carter Cash, and her mother Vivian Liberto, and examined her family history. Since then, Cash, who performs at Longwood Gardens Tuesday night, has released The List , a 2009 covers album of essential country and folk songs culled from a list of 100 her father gave her in 1973 when she was 18 and beginning to think seriously about songwriting.
June 26, 2014 |
Joan Lunden fighting cancer Joan Lunden , who hosted ABC's Good Morning America from 1980 to 1997, went on the show Tuesday to say she is fighting breast cancer. This misfortune haunts the show: Cohost Robin Roberts has been treated for it, and so has cohost Amy Robach . Lunden said she had already started chemo and expects to make a full recovery. Cleese exits Bond movies Monty Python Flying Circus genius John Cleese is out of the James Bond movie series.
October 18, 2013 |
THE BROWNS can't catch a break. On Sunday against the Lions, quarterback Brandon Weeden tossed a boneheaded, highlight-reel interception that will likely rank among the most embarrassing plays in team history. Then yesterday, the Browns discovered that wide receiver Charles Johnson, who they signed off the Packers practice squad on Saturday, has a torn ACL and needs surgery. Apparently, the Browns didn't know about the injury until they gave Johnson a physical. Now, he'll be placed on the reserve/non-football injury list.
February 22, 2012 |
WINNIPEG - Country music emanates from the Flyers' dressing room on a daily basis. But forward Zac Rinaldo said he wasn't a big fan of Johnny Cash. Listening to Rinaldo yesterday before his first game back in the lineup after serving a two-game suspension, you would have thought he was a dead-ringer for "the man in black. " "I've been on the line [of discipline] since I entered the [Ontario Hockey League]," Rinaldo said. "It's just been a process of walking the line every game.
February 2, 2012 |
Rosanne Cash started writing songs when she was the same age as many of the high school students she taught Wednesday morning in a master class on songwriting. "I was 18," the 56-year-old singer told about 40 aspiring musicians and writers who gathered in a recital hall flooded with winter sunlight at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. "And they were bad songs. Really bad. " That couldn't be said for the songs that Cash sang at SCH Academy, such as her 1981 country hit "Seven Year Ache," which she wrote when she was 23, or "Black Cadillac," composed in 2003 after the death of her father, country giant Johnny Cash.
August 12, 2011
Marshall Grant, 83, a longtime member of country music superstar Johnny Cash's original backing band, the Tennessee Two, died in Arkansas after suffering an aneurysm and stroke. Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery in Memphis said Mr. Grant died Sunday. Mr. Grant had been in Jonesboro for a Johnny Cash festival featuring country music stars George Jones, Kris Kristofferson, and Cash's children Rosanne Cash and John Carter Cash. The festival, held Thursday, was a fund-raiser to help restore Johnny Cash's boyhood home.
April 20, 2010 |
It was clear from the start during Rosanne Cash's performance Sunday night that the singer-songwriter is in a terrific place, career-wise - able to embrace her rich musical legacy as country icon Johnny Cash's daughter, while acknowledging her own three decades as a musical force. Cash - who performed with her five-member band at Collingswood's Scottish Rite Auditorium - kept the focus of the smoothly paced 90-minute show squarely on her most recent album, The List, which pays tribute to country music history through classic songs that her father considered invaluable for her to learn.