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September 28, 1986 | By Jack Hurst, Special to The Inquirer
In the introduction to Man in White, his new novel on the life of the Apostle Paul, Johnny Cash recounts a dream he had that, he believes, enabled him to appreciate the apostle's life-altering vision on the road to Damascus. Cash's dream came on Christmas 1985, a few hours after the death of his father. He dreamed that "a long, bright, silver car" with no driver stopped at the curb in front of his house, and that his father, in his burial suit but looking healthy and much younger, got out from a rear door and approached him. When he was a short distance away, Cash reached forward to shake his father's hand but was prevented by a "long row of light" that "streamed up from the ground between us" and "became an unbreachable gulf.
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January 31, 1988 | By Jack Hurst, Special to The Inquirer
Johnny Cash with wife June Carter Cash and Waylon Jennings with wife Jessi Colter will perform together for the first time on a novel mini-tour of three mid-American college campuses in late February. Because all tickets are to be priced at $9.50, they're dubbing the short trek the "Affordable Art" tour. "In going back to basics, we are bringing a more intimate, simple show with little flash and flair, less lighting, less sophisticated sound and instrumentation," Johnny Cash said.
NEWS
March 13, 2006 | By Howard Shapiro INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The new show based on Johnny Cash's songs, Ring of Fire, is not a jukebox musical. It's a jukebox. Its 37 songs, which Cash either wrote, co-wrote or sang during a stellar career that ended when he died in 2003, are tied together by, well, nothing. Some are introduced with a line or two in an attempt to provide theatrical context, throwaways about spending your life on trains or moving from town to town and the like. No one seems wedded to the dialogue because it's the music that counts.
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July 28, 1990 | By Dan DeLuca, Special to The Inquirer
Johnny Cash came to the Keswick Theater in Glenside last night, bringing his family along for a show that dug deep into country music tradition and came up with a mother lode of archetypal American songs. Cash's kin, of course, are the Carters, the first family of country music. Last night's briskly paced first show got off to a shaky start with a short set by Cash's son, John Carter Cash, who sang a rather feeble version of Jimmy Buffett's "Margaritaville" and a batch of his own thin country-rock songs.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 9, 1994 | By Dan DeLuca, FOR THE INQUIRER Fred Beckley, Sara Sherr and Faith Quintavell also contributed
The Man in Black is on the phone from a tour stop in Upstate New York, talking about the weight of his own myth. And about the worshipful words in the music press that his barebones acoustic American Recordings (American) inspired when released in the spring. "When it started happening earlier this year, I was astounded," Johnny Cash says. "I mean utterly astounded. I couldn't believe the things people were saying about me. I was wondering if people were going to buy this: just me singing, and my rudimentary non-guitar-playing guitar playing.
NEWS
April 27, 1989 | By Will Thompson, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Pat Burns and Katherine Rinnier bought the two-story Alpine Inn on Baltimore Pike in Springfield in June for almost $3 million, they had a good idea what they wanted it to become. "We bought it because we felt it's the best centrally located restaurant and banquet facility in the area," Burns said. The owners changed the name of the inn to September's Place - after Rinnier's daughter - and began an extensive renovation that included remodeling the grand ballroom, the restaurant and the six banquet rooms.
NEWS
January 10, 1995 | by Fred Shuster, Los Angeles Daily News
They may be five of the most imposing words in the music business: "Hello, this is Johnny Cash. " The Man in Black was in wild and woolly Las Vegas, checking out an electronics convention and signing autographs. Cash was just slightly giddy with the news last week that his current disc, "American Recordings," a stark man-and-guitar affair, had just been nominated for a Grammy in the contemporary folk album category. If he wins, the statuette will join seven other Grammys on his bookshelf.
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July 26, 2016 | By Jim Rutter, For The Inquirer
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)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 2003 | By Tom Moon INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
You heard him sing the words "I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die," and Johnny Cash's chilling declaration sounded almost too real. His protagonist in "Folsom Prison Blues" wasn't proud of what he'd done, but if the situation were repeated, you knew he'd pull the trigger again. It was hard not to believe Cash, who died yesterday morning at age 71. Perhaps it was the authoritative, almost omniscient, quality of his baritone that brought menacing drama to "Folsom Prison Blues," one of several 1956 songs recorded at Memphis' Sun Studios that put Cash on the map. Or maybe it was his unwillingness to pass judgment, the vocal tremble he used to such great effect, or the biblical references.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 1996 | By Dan DeLuca, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
I'm gonna break," Johnny Cash declares on the new Unchained, his bass-baritone refusing to be held under stylistic lock and key. "I'm gonna break my rusty cage and run. " "Oh, the troubles I've known," Michelle Shocked sings on Kind Hearted Woman, just released after years of record-company wrangling. "I seem to learn everything the hard way. " "Some of what I've said will make some people mad," Iris DeMent writes on the notes to her latest, The Way I Should. "But if I hid the truth . . . in order to be liked, I would hate myself.
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July 26, 2016 | By Jim Rutter, For The Inquirer
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)
NEWS
February 5, 2016 | By Dan DeLuca, MUSIC CRITIC
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 2014 | By Steve Klinge, For The Inquirer
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.
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June 26, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
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October 18, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
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.
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February 22, 2012 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, seravaf@phillynews.com
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 2, 2012 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
April 20, 2010 | By Nicole Pensiero FOR THE INQUIRER
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.
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