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03.11.2014 | | Posted at 11:54 AM

30th Anniversary Celebration out on Home Video

By David Luhrssen
  In 1992, Bob Dylan was in one of his periodic creative slumps as a recording artist, and his live shows were already getting shaky. Perhaps the admiring musical cast assembled that year to mark the 30th anniversary of his first LP helped revitalize the songwriter that changed the direction of music? The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration: Deluxe Edition has been releas...
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

All music, no storyline

It’s been close to a decade since Johnny Cash passed away. But his musical legacy lives on, most recently in the readapted musical, Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, which opened at The Rep’s Stackner Cabaret last
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012

We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash (Legacy)

This CD/DVD set and Blu-ray disc live concert is a moving testament to the great American life of Johnny Cash. Cash embodied integrity, suffering, perseverance, redemption, hard-won truth and generosity of spirit, especially for the downtrodden... 
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

America's Physic

With its recreation of a raucous fundamentalist prayer meeting, “Devil Take the Hindmost” opens America's Physic on a Flannery O'Connor note. What follows can often be categorized as Americana, but not everything by Milwaukee's New Harmony Indiana is...
Monday, May 23, 2011

From Schmaltz to Alt Rock Star

Johnny Cash became an elder statesman of alt country, alt rock and all things alternative by the time of his death in 2003. Ten years earlier few could have foreseen...
Thursday, March 24, 2011

From Memphis to Hollywood: Bootleg Vol. 2 (Columbia/Legacy)

The latest release from the Johnny Cash archive covers roughly the first half of his career, the 1950s and '60s; most of the music has never been or was seldom heard on record. For music historians, disc one will be fascinating for its insights into Cash's earliest recordings. The 1955 live broadcasts from Memphis radio...
12.22.2010 | | Posted at 05:31 PM

Carter and Cash revue At Racine Theatre Guild For New Years

By Russ Bickerstaff
There may not be any local theatre companies opening any time soon, but there are  quite a few options for New Year�s Eve.  Just outside Milwaukee county, Racine Theatre Guild offers a musical tribute to Johnny Cash and June Carter. Dan Simpson and Jenna Miller star as Johnny Cash and June Carter, respectively in June�s Got The Cash�a musical revue. The duo perform Carter and Cash�s hits incl...
03.09.2010 | | Posted at 02:24 PM

The Legend of the Man in Black

By David Luhrssen
Johnny Cash walked into the rockabilly scene sideways, almost by accident, yet has become the early rock�n�roll figure most admired by generations unconceived during the 1950s and �60s. Joaquin Phoenix stepped into a set of myth-size shoes when he took the role of Cash in the 2005 film Walk theLine (out now on Blu-ray). With his hard, fathomless eyes and stolid, chiseled face, Phoenix...
Monday, March 1, 2010

American VI: Ain’t No Grave (American Recordings/Lost Highway)

Music producer Rick Rubin doesn’t read music or write lyrics. But he feels things deeply. And when you seamlessly weave his gift of intuition with a spiritual yet complicated artist like the late Johnny Cash, one thing is created: an overwhelmingly...
Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008

Today @ Milwaukee Theatre - 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM

Although it was well-timed to ride the wave of Johnny Cash nostalgia that hit a fever pitch with the 2005 biopic Walk The Line, Ring of Fire flopped on Broadway. Still, Cash fans could do a lot worse than this touring jukebox musical, which the Milwaukee Theatre hosts today at 2 and 8 p.m. It wisely resists the temptation to anoint a single Cash surrogate and . . .