The Carter and the Cash families stand tall in folk music history, both for their exceptionally engaging songs, their superb musicianship, and their fascinating individual stories. Director Beth Harrington's rollicking documentary "The Winding Stream: The Carters, the Cashes, and the Course of Country Music" does justice to both the personal and the professional chapters of these legendary artists' lives.
The Fox Theatre's recent production of "Million Dollar Quartet," the musical based on the famous, one-time only jam session with the stars of Sun Studio, is a rousing and rollicking good time. A celebration of the early days of rock and roll and the influence and knack for talent of Sam Phillips, the show is a quick trip back in a time machine with a feel good, optimistic slant.
With “Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash,” the title explains the show itself. It’s not the story of Johnny Cash the man, nor his demons or his loves, but of his music, specifically the music he wrote.
"I want to take this hall with me. You're so lucky," Rosanne Cash told the audience at the Sheldon near the end of her set, which began with her calling the century-old venue "one of the best-sounding halls in the whole country."
I recently moved, which is expensive enough even if you don't hire movers to haul your things with minimal complaint. Like most people who aren't quadrillionaires these days, I didn't hire movers.
If you grew up in Missouri or have lived here for a reasonable number of years, it's likely you've experienced the joys of a float trip.
Remember that U2 concert at Busch Stadium? So do Bono's accountants. The show grossed $4,423,395. This is not a typo.