Rebounding from a movie that pissed off and confused America, Joaquin Phoenix gives one of his best performances in Spike Jonze’s Her
Been saving this one for today: February 26, the day John R. Cash was born in Kingland, Arkansas in 1932. It's a keepsake from Cash's last-ever show in Dallas: March 15, 1997, at the Majestic Theatre, with June Carter Cash by his side. Johnny had hoped to hit the road months earlier to tour behin ... More >>
Johnny Cash at the Big "D" Jamboree in the mid-'50sA good Friend of Unfair Park who knows of my fondness for Johnny Cash and the old Big "D" Jamboree -- and those magical moments when they meet on a piece of paper -- was kind enough to send along this Columbia/Legacy press release issued yesterda ... More >>
T Bone BurnettThe Producers & Engineers Wing of the Recording Academy swears it's kind of a big deal, having created a "best practices guideline" and leading various charges, etc., since forming 10 years ago. OK, whatever. Doesn't really matter.Because, if nothing else, what it's doing in the ... More >>
Back to the drudge of the work week. But, hey, at least you have a couple of nice musical options this evening...
Can we call it the Musical in Black?
See Cotillard's star turn at the Modern
So, the deadline's came and went yesterday, without a single soul bidding on Johnny Cash's signed contract to play the Big "D" Jamboree at the Sportatorium on April 19, 1956 -- for the whopping sum of $175. The Austin-based collector trying to part with the contract, which bears the signatures of bo ... More >>
Tony Romo makes a short, sweet journey from anonymous backup to A-list celebrity
USA Today says Tony Romo's a "sex symbol" now. And, apparently, women like him too. USA Today's the latest media outlet to go Romosexual, with a lengthy piece about how the Cowboys QB is giving the team "the same confident aura it had when Aikman engineered three Super Bowl championships in the '90s ... More >>
Richardson hosts a salute to Cash
I was always very good about playing well with others. Until I was 35. After that, my give-a-shitter about group dynamics plumb gave out. Here at Theater Critics Camp in New England, I'm reminded of the saying from Sartre: Hell is other people. Amend that: Hell is other people who are theater critic ... More >>
Merle Haggard is no Okie