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million dollar quartet in kc

On a rare occasion, we enjoyed the opportunity to attend a little theater situation in Overland Park at the New Theatre Restaurant, featuring the “Million Dollar Quarter.”  It was quite an interesting musical comedy inspired by the famed recording session that brought together original Rock-n-Roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins on December 4, 1956 at Sun Records in Memphis. Having always been a fan of their music, this little Broadway musical was a pretty good take on it all. The actors were solid, though few of them actually looked the part beyond their dress.  They came arguably close in performance though. photo by Roy Inman Dominque Scott, playing Jerry Lee Lewis brought a comedy relief to the affair, and some awesome piano skills, kind of stealing the show. Scott Moreau, as Johnny Cash played and sang a close second to the “man in black” himself.  James Barry held his own as Carl Perkins too, and Skye Scott as Elvis was an accep


... a monthly column presenting five random topics of interest associated with the underlying themes of the site ... music . dance . life . art . culture ...  Above, local legend DJ Nitro spins out one of his last sets in the area  before moving down the road with another local legend and favorite DJ Booth, back in August '02.  The tiny little warehouse in Lawrence, Kansas was the perfect spot for one last round. Access more from photos from a variety of events recently restored to the site from the menu on the right, or the "story archive" tab from any device. music credit:  china daily "China dances to a new, electronic beat"  at the Storm Electronic Music Festival in Shanghai.  Ren Xiaojin talks about the emerging EDM following in that corner of the world, and how the music continues to bring people together. dance A study out of the University of Brighton suggests you can burn about a