Johnny Cash: The Life

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Monday, February 24, 7:30 - 9:00pm
Johnny Cash Inside Folsom Prison

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American country singer and songwriter Johnny Cash (1932 - 2003) walks inside the gates of Folsom Prison, preparing to perform his fourth concert for inmates there, California, 1964.

Johnny Cash, the musician known as "the Man in Black," has been gone now for ten years. His presence remains strong, however, through stories: the ones he sang about others, those he told about himself, and the many that people have -- and continue to seek -- about his music and life.

On Monday, February 24, at The Crawford Family Forum  KPCC editor Oscar Garza spoke with author of Johnny Cash: The Life and longtime music critic Robert Hilburn. A medley of music, visuals, and conversation amplified Cash, whose legacy now includes Hilburn's resonant biography.

Books were available for purchase before and after the program, courtesy of Skylight Books.


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