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Friday Morning Roundup
by Stephen Becker 1 Jun 2012

Today in the roundup: The man behind the Man in Black, political humor in Richardson and a collection of cool concert photos.

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THE MAN IN BLACK: On Saturday, Casa Mañana debuts Ring of Fire, a musical review featuring the songs of Johnny Cash. The show ran on Broadway in 2006, a year after the Cash biopic Walk the Line was in movie theaters. Jason Edwards plays Cash in Ring of Fire, and he tells dfw.com that growing up in tiny Weaverville, N.C., affords him a certain kinship with the legend. “I think being able to relate to his roots and appreciate his music and understand what he is trying to say in his work, I think that’s what got me in,” he says. Ring of Fire runs through June 10.

PLAYING POLITICS: The Washington, D.C. comedy troupe Capitol Steps is performing its brand of political humor through Saturday at the Eisemann Center in Richardson. And this being an election year, there is plenty of material out there. But Elaina Newport, the group’s co-founder, tells theaterjones.com that this show isn’t made up of the same old tired jokes. “I think our show is the only place you’ll hear Herman Cain do a rock song and Joe Biden do a country tune and Newt Gingrich doing classical ballet. It might be a good thing you don’t see that anywhere else,” she says.

PICTURES FROM A SHOW: Did you make it out to last weekend’s Homegrown Music and Arts Festival? Photographer Lacey Dowden did, and she was nice enough to share some of the very cool images she captured over on KXT’s blog. Speaking of KXT, see everyone out at Summer Cut tonight. Be sure to stop by the Art&Seek booth and say, “hey.”

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