Showcasing the dramatic retelling of Cherokee history and culture, “Unto These Hills” has hit the mid-point in its 10-week summer run, playing nightly at 7:30 p.m. through Aug. 17 (except Sundays) at the Mountainside Theater in Cherokee.
Reserved tickets are $23 for adults, $13 for children ages six to 12, with children under five admitted free. General tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children ages six to 12. www.cherokeehistorical.org/untothesehills.
I’m well aware of that, dear readers. Yes, it is mid-March, but 2014 is hitting the ground running with a slew of incredible musical releases. Normally, I would wait until at least early July or the end of the year to mention some notable albums hitting the shelves, your iPod or stereo. And yet, within these last two months, there’s just too much melodic goodness out there to not share with y’all.
I have always been fascinated by the folklore attending the too-short life of Robert Johnson, “King of the Delta Blues Singers.” For me, he was another doomed genius like James Dean, John Keats and Hank Williams — men who flashed across the night sky like the momentary radiance of a shooting star and then they were gone forever.