From May 18-June 2, Jenny Wiley Theatre will be showing Million Dollar Quartet. The Tony® Award Winning musical, Million Dollar Quartet is set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever. Million Dollar Quartet brings that legendary December night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations that is both poignant and funny. Relive the era with the smash-hit sensation featuring an incredible score of rock ‘n’ roll, gospel, R&B and country hits, performed live onstage by world-class actors and musicians. Showcased hit songs include: “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Walk the Line,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog,” and more.
Noted Pike County historian William David Deskins will be signing his latest work, Ginseng, Coal Dust, Moving Mountains–A History of Pike County Kentucky on Saturday, February 24, from 2-4 p.m., at BookNotes at the Town & Country Shopping Center in Pikeville, Kentucky. At over 400 pages and all new photographs, it is a re-written and expanded version of his 1994 book, Pike County–A Very Different Place.
Joining him will be well-known regional historians Randall Osborne, signing Marauder: The Life and Times of Nathaniel McClure Menefee and Judge John David Preston signing The Civil War in the Big Sandy Valley of Kentucky. Other historical books will also be available for purchase.
For more information or to reserve your copies, please call BookNotes at 606 437-1030.