The Group Travel Leader

MAR 2017

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A M E R I C A ' S C R O S S R O A D S M A R C H 2 0 1 7 4 0 The lights of Broadway will shine brightly on the Walton Arts Center stage this season. See touring productions of beloved musicals like The Book of Mormon, Dirty Dancing and Motown. To include Broadway shows in your group tour plan, go to photo by: Joan Marcus TOO MUCH DRAMA? NO SUCH THING. learned guitar from his mother and began writing music at the age of 12. Many items in the house were donated by Cash's family, including his mother's piano, his high school yearbook and the pillow he shared with his brother, Jack. "When people step into the house, there's a real sense of his pres- ence," said Hawkins. "Often, when people leave, they say, 'Now I can see where his music came from.'" This fall, Dyess will host the first Johnny Cash Heritage Festival in the field adjacent to the home. The three-day event will include a guest appearance from Michael Streissguth, who wrote Cash's biography, as well as a concert performance from Cash's daughter, Roseanne Cash. d y e s s c a s h . a s t a t e . e d u Kansas City, Missouri Located in the 18th and Vine Jazz District of Kansas City, Missouri, the American Jazz Museum commemorates the vibrant history of jazz and its dramatic inf luence on the world. "It's where modern jazz was really established," said Jessica Thompson, director of development and communication at the museum. Courtesy Arkansas State University The Johnny Cash Boyhood Home has been restored to its 1930s condition.

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