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Music of the legendary Johnny Cash ignites Miller

March 7, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Direct from Broadway, the first national tour of "Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash" makes its area debut at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 29, in Western Michigan University's Miller Auditorium. The red-hot production features more than 30 signature songs from the legendary man in black.

Stories of passion, redemption, humor and salvation set the stage ablaze in the all-new production honoring the world's most famous rebel, Johnny Cash. One of the greatest jukebox musicals of our time, "Ring of Fire" includes such hits as "I Walk the Line," "Jackson," "I've Been Everywhere," "Folsom Prison Blues," "A Boy Named Sue," and the title track "Ring of Fire."

Nearly three years after his passing, Cash remains one of the most popular entertainers of all time. His success is incomparable--11 Grammy Awards including the 1999 Lifetime Achievement Grammy, inductions into the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Rock Music Hall of Fame, and a Kennedy Center Honor. He has placed 48 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 Pop charts and more than 130 hits on the Billboard Country singles chart. His autobiography "Man in Black" has sold 1.5 million copies and his official Web site, johnnycash.com, receives more than 9 million hits per day.

"Ring of Fire" at Miller Auditorium is sponsored by Coca-Cola. Tickets are on sale now and range from $25 to $45. They are available at (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858, online at millerauditorium.com, or by visiting the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office or Epic Center Box Office in downtown Kalamazoo. Groups of 20 or more should call (269) 387-2312 for special discounts.

Media contact: Tracey Lawie (269) 387-2309, tracey.lawie@wmich.edu

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