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September 12, 2013

CTAC remembers the man in black with ‘Walkin’ the Line’ performance

Derrick Miller
The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — Two days after the 10th anniversary of Johnny Cash’s death, Cash will live again.

The Chisholm Trail Arts Council’s CTAC Live program returns with “Walkin’ the Line,” a cover performance of Johnny Cash and June Carter. The performance is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

“I’m really excited about it,” Darcy Reeves, CTAC director, said. “It should be a good weekend with everything going on, especially with the Western Spirit Celebration. This will be a good end for the weekend.”

Reeves said the CTAC Board was aware of the 10th anniversary, which helped with scheduling. But that fact wasn’t the only factor in the scheduling.

She said the board was looking for something that would have a broad appeal for the Duncan and Stephens County communities. She said it’s important for people in the area to know Duncan has plenty to offer in way of things to do and entertainment.

“(I want people) to have a good time,” Reeves said. “Duncan has an amazing variety of things to offer.”

“Walkin’ the Line” is the first show of the season. Bennie and Renee Wheels perform at Cash and Carter, with inspiration drawn from the chemistry between Cash and Carter.

Other shows this season include “Masked Marvels and Wondertales, John Fullbright, “Perpetual Motion” and the Dallas Jazz Orchestra. Reeves said she is looking forward to the season and hopes people support the various arts.

One of the biggest pushes of the Arts Council Board this year is student season tickets. In light of recent events in Duncan, Reeves said the board has bigger focus on youth this year. She said the CTAC Live performances give students something to do, while introducing them to various performing arts.

“Really, it’s so inexpensive for five concerts,” Reeves said. “They get to see new arts, experience new performances. They can learn to appreciate them.”