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‘The Man in Black’ show pays tribute to Johnny Cash in Wilkes-Barre on March 20

‘The Man in Black’ show pays tribute to Johnny Cash in Wilkes-Barre on March 20
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From a press release:

It was announced today that “The Man in Black: A Tribute to Johnny Cash” will visit the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets, which are $27, plus fees, go on sale this Friday, Feb. 27 at 10 a.m., and will be available through the Kirby Center box office, online at, and charge by phone at 570-826-1100.
A special Kirby Member pre-sale begins Thursday, Feb. 26 at 10 a.m. Join by calling 570-823-4599, ext. 225.

Close your eyes and imagine the unique sound of Johnny Cash, as if it were live and for the first time in the early 1960s. Now open your eyes and experience this great singer/songwriter recreated on stage in the hit musical tribute “The Man in Black: A Tribute to Johnny Cash.”

Presented by the F.M. Kirby Center and Joe Nardone’s Gallery of Sound, “The Man in Black” offers a retro look, sound, and feel into the performance of American icon Johnny Cash. The show delivers the raw prowess that made Cash a 20th century pop culture figure, while capturing his ability to cross musical genres and age and ethnic barriers to bring a classic sound that is immediately recognized. The show also features hits made famous with June Carter Cash and goes beyond the look of a younger Cash to feature his music right up to his death in September of 2003.

Widely acclaimed by the general public and critics alike, the star of “The Man in Black” show, Shawn Barker, is considered the preeminent Johnny Cash tribute artist, as well as an accomplished musician and singer/songwriter.

Having an uncanny resemblance to the younger Cash, his portrayal is stunningly accurate and remarkably authentic.