Million Dollar Quartet

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Million Dollar Quartet
Photograph: Erik Kabik
Million Dollar Quartet

There’s a symbolic junction in Las Vegas where rock & roll, country & western and rhythm & blues intersect—and it currently resides in Harrah’s main showroom. Million Dollar Quartet tells the story of a musical meeting in the literal sense: On December 4, 1956, four masters of these genres— Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins—ended up in a recording studio for a one-off session that changed the course of modern music. That pivotal evening at Sun Records in Memphis plays out onstage through classics including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Folsom Prison Blues” and “Great Balls of Fire.” You don’t have to be a hard-core fan of any of the styles to agree that this show totally rocks.

By: Todd Peterson

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