The latest Elvis record is not the kind you download. If you were in Memphis, you knew you weren’t on Lonely Street at all those sold-out events. But Graceland spokesman Kevin Kern says the official attendance figure for the week was 75,000. Even in the sweltering heat, 55,000 took part in the candlelight vigil. “The […]
If the fans remember one thing about Vigil night on the 30th Anniversary of Elvis’ death, they’ll remember the heat. It was the kind of legendary heat we like to brag about in the South, but don’t ever want to be in. Plantation hot. Lemonade commercial hot.
We knew last Sunday it would be an […]
The enormity of Elvis Presley’s fame and his staying power as a force in 21st century music came as no surprise to daughter Lisa Marie Presley.
“It’s like music is going backward because it was good back then,” says Presley, who is stepping back in time tonight with a duet — with Elvis — of […]
As of this month, Elvis the actor — which means Elvis the boxer (”Kid Galahad”), Elvis the cliff diver (”Fun in Acapulco”), Elvis the riverboat gambler (”Frankie and Johnny”), Elvis the ghetto doctor (”Change of Habit”) and even Elvis the chemical engineer (”Clambake”) — is fully represented.
In other words, every film Elvis made during […]
In honor of Elvis Week 2007, we’ll tell you about some of the pets the King owned.
There were plenty of dogs at Graceland, including a basset hound named Sherlock, and Great Danes named Snoopy and Brutus.
Elvis once flew his chow chow Get Lo in his small Jetstar plane to Boston for treatment of […]
So, Jennifer — our friendly neighborhood Walgreens “photo assistant” — did you ever locate that hand-held, Elvis-embossed fan the lady abandoned her purchase at the counter to try to find?
I didn’t think so.
What about the Elvis beer can opener? Or the house slippers made in his image?
It’s always amazing what lengths “fans” (I shy quickly […]
Elvis tribute artist Trent Carlini expertly brushed bronze-colored makeup on the face of fellow tribute artist Donny Edwards. “I started out with model cars, and now I’m doing Donny,” Carlini said, finally judging Edwards good to go as one of 24 contestants in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest.
Carlini then expertly applied black eyeliner […]
This is a big week for Memphis. Thousands of loyal fans have come to town to honor the 30th anniversary of the death of one of my favorite foodies, Elvis Presley. They’ll visit Graceland, attend fan club events and enjoy memorial concerts as they pay tribute to the King of Rock and Roll.
Our friends Pam and Terry, Beale Street singing duo, wrote a song commemorating the 30th Anniversary of Elvis’s death. They’ll open for BJ Thomas Friday night at the Germantown Performing Arts Centre, and you can catch them Saturday (Aug. 18) from noon to 3 p.m. at King’s Palace Patio on Beale.
Here’s the tune: pam-and-terry-elvis.mp3
I had to go and open my big mouth.
Just yesterday, having come off a weekend full of unbearable heat and endless trips down Elvis Presley Blvd. – attempting to put a cap on summer and jump start the new school year – I blurted it out to my co-workers at the CA: “I was surprised; everything (around […]