Look, Memphis isn't an "it" city. Its population is declining, it's been ranked one of the poorest cities in the United States, and outside of the South, people routinely pass over it for its rival to the east, Nashville, or Nashvegas, or whatever nickname hipsters trot out as they unpack their stup ... More >>
How great thou aren't
Ah, the first week of a new year, where the grocery stores are all sold out of kale and you actually have to wait in line for a free elliptical machine at the gym. Everyone's resolutions are still in their infancy, and that means advertisers and publishers are doing their best to strike while the ... More >>
Michele Bachmann wishes Elvis "Happy Birthday" on the anniversary of his death.Michele Bachmann wished Elvis Presley "Happy Birthday!" on the anniversary of his death, providing yet another glimpse into how oblivious she really is behind those wild eyes."Before we get started, let's all say happy ... More >>
On this day in country music history - July 14, 1973 - Phil Everly threw a dang old fit, smashing his guitar after performing the song, "('Till) I Kissed You" and walking off the stage, effectively breaking up the Everly Brothers while performing at Buena Park, California's Knott's Berry Farm ... More >>
All seven Republicans, on the right.The Republican "debate" on CNN last night wasn't really a debate at all, it was a two-hour press conference in which seven candidates took turns trashing President Obama. No one expected anything different, really. All seven of them just wanted to cram int ... More >>
Photo by Sharyn MorrowJust a few days ago, we were musing over the melding of two disparate local music worlds that was set to take place at the 501 Club this Saturday night; MC/VL's final show was moved to the 501 after being bumped from the temporarily shuttered Turf Club, cramming their four-b ... More >>
Act One, Too LtdThat's some jail: Chad (Rico Heisler) prepares to break out The all-Elvis musical All Shook Up opened at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres on Friday night, and we were there. Persnickety journalistic ethics precluded putting on the feed bag (hence no review of the food), but we caught ev ... More >>
by Lauren B. PhotographyThe cast of "Always & Forever" say it with a songIt's a busy weekend, particularly considering the fact that we're in the afterglow of the Fringe, when local stages tend to be dark and theatrical options fewer than the usual dizzying gamut. As fate would have it, we're ... More >>
Elvis Presley, one for the moneyLadies and gentlemen, Elvis has left the building: Bankrupt auto magnate Denny Hecker's 6-foot-tall Elvis Presley statue is headed to TCF Bank as part of a $70,000 deal for the furnishings of Hecker's Crosslake vacation compound.
Proudly gay pop icon Elton John last month played Rush Limbaugh's most recent wedding, obviously bringing into question Elton's valuation of morals over-- do we really need to spell this out for you? Bottom line is it was a sellout for the record books. Here's some other sad cases of how th ... More >>
Photo via toddelvis.comOle and ElvisLots of people like TV news anchors. So DFLer Matt Entenza picked Robyne Robinson as his running mate for governor. The way Ole Savior figures it, lots of people like Elvis, so he picked an Elvis impersonator to be his running mate in the governor's race. ... More >>
Presley and Nichopolous, back in the dayGeorge Nichopolous was Elvis's (and Jerry Lee Lewis's) personal doctor, a man who went through a worldwide shitstorm blitz following Presley's death, standing accused of prescribing him a ballet of uppers, downers, equalizers and tranquilizers, sending the ... More >>
I was in Anaheim for my day job this past weekend. Our first meal was definitely forgettable, but the next night totally made up for it. We hit up Azteca, an amazing Mexican restaurant that was, aside from the food, entirely devoted to Elvis Presley. They were well known for the ... More >>
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A sampling of what made (re)collecting the old faves so fun, and frustrating, in the aughts.
Photographer Steve Cohen sent us some great shots from Saturday's show.
You can never go wrong with a depiction of Elvis as an alien.
America is a backwater toilet in 'The King'
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Making a Good Impression with Celebrity Impersonator Dale Preston
Morgan Thorson's fascination with faking it
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Can a rock band-cum-theater company turn its audience into enlightened perverts?
When it's summertime in the Twin Cities, even Elvis lives
Peter Guralnick chronicles a Memphis tragedy in his passionate biography of Elvis Presley
Jailhouse Rock and Viva Las Vegas turn Hollywood's first rock star from a kid into a King.
Two decades after his death, Elvis lights out for the territory.