Saturday, January 8, 2011
“Priscilla’s years of dedication to the art of acting, producing, and publishing among other endeavors are an inspiration to us,” says Nevada Ballet Theatre Co-Founder and Co-Chair Nancy Houssels. “We know the Las Vegas community will be equally amazed by the contributions she has made to the world of entertainment and performing arts over the course of her varied career. We look forward to honoring her later this month.”
Since 1985, the Black & White Ball has allowed the Nevada Ballet Theatre to present professional company dance productions to the Las Vegas community, provide quality dance instruction within its affiliated Academy, and expose students in at-risk communities to the art form of dance through its well-known outreach program, Future Dance.
Past honorees at the Black & White Ball include Debbie Reynolds, Chita Rivera, Celine Dion, Bette Midler and Marie Osmond. For more information and tickets, visit http://www.nevadaballet.com/.
Lisa Marie Presley made a rare public outing with her twin daughters Friday. Looking more and more like her father Elvis, Lisa Marie was with her husband Michael Lockwood. LMP (as fans call her) and Michael each carried one of their daughters, Harper and Finley, as they arrived in Los Angeles.
Lockwood is Presley's fourth husband. She and Michael will celebrate their fifth anniversary later this month. Their adorable twins are two.
YORBA LINDA, Calif., Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Day Elvis Met Nixon, a first hand account of Elvis Presley's historic meeting with President Nixon, has just been published by the Richard Nixon Foundation and is now available online (http://store.nixonfoundation.org/).
Released on the eve of Elvis's 76th (January 8) and President Nixon's 98th (January 9) birthdays, the book is a trove of rare photos, original documents, and anecdotes from the December 21, 1970 encounter presented in a fun and interactive way for readers of all ages.
Told through the eyes of Egil "Bud" Krogh, White House aide and liaison to the Drug Enforcement Administration, The Day Elvis Met Nixon recounts the surprise of White House staffers when the King of Rock-n-Roll appeared at the front gates of the Executive Mansion to deliver a handwritten letter to the President.
For Elvis, the goal of the meeting was to receive a badge and credentials from the DEA as a "Federal Agent at Large," contending that he could use his popularity among the youth to curb the nation's narcotics epidemic.
Krogh tells how the Elvis meeting request moved up the White House chain of command, how it was approved, and how he arranged an agenda on such short notice.
At the meeting, Elvis presented the President with a gift, a silver-plated Colt 45 gun and bullets now on display at the Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, Calif. Later the same afternoon, he received his badge from the DEA.
Today, the Oval Office photo of President Nixon and Elvis Presley continues to be the most requested photo from the National Archives.
"The meeting between Elvis and President Nixon remains in my mind the most novel and interesting," writes Krogh. "While these two men came from totally different backgrounds, they tried to find ways to cooperate in responding to one of the most severe problems."
To order books call (800) USA-8865 or visit store.nixonfoundation.org.
Instead, Burton’s targets are children he and his James Burton Foundation give guitars to, the possible guitar and music superstars of tomorrow.
“I want to give something back to the community,” said Burton, a Minden native who gained fame as the bandleader and lead guitarist for Elvis Presley, Rick Nelson and John Denver. “I want them to have a place where they can sit down and record CDs, to encourage them to play and do better.”
The public opening of the studio at 714 Elvis Presley Ave. is at 1 p.m., on what would have been Presley’s 76th birthday. Presley first performed professionally at the original Louisiana Hayride in the Municipal Auditorium, which now is fronted by life-sized statues of Presley and Burton.