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David Letterman - Chilean Miner, Edison Peña

Chips Moman & Marty Lacker Earn Their Notes!

Legendary Memphis songwriter/producer Chips Moman and veteran music business leader Marty Lacker will have their names added to the Brass Note Walk of Fame on Beale Street on Sunday. A ceremony commemorating the occasion will take place at 5 p.m. in front of the Superior Bar at 159 Beale. The Georgia-born Moman hitchhiked to Memphis as a teen and became a gifted rockabilly guitarist and band leader in the 1950s. He later became one of the architects of the early Stax Records and author of some of the most enduring songs in the history of rhythm and blues and country music -- from "Dark End of the Street" to "Luckenbach Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)." Now retired and living back in his native Georgia, Moman -- who suffered a stroke in 2008 -- will not be in attendance at the Beale Street ceremony, due to his health. Accepting his award will be his friend Marty Lacker. "Memphis honoring Chips is long overdue," says Lacker. "He's a guy who

Priscilla Talks About Viva Elvis Album

LOS ANGELES -- First there was Viva Elvis: the Cirque du Soleil show. Now fans of The King can experience Viva Elvis: The Album. In a QMI exclusive, the legendary rocker's ex-wife, Priscilla Presley, sat down in a chic Beverly Hills hotel to talk about the new album and her life with Elvis, who died in 1977 at the age of 42. The 65-year-old widow also touched on the world of music and her admiration for the Cirque du Soleil. Earlier this year, Priscilla Presley was closely involved in the planning of the Cirque's Viva Elvis show. What do you think about the musical arrangement of Viva Elvis? The album is inspired by the Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas. The Cirque du Soleil is famous for taking risks and it's a great partnership because Elvis is known as someone who also liked risks. So if you have to take a risk, this is the album to make. There's no question that many people will like the album and I hope that the young generation will like it. It's possible