Showing posts from 2011

Time to Turn Page to a Better Year for Memphis

Time to Turn Page to a Better Year 2011 was another year where what had once glittered wasn’t always what was of value. Recessions have a way of ripping away veneers that look more substantial and less tentative than we hope they are. What is clear for the year ahead is that it is up to us collectively to make our destiny. Perhaps what we do deliberately will be tempered considerably by the weight of other factors beyond our control. But not all of the elements that determine success or failure and the ground between them are out of our reach. 2012 will be the year a specific plan to consolidate Shelby County’s two public school systems takes shape. Our civic disposition to look at what others have done has been satisfied. With that, we hope the consolidation planning commission will fashion a school system that has as its goal a single public school system that strives to be better for the parents of all children in what are now two school systems. By better we mean in mea

Oh! You Pretty Things' David Bowie + Elvis Presley Birthday Bash, NYC

Oh! You Pretty Things' David Bowie + Elvis Presley Birthday Bash, to be held at (Le) Poisson Rouge on Sunday January 15. The show will feature the Oh! You Pretty Things orchestra along with Michael T and the Vanities performing larger-than-life arrangements of hit songs from their catalogue. Formika and Queen V will emcee the event, which will also feature performances from Lady Circus, Hickry Hawkins, Corey Tut, Rob Roth, Saphin and many more, along with burlesque by The Flying Fox and Brewster. Eddie Clendening who originated the role of Elvis in the Broadway production of Million Dollar Quartet and now plays the role Off-Broadway at New World Stages will also participate in the show.

Mother of St. Jude Patient Calls Graceland Hateful

We brought you this story yesterday about the Mackenzie family who were robbed outside Graceland on Christmas Day. The family is in Memphis while their 13 year old son, Dustyn is being treated at St. Jude Children's Hospital for leukemia. Shannon MacKenzie said her son gave Memphis police a description of the man, who has not been identified. "He said after he took my purse, he turned around and started laughing about it," MacKenzie said. She said she was not sure which aspect of the incident was more painful. Even more discouraging, MacKenzie said officials at Graceland have not been very helpful to her. "They've been hateful," MacKenzie said. "They said they didn't want this kind of publicity and did not file an internal report like they were supposed to." MacKenzie said Graceland officials provided video surveillance to authorities in Memphis, but said the footage was poor. She said after the incident, she and her family have swo

Bono performs with Imelda May in Dublin

Imelda and Bono tear it up as audience dances recession away Sunday December 18 2011 Looking like an Old Testament preacher on a festive jolly, Guggi was sitting next to me on Friday night at The 02 in Dublin. The artist smiled quixotically at me when I told him what was about to happen next was the worst-kept secret in Ireland. Then, seconds later, Guggi's best friend, a messianic fella by the name of Bono, joined headliner Imelda May and her band onstage for an audacious version of Desire by his band U2 (the rumour that Larry Mullen was to play drums proved unfounded). The 12,000 crowd went mental. Harry Crosbie, who owns the venue, had told me earlier in the bar that tonight "we would be witnessing a magical piece of rock 'n' roll history -- it was 23 years ago that U2 filmed music for the movie Desire in this building". When Bono and Imelda did another duet together -- a suitably festive and out-of-kilter version of Phil Spector's Christmas:

Actor Robert Blake on Tavis Smiley

Watch Actor Robert Blake, Part 1 on PBS. See more from Tavis Smiley. If you missed this on PBS, check out parts 1 & 2. It's must see tv! Blake needs a reality show! In part 1 of an exclusive two-part conversation, the Emmy-winning actor talks about the ghosts that haunt the living when they “get old,” the days he spent in jail before his acquittal on murder charges and the plan he believes God has for his life. Robert Blake began his acting career at age 5 in MGM's Our Gang series and went on to appear as a powerful adult performer in leading and character roles. Following his breakthrough role as real-life multiple murderer Perry Smith in the film adaptation of In Cold Blood, he reached stardom with his Emmy-winning three-season star turn on the popular TV cop series Baretta. He also played the title character in the TV miniseries Hoffa and won another Emmy for his performance in the TV biopic Judgment Day: The John List Story. In recent years, Blake has maintained

Donna Douglas Settles Case with CBS & Mattel

Donna Douglas & Elvis Presley DONNA DOUGLAS is best known to Elvis fans as Elvis' co-star in Frankie And Johnny . But she also had another memorable role known to most Americans as Elly May Clampett on the "The Beverly Hillbillies ." Douglas and toymaker Mattel Inc . and CBS Consumer Products Inc. have settled their legal battle. Donna Douglas & Mattel's Elly May Barbie They settled a lawsuit claiming the companies didn't get Donna’s approval to use her name and likeness for a Barbie doll as The ENQUIRER previously reported. Douglas shone as the critter-loving tomboy sexpot for nine seasons of the CBS TV sitcom about a backwoods family that strikes oil and moves to Beverly Hills. U.S. District Court in Baton Rouge said in a one-sentence order that a settlement had been reached. Details of court settlements typically are kept private. The ENQUIRER had reported Douglas' lawsuit sought a minimum payback of  $75,000. Earlier, both

St. Jude Patient's Family Robbed Outside Graceland on Christmas Day

Eleven-year-old Dustyn Ates and his family were visiting Graceland when a Grinch stole their Christmas joy. Photo courtesy Shannon MacKenzie. FAST FACTS: 13-year-old Dustyn Ates was just diagnosed with leukemia.  After getting out of intensive care, he wanted to visit Graceland.  A man stole a purse out of the family car while Dustyn and his brother were in the back seat. (Memphis, TN 12/26/11) A family whose 13-year-old son is undergoing treatment for leukemia was robbed outside Graceland on Christmas Day. Dustyn Ates was diagnosed with leukemia on Dec. 15 and flown from his home near Shreveport, LA, to Memphis, to be treated at St. Jude. “We thought he had the stomach flu. Had no idea. He was the picture of health. And the next thing you know, it was a whirlwind. We were all just here,” said Shannon MacKenzie, his mother. Since being released from intensive care, the family decided to leave the hospital and do something in Memphis. “He said, ‘Mom, I just want to

Mother Dolores launches 4 Million Dollar renovation project

Dolores Hart & Elvis Presley In the little town of Bethlehem, a cloistered nun whose luminous blue eyes entranced Elvis Presley in his first on-screen, 1957 movie kiss is praying for a Christmas miracle. Dolores Hart, 73, who walked away from Hollywood stardom in 1963 to become a nun in rural Bethlehem, Conn., now finds herself back in the spotlight. But this time, it’s all about serving the King of Kings, not smooching the King of Rock and Roll. The former brass factory that houses Mother Dolores and about 40 other nuns who are cloistered at the Abbey of Regina Laudis needs millions of dollars in renovations to meet fire and safety codes, add an elevator and make handicap-accessibility upgrades. Now the historically self-supporting nuns have launched a fund-raiser for the $4 million renovation project. “This work may not be in my lifetime that it’s finished, but we’re sure trying,” Mother Dolores said of the upgrades. They hope to break ground in January.  They’re

Elvis & Priscilla Presley 2012 Wedding Calendars Available!

    Features photographs from Elvis and Priscilla's wedding, many unpublished. The First EVER Elvis & Priscilla calendar celebrating the 45th Anniversary of their wedding. The photos were hand picked by Priscilla Presley herself. Email if interested.

Elvis on Ed Sullivan Photos & Negatives up for Auction!

Elvis fans from across the globe are in for a rare treat as rare photographs and negatives of Elvis Presley's appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show are now available for online bidding via Proxibid ( ), the world's largest real auction marketplace. Bidding for these items is available until Wednesday, December 21 at 4:00 p.m. Mountain, with the last lot closing at 4:01 p.m. Mountain. This court-ordered auction features two lots available for online bidding. Lot one is a set of photography negatives, and lot two includes a total of 37 photographs -- 20 framed, 13 non-framed and four rolled-up posters. "Elvis fans will not want to miss their chance to bid on Proxibid for these photos and negatives," said Christine Dickensheet of Dickensheet & Associates. "The items available in this auction are extremely rare and will likely not be available on the open market any time soon and they are only available on Proxibid. We encourage all fans to log

American Horror Story House Up For Sale

 The Alfred F. Rosenheim mansion goes up for sale after the first of the year. Best known as the place where the hit FX show "American Horror Story" is filmed -- was last listed at $10 million in January. It's been off the market since August to allow for filming of the show. The price has been reduced to 4.5 million. The home, protected under the Mills Act as a historic landmark, has Tiffany stained-glass windows and light fixtures, and museum-quality Tiffany glass doors. It still has six original fireplaces with Batchelder tiles and lots of other original details. Ballroom converted into a recording studio The three-story main house has a grand ballroom that was once a chapel and is currently being used as a recording studio. Architect Rosenheim designed the 15,000-square-foot home in 1902 as his personal residence. Also among his credits: the famous Doheny Mansion. American Horror Story airs on FX, Wednesday nights 10 PM EST. It's The BEST new sho

Country singer Billie Jo Spears Dies at 73

VIDOR, Texas -- Singer Billie Jo Spears, whose performance of "Blanket on the Ground" went No. 1 on the country charts in 1975, has died at age 73. A funeral home spokesman confirmed her death Wednesday evening. Carl Willis of R.S. Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee had no details. The Orange Leader newspaper in Texas reported that she died Wednesday morning at her home in Vidor (VYE'dur), 85 miles northeast of Houston. No cause of death was stated. The Beaumont native was voted most promising female vocalist by the Academy of Country Music in 1976. Her other hits included "Mr. Walker, It's All Over" in 1969; "What I've Got in Mind" in 1976; "Misty Blue" in 1976; and "If You Want Me" in 1977.

Howard Stern is the new judge on America's Got Talent

It's official! Howard Stern , The King of ALL Media is the new judge on America's Got Talent . The show has moved to New York City to accommodate their new king. So this month when Stern fans got an extra week of his radio show, they were delighted. And then Howard pulled this one out of his hat. A great surprise for the fans unless it takes more away from his radio show. In the later part of 2011, Stern's radio show on SiriusXM went down to mostly 3 days a week, a big let down to the fans. So we cross our fingers that this does not interfere with his radio show. Peirs Morgan has weighed in, saying, "Congrats to Howard Stern on landing my Americas Got Talent judging gig - he'll be outrageous, hilarious, dangerous & brilliant. Can't wait." It's interesting to see Howard back on NBC, the company that fired him so many years ago. Get ready America for the Wack Pack in the audience. Beetle Juice and Big Foot seated right behind Howard. H

Look What Came In The Mail From Lisa Marie & Priscilla Presley!

So this week, in our mailbox, came the traditonal "Thank You" CD from Lisa Marie Presley, Priscilla Presley & EPE staff . As an official fan club, we have gotten this CD and letter every year, as do each and every official fan club in the world. And keep in mind, if you're not official, Priscilla Presley and/or Lisa Marie Presley will no way endorse you! So be sure to ask if you are in an official club when joining a club and giving money to said fan clubs. All official fan clubs can be cleared through Graceland by contacting It's an absolute honor to receive this from both Lisa & Priscilla . And we treasure these CDs every year. And we want to acknowledge all the hard working fellow fan clubs around the world! Keep TCBing & Seasons Greetings! Now back to the letter, The letter reads: Dear Friends, 2011 was an amazing year to celebrate Elvis' legacy. From the 55th anniversary of his first RCA single, first album, f

Teddy Bear - The Talking Porcupine

How cute is Teddy Bear, the talking porcupine? He doesn't like to share but I swear he says, I like it! Too Cute! Just a reminder during your holiday shopping with alot of greedy miserable animals, that most of GOD's creatures are just sweet & kind! Teddy Bear is sure to put a smile on your face! Happy Holidays!

Kid Rock Performing @ Graceland to air on PBS American Masters in February

So a few weeks ago, Kid Rock recorded in the car museum at Graceland in Memphis, TN for PBS' American Masters series. Kid Rock will be featured in February, starting with a performance with the amazing Adele on February 3rd and then on Febraury 23rd, PBS airs Kid Rock's performance at  Graceland's car museum in Memphis, TN. Now rumor has it, Kid Rock also did an acoustic recording in the Jungle Room like John Cougar Mellencamp. Now that sounds exciting! Check your local listings for PBS' American Masters. And check back because we'll update this story!

Barbara Orbison Loses Her Battle with Cancer - Passes Away 23 years to the day of Roy Orbison's death

Barbara Orbison, Widow of Rock Legend Roy Orbison, Dies of Pancreatic Cancer. Her Death Falls on 23rd Anniversary of Roy Orbison’s Death Los Angeles, CA -- December 6, 2011: Barbara Orbison, widow of Rock and Roll legend, Roy Orbison, passed away today after a courageous battle against pancreatic cancer. She was 60 years old. Barbara was diagnosed with the disease on April 20, 2011 at the Mayo Clinic. In May of 2011, she was admitted to USC Medical Center in Los Angeles under the supervision of Dr. Heinz-Josef Lenz, Associate Director of the USC/Norris Gastrointestinal Oncology Program. On May 13, Barbara underwent the Whipple surgical procedure, performed by Dr. Yuri Genyk. Following her surgery and chemotherapy, Barbara was optimistic about her recovery, but complications from the cancer ultimately resulted in a final re-admittance to USC Medical Center in mid-November. She died peacefully there today with her sons, Roy Kelton Orbison, Jr. (41) and Alexander Orbison (36) by her si

Elvis Presley's Frankie & Johnny Co-Star Harry Morgan Passes Away

Goodbye Colonel Potter! M*A*S*H , That's how most Americans remember the Emmy Award winning actor who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 96. But Harry Morgan is probably best known to Elvis fans as Elvis Presley's co-star in the 1966 riverboat film, Frankie and Johnny . He played " Cully ", Elvis ' piano player, as seen in the clip above. The next clip includes a short interview with Harry talking about filming with Elvis and how pleasant he was to work with. In fact, he says, Elvis couldn't have been nicer. Harry died at his home in Brentwood, California after having pneumonia. He is survived by his second wife, Barbara , and four sons from both marriages: Chris, Charlie, Paul and Danny . Please keep the family in your prayers. The holiday season is the worst time to lose a loved one. Here's a clip of Harry Morgan in one of TV's most successful prime time shows, M*A*S*H . The 1983 Finale was THE most watched show in tv history w

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi Friends! Well, we have just returned from the west coast with lots of exclusive interviews and news! We'll post them soon! It's great to be home with family! I cooked all night! Tomorrow is the MACY's day parade and then Black Friday starts at midnight! SHOP! SHOP! SHOP! Be safe on the roads and we'll be back with updates Sunday. Happy holidays!!! This is going to be one of the very best holiday seasons for us in years! And we wish you the very same:) We give thanks for our family and friends but most of all for YOU, our supporters! It's been one year and we just get bigger and bigger, thanks to YOU! Happy Holidays! Megan

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Imelda May on the Late Late Show

Set your DVR, tomorrow night Imelda May will be on the Late Late Show with Craig Fuergson. The show airs on CBS at 12:35 AM EST , or 11:35 PM CST . So east coasters , set the DVR for Saturday, 12:35 AM!

Searching For The King Seance - LIVE from Tupelo

October 31, 2011 -   WOW Productions is hosting the "Searching For The King" Seance' and you can be there and see everything as it happens Live!!!! pre-register here today! The seance' will be streamed on line and all you do is click in your computer and watch it live. Pre-register today for only $10.00 but on October 31,2011, the registration will be $15.00. Register today and get the savings and a reserved spot Online. This is going to be a lot of fun and very exciting and who knows, just maybe he will show up!!! Don't miss the excitement and fun the evening of October 31, 2011 , Halloween night, as we go searching for the king, beginning at 10:00 PM United States Central time Zone live from Tupelo, Mississippi!

Patti Parry Hospitalized - Rest In Peace

Patti Parry is very ill and in the hospital. She was taken by ambulance to the hospital and is now in ICU. It is a number of things and they are still running test. She is currently on a ventilator. Please keep her in your prayers. Patti Parry passed away hours after this post.

Newly UNSEALED American military files include Elvis Presley

A peek into famous soldiers' service Newly unsealed American military files provide a different side of lives of prominent personalities In a fireproof fortress at the centre of the continent, a million boxes hold a billion pages of new truths about old soldiers. It is the new U.S. National Archives Personnel Records building, dedicated last week and built to hold, for all eternity, the histories of American military veterans both famous and forgotten, telling us how they served - or fell in glory - on the battlefield, from the skies or deep in the pitiless sea. Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley, Marvin Gaye, Jackie Robinson, John Coltrane, John Dillinger, Clark Gable, Jack Kerouac, Joe Louis, Roberto Clemente, Arthur Fiedler, Steve McQueen, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Humphrey Bogart, Doctor Seuss - warriors all, detached from their regiments now as so-called Persons of Exceptional Prominence. Files are unsealed for public viewing when a famous soldier or sailor

Dewey Phillips' boys meet the cast of "Memphis" the musical

Dewey Phillips' Family Meets 'Memphis' Cast: Anxious theater goers waited to see Memphis the Musical since it kicked off its national tour at The Orpheum, but none were as nervous as the Phillips brothers, Randy and Jerry. "I am looking forward to watching it," said Randy. "I am sure it will meet or exceed my expectations." They had never seen the production based loosely on their dad, legendary Memphis DJ Dewey Phillips. His character in the musical is named Huey Calhoun and played by Bryan Fenkart. "He sounds a lot like my dad; his mannerisms were a lot like my dad's were." Randy's wife Doris of 37 years never met her father-in-law. "I feel like I know him because I have heard all those stories all these many years, and I think those two are full of Dewey!" The family had not been told of a surprise FOX13 set up for them, a meeting that left a lasting impression on the family and a cast me

Chris Isaak on the Today Show Tomorrow @ 10 AM

Chris Isaak will be live on the Today Show tomorrow @ 10 AM promoting his new album, Beyond The Sun. The album is available on Amazon & iTunes! Order now!

Chris Isaak, Elvis & Priscilla Presley

SAN FRANCISCO – Bill's Place is Chris Isaak's kind of place. Great burgers, sinful fries and saucy waitresses. There's something decidedly retro about the joint. Ditto the guy digging into his lunch out on the patio, given his, well, let's just say it, Elvis voice and looks. "The '50s was a pretty wonderful time for people, it was hopeful," says Isaak, 55. "But I didn't record this new album out of nostalgia." Isaak's new disc, Beyond the Sun , out Oct. 18, was recorded with his longtime band at Memphis' fabled Sun Studios , and includes both rock staples (from Great Balls of Fire to Ring of Fire) and uptempo originals such as the album's first single, Live It Up. But in tackling this material, Isaak wasn't interested in lionizing an era ("The '50s had polio and racism, too," he says bluntly) but rather paying tribute to his modest childhood in scrappy Stockton, Calif. A memorable serenade Chris Isaak kne

Cowboy Jack Clement receives the Maggie Cavendar Award

On September 19th, Cowboy received the Maggie Cavendar Award of Service (in recognition of extraordinary service to the songwriting community). Photos by CJ Flanagan Cowboy with Country songstress, Lynn Anderson

Cowboy Jack Clement & Chris Isaak rocking Sun Studio - Video

Chris Isaak - Beyond the Sun EPK from VanguardVideo on Vimeo . Chris Isaak's new album, Beyond The Sun drops tomorrow. And as we exclusively told you in January, Cowboy Jack Clement was Back in Memphis at Sun Studio to record with Chris for the new release. Watch the video above and you'll see Cowboy & Chris rocking Sun Studio ! Want more on Cowboy Jack Clement ? Click on the video below for an interview we did with Jack at his studio in Nashville. You can also listen to Cowboy on Saturday afternoons on SiriusXM This is a MUST HAVE release!

Big hopes for Elvis' Circle G Ranch

Elvis Presley's former weekend ranch getaway off Goodman Road in between Horn Lake and Walls is the subject of the latest effort by an Elvis fan to save the honeymoon cottage, barn and walking bridge from simply rotting into oblivion.There have been scores of attempts over the years, ranging from foreign investors, a diamond mine owner and race car enthusiast, and even subdivision developers to transform the former ranch into a profitable enterprise. Lesley Pilling, founder and director of the Friends of Elvis, Save The Circle G campaign, who calls herself "a lifelong Elvis fan," is behind the effort. "We have received some wonderful messages of support and encouragement from those who knew and loved Elvis including Joe Esposito, Linda Thompson and Larry Geller, to just name a few," Pilling said. "We hope that the ranch could not only become another must see site for Elvis fans visiting Memphis, but it would also become a valued and much used facility for

Chris Isaak releases new album - Beyond The Sun

Chris Isaak is currently promoting his new album, Beyond The Sun . We brought you the exclusive story about Cowboy Jack Clement working on this album with Chris back in January at Sun Records. The album is a tribute to the original Rock & Rollers from Sun Records including Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee, & Roy Orbison. Tour Dates Buy the album now! Buy on Amazon Buy on iTunes

Ricky Martin to star in Evita on Broadway

photo by Megan Murphy - EVITA Venue: Marquis Theatre - 1535 Broadway - New York, NY Performance Dates: 4/5/2012 - OPEN TIM RICE and ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER's landmark Tony Award®-winning musical returns to Broadway for the first time ever starring international superstar RICKY MARTIN, joined by Olivier Award winner ELENA ROGER and Tony Award winner MICHAEL CERVERIS. This dazzling new production won tremendous critical acclaim when it premiered in London and now it's coming to Broadway with choreography by ROB ASHFORD and direction by MICHAEL GRANDAGE. Eva Perón used her beauty and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. She won international acclaim and adoration from her own people as a champion of the poor, while glamour, power and greed made her the world's first major political celebrity. EVITA tells Eva's passionate and unforgettable story and features some of the theater's be

Elvis Close Up Box Set $24.99 & FREE Shipping Today ONLY!

Elvis Close Up Daily Deal at! Today only and while supplies , get a treasure trove of Elvis tracks especially for the fans at the VIP PopMarket price $24.99 ! This set features: 89 songs 100% unreleased Remastered sound This deluxe 4-CD collection culled from the vaults boasts 89 unreleased tracks comprised of rare stereo masters, outtakes, a complete concert recorded in 1972, and more. The set also features a 48-page booklet with rare photos, detailed liner notes, and an essay by Colin Escott, the critically acclaimed author of Good Rockin' Tonight: Sun Records & the Birth Of Rock & Roll. Order here

Harry Belafonte - Sing Your Song HBO Documentary

Trailer (Off-Channel) Sing Your Song Actor. Singer. Activist. See the inspirational life story of Harry Belafonte, Sing Your Song, premiering tonight at 10/9c on HBO

Memphis The Musical gets a Surprise welcome from Memphians!

Surprise Performance at Memphis the Musical: Performances of Memphis the Musical are leaving audiences cheering and asking for an encore, but Saturday night's performance had a different twist. Thanks to some Memphis teens from the Bridges group, it was the stars who were left amazed. FOX13's Mearl Purvis was there for their flash-mob performance.

Imelda May - Over The Rainbow

Need an Imelda fix today? I do! Here's a clip of Imelda May performing in Chicago where she sang Over The Rainbow which was written in Chicago. This clip was sent in to us with the caption, moved to tears !

Cricket Coulter @ Elvis Week 2011

During Elvis Week 2011, Cricket Coulter , best known to Elvis fans as the girl in That's The Way It Is , spoke at the Elvis Week Wrap Up Party. Cricket was a super fan who followed Elvis around from California, Vegas & Memphis. She knew Elvis for 11 years. The Wrap Up party took place on August 16th, 2011 hosted by Patsy Andersen at the Clarion East hotel, located at 6101 Shelby Oaks Drive, Memphis, TN. Other guests included Judd Phillips ( Sam Phillips nephew ), Rose Clayton ( author of Dr. Nick's book and other books ), Bill Black's children , Louis and Nancy , Jerry Presley ( cousin ), and Will McDaniel ( Elvis called him Bardahl ). For those of us who have been attending Elvis Week since the beginning, this event was very much like the classic Fan Club Presidents Luncheons. And for some of the fans who have recently started attended Elvis Week, they said they wished the official Elvis Week events were like this one. Lots of fun and laughs. Catching

TNT cancels Memphis Beat

It's official, Memphis Beat has been cancelled. And after suffering through season two, I understand why. Season one was quirky, fun and entertaining. Season two was all over the road like road kill. In other words, it jumped the shark in season two. No surprise to me. There was nothing Memphis about the show.

Elvis: Young Man of the Nation

November 15th rush release of “Elvis: Young Man of the Nation.” Digitally re-mastered 40th Anniversary Special DVD Release. Pre - Order NOW! In 1970, Elvis Presley was nominated for one of the ten outstanding young men of the nation by The United States Junior Chamber of Commerce (The Jaycees). 40 years ago on January 16, 1971 he accepted the award in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. Now for the first time on DVD the complete unedited Documentary of this historic event will be made available. JAT Productions used clips and edited versions however for the first time you will now be able to see it in its entirety uncut and unedited . Witness the presentations from beginning to end of this cherished moment in Elvis Presley’s life. Pre- order with us now for FAST shipping from the USA!

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Hank Williams Jr. Keep The Change - FREE Download

In light of the recent Hank Jr. and ESPN news Hank has recorded a song called "Keep The Change" and is offering it now to all his Rowdy Friends free for 48 hours. Click the link on the right to download this song for FREE! Don't know the back story? Here's how it all started:

Kid Rock Supports Hank Jr.

Kid Rock Wears Pro-Hank Williams, Jr. T-Shirt to Lions Game DETROIT (WJBK) - Kid Rock's Monday Night Football attire may have been carefully selected to showcase his support for Hank Williams, Jr ., whose musical intro was pulled from the show last week. The hometown rocker was spotted wearing a pro- Hank t-shirt inside the Lions locker room following the team's 24-13 win over the Chicago Bears. The front of the black shirt showed a donkey with the writing above it: "If You Don't Like Hank Jr. You Can Kiss My (A**).   Last week, ESPN announced it had "decided to part ways" with Williams in the wake of his comments that appeared to compare President Obama to Adolf Hitler. ESPN had already pulled the country music star's' musical intro from " Monday Night Football" on the back of his controversial appearance on FOX News Channel's "FOX & Friends" last Monday morning. There is no indication whether the shirt was p

Imelda May on Nashville radio

Imelda May - NSN highlights 10-9-11 by Lightning100 3rd and Lindsley was packed and rockin’ on 10-9-11 for our Nashville Sunday Night broadcast headlined by hot new Irish singer/songwriter/musician Imelda May . She won Ireland’s 2009 Meteor Award (their equivalent to the Grammy ) for Best Female Artist. In 2010 she performed on the Grammys with Jeff Beck . Her new album Mayhem shows off her unique fusion of musical genres such as surf, blues and rockabilly. This is her time to break big in America. The audio highlight reel above from our show gives you the live performance of “Mayhem,” the single you’ve been hearing on Lightning 100 , plus a great rockabilly treatment of “Train Kept A’ Rollin’” and the live “Sneaky Freak,” one of the other many great songs on Mayhem.

Groundbreaking sounds of Muscle Shoals - David Briggs, Norbert Putnam & more

Thursday, October 13, 2011 : 12:00pm Panel Discussion: Land of 1,000 Dances: The Groundbreaking Sounds of Muscle Shoals with David Briggs, Donnie Fritts, Rick Hall, Jimmy Johnson, Spooner Oldham, Dan Penn, and Norbert Putnam. Special Program What do Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Bob Dylan, Bobbie Gentry, the Osmonds, and the Rolling Stones have in common? They all recorded classic hits in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. As early as Arthur Alexander's 1961 hit "You Better Move On," legendary performers have laid down some of the greatest recordings of all time in Muscle Shoals. They were produced and backed by an extraordinary crew of local musicians and creative professionals. Join us as we meet and talk with the pioneering masters behind the sounds of Muscle Shoals. Hosted by Holly George-Warren. Followed by a signing in the Museum Store. Presented in partnership with the Americana Music Association (AMA). Included with museum admission. Free to museum members and to AMA

Priscilla Presley on changes to Viva Elvis

Viva ELVIS has been running for almost two years at the Aria Resort in Las Vegas. But the Cirque du Soleil  has announced  that the show is going to undergo some alterations. Exactly what those changes are going to be, however, nobody seems to know yet. Not even Priscilla Presley. Nor Cirque du Soleil’s Gilles St. Croix, who was one of two artistic guides (the other was Cirque owner Guy Laliberté) involved with the creation of the show. I spoke with Presley and St. Croix recently during the opening night party of the Cirque du Soleil’s IRIS in Los Angeles. Neither one could (or would) say anything concrete about the changes, which seem to be still a matter of discussion. But Priscilla, whom I accidentally crossed paths with on the way into the party,  assured me that there was no conflict between her and the Cirque du Soleil on the rethink of the show. “We’re definitely both on the same page,” she said, adding that she didn’t want anyone to get the impression that there was anythin

Elvis Presley's Dr. Nick speaks about Dr. Conrad Murray trial

Doctors to 'The Kings': Presley's Dr. Nick on Conrad Murray: MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The trial continues for Dr. Conrad Murray, the personal physician of Michael Jackson, charged with the involuntary manslaughter of the pop icon. Jackson's bodyguard was the first person to reach Jackson's bedroom after Dr. Murray urgently called for help. He testified that he was told by Dr. Murray to hide medicine vials before calling 911. The prosecution is using this testimony to argue Murray delayed calling 911 in order to cover up evidence that he was giving Jackson Propofol, a surgical anesthetic drug. The mysterious circumstances surrounding the tragic death of Michael Jackson has drawn numerous comparisons to the unexpected death of another musical icon 34 years ago. But, Elvis Presley's former personal physician, George Nichopoulos, said the medical treatment and care given both men were far different. One was the acclaimed King of Rock N' Roll, the