Showing posts from June 23, 2017

New guests announced for Elvis Week 2017!

NEW special guests for Elvis Week!  Laurel Goodwin , Elvis' "Girls! Girls! Girls!" co-star Randy Starr , who wrote tunes for Elvis' movies, will be a part of Conversations: Elvis in the Movies.   Two new guests have been announced for the Official Graceland Insiders Conference: rockabilly star Wanda Jackson, who toured with Elvis, and Elvis' first girlfriend, Dixie Locke Emmons.

Elvis Presley BLVD Improvements will happen after Elvis Week - (Video)

WREG, Memphis - The long-awaited Elvis Presley Boulevard Improvements Project in Whitehaven is now a step closer to reality. The city says it's in final negotiations to buy property before starting the first phase of construction. However, WREG has learned at least one roadblock means the timeline has been pushed back yet again. A pothole-filled bumpy ride is what you'll get driving along much of Elvis Presley Boulevard. However, the major thoroughfare is set to get a $35 million makeover. The Elvis Presley Boulevard Improvements Project includes new sidewalks, curbs and bike lanes, covering three miles from Brooks Road to Shelby Drive. City of Memphis Public Works Director Robert Knecht says the city is much closer to construction, having bought some of the necessary land to get started. "We're at 24 of the 26 needed right-of-way acquisitions are completed and the final two are wrapping up." Once that's complete, Knecht says the city will file