Review: ‘Letters from Hollywood’ is a movie nerd’s dream
"Letters from Hollywood: Inside the Private World of Classic American Moviemaking," published by Abrams, compiled and edited by Rocky Lang and Barbara Hall
James Atlas, author and editor of biographies, dies at 70
NEW YORK (AP) — James Atlas, an author, editor and patron of literary biographies who broke thorough in his 20s by writing an acclaimed book on poet Delmore Schwartz and later oversaw releases on...
Access improvements planned for hilltop at Elvis museum
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Part of the museum marking Elvis Presley's birthplace could get a little easier to access.
City of Tupelo Chief Operating Officer Don Lewis tells the Northeast...
Prince’s estate will operate studio complex Paisley Park
CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Prince's estate will take over management of the late rock star's studio complex near Minneapolis.
Graceland Holdings, which runs Elvis Presley's tourist attraction...
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Today in History
Today is Friday, Aug. 16, the 228th day of 2019. There are 137 days left in the year.
Elvis admirers remember his death 42 years ago with vigil
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Elvis Presley fans carrying lit candles in the Tennessee night are visiting the rock 'n' roll icon's grave at Graceland during the annual vigil commemorating his death 42...
Online bidding opens for Elvis Presley items
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jewelry, clothing, contractual documents and a signed guitar are among more than 400 items available at an auction of Elvis Presley-related memorabilia at Graceland in...
"Elvis in Vegas: How the King Reinvented the Las Vegas Show" (Simon & Schuster), by Richard Zoglin
For the King of Rock 'n' Roll, the 1960s was a slow-moving abdication.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Elvis Presley fans will soon be able to rent bicycles to pedal around in the Mississippi city where he was born.
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that a...
NEW YORK (AP) — Baz Luhrmann's Elvis Presley biopic has found its King.
After a competitive casting contest, 27-year-old actor Austin Butler has been cast as Presley. Ansel Elgort, Harry...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elvis Presley fans can take to the road in his personal stretch limousine, on his last motorcycle or in a pickup truck if they have the money, an auction house announced...
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Today in History
Today is Friday, July 5, the 186th day of 2019. There are 179 days left in the year.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — City Council members in Memphis, Tennessee, have approved part of a plan for a $75 million expansion project at Elvis Presley's Graceland.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Singer Tina Turner, bluesman Charlie Musselwhite and guitarist Steve Cropper are headlining this year's class of Memphis Music Hall of Fame inductees.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — City Council members in Memphis, Tennessee, have again postponed a vote on an expansion project at Elvis Presley's Graceland.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — How secretive was the wedding of Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner? So secretive that even performers Dan + Shay didn't tell their own significant others.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A massive new exhibition and entertainment hall is set to open at Elvis Presley's Graceland in Tennessee with three museum-style exhibits, including one focused on the life...
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- The Daily JournalJohn WilsonMay 7, 2019
- Post-BulletinTom Hanks in talks to play Elvis Presley's manager in new filmMarch 30, 2019
- Connecticut PostKris Kristofferson: Grammy winner on tour with The StrangersMarch 20, 2019
- Norfolk Daily News15 Odd Christmas SongsNovember 28, 2018
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sammy Shore, an actor and standup comedian who co-founded the Comedy Store, died Saturday. He was 92.
Through a spokeswoman, Shore's family said he died at his Las Vegas...
Michelle Branch, Black Keys’ Patrick Carney tie the knot
NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Branch and Patrick Carney of the Black Keys are married.
The Grammy-winning musicians tied the knot Saturday at the Marigny Opera House in New Orleans in front of...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The head of the company that controls Graceland says he is not threatening to move the Memphis, Tennessee-based tourist attraction centered on the life of singer Elvis...
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Rachel Ethridge was born the year Elvis Presley died.
The two never were in the same room, never shared a meal or conversation — they were never even in the same city at...
Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott nervous about rock hall speech
NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Elliott has no problem addressing huge crowds at concerts and festivals. But when his band Def Leppard gets inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Friday, it's the...
WAILUA, Hawaii (AP) — An effort to revive a Hawaii resort that hosted Elvis Presley and other stars during its heyday collapsed because of a loan default by the developers, according to its...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hal Blaine, the Hall of Fame session drummer and virtual one-man soundtrack of the 1960s and '70s who played on the songs of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and the Beach Boys and...
Highlights from the career of drummer Hal Blaine
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Session drummer Hal Blaine, who died Monday at age 90 , played on thousands of records in the 1960s and '70s. He was best known for the opening solo on the Ronettes' "Be My...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Elvis Presley Enterprises and local officials in Tennessee say they've reached an agreement outlining several projects for expansion plans at Graceland.
- Business WireThe King of Rock ‘N’ Roll Returns to the Stage as Elvis Presley Enterprises Presents ELVIS: SEEN/UNSEENAugust 5, 2019
- Business WireAustin Butler is Cast as Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s Feature Film About the Global IconJuly 15, 2019
- Business WireGraceland Celebrates 37 Years as One of the World’s Most Iconic Tour DestinationsJune 5, 2019
- Business WireSalute Dad at Elvis Presley’s Graceland Father’s Day Weekend Celebration, June 14 – June 16April 18, 2019
- Business WireExplore Elvis Presley’s Graceland, Discover Memphis During First-Ever ‘King of the Street Bike Weekend at Graceland’April 17, 2019
Singer wants to bring music back to Hernando’s Hideaway
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Elvis Presley played there. And Jerry Lee Lewis did often.
So did Wayne Jackson of The Memphis Horns and Donald "Duck" Dunn of Booker T. and the MGs.
Venezuela socialist party boss stirs up support on talk show
MARACAY, Venezuela (AP) — It was show time for the most-watched program on Venezuela's normally sleep-inducing state TV: Episode No. 240 of "Hitting it With a Sledgehammer," the talk show hosted by one of the ruling socialist party's most-revered — and reviled — leaders.
A military salsa band playing pro-government songs stirred up a live audience of several thousand state employees, pilot cadets and ideological die-hards.
Americans Chock and Bates win ice dancing at Four Continents
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The American ice dance duo of Madison Chock and Evan Bates gained some huge momentum with the World Championships a month away.
Chock and Bates captured the first major international title of their career Sunday at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships.
They scored 126.25 points during their free dance, which was to a medley of Elvis Presley tunes, and finished with 207.42 points to edge Canadians Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje, who totaled 203.93 points.
George Klein, Elvis Presley’s friend, radio host, dies
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — George Klein, the deep-voiced radio personality who became friends with Elvis Presley in high school and stayed close to the King of Rock 'n' Roll throughout his career, has died. He was 83.
Reggie Young, renowned guitarist for Elvis, Waylon, has died
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Guitarist Reggie Young, a Memphis- and Nashville-based session player whose signature licks defined hit records from Elvis, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and many more, has died. He was 82.
Friend and fellow Nashville Cats session musician David Briggs said Young died Thursday at his home in Nashville, Tennessee.
Elvis Presley’s jewelry, clothing sold at Graceland auction
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jewelry, clothing and other Elvis Presley-related memorabilia have been sold at auction in Tennessee.
Elvis Presley Enterprises says the auction at The Guest House Graceland netted more than $600,000 Tuesday on what would have been his 84th birthday. The Guest House is a hotel located steps from the Graceland home, where the singer lived in Memphis.
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Herb Kelleher, co-founder of Southwest Airlines, dies at 87
DALLAS (AP) — Not many CEOs dress up as Elvis Presley, settle a business dispute with an arm-wrestling contest, or go on TV wearing a paper bag over their head.
Herb Kelleher did all those things. Along the way, the co-founder and longtime leader of Southwest Airlines also revolutionized air travel by practically inventing the low-cost, low-fare airline.
Kelleher died on Thursday. He was 87. Southwest confirmed his death but did not indicate the cause.
Presley’s ‘Comeback Special’ still relevant, 50 years later
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Elvis Presley wanted an honest answer. Steve Binder gave him one.
Presley was meeting Binder for the first time in Binder's office in Los Angeles in 1968. A music and television producer, Binder had been asked to put together an NBC television special featuring Presley, who had become more of a movie actor than a rock 'n' roll singer in the 1960s when the Beatles and the Rolling Stones were dominating the rock world.
Elvis Presley memorabilia to be auctioned at Graceland
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Items associated with Elvis Presley will once again be on the auction block at Graceland as part of a celebration of the King of Rock 'n' Roll's birthday.
According to a news release on Wednesday, the auction will take place Jan. 8 at The Guest House at Graceland during the celebration of Presley's 84th birthday.
It’s no Christmas miracle: Giannis Antetokounmpo has arrived
Atari's original video game console was the hot toy. Leisure suits were cool. Elvis Presley unexpectedly died. The first "Star Wars" movie was released.
The year was 1977.
That was the last time the Milwaukee Bucks appeared on Christmas Day.
"It's been a while," Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo said, knowing it was an understatement.
Longtime Morgantown radio DJ, Bob Elliott, dies from cancer
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Sometimes you had to listen closely when Bob Elliott was on Morgantown radio back in the 1970s and '80s.
Not because he was soft-spoken, no sir. The guy had a big, rumbling baritone (except when he would dissolve into laughter on the air and the guffaws would go up an octave).
It's because Elliott, 70, who died last week in Kentucky after battling cancer, often employed sonic subtleties during his time behind the microphone at WCLG and at the former WMQC, in Westover.
It’s now or never pedestrians: German town has Elvis lights
BERLIN (AP) — Keep your blue suede shoes behind the curb: the central German town where Elvis Presley was stationed as a U.S. soldier in the 1950s has installed three pedestrian lights with images of the American rock icon.
The red shows an image of the singer striking a pose at a microphone and the green depicts his trademarked hip swivel dance.
Trump honors Elvis, Babe Ruth, Staubach, Page
Kellie Pickler brings Christmas in July to Graceland
Trump says 7 to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has announced his first recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and they include the wife of a major Republican Party donor, the longest-serving Republican senator in U.S. history, Elvis Presley and Babe Ruth.
Trump will also posthumously recognize the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
Mississippi trustees approve 3 new historical markers
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Three new historical markers have been approved in Mississippi.
Trustees for the state Department of Archives and History say the markers are for Raymond Presbyterian Church in Hinds County, Evergreen Cemetery in Jackson County and the city of Verona in Lee County.
The Raymond church was founded in 1842 and its building was constructed in 1871.
Country bluesman, hit songwriter Tony Joe White dies
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A record label representative says Tony Joe White, the country bluesman and hit songwriter behind such successes as "Polk Salad Annie" and "Rainy Night in Georgia," has died. He was 75.
Elvis group sues Memphis for Graceland plan approval delay
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Elvis Presley Enterprises has sued the city of Memphis over a delay in approval for expansion plans at Graceland.
According to The Commercial Appeal , the federal lawsuit last week alleges illegal retaliation last month when the Land Use Control Board delayed consideration of a Graceland expansion plan.
100 days in, Atlantic City’s reopened casinos looking good
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — One has Elvis Presley's Rolls Royce, the costumes the Beatles wore onstage, and the management know-how and money of one of the world's largest and most successful hospitality companies — even as it replaces its boss.
The other has a successful sports betting facility, a redesigned casino floor and family owners determined not to make the same mistakes that sank its predecessor.
Aretha Franklin tops list of Memphis music hall inductees
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Soul songstress Aretha Franklin is headlining a diverse and influential class of performers and music industry personalities who are being inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame.
The hall said Wednesday that Franklin, a Memphis native, will be honored at an induction ceremony Nov. 1.
Known as the "Queen of Soul," Franklin sang hits such as "Respect" and "Chain of Fools." She died in August at age 76.
Expansion starting soon for Las Vegas Convention Center
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Construction is expected to start soon on the $935.1 million expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority's board of directors on Tuesday approved a guaranteed maximum price of $758.1 million on a 1.4 million-square-foot building that will include 600,000 square feet of new exhibition space.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the board is counting on completion of the new exhibition hall by Dec. 1, 2020.