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The Premiere Anniversary Elvis Bash
Finally a show that shifts the focus away from the smoke and mirrors associated with Elvis tribute shows….back to what it is all about: The GREAT MUSIC. Join the Florida Theatre in celebrating the anniversary of when Elvis took our stage on this very day in 1956!
There are certainly no shortage of Elvis shows or Elvis impersonators. Elvis “look alike” contests abound and you don’t have to search too far to find “young Elvises”, “Vegas Elvises”, Hollywood “Elvises”, child “Elvises”, Asian “Elvises”, female “Elvises” and, yes, even the occasional kilted “Elvis”. In most cases, the shows seem to shine most of the spotlight on the the kitschy jump suits, the dancing girls and the stereotypical razzle dazzle around “the King”–often to distract from what is lacking artistically. But those who really followed this great legend would have you look much deeper… The Elvis that they loved was a hero not because of his swiveling hips or because of his carefully sculpted side burns. The Elvis that true fans remember could sing “It’s a Wonderful World” and make you cry…he was a man who took his love for gospel and shared it through his rock n roll… he had the magnetism of a superstar, but the sensitivity of a true artist…. It is rare that one gets to look deeper than the caricaturist-type portrayals that have become the vogue, but these two master performers deliver an Elvis experience with superb reverence and a purity that will give you chills.