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CURRENT NEWS AND EVENTS JANUARY, 2016 cont’d

IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO, PLEASE DO VISIT THE BELOW PETITION AND SIGN FOR ELVIS’ BIRTHDAY TO BE MADE A NATIONAL HOLIDAY.

https://www.change.org/p/us-government-make-january-8th-elvis-presley-s-birthday-of-every-year-a-national-holiday?recruiter=11063340&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=share_email_responsive

DON’T FORGET TO VOTE FOR ELVIS AND ONE OF HIS SONGS EVERY SINGLE DAY THIS YEAR 2016

LINKS SHOWN BELOW 

Heading of pages - 2016 vote for Elvis as King of Music

 http://thekingofmusic.com/

Heading for pages - Vote for Elvis song of ages 2016

http://songofages.com/

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, 2016

I am so happy to share with everyone that Jesse did phone me earlier this evening and he is doing very well.  He sounded wonderful and we did have a good visit.  Again, he expressed his thanks to everyone who sent things for him and little Nick.  

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2016

This is another good comparison photo of Elvis to Jesse.  This is from Facebook as shown in the credits at the top of the photo.

 

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On second thought, I think I have shared the above photo of Elvis before…oh well, it bears repeating…can’t get too much of a good thing.

The below photo is also a good match:

Elvis for comparison to Jesse with broken fingerJesse New cropped 7-18-2015

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The below video tells the story behind the beautiful white suit which Elvis wore in the ’68 TV show…”Comeback Special”.  I have never heard this before and I thank my friend, Jeannette, who shared this on Facebook.

If I Can Dream Suit: The Untold Story

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5YViOhG3XE

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This is another beautiful honor for Elvis…

Star for a Star: Celebrating Elvis Presley

By: Candace Barnette
Star for a Star  Celebrating Elvis Presley
A Mississippi music star was honored with his own star in downtown Meridian Tuesday.

Meridian, Miss. A Mississippi music star was honored with his own star in downtown Meridian Tuesday.

The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience unveiled a star for Elvis Presley along the Walk of Fame. A huge crowd was on hand at the MSU Riley Center for the occasion, and they were ready to celebrate.

It seemed everyone there was cheering, singing and ready to share their own personal experiences with the King of Rock and Roll.

“My mother says the first time he was on TV, on the Ed Sullivan Show, I kissed him,” Connie Butler laughs while sporting her Elvis t-shirt. She says she’s the biggest Elvis fan in Butler, Ala.

The vice president of the MAEE had his own story.

“He looked at my car tag and said, ‘Mississippi!’ Paul Ott recounts. “I said, ‘Yessir, south Mississippi.” He said, ‘I’m from north Mississippi.’ I said, ‘You sure are.'”

Even the executive director of the Elvis Presley Memorial Foundation came down to witness the unveiling.

“Elvis had received many awards, but I think this is as special as any of them had been,” Dick Guyton says.

But this little star is only the start. Officials say they’re getting ready to honor Elvis and so many others at the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience next year

“We’ve talked that Memphis is trying to steal Elvis, and all the different states try to steal our stars, but this Walk of Fame, and the Hall of Fame and the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience is going to be the crown jewel of Mississippi,” Ott says.

http://www.wtok.com/home/headlines/Star-for-a-Star-Celebrating-Elvis-Presley-365830021.html

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Alright!!!!  Someone after my own heart.  I love it so.o.o.o.o much.  Way to go!!!!

Powerball Winners Head to Graceland

Powerball winners John and Lisa Robinson visit Elvis Presley's Graceland. (Photo: Business Wire)

Powerball winners John and Lisa Robinson visit Elvis Presley’s Graceland. (Photo: Business Wire)

 

MEMPHIS, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–What do you do after winning $528 million dollars and become one of the winners of the biggest lottery jackpot in U.S. history? Go to Graceland! Just a day after Powerball winners John and Lisa Robinson verified their incredible lottery win with Tennessee Lottery officials, Graceland in Memphis was honored to welcome the Munford, Tennessee couple to Elvis’ iconic mansion this past Saturday, along with their friends and family.

“It’s awesome. I wish I would have come sooner. I always liked Elvis. I loved his movies and I loved his music.”

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Their visit was covered by a Today Show video crew in a story that aired this morning on the NBC morning show.  http://www.today.com/news/what-s-it-win-528m-powerball-winners-talk-overwhelming-experience-t67676

The couple had never been to Graceland before but it was something that Lisa Robinson had always wanted to do. The couple was looking for a fun activity for their family after returning to Tennessee, following their trip to New York to appear on The Today Show last Friday to announce that they had the lucky lottery ticket with the winning Powerball numbers.

When asked why they came to Graceland so soon after winning the jackpot, Mr. Robinson said, “Well, I’ve never been here. I just wanted to take everyone out the day after we claimed the prize and verified it. I wanted to have a relaxing day with my wife and my friends.” And what did he think of his visit? “It’s awesome. I wish I would have come sooner. I always liked Elvis. I loved his movies and I loved his music.”

About Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

Elvis Presley’s Graceland, in Memphis, is music’s most important and beloved landmark, with hundreds of thousands of fans from around the world visiting the historic home each year. Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE) manages the operations of Graceland, its related properties, including The Guest House at Graceland 450-room hotel, opening in October 2016, as well as the Graceland Archives, featuring thousands of artifacts from Elvis’ home and career. EPE also produces and licenses Elvis-themed live events, tours and attractions worldwide, including “Graceland Presents ELVIS: The Exhibition” at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. Graceland Holdings LLC, led by managing partner Joel Weinshanker, is the majority owner of EPE. In 2015, Graceland was named the world’s “Best Musical Attraction” and “Best Historic Southern Attraction” in the USA Today 10Best Reader’s Choice Awards and in 2013, voted the #1 “Iconic American Attraction” in the same poll. For more information on EPE and Graceland, visit www.graceland.com.

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160119006545/en/Powerball-Winners-Head-Graceland

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SENT TO JESSE THROUGH THIS POINT ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2016

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2016

This article includes some details which were not included in the earlier article about Elvis’ new star in Mississippi.

A Star for ‘The King’: Elvis joins Walk of Fame

 A Star for ‘The King’ 1

Posted: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 4:06 am

    A star honoring Elvis Presley was unveiled on the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience (MAEE) Walk of Fame in front of the MSU Riley Center in downtown Meridian Tuesday.

    The king of rock ‘n’ roll, who died in 1977, was born in Tupelo in 1935. The star was first unveiled there as part of the traditional celebration of his birthday Jan. 8.

    “Elvis was given many awards while he was alive and after he passed away,” Dick Guyton, executive director of the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum in Tupelo, said at Tuesday’s ceremony. “But being honored by his home state is a very special occasion.”

    City of Meridian CAO Richie McAlister said the unveiling was “a great example of collaboration between two great cities.”

    “This is going to be a wonderful opportunity, not only for the city of Tupelo and the city of Meridian, but for the state as a whole,” he said.

    “We have such a tremendously rich musical and arts and entertainment heritage here in the state of Mississippi,” Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton said. “The City of Tupelo is proud to partner with the City of Meridian to continue to tell the story of the famous musicians who put Mississippi on the map.”

    “Elvis is unquestionably one of the greatest entertainers I’ve ever seen,” said MAEE Executive Director Marty Gamblin. “And he’s probably our most famous Mississippian.”

    “It’s incomprehensible when you look at what this man accomplished,” Gamblin continued, describing Presley’s long and varied career. “Today’s pop artists have a longevity of about three to six years. Elvis has been gone for 39 years, and according to Forbes, last year alone he earned $55 million dollars, second only to Michael Jackson. He was a phenomenal icon.”

    MAEE Vice President Paul Ott recalled Elvis’ generosity. He remembered the singer staging a benefit concert to help the city of McComb recover from a tornado in 1975.

http://www.meridianstar.com/news/a-star-for-the-king-elvis-joins-walk-of-fame/article_8e129b52-bf25-11e5-99f7-0743b7b9bd81.html

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 2016

Elvis Presley complete album collection due in March

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