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Top 10 Elvis News Stories of 2012

Last year (two days ago), Kees wrote a guest post here on The Mystery Train Blog covering what he considers some of 2012′s Elvis news highlights. To return the favor, I wrote a guest blog today for his site covering my Top 10 Elvis News Stories of 2012. Check it out over at Elvis Day …

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From Elvis Presley Boulevard to your CD player

I’ve been a little behind on Elvis news lately, so I just found out that one of my favorite albums is getting an FTD release in October. From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee, recorded at Graceland in 1976, will now be an expanded, 2-CD edition. This marks yet another exciting release for 2012. For more …

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Live 1955: Hear a newly discovered Elvis recording on YouTube [UPDATE: Gone!]

I’m still working on a gigantic post for next week, so I wasn’t planning on posting this morning. However, huge news rocked the Elvis world yesterday. Just last week, I asked riders to describe the moment in Elvis’ life they would capture if they had a time-traveling audio recorder. There were some terrific responses but, …

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Elvis Today Blog reviews Elvis Today album

Mike Hermenet, who contributed a guest post here on The Mystery Train Blog just a few weeks ago with a very popular review of FTD’s Promised Land, has now offered up another fine piece of writing. This time, he’s guest blogging over at Elvis Today Blog. After nearly five years, isn’t it about time that …

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Elvis sells out the Richmond Coliseum one more time

Elvis Presley sold out the Richmond Coliseum all four times that he appeared there. In 1974, he even did it twice. Tickets for his March 12 show disappeared so quickly that the tour was re-routed to accommodate a second show at the Coliseum on March 18. The added show is featured on the CD Forty-Eight …

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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts decks the halls with Elvis December 24

Alfred Wertheimer’s Elvis Kneeling At The Mosque, taken in Richmond, Virginia, on June 30, 1956, graces the cover of the latest issue of My VMFA magazine. Distributed to Virginia Museum of Fine Arts members, this issue of the magazine promotes the upcoming Elvis At 21 exhibition. The exhibition, featuring 56 of Wertheimer’s photos, will appear …

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Around the Elvis web in 80 seconds

Today, I want to point you over to some great posts that I’ve recently found around the web. The Elvis Shuffle, Revisited. A couple of months ago, I told you about the incredible, thought-provoking Elvis essays that have been cropping up lately at The Sheila Variations blog. Well, those high-quality Elvis posts have continued. For …

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