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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | July 20, 2010
Ever since Elvis Presley's death 33 years ago, people have breathlessly reported Elvis sightings here, there and everywhere. On Tuesday morning, he was spotted again, hanging out in a cemetery with a pair of angels. As it turned out, it was a fiberglass Elvis, a 6-foot-tall statue that had gone missing a couple of weeks ago from the roof of a diner on Pulaski Highway in Baltimore County, much to the consternation of the restaurant's owners and regular customers. When found, the white-suited Elvis, his coiffure intact but his microphone gone, was propped between two angelic statues in the Gardens of Faith Cemetery, a few miles north of Rosedale's Happy Day Diner, whose roof he had graced for a decade.
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By Jordan Bartel and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
This week 45 years ago, the New York Mets beat the Baltimore Orioles to take the World Series, thousands across the country took part in mass organized anti-Vietnam War demonstrations, figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was born and the following songs were the most popular in the United States, via Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive. 10. "Tracy," the Cuff Links This song is actually just the layered vocals of Ron Dante, better known as the lead singer of fictional band the Archies (see further up on this list)
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By Ellen Uzelac | September 23, 1990
McLEAN, Texas -- Every day for the past 20 years, 92-year-old L. L. Rogers and "the boys" have had morning coffee at the Rexall drugstore where they josh with the waitress and solve the world's problems.As far as Mr. Rogers -- the elder statesman of the group -- is concerned, the nation's plunge into immorality occurred when a singer named Elvis Presley started wiggling his hips.His more liberal cronies in this Texas Panhandle community of 1,160 beg to differ.They believe the nation's moral decline began with the British Invasion -- not the Revolutionary War but the Beatles.
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December 31, 2013
On stage Performances of "It's a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play" conclude at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, at Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St. in Laurel. Tickets are $15, $12 for seniors, active military and students. Information: 301-452-2557 or laurelmillplayhouse.org. Montpelier tours Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Road in Laurel, offers tours at the following times: •Self-guided: year-round, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Thursdays through Tuesdays. •Guided: Sundays at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. Information: 301-377-7817.
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By Michael Pakenham | January 26, 2003
Like him or not, Elvis Presley was an entertainer of such immense popularity as to defy comparison in his era. Beyond that, during his lifetime he was one of the most influential humans on earth -- not just in terms of music and art, but also in his impact on social customs, sexual attitudes, class divisions, style, the nature of irony and the self-image of hundreds of millions of people. The Beatles idolized him. Rock 'n' roll emanated from him. Richard Nixon opened his Oval Office trinkets drawer to him. More people have impersonated him than anyone save Santa Claus, whose historical authenticity is, at best, questionable.
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By Rafael Alvarez and Rafael Alvarez,Staff Writer | September 2, 1993
Lavonda "Bonnie" Hunt, the good-hearted redhead who presided over cold beer and the eternal memory of the King at Miss Bonnie's Elvis Shrine, died of a heart attack Tuesday at her home above the East Baltimore tavern where she made her living. She was 62.The landmark barroom at the corner of Fleet and Port streets featured a 15-by-12-foot mural of Elvis on the side of the building, a jukebox packed with Elvis hits, and hundreds of Presley artifacts, including a jar of red clay from the singer's native Tupelo, Miss.
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By JOHN FAIRHALL | August 20, 1995
One row of a recent flight to Memphis, Tenn., was occupied by a French Elvis fan bound for Graceland and, across the aisle, an art gallery owner from Newport, R.I., who was puzzled by the Elvis phenomenon."
FEATURES
By Michelle Caruso and Michelle Caruso,NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | December 14, 1997
There has been a whole lot of shakin' going on at the Honeymoon Hideaway, where rock and roll king Elvis Presley once stayed -- and neighbors want it stopped.The city of Palm Springs has gone to court in a bid to bar commercial parties and functions in the spaceship-like home where Presley and his bride Priscilla spent their first married days in May 1967.Second only to Graceland as a mecca for Elvis fans, Honeymoon Hideaway is at the center of a legal storm over commercial use of former celebrity homes located in residentially zoned areas, including estates once owned by Elizabeth Taylor, Liberace and Cary Grant.
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By Los Angeles Times News Service | December 14, 1992
Fifteen years after his death, Elvis Presley has another No. 1 hit.Only days after a mass mailing of some 800,000 brochures to people who voted in the "young Elvis-bloated Elvis" popularity contest last April, telephone orders began pouring in for a 29-cent stamp that is well on its way to becoming the best-selling piece of gummed paper in U.S. history.Although the Elvis stamp will not be available until Jan. 8, the 58th anniversary of the rock and roller's birth, postal officials are worrying that the initial printing of 300 million -- double the normal commemorative issue -- won't meet demand.
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By Stephen Kiehl and Stephen Kiehl,SUN STAFF | April 1, 2002
Elvis is at the drive-through. He's there in the speaker-box beneath the menu board, and he wants to know if you want fries with that. How 'bout a Coke, too? Elvis is here to help. Elvis recommends a combo meal. "Please drive around," he says, "and thank yew, thank yew very much." In the 24 years since Elvis Presley died, people have claimed to see him in Disney World, on Bourbon Street and at seemingly every filling station along Route 66. But as it turns out, he's in Glen Burnie, working the drive-through window at Checkers, serving up a hunka hunka burnin' beef.
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January 8, 2013
Celebrate the birthday of Elvis as Jed Duvall returns as the King of Rock 'N Roll, with performances Friday, Jan 11 and Saturday, Jan. 12 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 13 at 2 p.m., at Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St. An award-winning Elvis Presley performer, Duvall represents all eras of the King: rocking the 1950s, his comeback in 1968 and his Vegas years. Dress in your best '50s attire and win a prize. Best female costume and best male costume prizes awarded at each show. Tickets are $15 for general admission.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 27, 2012
Billy Woodward is living his dream. He has performed in Japan, toured Memphis, and has recorded in Sun Studios, Elvis Presley's original recording studio. For Woodward, Presley has always been a musical influence. "I was immediately drawn to his raw performance style," the 30-year-old St. Leonard native said. "He had an incredible hunger that translated in the way he sang. " His band, Billy Woodward and the Senders, was created through Craigslist and has opened for Fitz and the Tantrums and G. Love.
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By Richard Gorelick and Sloane Brown, The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2012
Patrick "Scunny" McCusker, the 49-year-old owner of Nacho Mama's and a force in the revitalization of Canton, was remembered Saturday by friends, employees, patrons and local leaders for his outsize personality, philanthropy and pioneering contributions to the community. "The neighborhood is what it is because of him," said Gianene Musotto, 43, who gathered with other customers at Nacho Mama's, one of the neighborhood's first popular destinations. Police said McCusker died Friday after being hit by a bus as he rode his bicycle along Coastal Highway in Ocean City . The Cockeysville resident was treated at the scene by emergency personnel.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | January 6, 2012
Ocean City Nautical & Wildlife Art Festival The 27th annual Nautical & Wildlife Art Festival brings together artists, including painters, carvers, sculptors and model ship builders, to showcase their work. The festival takes places alongside the North American Craft Show at the Ocean City Convention Center on 40th Street. The festival is Jan. 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Jan. 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for students ages 13-17 and free for children age 12 and younger with a paying adult.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2010
A photograph snapped in 1947 shows a small blond boy in a Cub Scout uniform looking squarely into the camera. Liberal amounts of Wildroot gel have been applied to his hair, which goes up over his forehead in a pompadour — just like his idol, Elvis Presley. The young Gary Vikan is standing directly in front of a framed reproduction of Warner Sallman's iconic 1941 painting, "Head of Christ," and Jesus appears to be whispering something into the 10-year-old's right ear. The photo is very nearly a time capsule, or a message in a bottle.
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2010
His hands have worked magic on some of the most famous manes in the world: Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Jennifer Lopez, Linda Evangelista. But Cuban-born Oribe Canales, 54, wants you to know that he's just an average Joe. He's frequented the same neighborhood barber in Miami for the past 18 years. You can call his sister — who works the front desk of his Miami salon — to make an appointment. Oribe — he's referred to by his first name — was at the Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel in Towson last week to help celebrate the 40th anniversary of About Faces, the salon chain that has used and sold his products since his line launched, to give a hair demonstration and help style models for a hair and fashion show extravaganza.
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By Rafer Guzman | August 16, 2007
Humorist Dave Barry once wrote, "Eventually everybody has to die, except Elvis." Barry was being funny, as always -- but was he right? As America marks the 30th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death today, the singer is still very much with us. Perhaps you've seen the new commemorative DVDs of Jailhouse Rock and Viva Las Vegas, or the custom-made Elvis bikes that Harley-Davidson is offering, or the Elvis banana-and-peanut-butter cups Reese's is selling....
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By Sandra Crockett and Sandra Crockett,Sun Staff | June 11, 2000
When he fled Vietnam in 1975, all Henry Newinn had were his wife, his infant son, the equivalent of two bucks in his pocket and a fierce love of Elvis Presley. Now, 25 years later, he and his son are returning there for the first time -- and bringing Elvis back with them. Henry Newinn (ne Nguyen), who lives in Houston, is the president of the Asian Worldwide Elvis Fan Club. His son, John, 26, is "Johnny Elvis," a professional Elvis "tribute artist," or impersonator, who performs locally and on college campuses.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2010
"Elvis has left the building," a popular saying goes, but it's the return of the King that has patrons of a Rosedale eatery all shook up. The 7- foot statue of Elvis Presley thieves stole from its perch atop the Happy Day Diner in Rosedale last month has been restored and returned, and the restaurant's co-owner says her establishment's star attraction is looking better than ever. "He seems 100 years younger," said Maria Pigiaditis, who watched two men haul the statue up a ladder and reinstall it Saturday.
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