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Elvis and Rock N' Roll. Remembering the King!

Date and time: Thursday, 11/7/2013
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Union Atrium
Description: Luehrman, Shaffer & Check with drummer Mike Sekelsky will treat us to a cornucopia of Elvis tunes from 3:30-4:30 on Thursday, November 7 in the Union Atrium. If you can't be there for the whole concert, come for a few minutes!

The singing trio and drummer include Mick Luehrman who is Chair of the Department of Art and Design, Tony Shaffer who teaches writing in the Department of Academic Enrichment, John Check with drummer Michael Sekelsky who teach in the Department of Music. Watch for an announcement that will highlight many of their creative energies and abilities.

RCA (Sony) has sold over one billion records worldwide with Elvis recording over 600 tunes in the styles of American Country, R&B, and Gospel. His record legacy and Elvis Presley Enterprises continue to produce hundreds of millions of dollars each year. Graceland, Elvis's home, is the most-visited house in the United States.

Presley's fame exploded during the racial unrest and feminist protests during the decades of the Counter Culture. He came to represent freedom to both movements as the struggle for Civil Rights made its way to Congress and then back to the streets again.

This concert is the first down payment of a promise to celebrate Elvis during the entire fall and spring of 2013-2014. Coming events include a lecture on Christianity and Rock and Roll, an Elvis Impersonator, a play
entitled "Graceland," a film series on Elvis, and a new on-line class.

In Rel 3900 "Elvis. Memphis Messiah," offered during Spring of 2014, students will explore his music, his life, and important issues and events that took center stage during the 1950"s-1970's.

Join us for this historic event on campus!

Sponsor: College of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences
Contact: Marla J. Selvidge, Director