Elvis Presley’s doctor, ‘Dr. Nick’ Nichopoulos, dies at 88

February 26, 2016 in Entertainment, Obituaries

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) — A funeral home says Elvis Presley’s former personal doctor has died. Memorial Park Funeral Home in Memphis said in an obituary posted on its website that […]

Elvis items in Mississippi’s ‘Graceland Too’ shrine to be auctioned off on Jan. 31

January 27, 2015 in Entertainment

HOLLY SPRINGS, Mississippi (AP) — Hundreds of Elvis Presley vinyl singles and albums, a pink Cadillac and the antebellum mansion that became a quirky Elvis shrine will be auctioned this […]

‘My Happiness,’ Elvis Presley’s first record, sold for $300,000 at auction

January 9, 2015 in Entertainment

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) — An acetate recording of the ballad “My Happiness,” the first song Elvis Presley ever recorded, has sold at auction for a total of $300,000. An undisclosed […]

Elvis birthplace opens Elvis Week

August 14, 2013 in Entertainment, Events, National Entertainment, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

For the 13th year in a row, Les Horne of Oxford, England, began Elvis Week in Tupelo at the birthplace of Elvis Presley.

“Every year we come, it has gotten a little better,” Horne said.

Hundreds of fans from around the world were in Tupelo on Saturday for the 36th Fan Appreciation Day at the Elvis Presley Birthplace Park, The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported.

This year, for the first time, entertainment and food were in an amphitheater and theater opened on the grounds last August. An evening concert by an Elvis impersonator was moved to the Civic Auditorium because rain threatened.

Elvis birthplace showcases $4.3M expansion

August 24, 2012 in Entertainment, National Entertainment, News, Statewide News

The Elvis Presley Birthplace in Tupelo has opened up a $4.3 million expansion to the two-room house where “the king” was born, including a 75-seat outdoor amphitheater and a 120-seat theater with crushed purple velvet drapes and purple seats.

Thousands mark Elvis’s death, get surprise visit

August 17, 2012 in Entertainment, National Entertainment, News

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Thousands of devotees converged on Graceland to mark the 35th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death and got a surprise welcome from the King’s former wife and daughter, the first time Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley have appeared together at the annual gathering.
The two women appeared on an elevated stage in front of the crowd Wednesday night, the eve of the Aug. 16 date when the rock and roll icon died at home in 1977 from a heart attack after battling prescription drug abuse.
Elvis was born in Tupelo, Miss.