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Review and photos: Elvis comes alive at the Largo Cultural Center




Had Elvis Presley been looking down from that great big Graceland in the sky, he'd likely twitch a lip and smile at the birthday bash thrown for him at the Largo Cultural Center on Sunday.

It was, after all, an event fit for the king, who would have turned 75 this Friday.

A brunch catered by the Stuffed Mushroom featured his favorite foods like biscuits and sausage gravy, meatloaf, mashed potatoes and banana pudding.

Six Elvis tribute artists — or "Elvi" for short — sang, shook and swiveled to well-known oldies like Can't Help Falling in Love, Kentucky Rain, Viva Las Vegas and Are You Lonesome Tonight?

The audience — mostly star-struck, silver-haired females — let out sporadic squeals, especially when the Elvis clones cranked their pelvises into high gear.

During the tribute, many of the fans filed up to the stage to receive scarves, leis and pecks on the cheek from the raven-haired songsters in tight spandex jumpsuits.

For more on the Elvis tribute show, check out Terri Bryce Reeves' story here. And after the jump, check out more of Joseph Garnett Jr.'s photos.

  • [Last modified: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 3:15pm]


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