Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Elvis fans can remember The King August 16 in Fort Worth
But, everybody knows the King isn't really dead.
FORT WORTH Every August 16 on the anniversary of Elvis Presley's death, droves of fans make a pilgrimage to Memphis to pay their respects at The King's grave. Can't make it to Graceland on Friday? That's all right, mama. The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History has an option that's much closer to home.
In conjunction with its excellent Elvis at 21 photography exhibition, the museum will host its first candlelight vigil on the front lawn at 9 p.m. Afterward, the exhibition will remain open late for viewing. Guests are encouraged to bring flowers or personal tributes to leave at the exhibition's entrance. Elvis tribute artist Drake Milligan will perform.
Elvis at 21 contains 56 photographs by Alfred Wertheimer, who was contracted by Sun Records to take publicity shots of the just-signed young singer. Instead, Wertheimer captured a number of candid, private shots detailing the birth of an international superstar. As the final North American stop on the traveling Smithsonian exhibition's world tour, Elvis at 21 runs in Forth Worth through September 2, 2013, and viewing is free with general museum admission.
So quiff your hair and roll your jeans: It's now or never -- unless you want to catch Elvis at 21 on the other side of the pond.
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