Review: Elvis Presley: The Searcher needed a little less conversation and a little more action

Elvis Presley: The Searcher, a 3.5 hour documentary which premiered on HBO on April 14, does a great service in giving Elvis credibility for his natural talent and ambition in becoming the biggest entertainer of the 20th century, but it doesn’t go far enough.

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Elvis Presley ‘Aloha from Hawaii’ statue from every angle

For the past several years, TV Land has honored several icons of television by placing bronze statues in various locations around the U.S. In addition to statues recognizing Mary Tyler Moore and The Fonz is one for Elvis Presley recognizing his “Aloha from Hawaii” TV special, the first satellite TV concert which was broadcast on January 14, 1973.

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Soundtrack for ‘Elvis Presley: The Searcher’ documentary

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The soundtrack to Elvis Presley: The Searcher, the upcoming HBO documentary, will be released on April 6.

Formats include a single CD or 2LP with 18 tracks, and a 3-CD deluxe edition box set which includes a 40-page book of photos and an expanded 55-track overview of Elvis’ career as heard in the film.

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Elvis Presley’s army induction immortalized at Chaffee Barbershop Museum

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Although Fort Smith, Arkansas is a 4.5-hour drive from Memphis, die-hard Elvis fans should add this town to their Elvis “must-see” list when visiting the South.  The Chaffee Barbershop Museum located in Fort Smith is the only location in the US where fans can commemorate the monumental event where Elvis Presley got inducted into the army.
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New Elvis Christmas album with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Following the success of the two recent albums pairing Elvis Presley’s voice with a full orchestra, Sony music will be releasing Christmas with Elvis and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on October 6.

The album brings together Elvis Presley’s best-loved Elvis’ Christmas Album (1957) and Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas (1971) re-imagined with new arrangements performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Review: ‘A Boy From Tupelo’ set goes above and beyond for Elvis fans

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First, this CD set deserves acclaim not just for the music, but for the fabulous companion book that comes with the set. When you’re paying about $27 on Amazon to get a 3 CD set, you don’t expect to get much more than a small booklet to go with the CDs, but Elvis Presley: A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-55 Recordings offers 120 pages of detailed Elvis history in its 8″ x 8″ square companion book.

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