Museum's First Elvis Month Activities to Include Exhibit, Performances,
Panels And Educational Programs
LOS ANGELES (Dec. 16, 2011) - In the first month of 2012, The GRAMMY Museum will host a variety of activities intended to pay tribute to "The King Of Rock and Roll," Elvis Presley. Serving as its inaugural year, Elvis Week At The GRAMMY Museum will explore Elvis' life and career in Hollywood. In addition to the wide variety of public and educational programming, the Museum will also open a new exhibit case, featuring several rare artifacts from Graceland.
"Each year, we'll designate the month of January to focus on a different theme that pays tribute to Elvis Presley," said GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli. "Elvis Month At The GRAMMY Museum marks our official commitment to preserve the legacy of one of the most celebrated men in American music history."
Public and educational programming will include:
Elvis At The Movies Panel
Wednesday, January 4, 2012; 7:30 p.m.
Free Event. Please RSVP to [email protected]
The GRAMMY Museum is proud to present a special panel focusing on the King of Rock-n-Roll's time spent in Hollywood. Join as we take a special look into the lesser-explored side of Elvis Presley's career with Elvis At The Movies. Through a panel of his costars Mary Ann Mobley (Girl Happy and Harum Scarum) , Celeste Yarnall (Live A Little, Love A Little) and Jan Shepard (King Creole and Paradise Hawaiian Style), guests will get a unique view into the inner-workings of Elvis courtesy of the people who acted along side of him. After the discussion, moderated by GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli, panelists will take audience questions.
Master Class- The Elvis Presley Story
Tuesday, January 2, 2012; 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012; 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012; 8:00 p.m.
In conjunction with Elvis Week 2012, The GRAMMY Museum offers this master class taught by Executive Director Robert Santelli. Santelli will trace Presley's career from his early days in Memphis and the rise of rock & roll, through his time spent in Hollywood making movies, his late '60s comeback, and his tragic death in 1977 at age 42. Elvis Master Class consists of three classes and reflects on the music that emerged from one of the most controversial, yet influential musicians in American history. Master classes are free to the general public as part of the institution's on-going Continuing Education series. Museum members receive priority access.
Additional Elvis Month 2012 programming will be announced soon. Special curator tours will also be available. To arrange a curator tour, please contact Marcie Booth at 213-763-2168 or [email protected] For the most recent Elvis Month news, visit www.grammymuseum.org.
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