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Elvis Week - August 16

(Information provided by elvis.com)

George Klein's Elvis Memorial Service

12:00 Noon. Main Theatre Building, University of Memphis.

Free admission.

Annual event hosted by George Klein, longtime friend of Elvis. Speakers will include friends and family of Elvis and celebrity guests. For more information, contact the U of M Department of Communication at (901) 678-2565.

Aloha from Hawaii VIP Reception

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland.

Private event reserved for those who have purchased VIP tickets for the "Aloha from Hawaii" 40th Anniversary Enhanced Screening. Elvis Week Main Stage All-Access pass does not allow entrance into this event. VIP tickets - SOLD OUT.

"Aloha from Hawaii" 40th Anniversary Enhanced Screening

7:30 p.m. Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main.

Celebrate entertainment history at the Orpheum on August 16 with a special enhanced screening of Elvis' landmark 1973 television event. Elvis' "Aloha from Hawaii" aired in over 40 countries across Asia and Europe and was seen by more than one billion people across the globe. It is regarded as the most watched broadcast by an individual entertainer in television history. During this special screening, experience "Aloha from Hawaii" as you never have before. The re-mastered video is featured in high-definition and edited to create a special experience for you, the audience. Included will be rarely-seen footage and audio that, when combined with the stage footage, will remind even the biggest Elvis fan why they call him the king! As a special enhancement to the evening, enjoy a performance by former members of J.D. Sumner and the Stamps Quartet (Bill Baize, Donnie Sumner, Ed Hill, Larry Strickland). The screening at the Orpheum will feature the video as seen at Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu on January 14 which received rave reviews, some of which can be seen here. So break out your grass skirts and flowered shirts for an Elvis Hawaiian-style night at the Orpheum.

Tickets are $35. VIP tickets - SOLD OUT.

Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000, at any Ticketmaster outlet or at the Orpheum box office.

*The VIP reception will be held at the Elvis Week Main Stage. Guests will enjoy complimentary light appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages before boarding motorcoach transportation to the Orpheum. For access to the VIP reception at Graceland, you must show VIP ticket at door of Elvis Week Main Stage.

Aloha from Hawaii After-Party

10:00 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland.

After the "Aloha from Hawaii" screening, head back to Graceland for an Elvis Aloha After-Party featuring live Elvis music by Terry Mike Jeffrey and his band. They will be playing your favorite Elvis music as you dance late into the evening. Individual tickets are $30.

Tickets will be available for purchase at Graceland Guest Services beginning Saturday, August 10, or at the door of the event, pending availability.

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