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Viva Las Vegas TV Special

July 11, 2007 | Other
For the 30th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death, ABC News is producing a two-hour TV event in High Definition that will examine how the King of Rock-and-Roll re-invented Las Vegas and how it re-invented him. Top recording stars of 2007 perform Elvis's Vegas classics, woven in with previously unreleased music and documentary footage - never-before-seen-film of Elvis’s Vegas years.

A detailed press release about this show will be issued by ABC News in the weeks ahead. David Saltz and Rudy Bednar are the executive producers. The program is being produced in association with Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

Airing on Wednesday, September 12 at 9pm ET
Source:EPE - Elvis Presley Enterprises
CD King wrote on July 12, 2007
That's great! I hope they will release this on DVD also.
thefunkyangel wrote on July 12, 2007
' .. woven in with previously unreleased music and documentary footage - never - before - seen - film of Elvis’s Vegas years'. Yeah, as if!
Martin DJ wrote on July 12, 2007
And don't we all prefer 'top recording stars of 2007' performing Elvis's songs to Elvis performing them?
JK wrote on July 12, 2007
I can really appreciate this. A great homage to the King. Elvis and Vegas are connected to each other, if you like it or not. And it proves again that many artists of today are inspired by Elvis. Hope they built something in like the If I Can Dream duet.
king al wrote on July 12, 2007
Great. Will it be also broadcasted in Germany?
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on July 12, 2007
Sure we cant change how he went about his business,but i just hope people know he did play other places other than vegas,because it seems with non fans,the 70's are the vegas years when it comes to Elvis!
Viva wrote on July 12, 2007
Sounds like a good idea, although the fact that EPE are involved means it will probably be as intellectually challenging as standing up. mature_elvis_fan75: I'm with you on that one, the sad truth is that EPE are quite happy to exploit and capitalise on the stereotypical attitudes images and other misconceptions the media and the public have towards Elvis, regardless of how degrading and innacurate they may be.
rosiel wrote on July 12, 2007
sounds quite good to me.
Mystery Rider wrote on July 15, 2007
What i find amazing about Elvis in Vegas is his performing at the Hilton way off the Strip and still packing them in. Every time i go there (vegas) i understand that his draw was so powerful that people actually had to go out of there way to get to the Hilton. You may also want to consider that the Stone age compared to Vegas today.