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PostSubject: Shawn Klush Heart Of The King Las Vegas July 14th-July 18th   Wed Jun 02, 2010 5:13 am

‘Heart of the King’ An EP Fans’ Festival, Convention, Contest and Concert at the Las Vegas Hilton
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PLEASE
History to repeat itself at the Las Vegas Hilton only this time, you can be part of it

What: The „Heart of the King‟ EP Fans‟ Festival, Convention, Contest and Concert at the Las Vegas Hilton. The property is arguably one of the most historic locations in the career of Elvis Presley. This event is in celebration of the anniversary of Elvis‟ Las Vegas performances as well as the 75th Birthday Year of the Greatest Entertainer of All Time. Forty years ago, Elvis‟ performances at the Hilton were the subject of the documentary film and live album “Elvis, That‟s The Way It Is”. One of the highlights of the festival will be to celebrate those historic performances portrayed in the documentary in a concert entitled „That‟s The Way It Was‟ on July 17th. The show will include much of the same cast such as Elvis‟ Imperials, the Sweet Inspirations, comedian Sammy Shore and Special guest Elvis‟ drummer and Rock N Roll Hall of Famer DJ Fontana. Elvis‟ closest friend, Joe Esposito, will host the events. The tribute show will feature Shawn Klush, Graceland‟s Official Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist and the BBC‟s „World‟s Greatest Elvis‟ in the same room Elvis made history.

Other highlights of the festival and convention will include:

* A large scale Elvis Tribute Artist Competition and concert with major cash prizes
* An EP Celebrity Fan Forum/Meet & Greet with friends, co-workers and co-stars of Elvis
* An EP memorabilia and vendor Fair
* Tours of Elvis‟ suite, dressing rooms and other Las Vegas attractions
* A premier screening of the documentary “Heart of the King” about 4 who struggle to be ETA‟s
* World‟s largest Elvis Presley Fan Club Gathering and Introductions

When: July 14-18th, 2010

Where: Las Vegas Hilton, 3000 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Tickets: are on sale NOW by phone (800) 222-5361 for each event individually or in all-inclusive money saving packages. For Concert or Package tickets https://hilton-web.vegas.com/lvhilton/heartoftheking.html Remember that the individual contest rounds and some of the other events might only be available by calling the Hilton Box Office at (800) 222-5361 or the „internal Hilton box office‟ direct at 702-732-5398 at this time. Visit http://www.lvhilton.com/ or http://www.heartoftheking.com/ for more information.

Contestants: call 1-888-748-9989 or 001-815-838-7979 outside the US or email een2010@aol.com

Vendors or Elvis Fan Clubs: call 847-489-5137 or email info@ambassadorshows.com

Hilton Room Rates: HOK Festival Room Package: Call 1-800-732-7117 Call in Rate Code: P ELVIS Rate: From $99.95 per night (plus tax) Includes $20 Free Play Voucher plus $100 Dining Deal Coupons, Plus 15% Gift Shop Discount Upgraded room categories will be offered at a surcharge. Valid Stay Dates: July 11-17, 2010 must book by July 1st additional nights pre or post will be at the Best Available Rate
Visit http://www.lvhilton.com/ for more information.

Please direct any press or other inquiries to 847-489-5137 or email info@ambassadorshows.com

The Event of the year is here and we invite you to be a part of it.
If you only attend 1 event all year, this should be the one.

That’s the Way it Was
Starring Shawn Klush
History will repeat itself at the Hilton only this time you can be a part of it.

Forty years ago, Elvis‟ performances at the Hilton were the subject of the documentary film and live album “Elvis, That‟s The Way It Is”. One of the highlights of the Heart of the King Festival will be to celebrate those historic performances portrayed in the Elvis documentary, in a concert entitled ‘That’s The Way It Was’ on July 17th. The show will include much of the same cast such as Elvis’ Imperials, the Sweet Inspirations, comedian Sammy Shore, Special guest Elvis‟ drummer and Rock N Roll Hall of Famer DJ Fontana plus many more. Joe Esposito, Elvis‟ closest friend, will host the events. The tribute show will feature Shawn Klush, Graceland‟s Official Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist and the BBC‟s „World‟s Greatest Elvis‟ in the same room Elvis made history 40 years ago.

Participants In HOK Celebrity Fan Forum

Joe Esposito – “Diamond Joe” He first met singer Elvis Presley while serving in the military in 1958. They both went through basic training at Fort Hood, Texas, but did not meet face to face until a year later when they were both stationed in West Germany, where they quickly became lifelong friends. Esposito became Elvis’ road manager and bodyguard beginning in 1960. Esposito served as the best man at Elvis’ wedding while Esposito's wife, Joan, served as the matron of honor. After Elvis’ death in 1977 Joe Esposito went to work for Jerry Weintraub becoming the road manager for greats including Michael Jackson, The Bee Gees, Karen Carpenter and John Denver. Joe was a major part in organizing the details for organizing the performances at the International Hilton.

Myrna Smith and Estelle Brown – Members of The Sweet Inspirations. From the Queen of Soul, to the King of Rock and Roll, The Sweet Inspirations have provided the background vocals on more million-seller singles than any other group. In 1967 the group was offered their own recording contract at Atlantic Records where they ultimately released five albums and numerous singles, leading off with their 1968 chart topper, “SWEET INSPIRATION” which reached #5 on the R&B chart and #18 on the Pop chart. The Sweet Inspirations shared the stage with the king as his female backing vocalists for Elvis during his entire run at the International Hilton.

Sammy Shore – “The Man Who Made Elvis Laugh” An American comedy legend who founded the Comedy Store on the Sunset Strip. Sammy Shore was voted the best comedy act in Atlantic City by the Atlantic City Press, and was handpicked by Colonel Parker to be Elvis’ opening act during the King's famous 1969-1972 "Comeback Tour" in Las Vegas at the International Hilton.

Joe Moscheo and Terry Blackwood – Members of Elvis’ Imperials Quartet, On July 31, 1969, Elvis Presley walked out on the stage of the Las Vegas Hilton International Hotel for the first time in nine years and sang before an audience of celebrities and fans from all over the world. Accompanying him on that momentous evening was a 40-piece orchestra, conducted by Bobby Morris, the TCB Band, the Sweet Inspirations, and the Imperials. For the next three years, the Imperials backed Elvis in Las Vegas and on road tours. They also recorded such hits as "Suspicious Minds" and "In the Ghetto" with the king of rock and roll. They can be seen in his hit movie "That's The Way It Is".

DJ Fontana – D.J. Fontana began his incredible career as a staff drummer in 1953 on the famous Louisiana Hayride. While working the Hayride in 1954 D.J. met Elvis. They formed a common bond of friendship and admiration for each other's immense talents. D.J., Scotty Moore and Bill Black formed Elvis’ original band. D.J. was the man behind the beat for the first 15 years of Elvis’ career. D.J. and Scotty received the Nashville Music Award for the best Independent Album Of The Year in 1998 for All The Kings Men. D.J. and Scotty were also nominated for a Grammy in 1998 for Going Back To Memphis, from their CD All The Kings Men. D.J. played on approximately 460 RCA cuts with Elvis. In 2009 D.J. Fontana was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Darlene Thompkins – Chicago-born Darlene Tompkins came from a "show biz family, " with relatives who worked in vaudeville and in plays (Tompkins' three-years-younger aunt is actress Beverly Washburn). A beauty contest victory opened some Hollywood doors for Tompkins, who began appearing in commercials, co-starred in Beyond the Time Barrier (1960) (at age 18) and appeared in TV series and additional features, including Elvis Presley's Blue Hawaii (1961). Marriage and motherhood derailed her screen career, but she managed to return in the 1970s to work as an extra, a stand-in and stuntwoman, occasionally stunt-doubling on "Charlie's Angels" (1976) (for Cheryl Ladd and in other TV series and movies.

Cynthia Pepper – Born and raised in Hollywood, Ca. by show business parents. Cynthia’s first big acting break was a regular part on "My 3 Sons". Cynthia left the show after she got her own series on ABC called "Margie" playing the title role. Being cast in "Kissin Cousins" opposite Elvis that was the highlight of her career. “Getting to know Elvis was an experience I will never forget.” ~ Cynthia Pepper

Heart of the King TENTATIVE EVENT SCHEDULE with More to Come

Wednesday 7-14-10
6pm – 9pm Tribute Artist Registration in lobby of Hilton Showroom
5pm – 7pm Hilton HOK Welcome ‘Pool Party’ Happy Hour
8pm – 10:30pm Welcome Dance Party in the Tempo or Hilton Ballroom
7pm – 8:20pm - ½ price for the new show ‘Voices’ in the Shimmer Theater
10:30pm – After Show Party in the Tempo Lounge

Thursday 7-15-10
10am – 6pm – Elvis Memorabilia Vendors in the Ballroom - Hilton Events Center
10am – 11am – Contestants Meet & Greet the Press and the Fans and Tribute Artist Registration continues all in the showroom lobby
12pm – 5pm – Contest Preliminaries in the Hilton Main Showroom
7:00pm – HOK Movie Red Carpet Event starting in the Showroom Lobby then Lounge area
8pm - Premier of ‘Heart of the King’ a Documentary Film about 4 who struggle to become ETA’s
10:30pm – After Show Party in the Tempo Lounge

Friday 7-16-10
10am – 6pm – Elvis Memorabilia Vendors in the Ballroom - Hilton Events Center
11am – 3pm – Contest Semi Finals in the Hilton Main Showroom
4pm – Worldwide Press Conference for Celebrities and those special invited fans who saw Elvis Live in Las Vegas, held in the Hilton Showroom followed by a press reception in the Temple Lounge
6pm – Private closed showroom rehearsal for ‘That’s The Way It Was’ Concert
8pm – 10pm – Contest Finals and Concert with guest Shawn Klush in the main Showroom
10:30pm – After Show Party in the Tempo Lounge

Saturday 7-17-10
10am – 6pm – Elvis Memorabilia Vendors in the Ballroom - Hilton Events Center
11am – Joe Esposito’s Tours of Elvis’ Suites, Dressing room and backstage areas
12pm – 3pm – EP Insiders Celebrity Question and Answer series with fans, find out what it was like and exactly what Elvis and friends did in and around the Hilton 40 years ago
3:30pm – World Elvis Presley Fan Club Gathering and Introductions in the Hilton Showroom
7pm – Contest winners Announced and Winner Performs followed by ‘That’s the Way it Was’ Concert celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Elvis’ appearances at the International Hilton in Las Vegas, starring Shawn Klush, Joe Esposito, Elvis’ Imperials, the Sweet Inspirations, DJ Fontana and Sammy Shore.

Sunday 7-18-10 Until We Meet Again Farewell event

NOTE: Rooms and event times may be subject to change or adjustment as certain event lengths may vary

*This Event is Not Affiliated with Elvis Presley Enterprises or The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest
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