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Blu-ray/DVD Essentials: Remembering Elvis and reliving Woodstock Special

Countless great performances were left on the cutting room floor after the initial release of 'Woodstock.' Now, you can see even more from The Who and Santana. Also, to celebrate Elvis Week, a little 'Viva Las Vegas' and The King in concert is in order.

What would 12 dead rock stars look like today?

Photo manipulation of such music movers and shakers as Elvis Presley and John Lennon reveal startling images of how they would appear if they were still alive.

Michael Jackson top earning dead celebrity in 2013

The estate of the late Michael Jackson pulled in a hefty sum of $160 million to make the King of Pop the richest dead celebrity.

Interview with rock singer Bree: 'All American Girl' Special

On June 6, 2013, I interviewed singer-songwriter Bree, where she opened up about her music and her new song “All American Girl.”

Study: Solo rock stars die sooner than rockers in bands

London - An academic study published Thursday affirms that music celebrities are more likely than the rest of the population to die young. Furthermore, it finds that solo rock stars are twice as likely to die young as musicians in bands.

25 inductees announced for inaugural Memphis Music Hall of Fame

Memphis - On Tuesday October 16, Memphis Mayor AC Wharton Jr joined representatives of the Smithsonian-developed Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, to announce the launch of the Memphis Music Hall of Fame and it's inaugural class of inductees.

Million Dollar Quartet rocks on Special

Toronto - Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins made history when they gathered at Sun Studios on December 4, 1956. The musical based on that evening offers a powerful reminder of the magic that emanated from a small Memphis studio.

Elvis crypt has left the auction block

Los Angeles - Auctioneers recently halted plans to auction off a crypt once containing the remains of Elvis Presley amid uproar from fans. Loyal followers of the entertaining legend believe that the crypt should be turned into a shrine.

Elvis Presley to be virtually reincarnated into hologram form

The late rock sensation, Elvis Presley, is about to be reborn as a highly realistic projected 3D model. The company behind this is also responsible for the Tupac Shakur hologram. Presley produced over 150 albums during his career.

The other Diamond Jubilee — The UK Singles Chart

The Queen may be celebrating her Diamond Jubilee today, but there is another later this year, when the official UK Singles Chart reaches its glorious sixtieth.

Elvis Presley crypt to be auctioned off next month

Memphis - Elvis Presley's original crypt in Memphis, Tenn. is slated to hit the auction block late next month. Bidding for the burial spot will start at the modest price of $100,000 but chances are not to stay there for very long.

Op-Ed: Toddler rocks to Elvis's Jailhouse Rock (Video)

Move over Travolta, there’s a new kid on the block and he can shake, rattle and roll across the dance with a style all of his own.

Virtuoso violinist Jaleh Perego plays in Israel Special

The audience rose a second time to applaud violin virtuoso Jaleh Perego after her emotional rendition of the unforgettable Elvis Presley hit 'Can't help falling in love.'

Elvis Presley was great in bed, says ex-girlfriend

According to Linda Thompson, a longtime girlfriend of Elvis Presley, the superstar was great in bed. Linda, who dated Elvis for four years, responded to a question about Presley's skills in bed, saying he had "serious skills."

Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' jacket to be auctioned

Beverly Hills - As part of Julien's "Music Icons" auction to be held in California later this month, Michael Jackson’s famous “Thriller” jacket will be up for sale, expected to fetch $400,000.

‘The Great Flood 1927' threatens Memphis and the Delta

Rising floodwaters surround Memphis, one of the great citadels of the Old South, in the crosshairs of disasters, including an earthquake as the South reels from major tornadoes this year. But it’s the 1927 flood memories that make folks anxious now.

Louisiana's music legends bring crowds to Natchitoches Special

Natchitoches - Spring danced in the arms of sunshine and jazz, that combination that always makes visitors and tourists feel special every year at the annual jazz festival in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

Aguilera’s Super Bowl song: A Southern minority and cultural view Special

Natchitoches - “Equality is about so much more than slavery. If a white woman is born with a soul voice and sings with "soul" she is just sharing a God given talent.”

First song heard on Elvis' 2010 contemporary, remix album

An updated, contemporary version of Elvis Presley's "Suspicious Minds" was heard on radio stations in the US today. This is the first single from the yet-to-be-released “Viva ELVIS-The Album."

Elvis died from constipation

It was long believed that the "King" Elvis Presley died from cardiac arrhythmia brought on by his weight, drug dependency, and a weak heart. Now his doctor is saying he died from chronic constipation.

The Country Music Museum captures history, culture of Louisiana Special

Louisiana is known for its jazz and its blues, but country reigns in its northern sections and is memorialized in a countryside rural community where toe-tapping music is celebrated all year round.

Louisiana hosts Elvis tribute with more than 1,500 guitars Special

More than 1,500 “axes” ground together to make music in Shreveport, La. Two great songs of Elvis, and memories of Presley, reincarnated with James Burton, his buddies and 1,500+ guitars.

Louisiana Juke Joint Blues Elvis Style is Magical Experience Special

Step back in time to an era of juke joints, and it’s “White Night” in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Here in Elvis country are the old juke joints, where down-home blues birthed rockabilly music, making Presley its great king.

Op-Ed: Joe Jackson, 'I'm Grieving On The Inside'

Joe Jackson, the father of pop star Michael Jackson is seeing dollar signs in the aftermath of his son's death. In interviews, he's showing his flair for salesmanship by promoting his new record company. Outwardly he shows no signs of grief.

What Does Science Say about Living Fast, Dying Hard?

Stress kills, science says. Living fast can cause early death, especially with stress added to medical problems or drugs, as with Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett. Like other entertainers and truckers, they lived fast, endured stress and died young.

Louisiana Gets Lost in the Blues Special

Springtime is blues time in Louisiana. The jazz festival took off in New Orleans last weekend. Natchitoches, the little New Orleans, has its own festivities going on throughout April and May. It’s the time of year to get lost in the blues.

'The Devil Went Down to Georgia' Played in Serbian Fiddler Arms Special

One of the most unique country fiddling pieces, part story, part miracle fiddle-playing turned up in Natchitoches at the jazz festival Saturday. Andre, whom Natchitoches knows by first name, with Serbian roots takes the music of the South and owns it.

Elvis Presley Sidekick Burton Headlines Louisiana Jazz Special

It's spring, and Natchitoches, Louisiana celebrates. The annual jazz festival brought visitors to town Saturday. Sophisticated rhythms, old-time blues, rock and roll and country tunes bounced off the riverbank where jazz ruled again.

Op-Ed: The Elvis - Celine Dion Video Revisited; A Christmas Lift Perhaps

I’m old enough to remember Elvis Presley and young enough to appreciate Celine Dion. Both together are magic, as critics maintain, and as evidenced in a great video that makes music what it should be—beautiful.

Swedish authorities say couple cannot name daughter 'Elvis,' but 'Metallica' OK

Swedish tax authorities have barred a couple from naming their five-month old daughter “Elvis.” The couple is determined to keep the name and is appealing the decision.
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Elvis Presley began his famous musical career in earnest at the Louisiana hayride. He is recognized at the country museum for his contribution to Louisiana music.
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