Only Tribute Artist hired by Elvis Presley Enterprises to perform at Graceland's Heartbreak Hotel
Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) July 27, 2010
33 years ago (August 16, 1977) we lost one of the greatest entertainers and pop culture icons of our time. Many fans are still lonesome for the energy, charisma and incredible voice of one of the most enduring icons of our pop culture. Then come celebrate the life and music of Elvis Presley, when tribute artist Chris MacDonald presents his Memories of Elvis in Concert Saturday August 14th at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Elvis Presley, recognized by TIME magazine as the "Artist of the Century," has sold more records than any other artist or group in the history of modern music. Even after death, his image and music continue to be loved and celebrated throughout the world. July 5, 2004 was established as the official 50th Birthday of Rock-n-roll, commemorating Sun Records's release of Elvis Presley’s song “That’s all right Mama”. With recent number ones on Billboard and Great Britain’s charts, Elvis once again proves he is gone, but not forgotten. Keeping the memory alive at countless venues throughout the country Chris MacDonald lovingly brings back the magic of the “King of Rock-n-Roll” with his tribute Memories of Elvis.
Chris MacDonald's Memories of Elvis in Concert show is not an overdone impersonation. It is a natural heartfelt tribute to the King of Rock-n-roll. Chris performs costume changes and songs representing the different eras of Elvis's career including the 1950's, The Movie Years, the Black Leather 1968 Comeback and the 1970's White Fringe Vegas Concerts. There will be a special part of the set that will commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Release of the Elvis Concert film That's The Way it Is. Elvis was filmed in concert during the summer of 1970 at the International Hotel in Las Vegas forever capturing his truly dynamic talent and love for live performance.
Adding to the authenticity of his tribute, Chris has the honor of being the only tribute artist hired by Elvis Presley Enterprises to perform at Graceland's Heartbreak Hotel for 7 consecutive years. An energetic and experienced entertainer, MacDonald has also starred in the famous LEGENDS IN CONCERT stage productions in such cities as Branson, MO, and Las Vegas, NV. He has also performed in concert with Elvis Presley’s original back up group The Jordanaires and D.J. Fontana at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Not only is the charismatic MacDonald superb in performing as Elvis, this versatile performer has an extensive repertoire spanning from the 50's through today including contemporary country music tunes in addition to some of his own original music. MacDonald’s solid vocals have also earned him Broward County’s Florida Country Music Association’s (FCMA) Male Vocalist of the Year award and a feature track on The Deuces Wild compilation CD, which received the FCMA Best CD of the Year award. Chris has a new original country CD recorded in Nashville entitled No Misconception. All songs on the CD were recorded with harmony vocals provided by the legendary Jordanaires. The songs are available for digital downloads on itunes.com or his website http://www.chriselvis.com.
For one night only, MacDonald will bring back the Memories of Elvis in a truly dynamic multi-media performance complete with costumes, back up singer’s dancers and a high-energy concert band. Don't miss this rockin' tribute celebrating the life and music of one of the greatest entertainers and pop culture icons of our time.