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Elvis Presley Birthplace Trail work to begin in October

The long-awaited Elvis Presley Birthplace Trail connecting downtown Tupelo to the birthplace and museum should be completed in 18 months, officials said today at a groundbreaking ceremony.  Work on the project will begin the first weekend in October and should be finished by the spring of 2016. The $11.5 million project includes repaving and widening East Main […]

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Suspicious Minds: Priscilla Presley asks fans to calm down about planes

From the Associated Press: Priscilla Presley is asking fans of her late ex-husband, Elvis Presley, to “please calm down” after a report that two jets once owned by the singer could be removed from Graceland. Fans have posted critical comments on Facebook since The Associated Press reported last week that Elvis Presley Enterprises informed the […]

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All Shook Up: Elvis’ planes to be removed from Graceland

One sure way to tick off Elvis fans – remove or change something that belonged to The King. Apparently, Graceland – or more specifically, Elvis Presley Enterprises – is going to test out that theory when it moves two planes that belonged to him. From the Associated Press we have this: For 30 years, tourists from […]

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Southern Living’s 10 reasons to visit Tupelo

Southern Living‘s Erin Shaw Street wrote the “10 Reasons to Visit Tupelo Now,” and if you haven’t read it, you should. The 10 reasons are places she visited – restaurants and stores dominate the list, and we know them all well. And, of course, Elvis’ birthplace is on it. We’ll give Southern Living and Ms. Street […]

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Bids opened for Elvis Presley trail work in Tupelo

As the annual Tupelo Elvis Festival gets set to start tonight, a project connected to the King’s birthplace took an important step today. Two bids were submitted to work on the Elvis Presley Birthplace Trail: Century Construction: $12,362,726.74 Key LLC: $11,528,115.04 The next step is for the bids to be reviewed by the Major Thoroughfare Committee, the City […]

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Tupelo Elvis Festival named one of top 20 events for 2014

Thank you, thank you very much!  The Tupelo Elvis Festival has been selected as one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events for 2014. Here’s what they said: The Southeast’s only international festival in honor of Elvis Presley; Tupelo, Mississippi’s native son, with the exception of Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. The internationally attended festival […]

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Elvis, Priscilla portrayed as supporting characters in movie

Tupelo’s favorite son, Elvis Presley, and his former bride, Priscilla, are portrayed in an upcoming movie. And Priscilla, if you’ll remember, visited Tupelo recently, receiving a key to the city as she visited the Elvis Birthplace. From Yahoo, here’s an excerpt about the movie: On Thursday in Los Angeles, actors Ron Livingston (“Office Space”) and Ashley Greene (“Twilight”) were […]

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