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    Phenix City, Alabama was Once the Most Dangerous City in America

    Phenix City, Alabama has a population of 36,435 according to the 2019 statistics. But there was a time that it was even less populated and yet very dangerous. It may be hard to believe, but this little spot in the road on the Alabama side of the Chattahoochee River was controlled by organized crime, whorehouses and gambling; just to name a few issues plaguing the area. According to the Encyclopedia of Alabama: A 1954 report by the US Army’s Criminal Investigation Division stated that the small town had more per capita incidences of venereal disease and violence than any other city in America! Indeed. It was so out of control that…

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    WJHL.COM: “Celebrating Women: Dolly Parton marks 60 years in music”

    “I really like to believe that I’ve been a good example for country people — for southern people in general,” Parton said. “I’ve never tried to be different than what I was.  I just wanted to be my best self. I’m proud to be a country person; I’ve never tried to lose my accent.”  Read full article.   By: Josh Smith  Austin Kellerman

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    Elvis Presley’s Last Love

    On August 16, 1977 in Memphis, Tennessee it was already 93 degrees at 2:30 pm. The humidity hung thick in the air – leaving anyone who ventured outside of the comfort of air conditioning sticky and moist. The world was only moments away from learning that one of its most famous and beloved entertainers had died. It was unconscionable that Elvis Presley was gone. Yes, he was suffering from an array of health conditions and was battling a now well-known dependence on prescription drugs, but he was only 42-years-old. He seemed bigger than life. He was making plans for the future. Then it all just stopped. Among the plans he…

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    A Southern Gentleman is Hard to Find – But this Video of Elvis Shows What One Looks Like!

    As part of our ongoing participation in Elvis Week 2018 we'd like to share this video of Elvis Presley - a true Southern gentleman. Watch how kind he is to the little girl presenting him with a Medallion of Life from the Sioux Nation, June 1977. He went out of his way to put her at ease. As the camera scans the room you'll notice his father Vernon and fiancee Ginger Alden.

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    New Graceland Exhibit – Growing Up Presley

    As part of our ongoing participation in Elvis Week 2018, we’d like to share a video of the latest Graceland exhibit: “Growing Up Presley.” The exhibit focuses on Lisa Marie Presley and is sure to be a welcomed addition to the tour experience! The ribbon cutting took place in Memphis August 10th, with Elvis’ granddaughter, actress Riley Keough doing the honors. https://www.localmemphis.com/video/lisa-marie-presley-daughter-on-hand-to-open-new-graceland-exhibit-growing-up-presley_20180810221756/1360047009

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    Elvis and Lisa Marie Presley Sing Gospel Together

    The much anticipated revamped versions of Elvis Presley’s treasured gospel songs will release 8/10/18. However, the official video of the song “Where No One Stands Alone” in which his daughter Lisa duets with her father is out now. It features a haunting blend of photos and videos of Lisa with her Daddy, as well as footage of the recording session. It will put a lump in your throat. To many Elvis fans this compilation is a pleasant surprise given that Lisa, a former Scientologist, has decided to turn to sacred music. But considering the reports of her personal troubles maybe like the rest of her fellow Southerners who wander to…

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    Lewis Grizzard – A Southern Original

    During the prime of his career as a humorist, author and newspaper columnist for the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, Lewis Grizzard represented the true personality of the South; he loved the past, yet embraced the future. In fact, he so broke the stereotypical view the world has of southerners that New York Times reporter Peter Applebome once called Lewis “the patron saint of the new suburban South, where you could have both the values of the old general store and the designer label wares of the megamalls.” Despite being a professed bbq eating redneck, he lived in Atlanta’s exclusive Ansley Park area and travelled all over the world to sample…

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    Elvis Week 2018 Line-Up Announced

    JULY 19, 2018 Events include an All-New Gospel Album listening party with Lisa Marie Presley, an unprecedented 10 concerts, the opening of the new Chapel In The Woods, and new exhibits at Elvis Presley’s Memphis Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee has announced that Elvis Week 2018 will feature more events and performances than ever. Newly announced guests and events include marking the 50th Anniversary of the “’68 Comeback Special” with director and producer of the special, Steve Binder.The recently announced gospel album from RCA/Legacy Recordings, “Elvis Presley – Where No One Stands Alone,” will be heard for the first time at Graceland during a special listening party hosted by Lisa Marie Presley on August 11,…