Hall of Fame Opens Elvis Exhibit, Considers Expansion

Loving You: Collecting Elvis Presley, a spotlight exhibit on one of the most beloved and influential cultural figures of the twentieth century, will be unveiled August 6 at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. The exhibit, which celebrates Elvis Presley’s seventy-fifth birth year, is located within the Museum’s permanent exhibition and will run through January 2011.

Incorporating documents and artifacts from the Museum’s collection, the exhibit examines Presley’s continuing global appeal and the enduring support of his fans more than thirty years after Presley’s passing. Items to be displayed include a Munsingwear bathrobe and a Lord Nelson wristwatch owned by the King himself. Also featured are collectible items bearing Presley’s likeness, including a bronze bust designed by Armand LaMontagne, a Christmas ornament, a bottle of “Always Elvis” white wine, a porcelain music box and more.

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The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is looking into a expansion which would connect it with the new Nashville convention center currently in the works. The Tennessean reports that there are ongoing discussions about connecting the Hall to the proposed Music City Center, which would allow the museum to display more of its collection and possibly attract more visitors.

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Individual balcony seats for the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s All for the Hall Los Angeles fundraiser, taking place Thursday, September 23, at Club Nokia, will go on sale to the public on Friday, August 6. Tickets to the benefit concert, featuring performances by Country Music Hall of Fame members Emmylou Harris and Kris Kristofferson, superstar Taylor Swift, and a very special fourth chair that must remain anonymous, are available for $250 and $150 (reserved seats in VIP section of the balcony with access to the VIP lounge) and $115 (reserved seats in the balcony). Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, the STAPLES Center Box Office or at the Club Nokia box office. A limited number of VIP tables are still available for purchase at $5,000 and $10,000 levels.

To purchase tickets or tables or for more information, contact Holly Lane at [email protected] or telephone (615) 416-2035 or (800) 852-6437.

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