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rarely-seen videos, fea­ture seg­ments filmed just for the event and much more.” Guests in­clude orig­i­nal Elvis drum­mer DJ Fon­tana, Pres­ley girl­friend and “Mil­lion Dol­lar Quar­tet” wit­ness Mar­i­lyn Riehl, for­mer Sun em­ployee Bar­bara Sims, The Sweet In­spi­ra­tions, Estelle Brown, and Ray Walker of The Jor­danaires. A por­tion of the pro­gram will also fo­cus on the new Elvis re­lease “Way Down In The Jun­gle Room.” Tick­ets are $40. Ge­orge Klein’s Elvis Mafia Re­union, 5 p.m. Al­fred’s, 197 Beale

Mem­phis ra­dio/tv per­son­al­ity and long­time Elvis con­fi­dante Ge­orge Klein hosts a re­union of Pres­ley pals on Beale Street, as they “rem­i­nisce, share sto­ries and an­swer ques­tions.” Ad­mis­sion is $45 and in­cludes din­ner. Pro­ceeds go to Make-aWish and the EP Char­ity Din­ner. Reser­va­tions are ac­cepted by call­ing Al­fred’s at 901-525-3711. “The Gospel Mu­sic of Elvis Pres­ley,” 8 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Grace­land

Cel­e­brat­ing the spir­i­tual mu­sic that inf lu­enced Elvis, this con­cert pro­gram will fea­ture Bill Baize, Don­nie Sum­ner, Larry Strick­land and Ed Hill, for­mer mem­bers of JD Sum­ner and the Stamps Quar­tet; Terry Black wood, Da rrell Toney and Lynn Royce Tay­lor of Terry Black­wood and The Im­pe­ri­als; plus mu­si­cians Andy Childs and Terry Mike Jef­frey. Tick­ets are $50.

Mon­day, Aug. 15

“Con­ver­sa­tions on Elvis: Elvis Co-stars,” 9 a.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Grace­land

Elvis movie co-stars War­ren Ber­linger (“Spinout”), Ce­leste Yar­nall (“Live a Lit­tle, Love a Lit­tle”) and Christo­pher Rior­dan (“Viva Las Ve­gas” and “Clam­bake”) elvis-re­lated items will be avail­able at the Auc­tion at Grace­land, which be­gins Aug. 13. will dis­cuss their ex­pe­ri­ences with host Tom Brown. Tick­ets are $30. “An Af­ter­noon with Elvis’ Pi­ano Man, Glen D. Hardin,” 2 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Grace­land

Elvis’ TCB Band mem­ber Glen Hardin and mu­si­cian Andy Childs will share sto­ries of the King. Hardin, a Pres­ley side­man on stage and in the stu­dio from 1970 to 1976, will also per­form with Childs. In­di­vid­ual tick­ets are $25. Ron­nie Mc­dow­ell book sign­ing, 4:30 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Grace­land

Singer Ron­nie Mc­Dow­ell will sign copies of his au­to­bi­og­ra­phy, “Bring­ing It to You Per­son­ally.” Mc­dow­ell pals DJ Fon­tana, Ray Walker and Ge­orge Klein will

also be on hand to sign. Event is free, but books will be for sale, and fans must have a copy to get an au­to­graph.

Can­dle­light Vigil, 8:30 p.m., Gates of Grace­land

Fol­low­ing the open­ing cer­e­mony at the main gate, fans will be able to walk the house’s drive­way to “Elvis’ gravesite and back down car­ry­ing a can­dle in quiet re­mem­brance.” Free ad­mis­sion. Gates re­main open un­til ev­ery­one can pay their re­spects. Free se­cured park­ing at the Grace­land vis­i­tor cen­ter com­plex af­ter 6 p.m.

Tues­day, Aug. 16

“Elvis Love Songs,” 10 a.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Grace­land

Cap­ping Elvis Week 2016, this morn­ing con­cert will cel­e­brate the King’s love songs, fea­tur­ing per­for­mances by Terry Mike Jef­frey, Jamie Kel­ley and Gla­dys & May­belle. Tick­ets are $30.

Ge­orge Klein’s Elvis Me­mo­rial Ser­vice, noon, Main Theater Build­ing, Univer­sity of Mem­phis

Hosted by Ge­orge Klein, this free event will in­clude ap­pear­ances and speeches by Pres­ley fam­ily mem­bers and celebrity guests. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact the U of M Depart­ment of Com­mu­ni­ca­tion at 901678-2565.

Cour­tesy of elvis Pres­ley en­ter­prises

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A va­ri­ety of events all week will lead up to the ul­ti­mate elvis trib­ute Con­test fi­nals Aug. 13 at the or­pheum.

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