Monday, January 16, 2012

Elvis Lives--in your head, your heart, and in your stories!

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts recently opened its excellent exhibit Elvis at 21, a series of black and white photographs by legendary photographer Alfred Wertheimer of Elvis Presley in the prime of his youth.  To complement that exhibit, the VMFA will be hosting a film panel and conversation about Elvis on Friday, January 20, 2012 at the museum's Leslie Cheek Theatre from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.  Tickets will cost $8.

A book sale and signing will occur from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and Wertheimer will be on hand to sign copies of the exhibition catalogue.  From 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., the film Elvis '56 will be screened.  Narrated by Levon Helm, this amazing documentary captures the magical year when Elvis Presley was on the cusp of superstardom.  Elvis's momentous appearances in Richmond that year are featured.

Finally, from 7:45 to 9:00 p.m., there will be a panel conversation with questions and answers with Mr. Wertheimer, local radio DJ Tony Booth, the Smithsonian Institution's S. Marquette Folley, and classic rock and roll singer Ron Moody (of Ron Moody and the Centaurs).  This promises to be a memorable Elvis evening!  Maury Place at Monument is just a few blocks away from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Mac Pence and Jeff Wells
your Richmond Virginia Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers at Maury Place at Monument