Latest Elvis Presley News

Memphis City Council postpones Graceland expansion vote

Jun. 18, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — City Council members in Memphis, Tennessee, have again postponed a vote on an expansion project at Elvis Presley's Graceland. Council members on Tuesday agreed for the fifth time to delay a vote related to a plan to provide tax incentives for a $100 million expansion of the...

Dan + Shay spill details of the Jonas-Turner secret wedding

Jun. 6, 2019 7:58 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — How secretive was the wedding of Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner? So secretive that even performers Dan + Shay didn't tell their own significant others. "We were walking on eggshells. We didn't even tell our wives we were going there," said Dan Smyers, half of the country duo. "Getting...

Randy Travis gets candid in first memoir post-stroke

Jun. 3, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than a month after Randy Travis suffered a near fatal stroke in 2013, doctors were not hopeful about his recovery. Complications were piling up, including a collapsed lung and infections, and the country star was in a near comatose state. His doctors told his then-girlfriend...

Ronnie James Dio to tour in hologram form

May. 30, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Images of explosions, fire and dragons stream across a massive digital screen set behind a band playing the opening chords of Dio's "King of Rock and Roll." The screen switches to an apocalyptic scene of nuclear power plant smokestacks spewing against a molten-colored sky. The center...

Sports Illustrated magazine sold for $110 million

May. 28, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sports Illustrated magazine has been sold for $110 million to a company that specializes in managing fashion, entertainment and sports brands, including marketing rights to Shaquille O'Neal and Muhammad Ali. The seller, Meredith Corp., will continue running the print edition and the website...

California show explores Warhol's social, tech foreshadowing

May. 25, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Before Instagram and Facebook, before selfies and filters that perfect selfies, there was Andy Warhol, using his art to imbue friends, family, celebrities — even himself — with a certain mystique. A retrospective of Warhol's work on display in San Francisco captures the...

10 Things to Know for Today

May. 23, 2019 8:44 AM EDT

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. 'VIOLENT TORNADO' TOUCHES DOWN IN MISSOURI CAPITAL The twister wreaks heavy damage in Jefferson City as severe weather sweeps across the state, causing three deaths and leaving many people trapped in the...

Exhibits about Ali, nature, motorcycles opening at Graceland

May. 23, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A massive new exhibition and entertainment hall is set to open at Elvis Presley's Graceland in Tennessee with three museum-style exhibits, including one focused on the life and career of late boxing great Muhammad Ali. Graceland officials say the 80,000-square-foot...

Actor-comedian Sammy Shore, father of Pauly, dies at 92

May. 18, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sammy Shore, an actor and standup comedian who co-founded the Comedy Store, died Saturday. He was 92. Through a spokeswoman, Shore's family said he died at his Las Vegas home surrounded by family. He was the father of actor-comedian Pauly Shore. Shore's nearly seven-decade career stretched...

Today in History

May. 1, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, May 1, the 121st day of 2019. There are 244 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 1, 1707, the Kingdom of Great Britain was created as a treaty merging England and Scotland took effect. On this date: In 1786, Mozart's opera "The Marriage of Figaro"...