Latest Elvis Presley News

Black-owned movie studio moves closer to fruition in Memphis

Jun. 19, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A development that organizers say “is poised to become the second-largest Black-owned film studio in the United States” moved one step closer to fruition June 10 when the Land Use Control Board approved the zoning adjustments necessary to build “BLP Film...

Mississippi hotel that hosted Al Capone, Elvis gets new life

Jun. 05, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Two years ago, Al Capone’s Hideout and Elvis’ getaway in Ocean Springs was in danger of being demolished. But now Gulf Hills Hotel has new, local owners with plans for transforming the historic property. “We bought it Dec. 31,” said local...

'Elvis' has left the sign as vandals hit singer's birthplace

Jun. 01, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Elvis Presley's birthplace in Mississippi is offering a $1,000 reward to figure out who took the word “Elvis" off the landmark's sign. The museum discovered the first name taken from the “Elvis Presley Birthplace, Museum & Chapel" sign over...

Suspect in Elvis impersonator's death ruled incompetent

May. 19, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A suspect in the death of a Louisiana-based Elvis Presley impersonator was ruled mentally incompetent to stand trial Wednesday. The Advocate newspaper reports that the ruling from a judge in New Orleans came after a...

Lloyd Price, singer and early rock influence, dies at 88

May. 08, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer-songwriter Lloyd Price, an early rock ’n roll star and enduring maverick whose hits included such up-tempo favorites as “Lawdy Miss Clawdy,” “Personality” and the semi-forbidden “Stagger Lee,” has died. He was 88. Price died Monday...

Storms spawn twisters in Mississippi, kill 2 in Georgia

May. 03, 2021 21:06 PM EDT

YAZOO CITY, Miss. (AP) — Severe storms spawning multiple tornadoes moved across the South on Monday, damaging homes and uprooting trees from Mississippi to West Virginia. A tornado spotted in Atlanta forced thousands to seek shelter, and one man was killed when a falling tree brought power...

Kansas teacher asks kids to be in wedding on TikTok

Apr. 22, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Students squealed with delight when their newly engaged Kansas teacher asked them to be in her wedding in a TikTok video that has more than 10 millions of views. The Wichita Eagle reports that Alexandra Stamps popped the question to her class of...

Retired Ohio sheriff and tiny K-9 partner die the same day

Apr. 16, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio county sheriff and his tiny police dog were inseparable, their lives unwaveringly intertwined. It thus seems fitting that retired Geauga County Sheriff Dan McClelland, 67, and his crime-fighting partner Midge, 16, would both die on Wednesday...

Today in History

Mar. 24, 2021 01:28 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2021. There are 282 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 24, 1976, the president of Argentina, Isabel Peron, was deposed by her...