A Tribute to the King

REPORTING:  RABBIT ZIELKE

On Friday, May 21st, there will be a benefit concert at the Choo Choo Centennial Theater.  A Tribute to the King will feature Elvis’ Jordanaires, the vocal group that toured with Elvis for many years.  They will be singing along with Ron Moore, a tribute artist with a remarkable singing voice that sounds so much like the king of rock and roll that you would think Elvis was right there in the room.

Part of the proceeds from the concert will go to benefit the Unbroken youth initiative—an asset-based community organizing initiative and “call to action” headed up by the City of Chattanooga Department of Education, Arts & Culture and partners—engaging youth in communities across the city to build literacy and address social issues through the arts—and also benefiting Eagles Rest Ranch horse therapy program.  Tickets are available by calling 423-702-8976 or order online at www.tix.com.

The benefit concert will also be filmed as part of a documentary on Elvis.  The film team is following Ron Moore from Tupelo, Las Vegas, Memphis, Chattanooga, Nashville and an Elvis Festival in Canada.  The 3 part television special should air early 2011.

Ron Moore and his wife Lois recently moved to Chattanooga and are planning to stay.  As a full-time Elvis tribute artist, Ron travels often and decided Chattanooga is an excellent location for his home.  Look for him to be performing at the Choo Choo Centennial Theatre more in the future.

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