Elvis at 21: Live in Concert
Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 7:00 PM (EST)
Thursday, January 20, 2011, at 7:00 p.m.
Featuring Scot Brucer
Produced by Jewell Robinson
Written and narrated by E. Warren Perry Jr.
As part of its ongoing Cultures in Motion series, the National Portrait Gallery, in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and Govinda Gallery, presents Elvis Presley live in concert, in the person of tribute artist, actor, musician, and Disneyland regular Scot Bruce, performing with his four backup musicians. With music from Elvis Presley’s breakout year of 1956, the concert will be accompanied by narration by “Elvis at 21” co-curator E. Warren Perry Jr. The program is sure to thrill audiences, not only with the music that launched Elvis’s mythical career, but with the stories and history behind the songs and the man.
This program is presented in conjunction with the National Portrait Gallery’s exhibition “Elvis at 21: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer.”
This event is free; however, reservations are suggested since seating is limited. Reserve your tickets above!
Image credits: Left: Elvis Kneeling at the Mosque Theatre (detail) by Alfred Wertheimer, 1956. Govinda Gallery, Washington, D.C. © Alfred Wertheimer; right: Scot Bruce as Elvis Presley (detail)
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National Portrait Gallery, Cultures in Motion Programs
Cultures in Motion is the National Portrait Gallery's performing arts series. Broad in scope, the series is designed to educate, entertain, and promote mutual understanding of the diverse cultures that make up both the NPG collection and the mosaic of American heritage. The series uses the medium of portrayal to interpret the lives of the sitters via theater, music, and the literary and visual arts.