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Sep 22

Communities in School Dinner Train
9/22/2012
Bryson City, NC
Details: Hosted by Communities in Schools of the Great Smoky Mountains, the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad (GSMR) will be rocking and rolling down the tracks as we welcome a very special dinner train; A Tribute to Elvis Presley! Departing 7:30 p.m., Saturday, September 22, the King of Rock n Roll is in the building! Your fantastic meal for the evening will consist of three courses presented by our esteemed Chef Elton Foster. Starting with savory pumpkin bisque, a filling entrée of prime rib / roasted pork loin / portabella mushroom accompanied with fire roasted vegetables, garlic mashed potatoes and a warm yeast dinner roll! Satisfy your sweet tooth with a New York style cheesecake for dessert! Full bar service available for purchase. For more information and reservations, please call 800-872-4681 or GSMR.com.  

The mission of Communities in Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. CIS is the leading dropout prevention organization in the county, and the only such organization that is proven to decrease the dropout rate and increase on-time graduation rates. Students that have CIS support have almost a 98% chance of staying in school.

"Elvis at 21: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer" at the Pink Palace Museum
7/21/2012 - 10/14/2012
July 21 - October 14. Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central Avenue in Memphis.
Details: Come relive the King’s innocent younger days and feel the energy of a young man who was only just beginning to realize his potential. Alfred Wertheimer’s gorgeous photo exhibit has been displayed in prestigious museums and galleries across the country, including the National Portrait Gallery in D.C. and the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. The exhibit is finally coming back to its rightful home here in Memphis just in time for Elvis Week 2012. The Pink Palace will be extending their hours until 9:00 p.m. on August 10 - 15 for the week-long celebration.

Web: www.memphismuseums.org/exhibit-14909/
Elvis is in the Building Photography Exhibition
6/23/2012 - 10/31/2012
Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Avenue.
Details: Elvis is in the Building, a photography exhibition curated by Marina Pacini, Chief Curator and Curator of American, Modern, and Contemporary Art, will be on view at the Brooks from June 23 through October 31. Consisting of early, yet iconic photographs of Elvis Presley, the exhibition includes an Ernest Withers photograph of Elvis and B.B. King at the 1957 WDIA Goodwill Revue and a 1956 image of Elvis on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle by Alfred Wertheimer. Find out more about the Brooks Museum of Art, including hours and admission, by clicking here.

Web: brooksmuseum.org/