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Tupelore: "Tupelove" and "Favorite Son" at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
8/16/2012
7:00 p.m. Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Avenue
Details: The Brooks celebrates the life of Elvis Presley with filmmaker, comic book artist, and fellow-Tupeloean John Michael McCarthy, the author behind "Teenage Tupelo," "The Sore Losers," and "Superstarlet A.D." McCarthy will screen and discuss "Tupelove," a fifteen-minute short exploring the boyhood mythos of Elvis, which features little-known places in and around Tupelo, Mississippi. Created for the Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau, "Tupelove" stars Corey Parker and Amy LaVere, and is narrated by Elvis’ original drummer, D.J. Fontana. McCarthy will also screen footage from a work-in-progress called "Favorite Son," which documents the making of the seven-foot tall “Tupelo Elvis” bronze statue by sculptor Bill Beckwith, modeled on Elvis’ pose in the Roger Marshutz photograph shot at the 1956 Tupelo Fair and slated to be unveiled at Fairpark in Tupelo on August 9. Admission is $8.00; $6.00 for Brooks members. For questions, call Memphis Brooks Museum of Art at 901-544-6226.

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Phone: 901-544-6226