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Insiders Artifact: "Aloha from Hawaii: Original Concert Ticket

October 04, 2012

On January 14, 1973, Elvis made television and entertainment history with his “Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii - Via Satellite” special. Over one billion viewers from 40 countries watched this televised event and more American households watched this performance that man's first walk on the moon. Originally, the fundraising event's goal was to raise $25,000 but the Elvis' concert tripled those numbers, bringing in over $75,000 for the Kui Lee Cancer Fund in Hawaii. In honor of this iconic moment in Elvis career, Elvis Presley Enterprises is returning to Hawaii for the 40th anniversary celebration which includes an upscale Elvis experience in the place where Elvis loved to travel, film, and perform. This week's Insiders artifact is an original ticket to this iconic performance at the Honolulu International Center Arena. Fans will get to experience an enhance screening of this legendary concert in the same arena on January 14, 2013. Fans can book their Elvis-themed Hawaiian getaway by visiting Elvis.com/Aloha.

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