37 years later Elvis is still the king

Marigold Cultural Centre, By Melanie Grant

Published on August 5, 2014

Thane Dunn sold out his performance at Casino NB.

Jeff Chase Photography

Shane Dun and the Cadillac Kings bring the Elvis experience to Truro this Christmas

August 16, 1977 the world received the shocking news that Elvis Presley had passed away at home in his Graceland Mansion in Memphis Tennessee. Many people can tell you exactly where and what they were doing when they heard the news.

Also known as the King of Rock and Roll, Presley changed the face of 20th century pop culture. He left a huge legacy of music and movies, and is still loved by millions of people worldwide to this day.

To commemorate the 37th anniversary of his passing, Marigold Theatre manager Al Rosen is proud to announce he has secured international world champion Elvis tribute artist Thane Dunn and his eight-piece Cadillac Kings to perform at the Marigold later this year. Dunn, who has developed a cult-like following in the Maritimes, will be performing an intimate and interactive Elvis Christmas/gospel show on Dec. 19 and tickets just went on sale.

The new show will feature your Elvis Christmas favorites mixed in with Presley's worldwide hits, such as Suspicious Minds, followed by the gospel works of Elvis, such as How Great Thou Art and Amazing Grace.

Dunn is widely regarded as the best in the business and has been called the full Elvis package from his natural resemblance, uncanny Elvis voice, the moves, etc., but it’s his ability to create the illusion of Elvis onstage that separates him from the crowd.

His interaction with the audience is second to none and even people who saw the real thing live have said it was like watching him all over again. All of his stage suits are exact replicas of the elaborate jumpsuits popularized by Presley.

His newly revamped eight piece Cadillac Kings consist of three ECMA winners, the Shai Gospel winner of recording of the year and even a new female soprano singer all the way from England. The group has the Elvis TCB band’s sound down pat and is also amazing to watch.

Melanie Grant is the fundraising coordinator and MacLellan and Moffatt Financial Art Gallery curator at the Marigold Cultural Centre. She lives in Truro. www.marigoldcentre.ca