Elvis lives on in Hawaii

Aug 17, 2019 zkwmegmu

first_imgElvis Presley Enterprises CEO Jack Soden presents Governor Abercrombie with a commemorative plaque Hundreds of Elvis fans have gathered in Hawaii as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations of The King’s “Aloha from Hawaii” concert that was simulcast to over one billion viewers worldwide on 14 January 1973. Guests have had the opportunity to attend exclusive events including Elvis-themed dance parties, performances and interviews with Elvis’ co-stars, friends and fellow musicians.The first-ever Hawaiian celebration will culminate in a one night only screening of the “Aloha from Hawaii” concert at Neal Blaisdell Arena on 14 January 2013. Elvis Presley Enterprises CEO Jack Soden attended an exclusive gathering at Washington Place this week to present a plaque to the Governor of Hawaii in commemoration of the historic event.“In Memphis, Tennessee we are very proud of our Southern hospitality,” Mr Soden said.“We believe that we are the most hospitable place on earth – well we did until a couple of days ago when we came to Hawaii and experienced Hawaiian hospitality and we couldn’t be more happy.” The plaque will be on display in the Governor’s office.“He felt the aloha spirit, he lived the aloha spirit. We are happy to claim Elvis Presley as one of our own,” Governor Abercrombie told e-Travel Blackboard. “A keiki o ka’aina – a child of the Islands.”The unveiling took place in front an audience including radio DJ and legendary concert promoter “Uncle” Tom Moffatt, actor Jim Nabors, performer Jimmy Borges, Elvis’ former co-stars and band members and representatives from Elvis Presley Enterprises. Governor Abercrombie also acknowledged the little-known fundraising efforts that Elvis undertook for the world-renowned Arizona Memorial located at the site of the Pearl Harbour bombings. “It was Elvis Presley who was the catalyst for allowing us today to recognise the singular importance of the memorial,” Governor Abercrombie said.“Elvis represents to us and to the rest of the world a humanity that connects us all.”“Elvis Presley was our shining national guitar.”Click here to view entire photo gallery. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Alast_img

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