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TICKETS FOR HEART OF THE KING ON SALE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2014 Appearing at the Bob Carr Theater January 24, 2015
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announces tickets on sale for Heart of the King – A Tribute to Elvis at the Bob Carr Theater at 8:00 p.m. January 24, 2015. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office at 844.513.2014 or by visiting the Box office at 445 Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. or online atdrphillipscenter.org. Online and phone ticket purchases include handling fees.
Shawn Klush (70’s Elvis)
The Closest Thing to the King in Concert
In just a short time Shawn Klush has emerged as the world’s top professional Elvis Tribute Artist. Born and raised in the small coal-mining town of Pittston, Pennsylvania, Shawn’s love for music led him to begin imitating his musical idol, Elvis Presley. He performed in the famous Poconos region followed by a tour of Canada where he entered and won the $5,000.00 prize in the “Worldwide Elvis Competition” in Montreal. This caught the attention of the award winning Las Vegas show, “Legends in Concert” where in 2004 he starred as ‘Elvis’ in their Branson MO. production. He also alternated in their Las Vegas and Atlantic City show rooms. Each January he stars in the “Elvis Birthday Tribute Tour”, an Elvis extravaganza with Elvis’ own musicians, singers, and friends, in major venues in multiple cities.
Shawn has released 3 CDs and a CD Single. He has performed with Elvis’ closest friends, musicians and singers such as JD Sumner and the Stamps Quartet, The Jordanaires, The Imperials, DJ Fontana, Charlie Hodge, Jerry Scheff, The Sweet Inspirations, Joe Guercio, Jerry Schilling and Joe Esposito. He portrayed Elvis in the hit TV miniseries “Shake, Rattle and Roll” which aired on CBS and VH1.
On Jan 6th just 2 days before Elvis’ 70th Birthday, Shawn became grand champion at the $25,000.00 “World Elvis Tribute Artist Competition”. He then received “The People’s Choice Award” from Gibson Guitar Co in Nashville for “Best Concert Elvis”. Shawn was then named the “World’s Greatest Elvis” by 6.5 million international viewers on BBC1 Television in the United Kingdom. Finally, on August 16th, on the 30th anniversary of Elvis’ passing, Shawn was named the ‘First Ever’ “Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist” by Elvis Presley Enterprises in Memphis TN. Recently, Shawn sold out a 15 city tour of Australia and has record breaking performances in The US, Australia, Switzerland, Canada, the UK and South America. In 2010 Shawn began headlining an annual event at the Las Vegas Hilton
now licensed by EPE called The Las Vegas Elvis Fest (Heart of the King) in a show called Elvis! That’s the Way it Was. At this year’s event Shawn received the Heart of the King, Worldwide Ambassador of Elvis Award. In February Shawn was the featured musical guest on the Late Show with David Letterman.
Shawn Klush is “The Closest Thing to the King in Concert”
CODY RAY SLAUGHTER (50’s and 60’s Elvis)
Actor ~ Entertainer ~ Recording Artist
Cody Ray Slaughter is hailed as one of the most talented, young Actors, Singer and Elvis Tribute Artist in the country. Born and raised in Harrison, Arkansas, gateway to the beautiful Ozark Mountains, Cody Slaughter began entertaining at the young age of 13. A true Southern boy, Cody’s true passion for Elvis’ music and memory has directed his career path.
Cody has performed all across the country as well as in many theaters in Branson, MO, such as Tony Roi’s Elvis Experience, Legends In Concert, 50’s At The Hop and The Liverpool Legends as well as in Pigeon Forge, TN where Cody was the featured entertainer at The Tennessee Shindig for over a year at the young age of 17. Cody also appeared on MTV’s “My Super Sweet 16”. Slaughter has been performing at special events, corporate functions, and entertainment venues throughout the United States. His uncanny portrayal of Elvis Presley exhibits his amazing love for who he calls, “the greatest entertainer of all time”.
“My greatest joy is when I am acting and especially paying tribute to Elvis and his music and keeping his spirit alive with his fans” Cody Slaughter June 2010.
Among some of Cody’s most exciting accolades were winning The People’s Choice Award during Elvis Week 2008. In July of 2011. At the Las Vegas Elvis Fest, Cody received The New Horizon Award for best new Elvis Tribute Artist. The award was given on the same stage where Elvis made history at the Las Vegas Hilton.
Representing Tupelo, Mississippi (Elvis’ Birthplace) Elvis Presley Enterprises’ named Cody the 2011 ‘Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist in Memphis TN this past August.
In Oct 2011, Cody took on the roll of Elvis Presley in the road tour of the hit theatrical production ‘The Million Dollar Quartet’.
Cody Slaughter, the 21 year old singing sensation, has the raw talent and passion that Elvis himself exhibited when he first started. Excited fans have crowned Cody the new ‘Prince of Rock and Roll’.