AP -- Managers of Elvis Presley's Graceland anointed their first "Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist" Friday night, ending a worldwide search for a Presley pretender to wear their official crown.
The new make-believe King is Shawn Klush, a 38-year-old Elvis impersonator from Pittston, Pennsylvania.
"It's unbelievable," he said of the victory. "It's an overwhelming experience, and it couldn't be in a better place ..."
- by John Branston
Aug 18, 2007
"Come on," says Tina Birchett. Birchett, publisher of the local African-American women's magazine Grace, is issuing an invitation to this weekend's Sisterhood Showcase at the Memphis Cook Convention Center. This huge, annual two-day event draws more than 25,000 participants and features fashion shows, cooking demos, live music, health screenings, and more. Among the celebrity guests appearing this year are Chef G. Garvin of TV One's Turn Up the Heat, gospel star Yolanda Adams, and bestselling author Kimberia Lawson Roby.
Birchett, who works on the event year-round, recently took a break to talk about the showcase....