Fly on the Wall 1414 

RedBall Project and the death of Elvis in Vegas

You Are Here

Last week, the Brooks Museum of Art announced that it would celebrate its 100th birthday by giving the city of Memphis a special gift. The gift will take the form of artist Kurt Perschke's "RedBall Project," a temporary site-specific work in which an enormous inflatable red ball is installed in various artist-chosen places all around the city.

click to enlarge flyby_redballproject.jpg

The big red ball will make life in Memphis more fun in a number of ways, especially if it fulfills its ultimate destiny and attracts the Big Red Dog.

click to enlarge flyby_cliffordthedogproject.jpg

Verbatim

"There's going to come a time when there's going to be one or two Elvises left out here, and it's going to be all there is to it." — Mark Rumpler, who officiates Elvis-themed weddings in Las Vegas, is quoted in a new CBS report about Elvis Presley's rapidly diminishing influence on Vegas culture. Rumpler told CBS that the number of Elvis-themed weddings his organization performs dropped from 40 percent to 15 percent in only one year.

click to enlarge flyby_markrumplerelviswedding.jpg

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
    • Vulnerable Vista

      French Forters worry silos would obstruct river views.
    • Raiford, Pence, and Power

      An icon passes, Pence punts, and politicians scrap on wind energy.
    • In Memoriam

      Some state bills that died (again) this year.

Blogs

News Blog

No New Taxes in Mayor's New Budget

News Blog

More Solar Power is Coming to the Mid-South

Music Blog

Eric Krasno Band live at Minglewood Hall

Hungry Memphis

Flying Saucer Downtown Reopening May 4

Intermission Impossible

High School Musical Award Nominees Announced, 2016-17

Film/TV/Etc. Blog

Music Video Monday: The Band CAMINO

Hungry Memphis

901 Wings Opening Downtown

Politics Beat Blog

Schedule for Local Democrats' Reorganization Efforts

ADVERTISEMENT

Readers also liked…

ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2017

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation