Fly on the Wall 

Never-ending Elvis

From New York Times fashion writer Eric Wilson: "Elvis, of course, was the Lady Gaga of his day." The article about Graceland's "Fashion King" exhibit ends with Wilson observing that Elvis may "have been just an ordinary guy with a thing for guns."

Second Look

Never let it be said that former mayor and congressional hopeful Willie Herenton doesn't listen to his critics. His first clumsy attempt at a campaign website had Memphis' online political observers asking some big questions: Is it really all about race? Why does that combination of porn-site red and electric blue burn my eyes so much? That 1997 retro look: cool or not cool? And so on. Herenton's web crew heard the message and responded by making some simple but crucial design changes. The content's the same on the second version, an easier-on-the-eye retro 2004 look featuring tasteful white characters over a sturdy brick-red background.

Sweet SoleIl Music

Variety's Cirque reporter Bob Verini doesn't think du Soleil's tribute to the King takes care of business. According to Verini, "Elvis hasn't left the building, but his presence is only partly felt in 'Viva Elvis.'" The review accuses the show of "Vegas cliches" and of not "seriously honoring" Elvis' impact. It concludes with a warning to all Cirque-N-Roll fans: The "sumptuous Aria may seem like Heartbreak Hotel." At least he didn't say "hunka hunka" or "it's a Jungle Room out there."

Keep the Flyer Free!

Always independent, always free (never a paywall),
the Memphis Flyer is your source for the best in local news and information.

Now we want to expand and enhance our work.
That's why we're asking you to join us as a Frequent Flyer member.

You'll get membership perks (find out more about those here) and help us continue to deliver the independent journalism you've come to expect.


Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
    • Station Break

      A new group wants some big changes at WEVL.
    • Transit Trouble

      MATA’s proposed service cuts spark concern.

Blogs

Hungry Memphis

All-Star Chef Lineup to Celebrate Andrew Michael's 10th

Film/TV/Etc. Blog

Music Video Monday: Brennan Villines

News Blog

Explore Bike Share Expands to Mud Island

From My Seat

The USFL: When Pro Football Was Fun

Tiger Blue

Tigers 52, South Alabama 35

Film/TV/Etc. Blog

Let's Do The Time Warp Drive-In With John Waters

Intermission Impossible

Hattiloo Puts the School-to-Prison Pipeline in the Spotlight

News Blog

Female Population On the Rise at Shelby County Jail

Music Blog

Dancing Highlife in Memphis, Obruni Style

ADVERTISEMENT

More by Chris Davis

Readers also liked…

ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2018

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