Letter From the Editor 

What Elvis Week means to Memphis — and to the world.

Hey, Memphis, it's Elvis Week! I know. You don't care. Neither do I, really. For locals, Elvis Week has about as much resonance as Arbor Day. But that won't be the case for thousands and thousands of people from around the country…

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