CURRENT NEWS & EVENTS SEPTEMBER, 2022

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2022

Below is the Elvis news report for this month by Emiel Maier.  As always Mr. Maier did a very good job…except he did not understand the reason, the purpose, or the meaning of Priscilla’s birthday speech at the Candlelight Vigil.  I guess he is not a follower of this website which is authorized and approved by Elvis himself.

#ElvisPresleyNewsReport @Emiel Maier Every month I will post an Elvis Presley News Report. If you like this posting then please inform other kindred spirits (like fellow Elvis-fans!). (Spread the word!) THANKS to all who have put this EPNR on their Facebook page. I truelly appreciate that!!! Thanks for subscribing.

Elvis Presley News Report 2022: September. (Details On Tour box-set, Lansky Brothers & Cilla’s fail

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2022

Some good news!!  Jesse called this afternoon and he is doing well.  We had a very good visit.   He was checking on my state of healing.  He was apologetic that he did not get to call last week.  He was having trouble with his phone which was very frustrating.  As always, his call made my day and lifted my spirits immensely.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2022

Those who have been following my work for a good while will recall my many mentions of the album THE KILLER, THE KING  which is one of my very early “Elvis-after-1977″  finds and one of my very favorites too.  

I have come across this album which is currently for sale at a reasonable price on eBay.  I want to share this item with anyone who has read and heard my posts regarding this album and may have an interest in buying it.

Below is the link to the eBay listing:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/233946090155

The Killer The King Jerry Lee Lewis Roller Skate  VG+

Condition:

Seller Notes:
“Record is in very good plus condition. The cover is in good condition. The cover has a split in the seam approximately 6 inches. Please see photos.”
Artist:  Jerry Lee Lewis
Type:  LP
Record Grading:  Very Good Plus (VG+)
Record Size:  12″
Release Title:  The Killer The King
Record Label:  Roller Skate
Release Year:  1982
Genre:  Rock
Sleeve Grading:  Good (G)

Price:  US $22.95

Below are the links to my videos on YouTube of both sides of this album.  Listen and rejoice!

side 1

side 2

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2022

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2022

I apologize for not adding anything to my site for the past week.  Tom and I both came down with horrible colds beginning last Thursday night and are just now returning to normal.  

Also, the healing and rehab therapy for both arms/shoulders is not progressing very well.  I am still in a lot of pain and very limited use of my arms and hands.  I will return for a follow-up visit with the orthopedic surgeon next Monday 19th.  He will be x-raying both arms/shoulders to determine if they are healing.  I am kind of discouraged as it will soon be 4 months since the first break.

I am in some degree of constant pain all of the time.  So, please understand and forgive me for not responding to all your e-mails.  The pain, plus the twice-weekly physical therapy sessions and the time spent doing the therapy at home really cuts into my time and stamina.   I am accustomed to the chronic pain which I have dealt with for so many years but this takes it to a whole new level of misery.

My thanks to everyone for your understanding and patience.  Prayers, please.

Love, light, and peace to all,

Linda

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Below is an article that I want to add to my website as an update to one which I posted years ago about the same topic.

Tom and I toured either Graceland or an Elvis museum where we saw the below red DEA warmup suit many years ago.  I had our photos of this suit in one of our albums from our trips and I thought I recalled us seeing the suit at Graceland…but I must have been mistaken…perhaps it was in the Jimmy Velvet museum or another museum.

Below are some facts about this suit that I did not know or else could not recall when I first posted my photos of this suit.  Below is my original article followed by the facts about this suit which I received just last week from Bill Glass’s email.

The below photos are of two items that were on display way back many years ago during one of our visits to an Elvis museum which we photographed. As you can see, one is of a DEA logo jogging suit and the other is of a federal badge.

You will notice THIS above the DEA logo on this suit: NATIONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE while Elvis’ later suits which he was wearing right up until August 16, 1977, displayed DEA STAFF.  I was told by Wanda June Hill who was a dear friend of Elvis’ that he DID undergo training for the law enforcement titles which were his.  

Red DEA Suit at Graceland logo enlarged

PLEASE BE CERTAIN TO NOTICE THAT THE BELOW BADGE WHICH WAS ON DISPLAY SHOWS “RETIRED“.  IF THIS WAS ELVIS’ OWN BADGE, THEN THIS PROVES THAT ELVIS’ WAS A REAL BADGE AND NOT HONORARY.  I HAVE NOT QUESTIONED JESSE AND THEREFORE I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YEAR THE “RETIRED” BADGE WAS ISSUED.

Elvis' DEA Badge on display Graceland enlarged retired

Below is the original photo of the above “retired” badge as we photographed it on display.

Elvis Federal badge with retired on it

SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2018

I don’t feel that I made enough of an emphasis above on the great significance of this particular suit’s emblem.

Below is an enlargement of the logo/emblem. Please take note of the wording above the DEA logo.

If this was Elvis’ own suit, then this PROVES that Elvis did undergo training to qualify for carrying the federal badge and that the badge was NOT just an honorary badge for his badge collection.

I was told by Wanda June Hill that Elvis did undergo a lot of training for the law enforcement activities in which he was involved.

I apologize for repeating my earlier posting…just want to make sure that everyone realizes what they are seeing here.

Red DEA Suit at Graceland logo enlarged
“National Training Institute”

Below is the recent excerpt from the e-mail which I received from Mr. Glass about the above red DEA suit which is now for sale along with many other very nice Elvis relics.  Please see Mr. Glass’ contact information at the end of this article.

Below is Bud Glass’s contact information should anyone be interested in purchasing this suit or any other of Mr. Glass’s beautiful Elvis relics.

 Elvis Relics elvisrelics@gmail.com

I do have an entire section of my original website devoted to the topic of Elvis’ interest in and work with law enforcement agencies.  If you care to visit and view all of my material about this topic, below is the link to that page:

ELVIS – FEDERAL & OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT – AGENCIES – ACTIVE DUTY – PHOTOS – DOCUMENTATION

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2022

Good news/sad news!  Jesse called Wednesday evening…that’s the good news.  The sad news is that Tom and I had gone for a short stroll outside and missed his call.  He left a message on our machine and it was definitely a most welcome sound to listen to his message.  He said that he is doing alright and that made me happy.  As always, his call certainly was a most welcome blessing in our day and made me feel better.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2022

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2022

Below is a detailed informative article regarding the new Elvis TV channel.  I haven’t been able to check this out yet myself.  It certainly sounds very good and interesting.  I was pleased to read that this channel will even carry some of Elvis’ own favorite movies and shows.

Cinedigm launches free dedicated Elvis Presley channel on 7 streaming platforms

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Cinedigm disclosed roughly a year ago it would create a dedicated channel focused on Presley, who died in 1977. (Getty Images)

 Cinedigm has launched The Elvis Presley Channel, a new dedicated channel featuring the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll films, specials and more, on seven streaming platforms.

Those platforms include LG Channels, Amazon’s Freevee, Vizio, Dish’s Sling TV, Comcast’s Xumo, Plex, and Allen Media Group’s Local Now. With the distribution partners, the free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) channel has reach of more than 100 million devices.

Along with content featuring Elvis Presley, the channel also has series and lifestyle programming inspired by the late music icon, including new original series that’s in development.

The launch has been in the making as Cinedigm disclosed roughly a year ago it would create a dedicated channel focused on Presley, who died in 1977, in partnership with Elvis Presley Enterprises and ABG Entertainment.

In addition to the seven streaming platforms, Xfinity’s What to Watch channel on Xumo will host a curated collection of films and documentaries from the Elvis channel during primetime, starting July second weekend and then continuing weekly through the rest of the month.

“Elvis Presley is an iconic performer whose global appeal transcends across generations and a diverse range of fans,” said Erick Opeka, President of Cinedigm Digital Networks. “We see his ongoing influence today in music, movies, fashion and culture.”

The aim of the channel is not only to appeal to existing fans “but to engage new generations of fans through our curated and creative program line-up,” Opeka continued.

And Cidedigm pointed to 2022 as a big year for fans of the legendary artist, pointing to Warner Bros. Pictures’ cinematic drama ELIVS by filmmaker Baz Luhrmann (which battled at the North American box office this weekend where it brought in $30.5 million and tied blockbuster Top Gun: Maverick for first place) , and the forthcoming Netflix Elvis action-comedy animated series “Agent King,” along with two planned Elvis albums from Sony later this year.

2022 also marks the 45th anniversary of Elvis’ death, with Graceland honoring the date with Elvis Week from August 9- August 17 in Memphis.

Cinedigm is catering to an enthusiastic fan base.

“We are thrilled for fans to immerse themselves in Elvis’ world with the launch of The Elvis Presley Channel,” said Matt Abruzzo, senior director of Brand Management, Entertainment, at Authentic Brands Group (ABG), owner of Elvis Presley Enterprises, in a statement. “The Elvis fandom is incredibly passionate, and when it comes to serving enthusiastic fan bases, no one does it better than Cinedigm.”

Programming details

For the new FAST channel Cinedgim is promising a mix of new and classic programming, with content refreshed monthly with hundreds of hours of films and series.

Films, series and documentaries will be exclusively streamed such as the Elvis ’68 Comeback Special, Elvis Aloha from Hawaii and broadcast and unedited versions of Elvis, by the Presley’s. Other artists and related content will also be featured in themed programming blocks such as Elvis’s favorites, Elvis Inspired Reality, African American Artists that Inspired Elvis and 50s Rock N’ Roll Rebel Movies.

The channel is serving up some of the music star’s own favorite TV and films, including “The Beverly Hillbillies,” John Wayne movies “Angel and the Badman,” “Blue Steel” and “Riders of Destiny,” and Bruce Lee films “Warrior’s Journey” and “The Man The Myth.”

For Cinedigm, the launch marks the latest addition to its growing portfolio of FAST and subscription-based channels. Earlier in June it turned up The Bob Ross Channel en Español on The Roku Channel’s new Espacio Latino offering – tapping AI technology from Papercup for a dubbed Spanish-language version of the beloved painting series. The company counts 22 other dedicated channels spanning a variety of genres, such as anime (CONtv anime) Latinx (El Rey Network), classic film and TV (Film Detective), K-pop (KMT), women (MyTime Movie Network), and horror (Screambox), among others.

https://www.fiercevideo.com/video/cinedigm-launches-free-dedicated-elvis-presley-channel-7-streaming-platforms

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There is another copy of Jesse’s book for sale on eBay for a fairly good price if anyone is looking to buy it.

The Truth about Elvis Aron Presley: In His Own Words by Hinton, Donald RARE +!

Proof Elvis was still alive and faked his death!!

Condition:  Very good very Good

Price: US $85.00

https://www.ebay.com/itm/155165177589

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2022

I just hung up the phone from speaking with Jesse and he sounded so wonderful.  He called earlier this afternoon while we were away from home taking a good friend to her Dr. appointment.  He left a message which we loved hearing when we got home.  I was very happy that he did get a chance to call us back tonight.  Jesse wanted to know how my appointment with the Dr. went and to mention my upcoming birthday.  He could only stay on the phone for a very few minutes but his call made my whole day just as it always does.  No one ever had a more wonderful big brother.  I am so thankful for him always.

My Dr. visit went pretty well and the X-rays show that my arms/shoulders are still healing.  I will return to the surgeon for more x-rays on October 31st.  I still have pain and tire easily…thus my lack of activity here on the website.

As always, I thank everyone for your understanding and patience with my less-than-normal activity here.

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