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Extreme makeover: Graceland updating visitor center

A new entertainment complex being built across the street from Graceland — Elvis Presley's former home-turned-museum — will include a large soundstage for live performances and movie screenings, and an exhibit honoring influential music producer Sam Phillips, officials said Monday.

A large artist's rendering of the planned 200,000 square-foot entertainment center was unveiled by Joel Weinshanker and Jack Soden, two executives of Elvis Presley Enterprises.

The $45 million complex is set to open next spring, replacing the aging visitor center across the street from the Graceland home where the rock and roll singer and film star spent 20 years before his death on...

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