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  • First Elvis record is auctioned for $240,000

    LOS ANGELES The first record ever recorded by Elvis Presley sold for $240,000 late Thursday in a memorabilia auction in Memphis, Tenn., held on what would have been the 80th birthday of the King of Rock and Roll.
  • An Appreciation: Elvis Presley photographer Alfred Wertheimer (1929-2014)

    An Appreciation: Elvis Presley photographer Alfred Wertheimer (1929-2014)
    The first thing that springs to mind about my encounter in 2010 with Elvis Presley photographer Alfred Wertheimer, the man who shot the celebrated intimate images of Presley on the cusp of stardom in 1956, was the marrow-deep passion about his vocation....

    50 shows for fall: The game's just beginning

    50 shows for fall: The game's just beginning
    Cooler temperatures and changing leaves might cue the chants of “wait until next year” for Chicago baseball fans, but for theater lovers it's a whole new ballgame. Below are just a few promising names on this fall's roster of shows. HEAVY...

    Theater: Selkie presents Irish green plays at farm

    A theater event that was a hit three years ago returns this weekend to fill the bucolic Anam Cara Farm in South Whitehall Township. Selkie Theatre founders Kate Scuffle and George Miller will present "Bo Leictreach GreenPlay Festival," featuring new 10-...

    How Elvis Invented Rock 'n' Roll on July 5, 1954

    Have you heard the news? The explosion of rock 'n' roll as a cultural force was ignited 60 years ago this week, on a hot day in Memphis when a truck driver named Elvis Presley was called to a recording session by producer Sam Phillips, the savvy owner...