the king and i
memphis, the birthplace of rock-and-roll, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the genre with major events throughout the year. they include:
  • global moment in time. on july 5, the actual day of the anniversary, radio stations around the world will simultaneously play "that's all right (mama)," the elvis song that started it all. a commemorative concert at sun studio later that day will feature special guest billy bob thornton and entertainment by billy lee riley, sonny burgess & the pacers, rock a billy country, stan perkins, cordell jackson, and more.
  • elvis week. the king is king august 7-16 at this annual event with special meaning this year.
  • the rock 'n' soul museum. the museum will unveil its new exhibition space at the grand opening of the fedex forum in september.
    for more information, visit www.50yearsrocknroll.com.
- jill becker