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Piersons front man Patrick Sedillo, who'll be leading an augmented version of the group through a night-capping all-star tribute to Moore, says the concert should be memorable on a number of levels. "It's going to be a great opportunity to raise money for Scott and for people to see an amazing bill," he says. "It'll be one of those nights that people will remember because of what they saw, but also because of what it's going to mean to [Scott] and his family. I hope people show up for that, if for no other reason."
King-Size Salute: Every January we become inundated with programs and promotions celebrating the birthday of the king of rock 'n' roll, Elvis Presley. Movie marathons, documentaries and remembrances are rolled out en masse to celebrate the karate-chopping-fried-food-eating-underage-girl-bedding singer, who would've turned 66 this year.
In 2001, the attention is expected to be as great as ever, with the release of an expanded, remastered version of the Presley road film Elvis: That's the Way It Is, and a national tour of "Elvis: The Concert," a multimedia extravaganza that brings together Presley's famed live band and a Jumbotron version of the King. "Elvis: The Concert" will make a stop at Phoenix Symphony Hall on Monday, January 29.
A slightly more humble, though no less outlandish, tribute to his highness is scheduled to take place this Tuesday, January 9, at the Rhythm Room. The club's birthday salute to the Hillbilly Cat will feature performances from Disciples of the King, Hound Dog Roberts, Jim Dorholdt, Tom "Big Time" Sanderson and record spins from the Destroy Your Generation DJ.
The festivities will also include a karaoke contest for men (to register call 480-755-1779), while the ladies can test their lung power in an Elvis fan scream-off. A variety of Presley's favorite finger foods will also be available -- yes, there will be peanut butter and banana sandwiches as well as plenty of Twinkies. Patrons wearing Elvis apparel will receive a free food item, and rockabilly dance lessons will also be provided. Doors for the event open at 7 p.m., with music starting at 8 p.m.