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Elvesque! Burlesque to Celebrate Elvis Presley's Birthday at Monarch Theatre in Phoenix

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Elvis Presley is the king rock n' roll, but he's also the man who started the country on a hip-shaking, pelvis-gyrating kick that doesn't seem to have lost any steam since he first went on national television with his controversial moves in 1956.

Which is why it makes sense to celebrate Presley's birthday (January 8, 1935) with some hip-shaking and sexy dancing of a different kind. Elvesque! Burlesque 2014 will bring performers from all over the state to the Monarch Theatre in downtown Phoenix Saturday, January 11, for a celebration of the King with dance, music, and -- of course -- an Elvis look-alike contest.

See also: Ballet Arizona Offers Free Dance Classes January 12

Unlike a typical burlesque revue, Elvesque! Burlesque will be full stage show that brings together elements of burlesque, Elvis, and cabaret. The performers will bring a combined 50 years of experience to the stage and come from as far as Washington, D.C. to participate in the show.

Performers include:

Pisa Cake (Tucson, AZ) Pearl Necklace (Phoenix, AZ) Kitty Victorian (Washington, DC) Lela Rose (Tucson, AZ) Ida Tapper (Tucson, AZ) Symphonie von Liebe (Phoenix, AZ) Trixter Taley (Glendale, AZ)

In addition to the burlesque show, the event will include live music, Elvis tribute artists, Elvis' favorite eats, and an Elvis Look-a-Like Contest. Elvis tribute artist Freddy G Elvis will also be headlining the event. The Phoenix-based performer sings, dances, and dresses like Presley.

Tickets to Elvesque! Burlesque cost $15 for general admission if purchased online in advance or $20 at the door. VIP tickets are also available for $30. You can reserve a table, which includes bottle service, for $300. Each table seats eight people.

For more information, visit the Elvesque! Burlesque website.

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