Sunday, August 2, 2015

‘Elvis’ coming to town

Elvis will be “in the building” next Friday (Aug. 15) at the Townshend Theatre here.
“A Concert with the King,” featuring Elvis tribute artist Daylin James, will kick off Community Living Fort Frances and District’s campaign to raise $3.5 million for its new multi-purpose facility at the former Sixth Street School.

Executive director Alanna Barr said the concert promises to be a fun evening.
“He’s very entertaining,” Barr said of James, adding she’s seen him perform before.
Barr urged Elvis fans to come on out next Friday, stressing James is a two-time grand champion amongst Elvis tribute artists worldwide.
“He’s been very successful,” she remarked. “He’s been the headlining entertainment on cruises.
“He’s just been all over the world doing his Elvis tribute act.”
Barr noted next week’s show will be a rock ’n roll spectacular. But fans of Elvis’ more inspirational numbers need not fret—James will return Dec. 11 for a gospel performance at Knox United Church.
The James’ concerts mark the start of Community Living’s fundraising, and the public can expect to see more charity events down the road.
Barr added Community Living is thinking long-term with its fundraising campaign, admitting that “$3.5 million is a lot of money for a small organization to raise.”
Tickets for next week’s Elvis show cost $20 in advance—available at Community Living’s office (340 Scott St.), as well as Good Impressions Printing and International Travel Services.
They will cost $25 at the door.
Doors open at 6 p.m., with the show starting at 7.

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