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BREAKING 7-10-08 Elvis Is In The Building at Sam's Town Casino in Shreveport: Sat, July 12th
Thursday, Jul 10, 2008 7:51pm
SHREVEPORT, LA (By: Tom Pace, Executive Editor, Talk of the Town) BREAKING ENTERTAINMENT NEWS  10pm 7-10-08  Elvis will be at Sam's Town Casino in Shreveport, Louisiana, Saturday night at 7 o'clock.  Better make that a dozen Elvi (better known as Elvis Tribute Artists (ETAs for short) all competing for a chance to win the grand prize in the 2008 Ultimate Elvis Artist Contest in Memphis, Tennessee. 

Over 70,000 fans gathered in Memphis in August to celebrate Elvis Week 2007. During the week, EPE introduced the first-time event, the
2007 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. Twenty-four of the best tribute artists from around the world traveled to Memphis to compete during the event for the title of Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist of 2007, where Shawn Klush of Pennsylvania was announced as the winner.

EPE is bringing the contest back again in 2008 and once again looking for the Elvis tribute artist that "best represents the legacy of Elvis Presley." Tribute artists will receive the opportunity to compete in preliminary rounds of the competition in various locations around the world for their chance to win a spot in the semi-finals that will take place in Memphis during
Elvis Week 2008 in August.

Only winners of official preliminary rounds of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest will be able to compete in the semi-finals for their chance at the title. If you are interested in competing in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, please see the list of official preliminary round locations below. Each preliminary round location can provide you with more details on their round of the contest. Please check back often as we will be posting more preliminary round locations as they are confirmed.

The winner of the 2008 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest will receive the title of Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist of 2008 and be officially recognized by Elvis Presley Enterprises. In addition, the winner will receive the opportunity to sign on to a 12-week paid performance contract to appear with
Legends in Concert in its numerous locations including its permanent locations in Myrtle Beach, Branson, Atlantic City and Seattle.

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