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The Old Capitol Museum will showcase the return of the King of Rock and Roll at A Tribute to the King on Thursday, January 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. Experience a celebration of Elvis Presley’s famous 1968 Comeback Special as world-renowned tribute artist Al Joslin and his band bring back the King’s classics such as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Burning Love,” and “Jailhouse Rock." Photography and video recordings will be permitted during the show. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served in the rotunda. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. Sixties-inspired attire is also encouraged and a prize will be awarded for the best-dressed.

Al Joslin has performed across the world as an Elvis tribute artist for the past thirteen years. He has won many awards for his Elvis renditions, including the 2017 and 2018 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest in Memphis, Tennessee, and is considered one of the top five Elvis tribute artists in the business. Inspired by a trip to Presley’s home at Graceland, Joslin began his Elvis impersonation career shortly after graduating from Mississippi College.

“I perform as an Elvis tribute artist because I want others to feel what his audiences felt in the more than 1,600 concerts he gave in his lifetime,” said Joslin. “Elvis obviously had the look and the moves, but his amazing voice is what makes him the greatest artist of all time.”

Elvis Aaron Presley, born in 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi, quickly became one of the world’s biggest superstars during the mid-1950s. Acclaimed for his rhythm and charisma, Presley produced over thirty blockbuster Hollywood films and seventeen hit albums. Elvis died in 1977 at age 42; however, his legacy lives on through his beloved music. Elvis was inducted in 2016 into the Mississippi Hall of Fame, which is housed in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol Museum.

“We are excited for visitors to experience the history of the Old Capitol with the King,” said Old Capitol Museum director Lauren Miller. “We hope to connect the community to this beautiful 180-year-old building with a special event honoring Elvis.”

The Old Capitol, Jackson’s oldest building, is a National Historic Landmark. Located on State Street at Capitol, the museum’s regular hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, free of charge. The Old Capitol is a museum of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. For more information call 601-576-6920 or visit their website at www.oldcapitolmuseum.com.

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