Okay, it's not the actual born-in-1935, died-in-1977 king-of-rock-and-roll Elvis Presley. Instead, it's the next best thing: Velvet Elvis, aka Chris Barber. And at 8 p.m. every Wednesday night in February, he's lived at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret, 1601 Arapahoe Street, where he shakes his pelvis during a "Love Me Tender" show that ends its current run tonight.
"Have you ever seen him?" asks Kimmy Franco of Lannie's. "He looks like the young, dreamy Elvis that we all know and love, and he sounds exactly like him." And as a special bonus, Velvet Elvis is an ordained minister with the non-denominational Universal Life Church -- so if you've found that special someone (maybe even at this show) and are ready to tie the knot, just call Lannie's at 303-293-0075 and let them know you'd like to be married by the King. The more advance notice you give, Franco says, the more special and personal they can make your wedding. And even if you don't want to get hitched, "Love Me Tender" has plenty of appeal. "He's got it down to a science," Franco proclaims. "A juicy Elvis science."
Here's your last chance to shake, rattle and roll with the Vel-El: Visit the Clocktower Caberet site for more information or to purchase tickets (a steal at just $16).
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