This week the Picture of the Week is from the Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida in the USA.
Picture of the Week: Walt Disney World, Florida
Elvis Tribute Artist Ben Portsmouth Travels the World Enjoying his Afternoon Tea…
At the purple-black decorated desk in the New Daisy Theatre on famous Beale Street in downtown Memphis I sit working – and, waiting for all the fans to finally get their autographs and take their photos of themselves together with Elvis-Impersonator Ben Portsmouth, who just minutes ago was sitting right there on a white wooden folding chair performing his acoustic concert. It’s Elvis Week 2015 and the city is crowded with men, women and even children who look astonishingly similar to Elvis Presley. Ben Portsmouth though is looking rather casual right now with his plain white T-shirt and fawn-colored trousers as he welcomes his fans with an excessively charismatic smile. At long last – after all the fans have had their chance to shake hands with him – Ben appears with a stack of New Zealand chocolate, a much appreciated gift from his fans. Ben directs his eyes to me as if to acknowledge what we both know – we’re starving – and so Ben proposes we go out to lunch.
The Walking Dead Filming Locations: Rick Rides the Horse into Atlanta – DVD Cover for Season 1
Being a great fan of filming locations I visited – apart from my The Walking Dead filming location tour south of Atlanta – some locations in the center of Atlanta, Georgia. Among them was the season 1 DVD cover location of this popular TV-series. Season 1 shows us how Rick Grimes is riding to Atlanta on horseback. So where is this place, which is not only a fantastic viewpoint to the Downtown skyline but also a true insider tip?
Things to do in London: Madame Tussauds London
This month, Madame Tussauds welcomed me to their wax figure cabinet in London. I spent about 90 minutes at the location near Baker Street Station, where I had been to before, at a very young age. I got free admission as I had planned to cover the London attraction on my blog. However, my article displays my own opinion on my visit. So how was it to again (3rd visit in total at Madame Tussauds) spend some time between wax figures and in a horror maze?
First Impressions of London, Great Britain
I spent the first days of September in London, England. This trip was a gift for someone who has never been there before. That’s why – for the first time in years – I saw some of the touristy spots again. Usually I try to avoid such places. However, I’ve had an awesome time with a lot of walking, and a lot of attractions. Here are some first impressions of the city trip…
Elvis in Vegas Tribute Concert Featuring the Terry Mike Jeffrey Band
On August 14 the Terry Mike Jeffrey Band performed on the Main Stage at Graceland during Elvis Week 2015. The event was called “Elvis in Vegas Tribute Concert featuring the Terry Mike Jeffrey Band”, and the audience was also able to enjoy Elvis imagery and videos on the big screen. We’ve had a full house with lots of standing ovations – both for the band, and for Elvis in his videos.
The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Finals During Elvis Week 2015
On August 13, 2015 the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Finals took place at the Orpheum Theatre in Downtown Memphis, Tennessee. Each year since 2007, the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Champion is crowned. During the finals ten Tribute Artists compete against each other. However, they are not compared against each other but against Elvis Presley. Vocals (40 percent), style, stage wear, and stage presence (each 20 percent) are the criteria counting in order to find the one person, who represents Elvis best.