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March 8, 2014

‘Elvis’ to rock Arcadia

WINDBER — The King will give a command performance.

Elvis Presley impersonator Scot Bruce will present a concert in the style of pre-Vegas Elvis at 7:30 p.m. March 22 at Arcadia Theater, 1418 Graham Ave., Windber.

Bruce is back by popular demand, said the theater’s public relations director, Amy Moore.

He appeared at the Arcadia in 2004, 2011 and 2012.

“He’s always a sellout every time he comes,” Moore said. “Tickets are in high demand, so don’t wait.”

Moore emphasized that Bruce will present the young Elvis and will have a live band performing with him.

“He’s a pleasure to work with,” Moore said. “He does a meet and greet after the show and allows photos. This is the closest you’ll get to Elvis. He sounds, acts, looks and talks like Elvis, so no one will walk away disappointed.”

The audience will see the magic that made a generation swoon in the 1950s and ’60s, before the glitter of Las Vegas.

Along with his four-piece band, Bruce celebrates what made Elvis the “King of Rock and Roll.”

He re-creates the musical excitement of Elvis in his prime, right down to the vintage instruments.

Signature songs will include “All Shook Up,” “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Hound Dog,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Love Me Tender,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “It’s Now or Never” and “Are You Lonesome Tonight?”

Bruce’s tribute show has wowed fans worldwide because of his uncanny resemblance to the young Elvis.

He is a regular performer at Disneyland and tours with the Legends of Rock and Roll.

His live show has taken him throughout the United States and Europe.

Bruce, who is based in Los Angeles, has performed with the Jordanaires, Presley’s original backup singers.

He also has portrayed Presley in “True Hollywood Story: Elvis in Hollywood” on E! Entertainment Network, appeared as Elvis in music videos with singers Faith Hill and Sheryl Crow and has been heard as the “Resident Elvis” on a popular Los Angeles morning radio show.

Bruce also has performed the title role in “Idols of the King” at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn., the Barter Theatre in Virginia and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival  in Montgomery, Ala.

Return of the King

What: “Scot Bruce as Elvis.”

When: 7:30 p.m. March 22.

Where: Arcadia Theater, 1418 Graham Ave., Windber.

Tickets: $42, $40 and $38.

Information: 467-9070 or www.arcadiatheater.net

Ruth Rice covers Features for The Tribune-Democrat. Follow her on Twitter at Twitter.com/RuthRiceTD..

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