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Brazilian fans flock to Elvis Presley exhibit in Sao Paulo

Published on Sep 7, 2012 7:11 AM
A display shows a video of US singer Elvis Presley's video during the exhibition The Elvis Experience at El Dorado shopping center in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Sept 4, 2012. The exhibition commemorates the 35th anniversary of his death. -- PHOTO: AFP

SAO PAULO, Brazil (AFP) - Hundreds of Brazilian fans of Elvis Presley are flocking to a special exhibit devoted to the King of Rock 'n' Roll in Sao Paulo this week, the first to be held outside the United States (US).

The Elvis Experience, which opened here on Wednesday and runs through Nov 5, features over 600 rare artifacts, documents and photos, many of which have never left the vaults or exhibit areas of the late Elvis's mythical Graceland mansion in the US southern city of Memphis.

An Elvis Presley in Concert is also planned here for Oct 2, when some of Elvis' finest performances will be projected on a large video screen, accompanied live on stage by a cast of singers and musicians who worked with him.

"I have been an Elvis fan since the age of nine," said Ms Malu Ezipato, a bank employee sporting a tattooed autograph of her idol on her ankle.

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