STAR WARS: Will the Frustration Always Be with Us?

Forty years ago today, Star Wars made its cinematic debut. For over twenty weeks in 1977, Star Wars was the number one movie in the United States. That first domestic release grossed $307 million, the highest ever at the time. Star Wars also earned Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor (Alec…

The End of Elvis Was Only the Beginning

While the soundtrack of my life has varied over the years, there has been one constant – Elvis Presley. Some of my earliest memories involve listening to 45-RPM Elvis records that Mom played loudly on her record player console. I was about 2-years-old. This was not only a record player, but also a massive piece…

20 reasons to love Elvis after 1972

If you believe many accounts, exploring the work of Elvis Presley after 1972 is a fruitless journey through five depressing years best left forgotten. While a downward spiral of personal problems certainly affected his music, I cannot agree with the overall sentiment. Inspired by a recent Elvis Today Blog post, I want to share 20…