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Elvis comes to the Lake

Blue suede shoes are stepping into Tahoe blue.

Harrah’s Lake Tahoe is hosting this weekend a complete Elvis experience with a Mobile Graceland on display, topped off with the show, “Elvis Lives” in the South Shore Room.

A 53-foot semi truck will deliver a museum of Elvis memorabilia — including jewelry, clothing and instruments — to the casino’s east entrance.

The “Elvis Lives” presentation by Northern Californian Johnny Baron and his band of musicians is set to recapture the evolution of the fresh-faced performer in early Memphis to the King’s glamorous Vegas years.

Harrah’s is expecting a fairly large crowd, but the weather may dent some attendance, casino spokesman John Packer said Thursday.

“We’re expecting a lot of locals,” he said.

Elvis Presley died in 1977, but the fans’ adoration has lived on.

“The ongoing worship for a guy who’s been dead for 25 years is largely a female phenomenon,” Packer said.

The entertainment director remembers seeing Elvis in the movie “Love Me Tender” in 1957 but straining to hear the soundtrack.

“We couldn’t hear a thing. I think those girls are all grown up, and they’re remembering their youth,” Packer said. “You listen to a song like “Blue Moon,” and these songs tell you just how talented this guy was.”

The nostalgia has led to more than 12 million people visiting his birthplace.

Fans may get a piece of the action from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

Baron’s show is slated for 8 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday.

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