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Lakehead University is offering a little more conversation about Elvis.

The Orillia campus will host a lecture June 10 called Looking for Elvis? Mike Daly, who holds a PhD in music from York University, will discuss the life and music of Elvis Presley, still
known as the “king of rock ’n’ roll” 42 years after his death.

“Why is Elvis still ‘the king?’ These are interesting questions to ask,” said Linda Rodenburg, a Lakehead professor who runs the school’s Office of Community Engagement and
Lifelong Learning. “He’s still so compelling. Why is he still such a cultural phenomenon?”

Daly’s presentation will be interactive and he will perform some Elvis songs throughout.

The June 10 lecture could be considered a lighter topic compared to some others the university has hosted, and that should be part of the appeal.

“Orillia has been grappling with a lot of major issues and a lot of lectures have been around serious issues like climate change. This is about learning, but also celebrating music
and having a good time,” Rodenburg said.

It’s also a way to support the Orillia Centre for Arts and Culture, she said, as that organization will present Elvis and the Man in Black on June 28 at the Orillia Opera House. It will
focus on modern dance set to the music of Elvis and Johnny Cash.

“Lakehead is really into providing accessible education opportunities that open up how we think about different things,” Rodenburg said.

Following the lecture, which will take place at the University Avenue campus, there will be live music by local musician Steve Henry. Guests can also enjoy a beverage while taking
part in a discussion about Elvis.


Date and Time
Monday, June 10
7:00 p.m.

Lakehead University Orillia
500 University Ave.

In this lively and informative presentation, popular music history lecturer Dr. Mike Daley tells the life story of the King, Elvis Presley. The talk will be interspersed with classic Elvis
songs played live on guitar and voice by Mike. You'll learn about Elvis' fascinating life and career, and sing along with classic songs like "Don't Be Cruel", "All Shook Up", "Can't
Help Falling in Love", and much more.

After the lecture, enjoy some live music and a beverage as we continue the conversation about the influences of Elvis, a man whose legacy lives on through all kinds of tributes and
interpretations, including the Orillia Centre for Art and Culture's upcoming dance presentation of
"Looking for Elvis & The Man in Black" (June 28 at the Orillia Opera House).

$19 plus HST (includes wine)

The event, which will start at 7 p.m., costs $19, plus HST, and includes a glass of wine for those 19 and older. Registration is required and can be
completed here.

Originating Source - Orillia Matters

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