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Elvis act to ‘shake up’ Grand Falls for Valley SPCA

GRAND FALLS, New Brunswick — Elvis Presley’s “Aloha from Hawaii” satellite telecast was watched by over 1.5 billion people worldwide some fans consider it one of his finest performances. On Saturday, August 27 at the EP Senechal Centre in Grand Falls, Elvis tribute artist Thane Dunn will relive the “Aloha” magic.

Elvis re-creator Thane Dunn will get Grand Falls 'all shook up' with a performance on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at the EP Senechal Centre. Dunn will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Valley SPCA. (Contributed photo)

Elvis re-creator Thane Dunn will get Grand Falls ‘all shook up’ with a performance on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at the EP Senechal Centre. Dunn will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Valley SPCA. (Contributed photo)

“His Elvis on Tour show last year was a huge success and we are glad to have him coming back with his new show,” said Michel Lang, who is a lifelong Elvis fan and now a fan of Dunn’s.

“Thane Dunn has agreed to support the Valley SPCA and he will be donating a portion of the show’s proceeds to us,” said Lang. “He is one of the few entertainers I’ve ever met who actually gives back.”

Dunn is endorsed by photographer John Rowlands, who worked with Elvis and the Hank Snow Museum. He is the winner of the World’s Largest Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, as well as winner of the World’s Largest Elvis Gospel Competition. Dunn will be wearing an exact copy of the “Aloha” costume, actually made from the same pattern as Presley’s’ original.

Nashville recording artist Victor Cormier will be the opening act with his salute to country legend George Jones.

“We are very excited to return to Grand Falls with our new ‘Aloha’ show. The reaction we got last year was amazing and this new show is 10 times better,” said Dunn. “We are proud to be supporting the Valley SPCA, as we love animals and just about all of us have pets.”

Tickets are now on sale at www.thanedunn.ca and at Familiprix Smyth and Lee in Edmundston, N.B.; Jean Coutu and EP Senechal Center in Grand Falls; Bonichoix in St. Leonard, N.B.; the Irving Main Stop in Perth-Andover, N.B.; Murray’s Truckstop in Woodstock, N.B.; Bradley’s Citgo in Presque Isle; and Bob’s Servicenter in Madawaska.

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