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January 4, 1989 | KRISTINE McKENNA
Imagine seeing the contents of the mind of an adolescent girl neatly arranged on the walls of an art gallery. There would be telephones and teddy bears, record albums and valentines, and of course, countless souvenirs of The Boy. For Joni Mabe, a 32-year-old artist from Georgia, Elvis Presley is The Boy, the ultimate and only Boy, and her "World Famous Traveling Elvis Museum," on view through Jan.
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January 4, 1989 | KRISTINE McKENNA
Imagine seeing the contents of the mind of an adolescent girl neatly arranged on the walls of an art gallery. There would be telephones and teddy bears, record albums and valentines, and of course, countless souvenirs of The Boy. For Joni Mabe, a 32-year-old artist from Georgia, Elvis Presley is The Boy, the ultimate and only Boy, and her "World Famous Traveling Elvis Museum," on view through Jan.
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May 9, 1988 | KRISTINE McKENNA
In the distant future scholars may ponder the remains of an ancient, jewel-encrusted belt, scratch their heads and wonder: What was it about this overweight minstrel that so enchanted this strange race? It's a question worth considering, but the faithful horde who gathered at La Luz de Jesus Gallery on Melrose Avenue in the Fairfax District on Friday night for the opening of "The Elvis Show" came not to decipher The King, nor did they come to bury him.
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May 12, 1989 | BETH ANN KRIER, Times Staff Writer
It's The King--alive and slightly on tilt. El Vez, the Mexican Elvis, wears the trademark white polyester, rhinestone-studded, flare-legged Vegas jumpsuit . . . but with a sequined Our Lady of Guadalupe stitched on the back. The perfect get-up for songs such as "You Ain't Nothin' but a Chihuahua" and "That's All Right, Mamacita ." The Elvettes, El Vez's faithful backup singers (Priscillita, Lisa Maria, Gladyscita and Que Linda Thompson), in their petticoated skirts, off-shoulder peasant blouses, beehive hairdos and multiple tattoos bear stunning resemblance to barrio cantina waitresses.
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