Spirit Of The King Show Continues at Spa Resort Casino, Benefits Local Non-Profit Groups - Jun. 15, 2013



Steve Connolly

Gregg Felsen

Veteran Las Vegas performer Steve Connolly has reprised his award-winning role as the legendary Elvis Presley in a stage production, “The Spirit of the King,” at the Cascade Lounge of the Spa Resort Casino.

Connolly has mastered Presley’s physical mannerisms, nuances and dance moves in a musical tribute that includes many of The King’s classics. And that’s not all!  Remarkably, while performing the hour and a half show, Connolly paints a large scale Elvis portrait on stage. Adding to the fun was Bobby Darin impersonator Fleet Easton who opened the show, and Marilyn Monroe look-alike Cat Lyn Day who performed a rendition of the star’s famous song: “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend.” The show also featured poignant videos on Palm Springs history including tributes to the luminaries who brought fame to the city.

The show’s producers and Connolly have generously partnered with local charities, providing programs with a share of ticket purchase, and donates many of the Elvis Portraits to participating local non profits including: The Stroke Recovery Center; Loving All Animals; Gilda’s Club; Pegasus Organization; and Desert ARC.

On a recent visit to the local non-profit facility at Desert ARC, Connolly spent time dancing, painting and joking with special needs children who responded with delight to Connolly’s warmth, humor and generosity.

Connolly’s paintings are on view at the Michael H. Lord Gallery in Uptown Palm Springs.

The show is now exploring options for making “Spirit of the King” a permanent attraction in Palm Springs.  To learn more about the show, visit the web site: www.spiritoftheking.com

Michael H. Lord Gallery
1090 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA  92262
760-699-8957
www.michaelhlordgallery.com

Photography by: Gregg Felsen

Desert Scene

Related Articles

Palm Springs Horoscope - August 2014

Just persevere through these tough times, and know that the hard way will become the right road in 2015.

15 Getaways to Beat the Heat

When the mercury remains in the hundreds for months at a stretch in the Palm Springs area, a relaxing oceanside escape can really hit the spot.

Bark, Bath & Beyond

You dress, dine, and sleep in style — and so should your pet. From such summer necessities as a life jacket and an outdoor bed to party-appropriate vests and collars, these local pet boutiques have your furry friends covered.

Top 10 Road Trip Videos in Greater Palm Springs Area

Some of the most unique and interesting places to visit are within an easy drive of the Greater Palm Springs area.

10 Things to Do in Palm Springs This Weekend

Palm Springs Life helps plan out your weekend in Palm Springs and the desert resort cities with concerts, events, restaurants, nightlife, clubs and the world of entertainment only found in the desert.

Promotions + Contests

90 Days of Summer Romantic Palm Springs Getaway 2014

90 Days of Summer Romantic Palm Springs Getaway 2014

Experience the beauty, romance and excitement of the Palm Springs area when you enter to be the lucky winner of this romantic couple’s getaway
90 DAYS OF SUMMER Instagram Contest 2014

90 DAYS OF SUMMER Instagram Contest 2014

Win a fabulous Palm Springs weekend!

Win a fabulous Palm Springs weekend!

Each month, a first place winner will be selected to win a fabulous Palm Springs weekend!And, each month, three additional runners up will be selected to win a wonderful Palm Springs area Dining certificate!
2013/14 Best of the Best

2013/14 Best of the Best

Palm Springs Life’s annual Best of the Best. Readers tell us who their choice is for the “Best of the Best” of the Coachella Valley in over 40 categories.
Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Caption Contest

Each month, we provide a vintage 1950’s cartoon illustrated by Alice Rovinsky. You are invited to submit a caption or vote for your favorite caption.
Pets on Parade 2014 Photo Contest

Pets on Parade 2014 Photo Contest

Enter your “Cutest Pet” photo in the Pets on Parade 2014 Photo Contest. Online users will be able to like the Cutest Pet photos from six (6) categories.