Boscov’s in the Millcreek Mall will present Elvis Aaron Presley Jr. as one of the honored guests during their Grand Opening Celebration.
Presley will take center stage for the second week Grand Opening Celebration of the new Boscov's Department Store as he sings and entertains customers. He will perform his show in the store's auditorium daily from Sunday, October 15 through Saturday, October 21. Admission to his performance is free, as space allows.
So, now, you are all wondering who is Elvis Aaron Presley Jr.? He is said to be the son of the late Elvis Presley, born out-of-wedlock, to Elvis, on December 24, 1961 in Gary, Indiana, the result of a liaison between Elvis Presley and Angelique Delores Pettyjohn, an extra in the film “Blue Hawaii”. Elvis’ manager, Colonel Tom Parker, feared that a marriage to Angelique, as well as impending fatherhood, would seriously damage the King’s reputation and fame. Angelique agreed to have the baby in secret and also agreed to allow the child to be adopted at birth.
Colonel Parker, who himself was an orphan adopted by a circus couple, drew on his own experiences and found a young Yugoslavian couple known as “The Vargas' ” who were traveling with Ringling Brothers Circus to adopt the child. When Pettyjohn gave up her son, her words to the couple were, “Take special care of this boy; he belongs to Elvis.” The conditions of the adoption were simple, they were not to reveal the child’s biological parents until the infant reached his 21st birthday; second, they were not to seek any compensation from the Presley family on behalf of the child.
The infant began his life as Phillip Stanic and grew up surrounded by the exciting circus world. At age 5, he entered the spotlight as a circus clown. He later trained exotic cats and by age 15 he was the youngest animal trainer in the world. At the age of 16 he discovered he could sing and began performing in clubs at night while working the circus during the day. When he reached his 21st birthday, a decision was made to tell the young man that he was adopted and that his father was Elvis Presley.
After much inner struggle, Phillip realized that he wanted his true identity to be acknowledged. He applied for and was granted on January 21, 1985, the legal right to bear the name Elvis Aaron Presley Jr. by the U.S. Federal Court system.
Presley will perform Sunday, October 15 through Saturday, October 21, 2017, with showtimes Sunday 2PM & 4PM, and Monday – Saturday 2PM & 7PM at Boscov's Community Auditorium.
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