Elvis lives!

Published 9:23 am Thursday, September 8, 2016

MURFREESBORO – The Brady C. Jefcoat Museum of Americana in partnership with SKH Productions of Chapel Hill will present Keith Henderson in “Illusions of the King” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1 in the Kerr Auditorium on the Jefcoat Museum Campus.

Keith Henderson will bring his “Illusions of the King” show to Murfreesboro’s Jefcoat Museum on Oct. 1. | Contributed Photo

Keith Henderson will bring his “Illusions of the King” show to Murfreesboro’s Jefcoat Museum on Oct. 1. | Contributed Photo

Henderson has performed to thousands who became his avid fans in many venues in North Carolina and beyond. He performed many times in the Roanoke Rapids Theatre and many Roanoke-Chowan residents have enjoyed his performances.

He lives in Chapel Hill and is well known in the Mid-Atlantic area.

Keith calls his show “Illusions of the King.” Even after the show he continue to look like the “King.:

From the time he was a little child, his mother would tell him to quit smiling like Elvis. But Keith never knew any other way to smile, and that’s what separates him from an impersonator he said.

“It’s me, and it’s all real,” Henderson noted.

He not only acts the part, he looks the part with his long sideburns, twinkling “King” blue eyes and wavy hairdo. He and the “King” are also the same height.

Henderson said he was first encouraged by his then girlfriend to perform an Elvis routine in a talent show at the Chapel Hill High School he attended. They have now been man and wife for over 30 years.

Henderson went on from this beginning to win the 2002 “Tribute to the King” contest, which came with a $50,000 prize. He says “the real prize was to sing with the Jordainnaires, Elvis’ backup band.”

This performance is a fundraiser for the operation and maintenance of the Jefcoat Museum and will consist of a combination of popular and religious songs.

The 650-seat Kerr Auditorium will be a sellout so you will need to get your ticket early. Tickets are a bargain at $15 for a show worth many times more.

Tickets are available in Murfreesboro at Southern Bank, the State Employees Credit Union, Chamber of Commerce as well as the Murfreesboro Historical Association and the Jefcoat Museum on weekends. Tickets are available in Ahoskie at the Table Spoon and Mug Shotz Cafe.

For additional information or tickets call Brinson Paul in Murfreesboro at 398-5653.

Visit Henderson’s website at www.keithillusions.com.