‘Viva Las Vegas’ for Elvis? Less so lately

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‘Viva Las Vegas’ for Elvis? Less so lately

The King loses his luster in Sin City
A restored neon sign from the defunct Normandie Motel glows along Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas. For decades, Las Vegas has loved Elvis Presley, but the King’s influence in modern day Sin City has lately been diminishing.
Ted Payne rests as he works for tips dressed as Elvis at the “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign in Las Vegas. Payne says business has declined dramatically since he started six years ago.
Ted Payne says he makes much less money today as an Elvis impersonator than when he started six years ago.

‘Viva Las Vegas’ for Elvis? Less so lately

A restored neon sign from the defunct Normandie Motel glows along Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas. For decades, Las Vegas has loved Elvis Presley, but the King’s influence in modern day Sin City has lately been diminishing.
Ted Payne rests as he works for tips dressed as Elvis at the “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign in Las Vegas. Payne says business has declined dramatically since he started six years ago.
Ted Payne says he makes much less money today as an Elvis impersonator than when he started six years ago.
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