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'Legends in Concert' — The Holiday Edition

Elvis, Marilyn and more ‘Legends’ sing your favorite holiday numbers at Bally’s to Dec. 31


By Lori Hoffman
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Legends In Concert, the long running tribute show ensconced in the Legends in Concert Theater at Bally’s, is all dressed up for the holidays with a holiday themed set and Christmas music to get audiences in a seasonal state of mind.


This show features a particularly strong group of tribute artists presenting Carrie Underwood, Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe and a big finish with “The King,” Elvis Presley.


Taking the Elvis spotlight is Jersey boy Kevin Mills, who grew up in Cinnaminson, Burlington County. His love of Elvis growing up sent him to Memphis where, in 1990, he won the Images of the King Elvis tribute contest and more recently was awarded third place (in 2009) and second place (2010) at the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest also in Memphis. Mills has enjoyed his time in Atlantic City and on the Legends stage as he reveals in this interview with Atlantic City Weekly.


How did you become an Elvis tribute artist?


When I was nine years old I was listening to Elvis music and Tom Jones and Michael Jackson, but Elvis stood out to me. I started mimicking him as a kid at family parties and stuff like that. I sang in choirs and after my teenage years I started a band. We did a fifties thing and played the Jersey shore. I did an Elvis song in the set and people said, ‘Man you sound like Elvis, you look like Elvis, maybe you should do a contest.’ I walked into this contest in Memphis in 1990 with 80 guys in jumpsuit and I was dressed as ’50s Elvis with a pink jacket on and won the whole thing. From there it just took off and I’ve been with Legends since 1993 [when he took over for Tony Roi in the Atlantic City show].


How do you like the holiday show?


It has a different feeling to it. The closing number is awesome and we got a standing ovation the other night. We are trying to give people some holiday spirit.


What is your favorite Elvis song to perform?


I love “Suspicious Minds.” I’ve been doing that song for 20 years and I never get tired of singing it.


People love the fact that you meet with fans after every show. Since some fans are so passionate about Elvis, have you had any over-enthusiastic fans?


Most fans are respectful but there are a few that go a little overboard. I did have to get a restraining order against one lady who was a bit of a stalker.


You’ve been in Atlantic City a long time. Do you have any favorite places?


The beach. I love the Boardwalk. I walk the Boardwalk every morning. My main concern when the storm hit was hoping the Boardwalk would still be there. And I like hanging out in Ventnor. Ventnor is awesome, and I love the Downbeach Deli [in Margate]. 

 

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1. Anonymous said... on Nov 29, 2012 at 12:38PM

“Saw the streisand last night in Atlantic City Legends in Concert. OMG...I do not know one singer or person on earth that can pull off Streisand. She could of been Streisand for all we knew.”

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2. kevins #1 fan said... on Nov 30, 2012 at 07:41PM

“Dear Kevin, I got to see the shows magazine ; from atlantic city WITH YOUR photo ; on the front of it ......How can I get a copy ; of it sent to me here at home; in toronto ? Can you please message me to let me know ? Thanks Signore Milanese ! Grazie ! :) <3”

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3. Lori Hoffman said... on Dec 2, 2012 at 09:48AM

“Isn't it a great cover! Call AC Weekly at 1-609-646-4848 and we can send you a copy for the standard fee.”

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4. Debbie said... on Dec 11, 2012 at 09:29PM

“THAT LEGEND SHOW WAS GREAT AND Marilyn was scandal loved all them super fantastic.God Bless and have a great holiday.come back soon”

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