Smart bets: Donny Edwards’ tribute to The King

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Elvis tribute artist Donny Edwards sold out his 2015 appearances at Flat Rock Playhouse, and he’s back for more. An online bio says Edwards began attempting Presley’s signature dance moves before he could walk. The impersonator can hearken back to distinct periods of the rock ‘n’ roll royal’s heyday, performing with his backing band for crowds of up to 25,000 — including frequent gigs at Graceland. Edwards’ commitment to authenticity is as steadfast as his white studded jumpsuits, and he has collaborated with a multitude of Elvis’ musical peers. He’ll call on those experiences, plus loose limbs and plenty of hairspray, to honor The King at the Flat Rock Playhouse from Thursday, April 7, to Sunday, April 17. Performances are on Thursdays at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m. $30. flatrockplayhouse.org. Photo courtesy of the artist

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Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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