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Last week, the Brooks Museum of Art announced that it would celebrate its 100th birthday by giving the city of Memphis a special gift. The gift will take the form of artist Kurt Perschke's "RedBall Project," a temporary site-specific work in which an enormous inflatable red ball is installed in various artist-chosen places all around the city.
The big red ball will make life in Memphis more fun in a number of ways, especially if it fulfills its ultimate destiny and attracts the Big Red Dog.
"There's going to come a time when there's going to be one or two Elvises left out here, and it's going to be all there is to it." — Mark Rumpler, who officiates Elvis-themed weddings in Las Vegas, is quoted in a new CBS report about Elvis Presley's rapidly diminishing influence on Vegas culture. Rumpler told CBS that the number of Elvis-themed weddings his organization performs dropped from 40 percent to 15 percent in only one year.