"Elvis Presley is the greatest cultural force in the 20th century."

(Leonard Bernstein)


"If you're an Elvis fan, no explanation is necessary; If you're not an Elvis fan, no explanation is possible."

(George Klein)


"For a dead man, Elvis Presley is awfully noisy."

(Professor Gilbert B. Rodman)


"History has him as this good old country boy, Elvis is about as country as Bono!"

(Jerry Schilling)






Elvis Impersonator Brought Hundreds of Gifts and Songs to Neglected, Abandoned and Abused Children at Child Haven of Las Vegas

Trent Carlini, considered to be the No. 1 Elvis impersonator in the world, rock and rolled with children and nurses at Child Haven of Clark County Las Vegas' very own, Trent Carlini, considered to be the world's best Elvis stylist (performer) came to say, "Thank you. Thank you very much."
Carlini brought hundreds of toys and gifts for all of the children at Las Vegas' Child Haven, a safe haven/refuge center for abused, abandoned and neglected children, ages 3 days to 17 years old. "Trent's holiday spirit brought so much joy to the kids at Child Haven and his encouraging words for the kids to find and follow their dreams was a great inspiration. The kids singing a few of Elvis' favorite songs, like 'Blue Christmas' and 'Hound Dog' was incredible!" stated Child Haven Manager Lou Palma.

Even though the kids are under safe, protective custody, Carlini visited the center with members of his staff to bring joy, laughter, gifts and other types of goodies plus sang a few songs to the children and to the nurses and staff that care for the children. Stated Carlini, "Many times, it's the nurses and caretakers of these children who are so often overlooked; and if anyone has ever had a child in the hospital, or away from them for any length of time, it's these special type of people that you want to acknowledge, specifically, for their unselfish love and tireless dedication in keeping the children safe, comfortable and happy, and we hope that we brought them a little joy during the holidays. To them we say, 'Thank you so very much.'"

Asked why Carlini does these kind gestures, he replied, "My band and I had a great run this year at the Las Vegas Hilton International where the King of Rock 'n' Roll himself performed his biggest concerts including his famous '68 comeback show; and, because we had literally thousands of people from Las Vegas and from around the world who came to support us, every year, we show our great appreciation by donating gifts to children who are in need, and we do this on our audiences' behalf." Joe Esposito, Elvis Presley's personal right-hand man and also a friend of Carlini, added, "Trent is not only a great performer with an uncanny resemblance to Elvis in many ways; Trent, just like Elvis, is also a great humanitarian.

For those who are privileged to meet Trent and the giver that he is, let me emphasize that he will touch your heart. Trent is just that beautiful of a man." "We appreciate Trent's love, pure heart and incredible joy that he brought to our kids, nurses, and staff," said Palma. "We're excited about his visit and on behalf of all of the kids and team at Child Haven, we say, 'Thank you, thank you very much.'" (Almost Elvis/News, Source: Business Wire)











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