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Pittston’s Shawn Klush plays Elvis holiday show at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 12

Pittston’s Shawn Klush plays Elvis holiday show at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 12
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From a press release:

The “Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular” Holiday Show, starring Shawn Klush backed by The Fabulous Ambassadors, will grace the Keystone Grand Ballroom of Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, Dec. 12.

The all-ages show featuring the best music of Elvis Presley kicks off at 3 p.m.

Tickets, which start at $25, go on sale this Monday, Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. via Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Pocono Box Office located at the Player’s Club (1280 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre). Guests who purchase their tickets at the box office will receive one voucher per ticket for $10 in free slot play, valid on Sunday, Dec. 12. The free slot play offer is only available for guests who are 21 and older.

The “Closest Thing to the King in Concert” was born and raised in the small coal mining town of Pittston, and his love of music led him to begin imitating his musical idol, Elvis Presley. Shawn Klush performed in the Poconos region before embarking on a tour of Canada, where he competed in and won the $5,000 prize in the Worldwide Elvis Competition in Montreal. This piqued the interest of the award-winning Las Vegas show “Legends in Concert,” where he starred as Elvis for many years in their Myrtle Beach, Las Vegas, Branson, and Atlantic City show rooms. Every January, he performs in the Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular Birthday Edition Tour, an extravaganza featuring Elvis’ own musicians, singers, and friends in major venues across the country.

The Luzerne County native has five CDs to his credit. JD Sumner and the Stamps Quartet, The Jordanaires, The Imperials, DJ Fontana, and Joe Esposito are among the musicians and singers he has shared the stage with. He also played Elvis in the CBS and VH1 hit TV miniseries “Shake, Rattle, and Roll.”

On Elvis’ 70th birthday, Klush became grand champion at the $25,000 World Elvis Tribute Artist Competition. He then received the Peoples Choice Award from Gibson Guitar Co. in Nashville for Best Concert Elvis. He was then named the World’s Greatest Elvis by 6.5 million international viewers on BBC One television in the United Kingdom. On the 30th anniversary of Elvis’ passing, Klush was named the first-ever Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist by Elvis Presley Enterprises in Memphis, Tennessee. He has has record-breaking performances in the U.S., Switzerland, Canada, Australia, the U.K., and South America. He was named Worldwide Ambassador of Elvis at the Las Vegas Hilton, where he headlines the annual the Las Vegas Elvis Fest that celebrates Elvis’ historic Las Vegas performances.

Klush was a featured performer on the “Late Show with David Letterman,” singing to over five million viewers with the entire CBS Orchestra on network television, and he portrayed Elvis again in the HBO series “Vinyl” that was produced by Martin Scorsese and Mic Jagger.

Mohegan Sun Pocono, owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, was the first destination to bring gaming to Pennsylvania in 2006 and has since become one of the premier entertainment, gaming, shopping, and dining destinations in the state. Situated on 400 acres in Plains, Mohegan Sun Pocono features a 238-room hotel with an on-site spa and adjacent 20,000 square-foot Convention Center. It is currently home to 82,000 square feet of gaming space, including 80 live table games, 2,300 slot machines and electronic table games, a variety of dining and shopping options, nightlife, entertainment, and live harness racing. Mohegan Sun Pocono is within easy access of New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Delaware.