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Merry MeX-mas? ''Mexican Elvis'' rocks the DIA with Christmas fiesta
Thursday, November 30, 2006
November 29, 2006, (Detroit)—You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I'm telling you why, El Vez is coming to town and he’s bringing a Christmas fiesta with him. Surely you’ve heard of a Christmas celebration with Santa, but never of a MeX-mas celebration with the self proclaimed “Mexican Elvis.” El Vez brings his high-energy MeX-mas tour to the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) on Friday, Dec. 8 at 6:30 and 8 p.m. The performances are free with museum admission.
El Vez leads the MeX-mas festivities and is backed by the Memphis Mariachis. The troupe wouldn’t be complete without the dazzling Elvettes, appropriately named Priscilita and Lisa Maria. The show is adding a Christmas twist-and-shout to his onstage antics, but don’t be fooled. “With the wide range of music and the politics I throw in, it is a different kind of Christmas show,” said El Vez. The songs will range from originals to covers to parodies such as "You Ain't Nothing but a
El Vez has appeared on The Tonight Show, Oprah, MTV, HBO, CNN and Kathy & Regis. After nearly two decades of playing in
El Vez’ performance is part of Macy’s American Music Fridays and is presented in conjunction with the Annie Leibovitz: American Music exhibition. The exhibition features over 70 legends of American music, including The White Stripes, B.B. King, Mary J. Blige and
Willie Nelson. Tickets to the exhibition are $10 for adults, $5 for youth (6-17), and children under 5 and DIA members are admitted free. Tickets are available at the DIA Box Office or at dia.org.
Museum hours are 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Admission is a donation. We recommend $4 for adults and $1 for children. DIA members are admitted free. For membership information call 313-833-7971.
The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), one of the premier art museums in the
The DIA is currently undergoing a major renovation, scheduled for completion in late 2007. The museum remains open with a dynamic schedule of programs and activities for all ages. Visitors can enjoy some of the DIA’s “greatest hits” while the museum prepares for an entirely new installation when renovations are completed.