Elvis appreciator to perform in Corry

Elvis appreciator Jim Moore

Elvis appreciator Jim Moore of Erie will perform April 10 at St. Elizabeth Parish Center.

The event, which is being sponsored by the Corry Area Arts Council, will begin with a social time at 6:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m.

Cost to attend is $11 for patrons and $21 for nonpatrons.

Reservations are required and may be made by calling Jim Mehs by April 7 at 664-3626.

Moore, 61, began performing professionally about 12 years ago.

He will perform an all-gospel show as Elvis, who recorded dozens of gospel albums.

But don’t expect to hear “Jailhouse Rock” or “Hound Dog.” Moore will focus on such inspirational songs such as “How Great Thou Art,” “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” “Amazing Grace” and “Miracle on the Rosary.”

Moore has performed in several states and is appreciative of every opportunity to share his talents after doctors discovered a brain tumor in October 2008.

An MRI revealed glioma. Doctors determined the tumor itself was inoperable, but put a shunt inside Moore’s brain to drain built-up fluid that was affecting his motor functions.

“As of today I am 150 percent better,” Moore said. “I have been given a second chance in life along with frequent MRIs, and most importantly, prayers from many friends and family have kept this tumor from growing. This tumor has made me appreciate how precious life is and should take each day and live it to the fullest. I do.”

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