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In loving memory Tom Runkle a.k.a. "Colonel T" and his amazing pumpkin creations over the years!  Our dear friend and biggest fan, a Vietnam Veteran, went to be with the Lord and we miss him very much.  When we proudly perform "An American Trilogy" it will always be an honor to dedicate it to our Veterans and in memory of Colonel T!

The "Colonel T" 2010 Elvis Tribute Pumpkin!  2009:  A work of art for Art from the Tomahawk and Greater Wisconsin Fan Club President "Colonel T!"   2008:  Nobody makes pun'kins like the Colonel and the Private!   2008, #2:  Private Penny-Pam deserves a promotion after creating this baby!  2007:  Honoring Elvis: Colonel T's Annual Pumpkin 2007! 2006: another amazing creation from "Colonel T" and the Troupes!  From 2005: Colonel Tom and Pfc. Pammy went to GREAT lengths to honor Art and Jean with this AWEWSOME Elvis-o-lantern!  also from 2005:  A shrine no less??!!  From Art's Tomahawk Wisconsin mafia!! 

February 8 - 15, 2014          Cruising with the King on Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas        From Fort Lauderdale, FL

                                      

  January 18, 2014                        MFCF Conference Showcase with the EP Boulevard Show Band!                      Bloomington, MN

November 9, 2013            Art and the EP Boulevard Show Band at Stars & Strikes Entertainment Center!            Wyoming, MN

August 31, 2013               Northern Lights Casino with the EP Boulevard Show Band!                Walker, MN

August 17, 2013         Art performs once again at the Heritage Days Festival with the EP Boulevard Show Band!         St. Paul Park, MN

June 22, 2013         Art performs at Star & Strikes with the EP Boulevard Show Band!         Wyoming, MN

Event Photography by Jason Traynor

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January 28  -  February 2 , 2013                 Cruising with the King on Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas                  Jamaica, Haiti and Fort Lauderdale, FL

The Sundial suit at sea!   Air guitar... Elvis style!   Jammin' on our way to Jamaica, mon! The next suit was the blue Owl jumpsuit but the camera took a break!   A costume change into the Peacock suit... during the same show!   ... and then into the '68 Special black leather... still the same show...   ... and finally, the beautiful Sunburst jumpsuit!   Tom, Steve and Art wrap up the first show at sea!   Show number two was all about the 1973 Aloha from Hawaii concert...   No Hawaii themed Elvis show would be complete without the Rock-a-Hula dancers!   What could be more fun than cruising with Elvis?!  Fantastic fans came from all over North America to Cruise with the King!    Art and Jean stepped up to their annual performance of "The Lady Loves Me" from Viva Las Vegas!   Steve, Tom and Art team up for some terrific Elvis gospel music!   Steve, Carol (a.k.a. "Stubs"), Tom, Jean and Art pose for a rare photo!   Art sings a couple of quick songs from GI Blues!   Once again, it was '68 Special time!   Suspicious Minds... OUCH!   An American Trilogy   Tom, Art and Steve team up for a big finish for this cruise show depicting three of the eras of Elvis!   The entire Cruising with the King group: Art, Jean, Ellen, Tom, Carol, Steve and Goldie!   What a BLAST!  Elvis fans are the BEST and we made some great friends along the way!  See you next time when we're Cruising with the King!

January  26, 2013                           Lighthouse Cove Resort   and the   Seaside Grill                        Pompano Beach, FL

Well it's a one for the money, two for the show  and all three are ready so go-cat-go!    Rockin' Christine's by the Sea!    Art sings for a packed house...    Dave and Art sing "In the Ghetto!"    What a blast!    Art shmoozes with hungry patrons at Christine's by the Sea!    Art goes after the older chicks..!    Art singing for an awesome crowd! 

December 31, 2012 to January 1, 2013                             NEW YEAR'S EVE at HoChunk Casino                           Black Rivewr Falls, WI

WOW!  This was HUGE... finally  Art's name in LIGHTS!    Art poses before the show with the amazing Tris and beautiful bride Jean!    Art did FIVE era costumes but the jumpsuits can't be beat!    Rockin' in 2013!!    GO Grampa Art, GO! Karate, Elvis style!!    Doing all that great Elvis music to a packed house on New Year's Eve ROCKS!    Art performed An American Trilogy, dedicated to Colonel T and all of our USA Veterans...    2 hound dogs, 26 scarves, 40 teddy bears and five dozen lei's later, Art wraps up the show... HAPPY 2013 everyone!

December 20, 2012                      Copperfield Hill Christmas Show - for my Mama!                    Robbinsdale, MN

Santa never had a suit like this one!     Art sits on his Mama's lap... last time he was MUCH smaller!     Art scores a hug from Mom by the Christmas tree!     Art sings Elvis Christmas songs and gives some scarves to the ladies, of course!     Jean, Mom and Art... HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!

December 11, 2012                        The 10th Annual Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Event to Benefit the Friends in Need Foodshelf                      Cottage Grove, MN

Several thousand people attended the Holiday Train benefit!  There was a whole lotta shakin' goin' on - it was COLD, baby!

November 16, 2012                        Allied Charities Minnesota Convention & Expo at the DECC!                    Duluth, MN

Naturally, the Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders insisted on posing with Art... Yeah, right!   Mugging with friends and fans before he show...   Art and a participant cpmpare gang signs... NOT!   The Lake Superior Ballroom at the DECC was PACKED as "Elvis" takes the stage!   A fantastic - and very large - audience!   Art tried to visit every table and put on about 4.2 miles!   Art dedicated "An American Trilogy" to the Veterans and was graced by an amazing standing ovation!   I swear, Honey, I don't know where he got the scarf!  art hamming it up with "Act Two!"   I get Elvis... No- I get Elvis NOOO - I do... no...

October 6, 2012               HAPPY BIRTHDAY JULIE - 14 OTHERS!!!                With the Free and Easy band!             North Oaks, MN

Art sings a few songs with the AWESOME band "Free and Easy!" 

October 5, 2012             HAPPY BIRTHDAY GENE!                Bearpath Golf and Country Club, Eden Prairie, MN

Art starts getting the kids on the dandefloor...   Rockin' to all of the classic back-to-back Elvis tunes!   An amazing event for a terrific guy...   Everyone sings HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Gene!   Art poses with one of the "youngsters" at the party!   Marge, a.k.a. the "Hostess with the mostest" poses with "Elvis!"

September 27, 2012                 Cottage View Drive-in Theater Celebration                       Cottage Grove, MN

Art poses with "Pink Lady" Laura!    Art sings for the sound check as the classic cars roll in!    Art poses for pics with some local area notoriety!    As the sun goes down, Art heats things up with some great, classic Elvis tunes!    Art's never quite sure who's name to sign for autographs...    As folks take their positions for the festivities, Art sings, and sings... and sings!   Art helps emcee the costume contest!   Art had the honor of emcee'ing the costume contest!  

September 8, 2012                         Lonnie Rocks Ellsworth!                        Ellsworth, WI

Friends, family and Elvis fans make for a fantatstic-fest!   FUN!   A terrific audience, ballads, rock-n-roll, scarves, bears, lei's and even a "hound dog" made for a terrific time!   Art takes a break... not!!  Hey - NICE SCARF!   Art and Lonnie - the Host with the Most - discuss college football rankoings.  Not really.  We were singing a duet.  No, really...   The party went all night and everyone hung in there, all the way to sunrise - as you can see.  OK, maybe it was sunSET..!   Mr. Larson you have a lovely daughter.  A little shy, introverted, and yes I'm kidding again: she is a total HOOT!   Art is usually the one climbing on the furniture, but this cute, stubby bugger needed a lift during "Are You Lonesone Tonight?"   Posing for pics after the show - what a GREAT time!!  THANKS LONNIE! 

August 18, 2012                 St. Paul Park 28th Annual Heritage Days, "Luau on Broadway!"               St. Paul Park, MN

   Lining up for the parade...    Posing with Royalty before the parade!    "Honey, do we match OK    Photo courtesy of Davin Brandt...    Miracle Grandbaby Kaiya at her first "Elvis" show!    Not to be outdone, Grandbaby Brady makes the scene, too!  "Papa Art sing?"    Friends, fans, neighbors and Party Animals (like these guys!) all make this special event even MORE special...   ... many special moments...    Art meets the BEST fans - and gives away a record number of teddy bears and scarves!    What a sweetie! Photo courtesy of Davin Brandt...    There were thousands enjoying Heritage Days this year!    Art gets down in the crowd and honors another special guest...   Jammin' with our AIR GUITARS!    "An American Trilogy" dedicated as always to our Veterans past, present and on their way home!    Jean with (not so happy) Grandbaby Kaiya and "Papa Art" (a.k.a. "Elvis") with Grandson Brady!

August 8, 2012               National Night Out - for Art's Mama and a Very Special Group of Folks - and THANKS RON!                  Robbinsdale, MN

Don't let the gray hair fool you: these folks were ROCKIN'!     Art shmoozes his very special Mama!     ... and a dance with Art and his Mama!  Priceless...     We are so blessed:  Elvis fans are EVERYWHERE!     OK, this is weird:  Can you find the flying saxophopne in this picture?

August 5, 2012                   Art opened for Herman's Hermits at Mayo Civic Auditorium Park                    Rochester, MN

Art poses with Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits fame, backstage before the show!   Art warms up the crowd of 12,000-plus...   A beautiful evening, a fantastic audience - and terrific music: how can you top that?!   Art ROCKS Mayo Civic Auditorium Park in Rochester!   WHAT A NIGHT!   Art gets right down with the crowd to give away a few Hound Dogs, Teddy Bears and of course a few of the coveted scarves!   Peter Noone takes a moment to pose for a photo with Jean and Art... Wooo-hooo!   VIDEO CLIP of Art's "An American Trilogy" ending in Rochester! 

July 29, 2012                    Kaiya's Birthday Blood Drive with Memorial Blood Center                      Cottage Grove, MN

Art arrived instyle...   Having fun with fellow donors, babies - and even Kevin!   "Hey, baby, what's happenin'?"   Grampa  Art poses with miracle baby and blood drive honoree "Kaiya" and her amazing Dad!   Art gave blood today. No, the suit was already red! 

Most Event Web Site Photos by Jean Kistler, and a few are courtesy of others... 

July 28, 2012             American Red Cross Run for Blood at Lake Calhoun               Minneapolis, MN

Art poses with the founder of the Run For Blood, Luther, and his terrific family!   

July 14, 2012                          CONGRATULATIONS BECKY on your retirement - and - THANK YOU Sue!                        Madison Lake, MN

Becky - the Guest of Honor - was just a "little" surprised!    A terrific turnout for Becky's retirement party!   Don't let their relaxed appearance fool you: these folks were ROCKIN'!   Art's not fussy: a picnic table bench for a stage?  NO PROBLEM!   Art gives away some scarves and recruits a few new groupies!   I THINK SHE LIKES ME!   Art sneaks in a quick dance with the awesome hostess, Sue!   One more ballad for the Guest of Honor, Becky!    Art poses for some photos with terrific friends and family!

July 6, 2012                   CONGRATULATIONS BILL and KATIE!     Art teams up with Jerry O'Hagan and his Orchestra!              St. Paul, MN

A romantic and beautiful wedding reception... and guess who's coming to dinner!!?    The lovely bride gets a scarf from "Elvis!"   The ladies get some scarves and some Elvis ballads...    Gee... Art has to hang out with all the babes... tough job!   Naturally, the lovely Mother of the Bride gets a scarf and a song!    Art poses for a few mug-shots with family!    Strike up the band...    Art sings "Can't Help Falling in Love" LIVE with the Jerry O'Hagen and his Orchestra for the bride and groom's beautifully choreographed first dance...

June 30, 2012          Art was one of many volunteers at the   Kevin Beach Fund Raiser at CR's Sportsbar         Coon Rapids, MN

The Peacock jumpsuit on a hot summer night for a GREAT cause...     As always, the entire room becomes the stage!    Art poses with a few fund raiser participants: a dirty job, but someone's gotta do it!!     Rockin' the night away with "Elvis!"    A super fun crowd at CR's Sprtsbar in Coon Rapids!     The Boss grabs a dance opportunity with his lovely bride!

June 16, 2012                        Starts and Strikes "Spring Into Summer with Elvis!"                      Wyoming, MN

Art Tommy and Steve team up to start out with a 1950's segment - introduced by none other than ED SULLIVAN (a.k.a. Dave the Hoser)!   Art finds a comfy lap in the audience from which to croon!   Art's favorite Elvis movie segment - GI Blues!   A great time with a fantastic audience!   Art, Steve and Tommy team up to wrap up the movie segment...    What could be better than "Elvis" in black leather?   ... How about THREE "Elvises" in black leather depicting a LIVE segment of the '68 Come-Back Special?!    Art sports a different Elvis look for a "Compare and Contrast" segment...    ... and yet another look for the gospel segment - with Jean's favorite: the PURPLE puffy sleeved shirt!   Art, Tommy and Steve sing "Swing Down Chariot!"   Art starts out the Elvis concert touring years segment in the beautiful "Peacock" jumpsuit...    Art sings "Promised Land!"   A quick costume change and Art shows off the "Blue Owl" jumpsuit!   Art once again dedicates "An American Trilogy" to our USA Veterans...    Art, Tommy and Steve wrap up the show with "Can't Help Falling in Love" while depicting Elvis costumes from the '50's, '60's and '70's... "Elvis has left the building; thank you and goodnight!"  

June 13, 2012                             TCF Corporate Rally at TCF Stadium, University of Minnesota                       Minneapolis, MN

Art poses with TCF event team members after performing...    These folks were FUN!    Art says "Thankyouverymuch" to TCF!    Show 'em your bling!    MORE fun - what a GREAT bunch of hams!  

May 25 - 31, 2012        "Cruising with the King" on Royal Caribbean's Enchantment of the Seas!             From the Port at Baltimore, MD

GI Blues!    The Peacock jumpsuit...    Singing for a WONDERFUL cruising audience!    The Aloha from Hawaii show!    The best music for the best fans!   The "Rock-a-Hula" dancers on our way to Bermuda!   Joe shows us how to Hula - Bermuda Triangle style!   The ship was ROCKIN'!   Ladies and gentlemen, presenting the Rock-a-Hula dancers on the high seas!   Art dedicates "An American Trilogy" to the Veterans on this Memorial Day weekend...    God bless our Veterans!   Art and Joe pose with fans after each show...    FUN!   Art and Joe pose with the "Cruising with the King" bosses!   Art poses with Jean, a.k.a. "Boss #1!"   Jean and Art perform "The Lady Loves Me!"    Art and Joe get ready for the "Compare and Contrast" show (of course, Elvis did those cover songs BEST!)...    The Farewell Show started out RED HOT and the temperature went UP from there!!    ROCKIN'!   Art performs during the Elvis gospel music segment of the Farewell Show...   Art brings on the Sunburst jumpsuit for the Farewell Show!   Another song, another scarf, until we meet again...    A quick dance with Art while he sings "The Wonder of You!"   Art and Joe team up for the big finish!   We "Can't Help Falling in Love" with the fantastic Cruising with the King audience!   

May 18, 2012                             HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY JEFF!                                  Hastings, MN

Jeff "the Birthday Boy" gives Art some pointers!   Jeff ROCKS with Elvis!   Hey, where's the beer?   Sorry, Art, but this is MY beer...   If you're looking for trouble - you came to the right place...   Put your right hand in, put your right hand out...   Jeff's sister (the PARTY PLANNER!) Laura sings with Art for the outro tune, "Can't Help Falling in Love!" 

May 16, 2012                                5-8 Tavern and Grill 10th Anniversary!                                Maplewood, MN

Art gets to entertain in the home of the Juicy Lucy!   A quick pose with the very busy boss!   These are a few of my favorite things...   Art gets serious when belting out Elvis gospel...   Paparazzi was everywhere!   Mugging with the crew...   A very busy crew takes a moment to pose with "Elvis!" 

May 11, 2012                         Congratulations on your Retirement, Mary!                        Stillwater, MN

Mary, the Guest of Honor was just a little surprised!   What a way to retire!   Some "Blue Suede Shoes" to put under her bed!   WHAT FUN!   A ballad and some rock-n-roll for Mary...   "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"   Trology for the Veterans - one of Mary's favorite Elvis tunes!   Group pics after the show... what a wonderful family!   All the makings of the next family Christmas card! 

April 14, 2012                    Spring Luau at the Moose Lodge                  Faribault, MN

Art does a 1950's Elvis tunes "sampler" while the hog roast is being served!   Another pre-show teaser featuring Art with songs from the Elvis movie GI Blues!   SHOWTIME: Art performs songs from Elvis's concert era!   As usual, the whole room becomes Art's stage...   Friends in the audience came from near and far!   Linda gets a serenade - 'cause Dave won't sing to her (for which she is at least a little grateful)!   Jean got this kinda cool shot - from between mic and stage light stands!   The Rock-a-Hula dancers made it to Faribault!   Case in point: Elvis fans are THE BEST! - and really know how to have fun!   An American Trilogy - as always, dedicated to our USA Veterans. 

February 18, 2012                  HAPPY BIRTHDAY MATT!               Oakdale, MN

A terrific birthday party crowd at Ray-J's in Woodbury, MN!   Matt - a.k.a. "The Birthday Boy" - gets his own "Elvis" scarf!   Rockin' the room for Matt's 70th!   Lovely hostess and daughter Julia started out a little shy...   ... but who can help but warm up to "ELVIS!"  "It's a tough job, boys, but somebody's gotta do it!"   "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"  (NOPE!)   Art poses with wife Joann and Matt the Birthday Boy!   A terrific family celebrates Matt's big day!   This beautiful little lady scored a Hound Dog, a Teddy Bear AND and Hawaiian Lei! 

January 28 - February 4, 2012    "Cruising with the King"  Eastern Caribbean Elvis Theme Cruise on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's amazing Oasis of the Seas! "Memories of the King"  Cruise!         From Fort Lauderdale, FL

  All aboard Oasis of the Seas!   Art poses with "Spoon Man" Warren - with two R's!!   Art is ready for Cruising with the King!   The Sunburst jumpsuit seems fitting as we plan to cruise to the Caribbean!   Art wears the Peacock jumpsuit for the "WELCOME ABOARD SHOW!"   Sppon Man and Nancy join Art on stage!   "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"  (She WASN'T!)   Art is graced with a brief dance with Lynne during The Wonder of You!   Another "before-the-buffets" photo..!  Steve, Tom and Art wearing "Speedway" outfits sing songs from Elvis's many movies!   Art sings "GI Blues" during the Elvis movies segment!   Steve, Tom and Art team up to perform the Elvis movie tune "Let Us Pray!"       Art ROCKS in Steve's Railroad Jacket!  Thanks Steve!   Steve, Tom and Art rockin' the ship!   Greeting the TERRIFIC Elvis fans during the "Aloha for Hawaii" themed show!   Rock-a-Hula Baby time!   Steve, Tom and Art with the "Rock-a-Hula dancers!"   Getting ready for the patriotic segment...   Art honors our Veterans with his rendition of "An American Trilogy."   Steve, Tom and art finishe up the Aloha Show!   Steve, Tom and Art singing Elvis gospel music!   Art starts out in the blue "Owl" jumpsuit for the Farewell show!   Black leather for the '68 Special segment... yeah, baby!   Steve, Tom and Art knock out some tunes - all clad in black leather!   Art wears his Sundial jumpsuit and pefroms "Unchained Melody" live, on the piano!   Another angle of the Sundial jumpsuit...   Tom, Steve and Art pose for pics after the show!   Art and Jean pose for a rare photo together.  We're ready for the next cruise! 

January 27, 2012                  Lighthouse Cove               Fort Lauderdale, FL

                

December 31, 2011         NEW YEAR'S EVE!           Moose Lodge          Faribault, MN

New Year's Eve with "ELVIS!"   Art recruits some back-up singers...   A fantastic audience celebrates the end of 2011 with "Elvis!"   Patty and Richard get shmoozed by the king!   Art rocks the stage!   "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"   Fun on New Year's Eve!   Art covered all of the styles of Elvis tunes for a packed house!   Patty gets a scarf!   Art was graced with several standing ovations from a wonderful audience...   Wrapping up 2011 in "King of Rock-n-Roll" style! 

December 18, 2011              CONGRATULATIONS KELLY AND MIKE!              Fort Lauderdale, FL

Look Ma, no costume: Yes, Art is a wedding singer, too! 

December 17, 2011              An Afternoon with the King                Latanna, FL

   GREAT to be in FLOORIDA in December!       Some other fabulous singers were at the show!       Singing Elvis gospel music...        Art and Dave with their world famous duet of......       ... "In the Ghetto!"      Once again, Jean's typical view of the show!      Singing Elvis's Christmas tunes!       Dear and loyal friends Warren and Nancy came to enjoy the show and support Art and Jean!       A great variety of music and fun was enjoyed by all!   

December 3, 2011          CONGRATULATIONS JOE AND TATE!         Spill the Wine, Minneapolis, MN

Art poses with the beautiful bride and dashing groom...    Working the room...    This was Jean's view most of the evening!    The bride had a great list of song requests!    ... and the bride gets a scarf, of course!    Mugging with the happy couple after the show! 

October 29, 20111                       Stars and Strikes Entertainment Center                     Wyoming, MN

Note - Phantom of the Opera on spotlight #2!   One of the terrific "Winona Stalkers" gave each performer some beautiful flowers.  What a classy and wonderful thing to do!   Art, Steve and Tom team up to sing "Take My Hand Precious Lord" with live piano accompaniment!   The "Cover Songs" segment ended with "America the Beautiful!"   Set number two and the 1968 Elvis Come-Back special - featuring Steve live on the guitar - and lots of black leather!   Art kicks out more tunes, this time in the Peacock jumpsuit!   Art performs "Unchained Melody" in his new "Sundial" jumpsuit!   A great night with terrific tunes, fabulous costumes and best of all, a wonderful audience!   Art, Tom and Steve wrap it up depicting three of Elvis's most famous eras... "Thank you, thank you very much!" 

Septermber 9, 1011               Osseo High School Class of 1961 - 50 Year Clas Reunion!               Maple Grove, MN

"Elvis" was the 50 year reunion's surprise entertainment!   The ladies love those Elvis ballads and scarves!   The Osseo High School class of 1961 still knows how to PARTY!   Art featured a dance set made up of top Elvis tunes from 1960 and 1961!   "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"  (the answer was "NO!")   Cancing to "The Wonder of You" - with "ELVIS!"   Art posed for a few photos with these wonderful, lively guests!   Another photo op -- these fols were SO MUCH FUN!  HAPPY 50th REUNION!

Jean and Art are "E" ala K-Art Entertainment!

Jean and Art Kistler team up to do a show fit for a King!   Art and Jean, October 2007   A wigless Art cuts a rug (hardwood floor) with his beautiful bride in McMinnville, OR!   Jean fixes up Art's Aloha Eagle cape on a HOT and WINDY outdoor summer concert day!   Art and Jean go for a ride on "Colonel T's" cruiser!   Art and Jean - May 2007 - pooped after three shows in one weekend!   Art and Jean pose for a rare photo together.  We're ready for the next cruise!

September 7, 2011                  HAPPY BIRTHDAY DESTRA AND DIANE!                Pittsburgh Blue, Maple Grove, MN

Two SIXTY year olds?  YA, RIGHT!   The surprised "birthday babes" get scarves, teddy bears - and a few great Elvis tunes!   One of the partiers plays her part as a swooning Elvis fan... what a HOOT!   Scarves, boas, Hawaiian lei's... what more could you ask for?  Maybe "ELVIS!?"   Art works with his new back-up singers... hey - isn't that "Elvis" second from the right?  I KNEW HE WAS ALIVE!   "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"   A fantastic group of fun and terrific people... Art was very honored to be a part of this very special celebration! 

September 3, 2011                Private Wedding Reception              Target Field Minnesota Twins Stadium - Minneapolis, MN

"Elvis" congratulates the beautiful bride and handsome groom!   The paparazzi was everywhere as Art walks the room singing those great Elvis tunes!   What a surprise from the bride - as "ELVIS" entertains friends and family!   Along with the rest of the room, the dance floor acted as the "stage" - but only until the dancers couldn't resist the urge to shake a leg!      When the groom's away, "Elvis" will play!   Art always seeks out the introverts... RIGHT!   The '73 Aloha from Hawaii jumpsuit was chosen by the bride as suitable for this awesome life's event!   A special ballad for a special dance exclusively for the bride and groom...   Songs, scarves, music and memories... as art picks out another shy participant!   The bride and Art sing a duet... JUST KIDDING!   In lieu of the traditional cake-cutting, Art was honored to accept an invitation to partake in an untraditional "cupcake tasting!"  DELICIOUS! 

August 13, 2011                Wedding and Reception: CONGRATULATIONS BARB AND GREG!                St. Paul, MN

Art sings "Hawaiian Wedding Song" during the ceremony...   Art poses with the blushing bride!   The bride's Mom and Dad have enjoyed 62 years of wedded bliss!   The bride made ALL of the beautiful flowers... contact Art if you want her to set you up with your Hawaiian theme wedding/reception!   Art belts out one Elvis tune after another...   "Elvis" posing with the bride and groom!   Two generations of happily married couples dance to "Can't Help Falling in Love!"   Things got a bit random but we kept on rockin' as the bride spontaneously added time to the "Elvis" meter!   

August 11, 2011               Dave Larson Financial and Insurance Services, Inc. Customer Appreciation Event!                 Hutchinson, MN

Art sings and gives a scarf to a wild Party animal!   Just good old fashioned FUN!   Art belts out some great Elvis tiunes!   Oh, come on, we both know I'm standing here..!   A different angle on the "American Trilogy" eagle cape spread...   Art poses with Dave - the host-with-the-most!   Aw, gee, do I really have to pose with a bunch of pretty girls?  It's a tough job, but somebody's gotta do it!   Art is happy to pose with this beautiful family... OUCH - that's my chest hair, Baby! 

July 30, 2011                 Run For Blood 5K at Lake Calhoun!                   Minneapolis, MN

Art mugs while enjoying the fantastic folks at this awesome event!        Posing with event founder Luther Hagen! 

July 14  - 23, 2011    Cruising with the King!    9 Night New England and Canada Elvis Theme Cruise out of Baltimore, MD

Art, Tommy and Steve rock the boat!   Cruising with the kings is a BLAST!   Cruising the hgh seas - "ELVIS" style!   We had several opportunities to perform on the big stage...   The Peacock jumpsuit...   Steve, Art and Tommy rocking the ship!                           The Rock-a-Hula dancers are ready to go...   Steve, Art and Tommy with the Enchantment of the Seas' Rock-a-Hula Dancers!   

July 11, 2011                   Hospice Benefit Fund Raiser                       Gaithersburg, MD

A fun group, great music, good times - for a great cause!   "Elvis" is in the building!   Art wears the blue "Owl Jumpsuit" for his next segment...   Rockin' the house for the cause!   Dancing with "ELVIS!"    Art, Tommy and Steve team up to knock some socks off!   Again, Art Tommy and Steve - now in black leather from the '68 Special - singing a special rendition of the "Heartbreak Medley!"   FUN!    Art pours it all out...   The Elvis Team poses with the Hospice Team! 

June 22, 2011                       Eagan Market Fest                      Eagan, MN

We started out high and dry with a review of Elvis tunes from the 1950's!   A few clouds couldn't keep the Elvis fans away!   Next era: the '68 Special complete with black leather... and the clouds were getting a little darker...   The Hula-hoopers were hoppin'...   Art shakes it up for a Facebook friend and fan!   Next the popular jumpsuit era... was that a drop of rain..?   Then the rains came... but the spirit of the crowd wasn't dampened!    ... so it started POURING!  A few wet folks headed home but a few hearty Minnesotans hung in there...   Now the order of the day was umbrellas... for the few brave people left in the audience!  By the way, that's art's llok that means... "OK, enough, this is crazy, what are w doing here?"   And so the weather did us in... HEY! Where'd everybody go?!     

June 4, 2011                     Happy 60th Wedding Anniversary to Art and Ceil, and THANK YOU Annette!                   Ray-J's, Woodbury, MN

The two love birds cut a rug!   Art fans a fan!   Art shmoozes Ceil as Art looks on..?!   Art cranks it up for a terrific audience!   Air guitar: ELVIS style!   ... We're pretty sure Ceil thought I was "Elvis!"    Art sings and poses with the hostess with the mostest!   Who you callin' "Baby," boy?!   A very handsome couple - and Art looks good, too... but which "Art" are we talking about..?! 

May 21, 2010                          "Spring Fling with the Kings!" back again at Stars and Strikes Entertainment Center!                    Wyoming, MN

Art dons his Starburst jumpsuit to start off the show!     NOW they're really getting warmed up!     ROCKIN' THE HOUSE!    The first scarf of many that night...   Art wears the '68 Special gold lame suit jacket and sings "The Wonder of You!"   Speaking of the '68 Special... LEATHER, BABY!   Art, Tommy and Steve gang up and sing... WOW!   This trio can't be beat!  Three "Elvises" for the price of one!   art throws on the 1973 Aloha jumpsuit for a few tunes!   ... and walks the crowd...   Three "Elvis" grand finale!   Always time for photos after the show!   

May 20, 2011                                    Happy Birthdays Dave and Grandpa!                      Private event, Hudson, WI

OK, these people know how to PARTY!     Dave joins Art (a.k.a. "Elvis") for some great gospel songs!     Art gets up close and personal singing a terrific Elvis ballad..!  Just kidding, Jean-o!     I'm pretty sure she thought I was Elvis..?!  These folks were SO great!     DANCE TIME!     No injuries were reported... they're in GREAT shape!

March 26, 2011                Wag Farms Dog Park Fund Raiser at the Red Bard VFW               Cottage Grove, MN

   Marilyn Monroe showed up and added atmosphere!   Art mugs with Marilyn...   Starting out in the 1950's!   The '50's ROCKED!   Art gets out to sing and enjoy a terrific audience!    Art depicts Elvis's "'68 Come-Back special" in black leather!   This set started with a video retrospective... gotta love a multi-media show!   Raising funds for our community dog park can be FUN!   Art sings "Memories" - Elvis-style!   Art gets to know the fantastic audience...   The house was packed so Art - as usual - made the whole room his stage!   Art sings all the genres of Elvis music, for gospel to country to rock-n-roll!   Art put on several miles walking amongst the audience...   "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"  The answer: "NOPE!"   Art dedicates "An American Trilogy" to all of our Veterans: May God richly bless you all!   Trilogy 

February 24, 2011                        Oakdale Business & Professional Association Banquet and Fund Raiser                    Oakdale, MN

                  

February 19, 2011            HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVE!            Philadelphia, PA

Art gets to join Dave and Goldie of the very popular entertaining duo: "Winn Winn Situation!"   Art - up to his old tricks - finds a comfy lap to sit on and sing!   Dave and Art do some Elvis moves after harmonizing on an arrangement of "In the Ghetto!"   Kim Sledge (center) - yes the original Sister Sledge lets us join her for on her classic hit song "We Are Family!"   Art and Dave kick out a tune!   What would a guest appearance by "Elvis" be without a ballad and a scarf for a pretty lady!?  Art greets a few Philly area friends and fans while singing "The Wonder of You!"

January 30 - February 6, 2011             Elvis Tneme Cruise on Royal Caribbean's Amazing   Allure of the Seas             Caribbean Cruise from the Port of Fort Lauderdale, FL

Art hangs out with "Angelo," the body guard!   Art gives ditections to a pair of teddy bears in a Mercedes on board the Allure of the Seas...   Art sings an Elvis medley with the ship's band!   The 1950's "Elvis" rocks the boat!   Art poses with Nancy...   The Peacock jumpsuit was featured in the second segment of the "Welcome Aboard Show!"   Can you guess who got a scarf?!   Art gets All Shook Up and the dance floor was open!   The '68 Special on day number two!   Rockin' on the high seas!   The 1968 Comeback Special ends with "If I Can Dream!"   Art poses with Dean Cain, well known star of the series "Lois and Clark - The New Adventures ofSuperman" series!  And Dean is truly a super guy!   The "Recording Session" segment featured special,  rare Elvis songs...   The next segment featured songs from the 1973 Aloha form Hawaii concert!   Every fan is special during the Cruising with the King shows!   The "Harem!"   Harem number two: The CRUISING WITH THE KING crew: Goldies, Art, Ellen and Jean!  Another show - and the fabulous "Sunburst" jumpsuit...    Cruising the Caribbean with "Elvis" ... Do you know where YOUR grandma is!?  She was a wild and fun fan!   The "Rock-a-Hula" dancers boogie down on the biggest cruise ship in the world!   The Sunburst jumpsuit fits right in on a beautiful, sunny cruise day - cruising in the Caribbean!   Art poses with "Warren the Musical Spoon Master" and "Nancy the Dancer!"   

December 17, 2010             Annual Elders Holiday Party           Grand Casino Mille Lacs             Onamia, MN

Starting out with some classic 1950's tunes... they just don't make 'em like that any more!   Art visits the tables crooning "Fame and Fortune!"    Next stop: the '68 Special's Heartbreak Hotel Medley!   As always, the entire room becomes Art's stage!   Act 3: the Burning Love jumpsuit and more great Elvis tunes - including classic Elvis Christmas songs!   Art sings a special song and poses with a special fan for the paparazzi!   Art performs his signature version of "An American Trilogy" dedicated to our Veterans and troops overseas...   Art gets ready to display his spectacular, ONE-OF-A-KIND Aloha Eagle cape!    Don't ever tell me these folks can't PARTY!  We had a GREAT time!    Art poses with special guest entertainer Sheri from Chicago who does an awesome Marilyn Monroe!    Art and Sheri (a.k.a. "Elvis" and "Marilyn") pose for photos by the Christmas tree!   Lots of folks got their pictures taken with "Elvis" and "Marilyn!"  

December 4, 2010            First National Bank USA Holiday Party             Dakota Dunes Country Club            North Sioux City, SD

The Burning Love jumpsuit seemed like a good way to start the first set!    A special fan gets a scarf from "ELVIS!"    Art shmoozes with the Brass!  An amazing event, Kathie!    That is definitely NOT "Santa!"   We had so much fun - she even gave ME a scarf!    The Blue Owl jumpsuit for the Blue Christmas set!   Blue Christmas, White Christmas... so many songs!  So many jumpsuits!   Posing with another one of the 400 or so gorgeous special guests!    Set number three, suit number three, song number 46... HAPPY HOLIDAYS!  

November 7, 2010           The Annual Ladies (and Gentlemen's!) High Tea at St. Albert the Great Church            Minneapolis, MN

 A great audience, great food, great tea... and the entertainment wasn't too bad, either!!   How can you beat a scarf and a song from "Elvis?!"    You ain't nothin' but a "Hound Dog!"   OOoooooh.... Ahhhhhhh.... I LIKE this picture!!!    This was one wild and crazy group... obviously that was NOT just your basic HERBAL tea!   She's a dancing MACHINE!   Elvis and tea fans of all ages were in attendance!    "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"  Guess NOT!    Hey - over HERE!  You-hoo!    Art takes a long over-due break on a comfy lap..!  

The Awesome and Amazing October "Colonel T" Pumpkin Creation Collection over the Years!    

The "Colonel T" 2010 Elvis Tribute Pumpkin!   2009:  A work of art for Art from the Tomahawk and Greater Wisconsin Fan Club President "Colonel T!"    2008:  Nobody makes pun'kins like the Colonel and the Private!    2008, #2:  Private Penny-Pam deserves a promotion after creating this baby!    2007:  Honoring Elvis: Colonel T's Annual Pumpkin 2007!      2006: another amazing creation from "Colonel T" and the Troupes!     From 2005: Colonel Tom and Pfc. Pammy went to GREAT lengths to honor Art and Jean with this AWEWSOME Elvis-o-lantern!     also from 2005:  A shrine no less??!!  From Art's Tomahawk Wisconsin mafia!!  

Oxctober 29, 2010     A Rockin' Halloween with "Elvis!"  Art, Steve and Tommy teamed up once again with an all new show at the fabulous Stars and Strikes Entertainment Center, Wyoming, MN

This was an amazing new show - Art and the guys did over 24 costume changes! artstarted out withis hybrid "Pinwheel and Stone" Burning Love jumpsuit!  Art shmoozes with Mary!  Rumor has it that the Peacock jumpsuit was eventually Elvis's favorite.  Have you seen the stained glass panels in the livingroom at Graceland?   Art, Tommy and Steve team up for oart of the Elvis gospel music segment...  That Sunburst jumpsuit really lights up the stage!  BLACK LEATHER times THREE, BABY!  The second set starts with a tribute to the '68 Special and the Heartbreak Hotel medley!  Kentucky Rain and Moody Blue in the blue Owl jumpsuit...   This black jumpsuit - modeled after the Butterfly suit, was the last suit that Jean made for Art back when he was starting out - and we had any spare time at all! A "fitting" costume for Ronnie McDowell's tribute song, "The King is Gone."   Art's segment of the finale included performing Suspicious Minds in the 1973 Aloha from Hawaii jumpsuit.

October 7, 2010             Art Performs with Peter Vallee at Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon on the Strip in 'Vegas!          Las Vegas, NV

Art poses with an amazing bust of Elvis at Aria in Las Vegas!   Art sings wearing the 1950's gold lame jacket while Pete (a.k.a."Big Elvis") also works the crowd!   It's every Elvis Tribute Artist's dream to sing on the Las Vegas strip: THANKS PETE!   Art poses with Peter Vallee and fellow Tribute Artist John  Van Thiel from Racine, Wisconsin!   At the second show, Art wears a more 1970's Elvis style outfit...    Art shmoozes the ladies - as usual!   Whether it be back home or on the 'Vegas strip, the BEST fans are ELVIS fans!   Art was honored by dancing with Pete's lovely bride while Pete sings!   Art poses for pics with "Big Elvis" - a classy and gracious man with a BIG heart! THANKS AGAIN, PETE!

AUGUST 6 - 13, 2010          Cruising with the King  to ALASKA on Royal Caribbean's Rhapsody of the Seas!         Seattle, WA

Art performs "GI Blues" for the Welcoms Aboard show!  Left to right: Sterling, Art, Tommy and Steve!  At Art's age, the expression "checking out the babes" has a whole new meaning!  Art shakes it up with fellow cruisers at a themed dance event in the Rhapsody of the Seas Centrum Lounge!  Steve invited Art to help harmonize on a special rendition of "In the Ghetto."  Art performed 30-year wedding vow renewals for Mike and Lynn!  Art's solo show gets the audience "All Shook Up!"  Art gives one of the special Cruising with the King guests a scarf and a song!  The destination was Alaska but that didn't stop the "Rock-a-Hula" dancers from rockin' the ship!  Art is honored and touched as he gets a "standing-o" for "An American Trilogy."  A new format:"The Recording Session" featured b-side tunes!  Left-to-right: Steve, Tommy, Sterling and Art.  Art wears the '68 Special gold suit for the gospel show on the last day at sea...   The Spirit was flowing as Art. Sterling, Tommy and Steve teamed up on some awesome Elvis gospel music!

July 24, 2010           Kohnhorst Wedding Reception        Minneapolis, MN

A very classy wedding reception...  Elvis fans are always the BEST!   Of course the bride gets a scarf!   The dance floor was ROCKIN'!   By request, Art wore the 1973 Aloha from Hawaii red white and blue eagle jumpsuit...   Elvis fans come in all sizes, ages...   Art congratulates Jason and his lovely bride!   Art hopes his new road crew won't cause any child labor issues..!   

July 23, 2010     HealthEast Passport, City Passport, & Alumni Program Picnic     Bethesda, St. Paul, MN

A beautiful summer afternoon with "Elvis" and about 500 awesome fans!   In a word, it was...  HOT!   Nancy the dancer and Warren the spoon man join Art for a tune!   Warren rocks with his gold plated spoons - and "Elvis!"   The amazing St. Paul faction of "Rock-a-Hula" dancers!   Many scarves, lei's and songs for a terrific Hawaiian themed event!   Art was HOT today - while the audience had it made in the shade!

June 26, 2010              Stoney Creek RV Resort           Osseo, Wisconsin

The "Fringe" jump-suit - and Art - get a work-out on a beautiful summer day at Stoney Creek AV Resort in Osseo, Wisconsin!   Great tunes for great fans!   Art performed songs from the 1950's through the '70's!   Elvis fans come in all ages and sizes!   Art does them all: Ballads, movie tunes, message songs, covers, gospel... and even rock-n-roll!   What a TERRIFIC audience: Elvis fans are the BEST!   "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"   A couple of very special young fans even made portraits of "Elvis" and presented them to Art!  Are they the cutest little ladies you ever saw, or what?! 

June 15, 2010            University of Minnesota           Minneapolis, MN

A lovely summer day - and "CC Ryder" on the Northrop Mall outdoor stage!   Finally a break from the daily rain... so Art sings "Kentucky Rain!"  Go figure.   "Are YOU Lonesome Tonight?"   The entire plaza became Art's stage...   Kicking out the tunes!   "An American Trilogy" as always, dedicated to our Veterans...   Wrapping things up USA style!

June 4, 2010              Jackson Speedway            Jackson, MN

Art visits the early arrivals in the bleachers...   HIGH FIVES FOR "ELVIS!"   Yes, Art actually performed from the stage a few times!   The 1973 Aloha Eagle jump-suit was looking good on this beautiful (AND HOT!) summer day!   Art changes into his Speedway shirt to go up and sing "The Star Spangled Banner" before the races!   Racy!   Art shows up for the meet-and-greet in the rad red Pinwheel and Stone jump-suit...   ... and Art waits for the throngs of fans prior to finding out that the day's activities had been called due to rain... HA!  Talk about "ALL DRESSED UP AND NO PLACE TO GO!" What a RUSH watching these babies speed around the track: you gotta go to Jackson Speedway and check 'em out!

May 21, 22, 2010           Art performed for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life Event          Fort Lauderdale, FL

Art does a teaser-"Elvis" sighting at Lighthouse Cove with the live band!  You never know what might happen at fantastic Light House Cove!  Art's "Fringe" suit was looking good - even without his "spare hair!"  P-A-R-T-Y!!  Art, a.k.a. "Elvis" hangs out at the registration table before the start of the event...  Art mugs with Lifetime TV's videographer!   Jean, dressed in an outfit better suited to the Florida weather, helps Art get ready to rock-n-roll.   Art poses with Kristy Villa from the "Balancing Act" on on the Lifetime Television, along with family and friends!  In the spirit of Elvis's generosity Art kicks out some terrific tunes.  Coincidentally, the 1973 Aloha from Hawaii Concert which was also a cancer research fund raiser.  "An American Trilogy" dedicated to all cancer survivors and our Veterans...  Kelly Hilterbrick (left) was the event co-chair!  The night show photos were a challenge but Warren did a fine job - THANKS! 

May 15, 2010             Benefit Fund Raiser for Haven, Inc.              Merrilll, WI

                               

May 13, 2010             Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary Banquet          Minneapolis, MN

Art performs for a WILD audience!  A quick dance with a fun-loving lady!  Mugging for photos with one young lady - among an audience of four generations in attendance!  Classic songs for a classy crowd!  Art accompanies a wandering rock-n-roller toward her front row seat!  A serious Elvis fan gets one of Art's coveted scarf!  Art hugs another child of our Lord...  Don't let appearances fool you: this was one PARTYING group!

April 24, 2010       The Midwest USA Cruising with the King Team presents an Elvis era show:  "A Striking Tribute to the King!" at Stars and Strikes Entertainment Center,  Wyoming, MN

The Cruising with the King Team starts out with Elvis hits from the 1950's!  Art sings "Doin' the Best I Can" form the movie GI Blues!  Elvis's Grammy Award winning rendition of "How Great Thou Art" started the gospel music segment...  Left to right Steve, Tommy and Art team up to sing "Swing Down Chariot!"  Following the 1950's, US Army and movie years came the '68 Special!  Art starts out the Elvis concert years in the Peacock jump-suit...  Who let the camera crew back there..?!  Art got to sing for his Mom who was in the audience: "That's All Right, Mama!"  Steve and Art team up to perform a special harmonized version of "In the Ghetto."  Art visits the audience and one grandma receives a lei during "Hawaiian Wedding Song!"  Art continues the jump-suit concert era in the Aloha from Hawaii suit!  Art loves the song, "Suspicious Minds!"  Steve, Tommy and Art wrap up the evening with a rare encore - "VIVA LAS VEGAS," baby!  Shortly after that we ALL left the building... 

February 27, 2010           St. Bridget's Parish School 2010 Gala Viva Las Vegas theme!          River Falls, WI

"Viva Las Vegas" in River Falls!   Art on the St. Bridget's stage!   "Are You Lonesome Tonight" --- NOPE!   One again, "An American Trilogy" dedicated to the Veterans!   This was truly a terrific, amazing, generous and supporting audience at St. Bridget's!

February 13, 2010       Valentines Day Show at  Blueberry Pines Golf Club   Menahga, MN

You ain't nothin' but a Hound Dog!  So many songs, only so many scarves!  Shall we dance?!  "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"  Art knocks "Suspicious Minds" out of the park - ELVIS STYLE!  Art poses for photos with some very special folks from the audience!  Art poses with the awesome Blueberry Pines crew - who couldn't keep their hands off him (poor guy)!!!  More GREAT Elvis (and Art) fans posing for pics!   Art gets a standing ovation performing his his signature version of "An American Trilogy" dedicated as always to Veterans past, present and in-the-making: God bless our Veterans!

January 23 - 31, 2010        Cruising with the King  on Royal Caribbean's spectacular Independence of the Seas!      This 8 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise departed from Fort Lauderdale, FL 

The Welcome Aboard Show with art in the "GI Blues Era!"   Brad, Art and Daylin teamed up to rock the high seas!   Art's Peacock jump-suit helped set the mood...  Art interviews for the Morning Show with Cruise Director Joff to spead word about "Cruising with the King!"  Celebrating the birthday of the King of Rock-n-Roll with a TERRIFIC audience!  The wonderful Rock-a-Hula Dancers!!  Many scarves, many songs...  Art performs his signature version of "An American Trilogy."  Left-to-right: Daylin James, Art Kistler and Brad Boice!   In the spirit of Elvis, while in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the ETA's performed a benefit show to raise money for the earthquake relief in Haiti thanks to Senor Frogs!   At Senor Frogs we raised $1,300 for the Haiti earthquake relief fund!  Back on the Independence of the Seas and now in the huge Alhambra showroom, the guys performed another benefit show for Haiti earthquake relief and it was S-R-O, baby!!  Art performs Suspicious Minds in the Big Room!  Art gets a standing ovation for "An American Trilogy" dedicated to veterans and heroes who give to help others all over the world...  Art, Daylin, "Elvis number four: JOFF, and Brad sang "Blue Suede Shoes" together on the Big Stage!  While Daylin headed off to change costumes for his next show, Cruise Director Joff, Jean, Brad and Art mugged for the paparazzi after peforming in the beautiful Alhambra Theater!  Art sings during the gospel show...  Art autographs CD's after the gospel show...  Art poses in his "If I Can Dream" suit on formal night next to the teddy-bear driver and rider in a real Morgan automobile parked on the promenade!  Art contemplates the teddy bears for sale in one of the many shops onboard!  WOW!  The TERRIFIC "Temptations" Tribute Group invited the Elvises onstage for photos during their show!  Art, Brad and Daylin volunteered to be the "celebrity judges" for the Karaoke Idol finals!  Royal Caribbean International's magnificent "Independence of the Seas" at the port in St. Thomas. 

January 9, 2010      7th Annual "Elvis Birthday Bash"   Dales Weston Lanes Banquet and Show Room     Weston, WI

Art at sound check with the fantastic Come-back Special Band   Art sings to a full house in the Sunburst jumpsuit...   Five ETA's had fun wowing a sell-out crowd at Dale's Weston Lanes in Weston, Wisconsin!   Giving 100% for an awesome audience!    Art sings some great Elvis tunes to the best audience in he world: ELVIS FANS!    Set number two calls for the 1973 Aloha from Hawaii Eagle jumpsuit...   HAPPY 75th BIRTHDAY TO ELVIS!    Art and the Come-Back special band ROCKS the HOUSE!    The ETA's line up (left to right) Gino, Fred, hostess and event creator Dianna, Irv, Dakota and Art!    Art poses with Elvis fans... Where's Jean?  She's taking the picture!    A REALLY GOOD cake even featured the event's ETA's!

November 21, 2009       IMCA Old Timers Car Club Banquet       Savage, MN

Somebody gets a HOUND DOG!  Great tunes for a terrific audience!  "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"  Another song, another scarf!  "An American Trilogy" for the Veterans!

November 12 - 16, 2009  "The Elvis Cruise"  Tampa, FL to Cozumel, Mexico

Art dons the Speedway shirt for Elvis Cruise embarkation!  Like many other cuisers, Jean decorated our cabin door with an Elvis theme!  Art and Jean's ship board photo on BLUE SUEDE Night!  Jean poses with some of Elvis's movie leading ladies Chris Noel, Celeste Yarnall and Cynthia Pepper!  Art performs on Open Mic Night!  Art gets to sing "How Great Thou Art" on the Carnival Inspiration!   Art and Jean on Viva Las Vegas GLITZ night!  Carnival's "Inspiration" at Cozumel  Art sings a few tunes during Blue Hawaii night!  Art sings to Beth from Norfolk - with celebrity Ronnie McDowell!  Jean and Art mug with Ronnie McDowell!!!   Art poses with fellow ETA Sterling Riggs from the Norfolk, VA area  Art poses with Elvis co-star Chris Noel by the Atrium Stage!  Art poses with Elvis Blue Hawaii co-star Darlene Tompkins!  Art performs hits from GI Blues on the Atrium Stage during open-mic time!

This Year's Halloween Pumpkin Honoring the King of Rock and Roll with THANKS to the One and Only "Colonel T" in Tomahawk, WI

A work of art for Art from the Tomahawk and Greater Wisconsin Fan Club President "Colonel T!"

October 17, 2009        1950's theme Fund Raiser for "Give the Kids the World"     Stillwater, MN

Art puts on the gold suit jacket - a 1950's outfit for this themed fund raiser... and hoping th old knees will hold up!  Art finds a BIRTHDAY GIRL!  "Elvis" cruises the dance floor...  Art poses with Colleen - the coordinator for this very important fund raiser!  Guess who's coming to dinner?!  Art jumps on stage to do some tunes with The Cruisers!  Art and The Cruisers rock the house!

October 3, 2009     Sock Hop and Concert - Fund Raiser for the West Central Area Education Foundation     Barrett, MN

Art as "ELVIS!" - shmoozes the ladies with songs and scarves!  The first set features Art's hybrid Pinwheel and Stone "Burning Love" jump-suit!  Terrific Elvis music for a fantastic audience!  The dance floor started filling up early - and these folks know how to shake a leg!  Art gives away a scarf and scores a dance!  Set number two, a new outfit, and the dance floor is packed again!  "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"  Another ballad, and of course another scarf!  The Aloha Eagle cape comes out once again for "An American Trilogy" dedicated to the Veterans...  "Thank you, thank you very much!"

September 19, 2009      Fund Raiser Concert for "SOS"      Oakdale, MN

There were the equivalent of four generations digging the Elvis tunes!  An entire dance line full of Elvis fans came for the show!  Art finds a comfy lap for break #1!  No furniture is safe when Art's rockin' the house!  "An American Trilogy" dedicated to the Veterans and all of our USA Troops!

August 30 - September 6, 2009    Cruising with the King    Mexican Riviera Elvis Theme Cruise on Royal Caribbeans's beautiful Mariner of the Seas!     Los Angeles, CA

                                   

August 15, 2009     Celebrating Heritage Days 25th Anniversary, St. Paul Park, MN

Art is ready for the parade - with many thanks to the Otts for providing such a cool car and driver!  Art poses with some lovely royalty attending St. Paul Park Heritage Days!   A great crowd of Elvis fans enjoy some terrific music on a beautiful summer afternoon!  The dance floor was OPEN!  90 minutes of the King of Rock and Roll's best known tunes - a fun time was had by all - especially Art!  And to top it all off - it was Rosie's birthday, too!!

August 8, 2009       Art's "Come Back Special" at the Inshalla Country Club, Tomahawk, WI (with a very special, "Thank you, thank-you-very-much!" to "Colonel T" Productions, Penny, and the Chi-Town fan club chapter!)

Art and Jean prep for the show...    Art poses with the Tomahawk queen!   Art was honored to sing a song and pray before a FABULOUS dinner at Inshalla!   Art shmoozing with her highness who is also a very sweet lady) Queen Delores!   and on with the main event!   Art and his new Peacock suit get a work-out...     HEY - it's Sharon's birthday!    ... and a special anniversary for Jan and Don - 50 years!!    Songs and more songs...    Jean and Art sing "The Lady Loves Me" from Viva Las Vegas!   Art rocks Inshalla!     Art's full light show totally ROCKS!    The second set had more great Elvis music!    93 years old and still a PARTY ANIMAL!    Art stays in shape so he can do this stuff... ouch..!   "Sarge" (the photographer) and "Chaps" the spotlight operator - and really great friends!  Semper Fi, Ricardo!   One COOL shirt!    Thank you, thank you very much!

August 6, 2009     Congratulations Amy and John!     Nisswa, MN

Art serenades John..?     This was one PARTYING crowd!     "Elvis" rocks the house!    Songs and scarves, Hound Dogs and Teddy Bears... and a LOT of FUN!   OK, Art finally sings to the Bride to Be!

July 25 & 26, 2009     Mall of America Concert of Kings and Gospel Sunday Brunch, Mall of America and Airport Marriott,  Bloomington, MN

Art helps emcee at Mall of America!  Art debuts his new Peacock jump suit!  A great crowd came to hear great Elvis music for a great cause!  What a rush - performing at the world's most famous mall!  Art heats things up during his  second set!  Rockin' and rollin' at the Mall of America!  Another song, another scarf!  Steve and Art do a unique duet!  Five Elvis Tribute Artists performed for the Mall of America fund raiser in Bloomington, MN - for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.  art sings in a casual Gospel Sunday breakfast at the Airport Marriott right near the Mall of America...  Art's Mama came to the Gospel Sunday Breakfast!  Art hangs out with grandson Brady during Brady's first shopping trip to the Mall of America!  Brady wonders if "Grampa Elvis" forgot his follicle enhancement..!

July 4, 2009      Father Hennepin Bluff Park "Red, White and BOOM!"  Independence Day Celebration,  Minneapolis, MN

The 4th of July: waht says "AMERICA" more than ELVIS!?  Art ROCKS the park "Elvis" style for an audience of thousands!  Hey kid - gimme that Teddy Bear! Just kidding; Art was actually giving them away!  Art and Jean's 3-week-old Grandson "Brady" at his very first "Elvis" Concert... Mugging for the camera, Brady was quoted as saying "Thankya, thankya-very-much!"  The park became Art's stage...   Grandbaby Brady cops a quick snooze during "Teddy Bear" - and most of the other songs, too!  Jean works sound while Art works the crowd.  Note Jean's police protection (they had to keep her in line SOMEHOW!)!  A beautiful summer 4th of July night, terrific music an awesome (and very LARGE) crowd!    Right before the spectacular fireworks display, Art dedicates "An American Trilogy" to our American Veterans and Troupes overseas.

June 26, 2009   CONGRATULATIONS Wendy and Randy on your 25th Anniversary! Celebrating on the Jubilee II, Stillwater, MN

Randy and Wendy dance to Elvis's Hawaiian song,  "Ku-u-i-po!"  Heidi and "Elvis" cut a rug!  There's nothing like singing for a boat-load (FOUR GENERATIONS!) of celebrating Elvis fans!  The Hostess of Honor gets a scarf and a song!  The "Fringe Jumpsuit" was put through its paces!  The party riverboat, Jubilee II...   Art is honored to be a part of this terrific celebration!  Jean looking pretty and working the sound system while putting up with Art's shenanigans!  Art and Jean get to pose with the celebrating couple, Randy and Wendy!  Art always gets the best seat in the house... er... boat..?!

June 13, 2009       Fund-raiser and Birthday Bash featuring Art with the one and only Sister (Kim) Sledge and A Touch of Light!      HAPPY BIRTHDAY GOLDIE!       Philadelphia, PA

Art works it for the 1950's segment...... and of course the black leather for the '68 Special segment!The audience helps with "All Shook Up!"Art joins Dave Winn ina unique duet of "In the Ghetto."Art is blessed and backed-up by the beautiful voices of "A Touch of Light!"The Elvis gospel songs are the BEST!Art with the Hostess and Birthday Girl Goldie Winn!VIVA LAS VEGAS, baby!  Art mugs with the talented and wonderful one-and-only Sister (Kim) Sledge!  Goldie introduces Sisiter Sledge, Dave Winn, A Touch of Light, and - OH - don't forget Art as "Elvis!"

June 10, 2009     Minnesota Lynx 'Viva Las Vegas" half-time show at the Target Center, Minneapolis, MN

Art walks the Target Center before the Lynx game...  Lynx and "Elvis" fans come in all sizes!  Art poses with "Prowl" the Minnesota Lynx jump-suit-clad mascot!  More photo fun with the fans before the big game!  Art and Prowl as "Elvii!"  Art sings LIVE for the Minnesota Lynx crowd at the Target Center in Minneapolis!  WOW - This is one BIG "stage!"  Art performs the theme song for the night, "Viva Las Vegas!"  Post-performance high-fives off-stage! GO LYNX!

May 14, 2009     CONGRATULATIONS KAREN!     University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

The Guest of Honor, Karen!  Art sings while the guards keep a protective eye on the videographer!  What better retirement send-off than "ELVIS"!!?  You ain't nothin' but a... Chihuahua..?!  They told me she was an introvert... NOT TODAY, BABY!  Art visits with some of the guests (a.k.a. "Party Animals!")  Art finds a comfy place to take a break...  CONGRATULATIONS!! 

May 13, 2009    Senior Center Volunteer Recognition Event, Cottage Grove, MN

Rockin' at the Senior Center!  Hey - nice scarf!  Things got pretty lively!  YES, she'll be my "Teddy Bear!"  A scarf and a song for good friends...  No mug-shots when Art's in the house!  So many ladies, so few scarves!  Art is honored with a "standing-o" after singing an Elvis gospel song...  Dave... do you know where your Mother is?!

May 7, 2009        5-8 Club Anniversary Event        Oakdale/Maplewood, MN

"Are You Lonesome Tonight?"  (Nope, she wasn't!)   All the furniture is a stage..!     TWINS!?    "Suspicious Minds"   Good thing Art waited till AFTER the show to enjoy one of the 5;8's delicious Juicy Lucy burgers!

May 2, 2009       "Eras of Elvis" Show       Stars and Strikes Entertainment Center, Wyoming, MN

Elvis's Army era and the song "GI Blues!"  No Era show would be complete without the '68 Special!  Better yet: FOUR '68 Special - Leather-clad lads perform the Heartbreak Hotel medley!  The gospel songs of Elvis add a spiritual dimension!  The early concert years call for the Fringe jump-suit...  Rock and roll!  The later jump-suit concert era calls for the more sophisticated "Sunburst" jump-suit.  The "Eras of Elvis Show" featuring Art Kistler, Steve and Tommy Marcio and Todd Anderson!

April 28, 2009     HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRAD - and thank you Janet and Linda!     Best Buy, Richfield, MN

Art breaks out the sunburst jump-suit for this special occasion!     "HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRAD!     Art and Brad pose for a birthday photo!

April 18, 2009       Holy Name Church Annual Luncheon!       Minneapolis, MN

Art performs for a FANTASTIC audience!  If you're looking for trouble... you came to the wrong place!  It's not gang - it's a club!  Art trains his new body-guard  "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" - but you can if you want!!  Don't let appearances fool you: these folks can ROCK!  Many songs and many scarves! "An American Trilogy"

February 7, 2009      Brookings Heath Care - Event #2      Shamrock Banquet Hall, Brookings, SD

Once again Art starts out his one-man "Elvis" era show with classic tunes from the 1950's!  Art works the crowd in '50's garb!  An INSTANT transition to GI Blues!  How'd he do that?!  Wilma gets some special attention!  THIS is REALLY FUN!  Not to worry: when Art sits on your lap, he's as light as a feather!  Deb gets a little special attention and THANKS for putting these events together!  The American Trilogy - one more time!  What can a girl say?  she's NOT lonesome tonight!  YOU'RE not lonesome tonight, either?!

February 6, 2009      Brookings Heath Care - Event #1      Shamrock Banquet Hall, Brookings, SD

A one-man era show starting out with the fabulous 1950's!  Transition to GI Blues!  BOO!  An American Trilogy for the troops...  Mugging for photos after the show!  Songs and scarves - a fun combo!  Another serenade - and scarf, of course!  Art performs for an AWESOME audience!

January 24, 2009        Happy Birthday BOB!      The 'Vegas Lounge, Minneapolis, MN

Still a PARTY ANIMAL at 60!!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY - 21 - Yeah boyeee!  Won't you be my Teddy Bear?   Don't Be Cruel!  Art is SUCH a shmoozer!  "Are You Lonesome Tonight," Jeanne?  (NOPE!)   What a couple of snappy dressers!  This is one FUN, PARTYING group!   THANKS JEANNE - Great job!  Once again Art does his signature "An American Trilogy" for the veterans - including Birthday Bob!

  January 24, 2009   Hearts of Hope Gala, Fund Raiser for Hemophilia Foundation: 1950's theme!  Hilton, Minneapolis, MN

Art kicks off the 1950's Elvis-sighting with the classics we seldom get to hear any more!  Knees: don't fail me now!   Be my "Good Luck Charm" and "Don't Be Cruel!" to "A Fool Such as I!"  ... the band started rockin' and the joint began to swing..."  "  you should'a heard those knocked out jailbirds sing - LET'S ROCK!"  "Heartbreak Hotel," "Hound Dog," "She's Not You," and "Treat Me Nice" get the crowd "All Shook Up!"  Won't-cha be my Teddy Bear?  The dance floor is ROCKIN!

January 24, 2009         Barr Engineering Holiday Party      Marriott, St. Louis Park, MN

Art Rocks For Barr Engineering!  art wanders the crowd with serenades for all!  "Elvis" shmoozes the "gamblers!"  "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"  Having a GREAT time...  Elvis fans are the BEST!  PARTY!!  Wanna scarf?  I know YOU really want a scarf..?!  The whole room is Art's stage... Nobody is safe!  Wasn't ME (inside joke)!  Any extra munchies over here?  Elegant ladies everywhere... a tough job but somebody's gotta do it!  Being gentle... DUE FRIDAY!  Don't ever say the Honchos can't PARTY!  Won't you be my "Teddy Bear?"  Dancing to "The Wonder of You!"   Everyone was enjoying the spirit of the holidays!  The casino dealers had a blast, too! 

December 19, 2008    Holiday Party Time!    St. Anthony Main Event Center, Minneapolis, MN

Art shmoozes with the boss...   Wanna share those yummy treats?    A duet - no less!   A THUNDEROUS applause: "Thank you, thank you very much!"   A Christmas song and a Christmas scarf!   What color Christmas are YOU dreaming of..?   Cool duds... Eat your heart out, Santa!

December 12, 2008    Art does a special holiday appearance at Oakwood Home, McMinneville, OR

Art sings Blue Christmas fro a GREAT audience!     A terrific holiday show crowd...     The temperature was risin'!     Shaking it up - Holiday cheer for a wonderful group!     Art and Carina pose with Art Senior!

December 6, 2008    Hendricks Community Hospital CHRISTMAS Party!  Ivanoe, MN

Art shmoozes folks at the VIP table!     What a  fantastic audience!     Art gives his  best for the serious Elvis fans!     Art loves posing for mug shots with the fans!

November 10 - 15, 2008    "Cruising with the King" in the Carribbean on Royal Caribbean's Enchantment of the Seas

"The Many Decades of Elvis" show - Starting with the 1950's!   We won't tell you how old Art was when "Teddy Bear" was on the charts!   During the Jumpsuit era Art greets the crowd...   Giving it up to the REAL King with some gospel music.   Art shmoozes with Ellen and Kelley!   The Suspicious Minds "splits!"  Ouch.    Jean and Art perform "The Lady Loves Me" from Viva Las Vegas!  The Lady Loves Me!   Gospel show night with the terrific folks "Cruising with the King!"   Art teams up with Steve and Tommy!  another show, another suit...   Art mugs with the CRUISERS!   Posing with singers from the terrific group The Platters!   Gospel music - ROCKS the BOAT!   Art poses with Herb Reed from The Platters!  "An American Trilogy" dedicated to the Veterans...  Art and Kelley pose for a photo!   Art making waves near Belize...       Is that CC Ryder - or Sea-Sea-Rider?!     The "Cruising with the King" gang!

November 8, 2008    "An Evening with Elvis: the Gospel Side"    Glades Presbyterian Church, Boca Raton, FL

Art depicts the '68 Special - televised 40 years ago!      Power suit... power songs!     The Trilogy fits well in any gospel segment!

October 25, 2008 HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEAN - and THANKS KEN!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JEAN from Elvis - and of course KEN!  The Gang's all here!!  Ken and "Elvis" sing a DUET!!  ... and then the DANCERS showed up!  The dance floor is OPEN!  Jean gets down with ELVIS! (Art hopes he  can do then when he's 60!)  HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEAN!

Colonel Tom's Pumpkin of the Year 2008!

Nobody makes pun'kins like the Colonel and the Private!      Private Penny-Pam deserves a promotion after creating this baby! 

October 19, 2008 "5 - 8 Grill and Bar" 80th Annivrsary Event!

The Big Intro Tune!   Rock and roll - AFTER a yummy Juicy Lucy!       Art climbing on the furniture again to give away a scarf!

October 8, 2008

Art poses with Mimi, the kids - and ELVIS (a.k.a. Robert)!!

September 27, 2008      "5 -8 Club"   80th Anniversary!    Minneapolis, MN 

The terrific 5-8- Club patrons welcome Art as "ELVIS!"   Break time already..?!   Suspicious Minds  - "I hope the suit don't tear up, baby!"  A special "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" moment for Betty and Nancy!   "An American Trilogy" respectfully dedicated to Veterans past, present and in the making... 

August 21, 2008     Lake Harriet Band Shell, Minneapolis, MN   Elvis Era show featuring host Art Kistler and friends Steve and Tommy Marcio and Todd Anderson! 

Starting out with the 1950's "ELVIS!" Team Elvii: Steve and Tommy Marcio Join Art performing GREAT Elvis '50's music at the lake!  Art introduces Elvis's Movie Era with "GI Blues"!  No Elvis Era Show would be complete without the '68 Comeback Special!  The whole "Cruising with the King" group: left to right, Art Kistler, Steve Marcio, Todd anderson and Tommy Marcio!  Art and Steve sing a harmonized version of "In the Ghetto."  A young Elvis fan gets a scarf during the jump suit era segment!  Art does his signature "An American Trilogy" crescendo...  Depicting all four Elvis eras on the Lake Harriet Band Shell stage: Art, Steve, Todd and Tommy wrap it up with "Viva Las Vegas"! 

August 7 - 16, 2008   "Cruising with the King" in the Atlantic Ocean on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's beautiful Grandeur of the Seas with fellow artist and new friend Sterling Riggs!

Art and good friend sterling Riggs start out with the "Welcome Aboard" Elvis Era show!  From the 1950's to GI Blues cruising out of Norfolk, VA...  The era show then acknowledges the 40th anniversary of the '68 Special!  Sterling Riggs and art take it all the way to the Jump Suit Era - all in the same show!  Art does his solo show "Forever Elvis... the Spirit LIVES!  Another pic from Art's solo show...  Art sings to awesome and loyal fans Lynn and Mike from Arizona...  Art and the cruising "Rock-a-Hula" Dancers!  An american Trilogy - dedicated to our Veterans...  Jean and Art perform "The Lady Loves Me" from Elvis's movie Viva Las Vegas!  From the Cruising with the King Gospel Show!  Art and Sterling mug for the camera...  Art and Sterling do another Era Show - but this time it's in the big and packed Palladium Theater!  A cool shot of the big stage of the Palladium Theater - Note the live video screens at the top corners!  Art does GI Blues once more - for several hundred cruising Elvis fans!  Art puts on the black leather once more to portray Elvis's '68 Special  Sterling and Art team up again to WOW the audience with the jump suit era!  "An American Trilogy" once again dedicated to the USA Veterans of past and present...  Art does "Suspicious Minds" - and the ship was ROCKIN'!  Time to say "Goodbye" at the Farewell show...  Art and Sterling wrap up the Farewell show for this cruise with the king(s)! 

August 2, 2008    50th Anniversary of RT Dygert International   -  Crown Plaza, Bloomington, MN 

The esteemed host and hostess join Art for "Are You Lonesome Tonight" - and, by the way, the answer was "NO!"    "Elvis" rocks the house for RT Dygert fans from all over the USA!    Won't you be my "Teddy Bear?"    The music... the scarves... the ladies... it's a tough job, but somebody's gotta do it!   Carol and Larry's lovely daughter hams it up with "Elvis" for the camera!    "Excuse me, Miss, WAKE UP!  'ELVIS' is in the house!"    Art really has to get over his shyness!

July 26, 2008   CONGRATULATIONS STEVE AND JOAN on 35 years of wedded bliss!   Shoreview, MN 

Joan gets a scarf - while Steve watches - wishing he had one too..!?   Ther kids sway to the beat Hawaii as a toast to Mom and Dad  -  a.k.a. Joan and Steve!   "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"   Uh, hey baby... come to this back yard often..?   The happy couple hit the dance floor - so Art (ever the opportunist) follows suit!   Then switch partners!   The terrific host, hostess and guests of honor - still in love after all these years!

July 16, 2008    University of Minnesota Northrop Auditorium Mall, Minneapolis, MN   

Things heated up quickly on the University of Minnesota's Northrop Mall stage!   An American Trilogy...   Connie gets a scarf!   Art visits the "Made-in-the-Shade" audience section!   A fantastic audience sweats it out to hear some great Elvis tunes!   HAPPY BIRTHDAY KAREN!   Aw, heck - it's only 90-degrees!

July 12, 2008      Music Box Theater, Minneapolis, MN 

Art breaks out the "Fringe" jump suit for a gospel show in downtown Minneapolis...     It just wouldn't be a proper "Elvis" show without giving away some TEDDY BEARS!     Art sings "Amazing Grace" for a gracious audience!     Art gets out into the HUGE CROWD to give away a scarf or two..!     Art performs for a worthy Christian ministry event in Minneapolis, MN 

July 4, 2008    4th of July Parade -  Representing the Senior Center, Tomahawk, WI 

Warming up for the 4th of July parade on a beautiful summer day!   Art and Jean pose with Tomahawk's "Colonel T" and his bride, "Corporal Penny!"   STILL warming up - as the day warms up!   There goes Art shmoozing the babes again!   A special young lady hitching a ride on the float!   "If you're lookin' for trouble... you came to the right place!"  THOUSANDS of FABULOUS ELVIS FANS!   ... maybe even a MILLION Elvis fans..?!   Celebrating Independence Day in true USA-style!  Photo courtesy of "Colonel T"  The Senior Center Team came in 2nd Place out of 64 parade entries!   Art throws on the '68 Special black leather for some patriotic pics...   Jean and Penny carry the banner... is that teddy bear on Art's head?  

June 15, 2008 Special Father's Day Appearance in McMinnville, OR 

Let's get everybody clapping to the beat!      Art forgets about wigs and make-up today - "getting real" for the special folks at this terrific faciility...      Art "Jr." and sister Carina honor Dad - Art Sr. - on Father's Day!       EVERYBODY LIKES THE CLASSIC 1950'S ELVIS MUSIC!       The old knees held up pretty well!      Art sings a special song for Art... "DAD," that is!

June 8, 2008    Congratulations on Your 40th Wedding Anniversary Etta and Jerry!  Maplewood, MN 

"That's All Right Mama!"     Etta and Jerry cut a rug to Anne Murray's "Could I Have This Dance," ELVIS style!    A scarf for a special lady who's a big Elvis fan!     Etta and daughter Allie ham it up on the dance floor!     Art shmoozes with Allie... What a FUN group..!     "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"  (NOPE!)     "Thank you, thank you very much!"

June 4, 2008   North High Senior Over-night Party     St. Paul, MN 

Art wasn't quite sure these really terrific kids really "got" the whole "Elvis" thing!      As anyone can see, this ain't nothin' but a Hound Dog!      So... like... what's up with this whole scarf thing?      1:00 a.m. and counting... zzzzzzz...!  

May 17, 2008     CONGRATULATIONS JOSH AND KARI!   North St. Paul, MN 

Art has the honor of singing "Can't Help Falling in Love" for the Bride and Groom's first dance!   ... then the fathers and mothers of the bride and groom dance to "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You!"   Art shares a moment - and a ballad - with the beautiful bride!   Folks having fun while fulfilling their respective roles!  "Ohhh Elvis!!!"   Grandpa told me to sing to her... THANKS GRAMPS!   The patriotic "An American Trilogy."   Am I shedding studs and stones?   Posing with "Elvis!"   Don't mess with this gang!!

May 15, 2008     Private Home Health Care Reception (THIS GROUP TOTALLY ROCKS!), Rochester, MN  

Songs, scarves and a lot of FUN!    What do you mean, "Don't call me 'Shirley'?"    Are we having fun yet?    OK, NOW we're having fun!    The 1973 Aloha from Hawaii jumpsuit - and the "ROCK-A-HULA!"  

Hamming it up with "Elvis!"    Dancing... is such GREAT therapy!    Art works it and keeps up the pace for a "smokin' hot" audience!    "Thank you, thank you very much!"    Mug shots with "the king!"  

May 10, 2008      HAPPY BIRTHDAY Irene!      Oak Grove, MN 

   Art croons - while Irene swoons!      A family photo!      "Elvis" gets to shmooze the Guest of Honor!    Irene's birthday cake reflects her love of Elvis... and it was DELICIOUS!      Art loses the arm-wrestling competition to Wild Man Jeff..!

April 26, 2008     North Memorial Hospital Fund-raiser event, Hilton Minneapolis, MN 

Hey - COOL - Look who's on the Big Screen!       Art amkes a quick appearance and sings a song for the bidders during the live auction!       Another scarf... for a GREAT cause!  

April 26, 2008      St. Helena's Church Fund-raiser, Minneapolis MN 

Art makes the rounds at St. Helena's for a wonderful audience!         It's a tough job, but somebody's gotta do it!        Jean catches a pose showing Art's... better side?!        It just wouldn't be "Elvis" without a few scarves for the ladies!  

April 19, 2008      Mall of America Contest of Kings   -   Day Two! 

Art, "Judge in Chief" dons the blue "Owl Jumpsuit" - and sings some great Elvis gospel music between events...    Once again, Art gets to sing the Lord's praises with some terrific Elvis gospel music!    A FANTASTIC audience of Elvis fans spent a rainy weekend at the world famous Mall of America!    Art sings while getting right down with the crowd -  to give away some coveted "Elvis" scarves!    Art breaks out the "Sunburst" jumpsuit for Sweet Caroline - Elvis style!

April 19, 2008      Promotional appearance on local television KARE 11

Steve, Todd and art are interviewed LIVE by Belinda Jensen in the KARE 11 television "back yard!"     The "Brotherhood of Elvii" - Steve, Todd and Art depict the '50's, '60's and '70's era Elvis costumes for KARE 11!

April 18, 2008      Mall of America Contest of Kings   -   Day One! 

Art helps kick off the "CONTEST OF KINGS" at the Mall of america!      Starting off in the Gold 1950's suit with some classic '50's tunes!

April 18, 2008     Promotional appearance on local television FOX 9

The Brotherhood of Elvii on LIVE local FOX 9 TV!     Art singin' on the tube..!      Man... it's EARLY!     Art and fellow "Elvii" shake it up on live local TV!

April 16, 2008    Independent Insurance Brokers Convention, Bloomington, MN 

Say, "Cheese... and peanut butter and banana and...!"    Where's Waldo.. er.. where's "Elvis?"    Step right up and get your photo with the King..?    It's a tough job, fellas, but someone's gotta do it!    Not one of Art's "typical" performances, but fun all the same!  Photos courtesy of Leo M. Plese: THANK YOU!  

April 11, 2008     Benefit for Outreach with Simply Servants, Cottage Grove, MN 

Time to rock the house!    "Amazing Grace" live - with Simply Servants!    Workin' it!    Art shmoozes with a FANTASTIC audience!    Shakin' it!!    Raising it up to the King of Kings!  

March 31, 2008    HAPPY BIRTHDAY KEANNE, and Thanks Kari!  

Art always looks for the best seat in the house!     Hmmm... this one's pretty comfy, too!     "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"     Art leads "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!" for the guest of honor!     Another song... another victim!     Does this "Elvis" work at all - or just sit around all day?!  

March 15, 2008     Benefit for local food shelves, Stars and Strikes Entertainment Center, Wyoming, MN 

A scarf and a song for one of the terrific audience memebrs!    "Are YOU Lonesome tonight?"    Trilogy time!    A great time and a great audience for a great cause!    Rock-n-rollin' for the local food shelves!  

February 16 - 21, 2008      Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's Navigator of the Seas 

This was a vacation - but even a wigless Art has a passion to sing!      Lots of singers... but just ONE "Elvis!"      Gotta love that "formal" outfit..!       The manificent Navigator of the Seas waits for Art, Jean and 3500+ other passengers in Jamaica!

February 14, 2008     "THANK YOU VERY MUCH!" to Scott Ringersen for allowing Art to sing for his fans at Elwood's, Del Ray Beach, FL! 

Valentine's Day!      Art sings while former Police Officer Scott Ringersen acts as bodyguard!?      ALL Elvis fans are the BEST fans!      Thank you, Scott... thank-you-very-much!

December 22, 2007     Crossroads Church Private Christmas Event, Cottage Grove, MN 

Art appears on stage with the nearest thing to a Santa suit!       The cape comes out once more for the grand finale!        Elvis Christmas tunes for a very special audience...        Art honors the event coordinator with a serenade!

December 15 - 20, 2007    Elvis Theme Cruise on the Western Caribbean with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines! 

Naturally, the era shows started with costumes and tunes from the 1950's!   A TRIPLE TREAT as Steve and Tommy Marcio join Art on stage!   Art takes the cruisers on a trip to the GI Blues eras!   SAME ENERGETIC SHOW - New era - as Art depicts the 1968 Comeback Special!   Art ROCKS the boat with yet another show, another suit!   The Sunburst suit at a new angle!  Photos courtesy of Steve Marcio.   Art recruits the awesome ROCK-A-HULA Dancers!  Art shares an intimate moment while HOPING his "suit don't tear up, baby!"   A big finish with the "Rock-a-Hula" Dancers!   The spectacular Sunburst jumpsuit!   The spectacular "Owl Suit" comes out for the Blue Christmas Cruise "Gospel and Christmas Show!"   Art Kistler and brother in Christ Steve Marcio sang several Elvis Christmas song duets...   Art Kistler, Tommy Marcio and Steve Marcio strike a pose!   Steve Marcio and Art touch the audience with Elvis gospel music...   Art and Steve perfrom duets of Elvis tunes!   Art gets to casually sit in with the amazing ship's band for a couple of songs!  

December 12, 2007    Private Holiday even at Lost Spur Country Club, Mendota Heights, MN 

Art was the opening act for... SANTA!      What a terrific group: MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!  

December 1, 2007    Christmas Concert at the beautiful City Hall and Opera Hall, Independence, WI 

The evening started with some good, old, simple 1950's classic ELVIS tunes!      Next thing you know: PRESTO: It's 1961 and time for some GI Blues!      And finally the extremely popular jumpsuit and concert era!      As always, the entire room becomes Art's stage!      Art's signature version of Elvis's "An American Trilogy" 

November 18, 2007   Art performs with Simply Servants on Famous Dave's blues stage in Uptown Minneapolis, MN 

Art sings "Amazing Grace" wearing the '68 Special black leather!       Black leather and "Amazing Grace" at Famous Daves Uptown, Minneapolis       Art sings with "Simply Servants" 

October 21, 2007     The Annual Rowdy Red Hat Mama's RUMBLE, St. Croix Casino, Turtle Lake, WI 

Art kicks it off with some classic Elvis music from the 1950's!     The "Burning Love" jumpsuit comes out and these Rowdy Red Hatters are ready to RUMBLE!     In a sea of red: Where's Waldo?  Nope: Where's ELVIS?!     Art proudly poses with FIVE AWESOME OCTOGENARIANS!    Jean and Art are honored to pose with the amazing Queen Linda Glenn!  

October 12, 2007       Congratulations to Jen and Cully!   Minneapolis, MN 

  Gotta get a shot with the bride!      Hamming it up during the social hour,,,     FUN! 

September 21, 2007     Robbinsdale High School Reunion: Class of 1957!  Plymouth, MN 

An American Trilogy    A "thumbs-up" for background vocal support on "All Shook Up!"     "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"  Definitely NOT!     Art was proud to appear for the he Robbindale Class of 1957: TERRIFIC FOLKS!  

September 15, 2007      St. Patrick's Fall Fest, Hudson, WI 

St. Patrick's Fall Fest 2007 had a record crowd!      The BEST music for the BEST fans: ELVIS FANS!      A beautiful evening, a terrific audience, scarves, songs... what a HOOT!

September 8, 2007    Founder's Day - Stage Show, Northwood, IA 

Starting out with classic hits from the 1950's!     A "quick change" and we're in the GI Blues era!     And then...The Jumpsuit Era!    As always, the whole room becomes Art's stage!    An American Trilogy    Where to stay in Northwood (note the little sign, bottom background!)...

August 27, 2007      3M Event at Tartan Park, Lake Elmo, MN  

Climbing on the furniture again!       85 degress, humid, storms on the way = bad hair day - but FUN ANYWAY!      Comfy!         The Sunburst jumpsuit to brighten a cloudy day!

It's HOT out... here, have a scarf!

August 18, 2007      Heritage Days, St. Paul Park, MN  

Art gives away some Peanut Butter and Banana mini-cups to the rainy day crowd!     Another sudder transition to GI Blues - and "America the Beautiful" sent out to Colonel Tom long-distance!     Scarves for the ladies - the stage was a little high!     Workin' it!     Art thanks the faithful who braved the rain to watch the whole show!  

August 16, 2007    Lake Harriet Band Shell, Minneapolis, MN 

  A beautiful summer evening and the BEST fans EVER - ELVIS fans!   A sudden transition toGI Blues!   "An American Trilogy" dedicated to our Veterans and Troops far away.   Photo courtesy of Chris Andersen on: http://www.minneapolisdailyphoto.blogspot.com:80/  Jean catches a nap while running sound... JUST KIDDING!   Elvis fans are the GREATEST!   Teddy Bears are always a HOT COMMODITY!   Ending with "Can't Help Falling in Love"

August 10, 2007     Las Vegas - on the strip at Bill's Gamblin' Hall and Saloon (Las Vegas Blvd. and Flamingo) with Pete Vallee -  a.k.a "Big Elvis" and Florida's Scott Ringersen 

Pete Vallee graciously allows Art to sing "Viva Las Vegas!"      A gaggle of "Elvii" - where else but Las Vegas?!

August 6-10, 2007     Elvis Theme Cruise from Los Angeles down the Baja Peninsula with Scott Ringersen

  The debut of Art's 1950's Gold Lame Outfit! Hup-two-three-four... Same night. same show, different era...  Art and Scott try to get cabin upgrades.  No cigar. Another night, another show!  Elvis cover-song show makes for great variety! HAPPY BIRTHDAYS - to a very special couple!   "Studio Fun Night" - Art and Jean sing "The Lady Loves Me!"  Giving it up for the "real" King - Jesus!

July 7, 2007    HAPPY BIRTHDAY  Liz and Al!  Minneapolis, MN 

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June 17, 2007     Private, In Honor of Fathers Day - To honor Art Kistler Sr. and the residents of Oakwood Country Place in McMinnville, OR 

Art with his "Little Sister" Carina and art Kistler Sr.       Art Junior is very proud to honor Art Senior on Father's Day!  God bless you DAD!   

June 15, 2007    50th Wedding Anniversary - WOW! - Congratulations!  Kozlaks' Royal Oak, Shoreview, MN  (a special "THANK YOU, thank you very much!" to Amanda and Jake from the Minnesota Daily

And how would you like your fried peanut butter and banana sandwich, sir?        CONGRATULATIONS to the happy couple!        A variety of songs for a fantastic audience!

June 15, 2007    HEARTS ON FIRE!  Ministry event, Minneapolis, MN 

Art dresses down for a terrific ministry event!       Gospel music Elvis style...

June 14, 2007     CONGRATULATIONS to Patti and Marc!  Birchwood, MN 

Precious Garndchildren everywhere = teddy bear shortage!        A terrific audience and a wonderful occasion!         Shmoozing the honorable hostess!

June 9, 2007     St. Joseph's Catholic Church Golf Fundraiser Event, Prescott, WI 

Art makes the rounds to greet the golfers!      Chairs were scarce so Art takes a break on an accommodating lap..?!      A touching moment as "S - O" presents a genuine "Elvis" scarf to his lovely lady!     A FANTASTIC group of lovely ladies shake it up with Art: it's a tough job, but somebody's gotta do it!

May 31, 2007    Lakewood Hospice Volunteers Appreciation Banquet at Boutwell's Landing, Stillwater, MN 

"You ain't nothin' but "Hound Dog"??!      "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"     Songs with scarves!      Songs and lei's!!

May 16, 2007    Happy Birthday TARGET HOUSE!  At St. Judes Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN 

Celebrating Target House's 8th birthday at St. Jude's CARNIVAL style!       First set black and gold!       Jean was seen with another man!!       Art poses with Katie - who did an AWESOME job coordinating this event!       A dramatic HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Kelly!       Art strikes a pose at GRACELAND!

May 5th, 2007    The Red Hat Society SPRING FLING, Rochester, MN 

Art poses with some AWESOME fans!         Gentlemen... do you know where your wives are?  No worries: they're in good hands!       Art puts on about 6.2 miles and climbs on the furniture while making the room his stage"       Art signs CD's after the show...

May 4, 2007    The annual Polish American Days get-together!  St. Paul, MN 

ROCK-n-ROLL, Baby!       During Blue Hawaii lots of ladies line up for lots of lei's!       "I hope this suit don't tear up, baby!"

April 21, 2007    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARY G!!  Hudson, WI

 Art cuts-a-rug with the BIRTHDAY GIRL!         "Are YOU Lonesome Tonight?!"         Loving family and friends celebrate Mary's birthday...        Serenades and scarves...         This gang knows how to PARTY!

March 31, 2007    Mall of America "Contest of Kings," Bloomington, MN 

Art helps kick off day #2 of the contest of Kings at the Mall of America!      Another gospel song - Elvis style!      Art and the REAL "Colonel T" enjoy a Fu-Fu beverage from Caribou Coffee at the Mall of America!      Art shows off a Teddy Bear gift from  - and with - an awesome fan!      Great tunes, fantastic audience!      The "Sunburst" jumpsuit's debut at the Mall of America!      Workin' it...

March 30, 2007    Mall of America "Contest of Kings," Bloomington, MN 

Art helps get the MOA Elvis event start off rock-and-rollin'!        Suspicious Minds      Warming up the crowd - ELVIS STYLE!        Art poses with some of the GREATEST fans in the world!        Art is proud to have been able to serve as "Judge in Chief" fore the competition and as a showcase performer!

March 24, 2007     Westmoore Country Club Private Event sponsored by It's Your Party, Milwaukee, WI 

The table were hot and the music hotter!        Scarves and songs: VIVA MILWAUKEE!?         Recruiting back-up singers again!!

February 17, 2007    New York City for some promo and some fun! 

Art at Radio City Music Hall     Jean chillin' out in NYC at at Times Square (it was COLD, baby!!)    Art at Carnegie Hall... OK, so they were CLOSED!!  

January 6- 14, 2007     Elvis Theme Cruise on Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas! 

First show - and the scarves are ready!  Workin' it for an AWESOME audience! Rock-n-roll in the sunny Caribbean!  Second show and the Sunburst suit shines! The buffets aren't showing quite yet...  Art poses with an equally loony passenger! Crashing the dinner seatings... Look Ma: no wig!!  Jean and Art perform "The Lady Loves Me" from Viva Las Vegas!  Art poses with the incredible Joey Van! Still "wigless" Art joins in the fun at the piano bar!  Most of the cruisin' group...  Scott and Art sing a truly marvelous duet of "In the Ghetto." Art sings "An American Trilogy" dedicayed to the veterans and troops far away... Thank you, thank you very much! Art, Scott and Todd do the Big Finish in the Big Room!

December 31, 2006 - January 1 2007    HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Solera, Minneapolis, MN, brought to you by WonSavage Arts and Entertainment, LLC 

Goofing around backstage before heading for the "Devils's Lounge!"   STILL goofing around backstage...!   A costume change - and then back to ROCKIN' IN THE NEW YEAR: 2007!   The grand finale in "Heaven" breaking in 2007!   An awesome crowd, incredible event and GREAT TIME!   Art gets to sing backed up by angels!   Impressive dancers from Vox Medusa made for a 'Vegas style show!

December 9, 2006     Private, corporate holiday party: MANY THANKS to Metro Connections, First Bank of Elk River and Bob and the Beachcombers

   Rockin' the house with Bob and the Beachcombers!    Bob and the Beachcombers with Art as "Elvis" at a terrific holiday event!    This was FUN!  Bob and the guys even put up with Art's random-ness!   Tough job: filling in while the band takes a break...    ... and STRETCH 2 - 3 - 4 !! 

December 2, 2006    Holiday partying with the AWESOME Minnesota Ag. Group! 

   How's about a dance AND serenade with "the King" for Christmas?   Art had the honor of joining the AMAZING Jeff James for a tune!    Art gets his chance to shmooze the honchos!    This was one REALLY FUN group of people!    Art gives a standing ovation to this wonderful audience!

The "Colonel T" Pumpkin Collection! 

Honoring Elvis: Colonel T's Annual Pumpkin 2007!     Colonel Tom and Pfc. Pammy went to GREAT lengths to honor Art and Jean with this AWEWSOME Elvis-o-lantern!     This is FOR REAL! Colonel T does the awesome annual E-Pumpkin!

September 30, 2006    Fall Festival and Church of St. Peter in North St. Paul, MN

 Art goes climbing on the furniture again!     "The Lady Loves Me!"     Scarves and songs, scarves and songs...     Second set, new duds, more songs...  

September 22, 2006    CSM Corp. at The Depot, Minneapolis, MN 

Hamming it up for the camera with CSM's terrific guests and staff!       OK... who's the snappiest dresser in the buffet line..?!      What a FANTASTIC (and FUN!) bunch of folks that work for CSM!

August 19, 2006      St. Paul Park's Heritage Days Festival, St. Paul Park, MN

Naturally the crown insisted that Art bring out the snazzy guitar!     The Sunburst suit matches the drumset: COOL... but FOUR suits in one day... UF-DAH!     First set - featuring the Fringe jumpsuit!     HEY!  ART!!  WAKE UP!!?

August 12, 2006     Benefit for area Humane Society and Food Shelves produced by "Colonel T Productions,"  Inshalla Country Club, Tomahawk, Wisconsin (awesome photos compliments of - R. Hoffman, with our deepest gratitude.) 

Art poses with "Colonel T" and the poster-photo cakes arranged by "Corporal PP" to celebrate this event in many ways! The "Owl" jumpsuit gets a work-out on night #2! Art and the greatest wife in the world!  Art loves singing the gospel music to share our Lord with every audience.  The "'73 Aloha from Hawaii" jumpsuit for set number two! Doin' Elvis right! A special ballad for a very sweet birthday girl!  "An American Trilogy" dedicated to the Veterans and our troups far away...  Wrapping it up at Inshalla!

August 11, 2006     Benefit for area Humane Society and Food Shelves produced by "Colonel T Productions,"  Inshalla Country Club, Tomahawk, Wisconsin  (awesome photos compliments of - R. Hoffman, with our deepest gratitude.) 

The Fringe Jumpsuit!   Gospel, country, rock-n-roll... Kickin' out the tunes for Tomahawk!   Singing to help raise funds for worthy charities... what a great opportunity!  Jean AND Art on stage together for the first time!  "The Lady Loves Me" from Viva Las Vegas!   The second set starts out with the Sunburst jumpsuit and "That's All Right Mama!"   Always a grand finale... and the intro's aren't bad, either!   FLASHY!   OUCH!?   Hitting it hard...

July 27, 2006  Stone Mill Farms POOL PARTY, Woodbury, MN 

A little crazy? 90-degrees in the shade and Art sings in full regalia!     A whole new generation of Elvis fans!       The new "Sunburst" jumpsuit gets its first trial...

July 11, 2006, "Summer Tuesdays" in Lowell Park, Stillwater, MN 

As always, the whole area is a stage!   Rock-n-roll by the river!  It's a bird... it's a plane... Oh, forget it - nobody's looking up there anyway!

June 20, 2006, "Taste of Northeast" Show and Parade!  a GREAT community event in "Nordeast" Minneapolis, MN

   Rockin in "Nordeast" Minneapolis!    "Elvis" was in the Nord-east!    This was one AWESOME parade!!

June 2, 2006   CONGRATULATIONS Stacey and John! Stonebrooke Country Club, Shakopee, MN 

The blushing bride gets a scarf while dancing with the dashing groom!     Lots of folks were cutting a rug... hey... where's the rug?!

May 17, 2006    a Private Event in Hastings, MN 

The flashy black jumpsuitsuit doesn't come out too often!        Every once in awhile, an audience cannot be in the photos.

May 13, 2006, CONGRATULATION Dorci and Matt: Carpenter Nature Center, Prescott, WI 

The bride and groom dance Hawaiian style!       Art gets to schmooz the bridesmaids!      A TERRIFIC and FUN group at a very SPECIAL event!

May 2, 2006, Woodbury Lion's Club Officer Installation Dinner Event, Prestwick Golf Club, Woodbury, MN 

Scarves, serenades: it's a tough job, but somebody's gotta do it!     "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"  No?  Hmmm... Well, what great sports, anyway!      The outgoing Woodbury Lion's Club president (sleeping in the foreground) did NOT drink everything from all those glasses on that table!!

April 23, 2006, The 3rd annual Rowdy Red Hat Rumble, St. Croix Casino, Turtle Lake, Wisconsin! 

Art poses with FAMOUS PERSON "Queen Linda!"   On stage singing Elvis gospel and rockin' with the Red Hatters!   A song, a dance, a gospel brunch... A BLAST!!   Red Hats EVERYWHERE!   An American Trilogy  Matching scarves for the occasion!   Singing hits from Art's "Praises!" CD!   Another "victim" from a FANTASTIC group!

April 14, 2006: HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEB!  The Prom Center, Oakdale, MN 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEB!      A wonderful audience of Deb's terrific relatives and friends!      Serenades for everybody at Deb's big birthday bash!

April 9, 2006, University of St. Thomas Fundraiser for Listening House Homeless Shelter 

These ladies are serious party animals!     Who paid to embarrass this poor fellow on his birthday?  GREAT IDEA for a GREAT CAUSE!!    Another lovely, unsuspecting victim of the "ballad for the cause!"    A double fundraiser serenade with two WILD WOMEN!

April 1, 2006, at the Mall of America, Bloomington, MN 

Art performs "Amazing Grace" at this amazing place!     "Judge in Chief" Art poses with first place Contest of Kings winner Allan Robuck!      Art helps warm up the Mall of America crowd for a terrific event to benefit the United Way!      SMILE - for the ten-o-clock news!      awesome sponsors for an awesome Mall of America event!     Art feeling "blue" -- NOT!

March 11, 2006, at the Prom Center with the band Second Generation, for 3M, Oakdale, MN 

Well it's a ONE for the money.... TWO for the show....      THREE to get ready : Now GO Cat GO!!

February 22, 2006: YMCA Burnsville 

Before and after photos..?      Art shows off his slam-dunk skills (yeah, right!)...      Fans (and hams) come in all sizes!       Schmoozing with the awesome office staff!      Whoa: that's just cool!

January 28, 2006: at the Baldwin Wisconsin's Coachman Supper Club, a Luau with the terrific folks from Citizen's State Bank of Woodville! 

Now THIS is a COLORFUL group!    Art leads off the Limbo competition... and promptly resigns due to tough competition!    What a blast to party with such a terrific group: CSB is lucky to benefit from having such a terrific bunch of folks!    An AWESOME group of "Rock-a-Hula" Dancers!

January 28, 2006: Art's 6th year with St. Paul Winter Carnival Parade! 

A terrific crowd at the St. Paul Winter Carnival Parade!     Jean and Art get "Knighted" by the Vulkan Krewe at the Winter Carnival Parade!

January 8-15, 2006: Kicking off the New Year on Cruise Connection's "ELVIS Theme Cruise" on Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas! 

      SHOWTIME on Royal Caribbean!    The Burning Love outfit on the cool Caribbean seas! LOOK MA - NO WIG!    Rock-n-Roll on the Radiance of the Seas!    Cruise Connection's "Elvis Theme Cruise" was a BLAST!    Ballads, scarves, and more ballads and more scarves...   Try THIS on rough western Caribbean seas!  Left to right: Todd, "Goldie," Ellen, Art, and up front: Scott!    Scott, Todd and Art jamming on stage!    Todd, Scott and Art join the fabulous COASTERS on the big stage!   Art joins south Florida's Scott Ringersen for a duet of "In the Ghetto" -- which was AWESOME!    "America the Beautiful" never sounded better!  Featuring Scott Ringersen, Todd Anderson and Art Kistler.    Elvis fans are the BEST!    The Rock-a-Hula Dancers: Caribbean style!    "An American Trilogy" on the high seas of the Caribbean!

2006's annual E-Pumpkin from "Colonel T" himself in Tomahawk, WI

This is FOR REAL! Colonel T does the awesome annual E-Pumpkin!  

January 2, 2006:  St. Croix Yacht Club, Stillwater, MN 

   What's that on your forehead (inside joke!)?     Lyn cuts a rug with "Elvis"... er... ART!    Art schmoozes a young chick!

December 3, 2005: This was a rare, "exceptional" appearance: HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOANN! 

 Art helps create some birthday memories for a very special lady!  

November 12, 2005, CONGRATULATIONS to Chris and Jeff, St. Stephen, MN 

Art (er) "ELVIS" meets the bride and groom!    The new family poses ELVIS style!    Another song, another scarf, other temporary escape from a pack of spirited children!

October 27, 2005, University of Minnesota Community Fund drive Event, Minneapolis, MN

QUICK!  Shoot the picture before my knee gives out!    You ain't nothin' but a... GOPHER??!!  Goldie is always a BIG hit!     A FUN group and a GREAT cause!     The U-of-M Fund Drive Leaders... oh -- and "Elvis," too!

October 24, 2005, Guidant Corporation's United Way drive kick-off! Arden Hills, MN

The Brass take a time-out to Rock-aHula, Baby: a FANTASTIC United Way kick-off!     Shakin' it up for the United Way on a Monday morning... ooof-dah!

October 22, 2005, The Ellsworth Red Hatters throw an awesome bash in Hudson, WI

Art as "Elvis" - the man in black!     Art relates to the ladies in the balcony seating!     "... I hope this suit don't tear up, baby!"     Thank you, thank you very much!

October 14, 2005: Grand opening of Visions Event/Entertainment Center, Winona, MN 

Ballads for all the ladies!    A scarf, a song... a thrill?!!!  AWESOME fans at a TERRIFIC event!    Art joins hosts Bob and Mary in a classic stance photo!    Lots of celebrations AND a grand opening event!

September 18, 2005 Saint Andrew's Church Fall Festival, Elk River, MN 

    Art's always looking for a comfy lap to take a break!    A beautiful day and a FANTASTIC audience!    Art performs with a whole new (and YOUNG!) group of Rock-a-Hula Dancers!    A sincere thanks to Margie!  

September 17, 2005, Julie and Jim put on an awesome "Blue Hawaii" theme get-together in North Oaks, MN

 Art puts some finishing touches on the only guitar-playing Elvis topiary on the planet!     Think they were daring Art to jump in??!     The Blue Hawaii Rock-a-Hula DANCERS!

September 16, 2005 "When I Wish" Gala Benefit for Opportunity Partners, International Market Square, Minneapolis, MN 

  Art poses with "Crunch" from the Minnesota Timberwolves!    Art gets to perform with the awesome George Faber and the Icons!    Jean takes a shot from back-stage: the keyboardist thinks the BIG SCREEN is pretty cool!

September 9, 10, 2005, Fremont Stage, Las Vegas, NV

Dressed Vegas Style!    The Las Vegas Fremont Experience LIGHT SHOW (oh, and Art, too)..!    The Fremont Light Show... kinda reminds Art of "Burnin' Love!"    "The Wonder of You" for a crowd of about 5,000!    "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" -- but it'd be OK anyway!!   A FABULOUS Las Vegas crowd!  

August 28, 2005, Minnesota State Fair 

   wpe7.jpg (102629 bytes)   A beautiful day to perform for beautiful people at the fair!    In the parade with the FABULOUS RED HATTERS!

August 24, 2005: Vet Hospital Volunteers Banquet at the Prom Center, Oakdale, MN  (with our thanks, photos courtesy of Katharina Ryan

 Who better to sing "America the Beautiful" for the Veterans Hospital Volunteers?!    ... and next, what could be more fitting than "An American Trilogy"!

August 6, 2005: Congratulations to NEWLYWEDS Amy and Jason!  Green Bay, WI 

The bride, the groom, the guests... and the ELVIS?!     Art picks up some dance tips from Logan!  

July 27, 2005, Northern Lights Playhouse,  Hazelhurst, Wisconsin 

Well it's a ONE for the money... Belting out the tunes... Are YOU Lonesone Tonight?!! "I hope this suit don't tear-up baby!" The AWESOME "Rock-a-Hula" Dancers! Rich, Marie, Penny-Pam and Colonel Tom: It just doesn't get any better than having fans and FRIENDS like these!  Art poses with the Northern Lights Playhouse MAFIA!!

July 20, 2005, With Lang-Nelson Associates, Inc. CRUISING on the Padelford's Harriett Bishop! 

A cool cruise and a colorful group on a beautiful July day!     A song and a scarf...    Lei's for the ladies...

July 9, 2005, Paramount Theater, Austin, MN 

"Hurt" ... says it all!       "Suspicious Minds" sounds SO much better when the drummer actually PLAYS!      "Amazing Grace" 

June 18, 2005, Pike Market, Seattle, WA: Art digs for change: Who could pass this up? 

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 May 17, 2005: 3M event at St. Paul's Town and Country Club, with Second Generation, St. Paul, MN 

Second Generation kicking out the tunes...    Second Generation band and 279th generation "Elvis?"    Art shakes it up in the "Burning Love" jumpsuit!

April 29, 2005: Polish-American May Days 35th Anniversary!  St. Paul, MN 

A nice scarf for a nice lady!      A sell-out crowd - and terrific audience!     Art hams it up with a wonderful fan from the Red Hats Society!!

April 23, 2005:  Rowdy RED HATS Rumble!  St. Croix Casino, Turtle Lake, Wisconsin  

"If you're looking for trouble... you came to the right place!!" The Rowdy Red Hats Rumblers...   A FANtastic group!    "Elvis" and lots of Red Hats - were in the building!    Photo oportunities with the FABULOUS Red Hats group!

April 9, 2005: CONGRATULATIONS to NEWLYWEDS Gretchen and Mike! Austin, MN 

A ballad for the bride and groom: Congratulations Gretchen and Mike!!     Are YOU Lonesome Tonight? No? Oh well...     Jean and Art go "hog wild" in SPAM Country!!

April 2, 2005, Mall of America "Contest of Kings", Bloomington, MN

Art was a showcase performer at the Mall of America's Sam Goody stage.    Art was a showcase perfromer and judge at the Mall of America Contest of Kings!     Matt Joyce and Art after the show.     The "Elvi" team tag-team on a finale of "Viva Las Vegas!" 

March 5, 2005, Private 3M function at the Prom Center with the band Second Generation, Oakdale, MN 

An essentially ad-lib appearance with the versatile Second Generation!    The black leather '68 Special outfit is a little dark on this stage!

February 2005, Kauai, Hawaii 

Art poses at Ke'e Beach on the northernmost point of Kauai

January 29, 2005, St. Paul Winter Carnival Parade, St. Paul, MN (wigless and padding ala-long-johns!)

I think I'm being followed...

January 8, 2005, Emerald Queen Casino, With a BIG "Thank-you-very-much" to KIXI Radio, Tacoma, WA 

Is it getting hot in here, or is it just me?     Aerobics ala-King!

January 7, 2005, Seattle Center's Experience Music Project Live, Seattle, WA 

Lots of serious Elvis fans!    Photo by Scott Haylock... THANKS, MAN!    Photo courtesy of Marlow Harris   God bless the USA!

October 2005: WOW! From Colonel Tom and Pfc. Pamster, our awesome fans in Tomahawk, WI 

Colonel Tom and Pfc. Pammy went to GREAT lengths to honor Art and Jean with this AWEWSOME Elvis-o-lantern!     A shrine no less??!!  From Art's Tomahawk Wisconsin mafia!!  

December 16, 2004, Target Tech folks' Holiday Celebration, Marriott Minneapolis, MN 

 Singing a few songs from Elvis' Christmas collections...    Happy Holidays and "Thank you, thank you very much!"

December 3, 2004, City of Blaine's Christmas/Holiday party, Brookhall, Blaine, MN 

:ELVIS" on stage at Brookhall, Blaine, MN    There Art Goes, walking on the furniture again!

November 28, 2004 Las Vegas 

  Art poses in front of a familiar landmark       The Sinbad Lounge stage at the Aladdin in Las Vegas... oh, and Art, too!      Another landmark of sorts...        Hey... can you spare a quarter..?

November 13, 2004, Crossroads Church Outreach and Anniversary Concert; CONGRATULATIONS Wayne and Betty, and thanks Connie! 

Short time but lots-o-songs!    Pretty wild for a church event!    God bless America!

October 16, 2004, Covenant Pines, McGregor, MN 

Art is honored to be a vocal soloist (and electric bass guitar player) for the annual men's retreat.  

September 30, 2004, a conference event for MACMHP, Inc. at the awesome Madden's in Brainerd, MN

Hawaiian lei's for the Blue Hawaii fans!   An American Trilogy   The Hostess with the mostest... You're not embarrassed, are you?!

September 26, 2004, CONGRATULATIONS on your engagement Violet and Vince! An incredible, classy and fun event with family and friends - all aboard Coborn's Cruises !

Holding hands with the "Bride to Be!"    Holding hands with the "Groom to Be??!!"    There's something new: A Hound Dog on Leech Lake!

September 5, 2004: CONGRATULATIONS newlyweds Andrew and Rozi! A wonderful reception featuring the terrific Carole Holley and the Planets; The Depot, Minneapolis, MN

A totally impromptu jam session with Carole Holley and the Planets!    The bride, Rozi, and groom, Andrew, ham it up with "Elvis" (Art!)...   Elvis fans come in all shapes, sizes and ages!

August 21, 2004, St. Paul Park Heritage Days: Art as "Elvis" appears to do a few songs with the AWESOME Twin Cities band Second Generation 

Hold on - - - What's this guy in the "Burning Love" jumpsuit going to do next?!    The crowd thickens!    Dancing the night away: what a terrific time!

August 21, 2004, Heritage Days Parade and Stage Show, St. Paul Park, MN

Jean drives for Art as "Elvis" in the Heritage Days Parade!    A song and a scarf for a special participant!    Don't be shy! A great time was had by all...

August 19, 2004, Heritage Days Coronation Event, held at the Park High Auditorium, Cottage Grove, MN

The festive Heritage Days "Viva Las Vegas on Broadway" Coronation event!

August 16, 2004, Commemorating 27 years since the loss of the King of Rock-and-Roll with a tribute show at Minnehaha Falls Park Bandstand, Minneapolis, MN

Wearing black in honor of the memory of the King of Rock-n-Roll...    An American Trilogy for the Veterans and our loved ones overseas.   Friends, family, fans and a beautiful evening for some classic Elvis tunes!

 August 6, Happy Retirement Pat! The "Red Barn" in Cottage Grove, MN

The Hostess (and Guest of Honor) gets a song and a scarf!   There Art goes, climbing on the furniture again!    Rockin' with ELVIS... er... Art..?!

July 31, 2004, Private appearance in Aitkin, MN

Smile for the camera, Mama!    Finally... a break from Pickleball!    Always schmoozing with the audience!

August 1, 2004, First Lutheran Church, Aitkin, MN (as long as we were in the neighborhood!)

 Accompanied by Linda and Janessa...

July 21, 2004, On the Padelford Packet Boat Company's Harriet Bishop with the terrific Lang Nelson Group, St. Paul, MN

Let's compare rings..!?    Here you go - sing one for ME!    "Elvis" hanging out with the "honchos!"

July 16, 2004, 3M's Tartan Park Country Club, Lake Elmo, MN

A scarf for Lola!    So SHE says, "Thank you, thank you very much!"   Patty and her Mom... Richard was working the follow spot!

July 10, 2004, Happy Birthday Ann! Hudson, Wisconsin 

Are these seats taken?    "Elvis" gets a dance with Ann the Birthday Girl while Jack fills in on vocals!    "Scarlett Ohara" flaunts her room key!!

July 3, 2004, Happy Birthday Liliane - and, "Thank you, thank you very much" to all of the Elvi and special visitors in attendance! Wayzata, MN 

A special serenade for Liliane: the Guest of Honor and Birthday Girl!    There were "Elvi" EVERYWHERE!

June 15-20, 2004, Northern Lights Playhouse, Hazelhurst, : Wisconsin 

Great old songs for a terrific audience!     Another AWESOME Rock-a-Hula group!   Art in the GI Blues Ensemble  Northern Lights Playhouse and an AWESOME audience!    The American Trilogy got a little hotter on Friday and Saturday night...

April 17, 2004, CONGRATULATIONS to newlyweds TIA and JON! 

 YOU feel conspicuous, Faye?! ME TOO!!    Putting lovely Faye on the spot!   Wedding reception serenade...

March 13, 2004, Mall of America Elvis Extravaganza (with special thanks to Todd Anderson, Jamie Coyne, and the Chapel of Love!) 

Art as "Elvis" shares a cookie with Snoopy and Woodstock at the Mall of America's Camp Snoopy!    Art sings as a showcase performer on the Mall of America Samm Goody stage.    You never know who you might run into at the Mall of America!   Art meets DJ Fontana, Elvis' original drummer (and that's Elvis compadre Joe Esposito behind DJ)!

February 28, 2004, sitting in with Twin Cities band Second Generation at the Prom Center, Oakdale, MN 

Art sits in to sing a couple of Elvis tunes with the band Second Generation   "Cant' Help Falling in Love" fills the dance-floor!

February 2004, from Maui and Oahu, in Hawaii: Mahalo, mahalo nui loa (translation, "Thank you, thank-you-very-much!")... 

Rock-a-Hula in OAHU, baby!

January 24, 2004, Art's 5th year with the awesome 3M-ers in the FANtastic (and COLD!) St. Paul Winter Carnival Parade!

 Art as "Elvis" with the terrific 3M parade volunteer mafia!    An awesome crowd, a beautiful day, and "ELVIS!" What more could you want?!    Did Elvis' knees really shake like that? It was COLD, baby!

January 9, 2004,  Seattle Center's Experience Music Project LIVE, 7th Annual Elvis Invitational, Seattle, WA

"You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" - but you can if you want!!   Awesome effects for Elvis' most famous gospel song...    The Spirit of the King of Rock and Roll is ALIVE - coast-to-coast!    An incredible "Sky Church" stage at Seattle Center's Experience Music Project   Art performed after helping judge the 7th annual Elvis Invitationals Contest

December 13, 2003, The Work Connection, Inc. Holiday Party, Pillsbury Center, Mpls. MN

Oh, dry the tears from eyes...(Suspicious Minds)...    There he goes climbing on the furniture again!

December 2, 2003, HyVee Holiday Concert and Event, Sioux City, IA

What's so funny?!     A record number of scarves for Christmas cheer! THANKS HyVee!     The holiday mojo workin'!

November 29, 2003: Congratulations to Newlyweds Leslie and Tom, Foley, MN

The bride's MOM! (hubba-hubba...!)    The ongoing search for back-up singers... HEY! What's so funny?!     Suspicious Minds, FOLEY STYLE!!

November 21, 2003, Toys for Tots Fundraiser Concert, Faribault, MN

Serenades for everyone!    Another serenade...    So many women, so many songs, so little time!

November 1, 2003, Steve and Carla host an awesome theme party at Melvin's, Spicer, MN

FINALLY... Art isn't the only one to dress funny!    A serenade for all...    Hey! Isn't that Marilyn Monroe and Dick Clark back there..?

October 26,2003,  First Presbyterian Church 145th Anniversary, Belle Plain, MN

Pink scarf for a special lady!     Elvis schmoozes the Boss! Pastor Kathy is truly a class act!!    Whoa - almost dropped the mic... NOT REALLY!!

October 11, 2003, the wedding bells were ringing for Cathe and Dave in Minneapolis, MN

  Hey, nice scarf!     CONGRATULATIONS CATHE!!     Awesome back-up by Ned Kantar's Jazz Trio!

October 4, 2003 , Congratulations to the Newlyweds, Gloryana and Andy! St. Paul, MN

Romancing and dancing were in the air!     A photo of "Elvis" and the bride with her new teddy-bear!     Gloryana's song requests kept everybody dancing!

October 4, 2003, a surprise outdoor "Drive-by Elvis Sighting" for Charlie's retirement party! St. Paul Park, MN 

A beautiful autumn day for Charlie's retirement party!     Art as "Elvis" and his "Sweet Inspirations!"

September 27,  2003, CONGRATULATIONS Cheryl and Tom! -  Duluth, MN 

A special "Hawaiian Wedding Song" for the bride and groom and MAX, too!    Things heated up as we sang Happy Birthday to Uncle Bob!    The Bride and Groom... and... SURPRISE: "ELVIS!"

September 26, 2003, 3M Club at Tartan Park, Lake Elmo, MN 

A FANtastic audience!   Teddy bears, scarves, autographs for pretty ladies... What a TOUGH JOB!!   Set #2, with the Aloha Eagle suit!    Are YOU Lonesome Tonight?

September 20, 2003, CONGRATULATIONS Mike and Jennifer, Bloomington, MN 

A special - and unexpected -  serenade!    The bride and groom pose ELVIS style!    Mike and Jennifer dancing to the Hawaiian Wedding song...

September 13,  2003, HAPPY BIRTHDAY SANDY!  Andover, MN 

A terrific family and a terrific time!    Find the "Elvis" on the dancefloor..!    The spirit of Elvis spans the generations!

September 6, 2003, FALL FEST at St. Patrick's Catholic  Church, Hudson Wisconsin

A FANTASTIC audience!    Break time!?    So many serenades, so little time!

August 24, 2003: Judy W's 60th Birthday party  at Joe's Garage in Minneapolis! 

HEY! Judy on the left is the birthday girl!  No mug shots allowed!   HAPPY BIRTHDAY... with feeling..?!    Art and Paul (Judy's son), the host with the most!

August 23, 2003: Happy 60th Birthday WILLIE! 

Yes, we SHALL dance!!    A happy guest of honor surrounded by loving family, friends, and ELVIS!   Hey baby... what's happenin'?!

August 21, 2003: Congratulations Davin and Angela (the lovely bride-to-be who somehow eluded the camera)! 

 Another serenade...    The "King" ready to make a SPLASH!     Davin: a class act and great back-up singer..!

July 12, 2003: Congratulations  Bridget and  Dan!! 

From left to right: the Bride, "Elvis," the Groom... and the beer!    A serenade customized for a dance for the bride and groom   No wedding reception would be complete without the "ROCK-a-HULA!!"

 June 20, 2003: Kilkarney Hills Country Club, River Falls, Wisconsin, St. Bridgets Fundraiser 

    A fun show for a terrific group...   An American Trilogy beneath  a beautiful summer moon!    A beautiful day for an outdoor "Elvis" sighting!

June 14, 2003: Great Grove Get-Together 

A perfect summer day for a terrific community event!    All right, who's the guy in the purple back there?    Would somebody please bring me some cheese curds?!

May 31, 2003: Bob and Mary K. host a fundraiser on their 3rd anniversary at Winona's College of St. Mary's! 

    "I hope this suit don't tear-up, baby!"    A totally class act and very special couple, Bob and Mary.   Well it's-a-one for the money, two for the show..!

May 23, 2003: It's tough picking out just one guitar at Seattle's Experience Music Project! 

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Jackpot Junction Casino, April 18, 2003: Art wins 3rd place in the Talent Competition FINALS! 

What a terrific opportunity to perform with Steve Millar and his Diamondhead Band!    An American Trilogy dedicated to our troups and the freedom for which America stands.   Art as "Elvis" with the awesome Steve Millar and his Diamondhead Band!

Congratulations Grant and Wendi!   March 29, 2003, at The Depot in St. Paul, MN 

    Spotlight on the bride and groom!   Grant and Wendi were engaged at GRACELAND!    No lap dancing - but lap SINGING is OK!!

MERSC Organization celebration, March 27, 2003, Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, MN 

 Two for the show...   Now go, cat, go!?  Auditioning back-up vocalists for "Blue suede Shoes!"

FIRST PLACE in Talent Prelim!  March 25, 2003, Jackpot Junction Casino, Morton, MN

Art with Steve Millar and the Diamondhead Band!   Lots of Elvis fans: GOTTA LOVE 'EM!!

3M Club at Tartan Park, March 5, 2003, Lake Elmo, MN 

A fun group in charge of... fun groups!    737 songs in 32 minutes: not bad! (OK, it was only 16)   Uh-oh: I think your husband's coming back!!

Valentine's Day 2003; CHIC Fundraiser at CrossRoads, Cottage Grove, MN

The Valentine "Burning Love" suit!   Seeking Valentine Scarf Victims!   Sharing the Word, "Elvis" style!

January 31, 2003; "Jack P's" retirement bash; Anderson  Windows will miss you, man! 

Sing a few bars and Jack will fake it! What a great sport - and snazzy dancer, too!    Ann is the very classy bride of the guest of honor - and making sure "Elvis" behaves himself are their two terrific sons!    What's so funny?!

January 30, 2003; Target Marketing Holiday Event: An AWESOME group! 

Set number three: fresh duds!   All Shook Up in Minneapolis!   Photo by Kirby Johnson. Flexibility by glucosamine. Power by Bally's. Relief by advil.

January 30, 2003, Applebee's: HAPPY BIRTHDAY "NESSER!" 

Janessa gets an "Elvis sighting" with sparklers flowers and a song at Applebee's: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!    Awesome pyrotechnics AND back-up singers!

January 25, 2003: The COLD 2003 St. Paul Winter Carnival Parade 

Art as "Elvis" and the 3M Winter Carnival Mafia!   Dressing funny for the parade..?   Warming up at the Gopher Bar. Hey George, how 'bout another Coney? And clean that arm-pit you call office next year, OK?!

January 24, 2003, Rockin' with RockTenn Co., Dellwood, MN  

A serenade by "Elvis!!"   Beware of flying jewelry... and studs... and chains...   Where DID you get that swanky scarf?!

January 10, 2003; "sitting in" with the "Tornadoes" at the Medina Ballroom,  Medina,  MN

"Don't Be Cruel" -- it's LATE!!   That's my sister, Susan, on the left playing guitar and singing some GREAT back-up!

January 5, 2003, St. Francis of Assisi, Lake St. Croix Beach, MN: Volunteer  Appreciation event! 

 Linda is the BEST!... and hey... nice scarf!   An American Trilogy: "ELVIS" style...   Pastor gets course in "ELVIS 1101!!"

Treasure Island Casino, October 2002

Art sings "Just Pretend" with the Steve Millar and Diamondhead band 

The 'Vegas Lounge, Branson, MO, September, 2002

In front of the "'Vegas Showroom"   Liking this new outfit!   Art On Stage in Branson, MO, August 2002  Front and center stage at the 'Vegas Lounge in Branson  

HyVee Concert, Sioux City, Iowa, August 16th, 2002

  As the sun goes down the music gets HOT!  Anybody want a scarf? Bear? Hound dog? Uh-oh... we're in trouble!  A FANTASTIC audience in Sioux City! 

Jackpot Junction Casino April 2002 

Art sings "An American Trilogy"

St. Cloud Civic Center, March 2002 

  St. Cloud Civic Center, March 6, 2002    

Art as Elvis With the Rockin' Hollywoods Feb 5, 2002 

  The Rockin' Hollywoods jam with "Elvis!"    Well it's-a-one for the money; two for the show...!  

Turtle Lake's  St. Croix Casino October 2001

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Elvis Extravaganza, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, October 2001

  Elvis Tribute Artist Art Kistler at the "Elvis Extravaganza," Bay St. Louis, Mississippi October 2001  Elvis Impersonators have such a tough job....  Elvis Impersonator, Elvis Tribute Artist, Minnesota's Art Kistler 

Signing autographs at "Images of the King," Augusta, Georgia, July 2001

Elvis fans still come in all ages and sizes!

St. Croix Casino, May 2001: 1st Place winner of Talent Showdown! 

St. Croix Casino, Turtle Lake, Wisconsin, May 17, 2001   Talent showdown, with Steve Millar and his Diamondhead Band

St. Croix Casino, November 2000

Elvis Impersonator Art Kistler at St. Croix Casino with Steve Millar and Diamondhead   The spirit lives on at St. Croix Casino and Hotel!   Elvis' "An American Trilogy"

Spring 2000 Gospel Quartet Convention with the Chancellors Quartet

Gospel Quartet Convention with the Chancellors, #3 

"Elvis Theme Cruise" Norwegian Cruise Lines, January 1999: Art with Elvis' original concert guitarist James Burton, conductor Joe Guercio, pianist Glen Hardin, and drummer Ronnie Tutt (Ronnie still plays for Neil Diamond)...

Art with Elvis' original concert guitarist Eric Burton  Art with Elvis' concert orchestra conductor Joe Guercio  Art with Elvis' original concert band members, L-R: pianist Glen Hardin, guitarist James Burton, (Art), and drummer Ronnie Tutt  Art and Jean with Glen Hardin, James Burton and Ronnie Tutt

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