Thursday, March 03, 2005

Michael O'Connor Pays Homage To Elvis


"My grandmom got me interested in (Elvis) when I was 6. I watched him in 'Aloha from Hawaii Live via Satellite,'" the performer said. "When I first saw Elvis on the screen I thought he was amazing. When I saw Elvis on stage, he was kind of a superhero to me."

"I like (performing) because I like to touch people's hearts. I try to do it as passionately and professionally as possible," he said. "I joke around on stage and I try to entertain people. I try to give them more than they expect."

But the best part is the audience. "The thing for me is I just get a kick out of watching everybody. It's a connection with me. I am able to feel the audience," he said.


He will be performing at the Cottage Green, 9001 Ashton Road, on Friday, March 4 at 7 p.m. To purchase tickets, please call the Cottage Green at 215-673-1000.

Story by Jeannette Ryder for Philadelphia's The News Gleaner
http://www.newsgleaner.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=14073140&BRD=2340&PAG
=461&dept_id=488595&rfi=6

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