Sunday, January 30, 2005

The Mayor Sings Elvis

By David Templeton, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
When someone complains about politicians giving taxpayers a song and dance, the likely response is, "So what else is new?" But during the second annual Celebrity Performing Arts Night from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Washington Community Arts and Cultural Center, Main and Beau streets, live politicians will do it literally...

Washington Mayor Ken Westcott will sing two Elvis tunes and more if asked. "There will be no wig and no glasses," he said, killing misconceptions he's an Elvis impersonator. "I just enjoy his music -- and no jump suit."

Westcott sang Elvis to his wife, Michelle, during their wedding and at other weddings. He sang Elvis classics when the Uptown Theatre opened, then again last year for the first WashArts celebrity extravaganza.

"If it helps a good cause, which it does, then I'm only glad to help."


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