Although I am not necessarily a fan of Elvis, I have just read in the Los Angeles Times an article about a special tonight (April 14, 2018) on HBO about Elvis. ***** I found the article very interesting and just wanted to share a few comments that I found very touching. 1. Elvis had a "penchant as a youth for sneaking into black churches and clubs to hear gospel, jump blues, soul and R&B music." a. "That colorblind approach is at the heart of Presley's music." 2. "Instinctively and seamlessly fusing elements of black gospel, blues and R&B with white country and folk music, Presley synthesized a vibrant new sound that electrified his young audiences, first locally, then nationally and eventually globally." Credit: The author of the Times article is Randy Lewis. The headline is "Elvis, the artist."