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Million Dollar Quartet KU AAP Event


Check out KU AAP’s latest adventure to the Million Dollar Quartet, performed in Lawrence, Kansas’s very own Lied Center. The Million Dollar Quartet is the high voltage Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the phenomenal true story of the famed recording session where Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll” brought together icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for one unforgettable night.

Read along as KU AAP students witnessed American rock legend impersonators shake the building with live music.

Studly Students

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Dressed in their sharpest attire, KU AAP students make a stylish appearance at the Lied center. From right to left is Heathem, from China, Akshay, from India, and Artie with Student Services. This studly group of men excitedly found their seats, provided by the KU AAP, and prepared to rock the night away!

The House of Rock

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Welcome to the Lied Center of Lawrence, Kansas. Packed to the top, and for good reason, because for more than two decades, the Lied Center has presented the greatest artists in the world ranging from Itzhak Perlman and Wynton Marsalis to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the Joffrey Ballet. They offer something for everyone at the Lied, including the best of Broadway, symphony orchestra, dance, music, theatre and family programs.

KU AAP Fan Section

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Ready for the legends of rock to perform, KU AAP students took their seats towards the balcony of the Lied Center. Suprisingly, even though the Lied Center can hold over 2,000 people at one time, students were suprised by how warm and friendly the center felt.

On Stage

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The Rock Legends Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins were impersonated by other musicians in an incredibly authentic and live perfromance. In case your unaware of these rock legends, Elvis Presley was one of the largest cultural icons of the 20th century and was named the “King of Rock and Roll”; Johnny Cash was also a huge cultural icon of the same time, but instead of rock and roll is mostly remembered for his country music; Jerry Lee Lewis was known as the first “great wild man” of Rock and Roll and was incredibly entertaining on stage; and Carl Perkins is known for his hit “Blue Suede Shoes” and was just as influential as his counterparts. These four men were impersonated on stage by talented singers and musicians who duplicated their music on stage for an unforgettable experience. 

Enjoy reading KU AAP’s trip to the Lied Center? Click the link below for KU AAP’s paintballing event written by student Muhammad.

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