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Pittston's own Shawn Klush, billed as the Worldâ??s Greatest Elvis, brought his show to the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday night.

He performed with the Sweet Inspirations, backup singers for Elvis Presley his entire career.

The show benefited the Pittston Memorial Library expansion project. About 1,000 people attended, according to library officials.

Barbara Quinn, chairwoman of the library's board, said if you closed your eyes, you'd think you were listening to Elvis.

The show was fabulous, she said.

There was a larger Greater Pittston contingent in the audience but, Quinn said, people came from all over: Canada, Connecticut, Maryland, Pittsburgh, to name a few.


Carol Crane, the library's fundraising director, said final figured are not in on how much the library raised.

It was an overwhelming success, Crane said. Shawn Klush is one of a kind. Te got standing ovations throughout the night. What a dynamic performer.

Quinn said Pittston's Charlie Infantino played with the band, the Ambassadors.

Born and raised in Pittston, Klush has been designated the First Ever Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist by Elvis Presley Enterprises. He has also been named The Worldâ??s Greatest Elvis following a vote of 6.5 million international viewers on BBC1 Television in the United Kingdom.

For additional photos, see the Dec. 2 edition of the Sunday Dispatch
 
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