Lonesome tonight, clearly. (AP Photo/John Locher)
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For decades, Las Vegas has loved Elvis Presley tender – and loved him true – but the King's presence in modern day Sin City has lately been diminishing, one impersonator at a time.The group had loaned hundreds of artifacts to a much-hyped, months-old Elvis attraction at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino. The fallout at Westgate is not the first Elvis-related spectacle in Las Vegas to leave the building too soon. The rise of Elvis coincided with the rise of Las Vegas as an entertainment capital, said Cory Cooper, an Elvis historian.Others say the market was oversaturated by Elvis impersonators for so long that the appeal burned itself out here, even as Elvis' reach grows internationally.Elvis fans are not aging out, he said, because nearly 40 percent of Graceland visitors were born after Elvis' death.
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