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ELVIS THAO
DECEMBER 2012 WAMI FEATURED ARTIST – ELVIS THAO


Musician, Actor, and Active Community Member, Elvis Thao is the pride of the Milwaukee area. He was nominated in 2009 as Wisconsin’s Hmong Man of the Year, and winner of the 2010 Midwest Urban Empowerment Award, among others. Even though Elvis is known for his rap style, he decided to put rap on the side for awhile in lieu of Rock n Roll, and started a band called Elvis Thao and the Creative’s. His song “NO!” is a protest song about people who had enough with society. Another called “Brew City” is about…you guessed it, Milwaukee and has that rap flare. While “ONLY Ones” deals with searching for purpose.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESS LINKS:

The LIVE in-studio performance on 88.9 Radio Milwaukee:
http://www.radiomilwaukee.org/music/programs/414-music/414-music-elvis-thao-creatives

 

Sound Check | Inside local music
Hmong rapper Elvis Thao’s sound matures with Creatives
http://www.jsonline.com/entertainment/musicandnightlife/hmong-rapper-elvis-thaos-sound-matures-with-creatives-j23nuh1-138052048.html

 

WUWM Lake Effect – Rock for Recovery
http://www.wuwm.com/programs/lake_effect/le_sgmt.php?segmentid=8261

 

David Lurhssen of the Shepherd Express – Album Review
http://www.expressmilwaukee.com/article-17174-elvis_thao_amp_the_creatives.html

 

‘Gran Torino’ Rapper Elvis Thao Gives Singing a Shot
By Jamie Lee Rake
http://www.expressmilwaukee.com/article-16538-gran-torino-rapper-e.html

 

Mark Mantel’s Machine Gun Music
By David Luhrssen
http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-19959-mark-mantel%25E2%2580%2599s-machine-gun-music.html

 

OnMilwaukee.com with Julie Lawrence
http://onmilwaukee.com/movies/articles/elvisgrantorino.html

 

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel by Duane Dudek – film critic
http://www.jsonline.com/entertainment/movies/37234384.html

 

Vital Magazine by Howie Goldklang
http://www.vitalsourcemag.com/index.php/blogs/comments/milwaukee-actor-gets-credit-gangbanger-1-in-clint-eastwoods-grand-torino/

Public Ally Makes an Eastwood Film Debut (Action without Borders – Portland, Oregon)
http://thenewservice.wordpress.com/?s=gran+torino


PRESS KIT:
Elvis Thao Press Kit 


UPCOMING SHOWS:

Wednesday – December 12, 2012
Westown Indoor Market @ the shops of Grand Avenue Mall (2nd level) downtown Milwaukee from 11:30am-1:30pm

I will also be doing a small volunteer performance here if you’d like to add it (although not for the public but just to mention for good cheer):
Wednesday – December 19, 2012
2012 Big House Holiday Show @ Racine Correctional Institution designed by Dasha Kelly of Still Waters Collective – giving a special holiday gift to those men in prison


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