This week’s Hippo

Burning love for the King at annual Elvis Festival:

Sometimes, a destiny is foretold — take Rick Huntress.

It’s safe to say that Huntress was born to sing Elvis Presley songs. At two years old, he was riffing on one of the King’s biggest hits. “‘Burning Love’ were the first group of words out of my mouth,” he says. “My mother and father told me I was shaking the side of the crib singing, hunka hunka burnin’ love.”

Bringing back rock:

A benefit show to raise money for the Boys & Girls Club of Manchester this Sunday at Jillian’s is quickly shaping into a local music revival. Headliner Eden’s Lie holds a legitimate claim to being the city’s longest-running original band, but their last Queen City gig was more than two years ago. Alt rocker Jacob Heal won the New Hampshire Idol competition in 2006, but for the past few years he’s focused on carving a musical career in New York City.

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