Author: Elvis’ 1956 Lakeland Show Was Pivotal

Bob Kealing, author of “Elvis Ignited: The Rise of an Icon in Florida,” (Amazon) speaks at FSC’s Branscomb Auditorium at 7 p.m. Thursday. The lecture is free and open to the public. Kealing also wrote a book chronicling the formative years of country rock pioneer Gram Parsons (Amazon) that mentions his Lakeland performances as a teen.