The 48-year-old is returning to his roots next month with his family in tow for a show at the Times Square Alliance Theater. Lecakes and his two sons and mother - his back-up band - will be performing July 16 at 1560 Broadway, a door over from a hit musical that pays homage to the King."This is right next door to 'All Shook Up' - one inch away," Peters said. "We got two Kings on Broadway now."Peters, 48, was a struggling musician when Presley died in 1977. The Astoria native had done side gigs impersonating his idol, but after Presley died it became a full-time job, starting with a year and a half stretch at a nightclub in Times Square.Twenty-six years later his career is still going strong. Peters heads out to Las Vegas four times a year for corporate events and gigs around the five boroughs three to five nights a week. In recent years, he has brought mother and sons Lamar Peters, 16, and J.J. Burton, 21, into the act. His mom, who calls herself "Miss Marie," has a guest slot singing classics by the likes of Connie Francis and Ella Fitzgerald. J.J. plays guitar and Lamar guest performs top 40 hits.The family is fanatical about the King. Their house in Astoria has a jukebox filled with his greatest hits. They own all of Presley's 33 films and on the holidays they eat off plates, forks and knives emblazoned with his image.The family takes the stage at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $20."Expect to see my all-star show," Gregg Peters said. "I've got like three new (jump) suits. Red, white and blue like the flag."A portion of the show's proceeds will go to the Walter Kaner Children's Foundation, a charity to help distressed youths that Peters has aided for years. Call Peters' Elvis hotline 212-561-9825 for more information. He said he is giving away 10 free tickets.Reach reporter Matthew Monks by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 718-229-0300, Ext. 156.
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