August 10th marks the beginning of “Elvis Week.” We’re celebrating this treasured American musical icon by taking a close look at one of the micro-industries he (unintentionally) launched: Elvis impersonation. The King himself is long gone (maybe … ) but his deep, honey-toned twang still crackles out of old vinyls and digital files. Better yet, his impersonators are still bringing the crowds.In fact, Elvis impersonators have taken on a kind of culture and personality of their own. In some cases, they’ve become more “Elvis” than the real Elvis ever was. Audiences love their cartoonish caricatures, even if those audiences — and the impersonators themselves — are too young to make a personal comparison. Would you like to become one of those rhinestone-bedecked showstoppers at a Vegas revue or a birthday party? How about a car dealership grand opening or a small town summer festival? If the idea sounds fun to you (it certainly sounds fun to us!) keep these considerations in mind.