"Beatles Biggest Secrets" on BBC America, Sat.,March 3

February 27, 2007

Premieres March 3rd at 10pm et/pt , 9pm ct and shown again on Sunday, March 4 at 1am et/pt, 12am ct.
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Lennon Exhibition, Tuscon

February 27, 2007

By Alicia Barrón, Fox 11 News

A rare art exhibit featuring the works of a late Beatle will be in Tucson for a few days.
What organizers describe as a major exhibition of artwork by the late John Lennon is scheduled for March 16 to 18 at La Encantada shopping plaza.
The exhibit is said to feature more than 120 serigraphs, signed lithographs and song lyrics including the handwritten lyrics to “Imagine.”
Also displayed will be a complete portfolio of “Bag One” lithographs, a 15-print series. Each of these lithographs is individually hand-signed by Lennon and are also on exhibit.
Organizers reveal the complete set of “Bag One” is very difficult to find in its entirety. There is currently a complete set in a permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
A press release refers to John Lennon’s influence from generation to generation. It also said his artwork has a profound effect on anyone who has been touched by his music and philosophies on life.
Pacific Edge Gallery is producing this exhibition with Yoko Ono’s full cooperation.
The art display is open to the public. It will be open March 16 and 17 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on March 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the 2 nd level of La Encantada.


John Lennon artwork displayed at La Encantada

February 27, 2007

By Alicia Barrón, Fox 11 News

A rare art exhibit featuring the works of a late Beatle will be in Tucson for a few days.
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the Benton George Harrison Beatle Festival

February 27, 2007

Beatles fans and musicians invited to come together for Harrison Fest

By Mona Sandefur – Staff writer

Members of the Benton George Harrison Beatle Festival committee meet for the first time Sunday in Hard Day’s Nite Bed & Breakfast to discuss plans for the Sept. 8 event, slated from 1 to 6 p.m. From left are Gloria Atchison, Warren Batts, Sarah Morrison (new B&B owner) Rene Perry, Jim Kirkpatrick and Emily Kirkpatrick. Members will meet monthly to firm up plans for the event, scheduled for two locations: the B&B and in the Billy Grammer Bandshell in Capitol Park on the Benton Public Square. Photo by Mona Sandefur

On a chilly, dreary Sunday afternoon, a small yet determined group sat inside Hard Day’s Nite Bed and Breakfast planning an event to draw potentially thousands to downtown Benton.
The event is being billed as the Benton George Harrison Beatle Festival, slated for Saturday, Sept. 8. Organizers ranging in age are excited about the possibility of touting one of Benton’s best-kept secrets.
The festival, which in years past was confined to the B&B location at 113 McCann St., is expanding to the Benton Public Square this year and expects to draw many more musicians and swell the population of the community for the day.
One of the event’s organizers and author of a book about Beatle George Harrison, Jim Kirkpatrick, said holding the first planning meeting on Sunday is significant because Harrison would have turned 64 that day.
Kirkpatrick said the festival had been held the same day as the Benton-West City Car Show in the past, adding that the crowd was not as large as could have been, given the location and the day of the event. Kirkpatrick and musician Warren Batts, entertainment organizer and a member of the original Bill Haley’s Comets, said coupled with the fact that the public square is closed to traffic during the Car Show, having two events on the same date might not have been the best idea.
Kirkpatrick said musicians would set up in the Billy Grammer Bandshell of Capitol Park, which would lend itself to a much larger crowd, and close proximity to the variety of shops and restaurants.
Batts called Benton a unique community, saying residents do not appreciate what is here, because they are so accustomed to their surroundings.
“We are this close to an Interstate,” Batts said. “We need to figure out a way to draw people into downtown Benton. There is Beatles memorabilia in every antique store on the square. We need to include the support of those businesses.”

Batts said volunteer musicians are being sought, adding he is in contact with many members of former area bands who performed during the 1960s, as well as far-reaching well-known figures. Batts suggested inviting remaining Beatles members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr to the event, to see the only tangible link to The Beatles in the United States. Batts said the remaining Beatles could spend the night where their former music mate stayed when he visited his sister, Louise Harrison.
Kirkpatrick said volunteer musicians are being sought to follow Harrison’s Tour of Bangladesh concert.
Batts said he is also working with Tupelo, Miss., promoters to bring tour busses to the one-day event. Benton-West City Chamber of Commerce executive secretary Gloria Atchison recommended Batts contact Sharon Pioveson. Atchison said Pioveson, director of Downtown Benton Inc., has been working on bringing tour busses to the community and may have additional information. Atchison said Pioveson would be a connection to bringing downtown businesses on board to support the festival.
B&B owner Sarah Morrison readily admits that she occasionally regrets being born too late to see The Beatles tour but is a die-hard fan. Morrison, from Morris, said her mother is a Beatles fan and instilled the knowledge to her daughter. Morrison said she would conduct events within the B&B in conjunction with the music and other activities being held on the square.


Beatles fans and musicians invited to come together for Harrison Fest

February 27, 2007

By Mona Sandefur – Staff writer
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The Beatles – "Love"

February 27, 2007

Remix by George and Giles Martin – Capitol Multichannel DVD-A + separate CD

******* MULTICHANNEL DISC OF THE MONTH ********
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MILLS' DANCING APPEARANCE INFURIATES THE DISABLED

February 27, 2007

Sir Paul McCartney’s estranged wife Heather Mills’ forthcoming appearance on US TV show Dancing With The Stars has angered a disabled group in her native Britain, who claim her ability to dance means she is able-bodied.
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Bootleg Beatle pens Liverpool 800th birthday song

February 26, 2007

Bootleg Beatle pens Liverpool 800th birthday song

by Catherine Jones, Liverpool Echo
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The Beatlex winnen BU Golden Apple Award 2006

February 26, 2007

The Beatlex zijn de winnaars van de tweede Beatles Unlimited Golden Apple Award
Hun versie van This Boy werd door de deskundige jury als beste bijdrage aan dit evenement beoordeeld.

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The Beatlex ontvangen de Beatles Unlimited Golden Apple Award 2006

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RIP Jack Alix

February 25, 2007

Radio DJ Jack Alix died last Wednesday in Richmond, Virginia.
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