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Monday, April 18, 2016
NY Metro Fest for Beatles Fans educates and entertains

Last weekend, the largest Fest for Beatles Fans since the 50th Anniversary New York Metro fest in 2014 rocked on in Rye Brook, NY. Record crowds, jamming the highway exits for 45 minutes on Saturday morning, flocked to the Fest's lovely new location to take part in comfortable annual rituals and exciting new offerings.
Monday, March 28, 2016
Weekend of Beatles activities to highlight Beatles symposium in Mississippi

GRAMMY Museum(R) Mississippi and Delta State University will present the GRAMMY Beatles 2016: From Cavern to Candlestick Symposium this weekend in Cleveland, MS. The Symposium will celebrate the lasting influence and impact of The Beatles with a weekend full of activities that explore The Beatles' musical and cultural influence.
Monday, March 21, 2016
Beatles music expert Bruce Spizer to close Beatles symposium in Mississippi

Bruce Spizer, widely acknowledged as one of America's foremost Beatles music experts, has been selected to serve as the Grand Finale presenter for the GRAMMY Museum Mississippi Beatles Symposium, April 1-2. Spizer is author of seven books on the Fab Four and a long-revered speaker at Beatles events.
Monday, March 14, 2016
Louisiana lithographer to exhibit at Beatles Symposium

Enoch Doyle Jeter hosts the longest-running John Lennon Birthday Party in America, twice recognized by Yoko Ono, and three years ago, he illustrated a chapter in book 3 of The John Lennon Series, She Loves You. Jeter will display his creations and talk with visitors at the GRAMMY Museum Mississippi's Beatles Symposium, April 1-2.
Monday, March 7, 2016
Louisiana artist exhibits at Beatles Symposium in Mississippi

Rande Monroe Kessler has been selected to debut his complete set of Beatles mixed media sculptures at GRAMMY Museum Mississippi's Beatles Symposium, "From Cavern to Candlestick," on April 1-2. The four symbolic representations of John, Paul, George, and Ringo tell the story of the Fab Four's lives and careers.
Monday, February 29, 2016
Noted Beatles author to address Beatles Symposium in Mississippi

Beatles author and contributing editor for Beatlefan magazine, Dr. Kit O'Toole, will give a multimedia presentation entitled "Ten Beatles Sounds That Shook the World," on how The Beatles invented or expanded upon sounds still heard in today's music, on April 2 at the first Beatles Symposium in the new GRAMMY Museum Mississippi.
Monday, February 22, 2016
Beatles cookbook author to speak at Beatles symposium in April

Lanea Stagg, author of "Recipe Records: A Culinary Tribute to The Beatles" will be conducting a "Lunch and Learn" presentation, April 2, at the first Beatles Symposium in the new GRAMMY Museum Mississippi. Each member of the audience will be given a lovely complimentary box of Savoy Truffles to take home.
Monday, February 15, 2016
Author to present live Beatles Multi-Track Meltdown at Beatles Symposium

Musician Anthony Robustelli, author of I Want to Tell You: The Definitive Guide to the Music of the Beatles, will bring his national radio program to life with a live "Beatles Multi-Track Meltdown" presentation at the GRAMMY Museum Mississippi and Delta State's Beatles Symposium, "From Cavern to Candlestick" on Saturday, April 2.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Beatles author to speak at GRAMMY Museum Mississippi symposium

Dr. Candy Leonard, author of Beatleness: How the Beatles and Their Fans Remade The World, the first sociological analysis of the impact of the Beatles and their music, will be discussing her book at the new Cleveland, MS GRAMMY Museum Mississippi's first Beatles Symposium, "From Cavern to Candlestick,"April 1-2.
Monday, January 25, 2016
Beatles Fan Club Secretary to speak at Beatles symposium

Freda Kelly, the official Beatles Fan Club Secretary for the duration of The Beatles' career will be the Honored Guest of the symposium presented by GRAMMY Museum of Mississippi and Delta State University. The film "Good Ol' Freda," will be shown on Saturday, 2 April and Ms. Kelly will speak to attendees and answer questions.
Monday, January 18, 2016
Ivor Davis to open Beatles Symposium at GRAMMY Museum MS

Ivor Davis, author of The Beatles and Me On Tour, will be one of two Featured Authors at the new Cleveland, GRAMMY Museum Mississippi's first Beatles Symposium, entitled "From Cavern to Candlestick," set for this April 1 and 2. Also joining Davis will be author and John Lennon expert, Jude Southerland Kessler.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Meet the Look Alikes art exhibit coming to Beatles symposium

Beatles art collector Ken Orth he has accumulated over 1,800 pieces of commercial artwork that resembles a Beatles' album cover. A portion of his extensive exhibit will be on display at the GRAMMY Museum Mississippi's "Beatles: From Cavern to Candlestick Symposium" April 1-2. Orth will be on hand to give tours of his collection.
Monday, December 7, 2015
Ivor Davis and Jude Southerland Kessler to headline GRAMMY symposium

GRAMMY Museum Mississippi and Delta State University will present GRAMMY Beatles 2016: From Cavern to Candlestick symposium April 1 2, 2016 in Cleveland, MS. The symposium will celebrate the The Beatles with a weekend full of activities, headlined by distinguished Beatles authors Ivor Davis and Jude Southerland Kessler.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Longest-running Lennon celebration joins with Hollywood Walk of Fame

Enoch's Irish Pub & Cafe in Monroe, LA has been hosting Lennon birthday celebrations for the last 35 years, and with this year being a milestone birthday for both John and his son, Sean Lennon, who is turning 40, there will be a special simulcast song this Friday with the celebration at the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Artist to unveil Beatles mixed media sculptures at Ridge Festival

Louisiana artist Rande Monroe Kessler will unveil the first 3 in a series of 8 mixed media sculptures depicting all of The Beatles at Beatles at the Ridge, this weekend in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. These one-of-a-kind sculptures will depict elements of each Beatle's song-writing career and personal life and will contain hidden clues for true fans.
Monday, August 31, 2015
The Beatles and Elvis Presley

Shortly before 6 p.m. on August 27, 1965, I got a call from Beatles road manager Mal Evans. "Get over to the house right away-we're going to see Elvis." The historic visit was to take place at Elvis' mansion in Bel Air. But then he added the disappointing kicker: "Brian says no photographers or tape recorders. Everything is off the record."
Monday, August 24, 2015
Artists and Authors Symposium lineup at Beatles at the Ridge

Beatles at the Ridge will return to Walnut Ridge, Arkansas this September 18 and 19, featuring the Third Annual Beatles Authors and Artists Symposium, a two-day event featuring Beatles experts from all over the globe. Headlining the symposium will be two distinguished Beatles authors, Ivor Davis and Jude Southerland Kessler.
Monday, August 17, 2015
Talented new authors make appearances at Chicago Beatles fest

The Beatles were not "just a band," they were gifted artists. They would have been extremely proud of the authors, musicians, actors, and artists who gathered once again this year at The Chicago Fest for Beatles Fans, many who come back year after year with their handcrafted jewelry, framed art, and well-researched books.
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Beatles at the Ridge Music Festival to feature filmmaker Seth Swirsky

Award winning filmmaker, recording artist, and author, Seth Swirsky, has been selected as the Featured Artist for the "Authors and Artists Symposium" at the Beatles at the Ridge Music Festival in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas on September 18 and 19, 2015. Swirsky will talk about his Beatles documentary and host a free screening.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Danbury Fields Forever music festival announces 2015 line-up

New York and New England's only regional Beatles-themed outdoor Music, Food & Arts festival, "Danbury Fields Forever," has announced its entertainment line-up for Saturday, August 15, 2015, and will include The Hofners, The Blue Meanies, Penny Lane, The Oh Nos, Number Nine, AfterFab and Strictly Beatles.
Friday, May 29, 2015
Ivor Davis and Jude Kessler to headline Arkansas Beatles festival

Headlining the activities at "Beatles at the Ridge" in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas on September 18 and 19 will be two distinguished Beatles authors, Ivor Davis, who accompanied The Beatles on their North American Tour, and Jude Southerland Kessler, foremost expert on John Lennon and the author of The John Lennon Series.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Two Beatles authors make NY Beatles Fest debut this weekend

Dee Elias, author of "Confesssions of a Beatlemaniac", the true story of a 14 year old Dee's two year adventure to try to meet the Beatles, and sociologist Candy Leonard, author of "Beatleness: How the Beatles and Their Fans Remade the World", will be making their New York debut at the Fest for Beatles Fans this weekend.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Beatles DJ celebrates Yoko Ono's birthday with special contest

Veteran Beatles DJ Ken Michaels is celebrating Yoko Ono's recent 82nd birthday and her extraordinary life and career by giving away on his website, a combo package of two new releases, the photo book "See Hear Yoko" by famous photographer Bob Gruen and Jody Denberg, and the new tribute CD compilation "Cut Pieces."
Friday, January 9, 2015
Win Beatles art prints from Beatles Artist Shannon

Starting today, fans can win your choice of one of two 1964 Beatles art prints from renowned Beatles artist Shannon, referred to as "The world's greatest Beatles artist" by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, on Ken Michaels' Beatles website. Shannon's artwork is the latest of the Special Contests featured on the website.
Monday, December 29, 2014
Joe Cocker: The Beatles connections

Joe Cocker first came to fame in the UK in 1968 with his cover of With A Little Help From My Friends, and his performance of that song at Woodstock the following summer rocketed him to world fame. The Beatles were not always thrilled by some of the covers of their songs, but that was not the case with Joe.
Friday, November 14, 2014
New book reveals secret messages between John and Paul in Beatles songs

A new book out today, Lennon vs. McCartney, lifts the lid on how the Beatles' song lyrics contain secret conversations between John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Varying between strong affection and outright hostility, these hidden messages clearly mirror the fluctuations the two Beatles' personal relationship at the time.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Liverpudlians reveal new Beatles stories at Beatlefest panels

At the Los Angeles Fest for Beatles Fans held October 10 thru 12 at the LA Airport Marriott hotel, there were several panel discussions that offered new stories into the early days of the Beatles in Liverpool as experienced by a diverse group of Liverpudlians, including Julia Baird, John Lennon's half-sister and Angie and Ruth McCartney.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Liverpool author coming to Los Angeles for Beatlefest

On what would have been John Lennon's 74th birthday, the school friend who told him to start a band is unveiled for the first time in new book on The Beatles. Quarry Bank School classmate Geoff Lee reveals for the first time how he suggested to Lennon that, because of his great singing voice, he should start a skiffle group.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Artists and authors to open Arkansas Beatles festival on September 19

The 4th annual Beatles at the Ridge has expanded their two day music festival with free lectures and gallery shows from world-renowned Beatles authors, experts and artists. The authors and artists symposium will open with displays on Friday, September 19th and be on hand to discuss their work and answer questions.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Paul McCartney Candlestick farewell concert stark contrast to his last visit

Paul McCartney's Candlestick Farewell concert last Thursday has received high accolades from fans and music critics alike. In contrast to the last Beatles 1966 performance which used the baseball speakers, was just half an hour long and only drew 25,000 fans, Paul McCartney sold out and featured state of the art sound and video.
Friday, August 1, 2014
Ken Michaels' Beatles website a treasure trove for interviews

Veteran Beatles DJ Ken Michaels has accumulated a massive amount of interviews with people connected to the Beatles on his website, including musicians that worked with them, family members and various Beatles authors. There is also weekly Beatles trivia, contests and listings of New York area Beatles events.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Photo exhibition uncovers John Lennon's lost weekend

May Pang was the special guest at the Hotel Zetta reception in San Francisco on Monday to kick off an exhibition of unusual photographs. A very relaxed and happy John Lennon can be seen in the photos, taken by May during the two years they spent together from 1973 to 1975 during the commonly misnamed "Lost Weekend."
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
LA Beatles Tour guide helps fans reach out to Ringo on his birthday

Yesterday, July 7, 2014, was Ringo Starr's 74th birthday. To let him know how his fans feel on his birthday, Los Angeles Beatles Tour guide Gillian Lomax gathered birthday wishes for Ringo on twitter and combined them into a massive birthday card which she presented to Ringo by delivering it to his house in Beverly Hills today.
Monday, June 23, 2014
Giles Martin talks about A Hard Days Night in new Beatlefan

The newest issue of Beatlefan celebrates 50 years of "A Hard Day's Night" and this summer's theatrical and DVD release with a special issue full of articles about the movie. In this issue, Giles Martin talks about about producing the 5.1 surround sound and stereo audio restorations for the 50th anniversary reissue of the film.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Danbury Fields Forever Beatles festival announces full line-up

The New York/New England Beatles festival, Danbury Fields Forever, will "come together" Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27, 2014 in Danbury, Connecticut. Doors open at noon, and the music continues until 8pm daily. The Music, Foods & Arts Festival is in its third year, with 10 bands per day playing the music of The Beatles.
Friday, May 9, 2014
Beatles scholar Martin Lewis quits as emcee of Beatlefest conventions

After 22 years and 56 conventions, producer/humorist and Beatles scholar Martin Lewis, who was a protege of Beatles publicist Derek Taylor, has stepped down from his role as Master of Ceremonies of the Beatlefest conventions held in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Las Vegas, San Diego, San Francisco, Boston and Orlando.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Fans trying to buy McCartney tickets for Candlestick leave empty handed

Many diehard fans were unable to buy any tickets via the TicketMaster online portal yesterday when tickets went on sale to the general public for Paul McCartney's August 14th Farewell to Candlestick Park Concert in San Francisco. One fan shared with Beatle News, "There was nothing online, I had five computers going!"
Monday, May 5, 2014
Bob Weir surprises crowd at film festival with Beatles cover performance

For the first time, Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir played his own unique version of the Beatles song Dear Prudence after the west coast premiere screening of a new film about him at the San Francisco International Film Festival, "The Other One: The Long Strange Trip of Bob Weir," last Thursday evening.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
New video clip presents entire Brian Epstein Hall of Fame Induction

A video clip newly-posted on YouTube gives admirers of the Beatles and Brian Epstein an opportunity to hear first-hand the induction of the Beatles manager into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10th. It is highly probable this will be truncated when shown on HBO, making this the only unedited record of the historic event.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
New book includes first color photo of The Quarrymen

So, what does it take to research The Beatles? How do Beatles authors and historians find the information they document in their books? David Bedford, author of "The Fab one hundred and Four: The Evolution of The Beatles from The Quarrymen to the Fab Four," says sometimes, just finding out a date can take weeks.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Theatre Within produces world's longest running annual John Lennon Tribute

Theatre Within, an experimental performance workshop started in 1962, which was originally located just a few blocks from the Dakota building where John Lennon lived, started their annual John Lennon tribute show back in 1981. It's one of just two Lennon Tribute shows in the world that Yoko Ono officially sanctions.
Friday, February 14, 2014
NYC celebrates Beatles 50th Anniversary with four concerts for charity

Over 90 amazing performing bands, artists and celebrity presenters from all over the world recently came together last weekend to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles in New York City by performing at a series of four concerts for charity held over four consecutive nights, February 6th through 9th.




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