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Monday, October 9, 2017
Speakers selected for Beatles at the Ridge 2018 Symposium

In celebration of John Lennon's 77th birthday, Lennon expert and biographer, Jude Southerland Kessler announced the Beatles at the Ridge guest speakers for the Beatles Authors and Artists Symposium 2018 in Walnut Ridge, AR. Slated for September 14-15, 2018, it is the educational component for the two-day music festival.

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Monday, September 11, 2017
Noted music journalist returns to Beatles at the Ridge

After a one-year hiatus from Beatles at The Ridge, music expert and author, Dr. Kit O'Toole is "back where she belongs." Kit will be leading the noon "Lunch and Learn" for Beatles at The Ridge's "Authors and Artists Symposium" on Saturday, September 16. Dr. O'Toole will talk about the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Music component added to Beatles at the Ridge Symposium

In its fifth year as an "Authors and Artists Symposium," the noted Beatles at the Ridge event will, this year, add a rather significant Beatles music component. Known as "The Man with John Lennon's Voice," Alan Bernhoft, will present a remarkable John Lennon concert, and also teen musician Cameron Hicks will perform.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Beatles authors to debate The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones

The John A. Logan College Continuing Education Department will host two leading rock and roll/Beatles experts, Jude Southerland Kessler and Lanea Stagg, on the John A. Logan College campus in Carterville, Illinois, on Wednesday, September 20, for a presentation titled "The British Invasion (a debate on The Beatles vs The Rolling Stones)".

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Monday, July 10, 2017
Talented couple to headline Beatles at the Ridge

Doyle and Yvette Jeter are happily married Beatles fans, and as their passion for "all things Beatle" has morphed into artistic expression, both will be featured at Beatles at the Ridge in September. Doyle will direct two exciting Art Happenings with local students, Yvette will be exhibiting her "Peace and Love" themed hand-made soaps and candles.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Womack to present new book on George Martin at Ridge Festival

Dr. Ken Womack, author of the two-volume Beatles Encyclopedia and Long and Winding Roads: The Evolving Artistry of The Beatles will be feted at Beatles at the Ridge, Sept. 15-16, as he releases his new work on Sir George Martin, Maximum Volume: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin (The Early Years 1926-1966).

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Monday, May 8, 2017
New beatles-themed book slated for release at Beatles festival

Author Lanea Stagg will be releasing a new Beatles-themed coloring book to be available for sale at the Ridge festival in September. "Little Dog at the Ridge" will follow the adventures of Ava, Stagg's famous "Little Dog," as she gets lost in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, where The Beatles landed on their 1964 North American tour.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017
New Sgt. Pepper book to be celebrated at Beatles symposium

Beatles author/historian Bruce Spizer has just announced the imminent release of his 9th book on The Beatles, The Beatles and Sgt. Pepper: A Fans' Perspective, a 50th Anniversary celebration of the legendary album. Spizer will be feted with a Book Release Party on Friday, September 15 at Beatles at the Ridge in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Beatles filmmaker Cevin Soling to appear at Beatles symposium

Beatles at the Ridge 2017 has announced Cevin Soling will be its Featured Filmmaker for the "Beatles Authors and Artists Symposium" in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, on September 16. Soling will preview segments of his new film, "The Summer of Hate," about The Beatles and the backlash against them during their final tour in 1966.

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Monday, February 13, 2017
Beatles at the Ridge announces symposium 2017 headliners

In its fifth year celebrating the genius of The Beatles, the Beatles at the Ridge Authors and Artists Symposium has recruited a highly-distinguished panel of Beatles authors, artists, filmmakers, and musicians for the "Summer of Love: 50th Anniversary" on September 15-16, including authors Bruce Spizer and Jude Southerland Kessler.

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Friday, January 27, 2017
Two Beatles scholars to lecture at Louisiana libraries in February

As part of its "All You Need is Love" month, the Ouachita Parish Public Library in Monroe, Louisiana will host two renowned experts and authors on the Beatles: Jude Southerland Kessler and Aaron Krerowicz. Both will give presentations touching on the band's historical, cultural and musical influence.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016
John Lennon expert to host presale party for next book

Jude Southerland Kessler, foremost expert on John Lennon and the author of The John Lennon Series, will be hosting an online presale party for her fourth book, Should Have Known Better, on Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. CT. The event will take place on her Facebook author page.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016
Beatles symposium speakers to raise money for local fire department

Guest speakers for the Beatles at the Ridge Authors and Artists Symposium, taking place this weekend, have offered to donate proceeds to a worthy cause in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas where the symposium is being held. "We want to make a difference and leave Walnut Ridge a happier place when we go," said journalist and author Ivor Davis.

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Monday, August 22, 2016
Teen musician to shine at Beatles at the Ridge Festival

This year, talented young musician Cameron Hicks is returning to Beatles at the Ridge as a Guest Presenter for the Beatles Artists and Authors Symposium. He swept the judges away and brought the crowds to their feet at last year's festival's Youth Talent Contest. Cameron will be performing three times during the weekend.

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Monday, July 18, 2016
Good Ol' Freda documentary to be screened at Beatles festival

On Saturday, Sept. 17, Beatles at the Ridge 2016 will feature the award-winning film "Good Ol' Freda," the story of Freda Kelly, the official Beatles Fan Club Secretary for the duration of The Beatles' career. The film was released in 2013 to great acclaim at South By Southwest, and since then, it has won award after award.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Beatles authors to headline Beatles at the Ridge Festival

Beatles at the Ridge, the award-winning festival that USA TODAY named as "One of the 10 Best Places in the World to Learn About the Beatles," will return to Walnut Ridge, Arkansas this September 16 and 17. The weekend will include the Fourth Annual Beatles Authors and Artists Symposium, including discussions with noted Beatles historians.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Ruth and Angie McCartney together on John Lennon Hour this week

This Thursday at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT, Jude Southerland Kessler will interview Paul McCartney's step-mother, Angie McCartney, and his step-sister, Ruth McCartney on Jude's BlogTalkRadio show The John Lennon Hour. They will share with Jude their stories of the days with Jim McCartney, Paul, Mike, and The Fab Four.

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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.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Liverpool legend to write foreword for 3rd book in John Lennon Series

She Loves You, the third book in the nine book John Lennon Series by Jude Southerland Kessler, will include Beatles authority and the creator of MerseyBeat magazine, Bill Harry, who has agreed to again write the foreword for this third book, along with making himself available for consulting and contributing rare photos.

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Monday, December 2, 2013
She Loves You research team sends book to press

She Loves You, the long-awaited 3rd volume in The John Lennon Series has just gone to press for its February 7, 2014 release. The expanded biography of John Lennon covers 1963-mid 1964, an era that saw The Beatles experience four tours of the UK, a stint in Sweden, a stay in France, and the historic first visit to America.

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Friday, November 8, 2013
Details announced Fest for Beatles Fans celebrating US 50th anniversary

The Fest for Beatles Fans will pull out all the stops for a 50th anniversary celebration of the Beatles' first arrival in the U.S. The 2014 Fest will take place on Friday, February 7 through Sunday February 9 in New York City, corresponding to the dates of the Beatles' arrival at JFK Airport and performance on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Fans to Come Together for third annual Beatles at the Ridge Music Festival

One of the fastest growing festivals in the southern US, the third annual Beatles at the Ridge Music Festival takes place this Friday and Saturday in Downtown Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. Beatles tribute band BritBeat is the headliner, with a wide range of other musical acts and over 100 venders also on tap. The festival is free to attend.

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Thursday, September 5, 2013
Good Ol' Freda then and now

In 1962, a skinny Liverpudlian lass was hired by Brian Epstein to work as a secretary in his store. The story of that courageous, smart and honest young woman, Freda Kelly, is being told in a brand new film out this week called "Good Ol' Freda!" And this is one movie you'll not want to miss, even if you have to drive a bit to see it.

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Thursday, July 18, 2013
Freda Kelly talks about Good Ole Freda on Beatles radio show

Freda Kelly who served as the Official Beatles Fan Club Secretary will be the featured guest on The John Lennon Hour on Beatles-A-Rama Radio this Sunday night. She'll give an hour interview about her time working with John, Paul, George, Ringo, and Brian Epstein and will speak candidly about some of her memories of those days.

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Thursday, June 20, 2013
Beatles-world publicist publishes book on inner peace

Jennifer Vanderslice, who represents Beatles artist Shannon, and Beatles authors Garry Berman, Lanea Stagg, and Jude Southerland Kessler, recently set out on her own "trip to India" in search of peace, and she has written an e-book about the experience called Journey Down the Abbey Road, now available as a free download on Amazon.

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Friday, April 19, 2013
Beatles expert and author to be interviewed on Australian radio

Jude Southerland Kessler will be featured on "Overnights" on ABC Sydney radio in Australia this Saturday talking about the making of the Beatles' Please Please Me. Kessler has spent over 27 years researching John Lennon and The Beatles for her nine book series on Lennon, making her a worldwide expert on all things Beatles.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Louisiana Beatles fans raise money on St. Paddy's Day

Saturday night hundreds of Beatles fans from North Louisiana gathered at Enoch's Irish Pub in Monroe, LA, home of the "longest running John Lennon Birthday Party in America," to host a jam session to raise funds for the St. Vincent de Paul Pharmacy that provides medicine for those who can't otherwise pay for their critical medical needs.

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Monday, February 18, 2013
Distinguished Louisiana lithographer to illustrate Lennon biography

Enoch Doyle Jeter, Instructor in Fine Arts Printmaking at the University Of Louisiana at Monroe has produced a series of 14 original lithographs expressly for Jude Southerland Kessler's new work on John Lennon, She Loves You, the third volume in The John Lennon Series, covering Lennon's life from May 1963 to August 1964.

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