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2nd Annual Concert Tribute to the Beatles in Toronto on Friday
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Thursday, 09/01/11 7:37 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

The 2nd Annual Twist & Shout: Concert Tribute to the Beatles takes place tomorrow, Friday, September 2, at Hugh's Room in Toronto.

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This year's tribute concert will feature very special guest Gurf Morlix. Gurf is the legendary Producer, Guitar Player, Singer/Songwriter, who has worked with Lucinda Williams, Tom Russell, Jerry Lee Lewis, Guy Clark, Emmy Lou Harris and hundreds more. He's coming to Toronto for the show all the way from Austin, Texas.

This show will sell out, so reserve your tickets by calling 416-531-6604. For more information, visit www.hughsroom.com.

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New Julian Lennon single now on YouTube
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Tuesday, 08/16/11 6:55 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

Julian Lennon's New Single "Lookin 4 Luv" from the forthcoming album/CD "Everything Changes" can now be heard on YouTube.

The new Julian Lennon Album/CD entitled "Everything Changes" will be released On October 4, 2011, on indie label Music From Another Room.

Thanks to Dean Wien.

Tickets now on sale for Paul McCartney ballet world premiere
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Tuesday, 08/16/11 6:29 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

Sir Paul McCartney's first ballet score, "Ocean's Kingdom," with choreography by Peter Martins, will have its world premiere at the New York City Ballet on September 22, 2011, at Lincoln Center in New York City.

Fashion designer Stella McCartney, Sir Paul's daughter, designed the costumes for this ballet. This is New York City Ballet's fall gala and Sir Paul will be attending this historic event.

Tickets are now on sale. Only a few tickets to the world premiere performance on September 22 are still available. Ticket prices for the four following performances range from $149 to $29 per ticket for groups of 15 or more.

For more ticket information, visit the New York City Ballet website.

Win tickets for Los Angeles Magical History Tour
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Friday, 08/05/11 6:37 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

K-EARTH 101 is giving away tickets to Beatles news reporter Gillian Lomax's "A Magical History Tour" - A Beatles tour of Los Angeles. It's a special event for the listeners taking place Saturday August 13th at 9AM. Listeners will be taken on a 4 hour tour around Los Angeles to over 25 Beatles sites from Santa Monica to Hollywood.

Gillian Lomax

For a chance to win a pair of tickets to the tour, listen to the morning show on K-EARTH 101 this Monday through Wednesday from 6 - 9AM. There is also a pair of tickets given away in a random drawing from the "All Access Club" on the website at www.kearth101.com.

No place in the U.S. has as much combined Beatles history as Los Angeles, and Gillian has spent a lot of time researching her tour. The tour stops at several important sites, and she narrates about the various locations as she drives.

For more information about Gillian's Los Angeles Beatles tour, check out www.amagicalhistorytour.com.

Very special John Lennon show in final month in Los Angeles
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Thursday, 08/04/11 6:33 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

It's as if John Lennon was given a second chance to come back and share his life with his fans. And now it's your last chance to see a truly unforgettable show.

Just Imagine, starring Tim Piper, will be making its final 14 performances in Los Angeles, closing later this month on August 28.

In Just Imagine, Tim Piper, who has been performing as John Lennon nationally and then internationally since 1989, brings John to life. In the show, John Lennon tells you about his life with and after the Beatles with his words and music, backed by a great group of musicians called Working Class Hero. The show is not a tribute band concert, it's very special one-on-one John Lennon experience.

Just Imagine is performed at the Hayworth Theater on Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 pm, and Sundays at 3 pm. For tickets, call 323-960-4442, or visit www.plays411.com/justimagine.

For more about the show, you can read my review here.

New James McCartney EP now available for pre-order
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Monday, 08/01/11 7:54 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

The New EP by James McCartney, produced by David Kahne and Paul McCartney, is now available for pre-order with special content exclusively at iTunes starting today, August 1. Worldwide Release of the EP will be on MaybeNot/Engine Company Records at the end of this month, on August 30th, 2011.

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The release and international success of James McCartney's debut EP, Available Light, introduced a talented singer-songwriter and his music to the world. Now, James McCartney embarks on the second phase of that introduction with Available Light's counterpart: Close At Hand.

"There is only one thing to do with high expectations, and that is meet them," says McCartney. "I wanted to follow Available Light with something that showed a progression...that had an even deeper meaning, both spiritually and musically."

You can read the full story about the EP here. Watch the Official Close At Hand YouTube trailer here.

London Beatles Day this Sunday
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Wednesday, 07/06/11 7:30 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

The Summer London Beatles Day takes place this weekend, Sunday, 10 July at the usual venue, the now rebranded superb 4 star Doubletree Hilton Hotel (formerly the Bonnington & Park Inn Hotel) at their newly refurbished Ground floor convention centre.

There will be a top selection of Beatles Dealers, with amazing selection of everything Beatles from Badges to Signed Albums and Rare Memorabilia. They will also have for this show a special Beatles Authors Forum where four authors of recently published Beatles books will talk about their books and answer fan questions in detail. This is your chance to quiz the experts on that fab four fact you were unsure of and purchase a dedicated signed copy of the book.

There will be a licensed bar, cafe and cooked food and snacks offered on site, easy ground floor access for disabled people, remember there is no congestion charge in London on Sundays, free street parking nearby, easy walking distance to the Oxford Street.

First held in 1990, London Beatles Day attracts some of the country's leading dealers, and fans from across the world. The convention caters for anyone looking to buy, sell or trade items connected to the Fab Four, or those who just want to meet fellow enthusiasts.

The Doubletree Hilton West End is located on Southampton Row, London WC1B 4BH. Doors open at 10 am to 4:30 pm.

Come and support the only London Beatles Day organised by fans for fans, it's always a great day out with like minded Beatles people.

Paul McCartney does private HP gig
[Posted by Katie Hickox on Friday, 06/10/11 5:14 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

9500 lucky guests got to hear Paul McCartney perform at last night's private concert sponsored by HP, HP Discover Global Sponsors Microsoft and SAP for this week's annual HP Discover 2011 enterprise tech conference in Las Vegas. HP recently launched Paul McCartney's private cloud-based media library.

Security was extra tight and no extra tickets were available for purchase or resale, registration for the full conference was required, along with bringing one's conference name badge, and picking up one's ticket and wrist band on Wednesday in order to gain admission to last night's private concert.

Attendees were also required to board buses to an off site undisclosed location. The concert was held at the MGM Grand, since Paul is playing there tonight to a sold out show.

See HP Discover 2011 for more info.

Paul McCartney wows the audience at Love 5th anniversary
[Posted by Katie Hickox on Thursday, 06/09/11 4:03 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

Sir Paul McCartney made an unexpected appearance on the stage after the Cirque du Soleil's LOVE show 5th anniversary ended last night and said a few words saying he has nothing but praise for the LOVE show and "how it gets better and better every year" to the wildly cheering audience.

Paul McCartney and Olivia Harrison last night at Love

Ringo was unable to attend last night's show as he is touring, but he made a special videotaped message that was played on the giant screens before the LOVE show started wishing everyone his special "peace and love" message. Yoko Ono also spoke on stage and gave credit to Olivia Harrison for her work with LOVE. Also in attendance were Sir George Martin, his wife and son Giles who traveled all the way from London, along with Dhani Harrison and Sean Lennon.

Ringo delivering his recorded message

Last night's LOVE 5th anniversary show was very special, all the stops were pulled and extra confetti streamed down both at the beginning and ending of the show. Each of the performers really went all out and put on a stellar performance. Each dancer seemed to jump a bit higher or moved with more grace, especially the roller skaters. Everything went off like clockwork. There were a few new costumes and props, and subtle changes have been made particularly to the Strawberry Fields and Day in the Life sequences.

Beatlesnews spoke with one attendee, Katie McRea, who traveled all the way from Morrison, Oklahoma to see her very first LOVE show simply because she had heard Paul was going to be in attendance. A fan of the Beatles for many years, she even naming her son "Paul" after Paul McCartney. Her favorite part of the LOVE show was sequence in which the song "Within you Without you" is played and when a huge white translucent giant sheet envelops half of the audience and it appears to have a life of its own. She loved the LOVE show and especially loved that Paul was in attendance even though she couldn't see him from her seat during the show.

The Mirage Hotel currently has on display special LOVE exhibits to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the LOVE show which can be seen walking through the lobby. Go to their website for more information about the special 5th anniversary celebration and special offers.

Man who brought the Beatles to America in NYC on Sunday
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Wednesday, 06/01/11 5:59 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

This Sunday, Rockography will be honoring Sid Bernstein, the man responsible for bringing the Beatles and the Rolling Stones to America. Sid will be in person to meet and greet with fans at the Rockography Sunday Beatles Brunch. Signed posters will also be given away throughout the day.

A legendary American music producer and promoter, Sid Bernstein changed the American music scene in the 1960s and started the British Invasion by bringing The Rolling Stones, Herman's Hermits, The Moody Blues, The Kinks and, most notably, The Beatles, to America. He was the first impresario to organize a rock concert at Carnegie Hall (with the first US performance by the Beatles) as well as the first to organize concerts at sports stadiums including Shea Stadium and Madison Square Garden.

Rockography is located at 504 6th Avenue in New York City. The Sunday Beatles Brunch takes place on Sunday, June 5th, from 12pm to 5pm. For reservations and more info, call (646) 360-4143.

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