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Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Beatles fans can now enter Strawberry Fields

Strawberry Fields Honorary President Julia Baird, John Lennon's sister, recently gave an impassioned presentation asking Beatles fans to come visit and support the new Strawberry Fields center that is opening to the public on September 14, at the 2019 International Beatleweek in the Adelphi Hotel main ballroom.
Monday, September 2, 2019
2019 BeatleWeek rooftop concert rocks Liverpool

For a Beatles fan, attending a recreation of the Beatles last public rooftop concert from atop of a building in Liverpool is dream come true. The recent Monday night concert last week was a once in a lifetime experience, at the Shankly Hotel in downtown Liverpool with the Royal Liver building in the background.
Beatles expert Bruce Spizer to release new book at Beatles at the Ridge

Respected Beatles historian and author, Bruce Spizer, recently announced the imminent release of his 11th book on The Beatles, The Beatles Get Back to Abbey Road, a 50th Anniversary celebration. On Friday, September 20, Spizer will be honored with a Book Release Party during Beatles at the Ridge in Walnut Ridge.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
New Beatles author to close Beatles at Ridge Symposium

Terry Crain, author of the new book, NEMS and The Business of Selling Beatles Merchandise in the U.S. 1964-1966, has been selected as the Grand Finale Speaker for the Beatles at the Ridge Symposium in Walnut Ridge, AR, Sept. 20-21. This free two-day festival and symposium will focus on the theme of Beatles Memorabilia.
Friday, June 21, 2019
Beatles festival Meet and Greet to feature Beatles poet, artist, and musician

On Friday, September 20, Beatles at the Ridge will host its 6th Annual "Meet and Greet" Party where attendees may meet the guest speakers, authors, artists, poets, musicians, craftsmen, and vendors who will make the weekend so special. Refreshments are provided, door prizes are given, and attendance is free.
Friday, May 17, 2019
Beatles podcast to host live Beatles at the Ridge show

The knowledgeable and vivacious podcast duo of Allison Boron and Erika White, "BC The Beatles," will be front and center at Beatles at the Ridge's 7th Annual Symposium, Sept. 20-21, 2019. They will be interviewing the event's featured guests and host a "live on-air" podcast directly from The Studio, Main Street, Walnut Ridge.
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Beatles symposium to host new Beatles author

Beatles at the Ridge is proud to welcome author Patricia Gallo-Stenman to their 2019 Symposium line-up. Stenman was selected as a teen reporter on the Fab Four during the 1960s in her local Philadelphia area, and in her 25-year career as a journalist, has written about The Beatles for Discover and The Sunday Bulletin Magazine.
Monday, February 25, 2019
Beatles at the Ridge headliners Say the Word

On September 20-21, Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, will play host to the 7th Annual Beatles at the Ridge Symposium, this year celebrating "Beatles Memorabilia and Collectibles." Authors Jim Berkenstadt, Ken Orth and Art Schreiber will share rare collectibles and information on their work and Beatles experiences.
Monday, January 28, 2019
Beatles at the Ridge 2019 symposium speakers selected

John Lennon expert and biographer, Jude Southerland Kessler, and Recipe Records Series cookbook author Lanea Stagg announce the Beatles at the Ridge guest speakers for the Beatles Authors and Artists Symposium on September 20-21, 2019. The Symposium serves as the educational component for the two-day music festival.
Monday, October 8, 2018
Mr. Spock goes Across the Universe

At New York Comic Con on Saturday, Star Trek fans got their first look at Ethan Peck as Spock in the second season of Star Trek: Discovery on CBS All Access. Fans were surprised to see this glimpse of the new Spock, who can be seen inexplicably wearing a beard, reminiscent the beards the Beatles had in Let it Be.
Monday, September 10, 2018
Music expert and author Kit O'Toole to close Beatles symposium

Beatles at The Ridge favorite Dr. Kit O'Toole will be The Grand Finale Speaker at the Authors and Artists Symposium this Saturday, September 15 in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. Those who plan to hear her speak in The Studio on Main Street this year will also be treated to a Book Preview Party in her honor following her talk.
Friday, August 31, 2018
2018 Liverpool International BeatleWeek was a fantastic seven days

Highlights of the 2018 Liverpool International BeatleWeek included something for everyone, from Beatles' VIP Guest Speakers Patti Boyd, the 75th Birthday celebration of George Harrison, a London Westend Musical Choir, the Analogues band making history by playing the complete White Band, to a "Scousechella" and much more.
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Jude Southerland Kessler releases Volume IV in the John Lennon Series

Jude Southerland Kessler, the world's foremost expert on the life of John Lennon and author of The John Lennon Series, an outlined nine-volume narrative history covering the story of the man who formed the Beatles, has just released her fourth installment, Should Have Known Better, which covers the year 1964.
Tony Bramwell reveals why John Lennon called him Measles

Beatles insider Tony Bramwell entertained a packed audience with his stories about the many years he spent with the Beatles during a discussion with Beatles author Mark Lewisohn at the recent Liverpool Beatleweek convention. As a five year old, Tony became a friend of George Harrison and Paul McCartney who both went to the same school.
Friday, August 24, 2018
Champagne Wishes and Beatles Dreams

Robin Leach, English entertainment reporter, famous for being the host of "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," passed away this morning in Las Vegas. He was a big Beatles fan, and part of their inner circle in the early days of Beatlemania, having worked with their friend Derk Taylor, and was in NY for the Beatles' first appearance on Ed Sullivan.
Liverpool film maker and author to be featured at Beatles at the Ridge

2018 Beatles at the Ridge Featured Artist Dave Bedford is perhaps best known for his incredible books on The Beatles. In fact, he will be releasing his latest volume, "Finding the Fourth Beatle," at a free-to-the-public Book Launch Party at Beatles at the Ridge. Also, his film "Looking for Lennon" will be shown at the festival.
Friday, July 27, 2018
Beatles at Ridge 2018 to kick off with Lennon concert

In 2017, singer/songwriter Alan Bernhoft packed The Studio on Main Street, Walnut Ridge, as he kicked off the Beatles at the Ridge "Authors and Artists Symposium" for a rollicking John Lennon concert! This year, he's back, and the talented Lennon impersonator has brand new surprises in store for his free concert.
Monday, July 16, 2018
Noted authors to co-chair 2018 Beatles at the Ridge Symposium

In its sixth year celebrating 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 September 14-15, 2018 event. And at the helm this year are symposium co-chairs Jude Southerland Kessler and Lanea Stagg.
Friday, June 8, 2018
Pepper Effect combines the spirit of the Beatles with the classroom

Long-time school educator and self-proclaimed Beatles fanatic, Sean Gaillard, has just released The Pepper Effect, a new book about how the band's secrets to success and creative collaboration can be applied not only in schools, but to life, and help educators transform a schoolhouse into a masterpiece as The Beatles did.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Memphis teen music star to shine at Beatles Symposium

Musician Cameron Hicks, who is only 16, will be returning to Beatles at the Ridge's Authors and Artists Symposium in September for the third time as a guest presenter. An integral part of the Symposium, Cameron will be performing Beatles tunes several times during the busy weekend in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Beatles poet to speak at Beatles symposium

Terri Whitney, fondly known in The Beatles World as "The Rockin' Rhymer," is the author of a Beatles poetry book called "Any Rhyme At All." In a new interview, Terri talks about what she will be doing at the Beatles at the Ridge symposium, her early inspirations, the Beatles as poets and the poetry in the Beatles' lyrics.
Monday, February 19, 2018
Former fan club president to address Beatles symposium

Marti Edwards will make her first appearance as a Guest Author at award-winning Beatles at the Ridge in September. In 1964, Marti founded and became the President of the Chicagoland Beatles Fan Club, and also spearheaded a movement to present a lovely token of the club's appreciation to The Beatles in person.
Author releases Volume 2 of Beatles Recording Reference Manual

Musician, recording engineer and producer Jerry Hammack has just released volume 2 of The Beatles Recording Reference Manual - a book that reveals the secrets behind the recording of some of the band's most famous albums. It is an essential companion for any Beatles fan, scholar, student, or music professional.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Beatles at the Ridge Festival wins AFEA Gold Award

Beatles at the Ridge, an annual volunteer-run and free-to-attend festival in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, has just been named Festival of the Year by the Arkansas Festival and Events Association. Over 40 entries were received by AFEA for their awards, each being judged based on festival idea, media, security, publicity, and creativity.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Noted author and researcher to appear at Beatles Symposium

The first in a series of revealing interviews with the presenters for the 2018 Authors and Artists Symposium for Beatles at the Ridge. Jude Southerland Kessler, author of The John Lennon Series, interviews author and educator, Sara Schmidt about her upcoming return appearance at The Ridge, her presentation and her current work.




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