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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.
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Beatles author Kit O'Toole debuts Key Notes brand

Renowned writer and music journalist, Dr. Kit O'Toole, author of "Songs We Were Singing: Guided Tours Through the Beatles' Lesser-Known Tracks," is launching a new brand for her business called, "Kit O'Toole's Key Notes." The update will include a revised website, logo, and an enhanced direction for her presentations.
Friday, November 3, 2017
New Beatles book is a Rosetta Stone to their hit recordings

Musician, recording engineer and producer Jerry Hammack has released The Beatles Recording Reference Manual, a new book that reveals the secrets behind the recording of the band's first four albums, the first of a four-volume set. Long mired in myth and confusion, this is the story of how The Beatles recorded their classic hits.
Monday, October 16, 2017
Beatles music scholar debuts new Flip Side Beatles book and brand

Full-time Beatles music scholar and author Aaron Krerowicz has just released his sixth book, Flip Side Beatles, in a departure from his typical style of publication. It features two of Krerowicz's musical analysis presentations in a unique book form, one on the first side, and the other on the "flip side".
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.
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.
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Liverpool is the Fifth Beatle says Geoff Baker

At Liverpool BeatleWeek, Geoff Baker said that Liverpool is the Fifth Beatle, because his favorite Paul McCartney concerts both took place in Liverpool. Geoff was in conversation with author Mark Lewisohn at the recent International BeatleWeek last August 27, at the Liverpool Adelphi hotel, before a standing room only audience.
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.
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)".
Friday, September 1, 2017
The recording engineer who told off the Beatles

Ken Scott, who worked with the Beatles as a Recording Engineer at EMI, for the first time shared stories of his work on Magical Mystery Tour and the White Album at the recent International BeatleWeek convention. He told the audience how one time he had to yell at the Beatles to shut up, because he couldn't hear the tape he was editing.




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