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Weekend of Beatles activities to highlight Beatles symposium in Mississippi

GRAMMY Museum(R) Mississippi and Delta State University will present the Beatles 2016: From Cavern to Candlestick Symposium on Friday and Saturday, April 1 - 2, 2016 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, including discussions with noted Beatles historians, live music, recipe classes, and a special screening of Good Ol' Freda, which documents Freda Kelly, former head of the Beatles Fan Club (who will also be in attendance).

Symposium presenters Ivor Davis and Freda Kelly

In addition to Ms. Kelly, headlining the weekend are distinguished Beatles authors Ivor Davis and Jude Southerland Kessler.

Ivor Davis is the author of The Beatles and Me on Tour. Davis was the only journalist to complete the entire North American Tour with The Beatles in 1964, and he was present when The Beatles met Elvis months later. He was also the ghost writer for George Harrison for the Daily Express.

Jude Southerland Kessler is the foremost expert on John Lennon and the author of The John Lennon Series - an outlined nine volume work covering the life of the man who formed The Beatles. She has published the first three books in this series and is currently researching and writing Volume 4.

"A symposium, which attracts smaller, intimate crowds, is the ideal setting for really getting to know Beatles notables such as Freda Kelly and Ivor Davis," says Jude Kessler, co-chair of the event. "This is a rare and wonderful opportunity for any devoted Beatles fan."

Other renowned Beatles authors and experts participating in the Symposium include Bruce Spizer, Dr. Candy Leonard, Dr. Kit O'Toole, Lanea Stagg, and Anthony Robustelli, and featured artists will include Enoch Doyle Jeter, Rande Kessler, and collector Ken Orth. Live music will be provided Saturday night by The Lonely Peppers, an acclaimed Beatles tribute band that hails from Louisiana.

Symposium attendees are also invited to join the presenters on any of the following extracurricular outings on Friday, April 1, at their own cost, including Morning tour of Dockery Farms, the historic home of Delta Blues, lunch at The Senator's Place cafe, and an evening outing to the Ground Zero Blues Club, owned by Morgan Freeman.

Tickets to the Beatles 2016: From The Cavern to Candlestick symposium are $30 for all presentations plus $10 for the Beatles tribute concert with The Lonely Peppers. To purchase tickets and for event times and info, visit www.grammymuseumms.org.

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Published March 28, 2016

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