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FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2004

The music of the Beatles keys up memories of an era of social and political unrest.

A time when man first ventured into space, troops were ordered into Vietnam, and the U.S. blockaded Cuba and forced the removal of Soviet missiles.

BeatleMania Now seeks to recapture in all of its splendor the prevailing sound of arguably the most turbulent decade in recent memory.

The tribute band appears Saturday at 7 p.m. and again at 9:30 p.m. at Northern Quest Casino. Tickets are $30 ($25 for Camas Club members), available through TicketsWest outlets (325-SEAT, 800-325-SEAT, www.ticketswest.com).

One of the most popular Beatles tribute bands on the road and as seen on Broadway, BeatleMania Now chronicles The Beatles catalog from its 1964 U.S. debut explosion on The Ed Sullivan Show to the finale of “Let It Be” in 1970.

And the group does so by incorporating into its show the look and spirit of The Beatles with four costume changes, while performing 35 songs in a two-hour set.

The show starts with the Moptops’ pop hits that took the world by storm, such as “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and “She Loves You.” Then the sound begins to change, exploring experimentation with the reflective “Yesterday” and “Eleanor Rigby,” as well as highlighting the messages that flow in “We Can Work It Out” and “Nowhere Man.”

Then the tribute goes psychedelic with songs like “A Day in the Life,” “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” and “Penny Lane.” Songs such as “The Fool On the Hill” and “Got To Get You Into My Life” take an introspective turn into anthems “Come Together,” “With A Little Help From My Friends” and “All You Need Is Love.”

A smash on Broadway and a sell-out show from Los Angeles to Tokyo, BeatleMania Now recreates timeless music that resonates with images of a changing world.

National Guard troops in Ohio fired on a crowd of anti-war demonstrators at Kent State University, killing four who were protesting the U.S. invasion of Cambodia. And the Beatles led a generation in cries for “Revolution.”


 

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