Beatlemania

It is time to start a “Revolution” as Yesterday: A Tribute to the Beatles rolls into town on Saturday, January 26.

By: Value News | Category: Other | Issue: December 2007

Yesterday: A Tribute to the Beatles will make an appearance in Broken Arrow as part of the BA Arts Council’s Encore Series.

It is time to start a “Revolution” as Yesterday: A Tribute to the Beatles rolls into town on Saturday, January 26. As a part of the Broken Arrow Arts and Humanities Council’s Encore Series, the show will take place at the North Intermediate High School Auditorium, located at 808 S. College in Broken Arrow. Doors will open at 7 p.m., and the show is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are only $10. With the holidays quickly approaching, tickets to the show can be the perfect gift or stocking stuffer for anyone who loves the Beatles.

Yesterday: A Tribute to the Beatles is a unique experience for people of all ages. Four talented and uncanny men take the stage early on as the Beatles from the Ed Sullivan, “mop top” period early in their career. They rock out such hits as “Help!” and “I Saw Her Standing There,” taking the crowd on a mystery tour from 1964 to 1966. After intermission, the foursome morphs into the psychedelic Fab Four from 1967. They will recreate such songs as “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” as well as those from “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” a hit album.

With colorful outfits and stage presence to match, Yesterday takes it one step higher than most tribute bands. The four men back up their claim as the “number one Beatles tribute band in the world.”

“The Beatles are cross-generational,” says Adam J. Foreman, Broken Arrow Arts Council president. “I know everyone, whether five or 105 years old, can relate to the music of the Beatles and take something with them. They are the greatest rock band of all time, and their staying power continues to amaze audiences worldwide. This will be a show Broken Arrow will never forget.”

Yesterday: A Tribute to the Beatles performs hit songs from the “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album.

Yesterday has been performing and touring nationally and internationally as the Beatles since 1986. The tribute band has been featured on numerous radio and television stations, as well as in such national magazines as Rolling Stone. Yesterday has even performed at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., for the unveiling of the “Yellow Submarine” postage stamp.

Yesterday is the resident Beatles show band for “Legends in Concert,” the world’s premier and longest-running tribute show at the Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The foursome has shared the stage with many artists throughout their career, including Tommy James, Davey Jones, Johnny Rivers, America, Chicago, Lovin’ Spoonful and The Byrds.

The four men who make this dream come alive are Don Bellezzo, who performs as John Lennon, Todd Rainey as Paul McCartney, Glenn McCallum as George Harrison, as well as Bobby Potter, who performs as Ringo Starr. Yesterday even sticks around after each show to meet fans, chat and sign autographs.

Yesterday will perform as a part of the Broken Arrow Arts Council’s Encore Series. The 2007-2008 series will wrap up on April 11, 2008, with the Dixieland sounds of the River City Ramblers. Their performance will also be held at the North Intermediate High School Auditorium in Broken Arrow. Tickets to the show are $10 and are available at the four Arkansas Valley State Bank locations: downtown Broken Arrow; 121st and Elm in Broken Arrow; 51st and Mingo in Tulsa; and the newest location next to Bass Pro Shops. Tickets are also available at Arrow Flowers, located at 213 S. Main in downtown Broken Arrow.

The Encore Series is put on annually to promote the arts through musical and theatre presentations. Through the series, the Broken Arrow Arts Council hopes to further develop its mission of creating an awareness of and encouraging arts within the community. Sponsors for the Encore Series include the Oklahoma Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Windstream Communications, Arkansas Valley State Bank, Public Service Company of Oklahoma and MidFirst Bank.

For more information about the Encore Series or the Broken Arrow Arts Council, visit www.artsba.org or call (918) 259-4300, extensions 258 or 244. To learn more about Yesterday: A Tribute to the Beatles, visit the Fab Four online at www.legendsofyesterday.com.

For more information, contact

Broken Arrow Arts Council

123 N. Main St., Broken Arrow, OK 74012(918) 259-4300 www.artsba.org


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