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Beatles tribute live at Miller

Jan. 14, 2009

KALAMAZOO--The award-winning Beatles tribute concert, "Rain," debuts at Western Michigan University's Miller Auditorium at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 13-14.

In a show the Denver Post calls "the next best thing to seeing the Beatles," "Rain" boasts a repertoire of nearly 200 favorites, ranging from such beloved songs as "Yesterday" and "Hey Jude" to classic hits including "Revolution" and "Come Together."

"Rain" covers the Fab Four from their first appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show" through "Abbey Road" and "Let it Be." It is a multi-media, multi-dimensional fusion of historical footage and live performance.

For the five band members--Joey Curatolo (Paul McCartney), Joe Bithorn (George Harrison), Ralph Castelli (Ringo Starr), Steve Landes (John Lennon) and Mark Lewis (keyboards, percussion)--the music is first and foremost. For more than two decades, the cast has distinguished itself by focusing on details, always being faithful to the Beatles and aspiring to a perfect note-for-note delivery every night. All music is performed live, with no pre-recorded tapes or sequences.

"Rain" at Miller Auditorium is part of the Broadway in West Michigan Series. Tickets are on sale now and range from $25 to $47.50. They are available by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858, online at millerauditorium.com, or by visiting the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office or Epic Center Box Office in downtown Kalamazoo. Groups of 20 or more should call (269) 387-2312 for special discounts.

Media contact: Tracey Lawie (269) 387-2309, tracey.lawie@wmich.edu

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