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‘A Tribute to The Beatles’ comes to Durango

By Indiana Reed
Special to The PREVIEW

Hard-Days-NightCelebrating the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ first arrival in New York City in 1964, “Yesterday — A Tribute to The Beatles,” will take the stage at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m.

Offering a live and spirited journey of the revolutionary sounds that introduced the first wave of British rock music to the American audience, Yesterday performs The Beatles original hits and covers the Fab Four loved to perform with spot-on accuracy. Complete with vintage video and authentic accents, costumes and instruments, Yesterday takes its audience on a rousing tour from Liverpool’s Cavern Club, the Ed Sullivan show, the historic Hollywood Bowl and Shea Stadium performances, into the Sgt. Pepper era with “Walrus,” “Come Together,” “Revolution” and beyond.

Founded by John Lennon impersonator Don Bellezzo, Yesterday tours internationally, performing on five continents, including numerous U.S. military bases. The group is the resident Beatles Show Band for the Las Vegas-based “Legends in Concert,” the world’s premier and longest-running tribute show, and for three years presented its own critically acclaimed production, “The British Are Coming!” to standing-room only audiences at The Tropicana Hotel and Casino’s Liverpool Club Theatre in Atlantic City, N.J. The group is also featured on the video at McCarran International Airport with other celebrities welcoming all to the “Entertainment Capitol of the World … Las Vegas.”

Yesterday performed at the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C., invited by the U.S. Postal Service to entertain at the unveiling of the “Yellow Submarine” postage stamp.

View performance videos of “Yesterday — A Tribute to the Beatles” at www.youtube.com/yesterdaybeatlestrib.

Tickets for “Yesterday — A Tribute to the Beatles” ($18/$28) are available online at www.durangoconcerts.com, call 247-7657, or visit the ticket office inside the Durango Welcome Center at 8th Street and Main Avenue, downtown Durango.

Showtime is 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m. On show day, the box office at the Concert Hall will be open one hour prior to curtain and remain open through intermission.

This story was posted on February 6, 2014.