The Beatles 50th Anniversary Week of September 5-14 will also include:
- Introduction of DiCesare’s new book, “Hard Days, Hard Nights,” a revealing memoir of his more than 40 years as a rock concert and entertainment promoter that includes the story of how the Beatles came to Pittsburgh and close encounters with infamous performers like Janis Joplin, Black Sabbath, The Who, Alice Cooper, The Rolling Stones, The Jackson Five, Sonny and Cher, Three Dog Night, and Sha Na Na. “Hard Days, Hard Nights” is available for pre-sale on Amazon.com
An education symposium hosted by Point Park University on Saturday, September 6th from 1pm to 4pm. The symposium will include a panel of music experts who will present and discuss the Beatles impact on American music and culture. The Symposium is free and open to the public.
- The Beatles Rock Art Show, a traveling art exhibit featuring over 150 framed drawings and paintings, animation cels, album art and other authentic art forms from rock artists including McCartney and Starr, will be on display September 5, 6, and 7. The art show will also feature Ron Campbell, an artist and animator of the motion picture Yellow Submarine and the Beatles cartoon series. Art viewings are free and open to the public.
- A Beatles film festival including “Help,” “A Hard Day’s Night,” “Yellow Submarine,” and “The Girl Can’t Help It.”
A one-hour documentary on how the Beatles played Pittsburgh entitled, “Betting The House: The Day The Beatles Played Pittsburgh,” will air Saturday, August 30 from 7pm to 8pm on KDKA Television. The program will feature DiCeasare’s story of how he borrowed $5,000 from his father that gave him the money to finance the concert as well as his recollection of events leading up to and including the day of the concert. The documentary, created and produced by New Perspective Productions, will also include archival footage, interviews with KQV Radio disc jockeys Chuck Brinkman and Dex Allen who introduced the band, stage hand Bob Miller who set up the stage for the performance, WDVE Radio Disc Jockey Sean McDowell who’s late father Al, a reporter at KDKA Television, met the Beatles at Pittsburgh International Airport, and other Pittsburghers who will recount their memories of the Beatles and their only stay in Pittsburgh.
To order tickets to the Relive The Beatles ’64 Concert please go Online at TrustArts.org or call 412 456 6666.
To pre order the book “Hard Days, Hard Nights,” please go to: http://amzn.to/1lyNbns
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