Jul 23, 2015 04:00PM ● Published by Melissa Lauren
Fun Factoid: According to Legend, A Teenager in Maryland Started Beatlemania in the U.S.According to legend, Beatlemania taking off in the U.S. can be largely attributed to a 15-year-old Marylander named, Marsha Albert. After seeing a news segment about the band, Albert called a local radio station in Washington, D.C., and asked, “Why can’t we have music like that here in America?” The DJ then tracked down a copy of "I Want To Hold Your Hand," and the station playing the record caused demand to skyrocket and other stations to play The Beatles as well. Worth noting: A DJ named, Dick Biondi attempted to make The Beatles "happen" by playing them on stations in both Chicago and Los Angeles but the songs didn't take off in either city.
The Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles' songs, the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing. This incredible stage show includes three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles ever-changing career. This loving tribute to The Beatles has amazed audiences all over the world, including Japan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, The United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, and Brazil. Assigned seating available on a first come, first served basis.
Pillowbook (Adrian Bond and Joanne Juskus), along with Gary Wright, Leah Weiss and Jonathan Stone present a fun evening of all Beatles music! Don’t miss some of the best local musicians with serious chops – they are sure to transport you to the center of The Beatles Universe with their show!
P.S. I Love You Fun Factoid: Twist and Shout was released in July of 1963. Watch this melodic montage of The Beatles performing the hit here.
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If Angie Stone had her way, she'd sit down next to every single one of her fans and pour out her heart and soul to them. Stone has been handsomely rewarded for her distinct artistry; GRAMMY Award nominations, two Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, and four Top 10 R&B albums (The Art of Love & War charted at #1). With her latest album, Rich Girl¸ the Neo-Soul Songwriter has delivered a powerfully intimate collection of songs that wrap themselves around you like a warm embrace full of love and compassion, strength and wit.
This event is just A Stone’s Throw Away! Look for this logo in What’s Up? Magazine’s Out and About section. A Stone’s Throw event may not be in your backyard but we think it is just close enough and way cool – so cool in fact, you won’t want to pass it up!
The Chincoteague Wild Pony Swim is Wednesday at 9 a.m. although the exact time is determined the day before the event (due to tidal conditions). During the pony swim, visitors wait along what many say is a "very crowded" shoreline. During the brief three minute pony swim event, the wild horses swim across the Assateague Channel when the tide is “slack calm” so the young ponies, which are born during spring or early summer, are safe from any strong currents. After the pony swim, visitors can attend the Chincoteague Carnival. There will also be an auction that benefits the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.
Enjoy food, rides, and games to benefit the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department. And that’s not all! There will be two nights of fireworks on Sunday, July 26th and Sunday, August 1st at dusk.
There is something for everyone at the Cecil County Fair. Highlights include the carnival midway, demolition derby, tractor and truck pulls, a professionally-sanctioned rodeo, and shows. There are also many competitions for 4-H youth and the public. Try the pie eating contest, cow chip toss, hay bale toss, big wheel race, 5-K run/walk, and more! The Cecil County Fair’s mission is to celebrate agricultural heritage and provide opportunities for children and adults to explore today’s agriculture.
The museum presents its Annual Members’ Exhibition. This exceptional tradition represents the best of the region’s artists.
Since forming in 1995, Mississippi Rock quintet, 3 Doors Down has sold more than 16 million albums worldwide, garnered three GRAMMY nominations, two American Music Awards, and five BMI Pop Awards for songwriting, including BMI’s coveted "Songwriter of the Year" award. Originally from South Africa, Seether embraces a brand of heavy metal mostly associated with the post-grunge era of Alternative music, complete with crunchy distortion and brooding textures. We Are Harlot is a Los Angeles-based Hard Rock group that draws inspiration from classic '80s Pop Metal and Vintage Hard Rock greats like Van Halen, Aerosmith, Def Leppard, and Kiss. Tickets start at $30. VIP package is $510.
Root for D.C. United as they take on Philadelphia this Sunday!
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