SiriusXM told Beatles Examiner Wednesday it is giving some lucky Paul McCartney fan a chance to win two tickets to his Out There! tour concert at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., on July 12.
The grand prize winner will receive a trip for two to Washington, D.C., including transportation and hotel accommodations, two tickets to the concert and a copy of the former Beatle’s “Wings over America” reissue on both CD and vinyl.
Twenty runner-ups will also receive the “Wings over America” CD. No purchase is necessary to win. To enter, go to http://www.siriusxm.com/paulmccartney.
LENNON TRIBUTE: Theatre Within, the grassroots non-profit behind the Annual John Lennon Tribute in New York City, announced Wednesday that it will present “Remembering John Lennon: An Evening of Music & Memories With Those Who Knew & Worked With John” Sept. 12 at City Winery in New York City. Rock photographer Bob Gruen, “Double Fantasy” producer Jack Douglas and disc jockey Dennis Elsas will share their personal experiences with Lennon. Singer Bettye LaVette will also perform. Tribute creator and senior Editor of MAD Magazine Joe Raiola will host the event.
Proceeds will benefit “Friends of the Annual John Lennon Tribute,” a new fundraising initiative to support the annual Lennon tribute which takes place in December. Tickets are available online at www.LennonTribute.org, by phone at (212) 608-0555, ext 713 and at the City Winery Box Office, 155 Varick St. in New York City.
‘ELVIS AND US’ EXTENDED: The “Elvis and Us” exhibit at Liverpool’s the Beatles Story will run a year longer than planned and include additional artifacts, the museum announced on Monday.
Graceland’s official curator Angie Marchese arrived in Liverpool this week with Elvis’ 1965 Gretzch Country Gentlemen Guitar and his white tunic suit, both used during his 1969 Las Vegas comeback shows at The International Hotel in Las Vegas.
The exhibit, co-curated by Graceland and the Beatles Story also includes the pool table that Ringo Starr and Elvis played on and items from Elvis’ childhood.
McCARTNEY PROCLAMATION: When Paul McCartney’s Out There! Tour stopped in Tulsa, Okla., in May, Gov. Mary Fallin declared May 29 as Paul McCartney Day in the state. The text of that proclamation, signed by Fallin and Secretary of State Larry V. Parman, was sent out this week.
It read, “Whereas Paul McCartney is the most successful composers and recording artist of all time, whereas Paul McCartney has sold over 1000 million albums and 100 million singles, whereas Paul McCartney has been a true philanthropist promoting international charities relating to causes such as animal rights, poverty and music education, and whereas Paul McCartney’s performance in Tulsa will kick off the BOK Center’s fifth anniversary celebration, now therefore I, Mary Fallin, governor of the state of Oklahoma, do hereby proclaim May 29, 2013 as ‘Paul McCartney Day’ in the State of Oklahoma. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Oklahoma to be affixed. Done at the Capitol in the City of Oklahoma this 4th day of April in the year of Our Lord 2013 and of the state of Oklahoma in the 105th year.”
NUTOPIANS DATES: The Nutopians, who have released two great CDs with their interpretations of John Lennon songs including “Lennon Re-Imagined,” will perform at 8 p.m. July 5 and 6 at the Guthrie Center in Great Barrington, Mass., and 8 p.m. July 7 at Jonathan’s Ogunquit Restaurant in Ogunquit, Maine. The shows will feature 16-year-old Maggie Coffin, who performed at Yoko Ono’s request at the recent WhyHunger award dinner honoring her. Tickets are available from the venues.
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