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Shane Landers as Paul McCartney, plays the bass Saturday at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.

The Return brings Beatles music back to life

By Parker Otto | February 8, 2020

DeKALB — When the lights dimmed on the Egyptian Theatre stage, four Georgian musicians rushed on and became the iconic, Liverpudlian, mop-top Beatles.The Return, an American Beatles tribute band, performed Friday with a mix of the early hits and later...

Beatles tribute band coming to Egyptian Theatre

By Parker Otto | February 5, 2020

DeKALB — The end of The Beatles came in 1970 when Paul McCartney announced he was leaving the group, but 50 years later the music of The Beatles lives on and will be performed by The Return, an American Beatles tribute band. The show will be 7:30 p.m....

(right) Jack Malik, played by Himesh Patel, serenades Ellie, played by Lily James, in Yesterday with the titular song by The Beatles.

‘Yesterday’ reminds everyone why The Beatles are important

By Parker Otto | July 3, 2019

Many songs by The Beatles are incredibly simple but carry a great deal of charm and emotional weight. This is what made them the greatest musicians in the history of rock and roll. “Yesterday” is very similar with likable characters, magnificent sequences...

Northern Star Playlist: Covers of The Beatles

Northern Star Playlist: Covers of The Beatles

By Parker Otto | June 26, 2019

There are a select number of tasks that are absolutely impossible. Choosing a number of songs by The Beatles to recommend is one of them. The Beatles, in the 10 years they existed, constantly redefined rock and roll with 13 studio albums, six feature...

Blast From the Past: Across The Universe

By Parker Otto | May 21, 2019

Jukebox musicals are a hit or miss genre with some proving to be misses such as “Mamma Mia” or “Moulin Rouge!” and others being very entertaining including “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again” and “The Blues Brothers.” “Across the Universe”...

The Fab Four and The Stones to square off at Egyptian Theatre

The Fab Four and The Stones to square off at Egyptian Theatre

By Andrew_Howe | March 7, 2019

 The debate between the Beatles and the Rolling Stones has been going on ever since they first crossed paths on the charts 54 years ago. The argument at the time, and one that still persists, was that the Beatles were a pop group and the Stones were...

Gary Wenstrup, adjunct professor, answers audience questions at the DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Lecturer explores musical significance of Motown Studios

By Sophia Mullowney | February 3, 2019

DeKALB — Residents gathered at the DeKalb Library to learn about the music of Motown Studios and sample a variety of hits released through the 1960s and 1970s during Motown: Music that Moved the World.The event was hosted Saturday at the DeKalb Public...

Liverpool Legends bring Beatles’ spirit

By Sam Malone | November 6, 2017

For one night and one night only, Beatlemania returned to DeKalb as Beatles tribute band, the Liverpool Legends, performed at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., Saturday.Taking audience members through the expansive discography of The Beatles, the...

Liverpool Legends to perform as the Beatles

By Sam Malone | November 2, 2017

After a “Hard Day’s Night” students can drive their cars down to catch Beatles tribute band, the Liverpool Legends, as they take the audience back to Beatlemania 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.The fourth and final installment...

Gray skies playlist

By Sam Malone | April 6, 2017

1. “Purple Rain” by Prince2. “Let it Rain” by Eric Clapton3. “Set Fire to the Rain” by Adele4. “I Love a Rainy Night” by Eddie Rabbitt5. “It’s Raining Men” by The Weather Girls6. “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” by BJ Thomas7....

Raise temperature with three albums

By Carl Nadig | January 27, 2014

Fight the subzero temperatures by turning the sound up.If you’re looking for help staying warm over these next couple of days, you need sensational, cheerful and lighthearted albums.Here are three standout album suggestions for you to tap your foot,...

Make it rain

By Katie Lavelle | October 23, 2013
Beatles fans don’t need a time machine to listen to the band’s hit songs live. Fans will have a chance to see RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles 7:30 p.m. today at the Convocation Center.RAIN plays an assortment of Beatles songs.“I am a big Beatles fan, and I have all their music on my iPod,” said senior kinesiology major Jake Ackert. “I grew up listening to them with my parents. I think the concert will [have] a good turnout.”The tribute band is changing its performance with a range of tracks it has never played before.“RAIN adds even more hits ... the vast anthology of Beatles classics such as ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand,’ ‘Hard Day’s Night,’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,’ ‘Let It Be,’ ‘Come Together’ and ‘Hey Jude,’” according to RainTribute.com.Down to their clothes, instruments and hair, members of RAIN provide their audience with a Beatles concert experience.Some students are anticipating the connection they can make with the ’60s band.“I like the idea of a Beatles tribute band,” said junior biology major Aaron Slaven. “It seems like a cool concert because they are really giving you the full effect of being at an actual Beatles concert.”