In­ter­na­tional Bea­tles fest brings mag­i­cal mys­tery to Del­ray Beach

Sun Sentinel Broward Edition - Showtime - Broward - - MUSIC - By Phillip Valys

Del­ray Beach will trans­form into Beatle­ma­nia cen­tral this spring, when wor­ship­pers of John, Paul, Ge­orge and Ringo de­scend on down­town for the In­ter­na­tional Bea­tles on the Beach Fes­ti­val, April 25-28.

The in­au­gu­ral four-day mu­sic fes­ti­val will be head­lined by ‘70s rock­ers the Edgar Win­ter Group (“Free Ride,” “Franken­stein”), topping a bill of lo­cal trib­ute bands and other Bea­tles-themed ac­tiv­i­ties stretch­ing from down­town At­lantic Av­enue to the beach.

Here’s ev­ery­thing Fab Four fa­nat­ics should know about the In­ter­na­tional Bea­tles on the Beach Fes­ti­val. Who else is per­form­ing? The fes­ti­val web­site says “over 100 bands, artists and cool ac­tiv­i­ties” will take part, al­though the full list of acts is yet to be an­nounced. The mu­sic bill is topped ern orig­i­nals. 305-662-8889. wdna.org $0-$15

Latin

Ka­rina Igle­sias 8 pm Fri­day, Arts Garage, 94 NE Sec­ond Ave., Del­ray Beach. Backed by her Nu-Thang band, the singer/song­writer blends R&B, boleros, gospel and hip-hop. 561-450-6357. arts­garage.org $35-$45

Hip-Hop

Henry Box Brown 7: 30 pm Fri­day, Adri­enne Ar­sht Cen­ter for the Per­form­ing Arts, 1300 Bis­cayne Blvd., Mi­ami. The hip-hop mu­si­cal tells the tale of an AfricanAmer­i­can slave who takes des­tiny in his own hands. 305-949-6722. ar­sht­cen­ter.org $25

Clas­si­cal

Lieder­abend: An Evening of Ger­man Songs and Arias 7:30 pm Fri­day, ArtServe, 1350 E. Sun­rise Blvd., Fort Laud­erdale. Florida Grand Opera Young Artists sing clas­sics and rare trea­sures for the SongFest Recital Se­ries. 800-741-1010. tick­ets.fgo.org $10

Va­ri­ety

The Capi­tol Steps Make Amer­ica Grin Again 6 pm Fri­day, The Lyric The­atre, 59 SW Fla­gler Av­enue, Stu­art. 772-2867827. lyricthe­atre.com $50 In­spi­ra­tion of Broad­way 8 pm Fri­day, The Wick The­atre & Cos­tume Mu­seum, 7901N. Fed­eral by the Edgar Win­ter Group, whose front­man per­formed in Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band from 2006 to 2011. Also per­form­ing is the Palm Beach sym­phonic rock trib­ute band McCart­ney Ma­nia with the Academy Or­ches­tra, con­ducted by Thomas Servin­sky, cov­er­ing hits from “Sgt. Pep­per’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Abbey Road” and “The White Al­bum.” How much for tick­ets? Sin­gle-day passes cost $29.50-$49.50 ($79.50 for VIP, which in­cludes front-row seat­ing) at Old School Square am­phithe­ater (51 N. Swin­ton Ave.; 561-243-7922; OldS­choolSquare.org), for Edgar Win­ter Band at 7 p.m. April 26 and for McCart­ney Ma­nia with the Academy Or­ches­tra at 7 p.m. April 27. Mean­while, a four-day pass costs $51.50-$135.50. For more de­tails, email [email protected]­leson­the­beach.com and go to Beat­leson­the­Beach.com.

What else is there to do be­sides lis­ten to trib­ute bands? High­way, Boca Ra­ton. Ernie Haase & Sig­na­ture Sound join forces with Broad­way star J.Mark McVey ("Les Mis­er­ables"). 561-995-2333. thewick.org $85 Tony Or­lando Live 8 pm Fri­day, Boca Lago Coun­try Club, 8665 Juego Way, Boca Ra­ton. 561-8698834. bo­calago.com $55-$65 Ro­man Flügel10 pm Fri­day, Floyd, 34 NE11th St., Mi­ami. Ger­man elec­tronic mu­sic. 786618-9447. floy­d­mi­ami.com $10$20

Short of an ac­tual yel­low sub­ma­rine show­ing up along the Del­ray Beach coast­line, the city will be­come a won­der­land of ‘60s pop psychedelia for four days. Among the ac­tiv­i­ties: a Bea­tles bikini con­test, Mag­i­cal Mys­tery Mini-Golf, Bea­tles yoga, a clas­sic-rock car show, an Abbey Road replica, a Fab Four scav­enger hunt and a Bea­tles Bar Crawl, fea­tur­ing themed cock­tails such as Me and My Mon­key Mar­garita and Straw­berry Fields For­ever Frozen Daiquiri.

Par­tic­i­pat­ing venues in­clude Bos­ton’s on the Beach, Deck 84, John­nie Browns, Dada, Mellow Mush­room, Death or Glory and Put­tin’ Around Del­ray Beach. Also note­wor­thy is BeatleCon, a pop­cul­ture con­ven­tion where vis­i­tors can come cos­tumed as Bea­tles, rock stars, su­per­heroes and other char­ac­ters; and sym­po­siums fea­tur­ing talks with for­mer Ap­ple Records CEO Tony Bramwell and Bea­tles hair­styl­ist Les­lie Cavendish. Clas­sic Al­bums Live 8 pm Saturday, Old School Square, 51N. Swin­ton Ave., Del­ray Beach. Founded in 2003 by Toronto mu­si­cian Craig Martin. 561-2437922. olds­choolsquare.org $20$75 In Per­fect Har­mony 8 pm Saturday, Crest The­atre, 51N. Swin­ton Ave., Del­ray Beach. 561-243-7922. olds­choolsquare.org $55-$65 Jessie Mueller 8 pm Saturday, Parker Play­house, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Laud­erdale. 954-4620222. park­er­play­house.com $37-$67 Jim Wit­ter’s Pi­ano Men8pm Saturday, Town­ship Cen­ter for Per­form­ing Arts, 2452 Lyons Road, Co­conut Creek. . 954-9700606. town­ship­co­conutcreek.com $25 Al­bert Castiglia 8:30 pm Saturday, Bos­ton's on the Beach, 40 S. Ocean Blvd., Del­ray Beach. 561-278-3364. boston­son­the­beach.com Free NewOrder 8:30 pm Saturday, The Fill­more, 1700 Wash­ing­ton Ave., Mi­ami Beach. The in­flu­en­tial '80s band com­bined a post-punk sound with in­flu­ences from New York’s club scene. 800-745-3000. fill­moremb.com $78.50-$327.50 The Klik 9 pm Saturday, Packy's Sports Pub, 4480 N. Fed­eral High­way, Light­house Point. 954-657-8423. pack­ys­port­spub- .com Free 3AMTokyo10 pm Saturday, Hard Rock Cafe, 1Semi­nole Way, Hol­ly­wood. 954-315-9112. hardrock.com Free

Jazz

Uri Gur­vich Quar­tet 8 pm Saturday, Arts Garage, 94 NE Sec­ond Ave., Del­ray Beach. Sax­o­phon­ist/com­poser Gur­vich presents mu­sic from his lat­est global jazz-in­fused re­lease “Kin­ship.” 561-450-6357. arts­garage.org $30-$45

Hip-Hop

Henry Box Brown 3 pm Saturday, Adri­enne Ar­sht Cen­ter for the Per­form­ing Arts, 1300 Bis­cayne Blvd., Mi­ami. 305-9496722. ar­sht­cen­ter.org $25

Clas­si­cal

Adri­ana Le­cou­vreur1pm Saturday, The So­ci­ety of the Four Arts, 100 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach. Broad­cast live from the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Opera in New York City, the opera is based on the real-life French ac­tress who daz­zled 18th-cen­tury au­di­ences with her on- and off-stage pas­sion. So­prano Anna Ne­tre­bko tack­les the ti­tle role, with tenor Piotr Beczała as Mau­r­izio. 561655-7226. fourarts.org $15-$25 Emer­son String Quar­tet 7:30 pm Saturday, Wold Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, 3601N. Mil­i­tary Trail,

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