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Beatles tribute plays at the Linda

In 1967, the Beatles recorded "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," the inspiration for "Beatlemania Again's" second act, "Sgt. Pepper." The act includes silk costumes, makeup and facial accessories.

Shows close out with "Get Back," which showcases Beatles' songs from 1968 to 1970.

"It's a pretty elaborate production," Morello said.

"Beatlemania Again" draws all ages, and including some older folks who did have a chance to see the Beatles perform live during their heyday, Morello said. The group's gotten plenty of compliments from young and old alike.

"They'll say, 'Wow, we thought you were really from England,'" Morello said.

But the real star of the show, according to Morello, isn't the men portraying the Beatles -- it's the music itself. Morello thinks the Beatles are unmatched by today's musicians. Their songs had a melodic quality that modern artists just can't duplicate, he said.

"The music is timeless," he said. "It gets better as time goes by."

"Beatlemania Again's" success is testament to the songs' staying power -- the group first took the stage in the early 1990s. Over the years, certain songs have emerged as fan favorites, Morello said, including "I Want To Hold Your Hand" and "Twist and Shout."

"Beatlemania Again" will appear at The Linda-WAMC Performing Arts Studios, 339 Central Ave., Albany on Saturday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at www.wamcarts.org or by calling 465-5233, ext. 4.""

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