Curtiss A's John Lennon Tribute

This is the 33rd installment of Curt's annual paean to John Lennon, which began the evening the Beatle was murdered in New York, instantly creating shock waves around the globe. While stunned multitudes lit candles and traced peace signs in the snow, the irrepressible Mr. Almsted jumped onstage and belted out Beatles and Lennon solo classics to assuage the pain. Decades later he's still at it, with considerable help from an elastic cast of his estimable friends, twisting and shouting with an indomitable spirit Lennon would appreciate. Now the show doubles as a release party for the latest Minnesota Beatle Project album, whose proceeds support music and the arts in Minnesota public schools. This year's fourth volume again features a virtual who's who of contemporary Minnesota artists doing their versions of Beatles staples, including "A Day in the Life," "Think for Yourself," and "You Never Give Me Your Money" by, respectively, John Mark Nelson (pictured), Molly Maher and her Disbelievers, and Big Trouble, all of whom will be on hand for the show. 18+. (Photo by Jim Larson)
Sat., Dec. 8, 7 p.m., 2012

 
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