LADIES AND GENTLEMEN……THE BEATLES! INVADES MIAMI
Curated by The GRAMMY Museum® and Fab Four Exhibits, Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles exhibition comes to HistoryMiami, October 10, 2014 to January 18, 2015
MIAMI – HistoryMiami, a Smithsonian Affiliate museum in Miami, FL, is proud to present Ladies and Gentlemen… The Beatles! exhibition from Oct. 10, 2014 through Jan. 18, 2015, a celebration of the fascination America has had with “Beatlemania” and the four lads from Liverpool during the past fifty years.
Ladies & Gentlemen… The Beatles! is a traveling exhibition curated by The GRAMMY Museum® and Fab Four Exhibits that explores the impact The Beatles’ arrival had on American pop culture, including fashion, art, advertising, media and music, from early 1964 through mid-1966 – when British boy band was at its peak. On display will be more than 400 pieces of memorabilia, records, rare photographs, tour artifacts, video, and instruments from private collectors and The GRAMMY Museum®. It even includes an oral history booth where visitors can leave their own impressions of the timeless group.
IMAGINE: Fifty years ago on Feb. 7, 1964, The Beatles arrived on American soil for the very first time. After an inaugural performance in New York City, on Sunday, Feb. 16, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr flew down to Miami Beach for their second television appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. The performance was broadcast live from the Napoleon Ballroom of the Deauville Hotel to over 73 million viewers – a television record at the time – and in that instant “Beatlemania” came alive.
LET IT BE: The HistoryMiami exhibition will open to the public with an Opening Reception and feature several public programs including: two free Family Fun Days and a Beatle brunch co-sponsored with Magic 102.7 FM. By no means did the British invasion say “Hello, Goodbye” but has been here in America ever since The Beatles first touched ground State-side some 50 years ago. Surely, nobody could have “imagined” the imprint they would leave, but this exhibition is a celebration of the world’s great decision to just “Let It Be.”
HARD DAYS NIGHT: HistoryMiami will kick-off the frenzy with an Opening Party presented by Badia Spices on Oct. 9 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. inviting the public to “Come Together” and celebrate the band’s legacy. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and drinks by Bacardi will flow as a Beatles tribute band, The Beatlemaniax, takes guests back to the first time they heard classics like “She Loves You” and “I Want to Hold Your Hand.” Admission is $15 and $5 for HistoryMiami members. RSVP to 305-375-1614 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
COME TOGETHER: In case you miss the opening party, the museum invites the public to an all-day family festival on Sat., Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the first Family Fun Day: British Invasion. The ‘60s bore witness to the phenomenon of British “rock” that swept through pop culture worldwide and this is an opportunity to experience it for a second time! This event is an all-things British afternoon of music, activities, games, and across-the-pond fun. Then, on Saturday, Nov. 8, guests will surrender to the invasion because Beatlemania is here! “Mop tops,” “peace and love,” “punch buggies,” and music will remind everyone why they love the Beatles and how their music transcends generations and time.
Ladies and Gentlemen… The Beatles! exhibition is sponsored in part by SunTrust Bank, MCM, The Lynx Companies, Magic 102.7 FM, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, with the support of Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Division of Historical Resources and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
HistoryMiami is located 101 W. Flagler St., Miami, Fla. 33130. phone: 305-375-1492
Museum general admission: $8 adults, $7 seniors and students with ID, $5 children (6 – 12), children under 6 FREE.