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RAIN makes Beatles new again

Band portrays the Fab Four with close attention to detail
by: Courtesy of RAIN, RAIN is bringing its Beatles’ revival to Keller Auditorium starting Tuesday, Dec. 29.

John, Paul, George and Ringo come alive at the Keller Auditorium, starting Tuesday, Dec. 29, with the show “RAIN — A Tribute To The Beatles.” RAIN has a catalog of 200 Beatles favorites, including such beloved songs as “Yesterday,” “Hey Jude,” “Revolution” and “Come Together.” The group covers the Fab Four from its U.S. debut on the “Ed Sullivan Show” in 1964 to the “Abbey Road” album of the late 1960s. Longtime band members are Steve Landes (John Lennon), Joey Curatolo (Paul McCartney), Joe Bithorn (George Harrison) and Ralph Castelli (Ringo Starr). Mark Lewis adds some flavor on keyboards and percussion. RAIN has been touring for two decades and distinguished itself by focusing on details and delivering the Beatles perfectly, note-for-note. There is no recording used in its performance. There will be eight shows, Dec. 29 to Jan. 3 at the Keller, 222 S.W. Clay St. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. (Tuesday-Friday, Dec. 29-Jan. 1), 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (Saturday, Jan. 2) and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. (Sunday, Jan. 3). Tickets, ranging from $23.25 to $60.25, can be purchased through Ticketmaster (1-800-982-2787) or Portland Opera box office (503-241-1802), or at Ticketmaster outlets, the Hampton Opera Center (211 S.E. Caruthers) or PCPA box office (Southwest Broadway and Main). — Jason Vondersmith