A informal course that will trace the history of The Beatles through eight films.
Presented by the Cultural Center of Cape Cod on eight Tuesdays, beginning March 2, from 6-9pm. The Beatles, and their music, just don’t get old. It’s been almost 60 years since the Fab Four took America by storm, and they continue to top most lists of the greatest rock acts of all time. Not only did John, Paul, George, and Ringo make their mark through their recordings, concert performances and yes, even a cartoon TV series, they appeared in or inspired several movies. With that in mind, movie critic Tim Miller and music producer Tony Raine, hosts of “Tim ’n’ Tony’s Rock ’n’ Pop Show” on WOMR-FM, present “The Beatles Go to the Movies,” a fun and informal course that will trace the history of The Beatles through eight iconic films: “Backbeat,” “A Hard Day’s Night,” “Help!” “Magical Mystery Tour,” “Yellow Submarine,” “Let It Be,” “The Concert for Bangladesh,” and “Imagine.” Raine, longtime manager at the Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis, has presented concerts and music series featuring Ray Davies of the Kinks, Roger McGuinn of the Byrds and many other luminaries; has served as tour manager for Carlene Carter; and has managed several acts, including Siobhan Magnus. A native of Northern England, Raine has conducted Beatles tours in Liverpool and London. A lifelong Beatles fan from Detroit, Miller worked for the Cape Cod Times for 36 years as entertainment editor, film critic and occasional music critic. He now writes a movie column for Cape Cod Wave Magazine. He also teaches film at Cape Cod Community College. “Tim ’n’ Tony’s Rock ’n’ Pop Show” airs from midnight to 3 Sunday nights/Monday mornings on WOMR (92.1-FM), WFMR (91.3-FM) and womr.org. Archived previous shows also can be heard on womr.org. Class size is limited, so reservations are required in advance at www.cultural-center.org or by calling 508-394-7100. CDC protocols, including distanced table seating and mask wearing, will be in effect. The course is $280 for nonmembers and $250 for members. Participants may bring refreshments. The Cultural Center is located at 307 Old Main Street in South Yarmouth