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Beatle news briefs: Ringo 'Powerpuff' preview; 'Dear Prudence' at Fest; CD alert

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A short video of Ringo Starr's upcoming role on “The Powerpuff Girlswas premiered Jan. 6 by TV Guide.com. The video, which you can see on this page and at the link, features Ringo singing a new original song, “I Wish I Was A Powerpuff Girl” from the cartoon.

According to the Cartoon Network, the cartoon, “Dance Pantsed” will premiere in the U.S. on January 20 at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT) and will roll out internationally beginning in February. The special features the original voice cast reprising their roles: Catherine Cavadini as Blossom, Tara Strong as Bubbles, E.G. Daily as Buttercup, Roger L. Jackson as Mojo Jojo, Tom Kane as The Professor and Tom Kenny as The Mayor. Ringo plays Fibonacci Sequins, Townsville’s most famous flamboyant mathematician.

Dear Prudence: Prudence Farrow, the sister of actress Mia Farrow and the subject of the Beatles song “Dear Prudence,” has been added to the guest list of the Fest For Beatles Fans in New York next month, the Fest has just announced. Farrow accompanied the Beatles to India in 1968 to study Transcendental Meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. She was said to have remained in her room to meditate, which prompted John Lennon in song to tell her to “come out and play.” According to the Fest, she is a teacher of Transcendental Meditation in Seagrove, FL. The Fest will mark the first time she has spoken about her trip to India and having a Beatles song written about her. Also added to the Fest: Larry Kane, author of “When They Were Boys: The True Story of the Beatles' Rise to the Top,” who will give his multi-media lecture "Ticket To Ride" that highlights his experiences with the Beatles.

Beatles France: A recently released app for Apple's iPhone features a look at Beatles sites in France. "Beatles France" features more than 40 Beatles sites in France, including Paris, Lyon and Nice, plus sites in Monaco and the French Riviera. The app, which covers Beatles history from 1961 to the present and includes solo appearances, includes information on the sites, plus maps and pictures.

John Lennon Bermuda: A second app recently available for iPhone and iPad is "John Lennon Bermuda Tapes." The app tells the story of John Lennon’s journey sailing through a mid-Atlantic storm to Bermuda in June 1980, his creative reemergence and the collaboration with wife Yoko Ono that resulted in the "Double Fantasy" album. It combines Lennon’s demo tapes recorded in Bermuda with game play and storytelling,

Beatles CD alert: Two BBC CDs with rare Beatles interviews, “Paul McCartney: In His Own Words” and “John Lennon: In His Own Words” have been deleted and are now out of print, Beatles Examiner has learned. The CDs are still available, but from third-party sellers. If you want 'em, now's the time.

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