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Singer Melissa Manchester latest addition to New York Beatles tribute performers

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Melissa Manchester is the newest addition to the lineup of its “America Celebrates The Beatles" 50th anniversary tribute concert, NYC FAB 50 announced in a press release Jan. 28. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at Manhattan's Town Hall. The show added Beach Boy Al Jardine on Monday.

Also on the show are Tommy James, Gene Cornish of the Rascals, Melanie, Greg Hawkes of the Cars, Fred Schneider of the B-52s, Marshall Crenshaw, Ron Dante of the Archies, Walter Egan, Ian Lloyd of The Stories, John Ford of The Strawbs, Gary DeCarlo of Steam, Siobhan Magnus from “American Idol,” pianist Roger Kellaway and more. The Cavern Club Beatles will also recreate the Beatles' appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” and Rich Pagano of the Fab Faux will act as musical director.

Celebrity presenters include actors Charles Grodin and John Gabriel, Tony Perkins of Fox TV, TV host Dick Cavett, sportscaster Len Berman, my "Things We Said Today" cohost Ken Michaels, the Amazing Kreskin and John Lennon's sister Julia Baird.

Tickets for "America Celebrates The Beatles," which start at $50, are on sale through Ticketmaster. An exclusive discount available to Beatles Examiner readers gets a 10 percent reduction when using the code

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