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EMU will play host to Brazilian-style party

Carnaval Brasil, a fund-raiser for the Eugene-based Students Helping Street Kids International, returns to the Erb Memorial Union ballroom, 1222 E. 13th Ave., for the second year in a row starting at 7 p.m. Saturday.

The event is inspired by the pre-Lenten street carnival that happens in Brazil each year. Among the featured performers are the Brazilian-style percussion ensemble Samba Ja and Edson Oliveira's Sun Bossa.

There also will be dance instruction, puppets and masks and a demonstration of capoeira, which combines martial arts, dance, music and gymnastics.

Tickets are $10 advance, $12 at the door; $8 advance, $10 at the door for college students; $6 advance, $8 at the door for high school students.

For more information, call 484-5194.

EMP revisits birth of

Beatlemania in America

The British invasion comes to Seattle in February when the Experience Music Project hosts "Beatlemania! America Meets the Beatles, 1964!" The exhibit celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Fab Four's first U.S. visit.

Curator Jason Emmons says the exhibit reveals some of the Beatles' concerns about their trip to America.

"Looking back at the Beatles in 1964, it's interesting to see how anxious they were about whether American fans would care about them,' Emmons said.

"They had no idea just how much they would mean to their fans, or what a profound effect they would have on popular music and culture."

Artifacts in the exhibit include Beatles wigs, one of Ringo Starr's collarless suit jackets, Paul McCartney's set list from a 1962 performance and a wall from the "Ed Sullivan Show" with Beatles signatures and caricatures.

"Beatlemania!" opens Feb. 20 and runs through the end of 2004. For more information on the show or the Experience Music Project, call (206) 770-2700 or go to www .emplive.com.

- The Register-Guard
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Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Jan 30, 2004
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