RAIN, A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES is a live multi-media spectacular that takes you on a musical journey through the life and times of the world’s most celebrated band. This new RAIN performance presents hits that you know and love from the vast anthology of Beatles classics such as “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” “Hard Day’s Night,” “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Let It Be,” “Come Together” and “Hey Jude.” RAIN – A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES airs on Friday, November 1, 2013 at 8 p.m. on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

This stunning concert event takes viewers back in time to the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note performance that is the next best thing to being there with the original Beatles. In Rain, vocalists, musicians and entertainers Joey Curatolo, Joe Bithorn, Ralph Castelli, Steve Landes and Mark Lewis perform the Beatles’ hits live and recreate the numerous iconic looks made famous by the rock band.

From the early days of their appearance on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ in 1964 through Sgt. Pepper and on to the Abbey Road years, Rain performs it all. The multi-media concert recaptures the era through all phases of The Beatles astounding musical career including Shea Stadium, the psychedelic late 60s and The Beatles long-haired hippie, hard-rocking rooftop days. A fusion of historical footage and hilarious television commercials lights up video screens and live cameras zoom in for close-ups.

The live stage performance of RAIN, A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES is coming to the Topeka Performing Arts Center on Thursday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m. During the KTWU television broadcast on Friday, November 1st, viewers will have a chance for a special ticket offer that includes a ‘meet and greet’ with RAIN before the live performance.

Broadcasting local public television for over 45 years, KTWU reaches viewers in eastern Kansas and portions of Nebraska, Missouri and Oklahoma. KTWU offers five digital destinations for unique content: KTWU (PBS) in High Definition on Channel 11.1; KTWU/MHz Worldview on Channel 11.2; KTWU ENHANCE on Channel 11.3; KTWU.ORG, online; and KTWU MOBILE TV. KTWU is licensed to Washburn University and was the first public television station in the state of Kansas to begin broadcasting educational programming. For more information on KTWU-TV, visit the online site at ktwu.org