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Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles

8 p.m. Wednesday, February 4, and Thursday, February 5. The Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard.

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Featuring John Lennon's famously backward vocals, "Rain" was one of the most visionary songs in the Beatles' catalog. It's fitting, then, that Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles is arguably the most ambitious of musical memorials to the pivotal Brits. Although most tributes would be satisfied simply re-creating the Fab Four's most notorious live performances, Rain specializes in re-creating late-era studio gems from Abbey Road and the White Album that the Beatles itself were unable to play live. Nevertheless, the group has the mop-tops, jangly Rickenbacker guitars and sparkling harmonies that defined the Liverpool lads in their early days — and concerts include mid-set wardrobe changes into Sgt. Pepper's garb and "Hey Jude" hippie wigs.

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