MALONE — The Foothills Art Society on Thursday evening hosted a performance by renowned band 1964 The Tribute — a tribute to The Beatles.

The band consists of Mark Benson as John Lennon, Tom Work as George Harrison, Mac Ruffing as Paul McCartney and Robert Potter as Ringo Starr. They play a set of early Beatles music, with some middle Beatles thrown in. Sometimes the group’s costumes reflect the Beatles’ early period, and sometimes members wear replicas of the Shea Stadium concert apparel from 1965.

Rolling Stones Magazine describes the band as the “best Beatles tribute on Earth,” and radio personality Dick Clark said “1964 creates the magic of The Beatles.”

The concert, held at the Malone Middle School on Francis Street, opened with a choral performance by the school’s seventh grade chorus class, led by general music and chorus teacher Steffany Perham.

Student performers were Sophie Catlin, Maggie Conners, Jaxson Denny, Trent Dupra, Kale’a Fenoff, Jerry LaPage, Sylvia Leandro, Irie Letham, Cheyenne Martin, Marley Perry, Grace Prairie, Alyvia Preve, Leliah Richards, Vaughn Sanchez, Elijah-James Smith and Elizabeth Watson.

Foothills Art Society will be opening an art exhibit May 6 at the Malone Downtown Artist Cellar, 410 E. Main St., where a local senior high school student will have the chance to win a scholarship to continue their art studies. The closing reception will take place on June 2.

The society’s yearlong schedule of events is available online, at www.foothillsartsociety.com.

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