The Beatles Revisited in Beverly Hills, Royal Society of St. George

BritWeek is a long-established non-profit whose aim is to promote the innovation, cultural and business links between California and Great Britain in the unique setting of Hollywood.  Founded 11 years ago by entertainment mogul, Nigel Lythgoe, we were privileged to attend the Opening Night at our own Wallis Theatre in Beverly Hills, which was transformed into the Legendary Cavern Club in Liverpool, where the Iconic Beatles got their start.

The world premiere of “The Beat Goes On” a documentary about this magical, musical was hosted by John Lennon’s sister, Julia Baird, attracted such celebs as George Hamilton (accompanied by his former wife, Alana (Mrs. Rod Stewart), Priscilla Presley, CEO of Apple Records Jack Oliver and Blondie’s Clem Burke.

But the real score of the evening were the Cavern Club Beatles, the first and only resident band endorsed by the iconic club.  All four members were born and raised in Liverpool and watching them perform was like experiencing the original Fab Four!  Like many others in the SRO crowd, we took off our shoes and shook our stuff to the timeless tunes of the Beatonic Beatles.

While on the British Beat, we were pleased to attend A Royal Afternoon Tea at the Peninsula Hotel to celebrate The Society of St. George.  Gorgeous “Chairman of the Tea, Ratru Muda Princess Karen Cantrell hosted the event, who advised us “Hats are essential”.  Princess Karen invited a maximum of 34 members and guests to partake in this elegant event, which featured acclaimed British Soprano, Summer Watson who has performed at Buckingham Palace.  Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II was Patron for the celebration, and among the attendees were PR Pro, Roger Neal, Dr Danne King, Chevalier Peter L. Ecken, Ambassador Jason Rios and our friend, Robyn Schreiber, who is always traveling around the world spreading her love and good deeds to those less fortunate.

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Marci Weiner is Hollywood's highly regarded Society Editor. Her columns have appeared in numerous print and online publications: Celeb Staff, Celeb Life, Entertainment Today, Westside Today, Century City News, Splash Magazines, MovieWeb, Club & Sports Society and West Coast Lifestyle Magazine.

She has interviewed hundreds of celebrities and appeared on many television shows: Joan Rivers, Soap Talk, Up All Night and Nick Edenetti's Late Night Show. Marci also hosted her own television show, Beverly Hills Beat.

She is frequently invited to cover noteworthy charitable events in Los Angeles; The John Wayne Foundation, SHARE, Concern Foundation and Professional Dancer's Society. Marci also attends special events such as the LA Opera and Norby Walter's Oscar Evening, Night of 100 Stars, always providing her readers with the experience of actually being there.

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