Penn State Hosting 50th Anniversary Beatles Conference

(Altoona, PA) -- The Beatles' official arrival in the U.S. is getting an academic exploration. Penn State's Altoona College is hosting "It Was 50 Years Ago Today: An International Beatles Celebration." The conference will include film screenings, art exhibits, performances, lectures, and panel discussions exploring the band's music, influence, and place in history. The conference officially begins on February 7th, but a registration reception and photography presentation is scheduled for February 6th. The event will close on February 9th with a special commemorative screening of The Beatles' first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show."