“1964” The Tribute will perform at Lipscomb University April
18 in a concert to benefit victims of anti-personnel landmines, presented by
Lipscomb’s Students for International Peace and Justice and Oldies 96.3.
The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Willard Collins Alumni Auditorium,
3901 Granny White Pike, Nashville. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for
children (12 and under), or $7.50 with a Lipscomb I.D. Tickets are available
“Concern for the global problem of landmines and their victims sparked the
idea for SIPJ in the first place,” said Rachel Shaver, a member of the group
and one of the event’s organizers.
“Landmines cause problems in the daily lives of people around the world. Our
hearts go out to the innocent who suffer from these devices, and helping to
alleviate their suffering has always been one of our goals,” said Shaver, a
junior history major from Hawkins, Texas.
“1964” The Tribute recreates an early ’60s live Beatles concert. Members of
the group spent years researching the “Fab Four” and recreate the experience
musically and visually – from the Beatles boots, vintage outfits and Vox
amplifiers to the mannerisms, spoken voice and unmistakable harmonies.
Students for International Peace and Justice at Lipscomb exists “for the
purpose of involving students in global humanitarian issues,” according to
its mission statement.
The organization seeks to “take action on behalf of the poor, the outcast,
the marginalized, and others who are victims of injustice around the globe.
We desire to manifest the love of God to all peoples regardless of race,
creed or nationality. By focusing our efforts and actions on particular
instances of injustice, we hope to alleviate suffering and bring about
change,” the statement says.
This is the group’s second benefit concert. A concert last spring raised
$2,300 for Healing Hands International’s effort to provide hunger relief in
Lipscomb’s Students for International Peace and Justice has no affiliation with the Nashville Center for Peace and Justice, according to Lipscomb spokesperson, David England. The Nashville Center for Peace and Justice was recently uncovered in an expose by local radio personality Phil Valentine to have ties to the Communist Party.