Minnesota musicians give their take on Beatles tunes on a new CD going into wide release next week.
"The Minnesota Beatle Project Volume 1" is aimed at raising money for art and music programs in the state's public schools.
Tim Mahoney, Mark Mallman and the Ronny Loew Band are among artists contributing to the project on such songs as "We Can Work It Out," "The Fool on the Hill" and "Come Together."
All proceeds from the project are to go for music and art education for children in Minnesota public schools.
A CD release party is Tuesday at First Avenue in downtown Minneapolis during musician Curtiss A's 30th annual tribute to John Lennon.
Tickets are available at www.first-avenue.com or the First Avenue box office.