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Win Tickets to See Ringo Starr | July 11

Boom! Magazine and DPAC Team up for Beatlemania Contest

Ringo Starr at the Durham Performing Arts Center

Ringo Starr

Barbara Petty, publisher of Boom! Magazine, a monthly publication dedicated to the active lifestyle of those 45 and older, has announced that the magazine is teaming up with the Durham Performing Arts Center in support of the July 11 appearance of former Beatles member Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band. Boom! and DPAC are offering area residents an opportunity to win tickets through a Beatlemania contest.

“The Beatles are not only musical icons, but they helped shape the culture that so many boomers grew up in,” says Petty. “We are excited to give our readers an opportunity to see a true legendary performer.”

Contest entrants must submit an essay of no more than 700 words sharing their favorite Beatles memory. Topics could include: a favorite Beatle band member, a Beatles concert you attended or a favorite Beatles song. Essays should be in an electronic Word document and e-mailed to Barbara{at} with the subject line “Ringo Starr Contest.” The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2010.

Contest prizes include:

First Place

  • Two tickets to the July 11 performance
  • Dinner at a local restaurant prior to the concert (location TBD)
  • VIP parking
  • Entrance to DPAC President’s Club VIP Program
  • Limited edition poster

Second Place

  • Two tickets to the July 11 performance
  • Limited edition poster

Third Place

  • Limited edition poster

In addition, the top two essays selected will be published in the July issue of Boom! Magazine. Questions regarding the contest can be sent to Barbara{at} Additional details can be found on the Boom! Facebook page (!/pages/Cary-NC/Boom-Magazine/199296625318?ref=ts) or in the June issue of Boom! Magazine out June 1.

About Boom! Magazine:

Created by publishers Barbara and Greg Petty, Boom! Magazine is a lifestyle resource for the active adult, reaching 60,000 readers monthly. The Boomer generation continues to redefine aging, retirement, and lifestyle issues. Boom! embraces these changes, evolving with the needs and interests of its readers and advertisers. For a complete 2010 media kit including rates and specifications, visit or call 919.302.3329.

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