Tricks and Tributes


Liverpool-LegendsFrom Fido to the Fab Four, upcoming shows at the Jabez will be jumping with entertainment. 

Dogs and Beatles will appeal to your animal instincts by headlining the performances at the Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center this month. 

Olate Dogs, the season 7 winners of “America’s Got Talent,” will perform Friday, March 9 while Liverpool Legends will bring “The Complete Beatles Experience” to the stage Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24. 

Led by Richard Olate and his son, Nicholas, the Olate Dogs are a high-energy theatrical act filled with pet tricks. Most of the dogs are rescue dogs, and they often perform at halftime of NBA games. Richard, a third-generation circus performer who grew up in a poor family in South America, has been in the spotlight since he was 12 years old. Through hard work and struggle, he made it to America at age 33. His dream to have his own dog variety show finally came true, and he has four completely different dog acts. Tickets are $29.50 for adults and $19.50 for children under age 15. 

Liverpool Legends features four musicians and actors who were hand-picked by Louise Harrison, sister of the late George Harrison of The Beatles. Her involvement makes Liverpool Legends the only Beatles tribute band with a direct family link to the original Fab Four.

“Each member of the group is so close to the originals that I often feel like I’m transported back in time with the lads,” she says. “These are exactly the kind of fun-loving, quality musicians that my brother, George, would have loved to hang out with.”

Liverpool Legends, which has toured worldwide and performed at many historic Beatles-related venues, sings songs spanning the entire career of The Beatles as well as songs from their solo years. Tickets are $45. 

All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. A limited number of meet and greet tickets also are available for the shows. For more information, visit or call (706) 726-0366.