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PAGE 8 POST-GAZETTE, JANUARY 13, 2017 UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN THEATER MUSEUMS Just in time for February school vacation week, Disney on Ice: Follow Your Heart touches down at the TD Garden, featuring Finding Dory and Inside Out characters, along with characters from Frozen, Beauty and the Beast, Brave, Fantasia, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Princess and the Frog, Tangled, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Cinderella, and Toy Story series. See SPECIAL EVENTS for more details. American culture, and over 100 costume changes. From ABBA to Aretha, Cyndi to Chicago, Madonna to Marvin Gaye, Decades Rewind pays tribute to the best hits of the '60s, 70s, and '80s. MUSIC TD GARDEN 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 617-624.1050 THE CABOT 286 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA ERIC CHURCH --January 28, 2017. 978-927-3100 Eric Church brings the Holdin' My Own Tour to TD Garden. There will be no VIRTUOSO SOLOISTS OF NEW opening acts on the Holdin' My Own YORK--February 19, 2017. Foundedin Tour. Instead, Church will headline New York City in 2014, Virtuoso Soloists two full sets each night. =It's just us," of New York {VSNY} is the realization Church said of his upcoming tour. of a group of young musicians' dream I'm going to do an intermission in the to commission, perform, and record middle so people can get beer, which classical music on the international is not really done in country shows. I stage. Each player comes from a diverse think it's a neat way for fans to interact, background, and brings his or her own and it gives us a breather, and it gives personality, culture, life experiences, them a breather. You can talk about and musical flair to every performance. what's been played and how the show Bound together by a passion for musical is so far." In addition, Church said the exploration and excellence, VSNY at- split show with two sets gives him the tracts new audiences by crafting unique opportunity to have two different opening programs that highlight the connection songs, two closing songs and two sepa- between well-known classics and newly rate themes and looks if he so chooses, commissioned pieces. VSNY has been working closely with living composers LYNN AUDITORIUM such as Boston-based John. H. Wallace 3 City Hall Square, Lynn, ~ and Ketty Nez, Italian composer Mario 781-599-SHOW Pagotto, and Portuguese composers www.LynnAuditorium.c0m Tiago Cabrita and Eurico Carrapatoso. DECADF, S HEWIND -- January 27, Program: Serge! Rachmaninov, Trio 2017. Experience the greatest music of 61egiaque No. 1 in G minor; John H. the '60s, ~70s, and '80s with Decades Wallace: Triskele {A Trio for Viola, Oboe Rewind- a new concert extravaganza and Piano four-hand); Anton Dvorak, featuring a live 14-piece band perform- Terzetto in C major, Op. 74; and Rob- ing hit songs spanning 30 years. See the err Schumann, Piano Quintet in E-flat Decades Rewind Promo Video on You- major, Op. 44. Tube. Featuring over 60 songs, Decades MAVIS STAPLE~ -- March 24, 2017. Rewind blends unique medleys from Mavis Staples is living, breathing his- the most prominent decades in music tory. She is an alchemist of American history and has "the audience sing- music, having continuously crossed ing along, dancing in their seats and genre lines like no musician since Ray down the aisles" all night long. This Charles. Weaving herself into the very fully live concert features an 8-piece fabric of gospel, soul, folk, pop, R&B, rock band and 6 brilliant rocking blues, rock, and hip hop over the last vocalists surrounded by rock and 60years, this iconic singer has seen and roll stage lighting, poignant videos of sung through so many changes, always COMEDY ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS "The Sicilian CorneF' -- every Friday I0:00 am to Noon with hosts Tom Zappala and Mike Lpmazzo and "The Best in Italian Music" with Nunzio DiMarca every Sunday from 9:00 am to Noon. Go to www. 11 lOwccmanucom. =Italia Oggi" -- Sundays 11:00 am to Noon with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM. =Dolce Vita Radio" -- Sundays DJ Rocco Mesiti 11:00 am-l:00 pro; 90.7 FM or online "The Nick Franciosa Show" -- Sundays from Noon to 3:00 pm on WLYN 1360 AM. "Guido Oliva Italian Hour" -- Sundays 8:00 am-9:00 am on WSRO 650 AM and online at =Tony's Place" on MusicAmerica WPLM FM 99.1 -- Sundays 7:00 pm-2:00 am on MusicAmerica. Host Ron Della Chiesa presents Tony's Place. Visit "L'Italia Chiamo Italian Radio Show" hosted by Stefano Marchese and El/sa Meazzini- Thursdays 3:00 pm-4:15 pm. Visit; email: litaliachiamoshow@gmail.conu Tel. 857-334-0868. "latervallo M=micale" -- Sundays 10:00-10:30 am; Host Carmine Guarino on WUNR 1600 AM and online at rising up to meet every road. Now in her seventh decade, with the release of her o new album Livin' on a High Note, she is only gaining momentum. The album serves as a summation and furtherance of her illustrious career. Refusing to fade away, she continues to tour inces- santly, remaining as vital, engaged, and true as always. There is no persona; she is, simply and untouchably, Mavis. TD GARDEN I00 Legends Way, Boston, MA 617-624-1050 THE B~ -- Monday, Februry 6th and Monday, February 13, 2017. The Beanpot, the official battle for Bos- ton's hockey bragging rights, returns to TD Garden for its 65th year this winter. Don't miss Harvard, Northeastern, Boston College, and Boston University face off this February at TD Garden for the coveted Beanpot trophy. Semifinals: Monday, February 6th, Harvard vs. Northeastern @ 5:00 pm; Boston Col- lege vs. Boston Un/versity @ 8:00 pm. Monday, February 13th. Consolation/ Finals 4:30 pm and 7:00 pm. DISNEY ON ICE Follow Your Heart -- February 17-26, 2017. Just keep swimming with Dory and new pal Hank from Disney*Pixar's Finding Dory as they set out to find her parents and discover the devotion of family. Cheer with joy, sadness, and the rest of the emotions from Disneyopixar's Inside Out as they work together to boost Riley's spirit and win the big hockey game. Venture to wintery Arendelle where Olaf and Kristoff help reunite royal sisters Anna and Elsa from Dis- ney's Frozen and learn love is the most powerful magic of all. See Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, and the Disney Prin- cesses make their dreams possible through virtues of bravery, kindness and perseverance. And celebrate true friendship with Buzz Lightyear, Woody, and the Toy Story gang. HYNES CONVENTION CENTER 900 Boylaton Street, Boston, MA 617-954.2000 Info~Is~sConve ntion, corn ANIME BOSTON 2017 -- March 31 through April 2, 2017. An!me Boston is the Northeast's largest an!me conven- tion, celebrating Japanese animation, comics, and pop-culture. The event provides a truly passionate and focused event for the city to enjoy. Anime Boston stays true to the comics and animation brands that originally inspired the event, providing individuals with a particular attraction to Japanese an!me an outlet for experiential celebration. The conven- tion will be presenting popular events including a masquerade, an an!me music video contest, video programming rooms, an artists' alley and art show, ka- raoke, game shows, video games, manga library, dances, and much more. The ap- proximate number of exhibitors at this event is over 120. Over 25,000 visitors are expected at this an!me convention. WANG THEATER Citi Performing Arts Center 270 Tremont Street Boston, MA 800-982-2798 CAROL BURNETT -- April 8, 2017. During An Evening of Laughter and Reflection Where the Audience Asks Quest/ons, Burnett will take questions from the audience, and show video clips from her shows in a format that harkens back to the legendary openings of The Carol Bumett Show where her studio audience had an unfiltered opportunity to engage Bumett with questions and receive spontaneous answers. =I love the spontaneity of these evenings," said Carol. =I never know what anyone is go_ ing to ask, or say, or do, so it keeps me on my toes!" Bumett is widely recognized by the public and her peers for her work on stage and screen. DAN(:E WANG THEATER Citl Performing Arts Center 270 Tremont Street Boston, MA 800-982-2798 DANCING WITH THE STARS LIVE --January 19, 2017. Dancing with the Stars: Live! -- We Came to Dance features the hottest cast in dance, in- eluding Lindsay Arnold, Alan Bersten, Sharna Burgess, Artem Chigvintsev, Val Chmerkovskiy, Hayley Erbert, Jenna Johnson, Keo Motsepe, Gleb Savchenko and Emma Slater, with more casting to be announced. This all-new production showcases every type of ballroom and modem dance seen on ABC's hit show Dancing with the Stars, including s'mzling group performances, romantic duets, contemporary numbers and original pieces created specifically for the na- tionwide tour. SHUBERT THEATRE 265 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 866-348-9738 JESSICA LANG DANCE -- January 27-28, 2017. Founded in 2011, Jess!ca Lang Dance (JLD) is a New York City- based dance company dedicated to creating and performing the work of Jes- s!ca Lang (a former dancer with Twyla Tharp), who was hailed as =a master of visual composition" by Dance Magazine. The recipient of a 2014 Bessie Award, JLD seamlessly incorporates striking design elements and transforms classi- cal ballet language into artfully crafted, emotionally engaging contemporary works. BOSTON OPERA HOUSE 539 Washington St., Boston, MA 617-259-3400 SOMETHING ROTTEN! -- January 19-29, 2017. A mash-up of 16th century Shakespeare and 21st century Broad- way, Something Rotten/tells the story of brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, two playwrights stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rockstar Will Shakespeare. When a soothsayer foretells the next big thing in theatre, the Bottom brothers set out to write the world's very first musical. Directed by Casey Nicholaw, Something Rotten/features a score by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpat- rick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell. CAR~ -- January 31-February 12, 2017. First appearing on The Great White Way in 1966, Cabaret is based on writer Christopher Isherwood's time in the bohemian clubs of Berlin in the early 1930s. With decadence and sexual exploration being the first orders of business, Caberet tells the story of one Sally Bowles, a daring femme fatale in training, and her new roommate, the shy runaway Cliff. On a mission to experi- ence every sight and sound, Cliff follows Sally to the Kit Kat Klub, a seedy under- ground cabaret club presided over by the all-knowing Emcee. But whilst the night goes on forever inside, the music is not loud enough to cover the ever growing voice of fascism, as Nazi ideals seep into the city, and eventually the club itself. This wildly entertaining musical thrills easily, as the narrative takes on ever more terrifying subject matter. Cabaret is an absolute must see! THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME -- March 7-19, 2017. When 15-year old Chris- topher finds himself at the scene of a crime, namely the murder of his neighbor's dog Wellington in his owner's garden (at seven minutes past midnight), he finds himself a suspect due to his Asperger's condition. So he embarks on an extraordinary journey across the country that pits this amateur detective against the murder mystery culprit, forc- ing him into conflict with his family, his dreams, and his ambitions with a spirit that will uplift and keep you thinking long after you've left the theater. This National Theatre of London production won an incredible five Tony Awards in 2015, including Best Play. SHUBERT THEATRE 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 866-348-9738 RENT -- April 11-30, 2017. In 1996, an original rock musical by a little- known composer opened on Broadway ... and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson's RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audi- ences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini's La Boh6me, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters -- love. STONEHAM THEATRE 395 Main Street, Stoneham, MA 781-279-2200 I LOVED, I LOST, I MADE SPAGHETTI -- June 8-25, 2017. D/sh with Giulial For Giulia, an Italian New Yorker trying to navigate life as a singie gal, a new date is the perfect oppor- tunity to show off her home cooking. While preparing a three-course dinner from scratch, she recounts stories of good Italian food and bad boyfriends. Her superior cuisine far surpasses her inferior taste in men in this mouth- watering new comedy. Eight audience members at each performance can even purchase seats to join Giulia on stage and be served the dinner she is cooking during the show! WANG THEATER Citi Performing Arts Center 270 Tremont Street Boston, MA 800-982-2798 ANNIE -- May 9-21, 2017. The world's best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of Anrde will be a brand new Incarnation of the iconic original. Featuring book and score by Tony Award:winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Chamin, ANNIE includes such unforgettable songs as =It's the Hard Knock Life," =Easy Street," "I Don't Need Anything But You," plus the eternal anthem of optimism, "Tomorrow." MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston 617-267-9300 PAST IS PRESENT: REVIVAL JEWELRY -- February 14, 2017 - August 19, 2018. Whether copying or choosing motifs to reinterpret, jewel- ers have always looked to the past for inspiration. The practice became popular in the 19th century, as design- ers like Castellani, Giacinto Melillo, and Eugene Fontenay began reviving examples of ancient ornaments, newly unearthed in archaeological excava- tions. Examine more than 4,000 years of jewelry history through about 70 objects -- both ancient and revival -- tracing the revival movement from the 19th to the 21st centuries. The exhibition focuses on four types -- Archaeological, Classical, Egyptian, and Renaissance. Highlights include a 1924 brooch, on loan from Cartier, paired with an Egyp- tian winged scarab (740-660 BC) with a similar design; an 1850s embellished gold brooch by Caste!!an!; a Renais- sance revival neck ornament (1900-04) designed for Tiffany & Co.; a 1980s Bulgar! necklace adorned with Macedo- nian coins; and a 2002 Akelo pendant that emulates an ancient Etruscan granulation technique. MICHELE & DONALD D'AMOUR MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS 220 State Street, Springfield, MA 413-263-6800 THE GRAND TOUR: GEORGE AND BELLE SMITH COLLECT IN ITALY. Avid art collectors, George and Belle Smith traveled to Europe in 1882, just after promising their art collection to the city of Springfield, Massachusetts. The couple had planned a two-year sojourn to study and collect fine and decorative arts. Many socialites and intellects participated in the Grand Tour of Europe, a favorite activity for English and American aristocrats beginning in the late 17th century through the Vic- torian era. Because the Smiths enjoyed the opportunities available to them in Europe, they extended their visit by almost four years. For two-and-a-half years, the Smiths lived in Venice, Italy, and the couple purchased the paintings on display in this gallery and the lobby during that time, including works by No6 Bordignon, Raffaele Mainella, Pietro Pajetta, Pasquale Ruggiero and Ettore Tito. THE NICHOLS HOUSE MUSEUM 55 Mount Vernon Street Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 617-227-6993 The Nichols House Museum is located at 55 Mount Vernon Street on Beacon Hill in Boston, Massachusetts. The house in which it is located was designed by the architect Charles Bulfinch, and built by Jonathan Mason, the politician, in 1804. The building was renovated in 1830. The museum is named for Rose Standish Nichols {1872-1960), the re- nowned landscape gardener, suffragist, pacifist, and member of the Cornish Art Colony, who lived in the house between 1885 and 1960. She left the house to be used as a museum after her death. The museum preserves the lifestyle of the American upper class during Nich- ols' lifetime, with turn-of-the-century period rooms.