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JANUARY 15,' 16 I COMEDY UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN Comedian and impressionist Frank CaUendo will be on stage for two shows at the Wilbur Theatre on January 30th. See COMEDY SECTION for more details. English megastar released the North American dates for her "Adele Live 2016" tour last week, which will be her first extensive concert series on the continent in five years. The tour is set to kick off in St. Paul, Minnesota, on July 5th and will wrap up November 15th in Mexico City. Tickets went fast, so find a friend who got some and be very nice to them! MUSIC TD GARDEN 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 617-624-1050 BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E STREET BAND -- Febru- ary 4, 2016. Bruce Springsteen and the LYNN AUDITORIUM E Street Band launch The River Tour, 3 City Hal/Square, Lynn, MA a nine-week North American trek, on 781-599-SHOW January 16th in Pittsburgh. The an- nouncement of the tour coincides with CHICAGO -- February 5, 2016. the release of The Ties That Bind: The Legendary rockers Chicago have an- River Collection, a comprehensive look nounced their Heart and Soul Tour 2.0 at the era of the 1980 album The River across America in 2016. Chicago, at first that Rolling Stone calls "Springsteen's dubbed The Chicago Transit Author- best archival release yet." ity, immediately stood out due to their CARRIE UNDERWOOD -- Febru- unique, horn-driven instrumentation ary 23, 2016. Seven-time Grammy and top-notch songwriting, a comb[- winner and Pollstar's three-time top nation that quickly found a home on female country touring artist, Carrie free-form FM radio in the late '60s. After Underwood, who just released her fifth 45-plus years in business, Chicago's studio album, Storyteller. =I can't wait music has never left the airwaves and to play new music from Storyteller for the band remains on tour more often the fans," shares Underwood. "I am than not, playing concerts in every cor- so blessed to have this career and get ner of North America. With a catalog of to do the things I do, but there is noth- hits including "Saturday in the Park," ing like that moment when I get to step "Beginnings," "If You Leave Me Now," onto the stage to sing and all the fans "Baby What a Big Surprise," "You're the are singing along with me." The Story- Inspiration," and "Hard Habit To Break," teller Tour--Stories in the Round will be fans are always eager to snap up tick- Underwood's first tour "in the round." ets to catch one of the most successful With the stage in the middle of the American rock bands in history. Four arena floor, the 360-degree setting will members of the group's current lineup allow fans on all sides of the arena to --vocalist/guitarist/keyboardist Robert get a very intimate and unique concert Lamm and horn section members Lee experience. Loughnane, James Pankow and Walter THEWHO--March7,2016. TheWho Parazaider -- date back to Chicago's announced the rescheduled dates for formation in 1967. Even today, the their The Who Hits 50! North American band isn't just about nostalgia; Chicago tour, which was postponed in September continues to record new singles and 2015 to allow lead singer Roger Daltrey albums regularly. time to recover from his recent bout with JOHNNY MATHIS -- April 8, 2016. viral meningitis. With his ever-youthful voice, it's hard ADELE -- September 14-15, 2016. to believe that legendary singer Johnny Adele will return to North America for Mathis has been wowing audiences for her first tour in five years. It's been over half a century -- and he's still going awhile since Adele said "Hello" to Bos- strong. That unmistakable voice -- both ton, but the Grammy-winning singer fragile and powerful -- singing timeless is heading back to town next year! The classics like "Chances Are," "Misty," THEATER MUSEUMS ITALIAN RADIO PR()GRAMS "The Sicilian Corner" -- every Friday 10:00 am to Noon with hosts Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The Best in Italian Music" with Nunzio DiMarca every Sunday from 9:00 am to Noon. Go to www. 11 "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 Elisa Meazzini- Thursdays 3:00 pm-4:15 pm. Visit; email: Tel. 857-334-0868. "Intez~Dllo M~icale" -- Sundays 10:00-10:30 am; Host Carmine Guarino on WUNR 1600 AM and online at "Brazil," "It's Not For Me to Say" =A Cer- tain Smile" =My Funny Valentine" and "Twelfth of Never" never ceases to mes- merize listeners into a wistful trance. Anyone who has been lucky enough to get tickets to witness Johnny Mathis perform LIVE knows that he was born to be on stage with a microphone in hand, an orchestra at his back, and a rapt crowd before him. Be it a love ballad, swing tune, or a Latin-flavored number, Johnny executes each phrase with that characteristic panache possessed by crooners of a by-gone era when sing- ers didn't have (or needI) the help of viral YouTube videos to capture the hearts of fans worldwide. Needless to say, serious fans of nostalgic music {also sung by the likes of Michael Bubl6, Harry Connick, Jr. and Tony Bennett) who score Johnny Mathis rickets are always in for a "Wonderful! Wonder- fulP time. ORPHEUM THEATRE 1 Hamilton Place, Boston, MA 617-482-0106 BONNIE RAITT -- March 29, 2016. Bonnie Lynn Raitt is an American blues singer, songwriter and slide guitar player. During the 1970s, Raitt released a series of roots-influenced albums which incorporated elements of blues, rock, folk and country. In 1989, after several years of critical acclaim but little commercial success, she had a major return to form with the release of her album Nick of Time. The follow- ing two albums Luck of the Draw {1991) and Longing in Their Hearts (1994) were also. multi-million sellers generating several hit singles, including "Some- thing to Talk About," "Love Sneakin' Up on You," and the ballad "I Can't Make You Love Me" (with Bruce Hornsby on piano). Raitt has received 10 Grassy Awards. She is listed as number 50 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time and num- ber 89 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. BOSTON OPERA HOUSE 539 Washington St., Boston, MA 617-259 -3400 PIPPIN -- February 2-14, 2016. A young prince sets out on a journey to find the ultimate meaning of life in the vaudevillian spectacular of Pippin, from Godspell creator Stephen Schwartz. Told by a roving cast of an anachronistic acting troupe, the musical first wowed audiences in 1972, seducing them with an astonishing musical fable set to a rousing 1970's rock score, including the hits =Magic to Do" and =I Guess Ill Miss the Man." With elements of sur- realism and naughtiness, there is a moving core to this quest for fulfilment, told through a medieval fable that still connects with contemporary audiences. Revived on Broadway by Director Diane Paulus (Porgy and Bess and Hair}, this new incarnation of Pippin won four 2013 Tonys, and is now hitting the road for a bombastic and vivid tour of the USAI THE SOUND OF MUSIC -- March 29- April 10, 2016. The hills are alivel A brand new production of The Sound of Music, directed by Jack O~Brien, is coming to you. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the Von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony, Grammy and Academy Award-winning Best Score, including =My Favorite Things," "Do-Re-M[," =Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "Edelweiss" and the rifle song. "We plan to look more closely at this remarkable work -- to tear off the varnish of the past and reveal one of the great, fresh glories of musical theater," says three- time Tony Award-winning Director Jack O~Brien. The Sound of Music features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by "The Trapp Family Singers" by Maria Augusta Trapp. The Sound of Music en- joyed extraordinary success as the first live television production of a musical in over 50 years when The Sound of Music Live! aired on NBC in December, 2013 (seen by over 44 million people); 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history. SHUBERT THEATRE 265 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 866-348-9738 LOVE LETTERS -- February 2-7, 2016. One of the most famous on-screen couples of all time is back together for the national tour ofA. R. Gumey's Love Letters. Ryan O~leil and Ali MacGraw first set hearts aflutter in 1970 when they starred in the iconic weepie Love Story. A massive commercial success, the movie was nominated for seven Academy Awards and its tagline alone -- "Love means never having to say you're sorry* -- is still enough to get millions reaching for a box of tissues. What is Love Letters About? Melissa and Andrew have been in love since second grade, yet circumstance and their own crushing insecurities have resulted in this inevitable romance never materi- al[sing. Opting instead for the safety of friendship, the pair keep up a constant correspondence through letters, cards, notes and invitations, a 50-year-old paper trail which details all of their vic- tories, defeats and dreams as life pulls them ever further apart. REALISH HOUSEWIVES OF BOB- TON: A PARODY -- March 29-April 3, 2016. Brawls[ Booze! Boto~ TheRealish Housewives are coming to the Shubert Theatre. Get ready for oodles of home- town reality in this totally original -- and outlandish -- parody performance, where you~l meet Rovanka, the baron- ess of an uncertain ethnicity; Claudia Louise, glamourous and conniving in equal measure; Desiree, neck super- model; Brooke, self-made business tycoon; and Gwen, the only one in the bunch with halfa brain. Laugh along as these loony ladies who lunch, along with your host, Randy, take on the. current events and people making headlines in Boston ... that is, ff they don't strangle each other first. Even the audience gets in on the act in this can't-take-your- eyes-off-it train wreck that's guaranteed to leave you and your best frenemies laughing ~il you cry your false eyelashes offi The Realish Housewives of Boston is an original play created and written by veteran Chicago-based comics Kate James and Tim Sniffen. TD GARDEN 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 617-624-1050 UFC FIGHT NIGHT -- January 17, 2016. A world title will be on the line when the Octagon@ touches down in Boston. UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw seeks to defend his crown for the third consecutive time when he meets former WEC~ and UFC* bantamweight champion Dos[- nick Cruz. The last time UFC was in Boston, Irish sensation Conor McGregor earned a rifle shot with a second round knockout of Dennis Siver in January 2015. Continuing with the tradition of bringing great events to Beantown, Dillashaw (13-2), looks to prove he is the undisputed champ of the 135-pound division. With three fmishes in as many title bouts, Dillashaw has made his way to No. 5 spot on the pound-for-pound list and proves he's one of the best fighters in bantamweight history. Cruz (20-1), is considered by many to be the toughest competition to challenge for Dfllashaw's belt. As a former rifle- holder, he's no stranger to championship rounds and is looking to regain the rifle. DISNEY ON ICE CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF MAGIC -- February 12-21, 2016. Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for the ultimate Disney experience as Disney On Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic. Be charmed by a cast of over 50, with Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse, sweetheart Minnie Mouse, Don- aid Duck, Goofy and Disney Princesses including CindereUa, Rapunzel, Ariel, Snow White and Tiana. Relive the magic of Disney's Frozen with Anna, Elsa and the hilarious Olaf as they discover that true love is the greatest magic of aft. Sing-along to over 30 unforgettable songs including =Let It Go," "You've Got a Friend in Me," and =Hakuna Matata." Exciting moments from Disney*Pixar's Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Disney's The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and more will leave the whole family with memories to last a lifetime. Show off your moves at the Disney Magic of Healthy Living dance-along pre-show inspired by the Disney Healthy Living commitment as the celebration of the century skates into your hometown! 2016 ISU WORLD FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS -- March 28-April 3, 2016. The International Skating Union (ISU) awarded U.S. Figure Skating and The Skating Club of Boston the rights to host the ISU World Figure Skating Championships at Boston's TD Garden. The World Figure Skating Champion- ships will bring close to 200 skaters from over 30 countries to Boston's TD Garden to compete for four inter- national titles. This event is the most prestigious international competition of the year and is the most important annual figure skating competition in the world! Past U.S. winners include Dick Button, Dorothy Hamill, Scott Hamilton, Brian Boitano, Krisri Yama- guchi, Tal Babilonia and Randy Gardner, Todd Eldredge and five-time champion MicheUe Kwan. WILBUR THEATRE 246 Tremont St., Boston, MA 617-248-9700 FRANK CALIENDO -- January 30, 2016 Comedian, actor, and impression- ist Frank Caliendo has been making people laugh his entire life. He is well known for his impressions of famous actors Morgan Freeman, Al Pacino, Robin Williams and Robert DeNiro; poli- ticians George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama; broadcasters John Mad- den, Charles Barkley and Jon Gruden; and talk show hosts Dr. Phil, Jay Leno, and David Letterman. TREVOR NOAH -- February 12-14, 2016. Trevor Noah has hosted numerous television shows in his native country, including, South Africa's music, televi- sion and film awards, the South African Comedy Festival and two seasons of his own late night talk show. He had his U.S. television debut on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and has also ap- peared on Late Show with David Letter- man, becoming the first South African stand-up comedian to appear on either late night show. He's slated to do the Jimmy Kimmel Show in January. His Showtime comedy special, Trevor Noah: African American premiered in 2013 and he took over for John Stewart on The Daily Show in September. AGGANIS ARENA 925 Commonwealth Ave., Boston 617-358-7000 www.BU.EDU/Agganis/ JEFF DUNHAM: PERFECTLY UNBALANCED -- January 30, 2016. A regular on Forbes' Celebrity 100 list of most powerful entertainers, Dunham has built a comedy empire over years of constant touring and innovation. Using colorful characters like Walter the Grumpy Retiree, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, redneck Bubba J, Peanut, and Jose Jalapeno, Dunham has carved a unique corner in the comedy world that's as funny as it is popular. He has set the record for viewership on Comedy Central, sold more than 7 million DVDs worldwide and nearly a billion views on YouTube. MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON 465 Hunt/ngton Avenue, Boston 617-267-9300 KENNETH PAUL BLOCK ILLUS- TRATIONS -- Now through August 14, 2016. Kenneth Paul Block (1925-2009) is arguably the most important fashion illustrator of the second half of the 20m century. His versatility and ability to create a graceful gesture, or evoke the high-energy of the post-WWII generation make his work stand out among illustra- tors of his time. Throughout his career, mainly with Women's Wear Daily and WMagazine, he chronicled fashionable designs and the lifestyles of the people who wore them. Blending illustration and portraiture, his drawings of figures like Jacqueline Kennedy, Babe Paley and Gloria Gulnness capture the sophistica- tion of the era's socialites and celebrities. MUSEUM OF SCIENCE 1 Science Park, Boston, MA 617-723-2500 ICE AGE: DAWN OF THE DINO- SAURS -- THE 4-D EXPERIENCE -- Now through April 15, 2016. Our favorite sub-zero heroes, Manny, Ell[e, and Diego venture into a mysterious underground world after Sid the Sloth stumbles across three abandoned eggs and decides to care for them as his own. Once the eggs hatch, the ad- venture begins in the lost world of the dinosaurs! Featured in eye-popping 3-D with an aU-star voice cast, including Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leafy and Queen Latifah. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs -- The 4-D Experience deliv- ers more thrills, more chills, and more mammoth-sized laughs for everyone! DANCE EXTREME DANCEPORT 26 New Street, Cambridge, IRA 617-492-2122 SWING DANCE EVERY FRI- DAY NIGHT -- Come and check out Boston's most exciting swing dance. A killer line up of DJ's and live bands. Beginner lessons are included in the price of admission prior to social danc- ing. No partner or prior experience is required. All ages and dance levels welcome.