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POST-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 4, 2011 Page 11 NOW PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN NEWPOLI is a group of exceptionally talented singers and musicians, all alumni from Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory, that performs Southern Italian Folk Music, mainly from the regions of Campania and Puglia, integrating a wide variety of styles such as Tarantella-Pizzica, Tammuriata, Villanella and the Neapolitan Canzone, encompassing music from the Middle Ages to the 19 th century. Because Italian Folk music, with the exception of a small number of NeapoUtan songs, has not received its deserved attention and recognition, neither in Italy nor abroad. Newpoli, guided by their passion for playing and researching these seldom played traditional styles, introduces to the audience, often for the first time, the joy and beauty of this music while recounting the ancient stories and rituals described in the lyrics. The group has been enthusiastically received everywhere, as the audience, notwithstanding the language barrier, is mesmerized by the vitality, energy and spice of their music. Check out Music Section for more details. ARTS THE LYRIC STAGE COMPANY OF BOSTON 140 Claredon St., Boston, MA MY NAME IS ASHER LEV - February ii - March 12, 2011. My Name is Asher Lev follows the jour- ney of a controversial young Jewish painter tom between his Hasidic up- bringing and his desire to paint. His artistic gift threatens to estrange him from his sheltered religious commu- nlty in postwar Brooklyn and the par- ents he loves. While his mother is torn between her son and her husband, Asher must choose between his art and his faith. Visit or call 617-585-5678 for tickets. ITALIAN EVENTS & PROGRAMS CITI PERFORMING ARTS CENTER WANG THEATER 270 Tremont St., Boston, MA SHEN YUN - Friday, February 11, 2011 - 7:30pm; Saturday, Febru- ary 12, 2011 - 2:00pm; Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 7:30pm; Sunday, February 13, 2011 - 2:00pm. This is an authentic, high end Chinese clas- sic show. Rediscover the beauty of Chinese traditional culture with SHEN YUN Performing Arts" Chinese Spectacular. A culture 5,000 years in the making comes to life on stage through nearly 20 classlcal Chinese dances, songs, and drama based on ancient legends, heroic stories and courageous tales. A collabora- tion of more than 80 classically trained dancers, choreographers, musicians, and vocalists. New York- based SHEN YUN Performing Arts presents the best of China's culture like you've never experienced be-fore. This show is a feast for your body and soul. For information call 1-800-954-4606 or log onto AMERICAN REPERTORY THEATER 64 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA AJAX - February 201 I. As the great warrior Ajax recovers from a bout of madness, he struggles to live with the consequences of his crazed vio- lence and with the trauma of war. A poignant examination of how com- bat affects the mind of a soldier, Sophocles' tragedy speaks directly to our times. A world premiere transla- tion of this classic work, under the direction of Obie Award-winning di- rector and Artistic Director of Soho Rep, Sarah Benson. By Sophocles, in a new translation by Charles Connaghan, directed by Sarah Benson. PROMETHEUS BOUND - March 2011. An outcry against tyranny, the bold new musical Prometheus Bound illustrates one man's struggle against the brute force of a ruthless dictator. Written by Tony Award and Grammy Award-winning lyricist and playwright Steven Sater (Spring Awakening} with music composed by System of a Down lead singer and Grammy Award-win- ning composer Serj Tanklan. This bold new musical is inspired by Aeschylus's ancient Greek tragedy about the suf- fering of Western civilization's first pris- oner of conscience. A.R.T. Artistic Di- rector Diane Paulus stages this world premiere production in OBERON, im- mersing the audience in an environ- ment that has the Dionysian energy and rebelliousness of a rock concert. Text and lyrics by Steven Sater (from the play by Aeschylus), music com- posed by Serj Tanklan, directed by Diane Paulus. DEATH AND THE POWERS - March 2011. When the eccentric pa- triarch Simon Powers downloads himself into The System, his entire house comes to life around his family and friends. A groundbreaking new production developed by the MIT Media Lab in partnership with the A.R.T., Death and the Powers explores what we leave behind for the world and our loved ones, using specially designed technology and an expressively ani- mated stage, including a chorus of ro- bots and a musical chandelier. Machover, called "America's most wired composer" by the LA. Times, dis- tinctively blends technological and ar- tistic finesse to create a score that is passionately inventive, yet filled with arching melodic lines. Death and the Powers, which receives its world premiere in Monaco in the fall of 2010, is supported by Futurum Association (Monaco), and will be presented in collaboration with Chicago Opera The- ater, in association with Opera Bos- ton. Composed by Tod Machover, li- bretto by poet-laureate Robert Pinsky from a story by Robert Pinsky and Randy Weiner, directed by Diane Paulus. For info call 617-547-8300. SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB DoubleTree Guest Suites Hotel 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Allston, MA DAVE KOZ - Thursday, February i0, 2011, shows at 8PM and 10PM. In a career spanning two decades, Dave Koz has established himself as a platinum-selling artist, humanitar- ian, entrepreneur, radio host, and instrumental music advocate. A six- time Grammy@ nominee, he was hon- ored in September 2009 by the Holly- wood Chamber of Commerce with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The list of artists who Koz has played with bears testament to his talent and includes such musical luminaries as Burt Bacharach, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Celine Dion, U2. Michael McDonald, and Rod Stewart. Koz is constantly touring, with annual sum- mer and holiday tours, and even tak- ing to the sea occasionally with the The Dave Koz Cruise. With a trium- phant career as an artist and radio personality, and the well-earned re- spect of the recording industry, Dave Koz's artistry, commitment and in- fluence continue to grow. Purchase tickets by calling 617-562-4111 or online at THE WILBUR THEATRE 246 Tremont St., Boston, MA HERB ALPERT AND LANI HALL - Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 7:30PM. For more than fifty years, Herb Alpert has come to mean many things to many people. To generations of music fans, Alpert is the dark-haired, trumpet-playing songmaker whose name instantly brings to mind memorable songs like "The Lonely Bull," "A Taste of Honey," and "Rise." These are but a few of the tunes Alpert recorded either as leader of the legendary Tijuana Brass. You may purchase tickets by calling 1-800-745-3000 or log onto HOUSE OF BLUES 15 Lansdowne Street, Boston GEORGE CLINTON & PARLIA- MENT/FUNKADELIC - February 18, 201 I. The funkmaster himself is back in action. George Clinton continues to entertain with his soul and funk style with hits like "Flashlight," "One Nation Under a Groove" and "Atomic Dog." Don't miss out on this fantastic performance. For tickets log onto LONGWOOD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA'S SEASON New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall 30 Gainsborough St., Boston, MA IMAGERY & INSPIRATION: KECHLEY & VAUGHAN WILLIAMS - March 19, 2011 at 8:00pm. Join Mae- stro Jonathan McPhee and Longwood Symphony Orchestra for this Boston premiere by David Kechley and Vaughan Williams' Symphony No. 2 in an evening of Imagery and Inspira- tion. What inspires the composer's vision? What sparks the listener's imagination? In David Kechley's Wake- ful Visions/Moonless Dreams (2009}, Kechley found inspiration in four pieces of literature: the Bible, Japa- nese haiku, Shakespeare and Proust. Ralph Vaughan Williams was in- trigued by the sights and sounds of his beloved city, from its Hansom cabs to the chimes of Westminster Cathe- dral, and depicts these in his London Symphony. For info call 617-667-1527 or visit BOSTON EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL 161 First Street, Suite 202, Cambridge, MA IL GIARDINO ARMONICO - Sat- urday, February 19, 2011 at 8pm. Founded in Milan in 1985, the legendary ensemble II Giardino Armonico celebrates its 25th anni- versary season by making Its debut with the Boston Early Music Festival. Acclaimed around the globe for their performances and recordings, these eight extraordinary musicians will bring their talents to an evening of sonatas and concerti by Venetian Baroque masters. For tickets call 617-661-1812 or visit THE REGATTA]BAR THE CHARLES HOTEL One Bennett St., Cambridge, MA NEWPOLI - March 3, 2011 at 7:30 PM. Newpoll is a group of exception- ally talented singers and musicians, all alumni from Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory, thatperforms Southern Italian Folk Music, mainly from the regions of Campania and Puglia, integrating a wide variety of styles such as Taran- tella-Pizzica, Tammuriata, Villanella and the Neapolitan Canzone, encom- passing music from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. Formed in Octo- ber of 2003, the group consists of two singers, Carmen Marsico and Angela Rossi, a Tamorra player (traditional Italian percussion), Fabio Pirozzolo, a percussionist, Michael Daillak, an ac- cordion player, Roberto Cassan, a clas- sical guitarist, BjOrn Wenns, a double bass player, Kendall Eddy, a flute player, Geni Skendo, and a violinist, Megumi Sasakl. For tickets call 617- 395-7757 or TOP OF THE HUB RESTAURANT 800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA VALENTINE'S DAY - February 14, 2011. Guests are invited to enjoy live music and dancing at Top of the Hub's Lounge. The Marty BaIIou Trio will be featured. A vegetarian menu will also be available upon request. Advance credit card reservations available by calling 617-536-1775, are required for Valentine's seating. MUSEUM OF SCIENCE Science Park, Boston. MA FRIDAY EVENING STARGAZING AT THE GILLILAND OBSERVA- TORY - Every Friday from 8:30 - I0:00 PM - FREE - Enjoy the Museum's roof- top observatory equipped with a com- puter-controlled 12-inch Meade LX200 telescope - you'll be amazed and astounded by it all. WEATHER-WISE - This new per- manent 2,800 square foot interactive exhibit takes you through the scales of weather. It features the CBS4 Weather Team as video guides, help- ing people to understand the science and technology behind weather pre- dictions. Some of the features are: Storm Watch Living Room, where visi- tors experience simulated severe weather conditions as if they were looking out a window of their home; Fog Tornado, where a simulated 3-D tornado shows how a real tornado can form; Walk-through Weather Front, where visitors can walk down a corri- dor in front of a canopy of clouds and experience temperature changes, wind gusts and rain sounds; and much more. The Museum of Science has more than 600 permanent hands-on exhibits, frequent traveling exhibi- tions and a staff of science interpret- ers. For more .information about other aspects of the MOS, please visit or call 617-723-2500 or (TI'Y) 617-589-0417. THE PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA GOLDEN: DUTCH AND FLEMISH MASTERWORKS FROM THE ROSE-MARIE AND EIJK VAN OTTERLOO COLLECTION- Febru- ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS "The Sicilian Corner" 11:00AM to I:00PM every Friday with host Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The Italian Show" w/Nunzio DiMarca every Sunday from 10AM to IPM www. "Italia Oggi" Sundays IPM to 2PM with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM www. "Dolce Vita Radio" DJ Rocco Mesiti IIAM-IPM Sundays 90.7 FM or online "The Nick Franciosa Show" Every Sunday at 12 Noon to 3PM on radio stations WLYN 1360 AM and WAZN 1470 AM. "Guido Oliva Italian Hour" 8AM 9AM every Sunday on WSRO 650 AM in Framingham and online at "Don Giovanni Show" Saturday mornings from 6AM-8AM and Sunday evenings 5PM-7PM on 950 AM WROL. www. dongiovannlshow, com. DANTE ALIGHIERI SOCIETY 41 Hampshire St., Cambridge THE CORO-DANTE, New England's all-ltalian repertoire chorus of the Dante Afighieri Society, will begin on January 31st in preparation for the Spring concert. Rehearsals are every Monday night from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. We are a four-part (Soprano/Alto/ Tenor/Bass) chorus conducted by Kevin Galie', M.M., J.D. New members are always welcome. This is a fun group of all ages who are interested in singing in Italian, Italian culture, and making friends. Contact Kellie at UTRECHT STRING QUARTET FROM THE NETHERLANDS WITH KEVIN GALLS-, POSITIV ORGAN- Sunday February 13, 2011 at 8 p.m. Works by: Sweelinck, Sammartinl, Tchaikovsky. Free Event. EMIGRATIO 2011 - Sunday, Feb- ruary 20, 2011 at 4:00pro presented by Dante Alighleri Society and Edlat present a theatrical performance de- ary 26, 2011 to June 19, 201 I. Nearly seventy paintings from the interna- tionally acclaimed collection of Eijk and Rose-Marie van Otterloo illumi- nate one of the greatest artistic and cultural chapters in history. The Van Otterloo collection is virtually unrivaled for its masterworks by the leading Dutch and Flemish artists of the 1600s: Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Jacob van Ruisdael, Jan Brueghel the Elder, Aelbert Cuyp and many others. At PEM, over 20 examples of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish fur- niture and decorative arts, also from the Van Otterloo collection, are shown in the company of these glori- ous portraits, still fifes, landscapes and interiors. Made possible in part by a generous grant from the Richard C. von Hess Foundation, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Circle of Friends and the Netherland-America Foundation in honor of Fredertk J. Duparc. FREEPORT [NO. 002]: MARIANNE MUELLER - March 26, 2011 to December 31, 2011. Located in the: Photography, Hilborn Gallery. Swiss artist Marianne Mueller delves into PEM's collection to create an installation that combines museum objects and the artist's personal archive of photographs. Un- expected juxtapositions of time, place and influence arise in this, the artist's first solo exhibition at a U.S. museum. FREEPORT [NO. 003]: SUSAN PHILIPSZ - May I, 20i I to Septem- ber I, 2011. Susan Phillpsz creates sound installations that explore ways in which the emotive and psycho- logical properties of song alter a listener's perception of place and time, Hearing her disembodied voice in settings where you least expect to have such an intimate experience sets up a tension between the listener's private memories and the communal associations of song. PAINTING THE MODERN IN IN- DIA - April I0, 2010 to January I, 2012. It features seven renowned painters who came of age during the height of the movement to free India from British rule. To liberate them- selves from a position at the margins of an art world shaped by the colonial establishment, they organized path- breaking associations - the Calcutta Artists Group in 1943, the Progres- sive Artists Group in 1947 Bombay, and the Delhi Shilpi Chakra in 1949. They pioneered new approaches to painting, repositioning their own art practices internationally and in rela- tion to the 5,000-year history of art in India. Log onto signed and directed by Luisa Marino, Freedom for Woman in love, New York City's Little Italy 1880-1940 from the sketches of Eduardo Migliaccio. Per- formed by Richard Migliaccio Farfariello's grandson. VENEZIA RESTAURANT BOSTON 20 Ericsson Street, Boston, MA INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY - Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 12:00 PM. Donne 2000 invites you to celebrate "Festa delle Donne" with an exquis- ite Brunch, Entertainment and The Donne 2000 Scholarship Award Pre- sentation. Proceeds to benefit the scholarship for a woman in college studying the Italian language and/or culture. For further information, Rita Susi at 617-742- 7337 or E-marl: HILLTOP RESTAURANT Route 1, Saugus MA INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY - Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 12:30PM. Saint Domenic Society Protector of of August celebrates International Women's Day. Entertainment pro- vided by Ross Zagami. All Proceeds to benefit breast cancer research. For more information please call Maria MeIIace at 781-289-6323, Maria Teresa Costa at 781-662-2752, Franca Daniele at 781-485-1042, Lucy Russo at 781-284-0362 or Lina Saraceno at 781-284-755 I. SPINELLrS FUNCTION FACILITY z8o mon st., Eut sosto MA BOSTON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY EVENT- Sunday, March 6, 2011 at l:00pm. Please join us in celebrating the Centenary of Women across the world to honor Ana Maria de Jesus Ribeiro da Silva di Garibaldi best known as Anita Garibaldi. For more information please contact Francesca DiBebedetti at 617.820.8885. Scarf contest: Feel free to wear your fanciest scarf to model with usl