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POST-G/I .ET'FE, FEBRUARY 10, 2017 PAGE 11 UPTOWN DANCE Spend an evening with The Venice Baroque Orchestra performing The Vivaldi's Four Seasons with featured violin- ist Gianpiero Zanocco. See MUSIC SECTION for more details. COMEDY MUSIC THEATER Mechanics Hall 321 Main Street, Worcester, MA 508-752-5608 www.MechanicsHalLorg THE VENICE BAROQUE ORCHESTA -- Vivaldi's Four Seasons with featured violinist Gianpiero Zanocco. March 4, 2017. Performing the iconic and wildly popular work by Antonio Vivaldi, The Four Seasons, this orchestra will evoke the canals and palazzos of baroque Ven- ice. Other works to be performed: Corel- li's concerto grosso {n d, Geminiani's concerto grosso La Follia, Galuppi's concerto a quattro no.2 in g major, and Avison's Concerto grosso no. 8 in e mi- nor, after d. Scarlatti. Founded in 1997 by Baroque scholar and harpsichordist Andrea Marcon, the Venice Baroque Orchestra is recognized as one of the premier ensembles devoted to period instrument performance. The Orchestra receives wide critical acclaim for its con- cert and opera performances throughout North America, Europe, South America, Japan and Korea,Taiwan and China. MUSEUMS TD GARDEN 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 617-624-1050 ARIANA GRANDE -- March 3, 2017. Multi-platinum selling and Grammy Award-nominated artist Ariana Grande brings the Dangerous Woman Tour to TD Garden. Special Guests include: Littie Mix and Victoria Monet. Within less than a yea:r, GRANDE captured No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 twice -- first with her Republic Records debut Yours Truly and also with its 2014 follow-up, My Everything. Yours Truly yielded the game-changing pop smash "The Way" featuring Mac Miller, which went triple- platinum, landed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, and seized No. 1 on the iTunes Overall Top Songs chart. Meanwhile, the platinum-selling My Everyth/ng garnered a Grammy Award nomination for "Best Pop Vocal Album" and spawned the six times-platinum hit "Problem/Upon the single's release, Ariana became "the youngest woman to debut with over 400K sold in the first- week," while the song ranked as the 5th "highest digital song debut for a female artist" and 9th highest ever. Moreover, it debuted at No. I in 85 countries, topping the iTunes Overall Top Songs and Pop Songs charts for four weeks. GAME OF THRONES -- March 6, 2017. Enter the world of Westeros with the Game of Thrones Live Concert Expe- rience -- an music and visual experience that will bring the Seven Kingdoms to life on a scale never seen before. Using state- of-the-art technology, Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi, along with a full orchestra and choir, will take fans on a musical journey. LIONEL RICHIE with very special guest MARIAH CAREY-- April 7, 2017. Multi-platinum-selling artists, multiple Grammy Award-winners and music icons, Lionel Richie and very special guest Mariah Carey will tour together for the first time ever on the All the Hits Tour. International superstar Lionel Richie has a discography of albums and singles that are second to none. His music is part of the fabric of pop music; in fact, Lionel Richie is one of only two songwriters in history to achieve the honor of having #1 records for nine consecutive years. With over 100 mil- lion albums sold Worldwide, an Oscar, a Golden Globe, four Grammy awards, and the distinction of MusiCares Person of the Year in 2016, the Tuskegee, Ala- bama native is a true music icon. Mariah Carey is a music icon, a soul legend, a pop phenomenon, a breathtaking live artist and planet Earth's best-selling female artist of all time. She has sold over 220 million records and 17 of her 18 Billboard Hot i00 No. 1 singles have been self-penned, including =Fantasy," .'Always Be My Babyf "Hero,~ "Touch My Body," =One Sweet Day," and "We Belong Togetherf more than any other solo artist. LYNN AUDITORIUM 3 City Hall Square, Lynn, MA 781-599-SHOW THE CLASSIC ROCK SHOW -- March 2, 2017. The Classic Rock Show hits North America for the first time in Spring 2017 to deliver a brand new ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS =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. "Italia Oggi" -- Sundays lh00 am to Noon with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM. "Dolce Vita Radio" -- Sundays DJ Rocco Mesiti 11:00 am-l:00 pm; 90.7 FM or online www.djrocco:com. =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 Defia 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: litaliachiamoshow@gmail.corra Tel. 857-334-0868. "Intervallo Musicale~ -- Sundays 10:00-10:30 am; Host Carmine Guarino on WUNR 1600 AM and online at www.wunr.corn. show, the "A-Z of Rock." Anthem after anthem, rift after rift, power chord after power chord -- The Classic Rock Show takes you on a musical journey through two and a half hours of foot-stomping fun, culminating in a show-stopping guitar duel that is definitely not to be missed. Performing the greatest songs from right across the Alphabet of Rock, The Classic Rock Show's world class band powers through Classic Rock's finest moments, from AC/DC and Aero- smith to Eric Clapton, The Eagles, ELO, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Meatloaf and Queen to The Who, Zeppelin, ZZ Top and every- thing in between, performed with note- for-note precision that truly "brings the original iconic and era defining record- ings back to life on stage, with a huge sound and light show to match, plus much, much morel A gem of a rock show -- sore throat guaranteed! For more in- formation on the Classic Rock Show visit THE CABOT 286 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 978-927-3100 VIRTUOSO SOLOISTS OF NEW YORK-- February 19, 2017. Founded in New York City in 2014, Virtuoso Soloists of New York (VSNY} is the realization of a group of young musicians' dream to commission, perform, and record classical music on the international stage. Each player comes from a diverse background, and brings his or her own personality, culture, life experiences, and musical flair to every performance. Bound together by a passion for musical exploration and excellence, VSNY at- tracts new audiences by crafting unique programs that highlight the connection between well-known classics and newly commissioned pieces. VSNY has been working closely with living composers such as Boston-based John. H. Wallace and Ketty Nez, Italian composer Mario Pagotto, and Portuguese composers Tiago Cabrita and Eurico Carrapatoso. Program: Sergei Rachmaninov, Trio 616giaque No. 1 in G minor; John H. Wallace: Triskele (A Trio for Viola, Oboe and Piano four-hand); Anton Dvorak, Terzetto in C major, Op. 74; and Rob- ert Schumann, Piano Quintet in E-fiat major, Op. 44. MAVIS STAPLF.~I -- March 24, 2017. Mavis Staples is living, breathing his- tory. She is an alchemist of American music, ~aving continuo}isly crossed genre lines like no musician since Ray Charles. Weaving herself into the very fabric of gospel, soul, folk, pop, R&B, blues, rock, and hip hop over the last 60 years, this iconic singer has seen and sung through so many changes, always rising up to meet every road. Now in her seventh decade, with the release of her 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 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 617-624-1050 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 Disney*Pixar's Inside Out as they work together to boost Riley's spirit and win the big hockey game. Venture to wintery Arendelle where 01af 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, Rapimzel, 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 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 617-954-2000 ANIME BOSTON 2017 -- March 31 through April 2, 2017. Anime Boston is the Northeast's largest anime 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 anime an outlet for experiential celebration. The conven- tion will be presenting popular events including a masquerade, an anime music video contest, video programming rooms, an artists' alley and art show, karaoke, game shows, video games, manga library, dances, and much more. The approximate number of exhibitors at this event is over 120. Over 25,000 visitors are expected at this anime convention. BOSTON OPERA HOUSE 539 Washington St., Boston, MA 617-259-3400 www.BostonOperaHouse, corn ARTIFACT -- February 23-March 5, 2017. Boston Ballet proudly be- gins its five-year partnership with world-renowned choreographer Wil- liam Forsythe with the North American company premiere of his full-length ballet Artifact. Forsythe revolutionized ballet; he "fundamentally changed the way we look at, and think about, classical dance~ (Roslyn Sulcas, Dance Magazine). Artifact has been hailed as "a masterpiece, a work that definitively shows this choreographer as the most influential practitioner of the art form since Balanchine" (Roslyn Sulcas, The New York Times). Artifact, Forsythe's ode to ballet, is accompanied by an original piano composition by Eva Crossman- Hecht, Chaconne from Partita No.2 in D Minor by J.S. Bach, and a sound collage by Forsythe. He also designed the lighting, sets, and costumes for this extraordinary production. BOSTON OPERA HOUSE 539 Washington St., Boston, MA 617-259-3400 CABARET -- Now through 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 experience every sight and sound, Cliff follows Sally to the Kit Kat Klub, a seedy underground 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! REGENT THEATRE 7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA 781-646-4849 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, fore- ing him into conflict with his family, his dreams, and his ambitions with a spirit that will uplift and keep you thinking long after youX, e left the theater. This National Theatre of London production won an incredible five Tony Awards in 2015, including Best Play. SHUBERT THEATI~ 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 866-3445-9738 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 con- tinues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award@-winning master- piece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini's La Boh~me, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without sell- ing 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 mat- ters -- love. STONEHAM THEATRE 395 Main Street, 8toneham, MA 781-279-2200 I LOVED, I LOST, I MADE SPAGHETTI -- June 8-25, 2017. D/sh with GiuliaI Fcr Giul/a, an Italian New Yorker trying b navigate life as a single gal, a new dae is the perfect oppor- tunity to shov off her home cooking. While preparhg a three-course dinner from scratch, she recounts stories of good Italian fiod 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 seai~ to join Giulia on stage and be servedhe dinner she is cooking during the sh~v! WANG THEATER Citi Performhg Arts Center 270 TremontStreet Boston, MA 800-982-2795 ANNIE --May 9-21, 2017. The world's best-bved musical returns in time-honored form. This production of Annie will be abrand new incarnation of the iconic oriL~nal. Featuring book and score by Tony Award-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Anni~ includes such unforget- table songs as'It's the Hard Knock Lifef "Easy Street,~ =I Don't Need Anything But You," plus the eternal anthem of optimism, =Tonorrow." 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 toesV 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 de- signers began reviving examples of ancient ornaments, newly unearthed in archaeological excavations. Examine more than 4,000 years of jewelry his- tory 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, Classi- cal, Egyptian, and Renaissance. High- lights include a 1924 brooch, on loan from Cartier, paired with an Egyptian winged scarab (740-660 BC) with a similar design; an 1850s embellished gold brooch by Castellani; a Renais- sance revival neck ornament (1900-04) designed for Tiffany & Co.; a 1980s Bulgari necklace adorned with Macedo- nian coins; and a 2002 Akelo pendant that emulates an ancient Etruscan granulation tchnique. MICHELE & }ONALD D'AMOUR MUSEUM OI~INE ART8 220 Btate Steet, Springfield, MA 413-263-680 www.Spring THE GRA/D TOUR: GEORGE AND BELLE SMI~ COLLECT IN ITALY. Art coUectors George and Belle Smith traveled to E~rope in 1882, just after promising thdr art collection to the City of Springfield MA. They 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 Victorian era. Because the Smiths enjoyed the opportunities available to them in Europe, they extended their visit by al- most four years. For two-and-a-half years, the Smiths lived in Venice, Italy, and the couple purchased the paintings on dis- play during that time, including works by No~ Bordignon, Raffaele Mainella, Pietro Pajetta, Pasquale Ruggiero, and Ettore Tito.