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~:~.~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~2~J,~ ~,: -~ac~--'~--~~#~:~i~,,: ;-~ I POST-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 12, 2010 Page 11 NOW PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN Glimmerglass Opera. Sung in Italian with projected English translation. Idomeneo, King of Crete, makes a promise to Neptune, God of the Sea. When the king realizes the terrible price it will exact, vows and hearts are broken. Longing pours into arias and ensembles as only Mozart writes them. Tickets at or call the box office at 1-866-348- 9738. TD GARDEN Causeway Street, Boston, MA THE BLACK EYED PEAS - THE E.N.D. WORLD TOUR - Friday, Feb- mary 26, 8:00PM. Guarantee yourself a piece of the action! This is going to be an amazing show that will com- pletely change the way you experi- ence music[ Described as the ultimate Black Eyed Peas party experience, it also marks the first time that the group will.[.am,, Taboo and Fergie - are united for a North American headline tour since their 2006 Monkey Business world tour. For tickets log onto or call 1-800-745-3000. ARTS Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois brings his latest New York smash hit Becky Shaw to Boston in this wickedly funny comedy about a blind date gone bad written by Gina Gionfriddo (After Ashley, writer/producer of "Law & Order"). When a newly married couple fixes up two romantically challenged friends, crisis and comedy ensue in this hilarious new play that asks what we owe the people we love the most and the strangers who land on our doorstep. A 2009 Pulitzer Prize finalist. Becky Shaw makes me laugh out loud in the skillful way it examines human behavior and personal relationships. Check out Theater section for more details. NORTH SHORE MUSICAl, CHILDREN'S THEATRE 466 Central St., Saugus, MA GOLDILOCKS & THE THREE BEARS - March 21, JACK & THE BEANSTALK - April 25, RAPUNZEL - May 16, MOTHER GOOSE - June 13. All shows start at 2:00PM. From Boston's Haymarket Station, there is a direct bus to Cliftondale Square. These shows are a perfect way to spend an enjoyable family afternoon! For more information visit Tickets may be available at the door. Please call 1-781-230-3976. WGBH members receive a special discountl ZERO ARROW THEATRE 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA THE DONKEY SHOW - Now through summer 2010. The intoxi- cating international sensation that takes you behind the velvet ropes into a glittered wonderland of decadence, divas, and disco, inspired by Shakespeare's "A Mid- summer's Night Dream." For tickets or more info, you may call 617-547- 8300 or log on to the website at: BOSTON OPERA HOUSE 539 Washington St., Boston, MA YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN - April 20 through May 2, 2010. Don't miss the sensational cast delivering all your favorite moments from the clas- sic f'dm, plus brand-new show-stop- ping numbers for the stage, includ- ing ~h'ansylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and *Puttin' on the Ritz." For tickets call 1-800-982-2787 or ITALIAN EVENTS & PROGRAMS THE BOSTON UNIVERSITY THEATRE MAIN STAGE 264 Huntington Ave., Boston,MA STICK FLY - February 19 - March 21, 2010 the Huntington Theatre Company continues it's 2009-2010 season of American stories with Lydia R. Diamond's Stick Fly, a smart, mov- ing and funny portrait of a complex African-American family. Days and time vary. BECKY SHAW - March 5 through April 4, 2010. This is exactly what great comedy should do. Gina has written a sharp, cunning play that shifts our perspective about the ten- sions between love, money, and hap- piness." -- Peter DuBois. "Ferociously funny! An engrossing, deftly plotted, and sharp-witted new play." -- The REAGLE PLAYERS - ROBINSON THEATRE 617 Lexington St., Waltham, IdA HERE REED AND THE PLATTERS Valentine's Day Concerts - February 13 at 7 p.m. and February 14 at 2 p.m. Fans of nostalgic sounds of early rock can relive the romantic memories with Herb Reed and The Platters on Valentine's. The group will perform the unforgettable sounds of Only Yo~ My Prayer and The Great Pretender - along with other famous chart topping hits. Call the box office at 781-891-5600 or buy tickets online through CITI PERFORMING ARTS WANG THEATRE 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA CELTIC WOMEN - March 12, 13 and 14, 2010. A smash hit around the globe, returns with an all new live show. The awe inspiring vocalists Lisa, Chlo& Lynn and Alex along with the mesmerizing Celtic violinist Mair~ad continue to capture the hearts of fans across the country on a whirlwind tour of America. Come see Celtic Women with their 6 piece band and the Aontas Choir perform unique renditions of Irish standards, classical favorites and contemporary hits. NORAH JONES - March 25, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. Multiple Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter Norah Jones has announced U.S. tour dates in support of her critically acclaimed new album "The Fall," which was re- cently released by EMI's Blue Note Records. CHELSEA HANDLER - Saturday, April I0, 2010 at 8PM and 10:30PM. Night talk show host, author and stand up comedian Chelsea Handler will celebrate the release of her third book, CHELSEA CHELSEA BANG BANG, by headlining a 21 city tour presented by Belvedere Vodka with special guest Heather McDonald. For a lot of laughs check out this show. ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER - April 15-18, 2010. With the Alvin Alley American Dance The- ater, beauty, spirit, hope and passion know no bounds. The genius of Alvin Alley changed forever the perception of American dance. Judith Jam[son's remarkable vision has preserved and extended Alley's legacy. Join this ex- traordinary dance company as they celebrate Judith Jam[son on the oc- casion of her 20th anniversary as Ar- tistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Performances will AGGANIS ARENA 925 Commonwealth Ave,Boston, MA DAUGHTRY - Saturday, March 20, 2010. American Idol singing sensation Chris Daughtry embarked on his sing- ing career in the 6th season of =Idol". Although he didn't make it, he is still a star by creating his own band. Don't miss this rocking timer ALICIA KEYS - March 22, 2010 at 7:30PM. Since her 2001 debut of Songs In A Minor, the New York native has built an unparalleled repertoire of hits and accomplishments including three multi-platinum albums and several Grammy Awards. Among others, some of the hits include "Fallln'", "If I Ain't Got You", "You Don't Know My Name", and "No One". Key's fourth release, Element of Freedom, fea- tures the single "Doesn't Mean Any- thing." For tickets, visit or call 1- 800.745.3000. WILBUR THEATRE 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA AN EVENING WITH THE MAN- RATTAN TRANSFER - Wednesday, February 17 at 7:30 PM HT Produc- tions and the Manhattan Transfer celebrate 40 years together and present their new CO, The Chick Corea Songbook. The Manhattan Transfer is a major staple both within the jazz community and the main- stream music community, as they continue to enlighten listeners by bringing different genres of music to the forefront. For more information call 617-248-9700 or visit THE SHUBERT THEATRE 265 Tremont Street, Boston, MA ARIADNE AUF NAXOS - March 12, 2010 to March 23, 2010. An unseen producer makes changes to an opera just before the curtain rises. That's how the clowns get onstage. The com- poser is backstage tearing his hair out. This opera will be sung in German with projected English translation. For more information please call: 617- 542-6772 or visit: FIRST CHURCH IN CAMBRIDGE, CONGREGATIONAL 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA LES FOLIES FRANCOISES - Fri- day, March 19, 2010 at 8:00 PM. This French chamber ensemble breathes new life into the wide instrumental and vocal repertoire of the 17t~ and 18tb centuries. For more information call: 617-661-1812 or visit: FIRST CHURCH CONGREGATIONAL Lindsay Chapel Mason & Garden Streets Cambridge, MA CANTATAS, SONATAS & MORAL TALES - Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 8:00 PM - Music by Telemann, Handel, Weiss, Beyer, Baron & Bach. GRAND BALLET DUCOUR - Sat- urday, April 17, 2010 at 8:00 PM. Works by Moulinie, Boesset, Mesangeau, Guedron & du Caurroy. For more information, please call 617-776-0692. MISSION CHURCH 1545 Tremont St., Boston, MA MUSIC IN THE NEW WORLD FROM THE BAROQUE TO THE PRESENT - Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 3:00. M. Works of Zumaya, New York Times. Tickets available include the classic Revelations, pre- Villa-Lobos and Ginastera will be online at, by miere works and Ailey standards, performed. Don't miss this form of phone at 617-266-0800 and at the IDOMENF_A), ]Rig DI CRETA - April music that has invoked the senses Box Office, 264 Huntington Ave., or 23 through May 4, 2010. Music by over the years. For further informa- at the Cedar Pavilion Theater, BCA Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. New Bos- tion you may call: 617-926-0126 Box Office, 527 Tremont Street in ton Lyric Opera production based on or visit their website by logging on to ............................. : ST. PAUL CHURCH Corner of Bow and Arrow Streets Cambridge, MA THE TALLIS SCHOLARS - Satur- day, March 27, 2010 at 8:00 PM. The Tallis Scholars will present a program of works by Loyset Compere, Jean Mouton, Nicholas Gombert and the incomparable Josquin des Pres. For more information, call: 617-661-1812 or visit: BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY 700 Boylston St., Boston, MA LOWELL LECTURE SERIES- Now through April 2010. Travel the world without leaving Boston. Lecturers in- elude Paul Theroux Frances Mayes and Alexander McCall Smith. All lec- tures to be held in the Rabb Lecture Hall. All lectures are free and open to the public. For a detailed description of each lecture please visit: WILBUR THEATRE 246 Tremont St., Boston, MA COMEDY - Featured performer PAULY SHORE - February 12, 2010. For more information, please log onto NEWTV 23 Needham St., Newton, MA. SINGING WITH COLORS: THE ART OF MARIA TERMINI - Now through March 19, 2010. The exhibit is open Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday from 12 noon to 6:00 pm. Admission is free. For more info 617- 928-1544 or The exhibit is handicapped accessible. COOLIDGE CORNER THEATER 290 Harvard St., Brookline, MA DECORDOVER AT THE COOLIDGE - Monday, March 29. 2010 at 7 PM, Come to the Coolidge Corner Theater for an off-site event with two of the artists from the 2010 DeCordova Biennial. Join Laurel Sparks, Xander Marro, and Assistant Curator Dina Deitisch for an evening of art, art films, and Q&A. For ticket information DICK'S LAST RESORT Quincy Market at Faneuil Hall Marketplace MARDI GRAS MADNESS 2010 - Tuesday, February 16 from 5 PM 'til whenever celebrate Mardi Gras with a day of confetti, multi-colored beads, feathers, masks and Dick's full menu of eats. Live entertainment by Side- walk Driver from 8-11 PM. For more information call 617 267 8080. ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM 280 The Fenway, Boston, MA AFTER HOURS - Every third Thursday of each month from 5-9:00 PM. After Hours is art, music, cock- tails, contemporary performances, gallery explorations and so much more. For more information and to purchase tickets call: 617-278-5156 or visit: WEST END COMMUNITY CENTER 150 Staniford St., Boston, MA WEST END POETRY CLUB - have open readings on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month start- ing at 7:00 PM in the Center by area poets. For more information call Duane at: 617-416-0718. SALEM HISTORICAL TOURS 8 Central Street, Salem, MA HISTORY & ARCHITECTURE TOUR - Wednesdays and Mondays at 4:00 PM. Stroll through four cen- turies of Salem's illustrious his- tory. Call 978-745-0666 or log on to WORCESTER ART MUSEUM 55 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA INTAGLIO: ITALIAN ETCHINGS AND ENGRAVINGS - Now through March 7, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. View a selection of Italian prints that reflect the history of intaglio printmaking, the step-by-step process to reproduce pictorial images provid- ing the finest detail. EXHIBITION: A MINIATURE MILESTONE - Now through April 8, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Celebrate the 20TM anniversary of WAM's portrait miniature collection with a special exhibition that fea- tures miniatures from the 18~ to the 20= centuries in the newly renovated Marianne E. Gibson gallery. In 1989 the museum created a gallery de- voted to portrait miniatures created by various artists in a wide range of styles. Visit or call (508) 799-4406. INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART I00 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA KRZYSZTOK WODICZKO - Now through March 7, 2010. In a new pro- jection-based work, Krzysztok focuses on the experience of veterans return- ing from Iraq and Afghanistan. His politically-charged works explore the relationship between art, democracy, trauma and healing. MOMENTUM 15: R.H. Quaytman - Now through March 28, 2010. This is a new series of paintings by this Boston-born artist in her first solo museum exhibition. Her dazzling works incorporate silk screened pho- tographs and abstract patterns, dia- mond dust layers, and hand-painted elements. RONI HORN AKA RONI HORN - February 19, 2010 through June 13, 2010. Using a variety of materials including pure pigment, 24 carat gold, color photographs, and cast glass, Horn creates immensely beautiful and sensuous works that evoke the mystery inherent to even the most familiar subjects, the weather, the depths of water even our sense of place and identity. For further information, please call: 617-478-3100 or visit the website at: MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA HARRY CALLAHAN, AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHER - Now through July 3, 2010. This exhibition features intimate portraits, scenes of Urban Life and the Natural Landscape. There are a collection of approxi- mately 40 photographs that survey the major visual themes of this artist's career. For further informa- tion, please call: 617-369-3445 or visit: ITALIAN RADIO "The Sicilian Corner" II:00 AM to 1:00 PM every Friday with host Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and =The Italian Show" w/Nunzio DiMarca every Sunday from 10AM to 1PM www. "Italia Oggi" (Italy Today) Sun- days IPM to 2PM with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM www.1460WXBILeom *Dolce Vita Radio" DJ Rocco Mesiti II AM-1 PM Sundays 90.7 FM or online "The Nick Franclosa Show" Ev- ery Sunday at 12 Noon to 3:00 PM on radio stations WLYN 1360 AM and WAZN 1470 AM. "Guido Oliva Italian Hour" 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM every Sunday on WSRO 650AM Framingham and online at PARADISE ROCK CLUB 967 Comm Ave., Boston, MA JOVANOTTI - Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 8:00 PM. Italy's number one recording artist Jovanotti an- nounces Oyeah, the debut US album release by the chart topping Tuscan singer, songwriter and rapper for the legendary Verve Forecast label. Oyeah was recorded in New York City during the Summer of 2009 during, Jovanotti's series of residencies at leading Manhattan and Brooklyn clubs with the Soleluna NY LAB, a New York-based collective of musi- cians from Italy, the United States and Brazil. A critically acclaimed pioneer in the international hip hop scene renown for working in his native Ital- ian language, Jovanotti again breaks new ground on his first Stateside set. A double album collection, Oyeah's 20 tracks feature all new live versions of original repertoire drawn from Jovanotti's generation-long career plus 3 unreleased studio takes on clas- sic Italian songs re-interpreted for today's international music market. For tickets and more information please call 617-562-8800 or BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY - NORTH END BRANCH 25 Parmenter Street, Boston, MA FILM "LA TIGRE E LA NEVE" (THE TIGER AND THE SNOW) - February 27, 2010. Please join the Pirandello Lyceum for the viewing of the 2005 It~an film starring and di- rected by Roberto Benign[. Movie will be shown with subtitles Coffee and Biscotti at ll:00am. Movie starts at 11:15... Free arid open tq the ,public;