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POST-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 19, 2010 Page 11 NOW PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN Longwood Symphony Orchestra introduces Boston to Violinist Tai Murray in Samuel Barber's Violin Concerto to support the Food Project. Longwood Symphony Orchestra, the orchestra of Boston's medical community, will inspire conversation and raise community awareness about hunger relief, sustainable food sources, urban farms and healthy nutrition with its community partner, The Food Project. These activities will culminate in a concert performance on March 13 th to raise funds for the Food Project and collect food for the Greater Boston Food Bank. Artistic Director Jonathan McPhee paints three distinct panoramas from the palettes of Barber, Ginastera and Debussy. LSO introduces Boston to rising star Tai Murray who will join the orchestra for Samuel Barber's beloved Violin Concerto. The concert also includes Alberto Ginastera's rarely heard Ollantay and Claude Debussy's epic La Mer. Check out Music 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, please visit Tickets may be available at the door. Please call 1-781-230-3976. WGBH members receive a special discount! 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 film, plus brand-new show-stop- ping numbers for the stage, includ- ing ransylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and "Puttin' on the Ritz." For tickets call 1-800-982-2787 or 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 funnYl An engrossing, deftly plotted, . and sharp-witted new play." -- The New York Times. Tickets available online at, by phone at 617-266-0800 and at the Box Office, 264 Huntington Ave., or at the Cedar Pavilion Theater, BCA Box Of- fice, 527 Tremont Street in Boston's South End. LOEB DRAMA CENTER 64 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA JOHNNY BASEBALL - May 14 through May 30, 2010. "Johnny Base- ball" is an exhilarating blend of fact, fiction, and the mystical power of the game. It traces the origin of the Curse to a collision of three orphaned souls: Johnny O'Brien, a hard-luck right- hander on the 1919 Sox; his idol, the man-child Babe Ruth; and Daisy Wyatt, a dazzling African American blues singer and the love of Johnny's life. These three lives contain both the reason for the Curse and the secret to its end off the bat of Big Papi in 2004. Johnny Baseball packs a thoughtful commentary on American social his- tory into a fun and spirited musical that will bring cheers and tears to base- ball fans everywhere. PARADISE LOST - February 27 - March 20, 2010. This American drama voices the anger and hope of a family struggling to find solid ground in a sink- ing economy. Written by one of the greatest 20th-century American play- wrights, Paradise Lost is a poetic, humane, and distinctly American drama that examines the impact of money and greed on family, business, and love. Visionary director Daniel Fish creates a bold, contemporary production of this powerful play. Please call 617-547-8300 or log onto ITALIAN EVENTS & PROGRAMS MIDWAY STUDIOS 31 Hemenway St., Boston, MA RENT - March 3 through 7, 2010. The Boston Conservatory Theater En- semble presents Jonathan Larson's Tony Award-winning audience favor- ite Rent. Rent premiered in 1996 and went on become one of the longest- running shows in Broadway's his- tory. It won many awards, including a Tony for Best Musical and a Pulitzer Prize. The music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson, who died suddenly the night before the scheduled Broad- way premiere, are based on Puccini's La Boheme. Rent tells the story of marginalized, impoverished young artists struggling to survive on Manhattan's Lower East Side in the early 1980s as the AIDS epidemic was beginning. Call the Box Office at 617-912-9222 or visit the website at www.bostonconservatory.ed u/tickets. 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 llve show. The awe inspiring vocalists Lisa, Chloe, Lynn and Alex along with the mesmerizing Celtic violinist Mairad 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, classi- cal favorites and contemporary hits. NORAH JONES - March 25. 2010 at 8PM. Multiple Grammy Award win- ning singer and songwriter Norah Jones has announced U.S. tour dates in support of her critically ac- claimed new album "The Fall," which was recently released by EMI's Blue Note Records. CHELSEA HANDLER - Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 8PM and IO: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 Theater, beauty, spirit, hope and passion know no bounds. The genius of Alvin Alley changed forever the perception of American dance. Judith Jamison's remarkable vision has preserved and extended Alley's legacy. Join this extraordinary dance company, as they celebrate Judith Jamison on the occasion of her 20 th anniversary as Artistic Director of Alvin Alley American Dance The- ater. Performances will include the classic Revelations, premiere works and Alley standards. IDOMENEO, RE DI CRETA - April 23 through May 4, 2010. Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. New Bos- ton Lyric Opera production based on scenery and costumes owned by 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- ruary 26, 8:00PM. Guarantee yourself a piece of the action! This is going to be an amazing show that will com- pletely change th e way you experi- ence music! Described as the ultimate Black Eyed Peas party experience, it also marks the first time that the group -,, Taboo and Fergle - 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. AGGANIS ARENA 925 Commcmwealth 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 timel ALICIA KEYS - March 22, 2010 at 7:30PM. Since her 2001 debut of Songs In A Minor, the New York na- tive has built an unparalleled reper- toire of hits and accomplishments in- cluding three multi-platinum albums and several Grammy Awards. Among others, some of the hits include "Fallin", *If I Ain't Got You', "You Don't Know My Name", and "No One". Key's fourth release, Element of Freedom, features the single "Doesn't Mean Anything." Call 1-800.7"45.3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.eom. THE SHUBERT THEATRE 265 Tremont Street, Boston, MA ARIADNE AUP NAXOS - March 12, 2010 to March 23, 2010. An unseen producer makes changes to an opera just before the curtain rises, That's bow 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 website at FIRST CHURCH IN CAMBRIDGE, CONGREGATIONAL II Garden Street, Cambridge, MA LES FOLIES FRANCOISE8 - 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 17 th and 18  centuries. For more information, please call 617-661-1812 or visit FIRST CHURCH CONGREGATIONAL Lindsay Chapel Mason & Garden Streets Cambridge, MA GRAND BALLET DUCOUR Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 8:00PM. Works by Moullnie, Boesset, Mesangeau, Guedron & du Caurroy. For information 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 3:00PM. Works of Zumaya. Villa-Lobos and Ginastera will be performed. Don't miss this form of music that has invoked the senses over the years. For further infor- mation you may call 617-926-0126 or visit their website at by logging onto www. ST. PAUL CHURCH Corner of Bow and Arrow Streets Cambridge, MA THE TALLIS SCHOLARS - Satur- day, March 27, 2010 at 8:00PM. 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: THE BOSTON CONSERVATORY 8 The Fenway, Boston, MA TAI MURRAY IN SAMUEL BARBER'S VIOLIN CONCERTO - March 13, 2010 - 8:00PM. Longwood Symphony Orchestra performs to ben- efit The Food Project Longwood Sym- phony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Jonathan McPhee per- forms in support of The Food Project at New England Conservatory's Jor- dan Hall. LSO will perform the music of Samuel Barber with Tai Murray in addition to the works of Ginastera and Debussy. The Box Office is open Monday-Friday, 12-6PM for phone sales. Walk-up sales are available one hour before curtain on perfor- mance days. Tickets are available at ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM 280 The Fenway, Boston, MA AFTER HOURS - Every third Thursday of each month from 5-9PM. After Hours is art, music, cocktails, contemporary performances, gallery explorations and so much more. For more into call: 617-278-5156 or visit: COOLIDGE CORNER THEATER 290 Harvard St., Brookline, MA DECORDOVER AT THE COOLIDGE - Monday, March 29, 2010 at 7PM. Come to the Coolidge Corner Theater for an off-site event with two ITALIAN RADIO "The Sicilian Corner" I 1:00 AM to I: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. l l I "Italia Oggi" (Italy Today) Sun- days IPM to 2PM with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM www. "Dolce Vita Radio" DJ Rocco Mesiti 11 AM-I PM Sundays 90.7 FM or online "The Nick Franciosa Show" Every 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 "Don Giovanni Show" Saturday mornings from 6AM-8AM and Sunday evenings 5:00 PM-7:00 PM on 950AM WROL. PARADISE ROCK CLUB 967 Comm Ave., Boston, MA JOVAROTTI - 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 of the artists from the 2010 DeCordova Biennial. Join Laurel Sparks, Xander Marro, and Assistant Curator Dina Deitlsch for an evening of art, art films and Q&A. For ticket information 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 10:00AM to 9:00PM, Friday and Saturday from 10:00AM to 6:00PM and Sunday from 12 noon to 6:00PMm. Admission is free. For more info 617- 928-1544 or 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 7:00PM 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 4:00PM. Stroll through four centuries of Salem's illustrious history. For further information, please call 978-745-0666 or log onto BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY 700 Boylston St., Boston, MA LOWELL LECTURE SERIES - Now through April 2010. Travel the world without leaving Boston. Lecturers in- clude 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 more information visit: WORCESTER ART MUSEUM 55 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA INTAGLIO: ITALIAN ETCHINGS AND ENGRAVINGS - Now through March 7, 2010 from II:00AM- 5:00PM. View a selection of Italian prints that reflect the history of intaglio printmaking, the step-by-step process to reproduce pictorial images providing the finest detail. EXHIBITION: A MINIATURE MILESTONE - Now through April 8, 2010 from II:00AM-5:00PM. Cele- brate the 20 'h anniversary of WAM's portrait miniature collection with a special exhibition that features miniatures from the 18 'h to the 20 th centuries in the newly renovated Marianne E. Gibson gallery. For further information, please log onto or call the museum at (508) 799-4406. 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 thls artist's career. For info call: 617-369- 3445 or visit: 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. For tickets 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 Italian film starring and directed by Roberto BenignL Movie will be shown with subtitles Coffee and biscotti at II:00AM. Movie at II:I5AM. Free and open to the public.