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POST-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 24, 2012 Page11 is Out," "School is In," "Dear Lady and Fatima "TNT" Maddox of Temple cial, "AHot Cup of Talk." She partici- Twist," "Twist, Twist Senora," *Seven University, the team's first female paced in, and won "Celebrity Mole" Day Weekend," and others. The player since 1993 and ninth female on ABC, and then hosted the NBC Cleftones are known for hits "Little in team history. The new Globe- reality series *Average Joe" as well as  W Girl of Mine," "Can't We Be Sweet- trotters also feature the top three i'm- the MTV series, "Kathy's So-Called ! ''' '' hearts," and "String Around MyHeart." ishers from the 2011 College Slam Reality." In 2010, Kathy took a dra- PLAYING Also, appearing, The Orlons, who had Dunk Contest, including the reigning matic turn on "Law and Order: SVU" some dance and novelty gems in the champ Jacob "Hops" Tucker. At 5-10, where she riveted audiences with her early '60s: "The Wah Watusi," "Don't Tucker sports a 50-inch vertical leap, portrayal of a lesbian activist with a UPTOWN " DOWNTOWN Hang Up," and "South Street." You and his YouTubevideos have garnered secret. In August 2005, Kathy's real- wouldn't want to miss Johnny well over four million views. Tucker icy show, "Kathy Griffin: My Life on Tillotson, who is famous for chart joins slam dunk runner-up John "Jet" the D-List," debuted on Bravo to rave records "Poetry In Motion," "It Keeps Williams of UNC-Asheville and semifi- reviews and was nominated for an Right On A Hurtin'," "Without You," nalist Darnell "Spider" Wilks of the Emmy for Outstanding Reality Program "Send Me The Pillow That You Dream University of Cincinnati. The 2012 and the second season of "Kathy Grif- On," and many more. rookie class has a total of three seven- fin: My Life on the D-List" won Kathy PHIL VASSAR -- Thursday, March footers including 7-4 Jermaine her first Emmy in that same category. 22, 2012. With his self-titled artist "Stretch" Middleton, the third-tallest The third season premiered in 2007 debut on Arista/Nashville, Phil took player in team history, and 7-foot An- and again won Kathy an Emmy for his seat as country's leading piano thony "Biggie" McClain. At 7-8, Outstanding Reality Program. The man with the success of songs like Sturgess becomes the tallest Globe- fourth and fifth season were nomi- ii "Carlene," "Just Another Day in Pars- trotter ever after a career at Moun- nated again for Outstanding Reality disc" and "Six-Pack Summer." Since Cain State University (W.Va.}. Current Program. The sixth and final season then he's continued to prove his Globetrotters stars Special K Daley, of "D-List" aired on Bravo during the worth time and again with releases Big Easy Lofton, Flight Time Lang, summer of 2010. like "American Child," That's When I Dizzy Grant, Scooter Christensen, and love You," "In A Real Love," "I'll Take many others will team up with the That as a Yes (The Hot Tub Song}," world class rookies for nearly 270 Last Day of My Life" and "Love is a games on the North American portion Beautiful Thing." Now with 6 albums of the World Tour. Player rosters in under his belt, all held too much each city will vary and are subject to  acclaim; Phil is ready for the next change. JOHN F. KENNEDY PRESIDENTIAL journey in his musical career. No LIBRARY AND MUSEUM stranger to hard work and with a Columbia Point, Boston, MA strong business mind on his shoul- 866-JFK-1960 ders, Phil's taking control by launch- www.jfklibrary.org ing Rodeowave Entertainment, a full- IN HER VOICE: JACQUELINE service Record Label/Promotions/ WILBUR THEATRE KENNEDY, THE WHITE HOUSE Management company based in Nash- 246 Tremont St., Boston, MA YEARS. In the spring of 1964, a few ville, TN. First up to be released is www.thewilbur.com months after President Kennedy's The Harlem Globetrotters will bring their 2012 World Phil's 74 album his first ever Live CD/ Ticketmaster 1-800-745-3000 death, Jacqueline Kennedy recorded Tour to TD Garden on Saturday, March 31 for a double- DVD combo recorded in Nashville KATHY GRIFFIN -- Friday, March a series of interviews with historian , with brand new music included. Phil's 23, 2012. Two-time Emmy winner, NY and family friend Arthur Schlesinger, . header at 2:00 and 7:00 PM. For further details see ongoing evolution endures and will Times bestselling author, Grammy Jr. At the age of thirty-four, with the White House years behind her, she I "SPECIAL EVENTS" section, surely prove he's here to stay. nominee, 2009's GLAAD Vanguard recipient and 2011 Trevor Project Life was speaking for the historical record !' countries and 21 languages since its TD GARDEN Award honoree Kathy Griffin is a -- to preserve and shape her hus- first London performance in October Causeway Street, Boston multi-faceted performer with rapid fire band's legacy. The interviews, held on 1985. The original Broadway produc- www.TDGarden.com wit. She has been making audiences deposit here at the Kennedy Library, tion opened on March 12, 1987, at BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN -- March laugh for years discussing Hollywood were sealed for 47 years. Jacqueline LOWELL MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM the Broadway Theatre, winning seven 26, 2012. Bruce Springsteen and the gossip and celebrity blunders. After Kennedy Onassis died in 1994. In 50 Past Merrimack St., Lowell, MA Tony Awards that season, including E Street Band launched the first US various TV guest spots, Kathy began 201 I, the 50  anniversary year of the 97S-454-2299 Best Musical. The show went on to leg of the 2012 "Wrecking Ball" World gaining notice as a stand-up comedi- Kennedy Presidency, her daughter, www.LowellAuditorium.com play a total of 6,680 performances. Tour on March 18 in Atlanta. Bruce enne and landed her own "HBO Half Caroline Kennedy, decided it was the ! COME FLY AWAY -- Thursday, Based on Victor Hugo's epic novel. Springsteen's 17 th studio album Hour Comedy Special." In 1998, HBO right time to share these conversa- March 1, 2012. "Come Fly Away" is the Relentless policeman Javert pursues "Wrecking Ball" will be released on gave Kathy her own one-hour spe- t_ions with the public. new Broadway musical that brings escaped convict Jean Valjean over Columbia Records on March 6. "We together the legendary vocals of Frank decades through the tumult of revo- Take Care Of Our Own," the album's Sinatra and the creative vision of Tony lutionary France. Valjeau becomes ITALIAN EVENTS & PROGRAMS first single, is "classic Springsteen" Award=winner Twyla Tharp (Movin' a mayor, agrees to raise the daughter with "anguish and challenge [that] run Out). This one-of-a-kind experience of a dying prostitute and joins the thick and fast" (Rolling Stone); a combines the seductive vocals of "O1' fight for freedom. None of this "richly orchestrated Wall of Sound ... ] Blue Eyes" with the sizzling sound of impresses the single-minded Javert, that nods to the 'Born to Run' era" a live on-stage big band and the vis- until the day Valjean saves his (Billboard). Said long-time manager ceral thrill of Tharp's choreography, life. Score includes "Who Am I?," "A Jon Landau, "Bruce has dug down as ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS to sing even higher with a strength ! As 14 of the world's best dancers tell Little Fall of Rain," "One Day More," deep as he can to come up with this "The Sicilian Corner" I i :00 am and mastery rarely heard anywhere ' the story of four couples falling in and "Bring Him Home" and "I Dreamed a vision of modem life. The lyrics tell a to I:00 pm every Friday with host Tom in the world. Being able to produce ] out of love, you will experience the Dream." story you can't hear anywhere else Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The these notes consistently within the i] exhilaration of a first kiss, the excite- BEAUTY AND THE BEAST -- and the music is his most innovative Italian Show" with Nunzio DiMarca con-text of a moving line and in con- I ment of a first dance, and the bitter- May 29-June 3, 2012. Tale as old in recent years. The writing is some every Sunday from 10:00 am to junction with a beautiful sound, re- ! sweet moments of a first good-bye in as time, true as it can be. Disney's of the best of his career and both vet- 1:00 pm. Go to www. 1110wccmam.com. quires not only talent, but skilled use a world of sparkling romance and Beauty and the Beast, the smash hit eran fans and those who are new to "Italia oggi" Sundays 1:00 pm to of technique. The most prolific tenor astonishing beauty. Come Fly Away Broadway musical, is coming to youI Bruce will find much to love on 2:00 pm with host Andrea Urdi of all time, Luciano Pavarotti, the ! features a host of beloved Sinatra clas- Based on the Academy Award- 'Wrecking Ball.'" 1460 AM www. 1460WXBR.com. "King of High C's," once described the sics, including "Fly Me to the Moon," winning animated feature flm, this NEIL DIAMOND - June 23, 2012. "Dolce Vita Radio" DJ Rocco feeling this way: "Excited and happy, "My Way," "New York, New York" and eye-popping spectacle has won the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Mesiti 11:00 am-l:00 pm Sundays but with a strong undercurrent of "Witchcraft." hearts of over 35 million people world- and 2011 Kennedy Center Honoree, 90.7 FM or online www.djrocco.com, fear. The moment I actually hit the MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT wide. This classic musical love story will take his greatest hits on the "The Nick Ptmaciosa Show" Sun- note, I almost lose consciousness. A i] -- March 28, 2012. Lovingly "ripped- is filled with unforgettable characters, road on a much-anticipated North daysfrom 12Noonto3:00pmonWLYN physical, animal sensation seizes { off" from the internationally famous lavish sets and costumes, and daz- American tour. Nell Diamond has 1360 AM and WAZN 1470 AM. me. Then I regain control." Amante comedy team's most popular motion zling production numbers including had numerous hits including: "Guido Ollva Italian Hour" experiences this thrilling sensation picture, Monty Python and the Holy "Be Our Guest" and the beloved title "Forever in Blue Jeans," "Cherry, 8:00 am-9:00 am Sundays on WSRO as well. Grail, Monty Python's Spamalot is the song." Experience the romance and Cherry," "Sweet Caroline," "I'm a 650 AM and online at www.wsro.com. winner of three 2005 Tony Awards enchantment of Disney's Beauty and Believer," "Girl, You'll Be a Woman "Radio Italia Unita"- Thursdays BERKLEE PERFORMANCE i including Best Musical and Best Di- the Beast! Soon," "You Don't Bring Me Flowers," 2:00 pm-3:00 pm on www.zumix.org/ CENTER radio or itunes, college radio click on 136 Massachnsetts Avenue rector (Mike Nichols), as well as the "Red, Red Wine," "America" and many Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle more. Neil's musical career spans Zumix. For more information, log onto Boston MA 02115 -; awards for Best Musical. Telling the nearly five decades, www.italiaunita.org, www.Berklee.edu/Events legendary tale of King Arthur and the "Tony's Place" on MusicAmerica PINO DANIELE LIVE IN BOSTON Knights of the Round Table, and their WPLM FM 99.1 - Every Sunday -- Saturday, June 9, 2012. Pino quest for the Holy Grail, Monty WILBUR THEATRE 9:00 pm-10:00 pm on MusicAmerica. Daniele is an influential Italian jazz- Python's Spamalot features a chorus 246 Ttemont St,, Boston, MA Host Ron Della Chiesa presents Tony's fusion guitarist. From the beginning i I line of dancing divas and knights, www.TheWilburTheatre,com Place. Visit www.MusicNotNoise.com, of his carcer, it was evident that his flatulent Frenchmen, killer rabbits BILL MONROE -- April 21, 2012. TD GARDEN passion lay in rock and blues. Greatly i, and one legless knight. The musical genre took its name from Causeway Street, Boston BRAINTREE TOWN HALL influenced by his own cultural back- : the Blue Grass Boys, and Monroe's DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS DARE 854 Washington Street, ground, his music was a successful WIIEELOCK FAMILY THEATRE music forever has defined the sound TO DREAM -- Now through Sunday, Braintree, MA fusion of tradition and modernity. His Wheelock College of classical bluegrass -- a five-piece February 26. This brand-new ice spec- ITALIAN FIESTA - March 25, 2012 solo debut, Terra Mia, sung in Nea- 200 The Riverway Boston, MA acoustic string band, playing precisely tacular featuring scenes from at 2:00 pm. Featuring Italian Folk politan, was the first example of what 617-879-2300 and rapidly, switching solos and sing- Tangled; The Princess and the Singers and Dancers. Cake sale, Daniele called "taramblfz," a combi- www.WheelockFamilyTheatre.org ing in a plaintive, high lonesome voice. Frog; and Cinderella. Experience raffle and light refeshments -- an nation of tarantella, rhumba, and THE WIZARD OF OZ - Friday, Feb- Not only did he invent the very sound Disney's hilarious hair-raising esca- enjoyable afternoon is planned. RSVP blues. In 1979 his self titled record runty 24. Based on the classic 1939 of the music, Monroe was the mentor pade, Tangled, as Rapunzel, her un- by March 20 th. One or two tables was released, followed by Nero a Met& ,,  MGM movie, this magical production for several generations of musicians, likely companion, Flynn, and Maxi- can be reserved as needed for IACO. in 1980, and that same year Daniele will sweep audiences off their feet, Over the years, Monroe's; band hosted mus, embark on an uproarious jonr- To purchase tickets or further details, was invited to open for reggae super- from the moment the tornado twists all of the major bluegrass artists of ney that takes adventure to new please contact Irene Gibbons at 781- star Bob Marley for his show in Milan. its way into Kansas. Young farm girl the '50s and "60s, including Flatt & lengths! Boogie to the beat of the 843-3251 or isgibbons@verizon.net. In 1989 Daniele took a step toward Dorothy and her little dog Toto are Scruggs, Reno & Smiley, Vassar bayou with Princess Tiana and Prince Sponsored by the Catholic Daughters greater commercial success with the transported "Over the Rainbow," Clements, Carter Stanley, and Mac Naveen in a magical, musical journey of the Americas Charity Fund. release of the pop record Mascalzone where they meet the Cowardly Lion, Wiseman. Though the lineup of the that all begins with a fateful kiss. And Latino, followed by 1991's Un Uorno in the Tin Man and the Scarecrow on Blue Grass Boys changed over the fanciful dreams become reality as WYNDI-IAM HOTEL, ANDOVER Blues, 1993's Che Dio Ti Benedica the Yellow Brick Road, and travel to- years, Monroe always remained de- Cinderella meets her Prince Charm- 123 Old River Rd., Andover, MA (which had two tracks produced by gether in search of the great and voted to bluegrass in its purest form. ing, with a glass slipper fit for an un- 1-97S-346-9496 Chick Cores), 1995's Non Calpestare I powerful Wizard himself. Featuring forgettable fantasy come true. All your www.ATSCommunications.com Fiori Nel Deserto, 1997's Dimmi Cosa such classic songs as "Ding Dong the LOWELL MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM favorite princesses take to the ice in AN EVENING OF ITALIAN Succede Sulla Terra, and 2000's Witch is Dead" and "If I Only Had a 50 East Merrimack St., Lowell, MA a spectacular finale at the ultimate ROMANCE , featuring MICHAEL Medina. Two years later the singer [| Brain," The Wizard of Oz is sure to 978-454-2299 Disney Princess event of a lifetime! AMANTE and MARISSA FAMIG- teamed up with fellow Italian stars I cast its timeless spell over the entire www.LowellAuditorium.com Experience the beauty, sparkle, and LIETTI -- Saturday, June 9, 2012. Francesco DeGregori, Ron, and i/ family. REAL OLDIES LIVE -- Friday, spirit with Disney On Ice presents Michael Amante is affectionately Fiorella Mannoia for a tour, captured March 23, 2012. Don't miss your Dare to Dream! known as the "People's Terror." He on the appropriately titled In Tour. In BOSTON OPERA HOUSE chance to enjoy the fun-loving, toe- HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS -- has been crowned the "Prince of High 2005 Daniele released Iguana Caf@. 539 Washington St., Boston, MA tapping tunes of artists Gary "US" Saturday, March 31 doubleheader at C's" for his ability to hit and sustain Between 2005 and 2010, Daniele re- ! 617-259-3400 Bonds, The Cleftones, The Orlons, 2:00 and 7:00 PM. The outstanding with ease, one of the highest notes of leased three more studio albums: II  www.BostonOperaHouse.com and Johnny Tillotson and the Turtle rookies include Paul "Tiny" Sturgess, a tenor's voice. With Michael's long Mio Nome e Pino Daniele e Vivo Qui, , LES MISERABLES -- March 13- Frutties. Gary "US" Bonds created the the world's tallest pro basketball history of singing popular Rock and Ricomincio da 30 and Electric Jam. In i' April I, 2012. Les Misrables has been legendary party record, "Quarter to player at 7-8, Jonte "Too Tall" Hall, Gospel music, coupled with extensive 2010, Daniele released his 13 th stu- i seen by over 53 million people in 38 Three." He is also known for "School the shortest Globetrotter ever at 5-2, classical Bel-Canto training, he is able dio album, Boog/e Boog/e Maru '!I