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POST-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 25, 2011 Page 11 NOW PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN Special Events Roberta Gambarini, born in Torino, Italy, into a family where jazz was much loved and appreciated, began lis- tening to this music as a child and started taking clari- net lessons when she was 12 years old. By the time she was 17, she began singing and performing in jazz clubs around Northern Italy and at the age of 18, she decided to move to Milan to pursue a career as a jazz singer. Soon after her move to Milan, Roberta took third plaee in a nationa! jazz radio competition on TV, leading to performance opportunities at jazz festivals throughout Italy. In 1998 she moved to the United States with a scholarship from the New England Conservatory in Boston. She performed on Jazz broadcasts on Italian radio and TV channels and in 1986 began recording both under her own name and as a guest. On Easy to Love, her 2006 North American debut, Roberta showedoff-her instru- mental approach and war~l timbre, incredible technique and scatting and improvisation skills on a set of 12 jazz standards and classic songs from The Great American Songbook. Easy to Love was nominated for a GRA~]M'Y~ in 2007 in the Best Jazz Vocal Album category. Check out Italian Events Section for more details. THEATER THE LYRIC STAGE COMPANY OF BOSTON x~O Clarendon St., Boston, MA BROKI~-0LOGY FAMILY AT A CROSSROADS - March 25 - April 23, 2011. A stirring portrait of an inner- city African-American family's defin- ing moments, Jackson's writing con- tarns "so much verve and pathos that passages...practicalJy sing" (Var/ety). As they long for simpler times, ten- sion builds between two brothers as their conflicting interests chum into a surprising outcome. "Jackson's characters love, laugh, dance, and argue in a way that honors their bit- tersweet survival." (The New Yorked -A~IIM2kL CI~e~,GK]~R~ ~2kDC~k]P MUSICAL MAYHEM! - May 6 - June 4, 2011. Hilarity ensues in this classic Marx Brothers musical when Mrs. Rittenhouse's swanky house party honoring the African "explorer Captain Spaulding is interrupted by the pilfering of a prominent painting. Screwball antics arise as the guests search for the thief, resulting in this =uproarious slapstick comedy" [New York T nes). MY NAME IS ASHER LEV - Now through March 12, 2011. My Name is Asher Lev follows the jour- ney of a controversial young Jewish painter torn between his Hasidic up- bringing and his desire to paint. His artistic gift threaterts to estrange him from his sheltered religious commu- nity in postwar Brooklyn and the par- ents he loves. While his mother is tom between her son and her husband; Asher must choose between hls art and his faith. Visit www.lyricstage.c0m or call 617-585-5678 for tickets. Longwood Symphony Orchestra for this Boston premiere by David Kechley and Vaughan Williams' Symphony THE WILBUR THEATRE No. 2 in an evening of Imagery and 246 Tremont St., Boston, MA Inspiration. What inspires the MAZ JOBRANI - Friday March 1 I, composer's vision? What sparks the 2011 at 7:30PM. Maz Jobrani is listener's imagination? In David best known as a founding member of Wakeful Kechley's Visions/Moonless the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, which Dreams (2009), Kechley found inspi- featured some of the top Middle ration in four pieces of literature: the Eastern-American comics in the Bible, Japanese haiku, Shakespeare world. The Axis of Evil Comedy Cen- and Proust. Ralph Vaughan Williams tral Special premiered in 2007 as the was intrigued by the sights and sounds first show on American TV with an all of his beloved city, from its Hansom Middle Eastern/American cast. cabs to the chimes of Westminster SHAQUILLE O'NEAL PRESENTS Cathedral, and depicts these in his ALL-STAR COMEDY JAM - Satur- London Symphony. For further infor- day March 12, 2011 at. 7:00PM and mation, call 617-667-1527 or visit 10:00PM. Shaq will appear live and longwoodssymphony.org, host a comedy show with a lineup TBD. You may purchase tickets by calling 1-800-745-3000 or log onto www.thewilburtheatre.com. 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- tena-Pizzica, Tammuriata, Villanena and the Neapolitan Canzone, encom- passing music from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. Formed in October of 2003, the group consists of two sing- ers. Carmen Marsico and Angela Rossi, a Tamorra player (traditional Italian percussion), Fabio Pirozzolo, a percus- sionist, Michael Daillak, an accordion player, Roberto Cassan, a classical guitarist, BjSrn Wenn&s, a double bass player, Kendall Eddy, a flute player, Geni Skendo, and a violinist, Megumi Sasaki. For tickets call 617-395-7757 or www.regattabarj azz.com ARTS TD GARDEN CAUSEWAY ST., BOSTON, MA LONGWOOD SYMPHONY ROD STEWART AND STEVIE ORCHESTRA'S SEASON NICKS - March 30, 2011 at 7:30 PM JORDAN HALL In a career spanning five decades, with 30 Gainsborough St,, Boston, MA an estimated 250 million album and *.I both the touring and album charts -- FREEPORT [NO. 002]: MARIANNE PAINTING THE MODERN IN highlighted, by his criticaUy-heraided, MUELLER - March 26 to December INDIA - April i0, 2010 to January I, sold-out first run of concerts at The 31, 2011. Located in the Photogra- 2012. It features seven renowned Colosseum in Las Vegas, a phy, Hilborn Gallery. Swiss artist painters who came of age during "Boxscore," chart-topping, 33-date Marianne Mueller delves into PEM's the height of the movement to European summer tour, which in- collection to create an installation free India from British rule. To liber- eluded four sold-out dates at London's that combines museum objects andate themselves from a position at 02 Arena. Throughout his prolific ca- the artist's personal" archive of pho- the margins of an art world shaped rcer, he's gamered16-Grammy nomi- tographs. Unexpected juxtapositions by the colonial establishment, they nations, including his current for "Best of time, place and influence arise in organized path-breaking associations Traditional Pop Vocal Album," and this, the artist's first solo exhibition - the Calcutta Artists Group in 1943, sales of more than one million albums at a U.S. museum, the Progressive Artists Group in 1947 worldwide for his 2010 album FLY ME FREEPORT [NO. 003]: SUSAN Bombay, and the Delhi Shilpi Chakra TO THE MOON ... THE GREATAMERI- PHILIPSZ - May I, 2011 to Septem- in 1949. They pioneered new ap- CAN SONGBOOK, VOLUME V. Stevie ber 1, 2011. Susan Philipsz creates proaches to painting, repositioning Nicks, Rock and Roll's reigning queen, sound installations that explore ways their own art practices internation- will be releasing her highly anticipated in which the emotive and psycho-ally and in relation to the 5,000-year new CD "IN: YOUR DREAMS" on May logical properties of song alter a history of art in India. Log onto 3, 2011. The new album, her first al- listener's perception of place and www.pem.org. bum of new material in a decade, was time. Hearing her disembodied voice PEM is a major sponsor of Sa- co-produced by former Eurythmic in settings where you least expect to lem Film Fest, one of the region's Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard. The have such an intimate experiencelargest documentary film festivals official release date of the single is sets up a tension between the featuring remarkable works from February 3rd. Nicks is a multi-Grammy listener's private memories and the around the world. For more infor- Award-winning, multi-platinum, Rock communal associations of song. mation, visit salemfilmfest.com & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and member of Fleetwood Mac. Call ITALIAN EVENTS & PROGRAMS Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com for tickets. ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS "The Sicilian Corner" 11:00AM to I:00PM every Friday with host Tom MUSEUM OF SCIENCE Science Park, Boston, MA Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The Italian Show" w/Nunzio DiMarca FRIDAY EVENING STARGAZING AT THE GILLILAND OBSERVA- every Sunday from 10AM to IPM www. 1110wccmam.com. TORY -- Every Friday from 8:30 - I0:00 PM - FREE - Enjoy the Museum's roof- "Italia Oggi" Sundays IPM to 2PM with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM top observatory equipped with a com- www. 1460WXBR.com. puter-controlled 12-inch Meade "Dolce Vita Radio" DJ Rocco LX200 telescope - you'll be amazed and astounded by itall. Mesiti 11AM'1PM Sundays 90.7 FM WEATHER-WISE - This new per- or online www.djrocco.com. "The Nick Franeiosa Show" Every manent 2,800 square foot interactive Sunday at 12 Noon to 3PM on radio exhibit takes you through the scales " stations WLYN 1360 AM and WAZN of weather. It features the CBS4 1470 AM. Weather Team as video guides, help- "Guido Oliva Italian Hour" ing people to understand the science ~ " "SJ'techn1~" behind weather pre- 8AM 9AM every Sunday on and dictions. Some of the features are: W~R0 650 AM in Framingham and online at www.wsro.com. Storm Watch Living Room, where visi- "Don Giovanni Show" Saturday tors experience simulated severe mornings from 6AM-8.AM and Sunday weather conditions as if they were evenings 5PM-7PM on 950 AM WROL. looking out a window of their home; Fog Tornado, where a simulated 3-D www.dongiovannishow.com. tornado shows how a real tornado can Tony's Place on MusicAmerica WPLM FM 99.1 - Every Sunday night form; Walk-through Weather Front, from 9 to 10pm on MusicAmerica host where visitors can walk down a corri- dor ~ front of a canopy of~douds and Ron Della Chiesa presents Tony's '~ .....~ ' Place on WPLM FM Easy 99.1. During experience temperature changesl the hour Ron will feature recordings wind gusts and rain sounds; and much more. The Museum of Science has by his good friend Tony Bennett. You'll hear all your Bennett favorites more than 600 permanent hands-on from his early hits to his latest Grarnrny exhibits, frequent traveling exhibi- winners, www.MuslcNotNoise.com tions and a staff of science interpret- ers. For more information about other NEW HORIZONS AT CHOATE aspects of the MOS, please visit 21 Warren Avenue, Woburn, MA www.mos.org or call 617-723-2500 or LECTURE ON SARDINIA - Mon- (TI"Y) 017-D~)-0417. day, February 28, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. A lecture on the Island of Sardinia. Learn about this interesting island and about the Emerald Coast where the Aga Khan and other celebrities have summer homes. Offered by the Sons- of Italy Woburn Ladies Lodge. Held downstairs in the Terrace Lounge. Admission is free. In the event of snow, call Betty 781-932- 8203. THE PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM- 161 Essex Street. Salem, MA GOLDEN: DUTCH AND FLEMISH MASTERWORKS FROM THE ROSE-MARIE AND EIJK VAN OTTERIX)O COLLECTION - Febru- ary 26, 2011 to June 19, 2011. 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 lifes, landscapes and interiors. Made possible in part by a generous grant from the Richard C. von Hess Foundation, the Samuel ~I-I. Kress Foundation, the Circle of ~m,,/tdk and the Nethe~land-America Maestro Jonathan McPhee and all time. He finished 2010 at the top of Duparc. DANTE ALIGHIERI SOCIETY 41 Hampshire St., Cambridge THE CORO-DANTE, New England's all-Italian repertoire chorus of the Dante Alighieri Society, will be- gin 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 mem- bers are always welcome. This is a fun group of all ages who are inter- ested in singing in Italian, Italian cul- ture, and making friends. Contact Kellie at kellieogutman@gmail.com. LETTERE INEDITE DI C~u~BRIELE D'ANNUNZIO - March 4, 2011 at 7:30PM. Rilettura in chiave dramma- turgica e presentazione a cura di Dacia Maraini, con l'lnterpretazione di Annalisa Piccone, musiche di Tatiana Paplova. For further infor- mation, please visit the web site at www. dantealighieri.net / cambridge SPINELLI'S FUNCTION FACILITY 282 Bennington St., East Boston CARNEVALE 2011 - Thursday, March 10th, 2011 from 6:00 PM to I0:00 PM, This event is sponsored by Italia Unita. Carnevale which means "goodbye to meat" has been celebrated in Italy throughout its 150 years as a unified sovereign nation. Please join us to celebrate the tradition of Carnevale in Italy and the 150th Anniversary of Italy's Unification! The evening will consist of Music by DJ Mike Lavecchia, presentations on "Carnevale" held in various regions of Italy, including Sciacca, Sicily where Italia Unita member Pascal Gangi hafts ffan~. Pa~c.al-a~d his group-will p~e~nt a replica of traditional floats from his home town along with other towns, made of paper mache. The Beverley Richard dancers will perform to a few traditional Carnevale songs. So bring your masks or dress up in Carnevale mode or simply join us in your busi- ness casu~l attire for an evening of fun and Italian culture. Admission also includes a buffet dinner. For ticket information please call 617-561-3201 or log onto www.italiaunita.org 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 deile Donne" with an exquis- ite BrunCh, Entertainment and The Donne 2000 Seh01ar hip Award Presentation. Proceeds to benefit the scholarship for a woman in college studying the Italian language and or culture. Donne 2000 has raised money and awareness for many chari- table causes including breast cancer over the years. For further informa- tion, please contact Rita Susi at 617- 742-7337 or E-marl: ritasusi@aol.com. HILLTOP RESTAURANT Route 1, Saugus MA INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY - Sunday, March 6, 2Oll 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 Mellace 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 781-284-7551. SPINELLrS FUNCTION FACILITY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY - Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 1:00pro. Please join us in celebrating the Cen- tenary of Women across the world to honor Ana Maria de Jesus Ribciro da Silva di Garibaldi best known as Anita Garibaldi. For more information please contact Francesca DiBenedetto at 617-820-8885. Scarf contest: Feel free to wear your fanciest scarf to model with us! SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, MA ROBERTA GAMBARINI - Friday, May 13, 2011 - 8 p,m. will be in Boston this spring to present her latest work, So in Love. Roberta Gambarini,bom in Torino, Italy, into a family -~vhere jazz was much loved and appreciated, she began listening to this music as a child and started taking clarinet lessons when she was twelve years old. By the time she was 17, she began singing and performing in jazz clubs around Northern Italy and at the age of 18, she decided to move to Milan to pursue a career as a jazz singer. On February 12, 2008, Roberta made her major label debut with You Are There (Groovin' High/ Emarcy), a coUection of 14 hauntingly beautiful melodies, with the legend- ary pianist, Hank Jones. The music was recorded in one afternoon; Roberta and Hank had no concept for the album -- just 25 tunes they liked and thought would be interest- ing to record. "There were no isola- tion booths, no headphones, no over dubs," Gambarini remembers. "The sound would be just what you would hear had you been in someone's living room playing among friends." That is. the magic of Hank Jones. Call 617-562-4111 or log onto_ v~vw.scuflezsjazz.com ~or_ tickets and more information.