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POST-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 26, 2010 Page11 ARTS UPTOWN MUSIC (Photo by John Abbott) Absolutely Live Entertainment, LLC presents Sonny Rollins' 80th Birthday Concert. When Sonny Rollins picks up the tenor saxophone, the world listens. For over half a century, he has played music uniquely his own, and today remains one of the few surviving icons from a golden era of jazz that may never be equaled. Rollins, whose birthdate is September 7, 1930, first recorded in 1949 and was recognized as one of the most promising, spontaneous, and creative tenor players on the jazz scene, sought after by Miles, Monk, and the Modern Jazz Quartet. As the most formidable of all jazz improvisers, Sonny remains a living inspiration to musicians and lis- teners worldwide. Since his return to the scene full time, a number of years ago, he has maintained a steady pro- gram of carefully chosen performances and recordings, each one illuminating why, as the Village Voice so aptly put it, he is "the last jazz immortal." Check out music section for more details. Special Events Boyfriend" and "Puttin' on the Ritz." For tickets call 1-800-982-2787 or 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 afternoonl 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 rdm, plus brand-new show-stop- ping numbers for the stage, includ- ing "Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My THE BOSTON UNIVERSITY THEATRE MAIN STAGE 264 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA STICK FLY - Now through 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 writ- ten a sharp, cunning play that shifts our perspective about the tensions between love, money, and happiness." -- 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 Office, 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 history into a fun and spirited musical that will bring cheers and tears to baseball 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 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 617-912-9222 or visit a star by creating his own band. Don't miss this rocking time! 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 multl-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 1-800.745.3000 or visit 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, Vllla-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- e~it The Food Project Longwood Sym- phony Orchestra, under the direction SYMPHONY HALL 301 Mass Ave., Boston, MA SONNY ROLLINS' 80TH BIRTH- qf Maestro Jonathan McPhee per- DAY CONCERT - Sunday, April 18 at forms in support of The Food Project 7:00 p.m. "The last jazz immortal" -- at New England Conservatory's Jor- THE VILLAGE VOICE, "Nobody rivals dan Hall. LSO will perform the music his fluid mastery of the tenor sax." -- of Samuel Barber with Tai Murray BOSTON GLOBE, *Executing the im- in addition to the works of Ginastera possible--shaping cogent poetic mu- and Debussy. The Box Office is open sical architecture on the tenor saxo- Monday-Friday, 12-6PM for phone phone while navigating the high wire sales. Walk-up sales are available night after night--is the operative one hour before curtain on perfor- trope of Rollin's astonishing career." mance days. Tickets are available at --DOWN BEAT. Call 1-888-266-1200 or log onto for 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 live show. The awe inspiring vocalists Lisa, Chloe, Lynn and Alex along with the mesmerizing Celtic violinist M~ir6ad 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 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 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~ anniversary as Artistic Director of Alvin Alley American Dance The- ater. Performances will include the classic Revelations, premiere works and Alley standards. Tickets at or call the box office at 1-866-348-9738. COOLIDGE CORNER THEATER 290 Harvard St., BrookUne, MA DECORDOVER AT THE COOLIDGE - Monday, March 29, 2010 at 7PM. Come to the Coolidge Comer 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&~ 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 AGGANIS ARENA PARADISE ROCK CLUB 925 Commonwealth Ave.Boston, MA 967 Comm Ave., Boston, MA DAUGHTRY - Saturday, March 20, JOVANOTTI - Wednesday, April 2010. American Idol singing sensation 28, 2010 at 8:00 PM. Italy's number Chris Daughtry embarked on his sing- one recording artist Jovanotti an- ing career in the 6th season of "Idol". nounces Oyeah, the debut US album Although he didn't make it, he is still release by the chart topping Tuscan Sunday from 12 noon to 6:00PM. Admission is free. For more info 617- 928-1544 or WORCESTER ART MUSEUM 55 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA INTAGLIO: ITALIAN ETCHINGS AND ENGRAVINGS - Now through March 7, 2010 from 11:00AM- 5:00PM. View a selection of Italian prints that reflect the history of intaglio prinimaking, the step-by-step process to reproduce pictorial images providing the finest detail. WHO SHOT ROCK & ROLL SPE- CIAL EVENTS VIP EXCLUSIVE BENEFIT PARTY - Saturday, March 6, 6-7:30PM. Be the first to view pho- tographs of your favorite rock stars in the new Who Shot Rock & Roll exhibi- tion, meet special celebrity guests, and rock the night away at this private VIP party. Mingle with music's elite, including Michael Lang, the co-cre- ator and producer of the legendary Woodstock concerts as well as Gall Buckland, the guest curator of Who Shot Rock & Roll from the Brooklyn Museum. Watch the Caf~ transform into a nightclub for an exclusive con- cert by our band members for the night: Christine Ohlman, vocalist for NBC's Saturday Night live; Cliff Good- win, Joe Cocker's lead guitarist; Marty Richards, drummer for the J. Geils Band and drummer for the Joe Perry Project; Mitch Chakour, pianist for Joe Cocker; Deric Dyer, Saxophonist for Tina Turner and Joe Cocker; and Wolf Ginandes, legendary Boston based bass player. OPENING BASH - Saturday, March 6, 7:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Get ready to rock the night away at WAM. Move to the music in the Renaissance Court, view photos of your favorite rock stars in the new Who Shot Rock & Roll exhi- bition, and enjoy a live concert in The Museum Cafe. WHO SHOT ROCK & ROLL: A CURATOR'S PERSPECTIVE - Sun- day, March 7, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Guest Curator Gaff Buckland, photog- raphy historian and curator of the Who Shot Rock & Roll exhibition, will join us for and share her perspective on the exhibition. Talk is free with Mu- seum admission. Gail's talk will be followed by a book signing. Catalogs are available in The Museum Shop. WORCESTER IN THE 60'S - Sun- day, March 14, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Worcester's nightclub "The Comic Strip" was the place for dancing and live music in the 1960s. Its co-founder, Ed Madans will discuss Worcester's music scene then and now, and share his perspective of the Who Shot Rock & Roll exhibition. Cost is free with Museum admission. WORKSHOP: PAINTING TO THE OLDIES - MUSIC INSPIRING ART - Sunday, March 21, I-4PM Great mu- sic can inspire great art. Listen to old- ies and classic rock as you paint vi- brant landscapes, brilliant portraits and incredible still lifes with instrUc- tor Angela Ackerman. Cost is $35 for Members and $55 for nonmembers. Spots fill quickly, so register now. Learn more by calling (508) 793-4333 or at For fur- ther information or ticket information please log onto or call the museum at (508) 799-4406. ITALIAN RADIO singer, songwriter and rapper for the "The Sicilian Corner" 11:00 AM legendary Verve Forecast label. Oyeah to 1:00 PM every Friday with host Tom was recorded in New York City during Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The the Summer of 2009 during Italian Show" w/Nunzio DiMarca Jovanotti's series of residencies at every Sunday from 10AM to 1PM leading Manhattan and Brooklyn clubs with the Soleluna NY LAB, a "Italia Oggi" (Italy Today) Sun-New York-based collective of musi- days IPM to 2PM with host Andreaclans from Italy, the United States and Urdi 1460 AM Brazil. A critically acclaimed pioneer "Dolce Vita Radio" DJ Rocco in the international hip hop scene Mesiti 11AM-1PM Sundays 90.7 FM renown for working in his native Ital- Or online inn language, Jovanotti again breaks "The Nick Franciosa Show" Every new ground on his first Stateside set. Sunday at 12 Noon to 3 PM on radio A double album collection, Oyeah's stations WLYN 1360 AM and WAZN 20 tracks feature all new live versions 1470 AM. of original repertoire drawn from "Guido Oliva Italian Hour" Jovanotti's generation-long career. 8AM 9AM every Sunday on For tickets call 617-562-8800 or WSRO 650AM in Framingham and online at "Don Giovanni Show" Saturday BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY - mornings from 6AM-8AM and SundayNORTH END BRANCH evenings 5PM-7PM on 950AM WROL. 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 Benigni. Movie will be shown with subtitles Coffee and biscotti at 11:00AM. Movie at II:ISAM. Free and open to the public.