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,,,., , POST-GAZETTE, MARCH 1 ,' 2013 Page11 NOW PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN American baritone Nathan Gunn will be performing at the New England Conservatory on March 15 th. See CULTURAL SECTION for more details. MUSIC FREE EVENTS THE CENTER FOR ARTS IN NATICK 14 Summer Street, Natick, MA 508-647-0097 JONATHAN EDWARI -- March 15, 2013. He's neither grizzled nor nos- talgic, but veteran artist Edwards is still warm as sunshine, real as truth and intimate as a visit between old friends. With uncompromising musi- cal integrity, he delivers songs of pas- sion, insight and humor rendered in a powerful tenor. As Edward journeys into the future, remember his prom- ise from 1971: "Sunshine, come on back another day ... I promise you I'll still be singing." THEATER TD GARDEN 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 617-624-1050 RIHANNA --March i0, 2013. Rihanna Diamonds World Tour is scheduled to stop in Boston. Rihanna's previous tour, the ex- tremely successful "LOUD" tour so- lidflied Rihanna's status as one of the top female solo artists of this century. The LOUD tour grossed $90 million worldwide to become the 7th highest grossing tour of 2011 and included a historic I0 sold out concerts at London's 02 Arena - a first by a fe- male solo artist. As the recipient of a phenomenal 6 Grammy Awards, Rihanna has sold over 37 million al- bums and 146 million digital tracks worldwide and currently holds the record for top-selling digital artist of all tlme. In 2012, Forbes crowned Rihanna as the # I social networking superstar with more than 60 million fans on Facebook and 25 million fol- lowers on Twitter in addition to own- ing over 2.7 billion views on YouTube/VEVO - the most for any female artist. Rihanna's impressive catalogue of hits includes 11 #I singles, including We Found Love which spent I0 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, 18 #1 singles on the Billboard Dance Club Song Charts and 22 top I0 singles. PINK --March 28, 2013. With spe- cial guest The Hives. Pink's new tour, The Truth About Love, stops in Boston at the TD Garden. The American singer-songwriter has six platinum albums under her belt along with appearances in many films. She's sold over 40 million albums and 70 mil- lions singles in her 18-year career and is as hot as ever. AGANNIS ARENA 925 Commonwealth Ave., Boston 617-358-7000 www.BU.EDU/Agannis/ SIGUR R0S --March 26, 2013. Sigur R6s is an ambient/post-rock band from Reykjavik, Iceland, who have been active since 1994. Known for its ethereal sound, frontman J6nsi Birgisson's falsetto vocals and the use of bowed guitars, the band's music is also noticeable for its incorpora- tion of classical and minimalist aes- thetic elements. Purchase tickets at, by calling 800-745-3000 or at all Ticketmaster locations. ITALIAN EVENTS & PROGRAMS ITALIAN PHOTOGRAPHY EXHBITION WOLK GALLERY SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING M.I.T., CAMBRIDGE "L'AQUILA, 2010" Now through April 18th. An exhibition of photographs by Italian photographer Michele Nastasi. ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS "The Sicilian Corner" I0:00 am to 12 Noon every Friday with host Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The Italian Show" with Nunzio DiMarca every Sunday from 10:00 am-l:00 pm. Go to www.1110wccmarracom_ "Italia Oggi" Sundays I:00 pm to 2:00 pm with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM www. "Dolce Vita Radio" DJ Rocco Mesiti l i:00 am-l:00 pm Sundays 90.7 FM or online "The Nick Franciosa Show" Sundays from 12 Noon to 3:00 pm on WLYN 1360 AM and WAZN 1470 AM. "Guido Oliva Italian Hoar" 8:00 am-9:00 am Sundays on WSRO 650 AM and online at "Radio Italia Unitn" - Thursdays 2:00 pm-3:00 pm on radio or itunes, college radio click on Zumix. For more information, log onto "Tony's Place" on Musie/umerica WPLM FM 99.1 - Sundays 9:00 pm- 10:00 pm on MusicAmerica. Host Ron Della Chiesa presents Tony's Place. Visit LOWELL MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM 50 East Merrimack St., Lowell, MA 978-454-2299 RON WHITE -- March 8, 2013. With a glass of scotch in one hand and a cigar in the other, Ron White has put audiences in stitches on nu- merous stand-up tour dates, albums and comedy specials. White rose to stardom while appearing on the Blue Collar Comedy Tour with fellow come- dians Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy. He then came into his own with a number of com- mercially and critically successful comedy albums, tour dates and stand- up specials. Ron White continues to play shows around the world. WILBUR THEATRE 246 Tremont St., Boston, MA SINBAD -- March 8, 2013. Known for keeping his act clean without us- ing derogatory terms or foul language, Sinbad has been entertaining people for over thirty years. His popularity spiked in the late 1980s and early 1990s with appearances on Star Search and A Different World which helped him carve out a very success- ful stand-up career. He appears at the Wilbur Theatre one night only and the show begins at 7:30 pm. For more information,, visit the Wilbur's website at GIGGLES COMEDY CLUB @ PRINCE PIZZERIA 517 Broadway (Rt 1) Saugusl MA 781-233-9950 PAUL D'ANGELO -- March 15th and 16th. D'Angelo is the comediari/ writer/actor that The Los Angeles Times calls "...quite likely the funni- est entertainer you've never heard of yet". Paul Murphy spent ten and a half years as an Assistant District Attorney, supervising several of Massachusetts's busiest court- houses, before building a reputation as a noted criminal-defense trial at- torney. The unexpected twist to this story is that, for nine of those years, under the pseudonym of Paul D'Angelo, he was simultaneously becoming one of the nation's top standup comedians. D'Angelo will perform in three shows on the 15th and 16th. Contact Giggles at 781- 233-9950 for show times and ticket information. 2ND STORY THEATRE 28 Market Street, Warren, RI 401-247-4200 www.2ndStoryTheatre,eom ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST -- March 8th through April 7th. Randall Patrick McMurphy is a charming, life-em- bracing rogue who contrives to serve a short sentence in a mental insti- tution rather than a prison. This, he soon learns, was a mistake. Dale Wasserman's powerful adaptation of Ken Kesey's captivating novel is the stuff of great theatre. A modern American classic. THE LYRIC STAGE COMPANY OF BOSTON 140 Clarendon St., Boston, MA 617-585-5678 STONES IN HIS POCKETS -- Now though March 16, 2013. Stones in His Pockets is the hilarious and poignant story of a rural Irish village turned upside down by the arrival of an American film crew. When Charlie and Jake are cast as extras in the movie, they discover that Hollywood's romanticized Ireland stands in stark contrast to the reality of their daily lives. Winner of the 2001 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, the play features two actors taking on more than a dozen eccentric characters, from the film's spoiled American star- let to the star-struck locals. Stones in His Pockets ran for more than three years in London's West End and was nominated for three Tony Awards. BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK -- March 29th through April 27th. In a new screwball comedy, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage takes a funny and irreverent look at racial stereotypes in Hollywood. By the Way, Meet Vera Stark is a 70 journey through the life of Vera Stark, a headstrong African- American maid and budding actress and her tangled relationship with her boss, a white Hollywood star desper- ately grasping to hold on to her career. When circumstances collide and both women land roles in the same Southern epic, the story be- hind the cameras leaves Vera with a surprising and controversial legacy scholars will debate for years to come. AMERICAN REPERTORY THEATER Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Harvard Sq., Cambridge, MA 617-547-8300 www.AmericanRepertoryTheat THE GLASS MENAGERIE -- Now though March 17, 2013. While Amanda Wingfield desperately struggles to provide her fragile daugh- ter with at least one "gentleman caller," her son, Tom, dreams of es- caping from his job at a warehouse and his oppressive life at home. Zachary Quinto (Mr. Spock in the new seris of Star Trek films) stars as Tom. An exquisite family drama filtered through Tom's memory, The Glass Menaerie is staged by John Tiffany, the acclaimed director of the interna- tional sensation Black Watch and the Broadway musical Once. THE DONKEY SHOW - Ongoing.. Bringing the ultimate disco experi- ence to Boston, this crazy circus of mirror bails, feathered divas, roller skaters and hustle queens tell the story of A Midsummer Night's Dream through great '70s anthems you know by heart. CHARLES PLAYHOUSE 74 Warrenton St., Boston, MA 617-931-2787 or 617-426-6912 BLUE MAN GROUP -- Ongoing. This giddily subversive off-Broadway hit serves up outrageous and inven- tive theater where three muted, blue- painted performers spoof both con- temporary art and modern technol- ogy. Wry commentary and bemusing antics are matched only by the inge- nious ways in which music and sound are created. The show has recently been updated. SHEAR MADNESS - Ongoing. This hilarious Boston-set whodunit, where the clues change every night and the laughs come fast and furious, Is a worldwide phenomenon filled with up-to-the-mlnute spontaneous humor and quicksilver improvisation where the audience becomes part of the action and gets to solve the crime. BOSTON SYMPHONY HALL 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA 617-266-1492 BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHES- TRA- March 6th through March 8th. The BSO presents: Youth Concert: "From the Inside Out -- A Mus/ca/Look at Courage, Competition and Charac- ter." The BSO's Youth Concerts pro- vide an engaging, age-appropriate and educational orchestral concert expe- rience of the highest quality. Geared toward students in grades 4-6, these concerts act as an introduction to the full orchestra experience, encourag- ing long-term ownership of orchestral music and the BSO and delivering positive character development mes- sages through each performance led by Germeshausen Youth and Family Concerts Conductor Thomas Wilkins. FIRST CHURCH IN BOSTON 66 Marlborough Street, Boston 617-267-6730 LES BOSTONADES -- March 5, 2013. Les Bostonades presents Spring Fever. The music of Vivaldi, Marais, Handel, Boismortier and Bach with special guests Teresa Wakim, soprano and Emily Walhout, viola da gamba. All proceeds will be donated to Dana Farber Cancer Institute for breast can- cer research. Contact the First Church in Boston at 617-267-6730 or Les Bostonades at NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY JORDAN HALL 30 Gainsborough St., Boston, MA 617-585-1260 NATHAN GUNN -- March 15, 2013. Grammy-winning baritone *Nathan Gunn is a multi-faceted performer. One of the most in-demand baritones of our time, who sings at the great opera houses of the world and with the great orchestras, also has a flair for tin-pan alley tunes. "If you are a fan of opera, then the chance to hear someone of Nathan Gunn's caliber in his Boston recital debut is as close to a "have to be there moment" as you can get. "What really fascinates me, however, about his foray into recitals is the programming, which absolutely speaks to his passion for singing and for. repertory choices that engage him no matter where it comes from." -- Gary Dunning, Celebrity Series Executive Director BOSTON OPERA HOUSE 539 Washington St., Boston, MA 617-259-3400 BOSTON BALLET -- March 7th - 17th. The Boston Ballet will premiere three powerful works by world- renowned contemporary choreogra- pher, Jiri Kylin. The program, titled All Kylidn, will feature Wings of Wax, Tar and Feathers, and Symphony of Psalms. The Boston Ballet is the first American company to present these ballets. Performances run from March 7th through 17th, at the Bos- ton Opera House. Visit their website at for more information. KRESGE AUDITORIUM @M.I.T. 48 Massachusetts Ave, Boston 617-253-9800 ISRAEL FOLKDANCE FESTIVAL - Sunday, March 10th at 3:00 pro. Thirty-seven years of lively Israeli folk dance in Boston! Join in as they celebrate on March 10, 2013. Enjoy original choreography to music, old and new, with a rousing finale that weaves all the dancers into a mosaic of color and costume. The Israel Folkdance Festival of Boston presents hundreds of Israeli folk dancers: children and teens, college students and adults together in an afternoon of exuberant dancel The beat is con- tagious, the enthusiasm infectious and the dancing excitingI Come be a part of this celebration of Jewish culture through dance! Tickets are available at BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY NORTH END BRANCH 25 Parmenter Street North End (Boston}, MA 617-227-8135 MARCH MONSTER MOVIES: DOUBLE FEATURES - Every Satur- day in March from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm. The Boston Public Library pre- sents free viewings of your favorite monster movies including classics llke Creature from the Black Lagoon, Phantom of the Opera, The Bride of Frankenstein and more! Visit the BPL's website for more information on which films will be shown. STERITI MEMORIAL RINK 561 Commercial Street North End (Boston), MA 617-523-9327 FREE PUBLIC SKATING - Now through March 10th. Take the family skating in the North End for freel Enjoy skating indoors! Hours are limited, so call ahead to ensure that the rink will be open. BOSTON CONVENTION CENTER 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 877- 393-3393 AMERICA'S GOT TALENT TRY- OUTS--- March 7th and 8th from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Got a dance routine that can't be beat? Ready to bring your xylophone prowess to the American masses? Try out for America's Got Talent. Visit for more information. HISTORY CHANNEL Check Your Local Listings THE BIBLE -- Premieres Sunday, March 3rd at 8:00 pro. From Executive Producers Roma Downey (Touched by an Angel) and Mark Burnett (Survivor} comes The Bible. A five-episode series retelling stories from the Scriptures for a whole new generation. Breath- taking in scope and scale, The Bible features powerful performances, ex- otic locales and dazzling visual effects that breathe spectacular life into the dramatic tales of faith and courage from Genesis through Revelation. This historic television event is sure to entertain and inspire the whole fam- ily. Beginning on March 3, 2013, it will air on the History Channel for five consecutive Sundays at 8:00 pro. Be sure to watch this amazing series!