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POST-GAZETTE, MARCH 5, 2010 Page 11 NOW PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN No entertainer can move and excite an audience like Tony Orlando. One of America's most endearing and enduring stars, Tony and America recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of his recording of Tie A Yellow Ribbon 'Round The Ole Oak Tree. Tony brings to the stage a warmth and exhilarating energy that electrifies an audience. From million selling records (five number one hits), a popular television variety series, movies and Broadway (Barnum and Smokey Joe's Care) Tony Orlando has conquered every facet of show business. Orlando remains one of America's best loved personalities. 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 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: www.AmericanRepertoryTheater, org. BOSTON OPERA HOUSE 530 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 "Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and "Puttin' on the Ritz." For tickets and more information please call 1-800-982-2787 or 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, moving 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 his- tory into a fun and spirited musical that will bring cheers and tears to base- ball fans everywhere. PARADISE LOST - Now through March 20, 2010. This American drama voices the anger and hope of a family struggling to fund 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, production of this play. Call 617-547-8300 or log onto ITALIAN EVENTS & PROGRAMS LOWELL MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM 50 E. Merrimack St., Lowell, MA TONY ORLANDO - April 17, 2010 at 8:00PM. Orlando has been a re- cipient of three American Music Awards and a People's Choice Award. For outstanding achievements to the entertainment industry, Tony was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1990. Tony has played to packed arenas and for five Presidents. A string of hits continuecd including Tie a Yellow Ribbon, Stweet Gypsy Rose, He Don't Love Your, Who's In The Strawberry Patch With Sally, Cupid, Steppin' Out (Gonna Boogie Tonight) and Mornin' Beautiful. Log onto or for tickets. SYMPHONY HALL 301 Mass Ave., Boston, MA SONNY ROLLINS' 803rH BIRTH- DAY CONCERT - Sunday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. "The last jazz immortal" -- THE VILLAGE VOICE, "Nobody rivals his fluid mastery of the tenor sax." -- BOSTON GLOBE, "Execut:ing the im- possible-shaping cogent poetic mu- sical architecture on the Itenor saxo- phone while navigating thee high wire night after night--is the operative trope of Rollin's astonishing career." --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, Chloa, Lynn and Alex along with the mesmerizing Celtic violinist Mhiread 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 songwr:iter Norah Jones has announced U.S. tour dates in support of hew critically acclaimed new album "Thle Fail," re- leased by EMI's Blue Not Records. CHELSEA HANDLER - Saturday. April I0, 2010 at 8PM antd 10:30PM. Night talk show host, atuthor and stand up comedian Chelstea Handler will celebrate the release of her third book, CHELSEA CHELSEA BANG BANG, by headlining a 2 1 city tour presented by Belvedere Vodka with special guest Heather McDonald. For a lot of laughs check out this show. ALVIN AILEY AMERICIAN DANCE THEATER - April 15-18, 2010. With the Alvin Alley Americ:an Dance Theater, beauty, spirit, hope and passion know no boundls. The ge- nius of Alvin Alley changed forever the perception of American dance. Judith Jamison's remark;able vision has preserved and extentded Alley's legacy. Join this extraordiinary dance company as they celebrate Judith Jamison on the occasi(on of her 20 th anniversary as ArtistLic Director of Alvin Alley American Dance The- ater. Performances will imclude the classic Revelations, premdere works and Alley standards. "]]?ickets at or call the box office at 1-866-348-9738. AGGANIS ARENA 925 Commonwealth Ave.,Bo6ton, MA DAUGHTRY - Saturday, March 20, 2010. American Idol singin;g sensation Chris Daughtry embarked on his sing- ing career in the 6 th season of "Idol." Although he didn't make it, he is still 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 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." For tickets 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, Marcih 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 info call 617-926- 0126 or 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 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 of the artists from the 20 I0 DeCordova Biennial. Join Laurel Sparks, Xander Marro, and Assistant Curator Dina Deitisch 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 6:00PM. Admission is free. For more info 617- 928-1544 or THE WILBUR THEATRE 246 Tremont St Boston, MA TOWER OF POWER - Wednesday March 24. 2010 at 7:30PM. Tower of Power is a ten-piece Soul band from the San Francisco Bay area that has been performing around the world since 1968. Led by Emilio Castillo, they were signed to Bill Graham's San Fran- cisco Records in 1970. Currently, the band hosts five of the original ten members, with six newer members on the roster. In 2009, the band released the "Great American Soulbook" a col- lection of Classic Soul, and a DVD of their 40 th anniversary concert at the Fillmore in San Francisco. GABRIEL IGLESIAS: The Fluffy Shop Tour - Thursday March 25, 2010 (2 shows) at 7:00PM and 9:45PM. Known to fans around the world as "The Fluffy Guy," Gabriel was brought into the spotlight by the show Last Comic Standing, which he was a final- ist on in the fourth season of the show. More recently, he has filmed a new Comedy Central Special, titled "i'm Not Fat ... I'm Fluffy" which de- buted this past November (2009). Gabriel is recognized for his clean show, loud aloha shirts and hilarious voices, characters and storytelling. GILBERT GOTTFRIED - Friday March 26, 2010 at 7:30PM. Known by his distinctively loud, grating voice, Gilbert Gottfried is a comedian who began doing stand-up at open mike nights in New York City at the age of 15. In 1980, after spending several years mastering the art of stand-up comedy, Gottfried was hired as a cast member of the legendary NBC late night show, Saturday Night Live. ITALIAN RADIO "The Sicilian Corner" 1 I: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. I "Italia Oggl" (Italy Today) Sun- days IPM to 2PM with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM www. "Dolce Vita Radio" DJ Rocco Mesiti 11AM-1PM Sundays 90.7 FM or online "The Nick Franclosa Show" Every Sunday at 12 Noon to 3 PM on radio stations WLYN 1360 AM and WAZN 1470 AM. "Guido Oliva Italian Hour" 8AM 9AM every Sunday on WSRO 650AM in Framingham and online at "Don Giovanni Show" Saturday mornings from 6AM-8AM and Sunday evenings 5PM-7PM on 950AM WROL. www. Gottfried's work in television soon led to roles in film. After his performance as Iago, the parrot in Disney's Aladdin, Gottfried became one of the most rec- ognizable volceover talents. He can be beard in commercials, cartoons, movies and even in commercials as the AFLAC duck. In his standup rou- fine, Gottfried puts aside political cor- rectness to fire an onslaught of Jokes that know no boundaries. LILY TOMLIN - Saturday March 27, 2010 (2 Shows) at 7:00PM and 9:45PM. A gifted comedienne, actress and writer, Lily Tomlin has been in the scene since she started perform- ing on Laugh In in 1969. Since then. she has appeared on Saturday Night Live, been nominated for an Oscar for Robert Altman's Nushv/I/e, and won a Tony for her performance in The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Uni- verse. Lily has voiced the character of Miss Frizzle on The Mag/c School Bus and acted in such critically acclaimed shows as The West Wing and Murphy Brown. Some of her best known char- acters from her comedy are Ernestine, a wise cracking telephone operator. and Edith Ann, a Bratty 5 year old. Call Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000 or log onto 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 printmaklng, the step-by-step process to reproduce pictorial images providing the finest detail. 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 Caf6. WHO SHOT ROCK & ROLL: A CURATOR'S PERSPECTIVE - Sun- day, March 7, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Guest Curator Gall 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 60'8 - Sunday, March 14, 2:00PM-3:00PM Worcester's nightclub "The Comic Strip" was the place for dancing and live music in the 1960s. Its co-founder, Ed Madaus 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. A ROCK & ROLL FAMILY DAY - Sunday, March 21 I:00PM-4:30PM. Explain to your children why these photos of your favorite rock stars mean something to you as you ex- plore the new Who Shot Rock & Roll exhibition. Enjoy our special art and music-making activities and a guided tour of artworks in the WAM collec- tion that were inspired by music. WORKSHOP: PAINTING TO THE OLDIES - MUSIC INSPIRING ART - Sunday, March 21, I-4PM Great music can inspire great art. Listen to oldies and classic rock as you paint vibrant landscapes, brilliant portraits and incredible still fifes with instructor Angela Ackerman. Spots fill quickly, so register now. Learn more about these programs by calling 508-793- 4333 or by visting their website at PARADISE ROCK CLUB 967 Comm Ave., Boston, MA JOVANOTTI - 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 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. An acclaimed pioneer in the intemational hip hop scene renown for working in his native Italian lan- guage, Jovanotti again breaks new ground on Oyeah's 20 tracks feature all new live versions of original reper- toire drawn from Jovanotti's genera- tion-long career. For tickets call 617- 562-8800 or