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POST-GAZETTE, MARCH 11, 2016 Parle 11 NOW PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN Don't miss the rare opportunity to see the 2016 ISU World Figure Skating Championships at TD Garden. Pictured are Meryl Davis and Charlie White of USA performing during day four of the ISU World Figure Skating Championships on March 29, 2012, in Nice, France. See SPECIAL EVENTS for more details. will wrap up November 15~ in Mexico City. Tickets went fast, so find a friend who got some and be very nice to them! from fans and critics in 2003. Backed by guitar, chirping synths and other pop-friendly instruments, singer Emily Haines provides vocals that range from soft and breathy to bold and fierce. The album's subject matter is also diverse, featuring songs about social standing The List, difficult political issues S~ccexy and other wide-ranging topics. 2005's Live It Out, the group's second album, offers further proof of Metric's impres- sive versatility and knack for crafting catchy pop-rock gems. BONNIE RAITT -- March 29, 2016. Bonnie Lynn Raitt is an American blues singer, songwriter and slide guitar player. During the 1970s, Raitt released a series of roots-influenced albums which incorporated elements of blues, rock, folk and country. In 1989, after several years of critical acclaim but little commercial success, she had a major return to form with the release of her album Nick of Time. The follow- ing two albums Luck of the Draw ( 1991) and Longing in Their Hearts (1994) were also multi-million sellers generating several hit singles, including "Some- thing to Talk About," "Love Snealdn' Up on You," and the ballad "I Can't Make You Love Me" (with Bruce Homsby on piano). Raitt has received 10 Grammy Awards. She is listed as number 50 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time and num- ber 89 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. THE SMASHING PUMPKINS - IN PLAINSONG -- April 9, 2016. The Smashing Pumpkins have created one of the most acclaimed bodies of work in musical history having sold more than 30 million albums, and won multiple Grammy Awards in the process. The pivotal group's many hits defined the alternative music era and continue to resonate on modem rock radio, influ- encing a whole new generation. In June 2012, the band released the critically acclaimed album Oceaniavia Martha's Music/EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution. It entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4; earned the # 1 spot on the Independent Albums Chart; and Rolling Stone hailed it as one of the best albums of the year. Formed in Chicago in 1988, they released Gish, their influential and platinum debut in 1991, which was followed by albums including the nine-time platinum Mel- lon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and the four-time platinum Siamese Dream, as well as the platinum certified 1998 album Adore which saw a 107-track re-issue in 2014. MUSIC TD GARDEN LYNN AUDITORIUM I00 Legends Way, Boston, MA 3 City Hall Square, Lynn, MA 617-624-1050 781-599-SHOW www.TDGarden.com www.LynnAuditorium.com JUSTIN BIEBER -- May 10, 2016. JOHNNY MATHIS -- April 8, 2016. Global superstar Justin Bieber has an- With his ever-youthful voice, it's hard nounced his 50+ city PURPOSE WORLD to believe that legendary singer Johnny TOUR beginning March 9, 2016, in Se- Mathis has been wowing audiences for attle, WA. The tour, promoted by AEG over halfacentury--and he's stillgoing Live, will travel through arenas across strong. That unmistakable, voice--both North America; fans will be able to see fragile and powerful -- singing timeless Bieber's dynamic live show in U.S. cities classics like "Chances Are," "Misty," including Denver, Las Vegas, Dallas, At- "Brazil," "It's Not For Me to Say" "A Cer- lanta, Minneapolis, Chicago, Boston and tain Smile" "My Funny Valentine" and HOUSE OF BLUES Miami as well as all throughout Eastern "Twelfth of Never" never ceases to mes- 15 Laa~lowae St, Boston, MA and Western Canada. The hype around merize listeners into a wistful trance. (888) 693-BLUE (2583) Bieber's new music continues with the Anyone who has been lucky enough to www.HouseoflBlnes.com/boston smash successes of "Sorry" and "What get tickets to witness Johnny Mathis NICK CARTER -- March 13, 2016. Do You Mean?" which was crowned perform LIVE knows that he was born to Sparking his career at the tender age of Justin's first # 1 on Billboard's all-format be on stage with a microphone in hand, 12, Nick Carter became an international airplay/sales/streaming-based Hot an orchestra at his back, and a rapt pop superstar as the youngest member 100 the week of its release, selling over crowd before him. Be it a love ballad, of iconic boy band, Backstreet Boys. 335,000 units digitally in the U.S. that swing tune, or a Latin-flavored number, Known for his boyish good looks and week. "What Do You Mean?" also went Johnny executes each phrase with that heartthrob status, Carter was named to #1 in Justin's native Canada, and characteristic panache possessed by one ofPeople Magazine's "50 Most Beau- became his first #1 UK national chart crooners of a by-gone era when sing- tiful People in the World," dubbed the hit. The song, which hit # 1 at iTunes ers didn't have {or need[) the help of "most gorgeous celebrity on the planet" within five minutes of its release, and viral YouTube videos to capture the by E[ Online, and named "The Biggest reached # i at iTunes in more than 90 hearts of fans worldwide. Needless to Teen Idol" by Teen People Magazine. To countries, went on to easily break the say, serious fans of nostalgic music date, the Backstreet Boys are the best- Weekly Global Spotify streaming record (also sung by the likes of Michael Bubl6, selling boy band in history and are one with over 41 million streams, reaching Harry Connick, Jr. and Tony Bennett) of the world's best-selling music artists 100 million Global streams in less'than who score Johnny Mat_his tickets are of all time. In 2002, Nick released his one month out. always in for a "Wonderful[ Wonder- debut solo album through Jive Records, ADELE -- September 14-15, 2016. rut!" time. Now orNeuer, which debuted at #17 on Adele will return to North America for the Billboard 200 chart and was certified her first tour in five years. It's been ORPHEUM THEATRE . Gold in the U.S., Japan and Canada. awhile since Adele said "Hello" to Bos- 1 Hamilton Place, Boston, MA In 2014, Carter paired up with Jordan ton, but the Grammy-winning singer 6174824)106 Knight, fellow boy band member from is heading back to town next year! The www.OrpheumTheatreBoston.com 90's sensation New Kids on the Block, English megastar released the North METRIC -- March 17, 2016. The for a new collaborative album project, American dates for her "Adele Live 2016" Toronto-based Metric, who've won a Nick & Knight, which debuted at #24 on tour last week, which will be her first large audience playingthe club circultin the U.S. Billboard 200 and #14on the extensive concert series on the continent both Canada and the U.S., released their Canadian Albums Chart. in five years, The tour is set to kick off first album, Old World Underground, in St. Paul, Minnesota, on July 5th and Where Are You Now?, to much acclaim MUSEUMS THEATER ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS "The Sicilian Corner" -- every Friday 10:00 am to Noon with hosts Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and =The Best in Italian Mualc" with Nunzio DiMarca every Sunday from 9:00 am to Noon. Go to www. 1110wccmarrLcom. "Italia Oggi" -- Sundays 11:00 am to Noon with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM. "Dolce Vita Radio" -- Sundays DJ Rocco Mesiti 11:00 am-l:00 pm; 90.7 FM or online www.djrocco.com. "The Nick Franciosa Show" -- Sundays from Noon to 3:00 pm on WLYN 1360 AM. "Guido Oliva Italian Hour" -- Sundays 8:00 am-9:00 am on WSRO 650 AM and online at www.wsro.com. "Tony's Place" on MuslcAmerica WPLM FM 99.1 -- Sundays 7:00 pro-2:00 am on MusicAmerica. Host Ron Della Chiesa presents Tony's Place. Visit www.MusicNotNoise.com. "L'Italia Chiamo Italian Radio Show" hosted by Stefano Marchese and Elisa Meazzini -- Thursdays 3:00 pm-4:15 pm. Visit litaliachiamo.com; emai1: litaliachiamoshow@gmail.com. Tel. 857-334-0868. "Intervallo Musicale" -- Sundays I0:00-10:30 am; Host Carmine Guarino on WUNR 1600 AM and online at www.wunr.com. Bo~roN OPERA HOUSE 539 Washington St., Boston, MA 617-259-3400 www.BostonOperaHouse.com THE SOUND OF MUSIC -- March 29- April I0, 2016. The hills are alive[ A brand new production of The Sound of Music, directed by Jack O'Brien, is coming to you. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the Von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony, Grammy and Academy Award-winning Best Score, including "My Favorite Things," "Do-Re-Mif "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "Edelweiss" and the tire song. "We plan to look more closely at this remarkable work -- to tear off the varnish of the past and reveal one of the great, fresh glories of musical theater," says three- time Tony Award-winning Director Jack O'Brien. The Sound of Music features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard L'mdsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by "The Trapp Family Singers" by Maria Augusta Trapp. The Sound of Music en- joyed extraordinary success as the first live television production of a musical in over 50 years when it aired live on NBC in December, 2013. SHUBERT THEATRE 265 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 866-348-9738 www.Cit/Center.org REALISH HOUSEWIVES OF BOS- TON: A PARODY -- March 29-April 3, 2016. Brawls[ Booze! BotoxI The Realish Housewives are coming to the Shubert Theatre. Get ready for oodles of home- town reality in this totally original -- and outlandish -- parody performance, where you'll meet Rovanka, the baron- ess of an uncertain ethnicity; Claudia Louise, glamourous and conniving in equal measure; Desiree, neck super- model; Brooke, self-made business tycoon; and Gwen, the only one in the bunch with half a brain. Laugh along as these loony ladies who lunch, along with your host, Randy, take on the current events and people making headlines in Boston ... that is, ff they don't strangle each other first. Even the audience gets in on the act in this canl-take-your- eyes-off-it train wreck that's guaranteed to leave you and your best frenemies laughing ~il you cry your false eyelashes offi. The Realish Housewives of Boston is an original play created and written by veteran Chicago-based comics Kate James and Tim Sniffen. TD GARDEN I00 Legends Way, Boston, MA 617-624-1050 www.TDGarden.com 2016 ISU WORLD FIGURE SKAT- ING CHAMPIONSHIPS -- March 28- April 3, 2016. The International Skating Union (ISU) awarded the United States Figure Skating and The Skating Club of Boston the rights to host the ISU World Figure Skating Championships at Boston's TD Garden. The World Fig- ure Skating Championships will bring close to 200 skaters from around the world {skaters from over 30 countries are expected to participate) to Boston's TD Garden to compete for four inter- national rifles. This event is the most prestigious international competition of the year and is the most important annual figure skating competition in the world! Past U.S. winners include Dick Button, Dorothy Hamill, Scott Hamilton, Brian Boitano, Kristi Yama- guchi, Tai Babilonia and Randy Gardner, Todd Eldredge and five-time champion, MicheUe Kwan. HYNF~ CONVENTION CENTER 900 Boylston St, Boston, MA 617-954-2000 www.MassConvent/on.com SMALL BUSINESS EXPO -- April 7, 2016. The Nation's Largest Business to Business Trade Show, Conference & Networking Event. Whether you're in the startup phase or a long-established company, the Small Business Expo has the right resources for you. We're the nation's largest business-to-business expo, and we've made it our mission to help small business owners and entrepreneurs like you achieve your business dreams. Our free, one-day expo offers invaluable insights and exclusive networking opportunities with a wide range of business-critical workshops, seminars, and presentations from top industry experts. SHUBERT THEATRE 265 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 866-348-9738 wvnv.CitiCenter.org THE NAKED MAGIC SHOW ~ May 19- 2 I, 2016. Following sold out shows and rave reviews in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the USA, the world's boldest and cheekiest magic show "The Naked Magic Show" is coming back to BostonI The show features magic, mirth and more than a touch of mayhem as these two hot and hilarious magicians say abracadabra and take magic to a whole new level. Left without sleeves or pockets, their saucy magic is baffling and entertaining, bringing a new mean- ing to "now you see it." DANCE COMEDY LARCOM THEATRE 13 Wall/s St, Beverly, MA 978-525-9093 www.GimmcLivc.com A COUPLE OF BLAGUARD8 --- March 17 & 18, 2016. Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day with A Couple of Blaguards, the rol- licking Irish comedy written by Frank McCourt (Pulitzer Prize-winning author of New York Times Bestseller Angela's Ashes) and Malachy McCourt (author of New York Times Bestseller A Monk Swimming}. Called "memorable" by the New York Times. Starring veteran actors Howard Platt (The Bob Newhart Show, The Rock, Nixon and many more) and Jarlath Conroy {Law & Order, NYPD Blue, True Grit, to list but a very few) por- tray Malachy and Frank McCourt in this extraordinarily moving and "Wickedly Funny" tale of immigration, triumph and brotherly love. Limited engagement at Beverly's intimate Larcom Theatre - only Boston-area production this year! This two-man show is a bubbling stew of hu- mor with a dash of poignancy to sharpen the flavor. A grand crowd-pleaser when- ever performed, the Blaguards is a story of immigration, triumph over hardship, and the love of a family. WILBUR THEATRE 246 Tremont St,, Boston, MA 617-248-9700 www.TheWilburTheatre.com WAYNE BRADY -- May 6, 2016. Wayne has been entertaining audiences with his singing, acting and unmatched improvisational skills for well over a de- cade. This diversity has led to a career that goes beyond the term "triple threat." Brady began his career in Orlando work- ing at theme parks as well as performing in several local theatre shows. This is where his love for improvisation was sparked as he was a member of the Orlando improv comedy theater, SAK Comedy Lab. In 1998, his career took off with Whose Line is it Anyway? for which he won a 2003 Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety, Musical or Comedy Series. The show returns this year with all new episodes. Wayne went on to host his own syndicated talk show The Wayne Brady Show for two seasons. He was honored with two Emmys for Outstand- ing Talk Show Host and the show also won Outstanding Talk Show. Being an award-winning host, it is no wonder why he has been tapped to host several high- profile shows, guest hosting The Late Late Show for a week earlier this year. His hosting role on the iconic Let's Make A Deal has been garnered with" several Emmy nominations. Wayne will return to the hit BET series The Real Husbands of Hollywood which airs a new season beginning this summer. MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston 617-267-9300 w~nv.MFA.org KENNETH PAUL BLOCK ILLUSTRA- TIONS -- Through August 14, 2016. Kerineth Paul Block (1925-2009} is arguably the most important fashion illustrator of the secofld half of the 20~ century. His versatility and ability to create a graceful gesture, or evoke the high-energy of the post-WWII generation make his work stand out among illustra- tors of his time. Throughout his career, mainly with Women's Wear Daily and W Magazine, he chronicled fashionable designs and the lifestyles of the people who wore them. Blending illustration and portraiture, his drawings of figures like Jacqueline Kennedy, Babe Paley and Gloria Guinness capture the so- phistication of the era's socialites and celebrities. MUSFAYM OF SCIENCE I Science Park, Boston, MA 617-723-2500 www.MOS.org ICE AGE: DAWN OF THE DINO- SAURS -- THE 4-D EXPERIENCE Now through April 15, 2016. Our fa- vorite sub-zero heroes, Manny, Ellie, and Diego venture into a mysterious underground world after Sid the Sloth stumbles across three abandoned eggs and decides to care for them as his own. Once the eggs hatch, the ad- venture begins in the lost world of the dinosaurs! Featured in eye-popping 3-D with an all-star voice cast, including Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leafy and Queen Latifah. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs --The 4'D Experience de- livers more thrills, more chills, and more mammoth-sized laughs for audiences of all shapes and sizesI EXTREME DANCEPORT 26 New Street, Cambridge, MA 617-492-2122 www.BostonSwingCentral.com SWING DANCE EVERY FRI- DAY NIGHT -- Come and check out Boston's most exciting swing dance. A killer line-up of DJ's and live bands. Beginner lessons are included in the price of admission prior to social danc- ing. No partner or prior experience is required. All are welcome.