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POST-GAZETTE, MARCH 21,2014 f Page 11 NOW PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN COMEDY THEATER Don't miss popular singer Lana Del Rey at the House of Blues in May: Check MUSIC section for more details. the world of Broadway musicals for our new album," says Urs Buhler of I1 Divo. " MUSIC CITI PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, WANG THEATRE 270 Tremont Street, Boston 617-482-9393 www.CitiCenter.org IL DIVO -- May 16, 2014. The record-breaking, classical crossover group that has sold more than 26 mil- lion albums worldwide will bring II Divo -- A Musical Affair: The Great- est Songs of Broadway Live to the Citi Wang Theatre in support of the group's sixth studio album, A Musical Affair. The show intertwines the most famous songs from Broadway musi- cals with the individual theatrical experiences of Carlos, David. Urs and Sebastien. The album A Musical Affair showcases II Divo's signature romantic and emotional interpreta- tion of heartfelt classics like Some Enchanted Evening (South Pacific), "Bring Him Home" (Les Miserables), "Tonight" (West Side Story) and more. II Divo has also provided new arrange- ments for these much-loved songs, as well as invited familiar Broadway and pop artists to appear on certain tracks as their duet partners. "It has been so inspiring to work with such legendary songs from HOUSE OF BLUES 15 Lansdowne Street, Boston 88S-693-2583 www.houseofblues.com LANA DEL REY -- May 6, 2014. Elizabeth Woolridge Grant (born June 21, 1986), known by her stage name Lana Del Rey, is an American singer-songwriter. Del Rey started - writing at the age of 18 and she signed her first recording contract with 5 Points Records in 2007, releasing her first digital album Lana Del Ray in January 201D. Del Rey bought herself out of the contract with 5 Points Records in April 2010. She signed a joint contract with Interscope, Polydor, and Stranger Records in July 2011. I~el Rey's music has been noted for its cinematiC'- sound and its references to various aspects of pop culture, particularly that of the 1950s and 1960s Ameri- cana. The singer has described her: self as a "self-styled gangsta Nancy Sinatra." Before signing to a major record label, Del Rey provided sole productior, of her music videos. Musically, she draws influence from what she deens to be the masters of each genre, hcluding Elvis Presley, DAN(;E ITALIAN RADIO PROGF AMS "The Sicilian Corner" -- 10:00 am to Noon every Fnday with hosts Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The Italian Show" with Nunzio DiMarca every Sunday from 9:00 am to Noon. Go to www.1110wccman~m. "Italia Oggl" -- Sundays 11:00 am to Noon with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM. Go to www.1460WXBR.corrL "Dolce Vita Radio, -- DJ RocGardarco Mesiti II:00 am-l:00 pm; Sundays 90.7 FM or online www.djrocco.com. "The Nick Franciosa Show" -- Sundays from Noon to 3:00 pm on WLYN 1-360 AM and WAZN 1470 AM. "Guido Ollva Italian Hour" -- 8:00 am-9:00 am Sundays on WSRO 650 AM and online at www.wsro.com~ "Tony's Place" on MusieAmerica WPLM FM 99.1 -- Sundays 9:00 pm-10:00 pm on MusicAmerica. Host Ron Della Chiesa presents Tony's Place. Visit www.MusicNotNoise.corrL "L'Italia Chiamo Italian Radio Show" hosted by Stefano Marchese and Emanuele Capoano -- Thursdays 2:00 pro-4:00 pm. Visit www.zumix.org/radio or litaliachiamo.wordpress.com; email: litaliachiamoshow@gmaiLcom. Tel. 857-334-0868. Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Nirvana. Eminem. Bruce Springsteen. and Britney Spears, as well as from poetry and film noir. TD GARDEN 100 Legends Way, Boston 617-624-1050 www.TDGarden.com CHER -- April 9, 2014. The one and only Cher herself revealed that she will kick off her Dressed to Kill 49-city North American Tour begin- ning in Phoenix on March 22na with stops in IVY. LA, Boston. Las Vegas and other major markets. The tour comes to TD Garden on Wednesday, April 9TM. Cher's previous tour. The Farewell Tour (later dubbed The Never Can Say Goodbye Tour) was one of the most successful tours ever by a solo artist. Chef played for a record-breaking 325 dates and was seen by over 5.5 million people CITI EMERSON COLONIAL THEATRE 106 Boylston Street Boston 617-482-9393 Emerson.BoxOffieeTicketSales.eom FLASHDANCE -- Now through March 23. Celebrating its 30~ anni- versary, the pop culture phenomenon of Flashdance is now live on stage With electrifying dance at its core. Flashdance The Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens. a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night, who dreams of one day becom- ing a professional performer. When romance with her steel mill boss threatens to complicate her ambi- tions. Alex learns the meaning of love and its power to fuel the pursuit of her dream. Featuring musical scores that include Hashdance -- What a Feeling," Maniac, Gloria, Manhunt and I Love Rock & Roll. In addition to these hits, 16 brand new songs have been written for the musical with music by Robbie Roth and lyrics by Robert Cary and Robbie Roth. This show contains some mature content that may not be suitable for all audiences. THE HANOVER THEATRE 2 Southbridge St., Worcester 877-571-SHOW (7469) info@TheHanoverTheatre.org SCOOBY-DOO LIVE! MUSICAL MYSTERIES -- Saturday, March 22. JeepersI Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc., Gang have been called in to help solve an epic mystery in Worcester. A trouble-making ghost is haunting a local theater and Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, Velma and Scooby-Doo are on their way in the Mystery Machine to help solve itl This hilarious live theater show brings everyone's favor- ite animated series to life. Filled with wacky new cha/-acters, fantastic songs and outrageous antics, Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries, presented by Warner Bros. and Life Like Touring, will have audiences on the edge of their seats in traditional Scooby-Doo fashion. See if this time the gang is in over their headsl HAIR -- May 6-7, 2014. The rock musical that sparked a revolution and ignited a generation is back~ All the original hits and new songs rediscovered from the original pro- duction are played live by The Tribe. Although initially performed in 1967, the universal themes of indi- viduality, experimentation and accep- tance in the face of oppression are just as resonant today. All the chart- topping songs that became anthems of counter-culture and the sexual revolution are back, including Aquarius, Let the Sun Shine In, Good Morning Starshine and Easy to be Hard. Bold! Brashl Angry and defiant! This newproduction returns to its rebellious and pro- vocative roots! Join the revolution -- it's the dawning of a new aget WARNING: This production contains nudity. STONEHAM THEATRE 395 Main Street, Stoneham 781-279-2200 http://StonehamTheatre.org SOMETHING'S AFOOT -- Now through March 23, 2014. Murder, mystery, music and laughs! This muslcaI, saUrlcal spoof of whodunits like Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None and The Mousetrap will leave you in stitches. Nine strang- ers gather in a remote mansion on a stormy night. When the power goes out, the bridge is flooded, the buffer is killed in a freak explosion and the other guests start to die in mysteri- ous ways. It quickly becomes clear that (you guessed it) Something's -Afoot THE uNBLEACHED AMERICAN -- April 10-27. 2014. Discover a piece of American history with Ernest Hogan. the "father of ragtime" and the first African American to perform on Broadway. Beloved by his fans and wealthy beyond his wildest dreams. Hogan was also an infamous writer of "coon songs" that many considered offensive to his own race. This fasci- nating wor[d-premiere play imagines the relationship between Ernest and the woman sent to care for him at the end of his life. as he struggles with both his own mortality and the legacy he leaves behind Don't miss Elliot Norton Award-winning actor Johnny Lee Davenport as Ernest in his Stoneham Theatre debutt CITI PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, WANG THEATRE 270 Tremont Street, Boston 817-482-9393 www.CitiCenter.org EDDIE IZZARD THE WORLD TOUR -- May 8-9. The man the Lon- don Sunday T/mes calls "The Greatest British Stand-Up Comedian of his Generation" returns to America with his world tour force majeure, One of the most acclaimed comedians of his generation. Izzard's unique, tangen- tial, absurd and surreal comic narra- tives are lauded for their creativity and wit, earning him a New York Drama Desk Award and two Emmys for Dress to K///. two British Comedy Awards for Top Stand-Up Comedian and an Olivier Award nomination for Out- standing Achievement. His comedy style takes the form of rambling whim- sical monologue and.self-referential pantomime. He had a starring role as Wayne Malloy in the television series The Riches and has appeared in many films. In the U.S., Izzard is the first solo stand-up comedian to perform at the Hollywood Bowl and has sold-out three consecutive nights at Radio City Music Hall. CAPITOL CENTER FOR THE ARTS 44 South Main St., Concord, NH 603-225-1111 www.CCanh.com CRAIG FERGUSON -- March 24. Bom in Glasgow, Scotland, Ferguson got his start in the entertainment industry as a drummer for some of the worst punk bands in the UK. Too wimpy to be in punk rock, he started acting. He played Drew Carcy's boss, Nigel Wick, in The Drew Carey Show from 1996-2003. Ferguson has also become a huge success on the North American comedy circuit. He performs all over the country and has sold out Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall. Presently he hosts The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS. HYNES CONVENTION CENTER 900 Boylston Street, Boston 617-954-2000 www.MassConvention.com ANIME BOSTON 2014 -- March 21-23. A three-day convention held annually in Boston under the supervision of the New England Anlme Society. Inc. The focus is to celebrate -and promote Japanese animation, comics and pop-culture. This everit has been a cornerstone of the North East Anime Convention circuit since the inaugural event in April 2003. Following unprecedented growth, they quickly outgrew the space at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel and moved to the Hynes Convention Center in 2005. The main focus on Anime Boston has always been Japanese animation and comics, but they have expanded to include other aspects of Japanese pop-culture, including J-Pop, J-Ro~k and live-action Japa- nese media and have also delved into Japanese history and traditional cul- ture, thus encouraging people to develop a more well-rounded perspec- tive. In 2012 Anlme Boston welcomed more than 22,000 people over the weekend. STAR TREK CONVENTION -- June 21-22. The 2014 Star Trek Convention will include a great list of celebrities and offer attendees an off-the-hook, sensational week- end to remember. We are thrilled to add one of our favorites to the guest celebrity list, which already includes three captains, nine total guests and some fantastic events and attractions -- priced at an amazing deal for full days of live entertainment. SEAPORT ~WORLD TRADE CENTER~ 1 Seaport Boulevard, Boston 617-385-5000 www.SeaportBoston.com EXTREME BEER FEST March 21-22. Extreme Beer Fest is the ulti- mate throwdown of craft beer creativ- ity. Join us as we celebrate brewers who push the boundaries of brewing and raise a fist at the norm. An Ex- treme Beer is defined as a beer that pushes the boundaries of brewing That's it. A style, alcohol content, and ingredient-free definition that's flex- ible: as creative brewing should be. Minds will be blown. Palates will be inspired. Prepare for epicness. Unlike most beer festivals. American Craft Beer Fest actually pays for all of the beer served. We also waive booth fees to further support craft brewers. To date we've spent well over S1 million on craft beer served at our rests. WORLD OF WHEELS -- March 28- 30. The 40~h Annual Town Fair Tire World of Wheels will return to the Seaport World Trade Center. See hundreds of custom cars. classics. hot rods. trucks, motorcycles and race cars on display under one roof. In addition there will be many feature exhibits and several cele- brity guests. Discount Coupons are available through townfairtire.com. For additional lnformatiori, visit http: //autorama.com/attend-show/ mar-28-30-boston-ma/ 'MARINE INDUSTRAIL PARK South Boston 877-613-0134 www.Boston-Theater.eom CIRQUE DU SOLEIL - AMALUNA -- May 29-June 15. Amalana invites you to a mysterious island ruled by goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Their queen. Prospera. directs her daughter's coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honours femi- ninity, renewal, rebirth and balance, marking the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next. In the wake of a storm caused by Prospera, a group of youn~ men seek refuge on the island, triggering an emotional story of love between Prospera's daughter and a brave young suitor. But their love will be put to the test. The couple must face nu- merous demanding trials and over- come daunting setbacks before they can achieve mutual trust, faith and harmony CITI PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, WANG THEATRE 270 Tremont Street, Boston 617-482-9393 www.CitiCenter.org HEARTBEAT OF HOME -- March 26-April 6. Heartbeat of Home features a new and electrifying sound written by award-winning, Golden- Globe-nominated Composer Brian Byrne. The joyous, heart-stopping and high-energy production also features high-definition, cutting-edge projec- tion technology. Heartbeat of Home ~showcases world-class dancers from Ireland; USA, Australia, Britain, Canada, Italy, Mexico and Spain and choreography by David Bolger. Music from the show features the hit song Lead Me Home by American Idol Jessica Sanchez. ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER -- May ]-4, 2014. Alvin Alley American Dance Theater grew from a now-fabled performance in March 1958 at the 92"d Street Y in NYC. Led by Alvin Alley and a group of young African American modern dancers, that performance changed forever the perception of American dance. The company has gone on to perform for an estimated 25 million people at theaters in 48 states and 71 countries on 6 continents -- as well as millions more through tele- vision broadcasts. When Mr. Alley began creating dances, he drew upon his "blood memories" of Texas, the blues, spirituals and gospel as inspiration, which resulted in the creation of his most popular and critically acclaimed work, Reve/at/ous. Although he created 79 ballets over his lifetime, Mr. Alley ~naintained that his company was not exclusively a repository for his own work. Today the Company continues Mr. Alley's mis- sion by presenting important works of the past and commissioning new ones