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POST-GAZET'I'E, MARCH 23, 2012 Page11 UPTOWN MUSEUMS The Imagination Movers move on April 28, 2012 for two SECTION for further details. THEATER WILBUR THEATER 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA LATE NITE CATECHISM - Sun- day, March 25, 2012. The two-act solo performances feature Sister giving instruction to a roomful of students (the audience). Call it Loretta Young meets Carol Bumett. This is part cat- echism class, part stand-up routine. It's an interactive comedy, one of the longest running shows In Chicago now touring the US. RAIN: A TRIBU~E TO THE BEATLES -- April 1 1-14 Together longer than The Beatles themselves, Special Events COMEDY ITALIAN EVENTS & PROGRAMS ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS "The Sicilian Corner" II:00 am to 1:00 pm every Friday with host Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The Italian Show" with Nunzio DiMarca every Sunday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Go to www. "Italia oggi" Sundays 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM ww v.1460W)f13R.eom. "Dolce Vlta Radio" DJ Roceo Mesiti 11:00 am-l:00 pm Sundays 90.7 FM or online "The Nick Franciosl Show" Sun- days from 12 Noon to 3:00 pm on WLYN 1360 AM and WAZN 1470 AM. "Guido Oliva Italian Hour" 8:00 am-9:00 am Sundays on WSRO 650 AM and online at "Radio Italia Unita" - Thursdays 2:00 pm-3:00 pm on radio or itunes, college radio click on Zumlx. For more information, log onto "Tony's Place" on MusicAmerica WPLM FM 99.1 - Every Sunday 9:00 pm-10:00 pm on MusicAmerica. Host Ron Della Chiesa presents Tony's Place. Visit into the Orpheum Theatre shows only. SEE MUSIC RAIN has mastered every song, ges- ture and nuance of the legendary four- some, delivering a totally live, note- for-note performance that's as infec- tious as it is transporting. From the early hits to later classics that The Beatles never got the chance to play live, this adoring tribute will take you back to a time when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends! LOWELL MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM 50 East Merrimack St., Lowell, MA 978-454-2299 www.LowellAudit orium, corn MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT -- March 28, 2012. Lovingly "ripped- ofF" from the internationally famous comedy team!s most popular motion a tenor's voice. With Michael's long history of singing popular Rock and Gospel music, cotlpled with extensive classical Bel-Canto training, he is able to sing even higher with a strength and mastery rarely heard anywhere in the world. Being able to produce these notes consistently within the context of a moving line and in con- junction with a beautiful sound, re- quires not only talent, but skilded use of technique. The most prolific tenor of all time, Luciano Pavarotti, the "King of High C's," once described the feeling this way: "Excited and happy, but with a strong undercurrent of fear. The moment I actually hit the note, I almost lose consciousness. A physi- cal, animal sensation seizes me. Then I regain control." Amante experiences this thrilling sensation as well. picture, Monty Python and the Holy Graft, Monty Python's Spamalot is the winner of three 2005 Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Di- rector (Mike Nichols), as well as the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for Best Musical. Telling the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and their quest for the Holy Grail, Monty Python's Spamalot features a chorus line of dancing divas and knights, flatulent Frenchmen, killer rabbits and one legless knight. BOSTON OPERA HOUSE 539 Washington St., Boston, MA 617-259-3400 www.BostonOperaHouse,com LES MISERABLES -- Now through April I, 2012. Les MisGrables has been seen by over 53 mil- lion people in 38 countries and 21 languages since its first London performance in October 1985. The original Broadway production opened on March 12, 1987, at the Broadway Theatre, winning seven Tony Awards that season, including Best Musical. The show went on to play a total of 6,680 performances. Based on Victor Hugo's epic novel. Relentless policeman Javert pursues escaped convict Jean Valjean over decades through the tumult of revolutionary France. Valjean becomes a mayor, agrees to raise the daughter of a dying prostitute and joins the fight for freedom. None of this impresses the single-minded Javert, until the day Valjean saves his life. Score includes =Who Am I?," "A Little Fall of Rain," *One Day More," "Bring Him Home" and "I Dreamed a Dream." BEAUTY AND THE BEAST -- May 29-June 3, 2012. Tale as old as time, true as it can be. Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to you! Based on the Academy Award- winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people world- wide. This classic musical love story is Idled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and daz- zling production numbers including "Be Our Guest" and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney's Beauty and the Beast! "Wrecking Bail" will be released on nalist Darnell "Spider" Wilks of the Columbia Records on March 6. "We University of Cincinnati. The 2012 Take Care Of Our Own," the album's rookie class has a total of three seven- first single, is "classic Springsteen" footers including 7-4 Jermaine with "anguish and challenge [that] run "Stretch" Middleton, the third-tallest thick and fast" (Rolling Stone); a player in team history, and 7-foot An- "richly orchestrated Wall of Sound ... thony "Biggie" McClain. At 7-8. that nods to the "Born to Run' era" Sturgess becomes the tallest Globe- (Billboard). Said long-time manager trotter ever. Player rosters in each city Jon Landau, "Bruce has dug down as are subject to change. deep as he can to come up with this vision of modem life. The lyrics tell a SEAPORT WORLD TRADE CENTER story you can't hear anywhere else 200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston and the music is his most innovative (617) 385-5000 in recent years. The writing is some of the best of his career and both vet- WORLD OF WHEELS -- March 30 eran fans and those who are new to through April 1. America's finest hot Bruce will find much to love on rods and customs roll into Boston's 'Wrecking Ball." Seaport World Trade Center. In additio NEIL DIAMOND - June 23, 2012. to the hot rods and customs there Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee will be celebrity appearances by New and 2011 Kennedy Center Honoree, England Patriots safety Patrick Chung, will take his greatest hits on the Billy Bretherton from A&E Network's road on a much-anticipated North "Billy the Exterminator," Deena American tour. Neff Diamond has Nicole Cortese of MTWs reality series had numerous hits including: "Jersey Shore and there will be an "Forever in Blue Jeans," "Cherry, O1 Skool Rodz Pinup Girl Contest. Cherry," "Sweet Caroline," "I'm a For dates and times of celebrity Believer," "Girl, You'll Be a Woman appearances and contest visit the Soon," *You Don't Bring Me Flowers," website. "Red, Red Wine," "America" and many more. Nell's musical career spans nearly five decades. ORPHEUM THEATRE I Hamilton Place, Boston, MA JOHN F. KENNEDY PRESIDENTIAL 617-482-0106 LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Columbia Point, Boston, MA IMAGINATION MOVERS ~ April IN HER VOICE: JACQUELINE 28 at 1:30 PM and 4:30 PM. Not even KENNEDY, THE WHITE HOUSE the Imagination Movers could have 'IqF.ARS. In the spring of 1964, a few fully imagined the band's current months after President Kennedy's breakthrough success. The Movers death, Jacqueline Kennedy recorded have filmed three seasons of their hit a series of interviews with historian music-and-comedy series for Disney and family friend Arthur Schlesinger, Junior and they have sold roughly Jr. At the age of thirty-four, with the 250,000 COs and DVDs to date. The White House years behind her, she Movers have become a force to be was speaking for the historical record reckoned with in the concert bust- -- to preserve and shape her hus- ness. Their 2011 *In a Big Warehouse" band's legacy. The interviews, held on tour attracted 150,000 fans and was deposit here at the Kennedy Library, one of Pollstar magazine's top I00 were sealed for 47 years. Jacqueline tours of the year. They received stel- Kennedy Onassis died in 1994. In lar reviews from concertgoers thanks 2011, the 50a anniversary year of the to the guys' highly interactive music Kennedy Presidency, her daughter, and winning ways with an audience. Caroline Kennedy, decided it was the right time to share these conversa- tions with the public. Call the JFK Library at 866-JFK-1960 or online at for more details. TD GARDEN CHARLES PLAYHOUSE I00 Legends Way, Boston, MA 74 Warrenton St., Boston, MA 617-624-1050 617-931-2787 or 617-426-6912 LOWELL AUDITORIUM HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS -- 50 E. Merrimack St., Lowell,'M~ BLUE MAN GROUP - Ongoing. Saturday, March 31 doubleheader at 978-454-2299 This giddily subversive off-Broadway 2:00 and 7:00 PM. The outstanding www, hit serves up outrageous and inven- rookies include Paul "Tiny" Sturgess, COLIN MOCHRIE & BRAD tive theater where three muted, blue- the world's tallest pro basketball SHERWOOD -- Friday. April 13, 2012. painted performers spoof both con- player at 7-8, Jonte "Too Tall" Hall, Using their quick wit, Mochrie and temporary art and modern technol- the shortest Globetrotter ever at 5-2, Sherwood take contributions from the ogy. Wry commentary and bemusing and Fatima "TNT' Maddox of Temple audience to create hilarious and origl- antics are matched only by the inge- University, the team's first female hal scenes. Throughout the evening, nlous ways in which music and sound player since 1993 and ninth female the show becomes truly interactive arc created. The show has recently in team history, The new Globe-as audience members are called to been updated with new performance trotters also feature the top three fin- the stage to participate in the fun. pieces and music, ishers from the 2011 College 51am Due to the overwhehnmg response of SHEAR MADNESS - Ongoing. This Dunk Contest, including the reigning "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" both hilarious Boston-set whodunit, where champ Jacob "Hops" Tucker. At 5-10, Mochrie and Sherwood can be seen the clues change every night and the Tucker sports a 50-inch vertical leap, performing over fifteen times a week laughs come fast and furious, is a and his YouTube videos have garnered on Comedy Central and ABC Family. worldwide phenomenon filled with well over four million views. Tucker Their new DVD, "Two Man Group: up-to-the-minute spontaneous hu- joins slam dunk runner-up John "Jet" Live and Dangerous Comedy," is in mor and quicksilver improvisation Williams of UNC-Ashevflle and semifi- stores. where the audience becomes part of the action and gets to solve the crime. MUSIC BERKLEE PERFORMANCE CENTER 136 Massachusetts Avenue Boston MA 02115 WILBUR THEATRE 246 Tremont St., Boston, MA PINO DA.NIELE LIVE IN BOSTON -- Saturday, June 9, 2012. PinoBILL MONROE -- April 21, 2012. Daniele is an influential Italian jazz- The musical genre took its name from BRAINTREE TOWN HALL fusion guitarist. From the beginning the Blue Grass Boys, and Monroe's 854 Washington Street, of his career, it was evident that his music forever has defined the sound Braintree, MA passion lay in rock and blues. His solo of classical bluegrass -- a five-piece ITALIAN FIESTA - March 25, 2012 debut, Terra Mia, sung in Neapolitan, acoustic string band, playing precisely at 2:00 pm. Featuring Italian Folk was the first example of what Daniele and rapidly, switching solos and sing- Singers and Dancers. Cake sale, called "taramblfl," a combination of ing in a plaintive, high lonesome voice. raffle and light refeshments -- an tarantella, rhumba, and blues. In 1979 Not only did he invent the very sound enjoyable afternoon is planned. RSVP his Self titled record was released, fol- of the music, Monroe was the mentor by March 20th. One or two tables lowed by Nero a Met&in 1980. In 1989 for several generations of musicians. can be reserved as needed for IAC0. Daniele took a step toward greater Over the years, Monroe's band hosted To purchase tickets or further details, commercial success with the release all of the major bluegrass artists of please contact Irene Gibbons at 781- of Mascalzone Latino, followed by the '50s and '60s, including Flatt & 843-3251 or 1991's Un Uomo in Blues, 1993's Che Scruggs, Reno & Smiley, Vassar Sponsored by the Catholic Daughters Dio Ti Benedica (which had two tracks Clements, Carter Stanley, and Mac of the Americas Charity Fund. produced by Chick Corea), 1995's Non Wlseman. Though the lineup of Calpestare I b"iori Nel Deserto, 1997's the Blue Grass Boys changed over WYNDHAM HOTEL, ANDOVER Dimmi Cosa Succede Sulla Terra, and the years, Monroe always remained 123 Old River Rd., A~dover, MA 2000"s Medina. Two years later the devoted to bluegrass in its purest 1-978-346-9496 singer teamed up with fellow Italian form. stars Francesco DeGregori, Ron, and AN EVENING OF ITALIAN Fiorella Mannoia for a tour, captured TD GARDEN ROMANCE featuring MICHAEL on the appropriately titled In Tour. In Causeway Street, Boston AMANTE and MARISSA FAMIG- 2005 Daniele released Iguana Caf~. LIETTI -- Saturday, June 9, 2012. Between 2005 and 2010, Daniele re- BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN -- March Michael Amante is affectionately leased three more studio albums: // 26, 2012. Brace Springsteen and the known as the "People's Tenor." He Mio Nome e Pino Daniele e Vivo Qui, E Street Band launched the first US has been crowned the ~Prince of High Ricomincio da 30 and Electric Jam. In leg of the 2012 "Wrecking Ball" World C's" for his ability to hit and sustain 2010, Daniele released his 13th stu- Tour on March 18 in Atlanta. Bruce with.ease, .0neof the highest rlptes of djoalbum,/~gqg~e Boogie.Man... Spri_ngsteenls 17th studio album , I111od Vq" ;4 present An Evening of Italian Romance with featuring Saturday, June 9, 2012 Wyndham Hotel Ballroom, Andover, MA "Michael Amante is the next Mario Lanza" said Tony Bennett. Tickets Now On Sale. Reserve your Seats Today/ Dinner & Show: $85 per person Includes a Full Course Dinner by award-winning Chef John Martin. Order tickets online: Order tickets by phone: 978-346-9496 or 603-893-8863 To reserve your room at our special discounted $99 overnight rate, call the Wyndham Hotel at 978-975-3600.