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POST-GAZETTE, MARCH 27, 2015 Page 11 8 NOW PLAYING MUSEUMS UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN Don't miss Carol Burnett live on stage at Symphony Hall. See COMEDY section for further details. MUSIC TD GARDEN 100 Legends Way, Boston 617-624-1050 ERIC CHURCH -- April 30, 2015. EMI Nashville recording artist Eric Church will bring "The Outsiders World Tour" to TD Garden. Special guest on this show will be Chris Stapleton. After closing out 2014 with country music's top-selling album, the Platinum-certified and genre-busting The Outsiders, Eric Church storms in to 2015 with four Grammy nomina- tions (Best Country Album for The Outsiders, Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance for "Give Me Back My Hometown" and Best Country Group/Duo Perfor- mance for "Raise 'Em Up" with Keith Urban) and a new addition to his widely successful Outsiders World Tour 2015. BETTE MIDLER m June 12, 2015. More than 40 years after her debut album, Bette Midier continues to Own the stage no matter where she per- forms, thanks to her charismatic pres- ence and divine voice. With several classics in her catalog including "The Rose," "Do You Want to Dance, "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," and WCind Beneath My Wings." Seize the oppor- tunity to see the legendary Bette Midler sing live. BARRY MANILOW -- June 16, 2015. From No. 1 hits to multi-Plati- num-selling albums and numerous awards, this Brooklyn-born singer- songwriter's skills have captivated fans around the world for decades with such hits as "Mandy," "I Write the Songs," "Looks Like We Made It," "Could It Be Magic," "Can't Smile Without You"and "Copacabana (At the Copa)." Get your Barry Manilow tickets to experience the legendary artist live in concert. U2 --July 10 & II, 14 & 15, 2015. Join U2 on their iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015. The band are heading out on the road again, play- ing indoor arenas for the first time in a decade. The iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour will see U2 play 19 cities worldwide with pairs of shows in each city. Special shows are being planned for Dublin for the end of next year to benefit the U2-initiated Music Generation project and details will follow once they are finalized. *We are going to try to have a completely different feeling from night one to night two," said Bono, "and have some tim playing with the idea of innocence and experience. More to be revealedF DAN(:E THEATER ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS "The Sicilian Corner" -- I0:00 am to Noon every Friday 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.1110wocmam~corrr "Italia Oggi" -- Sundays 11:00 am to Noon with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM. Go to www.1460WXBR, conu "Dolce Vita Radio" -- DJ Rocco Mesiti 11:00 am-l:00 pm; Sundays 90.7 FM or online www.djrocco.corrc "The Nick Franciosa Show" -- Sundays from 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 www.wsro.conL "Tony's Place" on MusicAmerica WPLM FM 99.1 -- Sundays 9:00 pm-10:00 pm on MusicAmerica. Host Ron Della Chiesa presents Tony's Place. Visit www.MusicNotNoise.corru "L'Italia Chiamo Italian Radio Show" hosted by Stefano Marchese and Emanuele Capoano -- Thursdays 2:00 pm-4:00 pm. Visit or; email: litaliachiamoshow@gmaiLcom. Tel. 857-334-0868. "Intervallo Musicale" -- Sundays 10:00-10:30 am; Host Carmine Guarino on WUNR 1600 AM and online at www.wunr.corrr ORPHEUM THEATRE 1 Hamilton Place, Boston, MA 617-482-0106 JEFF BECK -- April 19, 2015. Beck's career took off in the mid-1960s, after replacing Eric Clapton as lead guitar- ist for The Yardbirds on the recom- mendation of Jimmy Page. He played on several of the group's hits, such as Heart Full of Soul, Shapes of Things and Over Under Sideways Down, Over the years, Beck has collaborated with Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Mick Jagger, Tina Turner, Roger Waters, Les Paul, Jon Bon Jovi, Stanley Clarke, Herbie Hancock and Joss Stone among others. Beck has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once with The Yardbirds in 1992 and once as a solo artist in 2009. He has won numerous Grammy Awards, including two at the 2011 Grammy Award Celebration when he won Best Rock Instrumental Perfor- mance for "Hammerhead" and Best Pop Instrumental performance for "Nessun Dorma," both from his last studio album, Emotion & Commotion. FENWAY PARK 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA www.FenwayPark. TicketOffice Sales.corn BILLY JOEL- July 16, 2015. Billy Joel defines consummate pop profes- sionalism to a T. From start to finish, Joel is known for providing a reliably buoyant, bounding performance at his gigs and is eager to thrill his adoring audience with upbeat renditions of his old favorites, such as A Matter of Trust, Big Shot, It's Still Rock and Roll to Me, Keeping the Faith, Movin" Out {Anthony's Song), My Life, New York State of Mind, Only the Good Die Young, P/ano Man just to name a few. Joel is one of the highest grossing touring artists in the world and has a long- running franchise performance deal with Madison Square Garden. Hav- ing sold more than 150 million records over the past quarter century, he's ranked as one of the world's most popular recording artists and re- spected entertainers in history. SYMPHONY HALL 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA 617-266-1492 www. Symph onyI~all, corn DEFIANT REQUIEM: VERDI AT TEREZIN -- April 27, 2015. The extraordinarily beautiful and moving concert/drama commemorates the courageous Jewish prisoners in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp during World War I! who performed Verdfs Requiem 16 times, as an act of difiance and resistance to their Nazi captors. Difiant Requiem features a complete live performance of Verdi's Requiem interspersed with historic film, testimony from surviviors and narration that tells this tale of auda- cious bravery. NEC'S JORDAN HALL 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston 617-482-6661 JOSEPH CALLEJA m April 17, 2015. This performance marks Joseph Calleja's Celebrity Series debut. Tenor Joseph Calleja has sung 28 principal roles and performed on most of the world's leading stages. Calleja's third solor album The Maltese Tenor, de- buted as the best-selling vocal album on the core classical charts in the U.K. and Germany. HUNTINGTON THEATRE COMPANY Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 617-266-0800 www.HuntingtonTheatre, org COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA- March 27 through April 26, 2015.. When Doc and Lola Delaney rent a room in their cluttered Midwestern home to Marie, a vivacious college stu- dent, her youthful energy stirs up for- gotten dreams and missed opportu- nities. Visionary Director David Cromer, the creative force behind the Hunt-ington's acclaimed production of Our Town, returns to the Roberts Studio Theatre for this intimate and heart-rending portrait of a marriage. SHUBERT THEATRE 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 617-482-9393 Shubert DISHING WITH THE DIVAS -- A MUSICAL COMEDY -- March 27, 2015. The high-energy performance surrounds the final live studio broad- cast of the hit talk show =GIRL TALK" on WPMS radio. The two radio hosts and their most popular regular guest, sex therapist Dr. Lauda (think Sofia Vergara), are going out in style! The ladies love to dish about life, love, sex, marriage, relationships, friendships, motherhood, careers, food, alcohol, and, yes, men in any capacity. This show will have audiences dishing, dancing, laughing and singing from start to finish as these three talented ladies belt out hits by artists such as The Pointer Sisters, Jennifer Lopez, CaiTle Underwood, Aretha Franklin, and many more! COLONIAL THEATRE 106 Boylston Street Boston, MA (617) 482-9393 www.Boston-Theater.eom DIRTY DANCING -- April 28 to May I0, 2015. The 1987 movie is an untouchable musical classic, and has sealed the sadly departed Patrick Swayze's place in the cult movie canon. A massive box office success at the time, it has spawned numer- ous imitators, a belated sequel and "nobody puts Baby in the corner" branded merchandise for toddlers. The stage version made its debut in 2004 in Australia. Adapted by the movie's original scribe Eleanor Bergstein, this North American tour- hag production hews closely to the plot of the movie, packing in all its anthemic anthems (I Had the Time of My Life, Hungry Eyes) and cheesy one- liners with aplomb. It delivers every- thing the audiences can hope for -- lots of sexy dancing and rock 'n' roll: Taking on the unenviable task of rep- licating Swayze's charm {and hunky good looks) in this tour is Samuel Pergande (Cirque Du Soleil: La Nouba), while Jfllian Mueller (Ameri- can Idiot) is the Baby to his Johnny. SYMPHONY HALL 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA 617-266-1492 CAROL BURNETT AN EVENING OF LAUGHTER & REFLECTION -- April 19, 2015. A great evening of fun, nostalgia and true reflections, as leg- endary comedian Carol Burnett dis- cusses memorable moments from her career and her classic "IV show. An interactive experience where the au- dience asks the questions. Carol will take questions from the audience, in a format that harkens back to the leg- endary openings of The Carol Burnett Show where her studio audience had an unfiltered opportunity to engage Carol with questions and receive spon- taneous answers. "I love the sponta- neity of these evenings," said Carol. "I never know what anyone is going to ask, or say, or do, so it keeps me on my toesF Come with your questions for what promises to be a hilarious evening with one of the country's most loved and respected performers. BOSTON OPERA HOUSE 539 Washington St., Boston, MA 617-259-3400 NEWSIES -- June 23 through July 5, 2015. They delivered the pa- pers, until they made the headlines ... Direct from Broadway comes Newsies, the smash-hit, crowd-pleas- ing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Choreography, Newsies has audiences and critics alike calling it "A musical worth sing- ing about!" (The New York Times). Filled with one heart-pounding num- ber after another, it's a high-energy explosion of song and dance you just don't want to miss. Based on true events, Newsies tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when ~they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. It's a rousing tale about fighting for what's right ... and staying true to who you are. 12:00 am. No partner or prior experi- ence is required. All ages and dance levels welcome. MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston 617-267-9300 LEONARDO DA VINCI AND THE IDEA OF BEAUTY -- April 15 through June 14, 2015. In an intimate exhi- bition featuring master drawings by Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, the star is a study of an angel that the art historian Sir Kenneth Clark called "the most beautiful ... in the world." Leonardo da Vinci's accom- plishments in art and science find their common ground in his drawings, into which he poured the full fervor of his intelligence and creative pow- ers. Throughout his career, Leonardo experimented with various types of drawings: scientific studies; grotesque caricatures of craggy faces; and the most beautiful faces of men and women that he could imagine. Many of Leonardo's most admired drawings are featured in this rich and varied selection of 29 sheets and a manu- script, opening on April 15, fittingly Leonardo's birthday. One revelation for visitors will be the rarely displayed Codex on Flight, one of Leonardo's most perceptive scientific explora- tions, with its nearly hidden self-por- trait of Leonardo as a young man, a recent discovery. The exhibition fea- tures rare loans from a number of Ital- ian public collections, including the Uffizi Museum in Florence, the Biblioteca Reale in Turin, and the Casa Buonarroti, the ancestral prop- erty of Michelangelo in Florence, which has lent eight drawings by that master. BOSTON CITY HALL PLAZA One City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA BIG APPLE CIRCUS -- Now through May 10, 2015. For it's 35TM season, the Big Apple Circus dares you to experience Metamorpoisis =- an all- new show from one of the world's greatest circuses. Let your imagina- tion soar and summon the most amaz- ing acts -- A juggler with a suit to fit his sweet feats of fancy handiworkI A mechanical doll who comes alive in a sinuous balancing act! Spirited horses, frolicsome dogs, and a eapy- bara and porcupine to perk up the sawdust partyI Audacious acrobats who astound with athletic grace! Comical conjurors with magical moments of grand illusion! The aerial daring of the trapeze flyers! A sing- ing RIngmistress and the Big Apple Circus Band creating the "ringing melodies of memories to lastl And Grandma!I Yes, Grandma, apogee of comical aspiration and mirthful joy! A celebration of the imagination -- an astonishing circus world of wonder! CYCLORAMA BOSTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS 539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA http: / /BostonEvontGuide.eom 781-444-7771 LUXE NIGHT OUT -- April I0, 2015. To celebrate the Spring, Bos- ton Event Guide will be hosting LUXE Night Out. Boston Event Guide wel- comes you to be a part of Boston's best Springtime celebration of style and fun. This unique shopping event blends fashion, lifestyle services, food and entertainment to create the per- fect showcase. Guests will be able to shop and discover the newest trends and products from the worlds of beauty, fitness, fashion, travel, home decor, wine, beer, foods, restaurants and more. GILLETTE STADIUM 1 Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA 800 543-1776 THE CROSBY WHISTLE STOP 24 Roland Street, Charlestown, MA WIPEOUT -- August 1, 2015. Just 978-884-7690 when you thought "extreme races" couldn't get any more crazy, SWING DANCE EVERY FRI- everyone's favorite summertime TV DAY NIGHT -- Come and check out game show is coming to Foxboro in Boston's most exciting swing dance, the form of a 5K race. Despite taglines Conveniently located in Sullivan like "the bigger the balls, the harder Square less than a five minute walk the falls" and "expect crashes, from the T. Free parking is available, splashes, and hilarious smashes," the A killer line up of ELI's and live bands Wipeout Run's 12-obstacles do look every Friday night. Beautiful 3,000 sq like a lot of fun. That is, of course, ft dance hall with exposed brick. A ff you can get past some of obstacle's beginner lesson is included in the names like "Big Balls" and "Happy price of admission from 8:00-9:00 pm Endings." Included on the 3.1-mile prior to social dancing from 9:00 pro- course: the infamous wrecking balls.