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POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 2, 2010 Page 11 UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN CITI PERFORMING ARTS BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY WANG THEATRE 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA LOWELL LECTURE SERIES - Now CHELSEA HANDLER - Saturday, through April 2010. Travel the world April 10, 2010 at 8PM and 10:30PM. without leaving Boston. Lecturers in- Night talk show host, author and elude Paul Theroux Frances Mayes stand up comedian Chelsea Handler and Alexander McCaU Smith. All lec- will celebrate the release of her tures to be held in the Rabb Lecture third book, CHELSEA CHELSEA BANG Hail. All lectures are free and open to BANG, by headlining a 21 city tour the public. presented by Belvedere Vodka with MAN IN THE STREET: BOS- special guest Heather McDonald. TON PHOTOGRAPHS BY JULES For a lot of laughs check out this AARONS - When Jules Aarons be- show. ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER - April 15-18, 2010. With the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beauty, spirit, hope and passion know no bounds. The genius of Alvin Ailey changed for- ever the perception of American dance. Judith Jamison's remarkable vision has preserved and extended Ailey's legacy. For tickets log onto or call the box office at 1-866-348-9738. AGGANIS ARENA 925 ~ Ave., Bostmz, MA ANDRE RIEU Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 8:00PM. To me, music is one of the most important things. A life without music would be unbear- able for me. My whole life has been guided by music. My father was the conductor of a symphony orchestra, and music was the centre of our home and family life. When my father was Until now, American audiences have had to make do with home, he sat at the piano studying mere glimpses of the brilliant career of one of Italy's scores. My five brothers and sisters most famous contemporary artists, the Tuscan singer all played one or more instruments. and songwriter Lorenzo Cherubini, professionally known For tickets call 1-800-745-3000or visit www. ticketmaster, com. as Jovanotti. Over the past twenty years his recorded and live collaborations with Michael Franti, Ben Harper, BANK OF AMERICA PAVILION Juanes, The Beastie Boys, Carlinhos Brown, Sergio 290 Northern Ave., Boston, MA Mendes, and Bono, among other well-known names, have EARTH, WIND & FIRE - Thurs- day, June I0, 2010 at 7:30PM. With occasionally caught the ear of the adventurous listener, songs like ~Shining Star", "Got to Jovanotti uses the rhythm and the ricochet of conso- Give", "Let's Groove" and "Boogie nants and catchy melodic hooks to create songs that are Wonderland" it is no wonder that instantly accessible to an international audience, they can rock the house. Jovanotti was the first Italian to work for MTV. The term DONNA SUMMER - August 27, 2010 at 7:30PM. A five-time Grammy 'world beat', used to describe foreign language music with winner, Donna Summer was the first a groove, had just come into vogue as the singer took to arust to win the Grammy for Best Rock the role of Fellini-esque master of ceremonies on the vocal Performance, Female (1979, early 1990's MTV program "Earth to MTV." The name "Hot Stuff") as well as the first-ever recipient of the Grammy for Best Jovanotti is taken from the plural form of the Italian Dance Recording (1997, "Carry On"). word giovanotto ("young man"). Lorenzo had once used In 2004, she became one of the first the Italian-American "Joe Vanotti" as an artistic name inductees, as both an Artist Inductee before morphine it into his famous moniker "Jovanotti." and a Record Inductee (for 197Ts "I The spelling of Jovanotti is anglicized, as the letter J Feel Love") into the Dance Music Hail of Fame in New York City. It is esti- is not used in Italian. Check out Italian Events and mated that Donna Summer has sold Programs for more details, more than 130 million records. For tickets visit ARTS ITALIAN EVENTS & PROGRAMS THE BOSTON CONSERVATORY 8 The Fenway, Boston, MA PIANO MASTERS: YA-FEI CHUANG - April 6, 2010 at 8:00PM. The series is a unique offering of in- ternational renowned musicians in solo engagements. Boston Conserva- tory piano faculty member Ya-Fei Chuang was born in Taiwan, studied in Germany and is now one of Boston's most active popular pianists. Program: CHOPIN: The 24 Preludes, RAVEL: La Valse, SCARLATTI: 2 Sonatas, RACHMANINOFF: Piano Sonata No. 2. For more information please visit or by phone at 617 912-9222. THEATER BOSTON OPERA HOUSE 539 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 informa- tion please call 1-800-982-2787 or FH~T CHURCH CONGREGATIONAL Lindsay Chapel Mason & Garden Streets Cambridge, MA GRAND BALLET DUCOUR - Saturday, April 17, 2010 beginning at 8:00PM. Works by Moulinie, Boesset, Mesangeau, Guedron & du Caurroy. For further information, please call 617-776-0692. S )ecia Events LOEB DRAMA CENTER 64 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA JOHNNY BASEBALL - May 14 through May 30, 2010. An exhilarat- ing blend of fact, fiction, and the mystical power of the game. It traces the origin of the Curse to a colli- sion 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. Johnny Baseball is a fun and spir- ited musical. For further informa- tion, call 617-547-8300 or visit www.americanrepertorytheater, org. MUSIC MIDWAY STUDIOS 15 Channel St., Boston, MA THE BOSTON CONVERSATORY OPERA PROGRAM: CAPULETI e i MONTECCHI - Now through April 3 SYMPHONY HALL at 8:00PM with a matinee April 3 at 301 Mass Ave., Boston, MA 2:00PM. The Capulets and the SONNY ROLLINS' 80TH BIRTH- Montagues by Vincenzo Bellini. DAY CONCERT - Sunday, April 18 Bellini's infrequently-performed bel at 7:00PM. *The last jazz immortal" - canto opera is a reworking of the THE VILLAGE VOICE, "Nobody rivals Romeo and Juliet story, based on his fluid mastery of the tenor sax." - the same Italian Renaissance stories BOSTON GLOBE, *Executing the on which Shakespeare based his impossible-shaping cogent poetic mu- play. It premiered in Venice in 1830, sical architecture on the tenor saxo- and employs a trouser role for Romeo, phone while navigating the high wire which serves to emphasize the youth night after night -- is the operative of the star-crossed lovers. For info trope of Rollin's astonishing career." visit or DOWN BEAT. Call 1-888-266-1200 or by phone at 617 912-9222. log onto for tickets. HARVARD'S BRIGHT HOCKEY CTR. 79 North Harvard St. Aliston, MA AN EVENING WITH CHAMPIONS LOWELL MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM - Friday, April 16 and Saturday, 50 East Merrimack Street, April 17, 2010. The show will feature Lowell, MA would-class skaters doing triple axels TONY ORLANDO - April 17, 2010 and toe loops to raise money for the at 8:00PM. Orlando has been a recipi- Jimmy Fund. A silent auction will also ent of three American Music Awards take place 30 minutes before each and a People's Choice Award. show, with a prize drawing after in- For outstanding achievements to the termission. For info visit call 617-493- entertainment industry, Tony was 8172 or awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1990. Tony has played to INSTITUTE OF packed arenas and for five CONTEMPORARY ART Presidents. A string of hits continued I00 Northern Ave., Boston, MA including "Tie a Yellow Ribbon", NEW MUSIC NOW - Friday, "Sweet Gypsy Rose", "He Don't Love March 26, 7:30PM Adam Rudolph's You," "Who's in the Strawberry Patch Moving Pictures with special guest with Sally", "Cupid", "Steppin' Out Hassan Hakmoun. Known as an early (Gonna Boogie Tonight)" and "Mornin' innovator of world music, Rudolph is Beautiful". Special guest who is a composer and percussionist who opening up for Tony is East Boston's had developed a unique approach to own Pat Benti and his band. Log hard drums. Hakmoun is a leader in onto or Gnawa music and master of a three- for tickets, stringed, long-necked African bass lute called a sinter. For more infor- mation call: 617-478-3100 or visit gan photographing seriously in 1947, he chose the streets and neighbor- hoods of Boston as his subject. He was drawn to the way people in the neighborhoods lived their public lives and the energy with which they talked, played and interacted. In- spired by "street photographers" such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Helen Levitt, Aarons worked solidly in that tradition, finding a steady supply of visual inspiration in the juxtaposi- tion of people against their urban background. Please Note: Gallery hours Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 9:00-5:00, Tuesday, Thurs- day: 9:00-7:00, Sunday: 1:00-5:00 Located in the Central Library, 700 Boylston Street, Wiggin Gallery, McKim Building, 3rd Floor. For more information visit PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA THE KENNEDYS [ PORTRAIT OF A FAMILY - April 17, 20 I0 through July 18, 2010. Created by the National Museum of American History and or- ganized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, The Kennedys [ Portrait of a ITALIAN RADIO "The Sicilian Corner" 11:00AM to I:00PM every Friday with host Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The Italian Show" w/Nunzio DiMarca every Sunday from 10AM to 1PM www. "Italia Oggi" (Italy Today) Sun- days 1PM to 2PM with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM "Dolce Vita Radio" DJ Rocco MesiU IlAIVI-1PM Sundays 90.7 FM or online "The Nick Franciosa Show" Every Sunday at 12 Noon to 3PM on radio stations WLYN 1360 AM and WAZN 1470 AM. "Guido Oliva Italian Hour" 8AM 9AM every Sunday on WSRO 65OAM in Framingham and online at "Don Giovanni Show" Saturday mornings from 6AM-8AM and Sunday evenings 5PM-7PM on 950 AM WROL. YMCA-EAST BOSTON 215 Bremen Street, East Boston BASIC ITALIAN FOR ADULTS - Tuesday evening's beginning on April 20, 2010. The basic course is for stu- dents who have little or no experi- ence with the Italian language. The goal of the course is to familiarize the students with the phonetics and gram- mar to develop speaking, reading and writing skills in basic Italian. CHILDREN CLASSES - will be of- fered for children ages 4-7. Classes will be held on Saturdays beginning Saturday, April 10, 2010 from 10:00AM-11:30AM and will run for 8 weeks. Visit or call 617-561-3201 for more info. ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM 280 The Fenway, Boston, MA AFTER HOURS - Every third Thurs- day of each month from 5:00PM- 9:00PM. After Hours is art, music, cock- tails, contemporary performances, gallery explorations and so much more. For more information and to purchase tickets, please call: 617-278-5156 or visit the website at APPIAN CLUB OF STONEHAM 42 Pleasant Street, Stoneham ADULT ITALIAN CLASSES - Italian classes for adults will be offered. This beginners course will teach the basics of the Italian lan- guage. Instructor is Tiffany Bistocchi, a graduate of Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA (2003) with a major in Italian and a Master's in Italian from Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont (2006). She has lived in Italy for three years and has traveled the country extensively. Classes will be conducted on Tuesday evenings and run for 10 weeks, beginning on April 13. Class size is small and informal and the experience will be enjoyable, in September, an additional advanced course will be offered to continue your studies. For registra- tion and further details, please contact coordinator John Nocella at 781-438-5687 or by email at PARADISE ROCK CLUB 967 Comm Ave., Boston, MA JOVANOTTI - Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 8:00PM. Italy's Family is supported by the Rudolf Eickemeyer, Jr. Fund and Collins Design, this exhibition was prepared for PEM by Curator of Photography, Phillip Prodger. Please call 1-866-745- 1876 or visit for gallery information. PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM East India Square, Salem, MA TRASH MENAGERIE - Now through May, 2010. This exhibit pre- sents over 30 whimsical animals cre- ated from things most of us simply throw away. For example: A luminous moth made from piano keys and pottery shards. For more information, call 866-745-1876 or go online to WORCESTER ART MUSEUM 55 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA EXHIBITION: A MINIATURE MILESTONE - Now through April 8, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Celebrate the 20th anniversary of WAM's portrait miniature collection with a special exhibition that features miniatures from the 18th to the 20th centuries in the newly renovated Marianne E. Gibson gallery. EXHIBITION: WHAT MATTERS - Now through August 22, 2010 from I I:00AM-5:00PM. This exhibition features contemporary works be- tween 1988 and 2009 by a roster of lead-ing artists including Claire Barclay, Willie Cole, Taylor Davis, Melvin Edwards, Heide Fasnacht, Tony Feher, Jim Isermann, Jim Lamble, Jodie Manasevit, Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Doris Salcedo, Yinka Shonibare, and Andrew Witkin. For more information about this ex- hibit please log onto the website at or call (508) 799-4406. number one recording artist Jovanotti announces Oyeah, the debut US album release by the chart topping Tuscan singer, songwriter and rapper for the legendary Verve Forecastlabel. An acclaimed pioneer in the international hip hop scene renown for working in his native Italian language, Jovanotti again breaks new ground on Oyeah's 20 tracks featuring all new live ver- sions of original repertoire drawn from his long career. To reserve your tickets today, call 617-562-8800 or KENDALL THEATER One Kendall Sq., Cambridge, MA MID-AUGUST LUNCH (PRANZO DI FERRAGOSTO) - NOW through Sunday April 4, 2010. Director: Gianni Di Gregorio. Cast: Gianni Di Gregorio, Valeria De Franciscis, Marina Cacciotti, Maria Cali, Grazia Cesarini Sforza. Despite the fact he is a middle- aged man, Gianni lives in an old house in the center of Rome with his mother, a woman of faded nobility who tyrannizes him and leaves him only enough free time to go to the tavern. On the eve of the Feast of the As- sumption holiday, the apartment block manager -- aware of Gianni's enforced "captivity" -- suggests he look after his own mother for a couple of days, in return for the waiver of all the unpaid utility bills. When he turns up at his house also accompanied by his old aunt, Gianni feels rather ill. He therefore pays a visit to his doctor friend for a check-up, but even the latter leaves his old mother in Gianni's care for the Feast of the Assumption. Call 617-499-1996 or https:// MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MIT, ROOM 10-250 FRANCO MODIGLIANI (1918- 2003) an Italian MIT Nobel Laure- ate - April 26, 6:30-8:30PM. A celebra- tion of his lasting contributions to Economics and his passionate reflectiosn on Italy. Introductury re- marks by Liborio Stellino, Consul General of Italy in Boston, Master of Ceremonies: Roberto Rigobon, MIT. SYMPHONY HALL 301 Mass Avenue, Boston, MA MAURIZIO POLLINI, piano - Sun- day, April 25, 2010 at 3PM. In a world of snapshots, the Maurizio Polllni is a landscape artist. A musical architect of the highest order, Pollini culpts form and structure carefully, reveal- ing keen insights along the way. With Pollini, we receive an awe-inspiring, crystal clear view of both iconic com- positions and the newest music. The Italian Musician is one of the finest pianists of our era. For more informa- tion call Celebrity Series 617-482- 6661 or ( ( ( I ( H [ (