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POST-GAZE'R'E, APRIL 8, 2016 Pave 11 NOW PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN COMEDY BIG APPLE CIRCUS The Grand Tour at City Hall Plaza now through May 8th. See SPECIAL EVENTS SECTION for more details. MUSIC TD GARDEN 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 617-624-1050 JUSTIN BIEBER -- May 10, 2016. Global superstar Justin Bieber has an- nounced his 50+ city PURPOSE WORLD TOUR beginning March 9, 2016, in Se- attle, WA. The tour, promoted by AEG Live, will travel through arenas across North America; fans will be able to See Bieber's dynamic live show in U.S. cities including Denver, Las Vegas, Dallas, At- lanta, Minneapolis, Chicago, Boston and Miami as well as all throughout Eastern and Western Canada. The hype around Bieber's new music continues with the smash successes of "Sorry" and "What Do You Mean?~ which was crowned Justin's first # 1 on Billboard's all-format airplay/sales / streaming-based Hot .100 the week of its release, selling over 335,000 units digitally in the U.S. that week. "WChat Do You Mean?" also went to #1 in Justin's native Canada, and became his first # 1 UK national chart hit. The song, which hit #i at iTunes within five minutes of its release, and reached # i at iTunes in more than 90 countries, went on to easily break the Weekly Global Spotify streaming record with over 41 million streams, reaching 100 million Global streams in less than one month out. ANDREA BOCELLI -- December 17, 2016. Bocelli has recorded fourteen solo studio albums of both pop and classi- cal music, three greatest hits albums, and nine complete operas, selling over 80 million records worldwide. He has" had success as a crossover performer, bringing classical music to the top of in- ternational pop charts. In 1998, he was named one of People's 50 Most Beautiful People. In 1999, he was nominated for Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards. "The Prayer," his duet with Celine Dion for the animated film Quest for Camelot, won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song and was nominated for an Acad- emy Award in the same category. With the release of his classical album, Sacred Arias, Bocelli captured a listing in the Guinness Book of World Records, as he simultaneously held the top three positions on the U.S. Classical Albums charts. Seven of his albums have since reached the Top 10 on the Billboard 200, and a record-setting ten have topped the classical crossover albums charts in the United States. With five million units sold worldwide, Sacred Arias became the .biggest-selling classical crossover album by a solo artist of all time, and with over twenty million copies sold worldwide, his 1997 pop album Romanza became the best-selling album by an Italian artist of any genre in his- tory, as well as the best-selling album by a foreign artist in Canada and a number of countries in Europe and Latin America. The album's first single, "Time to Say Goodbye" was a duet with Sarah Brightman that topped charts across Europe, including Germany, where it stayed at the top of the charts for 14 consecutive weeks, breaking the all-time sales record, with over three million copies sold in the country. The single went on to sell over twelve million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling singles of all time. BoceUi was made a Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic in 2006 and, on March 2, 2010, was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to live theater. MUSEUMS LYNN AUDITORIUM 3 City Hall Square, Lynn, MA 781-599-SHOW www.LynnAuditorium, com JOHNNY MATHIS -- April 8, 2016. With his ever-youthful voice, it's hard to believe that legendary singer Johnny Mathis has been wowing audiences for over halfa century-- and he's still going strong. That unmistakable voice -- both fragile and powerful -- singing timeless classics like "Chances Are," "Misty," "Brazil," "It's Not For Me to Say" "A Cer- tain Smile" "My Funny Valentine" and ART ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS "The Sicilian Corner" -- every Friday I0:00 am to Noon with hosts Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The Best in Ital/an Music" with Nunzio DiMarca every Sunday from 9:00 am to Noon. Go to www. 11 "Italia Oggi" -- Sundays 11:00 am to Noon with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM. "Dolce Vlta Radio" -- Sundays DJ Rocco Mesiti 11:00 am-l:00 pm; 90.7 FM or online "The Nick Fmncio~ Show" -- Sundays from Noon to 3:00 pm on WLYN 1360 AM. "Guido Oliva Italian Hoar" -- Sundays 8:00 am-9:00 am on WSRO- 650 AM and online at "Tony's Place" on MusicAmerica WPLM FM 99.1 -- Sundays 7:00 pm-2:00 am on MusicAmerica. Host Ron Della Chiesa presents Tony's Place. Visit "L'Italia Chiamo Italian Radio Show" hosted by Stefano Marchese and Elisa Meazzini- Thursdays 3:00 pm-4:15 pm. Visit; email: Tel'. 857-334-0868. "InterVallo Musicale" -- Sundays 10:00-10:30 am; Host Carmine Guarino on WUNR 1600 AM and online at "Twelfth of Never" never ceases to mes- merize listeners into a wistful trance. Anyone who has been lucky enough to get tickets to witness Johnny Mathis perform LIVE knows that he was born to be on stage with a microphone in hand, an orchestra at his back, and a rapt crowd before him. Be it a love ballad, swing tune, or a Latin-flavored number, Johnny executes each phrase with that characteristic panache possessed by crooners of a by-gone era when sing- ers didn't have (or need!) the help of viral YouTube videos to capture the hearts of fans worldwide. Needless to say, serious fans of nostalgic music (also sung by the likes of Michael Bubl6, Harry Connick, Jr. and Tony Bennett) who score Johnny Mathis tickets are always in for a "Wonderful! Wonder- full" time. IN THE MOOD, a 1940s Musical Review -- April 29, 2016. In the Mood celebrates America's Greatest Gen- eration through the music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Erskine Hawkins, The Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra and other idols of the 1940s. In the Mood takes a look at America's Swing Era, the last time when everyone listened and danced to the same style of music. It recreates defining moments from the 1930s, the happy-go-lucky era before WWII, to the start of the war and the 1940s, when thousands of our youth were going abroad to defend our free- doms -- and longing for the end of the war when loved ones would be reunited. The famous Life Magazine picture "The Kiss" by Alfred Eisenstaedt epitomized such a moment. The music arrange- ments of these American songs evoke powerful emotions even in people who were born decades after WWII. ORPHEUM THEATRE I Hamilton Place, Boston, MA 617.482-0106 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 Ocean/av/a 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 S/amese Dream, as well as the platinum certified 1998 album Adore which saw a 107-track re-issue in 2014. MAXWELL AUDITORIUM 33 Marrett Road, ~n, MA THE CLASSICS -- April 10, 2016, at 2:00 pm. The Grand Lodge of Mas- sachusetts and the Consulate General of Italy in Boston are proud to present THE CLASSICS from ABRUZZO, ITALY, performing opera arias and popular Nea- politan Italian songs. Lite refreshments will be served. All proceeds to benefit the Italian AP Exam. For further informa- tion and tickets, contact Lino Rullo at 617-447-0598 or Rullol@hotmail. corn; Rudy Viscomi 617-645-3688 or BLUE HILLS BANK PAVILION 290 Northern Ave., Boston, MA www.LiveNat/ YANNI -- July 26, 2016. This is Yanni as you know him best, performing his instrumental hits from shows that have become famous around the world. Fans will witness Yanni and his world-class musicians as they take the stage to perform his greatest instrumental hits, made famous in his shows from The Acropolis in Greece, The Taj Mahal in India, The Forbidden City in China and The Royal Albert Hallin England. For the first time ever, the live show will also in- troduce music from Yanni's new album Truth of Touch, which is the composer's first album of original studio music in almost a decade. Come hear the music that touches the world. THEATER BOSTON OPERA HOUSE 539 Washington St., Boston, MA 617-259-3400 THE SOUND OF MUSIC -- Now through April 10, 2016. The hills are alivel 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 Trapl6 Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony, Grammy and Academy Award- winning Best Score, including "My Favorite Things," "Do-Re-Mi," "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 Mu- sic features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, "suggested by "The Trapp Family Singers" by Maria Augusta Trapp. The Sound of Music enjoyed extraordinary success as the first live television production of a musical in over 50 years when it aired live on NBC in December, 2013. MULTICULTURAL ARTS CENTER 41 Second Street, E. Cambridge, MA 617-577-1400 THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL -- April 13-May 8, 2016. Actors' Shake- speare Project closes its record=breaking season with Richard Brinsley Sheridan's clever comedy of manners The School for Scandal, directed by Resident Act- ing Company member Paula Plum with adaptation by RAC member Steven Barkhimer. Sheridan's delicious tap- estry of deceit unfolds around Sir Peter Teazle and his much younger wife from the country. Lady Teazle brings a free spirit and extravagance to her position that has scandalmongers already talk- ing. As rumors that Lady Teazle might be engaged in an indiscretion with the handsome but duplicitous Joseph Surface (Michael Underhill) emerge, the real scheming begins. A multitude of other scandals snare Joseph's brother Charles (Omar Robinson) and others, enveloping the aristocratic drawing rooms of London, and leaving few se- cure in their propriety. Skewering the pretentiousness and hypocrisy of high society in the 1770s, Sheridan delights in deploying witty dialogue through a clever parade of wealthy uncles, pre- tenders, rogues and money-lenders. An array of assumed identities, intrigues, and ..alliances call out lovers, marriages, and other family relations, revealing hidden intentions of greed and lust, and purer affections, in an aristocratically comical fashion. NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE 62 Dunbam Road, Beverly, MA 978-232-7200 GIRL -- June 7-19, 2016. Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) is proud to announce that recording artist and Broadway veteran Shosharia Bean has been cast as Fanny Brice in an all new production of Funny Girl. Funny Girl is the hit Broadway musical that teUs the story of Fanny Brice's rise from the stages of Vaudeville to becoming a world-renowned Ziegfeld star. But while she was cheered onstage as a great comedian, she had a more troubled pri- vate life. The musical's beloved score in- dudes the songs: "People," =Don't Rain on My Parade," and "I'm the Greatest Star." INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART/BOSTON 100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 617-478-3100 DANA 8CHUTZ -- July 26 through November 26, 2017. =Dana Schutz" is a concise exhibition of the artist's re- cent work. One of the most prominent painters of her generation, the New York-based Schutz (b. 1976, Livonia, Michigan) is known for her distinctive vi- sual style characterized by vibrant color and tactile brushwork. Her large-scale paintings capture imaginary stories, hypothetical situations, and impos- sible physical feats, such as swimming while smoking and crying. Equal parts darkly humorous and surreal, Schutz's paintings combine abstraction and figuration with expressive imagination, truncated and re-constructed bodies, banal objects, and quotidian scenes to create oddly compelling and intriguing pictures. BOSTON CITY HALL PLAZA I City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA BIG APPLE CIRCUS -- Now through May 8, 2016. The Grand Tour is a cir- cus extravaganza set in the 1920s and featuring acts from the four comers of the globe. Ships, trains, automobiles, and airplanes will serve as the back- drop for breathtaking acts of wonder, accompanied by the seven-piece Big Apple Circus Band playing live at each of more than 100 performances. Acts will include downs, jugglers, acrobats, and aerialists, from Africa, Asia, Aus- tralia, Europe, and North and South America, as well as domestic and res- cue animals, all creating performances that will leave audiences smiling and cheering. SHUBERT THEATRE 265 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 866-348-9738 THE NAKED MAGIC SHOW -- May 19-21, 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 Boston[ 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 meaning to "now you see it." WILBUR THEATRE 246 Tremont St., Boston, MA 617-248-9700 WAYNE BRADY -- May 6, 2016. Wayne has been entertaining audiences with his singing, acting and unmatched improvisational skills for well over a decade. This diversity has led to a career that goes beyond the term "triple threat." Brady began his career in Orlando working at theme parks as well as performing in several local theatre shows. In 1998, his career took offwith Whose Line is it Anyway? for which he won a 2003 Emmy Award for Outstknding Individual Performance in a Variety, Musical or Comedy Series. Wayne went on to host his own syndicated talk show The Wayne Brady Show for two seasons. He was honored with two Emmys for Outstanding 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 KENNETH PAUL BLOCK ILLUSTRA- TIONS -- Through August 14, 2016. Kenneth Paul Block (1925-2009) is arguably the most important fashion illustrator of the second half of the 20~h 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. MUSEUM OF SCIENCE I Science Park, Boston, MA 617-723-2500 ICE AGE: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS -- THE 4-D EXPERIENCE Now through April 15, 2016. Our favorite sub-zero heroes, Manny, E1lie, 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 adventure begins in the lost world of the dinosaurs! Featured in eye-popping 3-D with an all-star voice cast, includ- ing Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leafy and Queen Latifah. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs -- The 4-D Experience delivers more thrills, more chills, and more mammoth-sized laughs for audiences of all shapes and sizes!