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POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 10, 2015 Page 11 NOW PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN COMEDY Don't miss Eric Church live at TD Garden. See MUSIC section for further details. TD GARDEN 100 Legends Way, Boston 617-624-1050 www.TDGarden.com 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- June 12, 2015. More than 40 years after her debut album, Bette Midler 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 "Wind 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 I0 & 11, 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 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.1110wccmam.corrL "Italia Oggi" -- Sundays 11:00 am to Noon with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM. Go to www.1460WXBR.corrL "Dolce Vlta Radio" -- DJ Rocco Mesiti 11:00 am-l:00 pm; Sundays 90.7 FM or online www.djrocco.corra "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.com. "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.MustcNotNoise.com_ "L'Italia Chiamo Italian Radio Show" hosted by Stefano Marehese and EHsa Meazzlnl.- Thursdays 3:00 pm-4:15 pro. Visit //ta/iach/amo.com; email: litallachiamoshow@gmail.com Tel. 857-334-0868. "Intervallo Musicale" -- Sundays 10:00-10:30 am; Host Carmine Guarino on WUNR 1600 AM and online at www.wunr.corrL 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 fun playing with the idea of innocence and expe- rience. More to be revealed!" FENWAY PARK 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA www.FenwayPark.TicketOffice Sales.com 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 and Piano Man, just to name a few. Joel is one of the highest gross- ing touring artists in the world and has a long-nmning franchise perfor- mance deal with Madison Square Gar- den. Having sold more than 150 mil- lion records over the past quarter cen- tury, he's ranked as one of the world's most popular recording artists and re- spected entertainers in modern history. SYMPHONY HALL 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA 617-266-1492 www.SymphonyHall.com 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 II who performed Verdi's Requiem 16 times, as an act of difiance and resistance to their Nazi captors. Defiant Requiem features a complete live performance of Verdfs 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 www.CelebritySeries.org. JOSEPH CALLEJA -- 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. ORPHEUM THEATRE 1 Hamilton Place, Boston, MA 617-482-0106 www.OrpheumTheatreBoston.com 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  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. MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston 617-267-9300 www.MFA.org LEONARDO DA VINCI AND THE mEA OF BEAUTY -- April 15 through June 14, 2015. In an intimate exhi- bition featuring master drawings by Lconardo 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." Lconardo 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. MUSEUM OF SCIENCE 1 Science Park, Boston, MA 617-723-2500 www.MOS.org AIRPLANES: A WORLD IN FLIGHT -- Opens April 17, 2015. Airplanes: A Worm in Flight is a story about how the airplane has changed the world. Not long ago, traveling between con- tinents was a migration. Now, on any given day, 100,000 flights transport people and things between any two points on Earth in a matter of hours. Filmed in 18 countries across all 7 continents, it explores the countless ways aviation affects our lives (even when we don't fly). With stunning visuals, the film renews our apprecia- tion for one of the most extraordinary and awe-inspiring aspects of the modern world. The documentary is produced and directed by Brian J. Terwilliger (One Six Right), narrated by Harrison Ford, and features an origi- nal score by Academy Award winning composer James Horner (Avatar, Titanic}. HUNTINGTON THEATRE COMPANY Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 617-266-0800 www.HuntingtonTheatre.org COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA -- Now through April 26, 2015. When Doc and Lola Delaney rent a room in their cluttered Midwestern home to Marie, a vivacious college student, her youthful energy stirs up forgotten dreams and missed opportunities. 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. COLONIAL THEATRE 106 Boylston Street Boston, MA (617) 482-9393 www.Boston-Theater.com 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- ing 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. BOSTON CITY HALL PLAZA One City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA www.BigAppleCireus.org BIG APPLE CIRCUS -- Now through May 10, 2015. For it's 35 th season, the Big Apple Circus dares you to experience Metamorphosis -- 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 handiworkl A mechanical doll who comes alive in a sinuous balancing act! Spirited horses, frolicsome dogs, a capybara and a porcupine to perk up the sawdust partyl 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 last! And GrandmalI Yes, Grandma, apogee of comical aspiration and mirthful joy! A celebration of the imagination -- an astonishing circus world of wonder! GILLETTE STADIUM 1 Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA 800 543-1776 www.GilletteStadium, corn WIPEOUT -- August I, 2015. Just when you thought "extreme races" couldn't get any more crazy, everyone's favorite summertime TV game show is coming to Foxboro in the form of a 5K race. Despite taglines like "the bigger the balls, the harder the falls" and "expect crashes, splashes, and hilarious smashes," the Wipeout Run's 12-obstacles do look like a lot of fun. That is, of course, ff you can get past some of obstacle's names like "Big Balls" and "Happy Endings." Included on the 3. I-mile course: the infamous wrecking balls. SYMPHONY HALL 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA 617-266-1492 www.SymphonyHall.com 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 TV show. An interactive experience where the audience asks the questions. Carol will take questions from the audience, in a format that harkens back to the legendary openings of The Carol Bumett Show where her studio audi- ence had an unfiltered opportunity to engage Carol with questions and receive spontaneous answers. "I love the spontaneity of these evenings," said Carol. "I never know what any- one is going to ask, or say, or do, so it keeps me on my toes!" 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 www.BostonOperaHouseOnline.com NEWSIES -- June 23 through July 5, 2015. They delivered the papers, until they made the head- lines ... Direct from Broadway comes Newsies, the smash-hit, crowd- pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Choreogra- phy, Newsies has audiences and critics alike calling it "A musical worth singing aboutI" (The New York T/mes). Filled with one heart-pound- ing number 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 under- dogs 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. THE CROSBY WHISTLE STOP 24 Roland Street, Charlestown, MA 978-884-7690 www.BostonSwingCentral.com SWING DANCE EVERY FRI- DAY NIGHT -- Come and check out Boston's most exciting swing dance. Conveniently located in Sullivan Square less than a five minute walk from the T. Free parking is available. A killer line up of DJ's and live bands every Friday night. Beautiftfl 3,000 sq ft dance hall with exposed brick. A beginner lesson is included in the price of admission from 8:00-9:00 pm prior to social dancing from 9:00 pm- 12:00 am. No partner or prior experi- ence is required. All ages and dance levels welcome.