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POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 11,2014 Page11 NOW PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN Don't miss the legendary, Barry Gibb, in concert at the TD Garden this May! Check the MUSIC section for more information. CITI PERFORMING ARTS CENTER. WANG THEATRE 270 Tremont Street, Boston 617-482-9393 www.CitiCenter.org IL DIVO -- May 16. The record- breaking classical crossover group that has sold more than 26 million albums worldwide will bring //Dtvo -- A Musical Affair: The Greatest Songs of Broadway Live to the Citi Wang Theatre in support of the group's sixth studio album, A Musical Affair. The show intertwines the most famous songs from Broadway musicals with the individual theatrical experiences of Carlos, David, Urs and Sebastien. The album A Musical Affair show- cases II Divo's signature romantic and emotional interpretation of heartfelt classics like Some Enchanted Evening (South Pacific), "Bring Him Home" (Les Miserables), "Tonight" {West Side Story) and more. II Divo has also pro- vided new arrangements for these much-loved songs, as well as invited familiar Broadway and pop artists to appear on certain tracks as their duet partners. "It has been so inspir- ing to work with such legendary songs from the world of Broadway musicals for our new album," says Urs Buhler of II Divo. HOUSE OF BLUES 15 Lansdowne Street, Boston 888-693-2583 www.HouseOfBlues.com LANA DEL REY -- May 6. Eliza- beth Woolridge Grant (born June 21, 1986), known by her stage name Lana Del Rey, is an American singer-songwriter. Del Rey started writing at the age of 18 and she signed her first recording contract with 5 Points Records in 2007, releasing -her first digital album Lana Del Ray in January 20101 Del Rey bought herself out of the contract with 5 Points Records in April 2010. She signed a joint contract with Interscope, Polydor, and Stranger Records in July 2011. Del Rey's music has been noted for its cine- matic sound and its references to various aspects of pop culture, par- ticularly that of the 1950s and 1960s Americana. The singer has described herself as a "self-styled gangsta Nancy Sinatra." Before sign- ing to a major record label, Del Rey provided sole production of her music videos. Musically, she draws influence from what she deems to be the masters of each genre, includ- ing Elvis Presley, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Nirvana, Eminem, Bruce Springsteen, and Britney Spears, as well as from poetry and film noir. TD GARDEN 100 Legends Way, Boston 617-624-1050 www.TDGarden.com BARRY GIBB -- May 15. The leg- endary Grammy Award winner, Barry Gibb, announced his Mythology: The Tour Live will kick off on May 15th in Boston, MA at TD Garden. Pro- moted exclusively by Live Nation, the run of shows, including three outdoor concerts, will bring the mu- sic icon to the New York City area, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay COMEDY ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS "The Sicilian Corner" -- 10:00 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.1110com. "Italia Oggi" -- Sundays II:00 am to Noon with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM. Go to www.1460WXBR.conu "Dolce Vlta Radio" -- DJ RocGardarco Mesiti I I:00 am-l:00 pm; Sundays 90.7 FM or online www.djrocco.corrL "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.MusicNotNoise.com. "L'Italia Chiamo Italian Radio Show" hosted by Stefano Marchese and Emanuele Capoano -- Thursdays 2:00 pm-4:00 pro. Visit www.zumix.org/radio or litaliachiamo.wordpress.com; email: litaliachtomhb. ',Tek 673340868,- ., - , =":  '  ' area, Chicago, Philadelphia and Boston. In addition to the TD Garden date, Barry will be performing at famed music venues including Nikon at Jones Beach Theater outside New York City and the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The show also fea- tures his eldest son Stephen and his niece, Maurlce's daughter, Samantha Gibb. LADY GAGA -- June 30. One of the top global touring acts of our time, having sold nearly 4 million tickets during her first 3 tours, Lady Gaga is hitting the road in support of her new album ARTPOP. Live Nation Global Touring announced that Lady Gaga's artRave: The ARTPOP Ball will begin May 4th in Ft. Lauderdale. The tour will include several cities that have not hosted Lady Gaga before as well as cities that missed her tour in 2013 following a hip injury, which forced her to cancel. THE HANOVER THEATRE 2 Southbridge St., Worcester 877-571-SHOW (7469) info@TheHanoverTheatre.org HAIR -- May 6-7. The rock musi- cal that sparked a revolution and ignited a generation is back! All the original hits and new songs rediscovered from the original pro- duction are played live by The Tribe. Although initially performed in 1967, the universal themes of indi- viduality, experimentation and accep- tance in the face of oppression are just as resonant today. All the chart- topping songs that became anthems of counter-culture and the sexual revolution are back, including Aquarius, Let the Sun Shine In, Good Morning Starshine and Easy to be Hard. Bold! Brashl Angry and defiant! This new production returns to its rebellious and pro- vocative rootsl Joln the revolution -- it's the dawning of a new age! WARNING: This production contains nudity. STONEHAM THEATRE 395 Main Street, Stoneham 781-279-2200 http://StonehamTheatre.org THE UNBLEACHED AMERICAN -- Through April 27. Discover a piece of American history with Ernest Hogan, the "father of ragtime" and the first African American to perform on Broadway. Beloved by his fans and wealthy beyond his wildest dreams, Hogan was also an infamous writer of "coon songs" that many considered offensive to his own race. This fasci- nating world-premiere play imagines the relationship between Ernest and the woman sent to care for him at the end of his life, as he struggles with both his own mortality and the legacy he leaves behind. Don't miss Elliot Norton Award-winning actor Johnny Lee Davenport as Ernest in his Stoneham Theatre debutl THE SECRET GARDEN -- May 15- June 8. Mary Lennox, a young orphan, is sent to England to live with her re- clusive uncle and sickly cousin. When this neglected child discovers an equally neglected garden, she begins to bring life (and a bit of magic) back to both the garden and her uncle's manor. This lush Broadway musical won 3 Tony Awards, including "Best Score of a Musical." Directed by Caltlin Lowans and Weylin Symes. REGENT THEATRE 7 Medford Street, Arlington 781-646-4849 JOE AVATI "BACK TO BASICS" WORLD TOUR- June 14. Joe Avail is one of Australia's top comedy ex- ports sitting Just behind Kath and K/m, Chris Lilley and Barry Humphrles. He is also the world's number one selling bilinRual comedian. His massive cult following sees him crisscross the globe performing his unique brand of com- edy (performing in both English and Italian) on both sides of the Atlantic where he sells out in the United King- dom, The United States of America and Canada. This puts him into an elite group of comedians alongside the likes of Jerry Seinfeld, Russell Brand, Robin Williams, Bill Cosby, Billy Connolly and Barry Humphries. Joe Avati has been dubbed "the bigges! comedian you've never heard of," clev- erly staying under the radar and side- stepping-the Bmlight avoiding the media,attention .... . , , CITI PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, WANG THEATRE 270 Tremont Street, Boston 617-482-9393 www.CitiCenter.org EDDIE IZZARD THE WORLD TOUR -- May 8-9. The man the Lon- don Sunday T/mes calls "The Greatest British Stand-Up Comedian of his Generation" returns to America with his world tour force majeure. One of the most acclaimed comedians of his generation, Izzard's unique, tangen- tial, absurd and surreal comic narra- tives are lauded for their creativity and wit, earning him a New York Drama Desk Award and two Emmys for Dress to K///, two British Comedy Awards for Top Stand-Up Comedian and an Olivier Award nomination for Out- standing Achievement. His comedy style takes the form of rambling whim- sical monologue and self-referential pantomime. He had a starring role as Wayne Malloy in the television series The Riches and has appeared in many films. In the U.S., Izzard is the first solo stand-up comedian to perform at the Hollywood Bowl and has sold-out three consecutive nights at Radio City Music Hall. CAPITOL CENTER FOR THE ARTS 44 South Main St., Concord, NH 603-225-1111 www.CCanh.com BILL ENGVALL -- April 13. It's the quality of sharing the humor in ev- eryday situations that has made Bill Engvall one of the top comedians to- day and among the busiest. Bill voices an animated character in a new show for CMT titled Bounty Hunters and ap- pears on the 17th season of Dancing with the Stars. Bill has hosted nu- merous television shows and starred in and executive produced his own self-titled sitcom for TBS, which ran for three seasons. He was one of the stars of the sketch comedy show, Blue Co//ar TV, on the WB network. In 2008 Bill starred in Bait Shop which co- starred Billy Ray Cyrus and had its world premiere on the USA Network. A star of the big screen as well, Bill has appeared in several films includ- ing Strawberry Wine, Bed and Break- fast, as well as Delta Farce. Bill was part of the enormously successful Blue Collar Comedy concert films, which have sold more than 9 million units and are some of the most watched movies and specials in Comedy Central history. THE HANOVER THEATRE 2 Southbridge St., Worcester 877-571-SHOW (7469) info@TheHanoverTheatre,org JOHN PINETTE -- Born just out- side of Boston, Massachusetts, John has always had a gift for making people laugh. When he learned that he could actually make a living doing so, Pinette left behind his life as an accountant and began his comedy career. It wasn't long before he was touring comedy clubs around the country. Shortly thereafter, John got his big break when he was asked to tour with Frank Sinatra. Since then he has made multiple guest stand-up comedy appearances on television shows such as The Tonight Show," "The Dr. Phil Show," and "The View." Pinette was named Stand-Up Co- median of the Year by the American Comedy Awards in 1999 and received a Gemini Award nomination for his uperb televised performance at The Montreal Comedy Festlval-in 2000. His hit Comedy Central Special and DVD entitled "I'm Starvln'" was released in January of 2007 as a follow up to his enormously successful CD "Show Me The Buffet." HYNES CONVENTION CENTER 900 Boylston Street, Boston 617-954-2000 www.MassConvention, corn STAR TREK CONVENTION -- June 21-22. The 2014 Star Trek Convention will include a great list" of celebrities and offer attendees an off-the-hook, sensational week- end to remember. We are thrilled to add one of our favorites to the guest celebrity list. which already includes three captains, nine total guests and some fantastic events and attractions -- priced at an amazing deal for full days of live entertainment. CAFE FLEURI, LANGHAM HOTEL 250 Franklin Street, Boston 617-451-1900 www.bost on.langhamhotels.com DECADIES OF DECADENCE -- EV- ery Saturday through June 28. The Chocolate Bar at The Langham, Boston's Cafe Fleuri returns for its 25th season. The acclaimed dessert paradise brings more than 200 pounds of chocolate to diners, and to celebrate the landmark anniversary, Excutive Chef Mark Sapienza and Pastry Chef Ryan Pike present "De- cades of Decadence," featuring the most popular desserts from the past 25 years. With a DJ sppining fun up- beat tunes, the all-you-can-enjoy Chocolate Bar feature stations with varying levels of chocolate intensity and flavors. There is also an adult chocolate cocktail menu featuring cocoa-infused martinis. MARINE INDUSTRAIL PARK South Boston 877-613-0134 www.Boston-Theater.com CIRQUE DU SOLEIL - AMALUNA -- May 29-June 15. Amaluna invites you to a mysterious island ruled by goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Their queen, Prospera, directs her daughter's coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honours femi- ninity, renewal, rebirth and balance, marking the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next. In the wake of a storm caused by Prospera, a group of young men seek refuge on the island, triggering an emotional story of love between Prospera's daughter and a brave young suitor. But their love will be put to the test. The couple must face nu- merous demanding trials and over- come daunting setbacks before they can achieve mutual trust, faith and harmony. CITI PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, WANG THEATRE 270 Tremont Street, Boston 617-482-9393 www.CitiCenter.org ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER -- May 1-4. Alvin Alley American Dance Theater grew from a now-fabled performance in March 1958 at the 92 "d Street Y in NYC. Led by Alvin Alley and a group of young African American modern dancers. that performance changed forever the perception of American dance. The company has gone on to perform for an estimated 25 million people at the- aters in 48 states and 71 countries on 6 continents -- as well as millions more through tele-vision broadcasts. When Mr. Ailey began creating dances, he drew upon his "blood memories" of Texas, the blues, spiri- tuals and gospel as inspiration, which resulted in the creation of his most popular and critically acclaimed work, Revelations. Although he created 79 ballets over his lifetime, Mr. Alley maintained that his company was not exclusively a repository for his own work. MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP, ACIS AND GALATEA- May 15-18. Celebrity Series of Boston is co- commissioner of this fully-staged production of Mozart's arrangement of Handel's opera, Acts & Galatea, by director and choreographer Mark Morris and the Mark Morris Dance Group making its East Coast premiere. Known as one of the greatest pasto- ral operas, Acts and Galatea, based on Ovid's Metamorphoses, was com- posed by Handel in 1718 and arranged by Mozart in 1788. Celebrated visual artist and scenic designer Adrianne Lobel, fashion icon and costume de- signer Isaac Mizrahi and acclaimed lighting designer Michael Chybowski will set the stage for Morris who will direct the Mark Morris Dance Group and four vocal soloists in this epic tale. STRAND THEATRE 543 Columbia Road, Dorchester (617) 635-1403 www.StrandBoston.com AN EVENING OF DANCE AT THE STRAND -- April 1 I. Join the ballet's department of Education and Com- munity Initiatives for an evening of spectacular .dance from all facets of Boston Ballet, including the Company, Boston Ballet II, students from Boston Ballet School and students from Boston Ballet's Department of Education and Community Initiatives. Featuring: Performances by Boston Ballet, Boston Ballet H, Boston Ballet School, Adaptive Dance, Taking Steps and Boys in Motion, This event is held in partnership between Boston Ballet, Dorchester's Strand Theater, the Mayor's Office of Arts, Tourism and Special Events and the Boston Public Schools..Tickets are now on , sale.