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POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 22, 2016 Pave 11 THEATER NOW ART UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN IN THE MOOD, a 1940s Musical Review celebrates America's Greatest Generation for one night only at the Lynn Auditorium. See MUSIC 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. =What 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 # 1 at iTunes within five minutes of its release, and reached #1 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- temational pop charts. In 1998, he was named one of People's 50 Most BeautiflJ1 People. In 1999, he was nominated for Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards. "The Prayer," his duet with Celine Dion for the a_nLraated 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. Bocelli 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." LYNN AUDITORIUM 3 City Hall Square, Lynn, MA 781-599-SHOW 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 MUSEUMS DANCE ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS =The Sicilian Corner" -- every Friday 10:00 am to Noon with hosts Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The Best in Italian Music" with Nunzio DilVIarca 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 Vita Radio" -- Sundays DJ Roeco Mesiti 11:00 am-l:00 pro; 90.7 FM or onl/ne =The Nick Franciosa Show" -- Sundays from Noon to 3:00 pm on WLYN 1360 AM. "Guido Oliva Italian Hourn -- Sundays 8:00 am-9:00 am on WSRO 650 AM and online at www.wsro.eom. ~Tony's Place" on MusicAmerica WPLM FM 99.1 -- Sundays 7:00 pro-2:00 am on MusicAmerica. Host Ron Della Chiesa presents Tony's Place. Visit www.MusicNotNoise.corru "L'ItaIia Chlamo Ital/an Radio Show" hoated by Stefano Marchese and Meazzini- Thursdays 3:00 pm-4:15 pm. Visit; email: Tel. 857-334-0868. uintervallo Musicale" -- Sundays 10:00-10:30 am; Host Carmine Guarino on WUNR 1600 AM and online at war when loved ones would tie reunited. The famous Life Magazine picture ~The Kiss" by Alfred Eisenstaedt epito- mized such a moment. The music arrangements of these American songs evoke powerful emotions even in people who were born decades after WWII. WANG THEATER Citi Performing Arts Center 270 Tremont Street Boston, MA 800-982-2798 BLUE HILLS BANK PAVILION 290 Northern Ave., Boston, MA THE WIZARD OF OZ -- Now through April 24, 2016. =We're offto see ..." The YANNI -- July 26, 2016. This is Yanni most magical adventure of them all. This as you know him best, performing his new production of The Wizard of Oz is instrumental hits from shows that have an enchanting adaptation of the all-time become famous around the world. Fans classic, totally reconceived for the stage will witness Yanni and his world-class Developed from the ever popular MGM musicians as they take the stage to screenplay, this production contains the perform his greatest instrumental hits, beloved songs from the Oscar-winning made famous in his shows from The movie score, all the favorite characters Acropolis in Greece, The Taj Mahal in and iconic moments, plus a few sur- India, The Forbidden City in China and prises along the way, including new The Royal Albert Hall in England. For the songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd first time ever, the live show will also in- Webber. Click your heels together and troduce music from Yanni's new album join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy Truth of Touch, which is the composer's and her little dog Toto, as they journey first album of original studio music in through the magical land of Oz to meet almost a decade. Come hear the music the Wizard and obtain their hearts' de- that touches the world, sires. Watch out for the W~icked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys as you rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat for the whole family. MULTICULTURAL ARTS CENTER 41 Second Street, E. Cambridge, MA 617-577-1400 BOSTON CITY HALL PLAZA I City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL--Now BIG APPLE CIRCUS-- Now through" through May 8, 2016. Actors' Shake- May 8, 2016. The Grand Tour is a cir- speare Project closes its record-breaking cus extravaganza set in the 1920s and season with Richard Brinsley Sheridan's featuring acts from the four comers of clever comedy of manners The School the globe. Ships, trains, automobiles, for Scandal, directed by Resident Act- and airplanes will serve as the back- ing Company member Paula Plum with drop for breathtaking acts of wonder, adaptation by RAC member Steven accompanied by the seven-piece Big Barkhimer. Sheridan's delicious tap- Apple Circus Band playing live at each estry of deceit unfolds around Sir Peter of more than 100 performances. Acts ,Teazle and his much younger wife from will include clowns, jugglers, acrobats, the country. Lady Teazle brings a free and aerialists, from Africa, Asia, Aus- spirit and extravagance to her position tralia, Europe, and North and South that has scandalmongers already talk- America, as well as domestic and res- ing. As rumors that Lady Teazle might cue animals, all creating performances be engaged in an indiscretion with that will leave audiences smiling and the handsome but duplicitous Joseph cheering. Surface (Michael UnderhiU) emerge, the real scheming begins. A multitude of BOSTON COMMON other scandals snare Joseph's brother www.BostonJapanFestivalBoston. Charles {Omar Robinson) and others, corn enveloping the aristocratic drawing JAPAN FESTIVAL BOSTON. -- rooms of London, and leaving few se- April 24, 2016, from 11:00 am to cure in their propriety. Skewering the 6:00 pro. New England's largest festival pretentiousness and hypocrisy of high of Japanese culture celebrates pop cuE- society in the 1770s, Sheridan delights ture, cosplay and traditional food and in deploying witty dialogue through a entertainment. The first Japan Festival clever parade of wealthy uncles, pre- Boston was held in 2012, on the 1004, tenders, rogues and money-lenders. An anniversary of the planting of a diplo- array of assumed identities, intrig~.les, matic gift of Japanese cherry trees in and alliances call out lovers, marriages, American soil. Packed with more than 60 and other family relations, revealing universities including MIT and Harvard, hidden intentions of greed and lust, and Boston is the premier =college town" and purer affections, in an aristocratically a nexus for the brightest minds in the comical fashion. U.S.A. The historic red brick and stone- cobbled streets harken to Boston's days- NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE as the first capital of the newly-founded 62 Dunham Road, Beverly, MA America. It is in this City of Boston, near 978-232-7200 to the heart of American culture, that we are once again proud to open this year's FUNNY GIRL -- June 7-19, 2016. Japan Festival. Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT)is proud to announce