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T POST-GAZETTE, MAY 5, 2017 PAGE 11 UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN DANCE THEATER MUSEUMS Boston Ballet presents the coming-of-age fairytale The Sleep- Ing Beauty. Hailed as one of the Company's trademark works. See the DANCE SECTION for more details. (Photo by Inn Travis Barnard) MUSIC TD GARDEN 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 617-624.1050 TOM PEIq~ & THE B~I~iS --- July 20-21, 2017. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will embark on a lengthy U.S. tour this spring to cel- ebrate the 40th anniversary of their self-tiffed debut album. Joe Walsh will serve as opener for most of the tour. Petty is an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. He is best known as the lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, but is also known as a member and co-founder of the late 1980s supergroup the Traveling Wil- burys (under the pseudonyms of Charlie T. Wilbury, Jr. and Muddy Wilbur,/), and his early band Mudcrutch. Petty has recorded a number of hit singles with the Heartbreakers and as a solo artist, many of which are mainstays on adult contemporary and classic rock radio. Petty has sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. In 2002, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. COMEDY FENWAY PARK 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK, PAULA ABDUL, & BOYZ H MEN -- July 8, 2017. New Kids on the Block are on tour and they're bringing Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men along for the ridel =Our fans know we love to bring them a party, and this tour is no exception," Donnie Wahlberg said in a statement. "It's not just a show, it's an experience. Paula Abdul is such a pop icon and Boyz II Men are one of the best R&B acts of all time. It's going to be a night of hit after hit, and we can't walt to deliver the Total Package to our fans[" The Total Package marks Abdul's first return to touring in 25 yearsl FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE WITH BACKSTREET BOYS, NELLY, AND CHRIS LANE -- Friday, July 7, 2017. Florida Georgia Line, a country music pair consisting of Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, released their third album, Dig Your Roots, in August 2016. Florida Georgia Line cruised to fame as the vocal duo of the year during the 2013 Country Music Awards. Their "Cruise" remix featuring Nelly also won the 2013 single of the year from the American Mu- sic Awards. Last year, the AMAs named them the favorite country duo or group, as well. Pop fans -- particularly Millen- nials -- axe more likely to recognize the Backstreet Boys and Nelly. The ~)0s boy band has sold over 130 million records and remains one of the best-selling mu- sic artists. The group collaborated with FGL on "God, Your Mama, and Me" last year. Nelly is one of the best-selling rap artists, with Grammy Awards for best male rap solo performance and best rap performance by a duo or group for his hits "Hot in Herre" and "Shake Ya Taflfeather." Chris Lane's solo career launched in 2014 with the debut single "Broken Windshield View." Other hits like =Fix~ and "For Her~ have climbed the country radio charts over the past year. LADY GAGA-- September 1-2, 2017. The tour supports Gaga's latest studio album, Joanne -- her first solo effort since 2013's Artpop -- which spawned two singles in addition to selling nearly 1 million units worldwide in just over three months. The 30-year-old has fronted several successful tours in the past, including the $227.4 million- grossing Monster Ball Tour (2009-11}, the Born This Way Ball (2012-2013), and A rtRave: The Artpop Ball in 2014. FOOD 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 DiMarca every Sunday from 9:00 am to Noon. Go to www. 11 lOwccman~com. "Italia Oggi" -- Sundays 11:00 am to Noon with host Andrea" Urdi 1460 AM. "Dolce Wita Radio" -- Sundays DJ Rocco Mesiti 11:00 am-l:00 pm; 90.7 FM or online =The Nick Franciosa Show" -- Sundays from Noon to 3:00 pm on WLYN 1360 AM. =Guido Oliva-Italian Hour" -- Sundays 8:00 am-9:00 am on WSRO 650 AM and online at www.wsro.corm =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 www.MusicNotNoise.conL =L'Italla Ch/amo Italian Radio Show" hosted by Stefano Marchese and Elisa Meazzinl- Thursdays 3:00 pm-4:15 pm. Visit; emall: litaliachiamoshow@gmail.corrL Tel. 857-334-0868. =intervallo Musicale" -- Sundays 10:00-10:30 am; Host Carmine Guarino on WUNR 1600 AM and online at www.wunr.corm BLUE HILLS BANK PAVILION 290 Northern Ave., Boston, MA DIANA ROSS --July 27, 2017. The original Diva! Diana Ross has won a dozen Grammys, sold over 100 million records world-wide, and was nominated for an Oscar for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in The Lady Sings the Blues. In 1976, Billboard named her the great- est female entertainer of the century, and there was a lot more to come from Ross after that. What really matters is that Ross remains an enthralling stage presence, a singer of such poise and remarkable vocal gifts that she's able to hold an audience in the palm of her hand from the moment she steps out into the spotlight right up until she leaves the stage. Ross' career spans some 60 years, from her work with The Supremes {"Baby Love," "Where Did Our Love Go.~) to her solo material ('I'm Coming Out," "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"). BOSTON OPERA HOUSE 539 Washington St., Boston, MA 617-259-3400 MAMMA MIA! -- May 30-June 4, 2017. Set in a beach resort in the Medi- terranean, Mamma Mia! tells the story of Sophie, a bride-to-be with one wish: to have her absent father walk her down the aisle. After reading passages about three old lovers in her mom's diary, Sophie sends each a wedding invitation in hopes of learning which is her dad. The arrival of the men from her past is surprising to Donna, Sophie's fiercely independent mother, who prides her- self on getting through life without a man, and highly amusing to Donna's two best gal pals. The more Sophie and her mother struggle to find truth and understanding, the more it threatens to tear them apart and wreck Sophie's dream wedding. The songs axe all culled from the Swedish super-group ABBA's songbook, and this is one Broadway show where singing along (and dancing in the aisles) is encouraged. Though kids will love the cool music and the energetic dancing, the plot can bring up some questions for the little ones. But nothing's very explicit and the tone is cheery throughout, making it a safe family destination. WICKED -- June 7-July 23, 2017. An alternative telling of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz and L. Frank Baum's classic 1900 story, The Wonderful W'tz- ard of Oz. The story is told from the perspective of the witches of the Land of Oz; its plot begins before and continues after Dorothy's arrival in Oz from Kan- sas, and it includes several references to the 1939 film and Baum's novel. Wicked tells the story of two unlikely friends, Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West) and Galinda (whose name later changes to Glinda the Good Witch), who struggle with 'opposing personalities and viewpoints, rivalry over the same love-Lnterest, reactions to the Wizard's corrupt government and, ultimately, Elphaba's public fall from grace. BOCH CENTER WANG THEATER 270 Tremont Street Boston, MA ANNIE -- May 9-21, 2017. The world's best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. This production of Annie will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original. Featuring book and score by Tony Award@winners Thomas Meehan, Charles St_rouse and Martin Charnin, Annie includes such unforget- table songs as "It's the Hard Knock Life," "Easy Street," =I Don't Need Anything But You," plus the eternal anthem of optimism, "Tomorrow." NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE 62 Dunham Road, Beverly, MA 978-232-7200 THE MUSIC MAN -- June 6-18, 2017. One of the most cherished Ameri- can classics, The Music Man, marches onto the North Shore Music Theatre stage to kick off the 2017 musical sea- son. Join us for the timeless story of the fast-taltdng salesman, Harold Hill, who cons the good folks of River City, Iowa, into believing that he can teach their children to play in a marching band. Before the fraudulent teacher can skip town with the loot, Harold's got trouble when he falls for the quick-witted, not to mention beautiful, small town librar- ian, Marian. YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN- August 15-August 27, 2017. It's Alivel From the creators of Broadway's record-breaking musical comedy sensation, The Produc- ers, comes Young Frankenstein. This monster of a hit musical based on Mel Brooks' classic comedy film masterpiece is a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the legend of Frankenstein. It is the story of the bright young doctor Frankenstein ("that's Fronkensteenl') who travels to Transylvania to complete the master- work of his grandfather by bringing a corpse to life. Young Frankenstein is a scientifically proven, monstrous!y good time at the theatre. STONEHAM THEATRE 395 Main Street, Stoneham, MA 781-279-2200 I LOVED, I LOST, I MADE SPAGHETTI -- June 8-25, 2017. D/sh with Giulia! For Giulia, an Italian New Yorker trying to navigate life as a single gal, a new date is the perfect oppor- tunity to show off her home cooking. While preparing a three-course dinner from scratch, she recounts stories of good Italian food and bad boyfriends. Her superior cuisine far surpasses her inferior taste in men in this mouth- watering new comedy. Eight audience members at each performance can even purchase seats to join Giulia on stage and be served the dinner she is cooking during the show! SMITH COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART 20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace Northampton, MA 413-585-2760 www.SCMA.Smith.Edu/Artmuseum LEISURE AND LUXURY IN THE AGE OF NERO: THE VILLAS OF OPLON- TI8 NEAR POMPEII -- Now through August 13, 2017. This is the first major exhibition of works from the Roman archaeological site Oplontis. Located on the Neapolitan coast, Oplontis was buried and preserved when Mount Ve- suvius erupted in 79 CE. The exhibition, features 250 artifacts on view for the first time outside Italy, includes ornate jewelry, sculpture, gold and silver coins, ceramics, frescos, and ordinary Ufilitar- ian objects that together demonstrate the disparities of wealth, social class, and consumption in Roman life. This is the final stop on a national tour and the only East Coast venue. A major scholarly catalog will accompany the exhibition. Background on the Oplontis site: www. MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston 617-267-9300 PAST IS PRESENT: REVIVAL JEWELRY -- Now through August 19, 2018. Whether copying or choosing motifs to reinterpret, jewelers have always looked to the past for inspira- tion. Examine more than 4,000 years of jewelry history through about 70 objects -- both ancient and revival -- tracing the revival movement from the 19th to the 21st centuries. The exhibition focuses on four types -- Archaeological, Classical, Egyptian, and Renaissance. Highlights include a 1924 brooch, on loan from Cartier, paired with an Egyp- tian winged scarab (740-560 BC) with a similar design; an 1850s embellished gold brooch by Castellani; a Renais- sance revival neck ornament (1900-04) designed for Tiffany & Co.; a 1980s Bulgari neckiace adorned with Macedo- nian coins; and a 2002 Akelo pendant that emulates an ancient Etruscan granulation technique. PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM East India Square 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 978-745-9500, 866-745-1876 978-740-3649 "IT'S ALIVE1" C/ass/c Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection -- August 12-November 26, 2017. Kirk Hammett, best known as the guitarist of the rock band Metallica, is also an avid collector of classic horror and sci-fi movie posters. This exhibition features 90 works that provide insight into the evolution of horror and sci-fi films and how they have played upon contemporary societal fears. Hammett acknowledges his poster collection as a source of inspiration for his own musical creativity. The exhibition features film posters as well as collectible electric guitars, monster masks and sculptures. THE DAVIS MUSEUM 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 781-283-2051 THE MEDICI'S PAINTER: CARLO DOLCI AND 17TH-CENTURY FLOR- ENCE- Now through July 9, 2017. The Medici's Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th- Century Florence is the first exhibition in America devoted to the luminous and meticulously rendered paintings and drawings of Italian artist Carlo Dolci (1616-1687). It provides an unprec- edented opportunity to study the life and oeuvre of 17th-century Florence's most important painter, whose reverence for detail, brilliant palette, and seemingly enameled surfaces earned the favor of patronage by the powerful Medici faro- fly. Best known for his haft-length and single-figure devotional pictures, Dolci was also a gifted painter of altarpieces and portraits as well as a highly ac- complished draughtsman. He created his first works of art in the mid-1620s, after entering the studio of the Floren- tine painter Jacopo Vignali (1592-1664) in 1625. The Medici's Painter includes over fifty autograph works -- pictures of the highest pictorial, technical, and spiritual qualifies -- through exceptional loans from the world's major museums and rarely seen works from private col- lections in the U.S. and abroad. BOSTON OPERA HOUSE 539 Washington St., Boston, MA 617-259-3400 THE SLEEPING BEAUTY -- Now through May 27, 2017. Boston Ballet presents the coming-of-age fairytale The Sleeping Beauty by Marius Petipa with additional choreography by Sir Frederick Ashton. Hailed as one of the Company's trademark works, this production features soaring music by Peter llych Tchaikovsky and sets and costumes by Emmy Award-winning designer David Walker. The Sleeping Beauty begins with the christening of Princess Aurora. All the fairies are invited to bestow gifts on the young princess, except for the Fairy Carabosse. She is outraged and gives a spindle to Aurora, announcing that one day the princess will prick her finger on it and die. The L'flac Fairy has yet to present her gift, so she undermines Carabosse's curse by promising that Aurora will not die, but shall instead fall into a deep sleep for I00 years until awakened by a prince's kiss. As predicted, Aurora pricks her finger on a spindle on her 16th birthday, but the Lilac Fairy intervenes and puts Aurora and her kingdom under a sleeping spell. A century later, Prince Desir~ is hunting in the forest and encounters the L'flac Fairy who leads him to Aurora. He kisses her and breaks the spell. The ballet concludes with a grand wedding celebration attended by numerous fairy- tale characters. THE HANOVER THEATRE 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA S77.571.SHOW (7469} or 508.831.0800 JERRY SEINFELD -- June 3, 2017. America's premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, will be performing his signature stand-up routine here in Worcester. Seinfeld has been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences every- where. Known for playing a semifictional version of himself in the sitcom Seinfeld, which he created and wrote with Larry David, Seinfeld was heavily involved in the Bee Movie, in which he voiced its protagonist. In 2010, he premiered a reality series called The Marriage Ref. He directed Colin Quinn in the Broad- way show Long 3tory Short at the Helen Hayes Theater, which ran until January 2011. He is the creator and host of the web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. THE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 41 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 617-424-6634 www.BostonJerkfest .com BOSTON JERKFEST -- June 24, 2017. Celebrate all things spicy and hot at one of the city's top 10 summer food events. The flavorful fun features au- thentic Caribbean and Jamaican cuisine made with jerk hot spices, and a =Spice Lane," with zesty desserts, jams, and hot sauces. Stroll through the indoor- outdoor space, sampling some of the area's best food purveyors, buy spices to recreate the dishes at home, and watch cocktail demos and chefs demonstrating their best recipes. For the little ones, there axe interactive arts and crafts, and for all who love to dance, dozens of live music acts will be playing reggae, steel drums, Caribbean rhythms, and more. Ticket includes entry to the event, the Kid Zone, music performances, and demos. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. W