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P0ST-GAZETTE, MAY 9, 2014 Page11 NOW PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN Don't miss Pandas: The Journey Home on the IMAX Dome Screen this summer! Check out MUSEUMS for more details. CITI PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, WANG THEATRE 270 Tremont Street, Boston 617-482-9393 IL DIVO -- May 16. The record- breaking classical crossover group that has sold more than 26 million albums worldwide will bring //D/vo -- A Musical Affair: The Greatest Songs of Broadway 25. 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. lIDivo 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 DANITY KANE -- May 30. Danity Kane is an American girl group com- prising fouoding members Aubrey O'Day, Aundrea Fimbres, Shannon Bex and Dawn Richard. Formed on the third iteration ofMTV's Making the Band reality television series in 2005, they were soon signed to Bad Boy Records by Diddy. The original line-up of the group consisted of O'Day, Fimbres, Bex, Richard, and former member Wanita "D. Woods" Woodgett. Danity Kane's self-tiffed debut stu- dio album was released in 2006 and achieved success in the United States, shipping a million copies do- mestically, while spawning two singles with top I0 single "Show Stopper" and the ballad "Ride for You." Their sec- ond studio album, Welcome to the Dollhouse, was released in 2008, fol- lowing the release of their second top 10 single "Damaged". The band be- came the first female group in Bill- board history to debut their first two albums at the top of the charts. TD GARDEN 100 Legends Way, Boston 617-624-1050 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. Promoted exclusively by Live Nation, the run of shows, includ- ing three outdoor concerts, will bring the music icon to the New York City area, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay 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 ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS "The Sicilian Corner" -- 10:00 am to Noon every Friday with hosts Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The Itallan Show" with Nunzio DiMarca every Sunday from 9:00 am to Noon. Go to www.1110wccmarrconL "Italia Oggi" -- Sundays 11:00 am to Noon with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM..Go to www.1460WXBR.corru "Dolce Vita Radio" -- DJ RocGardarco Mesiti 11:00 am-l:00 pm; Sundays 90.7 FM or online "The Nick Franclosa Show" -- Sundays from Noon to 3:00 pm on WLYN 1360 AM and WAZN 1470 AM. "Guido OHva Italian Hour" -- 8:00 am-9:00 am Sundays on WSRO 650 AM and online at "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.MusicNotNotse.corru "L'Italia Chiamo Italian Radio Show" hosted by Stefano Marchese and Emanuele Capoano -- Thursdays 2:00 pm-4:00 pm. Visit or; email: litaliachiamoshow@gmaiLeom. Tel. 857-334-0868. York City and the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The show also fea- tures his eldest son Stephen and his niece, Maurice's daughter, Samantha Gibb. LADY GAGA -- June 30. One of the top globak toug 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. WILBUR THEATER 246 Tremont Street, Boston 617-248-9700 BOYZ II MEN --May 18. During the 1990s, Boyz II Men gained inter- national success throughout the globe. This began with the release of the Number One single "End of the Road" in 1992, which reached the top of charts across the globe. "End of the Road" would set a new record for longevity, staying at Number One on the Billboard Hot 100 for thirteen weeks, breaking the decades-old record held by Elvis Presley. Boyz II Men proceeded to break this record with the subsequent releases of *I'll Make Love to You" and "One Sweet Day" (with Mariah Carey), which, at fourteen and sixteen weeks respectively, each set new records for the total number of weeks at Number One. Both songs topped the charts in Australia, for four weeks, and garnered international success. As of 2013, "One Sweet Day" still holds the all- time record with sixteen weeks at the top of the Hot 100. THE HANOVER THEATRE 2 Southbridge St., Worcester 877-571-SHOW (7469) www.TheHanoverTheat re. org MENOPAUSE, THE MUSICAL -- June 1. Four women at a lingerie sale with nothing in common blt a black lace bra and memory loss, b_t flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the '60s, '70s and "80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for over 10 years! It's the hilarious celebration of women and the change! GHOST THE MUSICAL -- June 5-8. Relive the iconic and magical moments from the Oscar-win- ning movie "Ghost" in a brand-new Broadway musical. Ghost the Musical breathes glorious new life into a timeless force story. The musical features an original pop score from multiple Grammy Award-winners Dave Stewart, one half of the 80s pop duo the Eurythmics, and Glen Ballard, co-writer with Alanis Morissette on the multi-platinum album Jagged Little Pill. The musical's tale of ever- lasting love is thrilling entertainment for audiences of all ages. Adapted from the hit film by its Academy Award- winning screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin, Ghost the Musical follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam's death. STONEHAM THEATRE 395 Main Street, Stoneham 781-279-2200 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 Caitlin Lowans and Weylin Symes. REGENT THEATRE 7 Medford Street, Arlington 781-646-4849 www. RegentTheatre. corn JOE AVATI "BACK TO BASICS" WORLD TOUR --June 14. Joe Avati is one of Australia's top comedy ex- ports sitting just behind Kath and K/m, Chris Lilley and Barry Humphries. He is also the world's number one selling bilingual comedian. His massive cult following sees him crisscross the globe performing his unique brand of comedy (performing in both English and Italian] on both sides of the Atlantic where he sells out in the United Kingdom, 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 biggest comedian you've never heard of," cleverly staying under the radar and sidestepping the limelight avoiding the media attention. CITI PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, WANG THEATRE 270 Tremont Street, Boston 617-482-9393 EDDIE IZZARD THE WORLD TOUR -- May 8-9. The man the London Sunday T/mes calls "The Great- est 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 stan-ing 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. LEGENDS OF BOSTON COM- EDY- June 14. This amazing lineup stars Boston comedy superstar Lenny Clarke, "The Godfather of Boston Comedy," Don Gavin, "The Funniest Man You've Never Heard Of," Kenny Rogerson and hometown favorite Tony V. See the comedians that ushered in the golden age of Boston comedy! Never once giving up on their love for comedy has put these 4 performers in the icon category for comedy fans of aU ages. They are ready with hilarious material, impec- cable stage presence, and some of the best Boston accents you've ever heard. HYNES CONVENTION CENTER 900 Boylston Street, Boston 617-954-2000 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. They are thrilled to add one of their 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 __ tertainment. CAFE FLEURI, LANGHAM HOTEL 250 Franklin Street, Boston 617-451-1900 DECADES OF DECADENCE -- Every Saturday through June 28. The Chocolate Bar at The Langham, Boston's Cafe Fleuri returns for its 25th season. The acclaimed des- sert paradise brings more than 200 pounds of chocolate to diners, and to celebrate the landmark anni- versary, Excutive Chef Mark Sapienza and Pastry Chef Ryan Pike present "Decades of Decadence," featuring the most popular desserts from the past 25 years. With a DJ sppining fun upbeat tunes, the all-you-can- enjoy Chocolate Bar feature sta- r_ions with varying levels of chocolate intensity and flavors. There is also an adult chocolate cocktail menu featur- ing cocoa-infused martinis. MARINE INDUSTRAIL PARK South Boston 877-613-0134 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 MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP, ACIS AND GALATBA -- May 15-18. Ceiebrity Series of Boston is co- commissioner of this fully-staged production of Mozart's arrangement of Handel's opera, Acis & Galalea, 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, Acis 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. THE HANOVER THEATRE 2 Southbridge St., Worcester 877-571-SHOW (7469) DANCE INTERPRETATION OF CATS BY BURNCOAT DANCE -- May 21. In keeping with tradition, once again, the Burncoat Dance Department will mesmerize audiences with this year's production: A Dance Interpretation of CATS. The theme tells the story of a group of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as =The Jellicle Choice." CHARLOTTE KLEIN DANCE RECITALS -- June 14-15. The Charlotte Klein Dance Centers, located in Central Massachusetts, is a well established name in the field of dance locally in New England and nationally. It is under the direction of esteemed dance educator Charlotte Klein. MUSEUM OF SCIENCE 1 Science Park, Boston, MA 617-723-2500 PANDAS: THE JOURNEY HOME -- Pandas are a lovable, iconic, and -- unfortunately -- highly endangered species. In Pandas: The Journey Home, meet the dedicated team working tirelessly to save these captivating creatures from extinction. Filmmak- ers were granted unprecedented access to the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda to tell the story of our furry friends. The pandas' fascinating habits and unique personalities will leave you with a huge appreciation for the animals and the individuals work- ing to protect them. Witness an incredible story of survival and fall in love with these black and white gentle giants on the IMAX Dome screenT 2THEXTREMB: MATHALIVEI -- Opens May 25th. 2theXtreme: MathAlive! is a highly entertaining, interactive exhibit that lets visitors experience math in action. It brings to life all the different types of math- ematics at work behind video games, sports, design, music, entertainment, space, robotics, and more. Innovative technologies create fun experiences that help you understand how math is used in countless ways. Six themed sections with hands-on examples show the relevancy of math to real life: "Outdoor Action," "Build Your World," "Future Style," "Kickin' It," *Game Plan," and "Robotics and Space." Throughout the exhibit, you'll be accompanied by the BotZ, three math-loving virtual guides. With quirky personalities and kid-friendly language, the BotZ make mathemati- cal concepts more accessible to younger visitors. 11, ,V