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POST-GAZETTE, MAY 10, 2013 Page 11 NOW PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN Don't miss Rascal Flatts Comcast Center on June for more details. TD GARDEN 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 617-624-1050 www.TDGarden.com BEYONCE -- The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour starring Beyone will stop at TD Garden on July 23rd. The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour prom- ises to be the entertainer's most am- bitious undertaking to date. It is ex- pected to be bigger in scope than any of her previous shows. Beyonc6 is one of the most widely recognized and highly respected women in pop cul- ture. A solo recording artist, actress, philanthropist and business woman, she has released four # l solo albums and has sold over 75 million albums worldwide. Her work has earned her numerous awards and accolades, in- cluding 16 Grammy Awards. Billboard named her the Top Female Artist and Top Radio Songs Artist of the 2000s decade. The Recording Industry As- sociation of America also recognized Beyonc6 as the Top Certified Artist of the 2000s. BANK OF AMERICA PAVILION 290 Northern Ave., Boston, MA www.LiveNation.com STING -- The Back to Bass Tour roils into Boston on Friday, June 21, 2013 with Sting performing many of his greatest hits joined by a 5-piece band including: Dominic Miller (gui- tar), David Sancious (keyboards), Vinnie Colaiuta (drums), Peter Tickell (electric fiddle), and Jo Lawry (vocals)! Don't miss the opportunity to see Sting at a smaller venue setting on South Boston's waterfront. COMCAST CENTER 885 S Main St, Mansfield, MA www.LiveNation.eom RASCAL FLATTS -- June 14th. Since their musical debut in 2000, Rascal Flatts has sold over 21 million albums, 25 million digital downloads and delivered 14 #I singles to the top of the charts. Rascal Flatts is the most awarded Country group of the past decade, earning over 40 trophies from the ACAs, ACMs, AMAs, CMAs, People's Choice Awards and more with such hits as What Hurts the Most, Bless The Broken Road, My Wish, Stand, Feels Like Today, Life is a High- way, I Won't Let Go. As one of the hottest-selling acts on tour in any genre, they've sold over 7 million con- cert tickets and counting. Opening the show will be The Band Perry. MATCHBOX TWENTY & THE GOO GOO DOLLS -- August 18th. Matchbox Twenty released their de- but album, Yourself or Someone Like You. in 1996. While their first single, Long Day, was a rock radio-only suc- cess, the album soon spawned sev- eral Top 40 singles including Push, 3 A.M., Real World and Back 2 Good. The album sold more than 12 million cop- ies in the U.S. alone. Before record- ing their second album, Rob Thomas collaborated with Itaal Shur on a song called Smooth for Carlos Santana's comeback album, Supernatural. Thomas was supposed to act only as with The Band Perry at the 14 th. See the MUSIC SECTION a songwriter for Smooth, but Santana had him sing for it after hearing the song's demo. Smooth was the album's lead single and became a hit in 1999. In 2000 Matchbox Twenty released their second album, Mad Season which includes such hits as Bent and Mad Seasons. Also appearing on this bill are the ever popular Goo Goo Dolls, whose hits include Irls, Slide and Black Balloon, just to name a few. This concert is a "do not miss" event. FOXWOODS RESORT & CANSINO 350 Trolley Line Boulevard Ledyard, CT 800-200-2882 www.Foxwoods.com NINO D'ANGELO -- June 1st. Ital- ian singer and actor Nino D'Angelo is arguably the foremost pop icon to come from Naples since the '80s. The success of his first album, A' Storia M/a, in 1976, surpassed all expecta- tions. His records made him a popu- lar phenomenon with Southern Ital- ian audiences almost overnight and his trademark blonde moptop haircut made his image instantly recognizable. D'Angelo's popularity spread all over Italy with his 1982 album Nu' Jeans e Na" Maglietta. If anything was missing to make him Naples' favorite son, D'Angelo fully accomplished that in 1987 when he composed Napoli, Napo//for the city's soccer club. A tra- ditional minnow with one of the most passionate fan bases in Europe, that year Naples saw a Diego Maradona- inspired team win the city a famous first Italian championship in history. Supporters made D'Angelo's song the unofficial hymn of the campaign, and it has remained one ever since. STONEHAM THEATRE 395 Maln Street, Stoneham, MA 781-279-2200 www.StonehamTheatre.org PIRATES OF PENZANCE -- May 10th through June 2nd. The Hypocrites' bring their award- winning and audience favorite pro- duction from their native Chicago. An eighty-minute exotic excursion fea- turing bathing beauties, philosophiz- ing pirates and grown men in remark- ably short shortsl Warning: If you want boring, stay away; this experi- ence will cause immense joy and the compulsion to spontaneously sing along. Come ashore with the Very Model of A Modem Major General. the Pirate King, and a banjo-picking Mabel. The show features beach balls, sunshine (the artificial kind) and tons of fun music. REAGLE MUSIC THEATRE 617 Lexington St., Waltham, MA 781-891-5600 www.ReagleMusicTheatre.org CHICAGO -- June 13th through June 23rd. The longest running American musical makes its Reagle debut! This "killer" Tony and Oscar- winning musical follows the merry murderesses Roxie Hart, Velma Kelly and their slick lawyer Billy Flynn through 1920's Chicago wlth the fabulous choreography in the style of Bob Fosse and iconic Kander and Ebb tunes: "All that Jazz," "Razzle Dazzle," "We Both Reached for the gun" and more! CUTLER MAJESTIC THEATRE 219 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 617-824-8400 www.ArtsEmerson.org ALMIRA -- June 9th through June 16th. Written when Handel was only 19, Almira tells a story of intrigue and romance at the Court of Castile. The opera features a trio of love triangles as the newly-crowned queen Almira and two princesses navigate the ever- shifting affections of a brave soldier, a loyal aide and a mysterious foreign ambassador. These lovelorn charac- ters must overcome misunderstand- ings, jealousies, duels and dungeons on their way to a joyously happy ending. WILBUR THEATRE 246 Tremont St., Boston, MA www.TheWilburTheatre.com SPANK: -- Now through June ist. Part Chippendales, part Second City - all in one delicious package! SPANK! is a high energy musical parody of Fifty Shades of Grey, the risque novel which re- cently surpassed Harry Potter to be- come the fastest selling paperback of all time. SPANK! was conceived (be- have, now) by and directed by Jim Millan, whose credits include The Kids in the Hall, Larry King Standing Up, Marijuanalogues with Tommy Chong, and Mythbusters Live. Mature audiences only. Stay after the show for a photo with Mr. Dangerous him- self and meet the cast (not applicable on Friday and Saturday 7:00 pm per- formances, sorry gals). CHARLES PLAYHOUSE 74 Warrenton St., Boston, MA 617-931-2787 or 617-426-6912 www.Charles-Playhouse.com BLUE MAN GROUP -- Ongoing. This giddily subversive off-Broadway hit serves up outrageous and inven- tive theater where three muted, blue- painted performers spoof both con- temporary art and modern technol- ogy. Wry commentary and bemusing antics are matched only by the inge- nious ways in which music and sound are created. The show has recently been updated. BOSTON PLAYWRIGHTS' THEATRE 949 Commonwealth Ave., Boston 617-353-5443 www.BU.edu/hpt/ FROM DENMARK WITH LOVE - June 10th through July ist. A mash- up parody of Shakespeare's Hamlet and the one and only Bond, James Bond. Written by John J King, the play stars Boston's rising legend Daniel Berger-Jones and is directed by BarlowAdamson. DENMARK re- imagines Hamlet as a James Bond adventure, telling Shakespeare's classic tale of revenge through the lens of the most exciting modem cinematic spy. AGANNIS ARENA 925 Commonwealth Ave., Boston 617-358-7000 www.BU.EDU / Agannis / TNA WRESTLING SLAM- MIVERSARY -- Sunday, June 2, 2013. "Slammiversary XI is our biggest show of the summer and we're so ex- cited to bring it to Boston for the very first time," said TNA Entertainment President Dixie Carter. "The North- east has such a great connection to the world of professional wrestling and we can't wait to showcase the Impact Wrestling Superstars to this audience." Impact Wrestling stars in- cluding "The Immortal" Hulk Hogan, "The Icon" Sting, current TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bully Ray, Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle, "The Charismatic Enigma" Jeff Hardy, X Division standouts such as current X Division champion Kenny King and Zema Ion, plus Knockouts champion Velvet Sky and the lovely and lethal Knockouts, are among those expected to appear at Slammiversary XI. CITY HALL PLAZA Government Center,Boston SCOOPER BOWL ICE CREAM FEST -- June 4th through June 6th. Boston's favorite ice cream fest, Scooper Bowl, dishes out I0 or so tons of ice cream, gelato, frozen yo- gurt, and sorbet in this 3-day fundraiser at City Hall Plaza. Now in its 31st year, Scooper Bowl raises money for the Jimmy Fund to benefit cancer research at Dana-Farber. Not only do you get to eat all you want of the ice cream donated by the nation's top frozen dessert companies, but you can vote afterward for your favorite among the 30 or so different flavors on offer. HATCH SHELL, Esplanade, Charles River, Boston EARTHFEST -- Saturday, May 18, 2013. Sponsored by Radio 92.9 and Whole Foods Market. EarthFest con- cert is a free music festival that is hosted yearly on the Esplanade. The concert was created to demonstrate how everyday individuals can reduce their environmental impact. The concert is supported by a variety of sponsors such as Whole Foods Mar- ket, Subaru, MetroPCS, and Boston Globe. These sponsors, along with the other sponsors, set up booths and offer free items to promote their products and demonstrate to concert attendees how their products will aid both the individual and the environ- ment as a whole. Notable performers in years past have been KT Tunstall, The Fray, Los Lonely Boys and Shawn Mullins. In 2012, Earthfest audience was estimated to be over 200,000 people. 20i3 ANNO DELLA CULTURA ITALIANA YEAR OF ITALIAN CULTURE 2013 OF ITALIAN CULTURE BOSTON - PROVIDENCE PROGRAM As of March 21, 2013 For more information and updates call 617. 722,9302 or visit www.consboston.esteri, itfor updates MUSIC & THEATER JUN 3 [ Providence, "Pinocchio, Storia di un Burattino." Performed by Massimiliano Finazzer Flory. PROVIDENCE JUN 11 ] Berklee College of Music, Boston. Concert by Enrico Rava and his Quintet. BOSTON JULY 141 Boston. "La Notte della Taranta." Part of the "Outside the Box" Festival. BOSTON JUL 27 I Tanglewood, Lenox "Requiem" by Giuseppe Verdi. Performed by The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Director Daniele Gatti. LENOX NOV 13-171 The Paramount, Boston. Compagnia Marionette Carlo Colla e Figli Presents "The Sleeping Beauty." BOSTON JUNE 7 I Boston Public Library. italianissimo! A special night of Italian culture, music, fashion and food to raise funds for the creation of the Italian Cultural Center of Boston. BOSTON OCT 16 I Center for European Studies, Harvard University. "Salvemini Colloquium" on Italian history and culture with Prof. Massimo Salvadori. CAMBRIDGE OCT 2013 [ Emmanuel College, Boston. "The Meaning of Machiavelli's Prince." Lecture by Prof. Maurizo Viroli (Princeton). BOSTON NOV 23 [ Brown University, Providence. International Prize: "Boccaccio Afterlife." In cooperation with the American Boccaccio Association (ABA) and the Town of Certaldo on the occasion of the 700 `8 anniversary of Giovanni Boccaccio. PROVIDENCE THROUGH JUL 14 [ RISD Museum, Providence. Exhibition "The Festive City." PROVIDENCE THROUGH JUN 30 ] Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Exhibition "Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane Master Drawings from the Casa Buonarroti." BOSTON MAY 20 - JUN 28 [ City Hall, Boston. "Looking for Hemingway." Exhibition by Franco Azzinari. BOSTON FALL 2013 [ Providence. De Chirico Exhibition. PROVIDENCE FALL 2013 [ Harvard University, Cambridge. International Conference on "Galileo and Sunspots." Organized by Museo Galileo, Firenze Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, Harvard University. In cooperation with NASA. CAMBRIDGE OCT 2013 I Boston. PIB Seminar Series: "Italian and American Policies on Biomedical Research." BOSTON JUN ] MIT and Politecnico of Milan. Joint six-week course for Italian and U.S. students at the Design Department of the Politecnico of Milan. MILAN JUN 16-221 Boston PIB Sailing Championship, in partnership with Scuola Vela Mascalzone Latino and three sailing centers in Boston BOSTON SEP - OCT ] Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. Harvard University, Cambridge. "New Italian Cinema," in cooperation with Cinecitta' and Harvard Film Archive. CAMBRIDGE