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POST-GAZETTE, MAY 23, 2014 Page 11 NOW PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN Don't miss Tales of Olde on May 28 th at Great Scott. Check out the MUSIC SECTION for more details. (Photo courtesy of Mark Davidson) HOUSE OF BLUES 15 Lansdowne Street, Boston 888-693-2583 DANITY KANE -- May 30. Danity Kane is an American girl group com- prising of founding members Aubrey O'Day, Aundrea Fimbres, Shannon Bex and Dawn Richard. Formed on the third iteration of MTV's Making the Band reality TV series in 2005, they were soon signed to Bad Boy Records by Diddy. Danity Kane's self- titled debut studio album was re- leased in 2006 and achieved success in the U.S., shipping a million copies domestically, while spawning two singles with top 10 single "Show Stop- per" and the ballad "Ride for You." Their second studio album, Welcome to the DoUhouse, was released in 2008, following the release of their second top 10 single "Damaged." The band became 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 www.TDGarden.eom 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. GILLETTE STADIUM I Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA (800) 543-1776 .-I  JAY-Z & BEYONCE -- July i. On the Run Tour: Beyonc and Jay Z in partnership with #BeyGood benefit- ting the Shawn Carter Foundation. Jay-Z and Beyonce are heading out On the Run this Summer, bringing their superstar talent to stadiums across the nation. Easily this generation's most iconic power couple, Mr. and Mrs. Carter have teased us since 2008 by making guest appearances on each other's solo albums, but this is the first time you can see the two together in one flawless show, which will in- clude smash collaborations such as Crazy in Love, Deja Vu and the epic Drunk in Love. A dream come true for fans of the married couple, this is the closest to perfection we can imagine! GREAT SCOTT 1222 Commonwealth Avenue, Allston TALES OF aLOE -- May 28. Indic folk-rock band Tales of aide mix ear- nest songwriting, tight musicianship and beautiful harmonies creating sonic atmospheres that toe the line between folk and pop. With a viral YouTube cover of Justin Timberlake's "Pusher Love Girl" and countless sold out Boston hometown shows under their belt, Tales of Olde are offering the 1rst taste of their forthcoming fan- funded EP with the new single, "Why." This album release party promises to be a blowout. r DANCE THE HANOVER THEATRE 2 Southbridge St., Worcester 877-571-SHOW (7469) 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 love story. The musical features an original pop score from multi Iep,ammy Award-winners Dave Rt, .on half of the 80s pop duo the Eurythmics, and Glen Ballard, co-writer with Alanis Morissette on the multi-platinum album Jagged HEALTH & FITNESS ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS "The Sicilian Corner" -- 10:00 am to Noon every Friday with hosts Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The Italia Show" with Nunzio DiMarca every Sunday from 9:00 am to Noon. Go to www.1110wccmam.corra "Italia Oggi" -- Sundays 11:00 am to Noon with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM. Go to "Dolce Vita Radio" m DJ RocGardarco Mesiti 11:00 am-l:00 pm; Sundays 90.7 FM or online www.djrocco.cont "The Nick Franciosa Show" -- Sundays from Noon to 3:00 pm on WLYN 1360 AM and WAZN 1470 AM. "Guido Oliva Italian How"- 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 Ran Della Chiesa presents Tony's Place. Visit www.MusicNotNoise.corra "L'Italia Chiamo Italian Radio Show" hosted by Stefano Marehese and Emanuele Capoano -- Thursdays 2:00 pro-4:00 pro. Visit or; email: Tel. 857-334-0868. 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 -- Now through June 8. Mary Lennox, a young orphan, is sent to England to live with her reclusive 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. BOSTON OPERA HOUSE 539 Washington St., Boston, MA 617-259-3400 PHANTOM OF THE OPERA -- June 26 through July 20. A mysteri- ous deformed musical genius stalks the Paris Opera, passing his time ter- rorizing the members of the company and its owners. But when he hears the beautiful and innocent chorus girl Christine Daae sing he fails in love, teaching this young soprano to sing the Music of the Night. Believing him to be her guardian angel, Christine blossoms under his tutelage. But when she becomes engaged to another man, he hatches a terrifying plot to kidnap her, and he will murder any- body who gets in his way. Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash musicalization of the Gaston Leroux novel won the 1988 Tony Award for Best Musical. Now a new era beckons for Broadway megahit Phantom -- beginning with the launch of a national tour of a newly reimagined production. REGENT THEATRE 7 Medford Street, Arlington 781-646-4849 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 LiUey 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 LEGENDS OF BOSTON COMEDY -- June 14. This amazing lineup stars Boston comedy superstar Lenny Clarke, "The Godfather of Boston Comedy," Don avln, "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 four performers in the icon category for comedy fans of all ages. They are ready with hilarious material, impeccable stage presence, and some of the best Boston accents you've ever heard. CASINO BALLROOM 169 Ocean Boulevard Hampton Beach, NH 603-929-4100 BILL COSBY -- August 16. Over the past century, few entertainers have achieved the legendary status of William H. Cosby Jr. His successes span five decades and virtually all media, remarkable accomplishments for a kid who emerged from humble beginnings in a Philly project. In the 1960s, his stand-up act was a coast- to-coast sensation, spawning a string of hilarious, best-selling comedy al- bums, which went on to win eight Gold Records, five Platinum records and five Grammy Awards. His role on TV's I Spy made him the first African- American to co-star in a dramatic se- ries, breaking television's racial bar- rier and winning three Emmy Awards. In the 1980s, he again rocked the tele- vision world with the The Cosby Show, a gentle, whimsical and hugely suc- cessful series that single-handedly revived the family sitcom {and rescued NBC). With hit movies like Uptown Sat- urday Night and best-selling books like Fatherhood, Bill Cosby is quite simply a national treasure with the unique ability to touch people's hearts. WILBUR THEATRE 246 Tremont St.. Boston, MA 617-248-9700 BOB NEWHART -- May 30. Noted for his deadpan and slightly stammer- ing delivery, Newhart came to promi- nence in the 1960s when his album The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart was a worldwide bestseller and reached number one on the Billboard pop album chart. The follow-up album, The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back! was also a massive success, and the two albums held the Billboard number one and number two spots simultaneously. Newhart later went into acting, starring in two prize- winning situation comedies, first as psychologist Dr. Robert "Bob" Hariley on the sitcom The Bob Newhart Show and then as innkeeper Dick Loudon on the sitcom Newhart. Newhart also appeared in film roles such as Major Major in Catch-22 and Papa Elf in E/f He provided the voice of Bernard in the Walt Disney animated films The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under. In 2013 he guest starred in three episodes of The Big Bang Theory, for one of which he won his first Primetime Emmy Award on Septem- ber 15, 2013. 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 screen! 2THEXTREME: MATHALIVE! -- 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 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. r SPECIAL EVENTS HYNES CONVENTION CENTER 900 Boylston Street, Boston 617-954-2000 www.MassConvention, cam 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 entertainment. 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, The acclaimed dessert paradise brings more than 200 pounds of chocolate to diners, and to celebrate the land- mark anniversary, Excutive Chef Mark Sapienza and Pastry Chef Ryan Pike present "Decades of Decadence," fea- turing the most popular desserts from the past 25 years. With a DJ spinning fun upbeat tunes, the all-you-can- enjoy Chocolate Bar feature sta- tions 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 m 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 numerous demanding trials and overcome daunt- ing setbacks before they can achieve mutual trust, faith and harmony. WILBUR THEATER 246 Tremont Street, Boston 617-248-9700 www.TheWilbur.c0m JEFF TIMMONS OF 98 DEGREES PRESENTS "MEN OF THE STRIP" -- June 13. Jeff Timmons, found- ing member of the internationally acclaimed, multi-platinum, Grammy Nominated selling group 98 Degrees, teamed up with Glenn Douglas Packard, Emmy nominated choreog- rapher to the biggest names in the entertainment industry, to assemble the hippest, hottest and sexiest male entertainers for a fresh take on the "Male Revue." This show is all about the ladies, we picked a variety of talented sexy guys to each girls liking, the music is what girls dance to and the moves are going to make the woman scream. It's all about the GIRL POWER!" For more information on "Men of The Strip" go to THE CROSBY WHISTLE STOP 24 Roland Street, Charlestown, MA www.Bost SWING DANCE EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT -- Come and check out Boston's most exciting swing dance. Conveniently located in Sullivan Square less than a 5 minute walk from the T, with free parking also avail- able. A killer line up of DJ's and live bands every Pfiday night. Beautiful 3,000 sq ft dance hall with exposed brick. A beginning lesson is included in the price of admission from 8:00- 9:00 pm prior to social dancing from 9:00 pm-12:00 am. No partner or prior experience is required. All ages and dance levels welcome. HYNES CONVENTION CENTER 900 Boylston Street, Boston 617-954-2000 HEALTH AND FITNESS EXPO -- June 14-15. The Health and Fitness Expo offers fun activities with lots of information on products and services that relate to healthy living. Free health screenings, free fitness activi- ties, cooking demonstrations, celeb- rity appearances, talks given by BMC doctors and education and informa- tion about health, exercise and more. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about health and wellness while hav- ing FUN with your friends and familyI For a complete schedule of events, exhibits, speakers and celebrity ap- pearances, please visit the official Health & Fitfiess Expo website: bostonhealthexpo.cortr