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POST-GAZETTEi MAY 31,2013 Page 11 NOW UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN FREE EVENTS Don't miss The Counting Crows along with The Wallflowers at Bank of America Pavilion on June 18th. See the MUSIC SECTION for more details. MUSIC TD GARDEN 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 617-624-1050 BEYONCI~ -- The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour starring Beyonc~ 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. Beyonc~ is one o~ the mosI widely recognized and highly respected women in pop cul- ture. A solo recording artist, actress, "philanthropist and business woman, she has released four #1 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 Beyonc~ as the Top Certified Artist of the 2000s. BANK OF AMERICA PAVILION 290 Northern Ave., Boston, MA STING -- The Back to Buss Tour rolls 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 TickeU (electric fiddle), and Jo Lawry (vocals)! Don't miss the opportunity to see Sting at a smaller venue setting on South Boston's waterfront. THE COUNTING CROWS AND THE WALLFLOWERS -- June 18th. Counting Crows is an American rock band from Berkeley, California, formed in 1991. The band consists of Adam Duritz (lead vocals, piano), David Bryson (guitar), Charlie Gillingham (accordion, keyboards), Dan Vickrey (lead guitar), David Immerglfick (gui- tar, banjo, mandolin), Jim Bogios (drums) and Millard Powers (bass). Counting Crows gained popularity fol- lowing the release of its debut album, August and Everything After (1993), which featured the hit single "Mr. Jones". They have sold more than 20 million albums worldwide and re- ceived a 2004 Academy Award nomi- nation for their song "Accidentally in Love", which was included in the film Shrek 2. The Wallflowers is a rock band from Los Angeles, California, fronted by Jakob Dylan. Formed in 1989 and originally known as The Apples, the ensemble has gone through numerous personnel changes but focuses on Dylan, Rami Jaffee and Greg Richling. They have released six studio albums, one com- pilation album and have had various songs on television and movie soundtracks. They have won two Grammy awards for Best Rock Perfor- mance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and Best Rock Song for their song "One Headlight" in 1998. 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! THE FIDDLER ON THE ROOF -- July I 1 through July 2 I. The winner of nine Tony Awards, this show's universal theme of tradition will leave audiences crying tears of joy, laugh- ter, and sadness featuring Jerome Robbins' original choreography[ LES MISERABLES -- From Au- gust 8 to August 18. The celebrated Tony and Oscar-winning musical makes its long-awaited Reagle debut in a sumptuous and exciting new pro- duction! Featuring: "I Dreamed a Dream," "One Day More," Castle on a Cloud," and "On My Own." This classic show was called "Thrilling, Spectacular, and Unforgettable," by The New York Times and The AP said,"Its melodies are as grandiose as the story, stirring, tuneful and totally capturing the emotion of the moment." CUTLER MAJESTIC THEATRE 219 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 617-824-8400 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 COMCAST CENTER " on their way to a joyously happy 885 S Main St, Mansfield, MA ending. RASCAL FLATTS -- June 14th. CHARLES PLAYHOUSE Since their musical debut in 2000, 74 Warrenton St., Boston, MA Rascal Flairs has sold over 21 million 617-931-2787 or 617-426-6912 albums, 25 million digital downloads and delivered 14 #I singles to the top BLUE MAN GROUP -- Ongoing. of the charts. Rascal Flatts is the most This giddily subversive off-Broadway awarded Country group of the past hit serves up outrageous and inven- decade, earning over 40 trophies tive theater where three muted, blue- from the ACAs, ACMs, AMAs, CMAs, painted performers spoof both con- People's Choice Awards and more with temporary art and modern technol- such hits as What Hurts the Most, ogy. Wry commentary and bemusing Bless The Broken Road, My Wish, antics are matched only by the .inge- Stand, Feels Like Today, Life is a High- nious ways in which music and sound are created. The show has recently way and I Won't Let Go. As one 0f.the hottest-selling acts on tour in any been updated. genre, they've sold over 7 million con- cert tickets and counting. Opening BOSTON PLAYWRIGHTS' the show will be The Band Perry. THEATRE MATCHBOX TWENTY & THE 949 Commonwealth Ave., Boston GOO GOO DOLLS -- August 18th. 617-353-5443 Matchbox Twenty released their de- www.BU.edn/bpt/ but album, Yourself or Someone Like FROM DENMARK WITH LOVE - You, in 1996. While their first single, June 10th through July 1st. A mash- Long Day, was a rock radio-only suc- up parody of Shakespeare's Hamlet cess, the album soon spawned sev- and the one and only Bond, James eral Top 40 singles including Push, 3 Bond. Written by John J King, the A.M., Real World and Back 2 Good. The play stars Boston's rising legend album sold more than 12 million cop- Daniel Berger-Jones and is directed ies in the U.S. alone. Before record- by BarlowAdamson. DENMARK re- ing their second album, Rob Thomas imagines Hamlet as a James Bond collaborated with Itaal Shur on a song adventure, telling Shakespeare's called Smooth for Carlos Santana's classic tale of revenge through comeback album, Supernatural. the lens of the most exciting modem Thomas was supposed to act only as cinematic spy. 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. THEATER AGANNIS ARENA 925 Commonwealth Ave., Boston 617-358-7000 8TONEHAM THEATRE www.BU.EDU/Agannis/ 395 Main Street, Stoneham, MA TNA WRESTLING SLAM- 781-279-2200 MIVERSARY -- Sunday, June 2, 2013. *Slammiversary X[ is our biggest THE MARVELOUS WONDER- show of the summer and we're so ex- ETTES -- From July 7th to July 18th. cited to bring it to Boston for the very Revisit your prom at Springfield High first time," said TNA Entertainment circa 1958. You'll have a crush on this President Dixie Carter. "The North- funny, sweet, frothy musical revue east has such a great connection to that features every hit song you can the world of professional wrestling imagine from the 50s and 60s, includ- and we can't wait to showcase the ing Mr. Sandman, Lollipop, It's My Impact Wrestling Superstars to this Party, Leader of the Pack, It's in His audience." Impact Wrestling stars in- Kiss and Respect. In an effort to bring cluding "The Immortal" Hulk Hogan, the excitement of live theatre to more "The Icon" Sting, current TNA World of our community, Stoneham Theatre Heavyweight Champion Bully Ray, is proud to offer "Pay What You Can." Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle, One hour prior to the first Thursday "The Charismatic Enigma" Jeff Hardy, performance of each Mainstage pro- X Division standouts such as current duction, tickets to that performance X Division champion Kenny King and will be sold on a "Pay What You Can" Zema Ion, plus Knockouts champion basis. Velvet Sky and the lovely and lethal Knockouts, are among those expected REAGLE MUSIC THEATRE to appear at Slammiversary XL 617 Lexington St., Waltham, MA 781-891-5600 CITY HALL PLAZA Government Center,Boston CHICAGO --June 13th through SCOOPER BOWL ICE CREAM June 23rd. The longest running FEST -- June 4th through June 6th. American musical makes its Reagle Boston's favorite ice cream fest, debut! This "killer" Tony and Oscar- Scooper Bowl, dishes out 10 or so winning musical follows the merry tons of ice cream, gelato, frozen yo- murderesses Roxie Hart, Velma Kelly gurt, and sorbet in this 3-day and their slick lawyer Billy Flynn fundraiser at City Hall Plaza. Now in through 1920's Chicago with the 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. NEW ENGLAND A~UARIUM, Central Warf, Boston, MA WORLD OCEAN'S DAY CELEBRA- TION -- Sunday, June 9, 2013. Free, outdoor activities as the Aquarium celebrates World Oceans Day on Central Wharf: They'll have hands- on activities for kids, cooking dem- onstrations and lots to learn about ocean animals. There is plenty to do for the entire family. THE ESPLANADE Along Charles River at the Oval BOSTON POPS FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR -- Celebrate America's birthday on July 3rd and 4th with the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, America's premier Inde- pendence Day celebration. The con- cert features Conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Espla- nade Orchestra, along with special guests, at the historic DCR's Hatch Shell. JUN 3 [ Providence, "Pinocchio, Storia di un Burattino." Performed by Massimiliano Finazzer FloW. PROVIDENCE JUN 11 [ Berklee College of Music, Boston. Concert by Enrico Rava and his Quintet. BOSTON JULY 14 ] Boston. "La Notte della Taranta." Part of the "Outside the Box" Festival. BOSTON JUL 27 I Tanglewood, Lenox "Requiem" by Giuseppe Verdi. Performed by lhe Boston Symphony Orchestra, Director Daniele Gatti. LENOX NOV 13-17 [ Paramount, Boston. Compagnia Marionette Carlo Colla e Figli Presents "'l'he 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 ] 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 I 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 700th anniversary of Giovanni Boccaccio. PROVIDENCE THROUGH JUN 281 City Hall, Boston. "Looking for Hemingway." Exhibition by Franco Azzinari. BOSTON THROUGH JUN 30 ] Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Exhibition "Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane Master Drawings from the Casa Buonarroti." BOSTON THROUGH JUL 14 ] RISD Museum, Providence. Exhibition "The Festive City." PROVIDENCE FALL 2013 J Providence. De Chirico Exhibition. PROVIDENCE FALL 2013 I Harvard University, Cambridge. International Conference on "Galileo and Sunspots." Organized by Museo Galileo, Firenze Istituto Nazionale di Astr6fisica, Harvard University. In cooperation with NASA. CAMBRIDGE OCT 2013 ] Boston. PIB Seminar Series: "Italian and American Policies on Biomedical Research." BOSTON JUN l 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