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POST-GAZETTE, JUNE 7, 2013 Page 11 NOW PLAYING p FREE EVENTS UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN Don't miss The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular this 4th of July! details. Check the FREE EVENTS section for more BANK OF AMERICA PAVILION 290 Northern Ave., Boston, MA www.LiveNation.com STING -- The Back to Bass Tour rolls into Boston on Friday, June 21, 2013 with Sting performing many of his greatest hits joined by a 5-plece 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. 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 Immerghck (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 fdm 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. SPECIAL EVENTS COMCAST CENTER 885 S Main St, Mansfield, MA www.LiveNation.com 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 #1 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 and 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 GO0 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 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 Iris, Slide and Black Balloon, just to name a few. This concert is a "do not miss" event. TD GARDEN 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 617-624-1050 www.TDGarden.eom BEYONC] ---duly 23rd. The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour promises to be the entertainer's most ambitious undertaking to date. It is expected 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 culture. A solo recording artist, actress, philan- thropist and business woman, she has released four # I solo albums and has sold over 75 million albums world- wide. Her work has earned her nu- merous awards and accolades, includ- ing 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. STONEHAM THEATRE 395 Main Street, Stoneham, MA 781-279-2200 www.StonehamTheatre.org THE MARVELOUS WONDER- ETTES -- From July 7th to July 18th. Revisit your prom at Springfield High circa 1958. You'll have a crush on this funny, sweet, frothy musical revue that features every hit song you can imagine from the 50s and 60s, includ- ing Mr. Sandman, Lollipop, It's My Party, Leader of the Pack, It's in His Kiss and Respect. In an effort to bring the excitement of live theatre to more of our community, Stoneham Theatre is proud to offer "Pay What You Can." One hour prior to the first Thursday performance of each Mainstage pro- duction, tickets to that performance will be sold on a "Pay What You Can" basis. REAGLE MUSIC THEATRE 617 Lexington St., Waltham, MA 781-891-5600 www.ReagleMnsicTheatre.org CHICAGO -- June 13th through June 23rd. The longest running Ameri- can musical makes its Reagle debut! This "killer" Tony and Oscar-winning musical follows the merry murder- esses Roxie Hart, Velma Kelly and their slick lawyer Billy Flynn through 1920"s Chicago with 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! THE FIDDLER ON THE ROOF July I i through July 21. 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 MISIRABLES -- August 8th to August 18th. The celebrated Tony and Oscar-winnlng musical makes its long-awaited Reagle debut in a sump- tuous and exciting new production! Featuring: "I Dreamed a Dream," "One Day More," Castle on a Cloud," and "On My Own." This classic show was called "Thrilling, Spectacular, and Un- forgettable," by The New York Times and The AP saidFIts melodies are as grandiose as the story, stirring, tune- ful and totally capturing the emotion of the moment." CUTLER MAJESTIC THEATRE 219 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 617-824-8400 www.ArtsEmerson.org ALMIRA June 9th to June 16th Written when Handel was only 19. Almira tells a story of intrigue and ro- mance 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. CHARLES PLAYHOUSE 74 Warrenton St., Boston, MA 617-931-2787 or 617-426-6912 www.Charles-Playhouse.eom 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/bpt/ FROM DENMARK WITH LOVE - June 10th to July 1st. 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 Barlow Adamson. 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 / AMERICAN IDOL LIVEI -- returns this summer on August 19th for an- other hit Tour to showcase the season's talented top Finalists. AMERICAN IDOL LlVEI gives fans the unique opportunity to be up close and personal with Season 12 Idol Final- ists Amber Holcomb, Angle Miller, Burnell Taylor, Candice Glover, Curtis Pinch Jr, Devin Velez, Janelle Arthur, Kree Harrison, Lazaro Arbos, and Paul Jolley. Plus, Aubrey Cleland joins the Tour as the I Ith Idol Finalist thanks to the AT&T AMERICAN IDOL@ LIVEI Tour Fan Save, voted on by the Idol fans. Finalists will perform favorite mo- ments from the season as well as never before seen performances. CITY HALL PLAZA Government Center,Boston PHANTOM GOURMET BBQ BEACH PARTY -- June 21-23. The biggest rib fest on the East Coast, and one of the premiere BBQs in the na- tion! The greatest barbecue teams in the world from Australia to Texas to Virginia, plus your favorite summer foods, beer gardens, tons of sand, and music. Phans can bring beach chairs and towels. The event will take place Friday and Saturday noon-9:45pm and Sunday noon-6:45pm. Tickets are $I0 at the event. $5 in advance, for a lim- ited time. Boston City Hall Plaza. www.bbq.phantomgourmet.com. DANTE ALIGHIERI SOCIETY 41 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA, 617-876-5160 www.DanteMass.org LEARN TO SPEAK ITALIAN -- Classes will be held on Tuesday eve- nings from 7:00PM to 9:30PM starting on Tuesday, June 11th. For detailed course information, please visit www.dantemass.org. NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM, 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 Spectactilar, 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. Locally, the Boston Pops Fire- works Spectacular is an institution seen on WBZ-TV Channel 4 from 8:00PM to 11:00PM OF ITALIAN CULTURE I =  BOSTON :: P PROGRAM of March 2I, 2013 JUN 111 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 [ Tanglewood, Lenox "Requiem" by Giuseppe Verdi. Performed by The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Director Andris Nelsons Gatti. LENOX OCT 6 [ Brown University, Providence. Cameristi della Scala performing Verdi. PROVIDENCE NOV 13-17 [ The Paramount, Boston. Compagnia Marionette Carlo Colla e Figli Presents qhe Sleeping Beau.' 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 30 ] Brown University, Providence. "Giornata di studi sulrltalia" With the presence of Romano Prodi. PROVIDENCE NOV 1-10 1 Dartmouth College, University of Rhode Island. Italian preeminent authors: Carmine Abbate at URI and Dartmouth. HANOVER, KINGSTON NOV 8 [ 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  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 "q-he Festive City." PROVIDENCE FALL 2013 [ Providence. De Chirico Exhibition. PROVIDENCE OCT 4 [ 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 28 ] Boston. PIB Seminar Series: "Italian and American Policies on Biomedical Research." BOSTON JUN 16-221 Boston PIB Sailing Championship, in partnership with Scuola Vela Mascalzone Latino and three sailing centers in Boston BOSTON SEP 13-29 I Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. Harvard University, Cambridge. New Italian Cinema," in cooperation with Cinecitta' and Harvard Film Archive. CAMBRIDGE