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POST-GAZETT-E; JUNE 8, 2012 Page 11 NOW PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN MUSEUMS ITALIAN EVENTS & PROGRAMS Manhattan Transfer celebrates their 40 =h anniversary with two performances at Scullers Jazz Club. See MUSIC SECTION for further details. TD GARDEN 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 617-624-1050 NEIL DIAMOND - June 23, 2012. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and 2011 Kennedy Center Honoree, will take his greatest hits on the road on a much-anticipated North American tour. Nell Diamond has had numerous hits including: "Forever in Blue Jeans," "Cherry, Cherry," "Sweet Caroline," "I'm a Believer," "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon," "You Don't Bring Me Flowers," "Red, Red Wine," "America" and many more. Nell's musical career spans nearly five decades. AEROSMITH -- July 17 & 19, 2012. America's greatest rock and roll band, will start your summer sizzling and have you dancing around the fires of rock n" roll again. After blowing away audiences in South America and Ja- pan, the Bad Boys from Boston are back to rock America's soul, with The Global Warming Tour. The band cel- ebrated their fortieth anniversary in 2010 and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. This quintessen- tial live act truly defined rock and roll as we know it, bringing their heart- pounding sound and millions of fans to their feet over the past four de- cades. Aerosmith are a living piece of American music history, having sold over 150 million albums worldwide and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Cheap Trick will open the show. BANK OF AMERICA PAVILION 290 Northern Ave, Boston, MA www.LiveNation.eom AN EVENING WITH YANNI UNDER THE STARS -- Sunday, June I0, 2012. Of the artists who rose to popularity as part of the new age music boom of the 1980s and '90s. few (if any) enjoyed greater or more lasting success than Yanni. Compos- ing and performing instrumental mu- sic with a pronounced sense of drama, dynamics, and romanticism, Yanni broke through to a significantly larger audience than his peers, thanks to adult alternative radio airplay and a commanding performance style that attracted fans through frequent ap- pearances on public television as well as world-wide concert tours. NORAH JONES -- Sunday, July I, 2012. Norah Jones has set a May 1 release date for Little Broken Hearts (Blue Note/EMI), her stunning new album produced by Danger Mouse (aka Brian Burton). Jones has also re- vealed the album cover and track list- ing of the 12-song set, which features original songs co-written by Jones and Burton. Jones first emerged on the world stage 10 years ago with the 2002 release of Come Away With Me, her self-descrlbed "moody little record" that introduced a singular new voice and grew into a global phenomenon, sweeping the 2003 Grammy Awards. CITI PERFORMING ARTS CENTER WANG 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA (617) 482-9393 EARTH WIND & FIRE -- June 12, 2012 The legendary band embark on their first concert dates of the 2012 "Guiding Lights" summer concert tour. Earth, Wind & Fire's music con- tinues to be among the most plays songs in the world. The group's new single, "Guiding Lights" is currently 30 on the Billboard Urban Adult Chart. Earth, Wind & Fire has performed live to sold-audiences on every continent and is led by founding members, Philip Bailey, Verdine White and Ralph Johnson. SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB AT THE DOUBLETREE Suites by Hilton Hotel Boston 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA 617-562-4111 www.SeullersJazz.eom MANHATTAN TRANSFER -- June 26-27, 2012. Enjoy the sounds of Manhattan Transfer' with hits such as Operator, Chanson D'Amour, The Boy from New York City, Route 66 and many more as they celebrate their 40 TM year anniversary tour. Shows at 8:00 pm and i0:00 pm. S )ecia Events NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE 62 Dunham Road, Beverly, MA 978-232-7200 HELLO, DOLLYI --June 12-24, 2012. When matchmaker, Dolly Levi, is hired to arrange a marriage for the miserly half-a-millionaire, Horace Vandergelder, she finds him the per- fect mate -- herselfl But first she must rejoin the race of life she stopped run- nlng when she was widowed and win the heart of her unsuspecting "hus- band-to-be". Filled with elaborate cos- tumes, high-energy choreography and brimming with joyful tunes, Hello, Dolly is a delectable treat for all ages. ANNIE - July 17-29, 2012. One of the world's best-loved musicalsl Arm/e, tells the charming story of a spunky Depression-Era orphan determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. In her fun filled adventures, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's schemes, befriends the President and finds a new family in billionaire 0liver Warbucks, his sec- retary Grace and a lovable mutt named Sandy. ALL SHOOK UP - August 14-26, 2012. An uproarious new musical fea- turing the unforgettable hits of Elvis PresleyI All Shook Up is the romantic and whacky, mixed-up tale of a guitar playin" roustabout who rides into a struggling town and turns it upside- down. With a hilarious story inspired by one of Shakespeare's greatest comedies and written by Joe DiPietro, writer of Memphis, this fun and excit- ing musical guarantees to have you jumpin" out of your blue suede shoes! BOSTON OPERA HOUSE 539 Washington St., Boston, MA 617-259-3400 MAMMA MIAI - June 19 through June 24, 2012. Set in a beach resort in the Mediterranean, Mamma M/at tells the story of Sophie. a bride- to-be with one wish: to have her absent father walk her down the aisle. After reading passages about three old lovers in her mom's diary, Sophie sends each a wedding invitation in hopes of learning which is her dad. The arrival of the men from her past is surprising to Donna, Sophie's fiercely independent mother, who prides herself on getting through life without a man, and highly amus- ing to Donna's two best gal pals. The more Sophie and her mother struggle to find troth and understand- ing, the more it threatens to tear them apart and wreck Sophie's dream wedding. BOSTON HARBOR HOTEL 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston 617-439-7000 Boston Harbor Hotel Presents the Summer in the City Entertainment Series MOVIES BY MOONLIGHT offers a chance to revisit Hollywood's silver screen and modem classics. The 2012 series begins with a showing on June 15 th and continues every Friday evening through August 31 st. In honor of its 25 th Anniversary, the Boston Harbor Hotel will feature movies from 1987 for the month of August. The cool evening breeze and view from the terrace of the Rowes Wharf Sea Grille set the stage to enjoy these classic films by the sea. Movies begin at dusk. June 15 The Way We Were; June 22 Johnny Dangerously; June 29 The Magnificent Seven; July 6 Yankee Doodle Dandy; July 13 An American in Paris; July 20 On the Waterfront; July 27 Jaws; August 3 Princess Bride; August I0 Moonstruck; August 17 Planes, Trains & Automobiles; August 24 Dirty Dancing and August 31 Roxanne. Movies and performances are sub- ject to change, weather permitting. For a complete listing of the City Entertainment Series, please visit HATCH SHELL, Esplanade, Charles River, Boston 27TH ANNUAL FREE FRIDAY FLICKS MOVIE SERIES June 15 Happy Feet Two; July 13 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island; July 20 The Muppets; July 27 Cars 2; August 3 Kung Fu Panda 2; August I0 Zookeeper; August 17 Puss in Boots and August 24 The Lorax. TD GARDEN 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 617-624-1050 THE TRADITION -- June 27, 2012. The Sports Museum is proud to announce this year's honorees for "The Tradition." Celebrating its 1P h year, "The Tradition" is the annual summer event that honors distinguished New England athletes. Red Sox Legend Pedro Martinez leads the honoree lineup. Also included are Honorees: Alexi Lalas, deremy Jacobs, Robert Parish, Chris Ernst and Rodney Harrison for the Signature Summer Celebration of Boston Sports. MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON Avenue of the Arts 465 Huntington Avenue Boston, Massachusetts 617-267-9300 TTY: 617-267-9703 THE INVENTION OF FANTASY EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY VENICE -- Now through September 30, 2012. Venice in the eighteenth century, the age of Casanova, was one of the pleasure centers of Europe, famed for its theater and opera and its carnival maskers. Even today, the city, when compared with ordinary cities, appears to be a fantasy, a dream, a hallucina- tion. Giovanni Battista Tiepolo's voluptuous painted cloudscapes with figures opened illusionistic light- filled vistas in ceilings; his drawings and prints have a comparable aerial lightness and luminosity. He was assisted by his son Domenico, who, when he retired from painting about 1785, concentrated on making fin- ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS "The Sicilian Corner" I0:00 am to 12 Noon every Friday with host Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The Italian Show" with Nunzio DiMarca every Sunday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Go to www. "Italia Oggl" Sundays 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM www. "Dolce Vita Radio" DJ Rocco Mesiti 11:00 am-l:00 pm Sundays 90.7 FM or online "The Nick Franciosa Show" Sun- days from 12 Noon to 3:00 pm on WLYN 1360 AM and WAZN 1470 AM. "Guido Oliva Italian Hour" 8:00 am-9:00 am Sundays on WSRO 650 AM and online at "Radio Italia Unita" - Thursdays 2:00 pm-3:00 pm on radio or itunes, college radio click on Zumix. For more information, log onto "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 WYNDHAM HOTEL, ANDOVER 123 Old River Rd., Andover, MA 1-978-346-9496 AN EVENING OF ITALIAN ROMANCE featuring MICHAEL AMANTE and MARISSA FAMIG- LIETTI -- Saturday, June 9, 2012. Michael Amante is affectionately known as the "People's Tenor." He has been crowned the "Prince of High C's" for his ability to hit and sustain with ease, one of the highest notes of a tenor's voice. With Michael's long history of singing popular Rock and Gospel music, coupled with extensive classical Bel-Canto training, he is able to sing even higher with a strength and mastery rarely heard anywhere in the world. Being able to produce these notes consistently within the context of a moving line and in con- junction with a beautiful sound, re- quires not only talent, but skilled use of technique. The most prolific tenor of all time, Luciano Pavarotti, the King of High C's," once described the feeling this way: "Excited and happy, but with a strong undercurrent of fear. The moment I actually hit the note, I almost lose consciousness. A physi- cal, animal sensation seizes me. Then I regain control." Amante experiences this thrilling sensation as well. BERKLEE PERFORMANCE CENTER 136 Massachusetts Avenue Boston MA 02115 s PINO DANIELE LIVE IN BOSTON -- Saturday, June 9, 2012. Pino Daniele is an influential Italian jazz- fusion guitarist. From the beginning ished drawings on biblical and mytho- logical themes, as well as remarkably playful and whimsical scenes of Venetian daily life. The Museum's The Milliner's Shop (above) is one of the finest of these drawings. Other artists in the exhibition include Canaletto and the early Piranesi. MUSEUM OF SCIENCE I Science Park, Boston, MA 617-723-2500 LOST EGYPT: ANCIENT SECRETS, MODERN SCIENCE -- Now through September 3, 2012. A new, temporary exhibit that will pro- vide visitors with an immersive quest for knowledge that reveals how ar- cheologists use modern science and technology to uncover and under- stand the ancient civilization of Egypt. Through hands-on challenges, authentic artifacts, and guidance from real archeologists, visitors will unearth the mysteries of Egypt, its culture and its people. This interac- tive exhibit features a real human mummy and animal mummies, as well as scans, forensic facial recon- structions and for the first time ever, a life-size rapid prototype of a mummy in a stage of "unwrapping." Visitors can also explore a recreation of an Egyptian tomb and authentic art and artifacts from the daily life and funerary culture of ancient Egypt. "The interactive nature of this exhibit makes it a truly unique educational experience," said Paul Leyden, complex director at RBC Wealth Management. "We are pleased to sponsor this exhibit for the Boston community." of his career, it was evident that his passion lay in rock and blues. His solo debut, Terra Mia, sung in Neapolitan, was the first example of what Daniele called "taramblfl," a combination of tarantella, rhumba, and blues. In 1979 his self titled record was releasedl fol- lowed by Nero a Metd in 1980. In 1989 Daniele took a step toward greater commercial success with the release of Mascalzone Latino. followed by 1991's Un Uomo in Blues, 1993's Che Dio Ti Bened/ea (which had two tracks produced by Chick Corea), 1995's Non Calpestare I Fiori Nel Deserto, 1997"s Dimmi Cosa Succede Sulla Terra, and 2000's Medina. Two years later the singer teamed up with fellow Italian stars Francesco DeGregori, Ron, and Fiorella Mannoia for a tour, captured on the appropriately titled In Tour. In 2005 Daniele released Iguana Caf. Between 2005 and 2010, Daniele re- leased three more studio albums: // Mio Nome e Pino Daniele e Vivo Qui, Ricomincio da 30 and Electric Jam. In 2010, Daniele released his 13 th studio album, Boog/e Boog/e Man. FRANCO CORSO: A TRIBUTE TO ANDREA BOCELLI AND FRIENDS -- Saturday, September 15. With a voice that melts hearts and instills passion, Franco Corso is the newest Italian singing sensation in America. His dis- tinctive and powerful baritone voice has been called elegant and provoca- tive. With award-winning singer- songwriter Briana Cash. DANTE ALIGHIERI SOCIETY 41 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA 617-876-5160 ASSOCIAZIONE LUCCHESI NEL MONDO, BOSTON CHAPTER DINNER DANCE -- June 23, 2012. The Associazione Lucchesi Nel Mondo, Boston Chapter announces it will hold its First Annual Dinner Dance. The event will feature Italian foods, music and wine. Tickets and/ or memberships can be purchased by contacting Franca Richard at 781-729- 8721 or WILBUR THEATRE 246 Tremont St., Boston, MA SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO -- September 14, 2012. What's Wrong With people? asks Sebastian Maniscalco in his hilarious new hit stand-up special airing on Showtime. In What's Wrong with People, he brings his witheringly sarcastic and exasperated take on modern behav- ior and decorum, trying to bridge the gap between the Italian-American Old World he grew up in and the world we live in today. The result is an origi- nal, highly relatable stand-up com- edy tour-de-force that has Sebastian performing sold-out concerts world- wide. qlh