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POST-GAZETTE, JUNE 14, 2013 Page 11 NOW PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN EVENTS Don't miss The Marvelous Wonderettes on July 7th at Stoneham Theatre: Check the THEATER section for more details. MUSIC BANK OF AMERICA PAVILION 290 Northern Ave., Boston, MA 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-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. THEATER COMCAST CENTER 885 S Main St, Mansfield, MA MATCHBOX TWENTY & THE GOO GO0 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 BEYONCI~ -- July 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 THE MARVELOUS WONDER- ETTES -- Prom 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 CHICAGO -- June 13th through June 23rd. The longest running Ameri- can musical makes its Reagle debut! This "kifier" Tony and Oscar,winning musical follows the merry murder- esses Roxie Hart, Velma Kelly and their slick lawyer Billy Flyrm 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 11 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 -- August 8th to August 18th. The celebrated Tony and Oscar-winning musical makes its long-awaited Reagle debut in a sump- tuous and exciting new productionl 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 said,"Its melodies are as grandiose as the story, stirring, tune- ful and totally capturing the emotion of the moment•" 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 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-imaglnes Hamlet as a James Bond adventure, telling Shakespeare's classic tale of revenge through the lens of the most exciting modern cinematic spy. POSSESIONS - June 20th- June 29th. Escape Artists presents a new play, Possesions, written by Jane Bergeron & Carrie Ann Quinn, and directed by Dawn M Simmons. Two sisters...Beautiful, educated, wealthy beyond imagination. The Kings of England and France sought-~heir hands in marriage. The journey of their lives was all mapped out...then fate stepped in and everything changed. Possesions is a thought-pro- voking new play that weaves together the historical narrative of the Mancini sisters' lives with original texts and contemporary stories that explore how themes in the lives of these fear- less and fascinating women resonate with women's lives today• AGANNIS ARENA 925 Commonwealth Ave., Boston 617-358-7000 www.BU.EDU/Agannis/ AMERICAN IDOL LIVE! -- returns this summer on August 19th for an- other hit Tour to showcase the season's talented top Finalists. AMERICAN IDOL LIVEI gives fans the unique opportunity to be up close and personal with Season 12 Idol Final- ists Amber Holcomb, Angle Miller, Buruell Taylor, Candice Glover, Curtis Finch Jr, Devin Velez, Janelle Arthur, Kree Harrison, Lazaro Arbos, and Paul Jolley. Plus, Aubrey Cleland joins the Tour as the 11th Idol Finalist thanks to the AT&T AMERICAN IDOL@ LIVE! 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 $10 at the event. $5 in advance, for a lim- ited time. Boston City Hall Plaza. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN INSTITUTE 478 Tremont Street, Boston, MA BOSTON JERKFEST -- June 29. Boston JerkFestTM is an out-door/in- door family-friendly Caribbean style THE ESPLANADE food festival that features Jamaican Along Charles River at the Oval jerk spiced food and all things spicy BOSTON POPS FIREWORKS and hot. It will feature top local Car- SPECTACULAR -- Celebrate ibbean Chefs, authentic Caribbean, America's birthday on July 3rd and international and local spicy food for 4th with the Boston Pops Fireworks sale, including specialty foods such Spectacular, America's premier Inde- as: spicy jams, nuts, desserts and tra- pendence Day celebration• The con- ditional homemade drinks from the cert features Conductor Keith Caribbean with entertainment and Lockhart and the Boston Pops Espla- performances for the whole family. It nade Orchestra, along with special also features a Rum & Brew Tasting guests, at the historic DCR's Hatch for 21+ festival attendees. Shell. Locally, the Boston Pops Fire- works Spectacular is an institution seen on WBZ-TV Channel 4. WGBH 1 Guest Street, Boston, MA http: // BOSTON HARBOR ISLANDS studiotours Long Wharf Waterfront, Boston WGBH STUDIO TOURS --Ongo- FREE FERRY DAY -- June 18th. ing. Go behind the scenes for a free Celebrate summer by taking a free 45-minute tour of WGBH's all-digital ferry to Georges Island or Spectacle studios at One Guest Street in Island, two of the most popular Bos- Boston's Brighton neighborhood. ton Harbor Islands! Expect a huge Wednesdays: 2:00 pm 1st and 3rd demand for the free tickets - so arrive Saturdays of each month: 2:00 pm All early to get yours at Boston's Best tours are wheelchair accessible. Ac- Cruises' North Ferry Center on Long cessibility tours for visual or hearing Wharf• impaired can be arranged. 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 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 "q-he Sleeping Beauty." BOSTON OCT 16 I Center for European Studies, Harvard University. "Salvemini Colloquium" on Italian history and culture with Prof. Massimo Salvadori. CAMBRIDGE OCT 30 I Brown University, Providence. "Giornata di studi sull'Italia" 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 NOV8 1 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 7002 anniversary of Giovanni Boccaccio. PROVIDENCE THROUGH JUN28 [ City Hall, Boston. "Looking for Hemingway." Exhibition by Franco Azzinari. BOSTON THROUGH JUN 30 I Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Exhibition "Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane Master Drawings from the Casa Buonarroti." BOSTON THROUGH JUL 14 I RISD Museum, Providence. Exhibition "The Festive City." PROVIDENCE FALL 2013 1 Providence. De Chirico Exhibition. PROVIDENCE OCT 4 I Harvard Universi,,ty, Cambridge. International Conference on Galileo and Sunspots. Organized by Museo Galileo, Firenze Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, Harvard University. In cooperation with NASA. CAMBRIDGE OCT 281 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 [ Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. Harvard University, Cambridge. New Italian Cinema, in cooperation with Cinecitta' and Harvard Film Archive. CAMBRIDGE