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POST-GAZE'I-rE, JUNE 17, 2016 PAGE 11 NOW PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN Enjoy the Sounds of Italy with Stefano Marchese & Andrea Pejrolo. See MUSIC SECTION for more details. Sing Broadway, celebrating a career of unparalleled creative achievement. Every ticket purchased online includes a CD of Streisand's new album, which will be released later this year. the Billboard 200 in 2015. Trainor released the first stogie, "No," from Thank You in March, and =Better~ featuring Yo Gotti in April. Trainor won Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards in February. XFINITY CENTER 885 S. Main St., Mansfield, MA www.LiveNation.com TOBY KEITH -- July 22, 2016. Toby Keith never fails to give his dedicated fans a dynamite and groundbreaking yet personal performance ... so it's no wonder that people rem_rn time and time again to see the country superstar LIVE! Grab your opportunity to catch one of the most highly-anticipated tours of the entire year ... tickets are guaranteed to sell fast, so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment! JIMMY BUFFETT & THE CORAL REEFER BAND -- August 20, 2016. Singer, songwriter, author, actor, and businessman Jimmy Buffett has been a staple on the American concert circuit since the early 1970s. Known for his anecdotal songs about a laid-back life on the beach, Buffett has described his music as "drunken Caribbean rock ~n' roll," or GuK-and-Western, as it has been dubbed by others. Buffett moved to Nashville in the late 1960s with the dream of becoming a country singer, and he released his debut album in 1970. After his first marriage fell apart, he left Nashville for Key West and it was there that he developed the easy-going beach-bum persona that he has become known for. With 28 studio albums under his belt, and sell-out shows year after year, it's no wonder that Buffett has amassed a large and incredibly loyal following known as =Parrot Heads." Buf- fett will deliver an unforgettable night of fun times, hilarious stories and great music!I! SHALIN LIU Pr FORMANCE CEIYI R a7 Main Street, MA 978-545-7391 inf md.org BOOKER T. JONI~-- July 28, 2016. One of the godfathers and architects of soul music, organist Booker T. Jones stands as a true American musical icon. With his band, the MG's, he had massive soul-funk hits like the classics "Green Onions" and =Time is Tight" among others. As keyboardist for the Stax Records house band, Jones played on MUSIC DANCE BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC .resurgence in the last several years, with David Friend Recital Hall the 2009 comeback record Potato Hole 921 Boylston Street, Boston BLUE HILLS BANK PAVILION (which featured The Drive-by Truckers m.Berklee.Edu/Events/ 290 Northern Ave., Boston, MA acting as his backing band. Since then, David-Frlend-Recital-hall www.LiveNation.com a new generation of stars like Gary SOUNDS OF ITALY -- June 20, YANNI--July26,2016.ThisisYanni Clark Jr., My Morning Jacket's Jim 2016; Berklee College of Music proudly as you know him best, performing his James, and others have been lining up presents Scanzonat/, a new project that instrumental hits from shows that have to collaborate with the soul music hero. once again brings together jazz singer become famous around theworld. Fans In 2011, he released The Road from Stefano Marchese and Andrea Pejrolo, will witness Yanni and his world-class Memph/sthat showcased hip-hop group assistant chair of the Contemporary musicians as they take the stage to The Roots as his backing band. His most Writing and Production Department, to perform his greatest instrumental hits, recent record, 2013's Sound the Alarm, express their love for the widely known made famous in his shows from The was met with universal critical acclaim. =canzone" form. Stefano Marchese - Acropolis in Greece, The Taj Mahai in THE KINGSTON TRIO -- August 28, vocals, Andrea Pejrolo - bass, Somer India, The Forbidden City in China and 2016. Known for their role in the folk O~rien - accordion, Dan Ian Smith - The Royal Albert Hall in England. For the revival of the early '60s, their iconic soprano sax, John Muratore - guitar, first time ever, the live show will also in- takes on traditional folk classics like and Renato Milone- drums. Under the troduce music from Yanni's new album "Tom Dooley," and for their trademark auspices of Consulate General of Italy Truth of Touch, which is the composer's three-part harmonies, The Kingston in Boston. Admission is free. first album of original studio music in Trio returns to Rockport for an unfor- TD GARDEN almost a decade. Come hear the music gettable evening of vintage folk clas- 100 Legends Way, Boston, ~ that touches the world, sics. Currently featuring the talents 617-624-1050 MEGHAN TRAINOR: The Untouch- of George Grove, Bill Zorn, and Rick m.TDCvazclen.com able Tour -- September 24, 2016. Dougherty, the Trio will perform be- STREIBAND -- August 16, The 22-year-old singer will kick off loved hits like "M.TA," Worried Man," 2016. BarbraStreisand, the only record- the Untouchable Tour on July 144in "Greenback Dollar," and '~here Have ingartist or group to achieve #1 albums Vaneouver, Canada, and bringthe tour All the Flowers Gone.~ among many in each of six decades, will bring her to a close September 244 in Boston. other favorites. This summer, the Trio legendary live performance to Boston in Untouchable promotes Trainor's new will be the subject of a high profile PBS August. Streisand will perform her hits album, Thank You, which was released special rifled The ICmgston Trio: An All- from each decade, plus songs from her on May 134. Thank You is the followup Star Celebration_ new album, ENCORE: Movie Partners to Title, which debuted at No. 1 on COMEDY MUSEUMS ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS =The Sicilian Corner" -- every Friday i0:00 am to Noon with hosts Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The Best in Italian Music" with Nunzio DiMarca every Sunday from 9:00 am to Noon. Go to www. 11 lOwccmarmcorm "Italia Oggi" -- Sundays 11:00 am to Noon with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM. "Dolce Vita Radio" -- Sundays DJ Rocco Mesiti 11:00 am-l:00 pm; 90.7 FM or online www.djrocco.corm "The Nick Franciosa Show" -- Sundays from Noon to 3:00 pm on WLYN 1360 AM. "Guido Oliva Italian Hoar" -- Sundays 8:00 am-9:00 am on WSRO 650 AM and online at www.wsro.corm ~Tony's Place" on MusicAmerica WPLM FM 99.1 -- Sundays 7:00 pm-2:00 am on MusicAmerica. Host Ron Della Chiesa presents Tony's Place. Visit www.MusicNotNoise.corm =L'Italla Chiamo Italian Radio Show" hosted by Stefano Marchese and Meazzini- Thursdays 3:00 pm-4:15 pm. Visit litaliachiamo.eom; email: litaliachiamoshow@gmail.com. Tel. 857-334-0868. "Intorvallo Mnsleale" -- Sundays 10:00-10:30 am; Host Carmine Guarino on WUNR 1600 AM and online at www.wunr.corm SUFFOLK DOWNS 525 McClellan Highway, East Boston CIRQUE DU SOLEIL -- Now through July 10, 2016. Cirque du Soleil's bring~c its Kudos show to Boston for a dazzling performance sure to please the whole family. Part art, part human circus, part_ phantasmagoric spectacle -- nothing quite matches Cirque's unique blend of music, dance, choreography, and acro- batics. This year's performance takes place under the Grand Chapiteau at beautiful Suffolk Downs. LYNN AUDITORIUM 3 City Hall Square, Lynn, MA 781-599-SHOW www.LynnAuditorium.com JACK HANNA'S INTO THE WILD LIVE! -- October 15, 2016. America's most beloved animal expert, Jack Hanna, brings his two-time Emmy Award winning television series to the live stage with Jack.Hanna's Into the Wild Live! In this awe-inspiring event, Jungle Jack will introduce you to some of the world's most spectacular animals. Jack wiU also share humorous stories and amazing exclusive footage from his worldwide adventures. From the jungles of Rwanda to the savannas of Australia, Jack has explored the cor- ners of the globe as one of the most visible and respected animal ambas- sadors. You've seen him appear on David Letterman, Good Morning America, and many others -- now you can enjoy Jungle Jack's infectious energy as he takes you =into the wildV to see some of the most fascinating animals, hve! his entire Paris gig in French, and his Berlin show in German throughout. According to his team, he is planning on learning and performing his shows in Spanish, Russian and Arabic, too. Also a talented impressionist, his three most notable ones include God in the style of James Mason, Sean Conne~ as Noah and other characters, and Mrs, Badcrumble, a Scottish clarinet teacher who was in in fact, his childhood piano teacher. and helped arrange countless semin~ The party will feature a live performance recordings of legends like Otis Redding, by the U:S. Air Force Heritage of America Wilson Pickett, S~m & Dave, Albert King~,' Band Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble. and others. Jones has enjoyed a career And lots of birthday cake! Free event. WANG THEATXR Citi Performing Arts Center 270 Tremont Street BoSton, MA 800-982-2798 www.CitiCenter.org STEVEN TYLER ..: Out on a L/rob -- September 4, 2016. Aerosmith's frontman Out on a Limb Tour will feature Tyler and backing band Loving Mary reworking some of his most famous hits and sharing the stories behind them; he'll also weave in songs from his upcoming country project. Tyler's plans for a solo country career began swirling back in March of 2015. That April, he officially announced his signing with Big Machine Label Group's Dot Records. He released his first country single, =Love is Your Name," last May. With his second country song, "Red, White & You," Tyler proves he already has a solid grip on the genre, proclaiming his love for America, America, and the midnight sky. "When I look in your eyes, all I wanna do is/ Bang, bang, baby like the 4th of July," Tyler sings before shouting out Tom Petty, and sweet potato pie, and in September, Tyler is hoping to debut a full album. WILBUR THEATRE 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 617-248-9700 www.TheWilburTheatre.com BILL MAHER-- August 27, 2016. Bill Maher 1~as set the boundaries of political humour on what is just about allowed op~ American television, yet still manages to push the envelope on a frequent basis. His combination of unflinching honesty and blunt obersations have eamed him a staggering 23 Emmy nominations, and a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. Particularly known for his hugely critical views on religion, Maher's humor squares to the left of center, and has more often than not set his crosshairs on the right-wing political movement (particularly the Tea Party), and shows a vociferous support for universal health care, same-sex marriage and environ- mentalism. However, since the events of 9/11, he has supported racial profiling at transport hubs, and is a supporter of gun rights. As well as his long-running television panel show Real Time with Bill Maher, he is still a keen participant on the political comedy circuit. SHUBERT THEATRE CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS PARK 265 Tremont Street, Boston, MA I00 Atlantic Avenue, Boston 866-348-9738 _. 781-639-6002 www.CiUCenter.org m.FOCCP.org SHOW BOAT -- June 22 through DANCI~' I~THRPARKI--Thursday, July 3, 2016. Based on Edna Ferber's August 44, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. bestselling novel, this grand American Come help the Friends of Christopher musical follows the lives of the per- Columbus Park celebrate their 154 formers, stagehands and dock workers Anniversary with "Past and Present" on the Cotton Blossom, a Mississippi (DJs Bob Remick & Gary Wilson) at the River show boat. A groundbreaking fountain area near Tia's). Free event, show when it debuted in 1927, Show PARTY IN THE PARKI -- Tuesday, Boat continues to touch audiences August 23~d, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. with timeless themes and unforgettable FOCCP is celebrating its 154 anniver- music. Featuring the classic songs =O1' sary in 2016, with a party in the Park! Man River," "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" and "Bill." WANG THEATER Citi Performing Arts Center 270 Tremont Street Boston, MA IMPROVBO~rON 800-982-2798 40 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA www.CiUCenter.org 617-576-1253 MAKS & VAL LIVE ON TOUR -- www.ImprovBoston.com July 6, 2016. Maksim and Valentin MAOIC: THE GATHERING: THE Chmerkovskiy, the hottest stars of SHOW Takes Nerd Comedy to a New ABC's hit show Dandng with the Stars, Level -- July 8, August 12, 2016. An will be coming to the Citi Wang The- improvised, interactive parody tribute atre. Brothers Maksim and Valentin to the iconic nerdcore card game, Magic: Chmerkovskiy are bringing to life The Gathering -- has been capturing the the show they have dreamed about hearts and imaginations of nerds and since childhood, combining an hon- comedy lovers alike since 2011. The est and unfiltered narrative of their audience helps shape the action as two life story, with the world-class dancing, improvisers and a team of misfit fantasy creativity, and passion they are known junkies enlist creatures of good and evil. for. Collaborating with the greatest The wizards and their lackeys improvise choreographers in the business and every adventure, calling on goblins, skel- supported by a cast of fellow dance etons and adorable woodland creatures professionals, the show will surprise to battle one another in a winner-takes- and delight with timeless elegance and all battle for comedy supremacy, steamy seduction. CAPITOL CENTER FOR THE ART8 44 8outh 8trot, Concord, NH 603-225-1111 m.CCANH.com F.J)DIE IZZARD Force M~Jeure- July 31, 2016. The British comedian is often lauded as one of the world's most influenrial comics of the last 20 years, so any chance to see him in his original guise, doing stand-up, live, should be grasped with both hands, and possibly your legs, tool Izzard is a man of many talents; not content winning two Emmy Awards for his Dressed to Kill show, and a movie actor (Valkyrie, Ocean's Twelve, and Ocean's Thirteen}, he is also a keen learner of languages, having performed MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston 617-26%9300 www.MFA.org KENNETH PAUL BLOCK ILLUSTRA- TIONS -- Through August 14, 2016. Kenneth Paul Block {1925-2009) is arguably the most important fashion illustrator of the second half of the 204 century. His versatility and ability to create a graceful gesture, or evoke the high-energy of the post-WWII generation make his work stand out among illustra- tors of his time.