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................ ,.. :[ _.L i1:t:[ I]i:] liJ I [dllJlJ II|ll :J2",r'lJ]l!]UlL]  t,111 ii].ril..llliilliBlLIIIMIllllill!lll POST:GAZETTE,:JUL'00 i, 20" NOW PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN p.- ARTS Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD, When I Fall In Love, Chris Botti has become the best- selling American jazz instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music and his ongoing association with PBS has led to four No. 1 Jazz Albums, as well as multiple gold and platinum records and Grammy Awards. Hitting the road for 250-plus days per year, Chris and his incredible band have performed with many of the finest symphonies at some of the world's most prestigious venues, including performances at the World Series and Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony. Chris' special connection to the area is his legendary performance at Symphony Hall in 2008 which has since become a PBS special, DVD and CD both of which have been certified Platinum. Check out music section for more details. F" Special Events BOSTON'S COLONIAL THEATRE 100 Boylston St., Boston, MA WEST SIDE STORY Now through July 9, 2011. Set in New York City in the mid-1950s, the mu- sical explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teen- age street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. The members of the Sharks from Puerto Rico are taunted by the Jets, a white working-class group. The young protagonist, Tony, one of the Jets, fails in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks. The dark theme, sophisticated music, ex- tended dance scenes, and focus on social problems marked a turning point in American musical theatre. Bernstein's score for the musical has become extremely popular; it in- cludes "Something's Coming", "Maria", "America", "Somewhere", "Tonight", "Jet Song", "I Feel Pretty", "A Boy Like That", "One Hand, One Heart", "Gee, Officer Krupke" and "Cool". "So exciting it makes you ache with pleasure." - John Lahr, The New Yorker. To purchase tickets log onto www. livenation, com ITALIAN EVENTS & PROGRAMS NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE 62 Dunham Road, Beverly, MA 2011 SEASON- Tarzan July 12- 24, FootlooseI August 16-28, The King & I September 27-October 9, Legally Blonde November 1-13, A Christmas Carol December 2-23, Debbie Reynolds, July 27 & 28, Harvey Robbins' Royalty of Doo- Wopp August 6, Marie Osmond Au- gust 29, B,B. King September I, Steve Tyrell September l O, Harvey Robbins' Royaly of Rock 'N Roll Oc- tober 22, Pinocchio July 22, Snow White July 29, Cinderella's Wed- ding August 5, Little Red Riding Hood August 26, 2011. NSMT will con- tinue to add concerts and special events throughout the season. For further information, please visit www.nsmt.org, contact the Box Office at 978-232-7200, or visit in person at 62 Dunham Road, Beverly, 01915. Gift certificates are also currently on sale through the box office. LOEB DRAMA CENTER 64 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BFS - August 17, 2011 - October 2, 2011. by George Gershwin, Dubose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwinadapted by Suzan-Lori Parks and Diedre Murray; directed by Diane Paulus; choreographed by Ron K. Brown. In 1935, Porgy and Bess pre- miered at the Colonial Theater in Bos- ton. Now, 76 years later, the A.R.T. brings back Porgy and Bess in a new production featuring internationally renowned stars Audra McDonald as Bess, Norm Lewis as Porgy, and David Alan Grier as Sporting Life. A.R.T. Ar- tistic Director and Tony Award nomi- nee Diane Paulus directs this revival adapted by Pulitzer Prize-winning play- wright Suzan-Lori Parks (Fopdog/Un- derdog, The America Play, Venus) and OBIE-winning composer Diedre Murray (Running Man, Best of Both Worlds). This classic American tale is set in the 1930s in Catfish Row, a neighborhood in Charleston, South Carolina. Bess, beautiful and troubled, turns to Porgy, the crippled beggar, in search of safety after her possessive lover Crown commits murder. As Porgy and Bess's love grows, their future is threatened by Crown and the conniv- ing Sporting Life. This heartbreaking love story boasts some of the most fa- mous and beloved works from the Great American Songbook, including: Summertime," "Bess, You Is My Woman," "It Ain't Necessarily So" and "I Loves You, Porgy." AS YOU LIKE IT - December 7, 2011 - January 8, 2012. By William Shakespeare featuring members of The A.R.T./MXAT Institute for Ad- vanced Theater Training Class of 2012 "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players" in Shakespeare's beloved pastoral com- edy As You Like It. This classic tale follows Rosalind and her friend Celia's escape from a deadly conspiracy into nature's wild, liberating arms. What follows is an unconventional romance with everything from wrestling matches to cross-dressing shepherds culminating in a finale so joyful. Building on the success of the 2010- 2011 Season's sold-out Alice vs. Won- derland on the Loeb Mainstage, As You Like It will feature members of the graduating Institute Class of 2012. For info call 617-547-8300 or log onto www.americanrepertorytheater.org. Join as a subscriber {o receive dis- counts and special promotions. The A.R.T. Institute was established in 1987 by the American Repertory The- ater (A.R.T.) as a training ground for professional American theater. It is a two-year training program for young theater professionals, in association with the Moscow Art Theater School. DCR'S HATCH SHELL ON THE ESPLANADE BOSTON LANDMARKS ORCHES- TRA OPENING DAY - Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 7pm. Featuring Chris- topher Wilkins, conductor, Kristen Watson, soprano, Dominique Labelle, soprano. Ryan Turner, tenor, Robert Honeysucker, bass, With the New World Chorale, Holly Krafka, Director are performing an Opening Night Con- cert. The program includes Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Magic Flute Over- ture W. A. Mozart, Exsultate jubilate, W. A. Mozart, Mass in C Minor. Chris- topher Wilkins was appointed Mu- sic Director of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra in April 201 I. He also serves as Music Director of both the Orlando Philharmonic and the Akron Sym- phony, and is currently Artistic Advi- sor to the Opera Theatre of the Rockies in Colorado Springs. Soprano Kristen Watson performs with Emmanuel Music in its weekly Bach cantata series, and has worked with Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, Boston Lyric Opera, Opera New England and Opera Boston. So- prano Dominique LabeHe's voice has been called "angelic," "silvery," and "vibrant," and her legendary musician- ship has led to collaborations with a number of the world's most respected conductors and composers. Tenor Ryan Turner is Artistic Director of Emmanuel Music and Director of Cho- ral Activities at Phillips Exeter Acad- emy and has maintained an active solo career in oratorio, recital and opera. Bass Robert Honeysucker is a recipient of the Boston Globe's Mu- sician of the Year award, a member of Videmus and the Jubilee Trio, and is on the voice faculty at The Boston Conservatory, New England Conser- vatory Extension and The Longy School of Music. The New World Chorale was founded in 1999 by Holly MacEwen Krafka and John Zielinski with the mission of perform- ing the best American choral music with many of the finest orchestras in New England.The Boston Laud- marks Orchestra presents free con- certs at 7 pm at the DCR's Hatch Shell every Wednesday night, July 13 th through August 31sL There will also be free concerts in the neighborhoods of Boston. This is the Orchestra's 11 a season and its 5 th with the Hatch Shell as its home. Rain location: The Church of the Covenant, 67 Newbury St # 2, Boston, MA 02116-3090. For weather alerts: Text Landmarks to 27138. BANK OF AMERICA PAVILION 290 Northern Ave., Boston, MA HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS - Saturday, July 16, 2011. Huey Lewis and the News had a series of hit singles in the mid-80s. They are best known for "The Power Of Love", which was featured in the blockbust- ing 1985 film Back To The Future and became a No.1 hit in America. For the same film they recorded the song "Back In Time". Other hits included: "Do You Believe In Love", "I Want A New Drug", "The Heart Of Rock 'n Roll" and "If This Is It", "Stuck With You" and "Hip To Be Square", Jacob's Ladder, and "Perfect World". A form of the band continues to tour today. JILL SCOTT'S SUMMER BLOCK PARTY - Tuesday, July 26, 2011 7:00 PM. American soul and R&B singer-songwriter, poet, and actress. Her third studio album, The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3, was released on September 25, 2007. For tickets log onto www.livenation.com TD GARDEN Causeway St., Boston, MA SADE - July 6, 2011 at 7:30PM. Fol- lowing the platinum selling success of Soldier of Love, Sade announces their highly anticipated return to the world's stage. Known for their one of a kind timeless sound, Sade has en- joyed phenomenal success both in- ternationally and stateside through- out the span of their twenty-five year career. Their classic sound set to haunting, unmistakable vocals cre- ates the most intimate of concert ex- periences in a way that only an un- forgettable Sade performance can. JOSH GROBAN - July 26, 2011. When the internationally renowned singer and songwriter hit the road for his hugely successful, sold-out 81-city Awake World Tour. The "Straight To You" Tour will bring the feet of a theater experience to an arena set- ting through stage design, lighting, and projection, as well as through the spontaneity and interactivity Groban delighted his fans with during last year's "Before We Begin" shows. Log onto www.ticketmaster.com for tickets or call 800-745-3000. SOUTH SHORE MUSIC CIRCUS 130 Sohier St., Cohasset, MA CHRIS BOTTI - Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 8:00 PM. Since the re- lease of his 2004 critically acclaimed CO, When I Fall In Love, Chris Botti has become the best-selling American jazz instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music and his ongoing association with PBS has led to four No. i Jazz Albums, as well as multiple gold and platinum records and Grammy Awards. ULTIMATE DOO-WOP PARTY - July 16, 2011 at 7PM. Featuring Bowzer. AN EVENING WITH MICHAEL MCDONALD & BOZ SCAGGS - July 23, 2011 at 7:30 PM. MIRANDA COSGROVE - August 3, 2011 at 7:00 PM. MARTINA MCBRIDE - August 6 and 7, 2011. LINDA EDER - August 12, 2011 at 8PM. THE BEACH BOYS - August 13, 2011. CHICAGO - August 19, 2011 at 8PM. Log onto www.themusiccircus.org. To purchase tickets log onto www.ticketmaster.com. SPINELLI'S FUNCTION FACILITY Route One South, Lynnfleld, MA NORTH END REUNION - Thurs- day, September 22, 2011 at 6PM. Enjoy music from the 50's and 60's. Join your friends who grew up in the North End for fun times and memo- ries. Contact Lolly Ciampa at 781-938- 9254 or RoRo DeMarco at 781-284-5945. WILBUR THEATRE 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA NORM MACDONALD - Friday July 15, 2011 at 7:30 PM. What can be said about Norm that any true fan does not know about him? The man was born Norman Gene MacDonald on October 17, 1963, in Quebec City, Canada. Norm's two siblings, Neff and Leslie, are both Canadian newscast- ers. Norm's distinct voice has paid off for Norm professionally. He has voiced "Lucky" the dog in three "Dr. Dolitfle" movies. He's also voiced "Death" for one episode of "Family Guy" "The Fairly Odd Parents". Norm can also be heard in the Bob Saget film, "Farce of the Penguins." ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS "The Sicilian Corner" i I:00AM to I:00PM every Friday with host Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The Italian Show" w/Nunzio DiMarca every Sunday from 10AM to 1PM www. 1110wccmam.com. "Italia Oggi ' Sundays 1PM to 2PM with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM www. 1460WXBR.com. "Dolce Vita Radio" DJ Rocco Mesiti 11AM-1PM Sundays 90.7 FM or online www.djrocco.com. "The Nick Franciosa Show" Every Sunday at 12 Noon to 3PM on radio stations WLYN 1360 AM and WAZN 1470 AM. "Guido Oliva Italian Hour" 8AM - 9AM every Sunday on WSRO 650 AM in Framingham and online at www.wsro.com. "Don Giovanni Show" Saturday mornings from 6AM-8AM and Sunday evenings 5PM-7PM on 950 AM WROL. www. dongiovannishow, com. "Tony's Place" on MusicAmerica WPLM FM 99.1 - Every Sunday night from 9 to 10pm on MusicAmerica host Ron Della Chiesa presents Tony's Place on WPLM FM Easy 99.1. During the hour Ron will feature-recordings STEPHANIE MILLER'S SEXY LIBERAL COMEDY TOUR - Satur- day July 16, 2011 at 7:00 PM. For tickets call 1-800-745-3000 or www.thewilbur.com. CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS PARK COMMERCIAL ST., NORTH END, EVENTS - Sunday Night Movies in the Park. The movie begins at dusk (around 8:00 pm) on the following evenings. June 26th: Miracle PG (2:15), July 10th: Mrs. Doubtfire PG- 13 (2:06), July 17th: ET PG (1:54), July 24th: Princess Bride PG (1:38), July 31st: UP PG (1:54), August 7th: The Blind Side PG-13 (2:09), August 14th: Fever Pitch PG-13 (1:38). ParkART's Presents: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's Tour of the Parks - Shakespeare on Love on Fri- day, July Sth at 6:00 pm. The Com- monwealth Shakespeare Company's 12-member Young Company college apprentice troupe presents this 55- minute piece blending speeches, son- nets, scenes & songs inspired by Shakespeare on the subject of love. This show is appropriate for the whole family, and people are encouraged to bring a picnic. Schedule and locations subject to change, ParkART's Mari- onette Puppet Show on Tuesday, July 19Ill at 11:00 am. Children and par- ents will enjoy the entertaining whim- sical puppet shows that will delight the child in everyone. Experience the unique charm of Rosalita's Puppets - marionettes made by professional ac- tor-puppeteer Charlotte Anne Dore. Log onto www.foccp.org THE PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA MAN RAY LEE MILLER PART- NERS IN SURREALISM Now through December 4, 2011. PAINTING THE AMERICAN VI- SION - July 30-November 6, 201 i. WRITTEN ON THE WAVES: SHIPBOARD LOGS AND JOURNALS - Now through October 1, 2012. Delve into the world of maritime manuscripts. Explore the log books of 18th-century sea captains as they voyaged around the globe re- cording extraordinary details of their adventures. SPECIAL EVENTS - BEER TAST- ING, A PINT OF THE PAST AN- CIENT AND HISTORIC BEER - Thursday, August 11, 7:30-9:30 PM. Sample modern beers based on archaeological evidence or historic recipes - including a beer brewed specially for this program by Salem Beer Works - paired with appropri- ately themed food. TALK AND WALK, HISTORIC GARDENS - IN YOUR OWN BACK- YARD - Friday August 5, 201 i. Gar- den historian John Forti, of Straw- berry Banke Museuem, explains how to source and choose plants, plant- ing patterns, structures and furnish- ings that bring elements of the past to life. Made possible by the Ropes Botanical Garden Lecture Fund. For more information about all exhibits, r please log onto www.pem.org or call 1-978-745-9500, 866 745-1876. For the Hearing Impaired please call 1-978-740-3649. SAVE THE DATE - PEM GALA- Saturday, November 5, 2011. An evening of dining, dancing and excitement. Proceeds support the museum's programs. by his good friend Tony Bennett. You'll hear all your Bennett. favorites from his early hits to his latest Grammy winners, www.MusicNotNoise, corn "Radio Italia Unlta" - Every Thurs- day from 2-3PM on www.zumix.org/ radio or Itunes, college radio click on Zumix. For more information log onto www.italiaunita.org ARTIST'S BOSTON STUDIO 450 Harrison Ave, #223B, Boston MA MARIAN DIOGUARDI PRESENTS TEN NEW PAINTINGS - Every first Friday of the month, artist Marian Dioguardi invites people to visit her Boston studio at 450 Harrison Ave, Studio 223B, from 5 to 9 PM. -Ten new 'Laundry Line' paintings based on Burano, Venezia, will be showcased. Marian Dioguardi was born and raised in the Italian- American neighborhood of urban East Boston. She pursued her child- hood ambition, art, only after a more traditional career in education gave way to more colorful careers including undercover investigations and gem stone buying. For further information please visit her website at www.mariandioguardi.com .....  ..... ,...r, ,., ......... , .7 ' '.  E - : ' '