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POST-GAZETTE, JULY 1, 2016 PAGE 11 ART UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN THEATER C()MEDY Feel like dancing? Join SaLsa in the Park on Monday evenings. See DANCE SECTION for more details. (Photo by Carven Boursiquo Photography) MUSIC TD GARDEN 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 517-524-1050 www.TDGarden.com ~SuRBRA STREISAND -- August 16, 2016. Barbra Streisand, the only record- ing artist or group to achieve #1 albums in each of six decades, will bring her legendary live performance to Boston in August. Streisand will perform her hits from each decade, plus songs from her new album, ENCORE: Movie Partners 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. DAN(:E BLUE HILLS BANK PAVILION 290 Northern Ave., Boston, MA www.LiveNation.com YANNI --July 26, 2016. This is Yanni as you know him best, performing his instrumental hits from shows that have become famous around the world. Fans will witness Yarmi and his world-class musicians as they take the stage to perform his greatest instrumental hits, made famous in his shows from The Acropolis in Greece, The Taj Mahal in India, The Forbidden City in China and The Royal Albert Hall in England. For the first time ever, the live show will also in- troduce music from Yanni's new album Truth of Touch, which is the composer's first album of original studio music in almost a decade. Come hear the music that touches the world. MEGHAN TRAINOR: The Untouch. able Tour- September 24, 2016. The 22-year-old singer will kick off the Untouchable Tour on July 14th in Vancouver, Canada, and bring the tour to a close September 24th in Boston. Untouchable promotes Trainor's new album, Thank You, which was released on May 13th. Thank You is the followup to Title, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in 2015. Trainor released the first single, =No," from Thank You in March, and "Better" featuring Yo Gotti in April. Trainor won Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards. XFINITY CENTER 855 S. Main St., Mansfield, MA www.LiveNation.com 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 Gulf-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!!! SHALIN LIU PERFORMANCE CENTER 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA 978-546-7391 info@RockportMusic.org BOOKER T. JONES -- 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 ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS "The Sicilian Corner" -- every Friday 10:00 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 lOwccmarra corru "Italia Oggi" -- Sundays 11:00 am to Noon with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM. "Dolce Vita Radio" -- Sundays DJ Rocco Mesiti 1.1:00 am-h00 pm; 90.7 FM or online www.djrocco.com. "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.com. "Tony's Place" on MusicAmcrica WPLM FM 99.1 -- Sundays 7:00 pm-2:00 am on MusicAmerica. Host Ron Della Chiesa presents Tony's Place. Visit www.MusicNotNoise.eonL "L'Ital/a Ch/amo Italian Radio Show" hosted by Stefano Marchese and Elisa Meazzini- Thursdays 3:00 pm-4:15 pm. Visit litaliachiamo.cora; email: litaliachiamosho~il.corrk. Tel. 857-334-0868. "Intervallo Musicale" -- Sundays 10:00-10:30 am; Host Carmine Guarino on WUNR 1600 AM and online at www.wunr.com. Onions" and =Time is Tight" among Anniversary with =Past and Present" others. As keyboardist for the Stax (DJs Bob Remick & Gary Wilson} at Records house band, Jones played on the fountain area near Tia's. Free and helped arrange countless seminal event. recordings of legends like-Otis Redding, PARTY IN THE PARKI -- Tuesday, Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave, Albert August 23rd, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. King and others. Jones has enjoyed a FOCCP is celebrating its 15~ anniver- career resurgence in the last several sary in 2016, with a party in the Park! years, with the 2009 comeback record The party will feature a live perfor- Potato Hole (which featured The Drive-by mance by the U.S. Air Force Heritage Truckers acting as h/S backing band.) of America Band Rhythm in Blue Jazz Since then, a new generation of stars Ensemble. And lots of birthday cake! like Gary Clark Jr., My Morning Jacket's Free event. Jim James, and others have been lining up to collaborate with the soul music hero. In 201 I, he released The Road from Memphis that showcased hip-hop group The Roots as his bacldng band. His most recent record, 2013's Sound the A/arm, SHUBERT TH]~xTRE was met with universal critical acclaim. 265 Tremont Street, Boston, MA THE KINGSTON TRIO -- August 28, 855-348-9738 2016. Known for their role in the folk www.CitiCenter.org revival of the early '60s, their iconic SHOW BOAT -- Now through takes on traditional folk classics like July 3, 2016. Based on Edna Ferber's "Tom Dooley," and for their trademark bestselling novel, this grand American three-part harmonies, The Kingston musical follows the lives of the per- Trio returns to Rockport for an unfor- formers, stagehands and dock workers gettable evening of vintage folk clas- on the Cotton Blossom, a Mississippi sics. Currently featuring the talents River show boat. A groundbreaking of George Grove, Bill Zorn, and Rick show when it debuted in 1927, Show Dougherty, the Trio will perform be- Boat continues to touch audiences loved hits like "M.T.A," "Worried Man," with timeless themes and unforgettable =Greenback Dollar," and "Where Have music. Featuring the classic songs "O1' All the Flowers Gone?" among many Man River," "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" other favorites. This summer, the Trio and "Bill." will be the subject of a high profile PBS special tiffed The Kingston Trio: An All- EOSTON OPERA HOUSE Star Celebration. 539 Washington St., Boston, MA WANG THEATER Cit/Perform/ng Arts Center 270 Tremont Street Boston, MA 800-982-2798 www.Citiconter.org TYLER ... Out on a L/rob -- September 4, 2016. Aerosmith's frontman Out on a Limb TourwiU 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. 517-259-3400 www.BostonOperaHouse.com IF/THEN --July 5-17, 2016. If/Then is a contemporary Broadway musical about living in New York today -- and all the possibilities of tomorrow. With unforgettable songs and a deeply mov- ing story by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning creators of Next to Nor- mal, this =fascinating, ambitious, and original new musical (New York Post)" simultaneously follows one woman's two possible life paths, painting a deeply moving portrait of the lives we lead, as well as the lives we might have led, *Please note: If~Then contains strong language and mature themes. SUFFOLK DOWNS 525 McClellan Highway, East Boston CIRQUE DU BOLEIL -- Now through July 10, 2016. Cirque du Soleil's brings 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 wi'th Jack Hanna's Into the Wffd Live! In this awe-inspiring event, Jungle Jack will introduce you to some of the world's most spectacular animals. Jack will 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 Amer- ica, and many others -- now you can enjoy Jungle Jack's infectious energy as he takes you =into the wildl" to see some of the most fascinating animals, live! O CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS PARK I00 Atlantic Avenue, Boston 781-639-6002 www.FOCCP.org DANCI~ IN THE PARKI m Thursday, August 4~, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Come help the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park celebrate their 15th BLACKSTONE COMMUNITY CENTER PARK 50 W. Brookline Street, Boston, MA www.SalsaInThePark.org 5AI,SA IN THE PARK -- Mondays, 6:00-9:00 pm, July 1 lth-August 29th. A free and popular outdoor summer series for all ages, backgrounds and abilities, Salsa in the Park is an innovative com- munity engagement project that trans- forms public space for public benefit through music, dance, and education. A public health initiative, featuring move- ment as a key to wellness, it draws over 500 people from all walks of life every Monday evening for salsa instruction (dance and percussion}, high-quality performances showcasing a variety of cultures and genres, social dancing, and health and wellness promotion. Our weekly Salsa in the Park is held at South End's Blackstone Community Center courtyard every summer. WANG THEATER Citi Performing Arts Center 270 Tremont Street Boston, MA 800-982-2798 www.CitiCenter.org MAKS & VAL LIVE ON TOUR -- July 6, 2016. Maksim and valentin Chmerkovskiy, the hottest stars of ABC's hit show Dancing with the Stars, will be coming to the Citi Wang The- atre. Brothers Maksim and Valentin Chmerkovskiy are bringing to life the show they have dreamed about since childhood, combining an hon- est and unfiltered narrative of their life Story, with the world-class dancing, creativity, and passion they are known for. Collaborating with the greatest choreographers in the business and supported by a cast of fellow dance professionals, the show will surprise and delight with timeless elegance and steamy seduction. INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART/BOSTON I00 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 617-478-3100 www.ICABoston.org DANA 5CHUTZ -- July 26 through November 26, 2017. "Dana Schutz~ is a concise exhibition of the artist's re- cent work. One of the most prominent painters of her generation, the New York-based Schutz (b. 1976, Livonia, Michigan} is known for her distinctive vi- sual style characterized by vibrant color and tactile brushwork. Her large-scale paintings capture imaginary stories, hypothetical situations, and impossible physical feats, such as swimming while smoking and crying. Equal parts darkly humorous and surreal, Schutz's paint- ings combine abstraction and figuration with expressive imagination, truncated and reconstructed bodies, banal objects, and quotidian scenes to create oddly compelling and intriguing pictures. IMPROVBOSTON 40 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA 517-575-1253 www.lmprovBoston.com MAGIC: THE GATHERING: THE SHOW Takes Nerd Comedy to a New Level-- July 8 and August 12, 2016. An improvised, interactive parody tribute to the iconic nerdcore card game, Magic: The Gathering -- has been capturing the hearts and imaginations of nerds and comedy lovers alike since 2011. The audience helps shape the action as two improvisers and a team of misfit fantasy junldes enlist creatures of good and evil. The wizards and their lackeys improvise every adventure, calling on goblins, skeletons and adorable wood- land creatures to battle one another in a winner-takes-all battle for comedy supremacy. CAPITOL CENTER FOR THE ARTS 44 South Main Street, Concord, NH 503-225-1111 www.CCANH.com EDDIE IZZARD Force Majeure- July 31, 2016. The British comedian is often lauded as one of the world's most influential 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, too! 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}. Atso a talented impressionist, his three most notable ones include God in the style of James Mason, Sean Connery as Noah and other characters, and Mrs. Badcrumble, a Scottish clarinet teacher, who was in in fact, his childhood piano teacher. WILBUR THEATRE 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 617-248-9700 www.TheWilburTheatre.com BILL MAHER -- August 27, 2016. Bill Maher has set the boundaries of political humour on what is just about allowed on American television, yet still manages to push the envelope on a frequent basis. His combination of unflinching honesty and blunt obersations have earned 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. ._~D- @