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Page 10 POST-GAZETTE, JULY 3, 2015 reviewing the THE AGE OF ADALINE- MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK Lakeshore Records The 12-song soundtrack for *The Age of Adaline," is highlighted by memories in the form of Bob Dylan's "Simple Twist of Fate," Little Joy, the Brazilian/American rock band's cut "Don't Watch Me Dancing," The Skyliners' classic hit *Since I Don't Have You," plus the straight- up "Drift Dive" from Brook- lyn indic rockers, The Antlers, plus Jefferson Airplane's folk-rock slice "Comin' Back to Me," and the late, jazz saxophonist Dexter Gordon's colorful "The Rain- bow People." Soul from Sam & Dave with "Gimme Some Lovin'," Ella Fitzgerald joins forces with Chick Webb & His Orchestra for "I'm Just a Jitterbug," the duo of Martin Gibson & Jeromy Allinger create the haunting "Tear for You My Dear," former Mollys' vocalist Nancy McCallion serves up the inspirational "Brighter in the Night," and the multi- talented Stephen Lu puts the finishing touches on with a pair of piano gems -- "Goodnight" and "Auld Lange Syne." HILARY DUFF - BREATHE IN. 13REATE[E OUT. RCA Records Multi-platinum selling art- ist/musician Hilary Duff steps up to the plate and hits one out-of-the-park with her fifth studio album "Breathe In. Breathe Out." A dozen songs with Duffs first origi- nal music in eight years, opening with the popular single "Sparks," The upbeat sounds continue with the spirited "My Kind," do the math on "One in a Million," the celebratory "Confetti," and the breathless title track -- "Breathe In. Breathe Out.," the accusatory "Lies" which Duff helped write, plus the pulsating "Arms Around a Memory," the romantic "Stay In Love," the powerful "Brave Heart" -- another Duff co-write, followed by a tune co-written by Ed Sheeran that definitely leaves a mark, titled "Tattoo," wind- ing down with two more tunes Duff helped pen -- "Picture This" is worth a thousand words, and "Night Like This," joined by actor/ singer Kendall Schmidt. Duff never sounded better than her work on this album! THE LEGACY COLLECTION Walt Disney Records Disney music fans rejoice, Walt Disney Records contin- ues to release new titles as part of "The Legacy Collec- tion." The soundtracks from popular films will celebrate the anniversaries of the classics that people of all ages will enjoy. Through 2015, Walt Disney Records will celebrate 12 anniversa- ries including "Pinocchio" (75a), "Fantasia" (75~), "Cin- derella" (65th), "Lady and the Tramp" (60th), "Sleeping Beauty" (55th), "Mary Pop- pins" (50a), "The Lion King" (20th) and "Toy Story" (20th), by bob morello ~iiiiiii~iiiili~ iii~i~iii~iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii~i~iii~ among others. To honor these musical landmarks, Walt Disney Records "The Legacy Collection" will fea- ture the beloved original soundtracks, plus valuable documentary content that tells the story behind the music. Each features newly- created artwork from Lore- lay Bove, a visual develop- ment artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios. The il- 'lustrations, inspired by the original properties, will cel- ebrate Disney's rich heri- tage and create a unified look for the entire .collection. A THOUSAND HORSES - SOUTHERNALITY Republic Nashville A Thousand Horses come thundering out the gate with their hit single "Smoke," and the reward for them and their fans is 'Southernality,' an album that defines the band and their sound. Described by their press notes to be "a hybrid of Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Allman Brothers, and Black Crowes, wrapped up in a modern- country context," they come out at full gallop with the rockin' "First Time," lower- ing the decibels on SHeaven is Close," hitting the road via "Travelin' Man," soothing the pain of lost love with "Tennessee Whiskey," cel- ebrating "Sunday Morning," and marking the mid-point with the raucous *Southern- airy." The foursome plead their case with "(This Ain't No) Drunk Dial," take control of their destiny with "Land- slide," the tender *Back to Me," plus the smashmouth track "Trailer Trashed," feel the painful *Hell on My Heart," and the appropriate finale has "Where I'm Go- ing." A Thousand Horses are going to the topl AN AMERICAN IN PARIS - ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING Masterworks Broadway Bring the music and lyrics penned by George and Ira Gershwin in 1928 to Broad- way in the musical "An American in Paris," and you know that good things will happen. Among the good things that happened were the 12 nominations it re- ceived at the 2015 Tony Awards, including "Best Mu- sical." Ironically, it was the Academy Award-winning film of the same name that inspired this classic tale to head to Broadway. The first act's performance's includes, "I Got Rhythm," "The Man I Love," "Liza," "'S Wonderful," and orchestral music -- "Concerto in F," "Second Prelude," and "Sec- ond Rhapsody/Cuban Over- ture." Second act contents have "Fidgety Feet," "Who Cares?/For You, For Me, for Evermore," "But Not for Me," "I'll Build a Stair- way to Paradise," the title cut "An American in Paris," and "They Can't Take That Away from Me." The music of the Gershwins continues The time has come, the walrus said, TO TALK OF MANY THINGS of shoes and ships and sealing wax of cabbages and kings by Sal Giarratani LYNN AUDITORIUM THE PLACE TO BE The Pr/ce ts R/ght with Drew Carey is coming to the Lynn Auditorium this coming No- vember. For more details, call 1-800-745-3000 or visit ww w. lynnauditorium, com. SACRED HEART YARD SALE It is time once again for the annual Sacred Heart Parish Yard Sale on. Paris Street in East Boston from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. All pro- ceeds go to the parish. "IN THE NAME OF LOVE" TOUR Diana Ross will be bring- ing her *In the Name of Love" tour to Boston's Citi Wang Theatre on September 19 For more information, con- tact the CiU Wang Theatre. EAST BOSTON TO N.H. CONNECTION On Father's Day, I was over at the Winthrop Center Cafe for another great South of the Border omelet break- fast and bumped into Ron and Maria Gobeil who were there for Father's Day with Maria's dad, Johnny De- Stefano, who operated three stores in Eastie back in the day. Johnny is a spry 85 years old and still looking good. Ron and Maria now live in New Hampshire and op- erate Brown Furniture up in West Lebanon. DANCING IN THE STREET If you're one of those folks who loves listening to Clas- sic R&B, check out what's on stage at the Lynn Audito- rium coming up before you know it. Motown's Greatest Hits "Dancing in the Streets." Call 1-800-745-3000 or visit www. lynnauditoriurru com. HARVARD PROF: AMERICA DIVIDED BY WEALTH The biggest challenge fac- ing America, according to Harvard Professor Robert Putnam, is a growing eco- nomic gap threatening to divide America, making the rich richer and the poor poorer. I didn't need a Harvard professor telling me what I, and most of America's staggering middle-class has known for many years. In his book, "Our Kids, the American Dream in Crisis," Putnam warns, ff we don't do something we are "heading towards an America that I don't think most of us want to live in. Two Americas, a divided country." Personally, as far as the over-burdened middle-class is concerned, that train al- ready left the station. RAISING THE AGE OF SMOKING The towns of Walpole and Arlington have now raised the age to buy smokes from 18 to 21 years old. Both towns see it as a health issue, but when all surrounding towns are still selling cigarettes to 18 year olds, that will send sales down as folks leave town to buy their smokes. This means lower sales on other store products too. Local towns raising the age to purchase cigarettes is one of those feel-good and do- something measures that turn out meaningless be- cause of the unintended con- sequences. SAY OUI TO BASTILLE DAY Attention all bon vivants, when it comes to the jo/e de vivre, no one does it better than the French Cultural Center and its 40th Annual Bastille Day Party to cel- ebrate the storming of the Bastille to be held on Friday, July 10th from 6:00 pm until 11:00 pm on Marlborough Street (between Berkeley & Clarendon), Boston, MA As someone who just found his hidden French side, I say Bastille Day is beaucoup. For info call 617-912-0400 or visit www.frenchculturalcenter. org, MORE CONDOS FOR THE SOUTH END When I was a kid growing up in the worklng-class, gritty South End, the neigh- borhood was not such a desirable place for folks with money. I remember back then watching, old movies starring the Dead End Kids and my neighborhood looked just like theirs without ac- tor Pat O'Malley. That's all gone today after the neighborhood started getting gentrified back in the late '70s. The latest place to go condo is the former 19th century Holy Trinity Church on Shawmut Avenue that once served working-class German immigrants in Bos- ton. After the church closed, it was turned into a homeless shelter for awhile and now it will soon become a luxury housing site. I agree with Boston Globe writer Joan Vennochi who asked, *Do luxury condos at a South End church rip the soul out of Boston?" Also, why did the B.R.A. allow the developer to not be required to include low-income units there? 20 Years Street Inn L-R: Carol Passacantilli, Nicole Passacantilli Dispena and Irene Corolla Constantine. Back, L-R: Eric Bernazzani, Victor Passacantilli and Paula Bernazzani On Monday evening, the Passacantilli family eel- to live on and sound ebrated 20 consecutive years wonderful, even 87 years of volunteering by serving an later! evening meal to 246 men. The tradition was started by Carol Passacantilli after her husband, AI, passed away in 1994. Al always had a special affinity for Pine Street Inn. For many years, he donated clothing and money to the Inn in hopes of making life a little better for those less fortunate than most.