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POST-GAZETTE, JULY 3, 2015 Page 11 MUSEUMS UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN THEATER DANCE Catch Kathy Griffin live on Hampton Beach on August for further details. MUSIC U2 -- July 10& 11, 14& 15, 2015. Join U2 on their iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015. The band is heading out on the road again, play- ing indoor arenas for the first time in a decade. The iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour will see U2 play 19 cities worldwide with pairs of shows in each city. Special shows are being planned for Dublin for the end of next year to benefit the U2-initiated Music Generation project and details will follow once they are finalized. "We are going to try to have a completely different feeling from night one to night two," said Bono, "and have some fun playing with the idea of innocence and expe- rience. More to be revealed!" FENWAY PARK 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA www.FenwayPark.TicketOfflce Sales.corn BILLY JOEL- July 16, 2015. Billy Joel defines consummate pop profes- sionalism to a T. From start to finish, Joel is known for providing a reliably buoyant, bounding performance at his gigs and is eager to thrill his adoring audience with upbeat renditions of his old favorites, such as A Matter of Trust, Big Shot, It's Still Rock and Roll to Me, Keeping the Faith, Movin' stage at the Casino Ballroom, 19th. See COMEDY SECTION Out (Anthony's Song), My Life, New York State of Mind, Only the Good Die Young and P/ano Man, just to name a few. Joel is one of the highest gross- ing touring artists in the world and has a long-running franchise per- formance deal with Madison Square Garden. Having sold more than 150 million records over the past quar- ter centurY, he's ranked as one of the most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in modern history. GILLETTE STADIUM 1 Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA 800-543-1776 TAYLOR SWIFT -- July 24-25, 2015. Swift, who writes all of her own songs, is a global superstar, seven- time GRAMMY winner and the young- est winner in historY of the music industrY's highest honor, the GRAMMY Award for Album of the Year. Swift is the only artist in music his- torY to have an album hit the 1 mil- lion-plus first-week sales figure three times (2010's Speak Now, 2012's RED and 2014's 1989). She is the first art- ist since the Beatles (and the only female artist in historY) to log six or more weeks at #1 in the U.S. with three consecutive studio albums. Tay- lor has an album on Roiling Stone's prestigious The 50 Greatest Albums of A//T/me (by women) list, Time maga- zine has named her one of the 100 ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS ITALIAN "The Sicilian Corner" -- i0:00 am to Noon every Friday with hosts Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzoand "The Italian Show" with Nunzio DiMarca every Sunday ~from 9:00 am to Noon. Go to www.1110wccmanucom. "Italia Oggi" -- Sundays 11:00 am to Noon with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM. Go to "Dolce Vita Radio" -- DJ Rocco Mesiti 11:00 am-1:00 pm; Sundays 90.7 FM or online www.djrocco.cor~ "The Nick Franciosa Show" -- Sundays from Noon to 3:00 pm on WLYN 1360 AM and WAZN 1470 AM. "Guido OUva Italian Honr" -- 8:00 am-9:00 am Sundays on WSRO 650 AM and online at "Tony's Place" on MusicAmerica WPLM FM 99.1 -- Sundays 9:00 pm-10:00 pm on MusicAmerica. Host Ron Della Chiesa presents Tony's Place. Visit www.MusicNotNoise.cor~ "L'Italia Chiamo Italian Radio Show" hosted by Stefano Marchese sad EI~a MP..azJd~ -- Thursdays 3:00 pm-4:15 pm. Visit //ta//ach/; email: litaliachiamoshow@gmaiLcorru Tel. 857-334-0868. "Intervallo Musicale" -- Sundays 10:00-10:30 am; Host Carmine Guarino on WUNR 1600 AM and online at Most Influential People in the World, and she is Billboard's youngest-ever Woman of the Year and the only artist to have been awarded this honor twice. Swift has career record sales in excess of 30 million albums and al- most 80 million song downloads world- wide, and has had singles top both the pop and country radio charts around the globe. BLUE HILLS BANK PAVILION 290 Northern Ave., Boston, MA ROB THOMAS -- August 5, 2015. The Grammy winning Matchbox Twenty front-man is back with a brand new solo record and summer tour! Get ready for an evening in the company of this charismatic crooner, with his soaring, infectious rock-in- fused pop cataloguel With the release in 1999 of Smooth, his collaboration with Santana, his solo career took off, leading to work with many artists, including Mick Jagger and Willy Nelson. His first solo album Something To Be hit the billboard top spot, with hooky tunes and hard-edged an- thems. Now the nicest guy in music is on course to release his third album The Great Unknown, some time this year. BOSTON COMMON Parkman Bandstand, Boston, MA SHAKESPEARE ON THE COM- MON- July 22-August 9, 2015. Get ready for a magical evening of Shakespeare on the Common 2015 as the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company stages King Lear, its 2 ls' annual production of free Boston theater. This year's performance revisits one of Shakespeare's most heart-rending yet ultimately uplifting tragedies involving divided family loyalties, the ravages of old age, madness, greed, love, and the power of redemption. There's nothing more perfect than enjoying one of these wonderful Shakespeare on the Common performances undez" the stars on a balmy Boston summer evening. Bring a blanket to sit on, and get ready to be entertained, to have your thinking challenged in new ways, and to listen tO the thrilling language of Shakespeare, as meaningful today as when he wrote this play four centuries ago. BOSTON OPERA HOUSE 539 Washington St., Boston, MA 617-259-3400 www'BstnOperaHuseOnline'cm KINKY BOOTS -- August I 1-30, 2015. Set in provincial Northampton, England, London-bound Charlie Price is surprised to suddenly inherit his beloved father's shoe factory and even more surprised to find that handmade men's dress shoes are no longer quite as in vogue as they used to be. Facing closure, a dejected Charlie chances upon Lola, the charismatic, brassy and fabulous drag queen and finds himself forming an unlikely business partnership, creating custom shoes for drag queens, which will change their lives forever. Based on a true story, Kinky Boots is the uplifting story of unlikely friendship, finding your passion, overcoming prejudice and recognising that underneath it all, we' re not so different. WILBUR THEATRE 246 Tremont St., Boston, MA 617-248-9700 KEVIN JAMES w September 18, 2015. Kevin James, producer, co- writer, and star of the hit comedies Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Zookeeper and the recently released Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, can also be seen in the upcoming ensemble sci-fi comedy Pixe/s. James began his career as a stand-up on the Long Island comedy scene. After be- ing discovered at the 1996 Montreal Comedy Festival, he signed a network development deal to create his own sitcom. The King of Queens, which pre- miered in 1998, ran for nine seasons on CBS wit]1 James starring and ex- ecutive producing, and it garnered him an Emmy nomination in 2006 for Out- standing Lead Actor in a Comedy Se- rtes. The show concluded its run in 2007, but continues to air daffy in syn- dication across the country and around the world. In 2001, James brought his stand-up act to TV with Sweat the Sknal/Stuff, a one-hour spe- cial for Comedy Central. In 2005, Kevin James and Ray Romano executive produced and starred in the HBO Sports Special Making the Cut: The Road to Pebble Beach; a documentary about the Pebble Beach Pro Am Golf Tournament that was nominated for a Sports Emmy. James made his fea- ture film debut in 2005 in Columbia Pictures' Hitch starring opposite Will Smith. Since, James headlined Here Comes The Boom, and starred along- side Adam Sandier in Grown Ups, Grown Ups 2, and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. In addition to his on-camera work, James's voice has been featured in the animated films Bamyard for Nick Movies, as well as Monster House, Hotel Transylvania, and its upcoming sequel for Sony Pic- tures Animation. THE CROSBY WHISTLE STOP 24 Roland Street, Charlestown, MA 978-884-7690 SWING DANCE EVERY FRI- DAY NIGHT -- Come and check out Boston's most exciting swing dance. Conveniently located in Sullivan Square less than a five minute walk from the T. Free parking is available. A killer line up of DJ's and llve bands every Friday night. Beautiful 3,000 sq ft dance hall with exposed brick. A beginner lesson is included in the price of admission from 8:00-9:00 pm prior to social dancing from 9:00 pm- 12:00 am. No partner or priOr experi- CASINO BALLROOM 169 Ocean Boulevard Hampton Beach, NH 603-929-4100 KATHY GRIFFIN -- August 19, 2015. Griffin's sure-fire hosting suc- CITI PERFORMING ARTS cess led to her own LIVE late night CENTER, WANG THEATRE talk show, Kathy. It was where the 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA biggest celebrities went to have the 617-482-9393 most fun. Her boisterous and reveal- ing memoir, Official Book Club Selec- MOVE LIVE ON TOUR: JULIANNE tion: A Memoir According to Kathy Grif- HOUGH & DERE. K HOUGH -- July 7, fin, debuted at No. I on the New York 2015. You've seen them on Dancing Times Bestseller List. Griffin won two with the Stars and now Julianne and Primetime Emmy Awards for her hit Derek Hough take their incredible reality series, Kathy Griffin: My Life dance talent across the USA on their on the D-L/st, which aired for six years first ever U.S. tour! There is guaran- on Bravo. It was nominated every teed to be something for every kind single year of its run. The show also of dance enthusiast as the Hough's won the GLAAD Media Award for Best dance repertoire includes salsa, Reality Program and was nominated ballroom, hip:hop, tap and every- six consecutive times by the Produc- thing in-between. These live shows ers Guild of America. Kathy was a cast will showcase the hottest live member on NBC's Sudden/y Susan and dance styles and routines, as well guest starred on Seinfeld and Law & as chances for you to learn some Order SVU. She lent her unique voice moves and join in. They'll also to animated characters in Shrek For- feature an array of dazzling everA.flerandtheaward-winningtele- sets and costumes plus a host vision shows The Simpsons, American of support dancers. Get ready to Dad, and Dilbert. dance! MUSEUM OF SCIENCE 1 Science Park, Boston, MA 617-723-2500 AIRPLANES: A WORLD IN FLIGHT -- Now through July 20, 2015. Air- planes: A World in Flight is a story about how the airplane has changed the world. Not long ago, traveling be- tween continents was a migration. NOW, on any given day, I00,000 flights transport people and things between any two points on Earth in a matter of hours. Filmed in 18 countries across all 7 continents, it explores the count- less ways aviation affects our lives (even when we don't fly.) With stun- ntng visuals, the film renews our ap- preeiation for one of the most extraor- dinary and awe-inspiring aspects of the modem world. The documentary is produced and directed by Brian J. Terwilliger (One Six Right), narrated by Harrison Ford, and features an origi- nal score by Academy Award+ winning composer James Horner (Avatar, Titanic). BOSTON FISH PIER 212 Northern Avenue, Boston 4TH ANNUAL BOSTON SEAFOOD FESTIVAL -- August 2, 2015 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Rain or shine, enjoy the freshest, most delicious local seafood from New England's favorite dining destinations; all-day lobster bake, live music, Harpoon beer garden; Battle of the Shuckers oysters shucking contest and fish-cutting contest, famous local chef demonstra- tions, fisheries, health, and environ- mental education, notable speakers, arts and crafts vendors, blessing of the fleet, face painting, balloons, and so much more for children and adults. The 4TM Annual Boston Seafood Festival is presented by the Boston Fisheries Foundation with generous support form Massport and the Harpoon BrewerY. All proceeds benefit the non-profit foundation and aid in its mission of supporting and expanding sustainable fisheries and promoting the nutritional, environ- mental and economic benefits of preserving our wild ocean stocks through responsible harvesting and management. ence is required. All ages and dance levels welcome.. BOSTON BRUINS FOUNDATION'S BOSTON HARBOR SUNSET CRUISE -- July 22, 6:00-9:00 pro. (boards at BOSTON OPERA HOUSE 539 Washington St., Boston, MA 5:30 pro). Provincetown II cruise ship, 617-259-3400 departing from World Trade Center www'BstnOperaHuseOuline'cm Pier, 200 Seaport Boulevard, South Boston Waterfront. NEWSIES -- Now through July 5, 2015. They delivered the Experience Boston and its beauty papers, until they made the head- while sailing the scenic harbor for lines ... Direct from Broadway comes an enjoyable evening of dancing Newsies, the smash-hit, crowd- and live music on the annual Boston pleasing new musical from Disney. Bruins Harbor Cruise. Purchase your tickets now to cruise for a cure as Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Choreogra- proceeds from this event will help raise funds for the 2015 Boston phy, Newsies has audiences and critics alike calling it "A musical Bruins Foundation Pan-Massachu- worth singing aboutI" (The New York setts Challenge Bike Team. While on board Bay State Cruise Lines' M/V T/mes). Pilled with one heart-pound- Provincetown II, mix and mingle with ing number after another, it's a high- energy explosion of song and dance the Ice Girls, Bruins alumni and spe- you Just don't want to miss. Based cial guests. Watch the sun set and on true events, Newsies tells the enjoy the beauty of the Boston sky- captivating story of a band of under- line outlined with sunlight while en- dogs who become unlikely heroes joying the live music of Scott when they stand up to the most Damgaard. In addition, you'll also have the opportunity to walk away powerful men in New York. It's a with one-of-a-kind silent auction and rousing tale about fighting for what's raffle items. right ... and staying true to who you are. ASSOCIAZIONE AMICI 17 Reardon Road, Medford, MA 781-395-0690 LEARN ITALIAN -- Registration will be held August 15tn and August 22"d from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. President Angelo Federico says Associazione Amici will focus on promoting the Ital- ian culture. "Associazione Amici in Italian means association of friends," he said. *With that in mind, we plan to hold various activities, such as encour- aging Italian education, fundraisers, offer scholarships, providing assistance to our members and families, hold- ing annual dinner dances, bocce tour-. naments, family gatherings, etc. Associazione Amici members will receive a discounted rate.