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POST-GAZETTE, JULY 11,2014 Page 11 UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN Don't miss the Boston Landmarks Orchestra this summer playing free concerts at the Hatch Shell! Check the SPECIAL EVENTS section for more details. MUSIC TD GARDEN 100 Legends Way, Boston 617-624-1050 JUSTIN TIMBERIAKE -- July 19. One of this generation's most-cel- ebrated entertainers, Justin Timberlake, announced he will ex- pand The 20/20 Experience World Tour with additional dates including a stop in Boston at TD Garden. The Emmy and Grammy award winning musician will bring his captivating live show to fans with a worldwide tour with sched- uled dates in South America, Europe, Australia and North America through 2014. The 20/20 Experience World Tour is promoted worldwide by Live Nation Global Touring. The musical journey that started with The 20/20 Experience will continue with the worldwide release of The 20/20 Ex- perience - 2 of 2 on September 30, 2013. The double platinum album, The 20/20 Experience. has been criti- cally well received and is the year's best selling album with over two mil- lion albums sold to date. The album marks Timberlake with the biggest male debut in five years as well as the biggest digital debut in U.S. history by a male artist. The 20/20 Experience held the # 1 spot in both the Top 200 {3 weeks) and R&B album chart (10 weeks). In just its first week of release all 10 tracks charted on the digital songs chart and have sold over 5.2 million tracks. The album has reached platinum status in three other coun- tries as well as gold status in nine other countries. QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT -- July 22. Due to overwhelming de- mand, a Boston, MA show has been added to the Queen + Adam Lambert summer tour. Brian May, Roger Tay- lor + Adam~Lambert will play the TD Garden on Tuesday, July 22. The 24- date tour, which is presented by Live Nation, now wraps on Monday, July 28 in Toronto. Queen + Adam Lam- bert received glowing reviews for their performance together at the iHehrtRadio Music Festival in Las Ve- gas last September, triggering a con- versation between Adam, Roger and Brian to take the show on the road. Rolling Stone said, "Lambert as- tounded the audience on songs like 'We Will Rock You' and the closing Wge Are The Champions' and 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love'. It was the most anticipated act of the night." GILLETTE STADIUM 1 Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA (800} 543-1776 ONE DIRECTION -- August 9. Niall Horan, Zayn Mallk, Liam Payne, Harry Styles alld Louis Tomlinson - formed in 2010 and have since amassed a loyal fan base and fame all across the globe. It has been an in- credible year for the boys, as they took home a BRIT Award, three Billboard Music Awards, six TEEN CHOICE Awards, three MTV EMAs, two 2013 American Music Awards and a moonman for Best Song Of The Sum- mer at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. With two albums to date, UP ALL NIGHT and TAKE ME HOME, the boys have sold more than 35 million records worldwide and have achieved a total of 67 # l's (including albums). THEATER BOSTON OPERA HOUSE 539 Washington Street, Boston 617-259-3400 www.BostonOperaHouseOnl/ PHANTOM OF THE OPERA -- Through July 20. A mysterious de- formed musical genius stalks the Paris Opera, passing his time terrorizing the members of the company and its own- ers. But when he hears the beautiful and innocent chorus girl Christine Daae sing he falls in love, teaching this young soprano to sing the Mus/c of the N/ght. Believing him to be her guardian angel. Christine blossoms COMEDY ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS "The Sicilian Corner" -- 10:00 am to Noon every Friday with hosts Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The Italian Show" with Nunzio DilVIarca every Sunday from 9:00 am to Noon. Go to www.lllOwc~corrr "Italia Oggi" -- Sundays l l:00 am to Noon with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM. Go to "Dolce Vita Radio" -- DJ RocGardarco Mesiti l 1:00 am-l:00 pm; Sundays 90.7 FM or online www.djrocco.corrL "The Nick Franciosa Show" -- Sundays trom Noon to 3:00 pm on WLYN 1360 AM and WAZN 1470 AM. "Guido Oliva Italian Hour" -- 8:00 am 9:00 am Sundays on WSRO 650 AM and online at MUSEUMS "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 "L'Italia Chiamo Italian Radio Show" hosted by Stefano Marchese and Emanuele Capoano -- Thursdays 2:00 pm-4:00 pm. Visit or; email: Tel. 857-334-0868. under his tutelage. But when she be- comes engaged to another man, he hatches a terrifying plot to kidnap her, and he will murder anybody who gets in his way. Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash musicalization of the Gaston Leroux novel won the 1988 Tony Award for Best Musical. Now a new era beckons for Broadway megahit Phantom -- beginning with the launch of a national tour of a newly reimagined production. THE LION KING -- September 9- October 12. Experience the phenom- enon. The most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the stage. Visually stunning, technically astounding and with a musical score like none other you've ever heard. Giraffes strut, birds swoop, gazelles leap. The entire savannah comes to life and as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. See the Tony Award-winning Broadway sen- sation that Newsweek calls "a land- mark event in entertainment." The New York Times says, "There is sim- ply nothing else like it." Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by a cast of more than 40 actors. Wonder at the inspiration of award-winning director Julie Taymor, who created visual images for this show that you'll remember for- ever. Thrill to the pulsating rhythms of the African Prldelands. REAGLE MUSIC THEATER 617 Lexington Street, Waltham 781-891-5600 ME AND MY GIRL -- Through July 20. Mix a legitimate cockney heir with the nobility of Hareford Hall and get a rollicking, hilarious Downton Abbey laced with engaging song and dance! The late Viscount Hareford had a youthful, unfortunate marriage - and kept discreetly out of sight, a son and heir. The Hareford Hall set are despondent when the family so- licitor finds the legitimate heir in Lambeth. There is a cockney invasion of the hall - Bill, his girlfriend and his mates, and the Lambeth Walk is danced by all. Winner of three Tony Awards and five Drama Desk awards, this riotous britislLmusical comedy in- chides... "Doin' The Lambeth Walk," "Leaning on a Lamp-Post," "The Sun Has Got His Hat On," "Love Makes the World Go 'Round," and "Take It On the Chin." SINGIN' IN THE RAIN -- August 7-17. Experience all the glitz and glam- our of Hollywood's golden age: It's 1927, and Don Lockwood and Lina LaMont are the toast of the town until "talkies" come on the scene. Further- more, Don's romance with the lovely and talented Kathy Selden only com- plicates things further. The result? Big romance, big song and dance num- bers, and a big, splashy Hollywood ending - and it really rains on stage! What a glorious feeling, indeed! This audience favorite returns to Reagle by popular demand, featuring all the classic songs from the 1952 film, in- cluding: "Good Morning," "Make 'Em Laugh," "Moses Supposes," "Fit As A Fiddle," and "Singin' in the Rain." REGENT THEATRE 7 Medford Street, Arlington 781-646-4849 MORT SAHL LIVE: AN EVENING WITH A COMEDY LEGEND -- July 19-20. Crowned as leading the new breed of modem comedians by Time magazine in 1960, Mort Sahl was the first entertainer ever to appear on its cover. Before comedy clubs existed, Sahl began performing at the Hungry I music club in San Francisco in the early 1950s. He differed from other comedians, appearing in casual clothing rather than a suit, skewer- ing popular politicians such as Eisenhower, Joe McCarthy and JFK. Sahl's approach is energetic, tangen- tial, and deep and wide in both social and political scopes, inspiring Woody Allen, George Carlin and countless other comedians. A 1955 performance with Dave Brubeck was recorded and released (without Sahl's permission), selling as Mort Sahl At Sunset, and recently recognized by the Library of Congress as the first stand-up com- edy record album. When Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. Sahl regularly targeted the government's official Warren Commission Report during his routines, resulting in the loss of much of Hollywood's support, while main- taining audience popularity with college tours and a best-selling book, Heartland. Sahl is the longest active performing American social satirist, spanning sixty, years. CASINO BALLROOM 169 Ocean Boulevard Hampton Beach, NH ARTIE LANGE -- July 19. One of the most sought after live comedians in the business, Lange is currently the co-host of "The Nick and Artie Show," a Fox News Radio show he created with fellow comedian Nick Di Paolo. Launched this past fall, the show has already garnered rave re- views and a massive fan base. Lange was a beloved regular on "The Howard Stem Show" for five years and during that time his memoir, Too Fat To Fish became a New York Times bestseller. Lange's breakout work with Live On Tape landed him his debut television role as one of the original series regu- lars on FOX's Mad TV. Attic's success on Mad TV led to being cast opposite Norm MacDonald in Lange's first star- ring role in the MGM feature trim Dirty Work:.This lead to a string of feature films including, New Line's The Bach- elor, starring opposite Chris O'Donnell and Renee Zellweger; Lost and Found with David Spade for Warner Brothers; Kinka Usher's Mys- tery Men and the independent drama The Fourth Floor, opposite Juliette Lewis and William Hurt. Artie also had supporting roles in the Dreamworks feature film Old School and New Line Cinema's Elf. MIKE BIRBIGLIA- July 20. In ten years Mike Birbiglia has grown from struggling comic to a popular talk show guest to a groundbreaking, origi- nal storyteller. The results? Two criti- cally-acclaimed COs, three Comedy Central Specials and a Nathan Lane- produced Off-Broadway show called "Sleepwalk with Me" that was recently nominated for both a Drama Desk Award and an Outer Circle Critics Award for "Best Solo Performance." One ~thing has remained constant: Birbiglia puts on one of the funniest, most unique live shows in comedy. Said Nathan Lane of Birbiglia, "Every once in a while, someone comes along who renews your faith in the art of stand-up comedy. It happened when I ill'st saw Mitch Hedberg, and it hap- pened again when I saw Mike Birbiglia." BILL COBBY -- August 16. Over the past century, few entertainers have achieved the legendary status of William H. Cosby Jr. His successes span five decades and virtually all media, remarkable accomplishments for a kid who emerged from humble beginnings in a Phflly project. In the 1960s, his stand-up act was a coast- to-coast sensation, spawning a string of hilarious, best-selling comedy albums, which went on to win eight Gold Records, five Platinum records and five Grammy Awards. His role on TV's I Spy made him the first African- American to co-star in a dramatic series, breaking television's racial barrier and winning three Emmy Awards. In the 1980s, he again rocked the television world with the The Cosby Show, a gentle, whimsical and hugely successful series that single- handedly revived the family sitcom (and rescued NBC}. With hit movies like Uptown Saturday N/ght and best- selling books like Fatherhood. Bill Cosby is quite simply a national trea- sure with the unique ability to touch people's hearts. WILBUR THEATRE 246 Tremont Street, Boston 617-248-9700 www.TheWilburTheatre,com LIL DUVAL -- July 19. Lil Duval (born Roland Powell; 1977) is an American stand-up comedian. In 2005, he was a semifinalist on BET's com- edy competition series Coming to the Stage. Duval is a series regular to the MTV2 shows Guy Code and Hip Hop Squares. He has been hosting the vi- ral video show Ain't That America on MTV2 since July 2013. After a hilari- ous 2001 performance at a contest in Oakland, Lil caught the attention of Cedric the Entertainer's camp and was invited to hit the road with Cedric and four other comedians. That success- ful run on the road led to a featured spot on Cedric the Entertainer: Stall- ing Lineup, first televised and then released on DVD. Most recently, he's added Twitter to his campaign and regularly dispenses his thoughts via @lilduval as raw and witty, as only he can. So much so that he now has over 260,000 followers. Dural can currently be seen on the MTV series Guy Code. MUSEUM OF SCIENCE I Science Park, Boston, MA 617-723-2500 PANDAS: THE JOURNEY HOME -- Pandas are a lovable, iconic, and -- unfortunately -- highly endangered species. In Pandas: The Journey Home, meet the dedicated team working tirelessly to save these captivating creatures from extinction. Filmmak- ers were granted unprecedented access to the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda to tell the story of our furry friends. The pandas' fascinating habits and unique personalities will leave you with a huge appreciation for the animals and the individuals work- ing to protect them. Witness an incredible story of survival and fall in love with these black and white gentle giants on the IMAX Dome screen! JOURNEY TO THE SOUTH PA- CIFIC -- Narrated by Academy Award- winner Cate Blanchett, Journey to the South Pacific takes filmgoers on a breathtaking IMAX adventure to the lush tropical islands of remote West Papua, where life flourishes above and below sea level. Join Jawi, a young islander, on a journey of discovery as you encounter whale sharks, sea turtles, manta rays, and other iconic creatures of the deep.. Home to more than 2,000 species of aquatic life, this exotic locale features the most diverse marine ecosystem on Earth.An uplift- ing story of hope and celebration, Jour- ney to the South Pacific highlights the importance of living in balance with the ocean planet we all call home FRANKLIN PARK PLAYSTEAD Pierpont Road, Boston BLMA LEWIS PLAYHOUSE IN THE PARK -- Tuesday, July 15 at 6pm. Opening Night! Athene Wilson, best female jazz vocalist at the New England Urban Music Awards. You'll love her style, her music and her voice! Tuesday, July 22 at 6pm with Mid- night Crew, a big rockin" band. Tues- day, July 29th at 6pm with Ashanti & Sistah Soul. You'll love their oldies and dance tunes. National Night Out DJ Dance Party in Franklin Park - Tuesday, August 5 at 6pm with Brother Charles Clemons from TOUCH 106 FM and Nomadik will be the DJs. Get ready to dance! ROSE KENNEDY GREENWAY Boston, MA 617-292-0020 FIGMENT BOSTON -- July 26. FIGMENT is a free, inclusive, partici- patory arts event held in multiple cit- ies and drawing tens of thousands of participants each year. FIGMENT's mission is to offer free, family-friendly and participatory art to entire com- munities. The event removes the bar- riers of museum and gallery walls and entrance fees, blurring the lines be- tween those who create and those who enjoy art. FIGMENT Boston takes place in the park along the Rose Kennedy Greenway, and is accessible from the MBTA Red Line at South Station and the Green Line at North Station. CITY HALL PLAZA 1 Congress Street, Boston GOSPELFEST- August 10. One of New England's most popular Gospel celebrations, this free gospel showcase features local and national talent. Past performers include Dottle Peoples, Kirk Franklin, and Karen Clark Sheard. Gospelfest is in its 14th year .............. HATCH SHELL, ESPLANADE Boston FREE CONCERTS WITH BOSTON LANDMARKS ORCHESTRA -- July 16- August 27. Made up of some of Boston's most accomplished musi- cians, the orchestra presents free concerts at the DCR's Hatch Shell along the Esplanade adjacent to the Charles River. THE CROSBY WHISTLE STOP 24 Roland Street, Charlestown, MA SWING DANCE EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT ~ Come and check out Boston's most exciting swing dance. Conveniently located in Sullivan Square less than a 5 minute walk from the T, with free parking also avail- able. A killer line up of DJ's and live bands every Friday night. Beautiful 3,000 sq ft dance hall with exposed brick. A beginning 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 experience is required. All ages and dance levels welcome. "t.