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POST-GAZETTE, JULY 13, 2012 Page 11 NOW PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN MUSEUMS THE INVENTION OF FANTASY EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY VENICE works by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (March 5, 1696 - March 27, 1770), also known as Gianbattista or Giambattista Tiepolo, an Italian painter and printmaker from the Republic of Venice. He was prolific, and worked not only in Italy, but also in Germany and Spain now appearing at the Museum of Fine Arts through September 30, 2012. SEE MUSEUMS SECTION. revue of some of classic hits of the '60s and "70st MUSIC GILLETTE STADIUM TD GARDEN 1 Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 508-543-1776 617-624-1050 www. GilletteStadium. corn www.TDGarden.com Brothers of the Sun Tour lea- MADONNA- September 4, 2012. turing KENNY CHESNEY and TIM In the course of her phenomenal MCGRAW -- August 24 & 25, 2012. career, Madonna has a record break- The New England Country Music ing 37 Top 10 hits on Billboard's Hot Festival has become the cornerstone 100 Singles Chart along with a record of the Gillette Stadium summer con- breaking 40 Number l's on Billboard's cert series. The NECMF is an annual Dance/Club Play Song Charts. No summer tradition for tens of thou- other act has more Top 10's on the sands of New Englanders. This year's Hot I00 or Number l's on the Club lineup marks a truly momentous Chart. Madonna has sold over 300 occasion as long time friends Kenny million albums and holds the record Chesney and Tim McGraw join Grace for the most successful tour by a solo Potter and the Noctumals and Jake artist in history. She is a seven time Oven. Chesney will end his 2012 Grammy winning singer, songwriter, Brothers of the Sun tour at Gillette producer and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Stadium where he will headline the inductee. Her last CD "Hard Candy," New England Country Music Festival debuted at Number 1 in 37 countries for the seventh time. Chesney has including US, UK, Canada, France and helped make the New England Coun- Australia. Madonna 2012 World Tour try Music Festival the largest concert is the Material Girl's 9th Tour. Her first series in New England. tour was the 1985 Virgin Tour. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND -- August 18, 2012. Springsteen & the E Street Band's "Wrecking Ball" world tour are barn- storming across the United States and are earning accolades for their stellar performances. Rolling Stone called the show "epic," the New York Times said "explosive" and the Boston Globe wrote of the concert's "energy that bordered on superhuman." FENWAY PARK 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA 800-514-3849 LiveNation.com, Etix.com, Orpheum Theatre Box Office, 1 Hamilton Place, Boston, MA BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND -- August 14 & 15, 2012. Springsteen & the E Street Band's "Wrecking Ball" world tour are barnstorming across the United States and are earning accolades for their stellar performances. Rolling Stone called the show "epic," the New York T/mes said "explosive" and the Bos- ton Globe wrote of the concert's "en- ergy that bordered on superhuman." ITALIAN EVENTS & PROGRAMS THEATER NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE 62 Dunham Road, Beverly, MA 978-232-7200 www.NSMT.org ANNIE - July 17-29, 2012. One of CITI PERFORMING ARTS the world's best-loved musicals! Ann/e, CENTER WANG tells the charming story of a spunky 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA Depression-Era orphan determined to (617) 482-9393 find her parents, who abandoned her www.Citicenter.org years ago on the doorstep of a New DUKES OF SEPTEMBER RHYTHM York City orphanage run by the cruel, REVENUE -- August 9, 2012. Three embittered Miss Hanntgan. In her fun R&B legends, singer/pianist Donald filled adventures, Annie foils Miss Fagen, vocalist/keyboardist Michael Hannigan's schemes, befriends the McDonald and singer/guitarist Boz President and finds a new family in Scaggs make up the Dukes of Sep- billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his sec- tember Rhythm Revue. This en- retary Grace and a lovable mutt semble has taken this tour across the named Sandy. country performing classic rock, R&B ALL SHOOK UP - August 14-26, and Motown hits from the '60s and 2012. An uproarious new musical fea- '70s. The musicians take turns on lead turing the unforgettable hits of Elvis vocals and even perform some of their Presleyl All Shook Up is the romantic own hits. Donald Fagen is the co- and wacky, mixed-up tale of a guitar leader/founder and keyboardist for playin' roustabout who rides into a Steely Dan. Some of his hits include struggling town and turns it upside- "Do It Again," "Reefing in the Years," down. With a hilarious story inspired *Rikki Don't Lose That Number." by one of Shakespeare's greatest Michael McDonald is a five-time comedies and written by Joe DiPietro, Grammy winning artist and songwriter writer of Memphis, this fun and excit- who is known for his work with The ing musical guarantees to have Doobie Brothers. Some hits include you jumpin' out of your blue suede "What a Fool Believes," ~Takin' It to shoesl the Streets," and his Grammy-award winning rendition of "Ain't No Moun- BOSTON OPERA HOUSE tain High Enough." Boz Scaggs is a 539 Washington St., Boston, MA Grammy Award winning guitarist who 617-259-3400 you may recognize from his contribu- www.BostonOperaHouse.com tions to the Steve Miller Band. His BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL -- hits include "Look What You've Done July 24 through August 19, 2012. to Me," "Lowdown," "Isn't It Time," Billy Elliot the Musical is the joyous "Hard Times," "Jojo," and more[ These celebration of one boy's journey to three musicians take you on a music make his dreams come true. Set in a small town, the story follows Billy as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, discovering a surprising passion that inspires his family and his whole community. A big musical with an even bigger heart, Billy Elliot will enchant the dreamer in all of us. Based on the interna- tional smash-hit film. Billy Elliot is brought to life by a phenomenal cast and the Tony Award-winning cre- ative team {director Stephen Daldry, choreographer Peter Darling and writer Lee Hall) along with music legend Elton John, who has written what the New York Post calls "his best score yet!" CAPE PLAYHOUSE CAPE COD CENTER FOR THE ARTS 820 Route 6A, Dennis Village, MA 877-385-3911 www.CapePlayhouse.com AIN'T MISBEHAVIN -- Now through July 21. This joint is jumpin'l The Cotton Club, the Savoy Ballroom, honky tonk dives and the man who made it all swing -- legendary piano man, Fats Waller. From "Honeysuckle Rose" and "Your Feets Too Big" to "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" and "Taint Nobody's Bizness If I Do," get ready for a sexy, simmering, stompin', struttin', music and dance- filled evening that's going to leave you breathless. Winner of every award a musical can win, including three Tonys. After this, there will be no "Keepln' Out of Mischief for anyone! MARSHFIELD FAIR 140 Main Street Marshfleld, Ma 02050 www.MarshfleldFair.org August 17-26, 2012. The 145th annual Marshfield Fair is fast approaching! This yearly Agricultural Fair draws hundreds of competitors in 4-H, arts and crafts, agricultural and horticultural events. The Marshfield Agricultural and Horticultural Society, sponsors of the Marshfield Fair, is dedicated to making this the premier event of Southeastern Massachu- setts. We hope everyone who attends the fair will be entertained and edu- cated and that all attendees leave with a greater appreciation of the importmce of agriculture and horti- culture in our present day society. TD GARDEN 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 617-624-1050 www.TDGarden.com WWE Night of Champions #WWENOC -- September 16, 2012. Coming to boston for the first time ever ... you can be part of a historic night where every championship will be defended. It's WWE Night of Cham- pions! #WWENOC. A new champion was crowned at the last two 'night of champions' events. Will history repeat itself?. See all of your favorite super- stars of Raw and Smackdown includ- ing: John Cena, CM Punk, Randy Orton, Sheamus, The Big Show. Daniel Bryan, Alberto Del Rio, Kane, Christian, Kofi Kingston, Dolph Ziggler and morellI Card is subject to change. KELLOGG'S TOUR OF GYMNAS- TICS CHAMPIONS 2012 -- Novem- ber I], 2012. Tour of Gymnastics Champions is a national tour featur- ing Team USA's top performing gym- nasts following the 2012 Olympic Games in London. 2008 Olympic all- around champion Nastia Liukin will lead an impressive cast that will in- clude members of the men's and women's 2011 World Championships and 2012 Olympic teams, along with past Olympians and U.S. medalists in men's, women's, rhythmic and acrobatic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling. summer music series Mondays through Thursdays. For a complete listing visit bhh.com. HATCH SHELL, Esplanade, Charles River, Boston 27TH ANNUAL FREE FRIDAY FLICKS MOVIE SERIES --July 13 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island: July 20 The Muppets; July 27 Cars 2; August 3 Kung Fu Panda 2; August I0 Zookeeper; August 17 Puss in Boots and August 24 The Lorax. CONCERTS July 18 -- Landmarks Orchestra Classical Concert - Fiesta Sinfonica from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm; July 21 -- WOOS Oldies Concert - Burton Cummings of The Guess Who and Mark Farner of Grand Funk Rail- road at 7:00 pm; July 25 -- Land- marks Orchestra Classical Concert - At The River from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm; July 29 -- Harvard Univer- sity Summer Pops Concert at 3:00 pm; August I -- Landmarks Orchestra Classical Concert - Bos- ton Civic Symphony from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm; August 4 -- WOOS Oldies Concert - Rick Springfield at 7:00 pm; August 8 -- Landmarks Orchestra Classical Concert - Boston Lyric Opera from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm; August 15 -- Landmarks Orches- tra Classical Concert - Longwood Symphony Orchestra from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm; August 22 -- Landmarks Orchestra Classical Concert - Land- marks Virtuosos from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm; August 29 -- Landmarks Orchestra Classical Concert - Com- monwealth Shakespeare Com- pany from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm; Sep- tember 8 -- MIXfest Concert from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. THE HIGHLAND STREET FREE FUN FRIDAYS PROGRAM invites you to visit a designated museum or attraction in the Boston area for FREE during the summer. July 13 -- Franklin Park Zoo, Children's Museum at Holyoke, Danforth Museum of Art, Decordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Reagle Music Theatre. July 20 -- Button- wood Park Zoo, Mass Audubon Visual Arts Center, Hancock Shaker Village, Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum, Higgins Armory Museum. July 27 -- Commonwealth Shakes- peare Company, Children's Museum in Easton, Springfield Museums, N.E. Historic Genealogical Society, New Repertory Theatre. August 3 -- Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Norman Rockwell Museum, Amelia Park Children's Museum, Fuller Craft Museum, Arnold Arboretum. August I0 -- Battleship Cove, Berk- shire Museum, Cape Cod Children's Museum, Fruitlands Museum, The Sports Museum. August 17 -- Insti- tute of Contemporary Art, Edward ITALIAN RADIO pROGRAMS "The Sicilian Corner" 10:00 am to 12 Noon every Friday with host Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The Italian Show" with Nunzio DiMarca every Sunday from 10:00 am-l:00 pm. Go to www. 1110wccmanucom. "Italia Oggl" Sundays 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm with host Andrea Urdl 1460 AM www.1460WXBR.com. "Dolce Vita Radio" DJ Rocco Mesiti ii:00 am-l:00 pm Sundays 90.7 FM or online www.djrocco.com. "The Nick Franciosa Show" Sun- days from 12 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 www.wsro.com, "Radio Italia Unita" - Thursdays 2:00 pm-3:00 pm on www.zumix.org/ radio or itunes, college radio click on Zumix. For more information, log onto www. italiaunita, org. "Tony's Place" on MusicAmerica WPLM FM 99.1 - Sundays 9:00 pm- I0:00 pm on MusicAmerica. Host Ron Della Chiesa presents Tony's Place. Visit www.MusicNotNoise.com. Gorey House, New Bedford Whaling Museum, Garden in The Woods, Concord Museum. August 24 -- Boston Harbor Island Alliance, U.S.S. Constitution Museum, Ameri- can Textile History Museum, Old Sturbridge Village, Basketball Hall of Fame. August 31 -- JFK Library & Museum, Plimoth Plantation, The Discovery Museums, Mass Moca, and Ec0tarium. MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston 617-267-9300 www.MFA.org THE INVENTION OF FANTASY EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY VENICE -- Through September 30, 2012. Venice in the eighteenth century, the age of Casanova, was one of the pleasure centers of Europe, famed for its theater and opera and its carnival maskers. Even today, the city, when compared with ordinary cities, appears to be a fantasy, a dream, a hallucination. Giovanni Battista Tiepolo's volup- tuous painted cloudscapes with fig- ures opened illusionistic light- filled vistas in ceilings; his drawings and prints have a comparable aerial lightness and luminosity. He was assisted by his son Domenico, who, when he retired from painting about 1785, concentrated on making fin- ished drawings on biblical and mytho- logical themes, as well as remarkably playful and whimsical scenes of Venetian daily life. The Museum's The M'dliner's Shop is one of the finest of these drawings. Other artists in the exhibition include Canaletto and the early Piranesi. MUSEUM OF SCIENCE 1 Science Park, Boston, MA 617-723-2500 www.MOS.org LOST EGYPT: ANCIENT SECRETS, MODERN SCIENCE -- Through September 3, 2012. A new, temporary exhibit that will provide visitors with an immersive quest for knowledge that reveals how arche- ologists use modern science and technology to uncover and under- stand the ancient civilization of Egypt. Through hands-on challenges, authentic artifacts, and guidance from real archeologists, visitors will unearth the mysteries of Egypt, its culture and its people. This interac- tive exhibit features a real human mummy and animal mummies, as well as scans, forensic facial recon- structions and for the first time ever, a life-size rapid prototype of a mummy in a stage of "unwrapping." Visitors can also explore a recreation of an Egyptian tomb and authentic art and artifacts from the daily life and funerary culture of ancient Egypt. ined classics and original material pro- duced by the multi Grammy Award- winning Humberto Gatica and the world renowned Italian singer/ producer Tony Renis, is heading toward platinum status in the U.S." For more information on II Volo, visit ILVoloMusic. com. BERKLEE PERFORMANCE CENTER 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston 617-747-2261 www.BerkleeBPC.com FRANCO CORSO: A TRIBUTE TO ANDREA BOCELLI AND FRIENDS -- Saturday, September 15. With a voice that melts hearts and instills passion, Franco Corso is the newest Italian singing sensation in America. His distinctive and powerful baritone voice has been called elegant and provocative. With award-winning singer-songwriter Briana Cash. FREE EVENTS BOSTON HARBOR HOTEL WILBUR THEATRE 70 Roves Wharf, Boston 246 Tremont St., Boston, MA 617-439-7000 www.TheWilburTheatre.com www.BHH.com SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO -- MOVIES BY MOONLIGHT offers September 14, 2012. "what's Wrong a chance to revisit Hollywood's silver BANK OF AMERICA PAVILION With People?" asks Sebastian screen and modern classics. In honor 290 Northern Ave, Boston, MA Maniscalco in his hilarious new of its 25th Anniversary, the Boston www.LiveNation.com hit stand-up special airing on Harbor Hotel will feature movies from IL VOLO - Saturday, September 8, Showtime. In "What's Wrong with 1987 for the month of August. The 2012. "Already certified platinum in People," he brings his witheringly cool evening breeze set the stage to their homeland and several other sarcastic and exasperated take enjoy these classic films by the sea. countries, II Volo has captured the on modern behavior and decorum, Movies begin at dusk. July 13 An hearts of Americans of all ages fol- trying to bridge the gap between American in Paris; July 20 On the lowing their U.S. American Idol debut the Italian-American Old World Waterfront; July 27 Jaws; August 3 and appearances on The Tonight he grew up in and the world we Princess Bride; August I0 Moon- Show with Jay Leno, Good Morning live in today. The result is an ori- struck; August 17 Planes, Trains & America and Ellen. Their single "O Solo ginal, highly relatable stand-up Automobiles; August 24 D/rty Dauc- Mio" has been seen by over one mil- comedy tour-deforce that has ing and August 31 Roxanne. lion fans on YouTube and their self- Sebastianperforming sold-out con- Boston Harbor Hotel also has a tiffed debut, which is a mix of re-imag- certs worldwide.