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The King & I September 27-Octo- ber 9, Legally Blonde November 1- 13. A Christmas Carol December 2- 23. Debbie Reynolds, July 27 & 28. Harvey Robbins" Royalty of Doo- Wopp August 6. Marie Osmond Au- gust 29. B.B. King September 1. Steve Tyrell September 10. Harvey Robbins" Royaly of Rock 'N Roll Oc- tober 22. Pinocchio July 22. Snow White July 29. Cinderella's Wed- ding August 5. Little Red Riding Hood August 26. 201 i. NSMT will con- tinue to add concerts and special events throughout the season. For further information, please visit, contact the Box Of- fice at 978-232-7200. or visit in per- son at 62 Dunham Road. Beverly, 01915. Gift certificates are also cur- rently on sale through the box office. LOEB DRAMA CENTER 64 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS - August 17. 2011 - October 2. 2011. by George Gershwin. Dubose and Dorothy Heyward. and Ira Gershwinadapted by Suzan-Lori Parks and Diedre Murray; directed by Diane Paulus: choreographed by iron K. Brown. In 1935. Porgy and Bess premiered at the Colonial Theater in Boston. Now. 76 years later, the A.R.T. brings back Porgy and Bess in a new production featuring inter- nationally renowned stars Audra McDonald as Bess. Norm Lewis as Porgy, and David Alan Grier as Sport- ing Life. A.R.T. Artistic Director and Tony Award nominee Diane Paulus directs this revival adapted by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks (ropdog/Underdog, The America Play, Venus) and OBIE- winning composer Diedre Murray (Running Man, Best of Both Worlds). This classic American tale is set in the 1930s in Catfish Row, a neigh- borhood in Charleston. South Caro- lina. Bess. beautiful and troubled turns to Porgy, the crippled beggar, in search of safety after her posses- sive- lover Grown commits murder.+ As Porgy and Bess's love grows, their fu- ture is threatened by Crown ad the conniving Sporting Life. This heart- breaking love story boasts some of the most famous and beloved works from the Great American Songbook, includ- ing: "Summertime." "Bess. You Is My Woman," "It Ain't Necessarily So" and "I Loves You. Porgy.- AS YOU LIKE IT - December 7. 2011 - January 8. 2012. By William Shakespeare featuring members of the A.R.T./MXAT Institute for Ad- vanced Theater Training Class of 2012 "All "the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players" in Shakespeare's beloved pastoral comedy As You Like It. This classic tale follows Rosalind and her friend Celia's escape from a deadly conspiracy into nature's wild. liberating arms. What follows is an unconventional romance with everything from wres- tling matches to cross-dressing shep- herds culminating in a finale so joyful. Building on the success of the 2010-2011 Season's sold-out Alice vs. Wonder- land on the Loeb Mainstage, As You Like It will feature members of the graduating Institute Class of 2012. For info call 617-547-8300 or log onto Join as a subscriber to receive dis- counts and special promotions. The A.R.T. [nstitute was established in 1987 by the American Repertory Theater {A.R.T.) as a training ground for professional American theater. It is a two-year training program for young theater professionals, in asso- ciation with the Moscow Art Theater School. ITALIAN EVENTS & PROGRAMS BOSTON OPERA HOUSE 539 Washington St., Boston, MA SOUTH PACIFIC - September 27 - October 2. 201 I. Nellie, a nurse on a Pacific Island during WWI] falls in love with de Becque, a local planter. How- ever. when she learns he is a widower with two half-caste children, she can- not accept the situation. Meanwhile. Cable falls in love with a Polynesian girl named Liat. Cable and de Bacque go off together on a spy mission and the two women wait in hope of their return. NIGHT OF STARS - Saturday, Oc- tober 29 at 7:00 pm. - Night of Stars. a spectacular showcase of Boston Ballet's exciting repertoire, fealures the talems of the entire-company,.,. including Principal dancers and ris- ing stars. This unique evening pro- vides audiences with a taste of the upcoming season. Escape to Verona with John Cranko's ROMEO AND JULIET - No- vember 3-13, 2011 - Masterfully told through Cranko's choreography alld Prokofiev's score, Romeo and Juliet is a triumphant must-see. Don't miss the final season of the current Boston Ballet's THE NUT- CRACKER - November 25 through December 31, 2011 - Experience the magic of this beloved production one last time. The perfect holiday gift! PLEASE NOTE: The Box Office is closed for the summer months and will open in the Fall for South Pacifc. For tickets, please go to the Colonial Theatre. 106 Boylston Street. Hours of operation are 10am - 6pm Monday through Saturday. On the web visit Boston or By phone by calling Ticketmaster at 800- 982-2787, The Ticketmaster phone line hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, 9am - 9pm and Sunday, 9am - 8pm. THE REGATTABAR Charles Hotel, Cambridge, MA NICK GRONDIN GROUP: THE ELECTRIC EXPERIENCE - Wednesday, August 10, 7:30 PM - The Nick Grondin Group: The Electric Experience performs original compo- sitions by Grondin and jazz arrange- ments of hip material from historic rock groups like the Beatles. Muse. Radiohead. U2 and others. For Nick, it's a perfect concept as it combines the openness of jazz with the energy of rock, plus Nick's exciting vocals. Tickets can be purchased online at www.regattabarjazz.eom or by calling: 617-395-7757. For more information. call: 617-395-7757. The Regattabar is wheelchair accessible. DCR'S HATCH SHELL ON THE ESPLANADE BOSTON LANDMARKS ORCHES- TRA presents free concerts at 7 pm at the DCR's Hatch Shell every Wednesday night through August 31 m There will also be free concerts in the neighborhoods of Boston; This is the Orchestra's 11 th season and its 5 m with the Hatch Shell as its home. Rain location: The Church of the Covenant, 67 Newbury St # 2. Bos- ton. MA 02116-3090. For weather alerts: Text Landmarks to 27138. BANK OF AMERICA PAVILION 290 Northern Ave., Boston, MA HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS - Saturday, July 16. 2011. Huey Lewis and the News had a series of hit singles in the mid-80s. They are best known for "The Power Of Love" which was featured in the blockbust- ing 1985 film Back To The Future and became a No. 1 hit in America. JILL SCOTT'S SUMMER BLOCK PARTY - Tuesday, July 26. 2011 7:00 PM. American soul and R&B singer-songwriter, poet and actress. Her third studio album. The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3. was released on September 25. 2007. For tickets log onto TD GARDEN Causeway St., Boston, MA JOSH GROBAN - July 26, 2011. When the internationally renowned singer and songwriter hit the road for his hugely successful, sold-out 81-city Awake World Tour. The "Straight To You" Tour will bring the feel of a theater experience to an arena set- ting through stage design, lighting, and projection, as well as through the spontaneity and interactivity. Log onto for tick- ers or call 800-745-3000, SOUTH SHORE MUSIC CIRCUS 130 Sohier St., Cohasset, MA CHRIS BOTTI - Saturday, August 20. 2011 aI 8:00 PM. Since the re- lease of his 2004 'critically acclaimed CO, When [ Fall In Love. Chris Botti has become the best-selling American jazz instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music and his ongoing associa- tion with PBS has led to four No. 1 Jazz Albums. as well as multiple gold and platinum records and Grammy Awards. AN EVENING WITH MICHAEL MCDONALD & BOZ SCAGGS - July 23. 201] at 7:30 PM. MIRANDA COSGROVE - August 3. 2011 at 7:00 PM. MARTINA MCBRIDE - August 6 and 7, 2011. --+ LINDA EDER - August 12. 2011 at 8PM. THE BEACH BOYS - August 13, 2011. CHICAGO- August 19. 2011 at 8PM. To purchase tickets log onto INDIAN RANCH 200 Gore Road, Webster, MA The Summer Concert Series at In- dian Ranch offers our music audience an opportunity to see their favorite artist in an intimate setting. Every seat nestled between the scent of pine trees has a premier view of the stun- ning amphitheatre stage with the backdrop of the portrait cove of sce- nic Webster Lake. LEANN RIMES - UNPLUGGED Saturday, July 23 at 2:00 pm LITTLE FEAT - Friday, July 29 - at 8:00 pro. GRAND FUNK RAILROAD - Sat- urday, July 30 at 8:00 pm. GEORGE JONES - Sunday, July 31 at 2:00 pm. BLUE OYSTER CULT - Saturday, August 6 at l:00 pm. PHIL VASSAR - Sunday, August 7 at 2:00 pm. JERRY JEFF WALKER - Saturday, August 13 at 2:00 pm. DWIGHT YOAKAM - Sunday, Au- gust 14. BARENAKED LADIES - Saturday, August 20 at 2:00 pm JO DEE MESSINA - Sunday, August 21 at 2:00 pm. TRAVIS TRITT - Sunday, Au- gust 28 at 2:00 pro. ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL - Satur- day, September 10 at 2:00 pm. THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND - Sunday, September 11 at 2:00 pm. THE FABULOUS THUNDER- BIRDS - Saturday, September 17. LONESTAR - Sunday, Septem- ber 18. MARTY STUART - Saturday, Sep- tember 24 For further information, please call 508-943-3871 or log on to the webiste at SPINELLI'S FUNCTION FACILITY Route One South, Lynnfleld, MA NORTH END REUNION - Thurs- day, September 22.2011 at 6PM. Enjoy music from the 50's and 60's. Join your friends who grew up in the North End for fun times and memo- ties. Contact Lolly Ciampa at 781-938- 9254 or RoRo DeMarco at 781-284-5945, WILBUR THEATRE 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA STEPHANIE MILLER'S SEXY LIBERAL COMEDY TOUR - Satur- day July 16. 2011 at 7:00 PM. For tickets call 1-800-745-3000 or CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS PARK COMMERCIAL ST.. NORTH END EVENTS - Sunday Night Movies in the Park. The movie begins at dusk (around 8:00 pm) on the follow- ing evenings. July 17th: ET PG. July 24th: Princess Bride PG, July 31st: UP PG, August 7th: The Blind Side PG-13, August 14th': Fever Pitch PG-13. ParkART's Presents: Mari- onette Puppet Show on Tuesday, July 19tlh at 11:00 am. Children and par- ents will enjoy the entertaining whim- sical puppet shows that will delight the child in everyone. Experience the unique charm of Rosalita's Puppets - marionettes made by professional ac- tor-puppeteer Charlotte Anne Dare. Log. onto THE PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA MAN RAY LEE MILLER PART- NERS IN SURREALISM Now through December 4. 20 l 1. PAINTING THE AMERICAN VISION - July 30-November 6, 2011. WRITTEN ON THE WAVES: SHIPBOARD LOGS AND JOURNALS Now through October I, 2012. Delve into the world of maritime manuscripts. Explore the log books of 18th-century sea captains as they voyaged around the globe re- cording extraordinary details of their adventures. SPECIAL EVENTS - BEER TAST- ING, A PINT OF THE PAST AN- CIENT AND HISTORIC BEER Thursday, August 1 l, 7:30-9:30 PM. Sample modern beers based on archaeological evidence or historic recipes - including a beer brewed specially for this program by Salem Beer Works - paired with appropri- ately themed food. TALK AND WALK, HISTORIC GARDENS - IN YOUR OWN BACK- YARD - Friday, August 5, 201 I. Gar- den historian John Forti, of Straw- berry Banke Museuem. explains how to source and choose plants, plant- ing patterns, structures and furnish- ings that bring elements of the past to life. Made possible by the Ropes Botanical Garden Lecture Fund. For more information about all exhibits. please log onto or call 1-978-745-9500. 866 745-1876. For the Hearing Impaired please call 1-978-740-3649. SAVE THE DATE - PEM GALA - Saturday, November 5. 2011. An evening of dining, dancing and excitement. Proceeds support the museum's programs. ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS "The Sicilian Corner" I I:00AM to I:00PM every Friday with host Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The Italian Show" w/Nurlzio DiMarca every Sunday from 10AM to IPM www. i "Italia Oggi" Sundays IPM to 2PM with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM www. "Dolce Vita Radio" DJ Rocco Mesiti 11AM-1PM Sundays 90.7 FM or online "The Nick Franciosa Show" Every Sunday at 12 Noon to 3PM on radio stations WLYN 1360 AM and WAZN 1470 AM. "Guido Oliva Italian Hour" 8AM 9AM every Sunday on WSRO 650 AM in Framingham and online at "Don Giovanni Show" Saturday mornings from 6AM-8AM and Sunday evenings 5PM-7PM on 950 AM WROL. www. dongiovannishow, com. "Tony's Place" on MusicAmerica WPLM FM 99. I - Every Sunday night from 9 to 10pro on MusicAmerica host Ron Della Chiesa presents Tony's Place on WPLM FM Easy 99. I. Dmng the hour Ron will feature recordings by his good friend Tony Bennett. You'll hear all your Bennett favorites from his early hits to his latest Grammy winners, "Radio Italia Unita" - Every Thurs- day from 2-3PM on radio or [tunes. college radio click on Zumix. For more information log onto ARTIST'S BOSTON STUDIO 450 Harrison Ave, #223B, Boston MA MARIAN DIOGUARDI PRESENTS TEN NEW PAINTINGS - Every first Friday of the month artist Marian Dioguardi invites people to visit her Bostoi:ttttlo at--50 Harrisoll::-*42:30. 15 and 8:00PlW-',* Ave. Studio 223B. from 5 to 9 PM. Ten new 'Laundry Line" paintings based on Burano, Venezia. will be showcased. Marian Dioguardi was born and raised in the Italian- American neighborhood of urban East Boston. She pursued her child- hood ambition, art. only after a more traditional career in education gave way to more colorful careers including undercover investigations and gem stone buying. For further information please visit her website at www. mariandioguardi, com. BRATTLE THEATRE 40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA MUSIC FOR MOVIES: NINO ROTA CENTENNIAL - Thursdays, July 21 - September I. 2011 - The Brattle Theatre is pleased to present the work of frequent Federico Fellini collaborator and giant of cinema mu- sic. Nino Rota, who also happens to celebrate his 100th birthday this year! Rota's music appears in many re- nowned films including Feilinfs 81/2. La Dolce Vita. Amarcord. and The Clowns, as well as The Godfather Parts 1+2. Death On The Nile. Taming of the Shrew and many more. Thursday, July 21. 2011- "The Godfather" 11AM and 6PM ThLtsday, July 2 I. 201 I- The God- father (Part 2) 2:15 and 9:15 Thursday, August 4, 2011 - Rocco and his Brothers 4:00 and 7:30PM Thursday, August 11 2011 - Death on the Nile 2:00. 5:00 and 8:00PM Thursday, August 18. 2011 - Romeo and Juliet 3:15 and 8:30PM Thursday, August 18. 2011 - Tam- ing of the Shrew 6:00PM Thursday, August 25, 2011 - Amarcord 2:30 and 7:00PM Thursday, August 25. 2011 - The Clowns 5:00 and 9:30PM Thursday, September 1. 2011 - 8V=.,