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POST-GAZE'I-rE, JULY 15, 2016 PAGE 11 NOW PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN THEATER COMEDY Brad Bradley (Bert) and Kerry Conte (Mary Poppins) with Scarlett Keene-Connole (Jane Banks) and Jake Ryan Flynn (Michael Banks} in North Shore Music Theatre's production of Mary Poppins. {Photo Paul Lyden} MUSIC DANCE TD GARDEN 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 617-624-1050 www.TDGarden.com BARBRA STREISAND -- August 16, 2016. Barbra Streisand, the only recording artist or group to achieve # 1 albums in each of six decades, will bring her legendary live performance to Boston in August. Streisand will perform her hits from each decade, plus songs from her new album, ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, celebrating a career of unparalleled creative achievement. Every ticket purchased online includes a CD of Streisand's new album, which due to her phenomenal technical and interpretative talents. Tickets for this show are in short supply and selling fast. MEGHAN TRAINOR: The Untouch- able Tour- September 24, 2016. The 22-year-old singer will kick off the Untouchable Tour on July 14th in Vancouver, Canada, and bring the tour to a close September 24th in Boston. Untouchable promotes Trainor's new album, Thank You, which was released on May 13th. Thank You is the followup to Title, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in 2015. Trainor released the first single, =No," from Thank Youin March, and "Better" featuring Yo Gotti in April. Trainor won Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards. will be released later this year.XFINITY CENTER 885 S. Main St., Mansfield, MA BLUE HILLS BANK PAVILION www.LiveNation.com 290 Northern Ave., Boston, MA JIMMY BUFFETT & THE CORAL www.LiveNatiou.com REEFER BAND -- August 20, 2016. ARETHA FRANKLIN -- August 19, Singer, songwriter, author, actor, and 2016. The Memphis, Tennessee-born businessman Jimmy Buffett has been a but Detroit, Michigan-reared American staple on the American concert circuit iconic gospel, soul, and R&B singer is since the early 1970s. Known for his renowned the world over for her soul anecdotal songs about a laid-back life and R&B recordings. Adept at the piano on the beach, Buffett has described his as well as having a gifted voice, Franklin music as =drunken Caribbean rock 'n' became a child prodigy. By the age of roll," or Gulf-and-Western, as it has 14, she signed a record deal with Battle been dubbed by others. Buffett moved Records, where her father Reverend to Nashville in the late 1960s with the C.L. Franklin recorded his sermons dream of becoming a country singer, and gospel vocal recordings, and she and he released his debut album in issued Songs of Faith in 1956. She is 1970. After his first marriage fellapart, the second most honored female pop- he left Nashville for Key West and it was ular singer in Grammy history (after there that he developed the easy-going Alison Krauss), having won 18 com- beach-bum persona that he has become petitive Grammys (including an unprec- known for. With 28 studio albums under edented 11 for Best Female R&B Vocal his belt, and sell-out shows year after Performance, 8 of them consecutive), year, it's no wonder that Buffett has The state of Michigan has declared her amassed a large and incredibly loyal voice to be a natural wonder. Franklin following known as =Parrot Heads." Bur- is regarded as one of the best vocalists fett will deliver an unforgettable night ever by such industry publications/ of fun times, hilarious stories and great media outlets as Rolling Stone and VH 1, musiclll SPECIAL EVENTS ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS "The Sicilian Corner" -- every Friday 10:00 am to Noon with hosts Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and =The Best in Italian Music" with Nunzio DiMarca every Sunday from 9:00 am to Noon. Go to www. 11 lOwccmam.corm "Italia Oggi" -- Sundays 11:00 am to Noon with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM. "Dolce Vita Radio" -- Sundays DJ Rocco Mesiti 11:00 am-l:00 pro; 90.7 FM or online www.djrocco.com. "The Nick Franciosa Show" -- Sundays from Noon to 3:00 pm on WLYN 1360 AM. "Guido OUva Italian Hour" -- Sundays 8:00 am-9:00 am on WSRO 650 AM and online at www.wsro.com. "Tony's Place" on MusicAmerica WPLM FM 99.1 -- Sundays 7:00 pm-2:00 am on MusicAmerica. Host Ron Della Chiesa presents Tony's Place. Visit www.MusicNotNoise.com. "L'Italia Chiamo Italian Radio Show" hosted by Stefano Marchese and Elisa Meazzini- Thursdays 3:00 pm-4:15 pm. Visit litaliachiamo.com; email: litaliachiamoshow@gmail.com. Tel. 857-334-0868. "IntervaBo Musicale" -- Sundays 10:00-10:30 am; Host Carmine Guarino on WUNR 1600 AM and online at www.wunr.com. SHALIN LIU PERFORMANCE CENTER 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA 978-546-7391 info@Rockpor tMusic, org BOOIG~R T. JONES--July 28, 2016. One of the godfathers and architects of soul music, Booker T. Jones stands as a true American musical icon. With his band, the MG's, he had massive soul-funk hits like the classics =Green Onions" and =Time is Tights among others. As keyboardist for the Stax Records house band, Jones played on and helped arrange countless seminal recordings of legends like Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave, Albert King and others. Jones has enjoyed a career resurgence in the last several years, with the 2009 comeback record Potato Hole {which featured The Drive-by Truckers acting as his backing band.) Since then, a new generation of stars like Gary Clark Jr., My Morning Jacket's Jim James, and others have been lining up to collaborate with the soul music hero. In 2011, he released The Road from Memphis that showcased hip-hop group The Roots as his backing band. His most recent record, 2013's Sound the A/arm, was met with universal critical acclaim. THE KINGSTON TRIO -- August 28, 2016. Known for their role in the folk revival of the early '60s, their iconic takes on traditional folk classics like =Tom Dooleyf and for their trademark three-part harmonies, The Kingston Trio returns to Rockport for an unfor- gettable evening of vintage folk clas- sics. Currently featuring the talents of George Grove, Bill Zorn, and Rick Dougherty, the Trio will perform be- loved hits like "M.T.Af WCorried Man," "Greenback Dollar," and Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" among many other favorites. WANG THEATER Citi Performing Arts Center 270 Tremont Street Boston, MA 800-982-2798 www.CitiCenter.org STEVEN TYLER ... Out on a Limb -- September 4, 2016. Aerosmith's front- man Out on a Limb Tourwill feature Tyler and backing band Loving Mary rework- ing some of his most famous hits and sharing the stories behind them; he'll also weave in songs from his upcoming country project. Tyler released his first country single, =Love is Your Name," last May. With his second country song, "Red, White & You," Tyler proves! he already has a grip on the genre, proclaiming his love for America, America, and the midnight sky. ~'When I look in your eyes, all I wanna do is/ Bang, bang, baby like the 4th of July,~ Tyler sings. In September, Tyler is hop- ing to debut a full album. LYNN AUDITORIUM 3 City Hall Square, Lynn, MA 781-599-SHOW www.LynnAuditorinm.com JACK HANNA'S INTO THE WILD LIVEI -- October 15, 2016. America's most beloved animal expert, Jack Hanna, brings his two-time Emmy Award winning television series to the live stage with Jack Hanna's Into the Wild Live! In this awe-inspiring event, Jungle Jack will introduce you to some of the world's most spectacular animals. Jack will also share humorous stories and amazing exclusive footage from his worldwide adventures. From the jungles of Rwanda to the savannas of Australia, Jack has explored the cor- ners of the globe as one of the most visible and respected animal ambas- sadors. You've seen him appear on David Letterman, Good Morning Amer- ica, and many others -- now you can enjoy Jungle Jack's infectious energy as he takes you =into the wild!" to see some of the most fascinating animals, live! CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS PARK I00 Atlantic Avenue, Boston 781-639-6002 www.FOCCP.org DANCIN' IN THE P~RKI --Thursday, August 4~, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Come help the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park celebrate their 15t~ Anniversary with "Past and Present" (DJs Bob Remick & Gary Wilson) at the fountain area near Tia's. Free event. PARTY IN THE PARKI -- Tuesday, August 23'a, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. FOCCP is celebrating its 15th anniver- sary in 2016, with a party in the Parld The party will feature a live perfor- mance by the U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble. And lots of birthday cake! Free event. THE BOSTON ARTS FESTIVAL -- Saturday, September I0, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Christopher Columbus Park in the North End is transformed into a vibrant cultural village complete with exhibits, demonstrations, and other attractions all involving visual or performing arts. Guests and visitors can expect to not only witness a wide array of artistic showcases, but also participate in the various Workshops on ceramics, painting, sculpture, and various other crafts. Whether you're alone, with friends or with your family, the whole event is sure to be a fun-filled experience. NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE 62 Dunham Road, Beverly, MA 978-232-7200 www.NSMT.org MARY POPPINS -- Now through July 31, 2016. The Disney classic Mary Poppins is now a full Broadway musical and the winner of 44 major theatre awards from around the globel The story of Mary Poppins, the magical nanny who flies into the troubled lives of the-Banks Family, has captivated audiences for generations, and now the enchanting story, unforgettable songs, and breathtaking production numbers witl dazzle and delight theatergoers of all ages. The stage adaptation of Mary Poppine includes the beloved Sherman Brothers songs from the Oscar-Winning 1964 film, and also includes many new songs composed by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe exclusively for the stage show. The exciting score includes "A Spoonful of Sugar," "Chim Chim Cher- ee," =Supercalifragllisticexpialidpcious," "Jolly Holiday With Maryf "Feed the Birds" ~Step in Time," and "Anything Can Happen if You Let It." BLACKSTONE COMMUNITY CENTER PARK 50 W. Brookline Street, Boston, MA www.SalsalnThePark.org IN THE PARK--- Mondays, 6:00-9:00 pro. Now through August 29th. A free and popular outdoor summer series for all ages, backgrounds and abilities, Salsa in the Park is an innovative community engagement project that transforms public space for public benefit through music, dance, and education. A public health initiative, featuring movement as a key to weliness, it draws over 500 people from all walks Of life every Monday evening for salsa instruction (dance and percussion), high-quality performances showcasing a variety of cultures and genres, social dancing, and health and wellness promotion. Our weekly Salsa in the Park is held at South End's Blackstone Community Center courtyard. BOSTON HARBOR HOTEL 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA WWW.BHH.com Friday, July 15=, Sunset (8:18 pm) Letters to Juliet -- Starring Amanda Seyfried, Gael Garcia Bernal, and Vanessa Redgrave. Friday, July 22~, Sunset (8:12 pm) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom- Starring Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, and Jonathan Ke Quan. Friday, July 29th, Sunset (8:05 pm) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade -- Starring Harrison Ford, Scan Con- nery, and Alison Doody. Friday, August 5th, Sunset (7:57 pm) Back to the Future- Starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, and Lea Thompson. Friday, August 12th, Sunset {7:47 pm) Toy Story-- Starring Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, and Don Pickles. Friday, August 19th, Sunset (7:37 pro) The Sandlot-- Starring Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, and Patrick Renna. Friday, August 26~, Sunset (7:25 pm) Some Like it Hot -- Starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon. Friday, September 2d, Sunset (7:15 pm) Star Trek {2009)- Star- ring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and Simon Pegg. Friday, September 9th, Sunset (7:04 pm) Mamma Mia!- Starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, and Amanda Seyfried. CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS PARK 100 Atlantie Avenue, Boston 781-639-6002 www.FOCCP.org Sunday, July 17tu, {8:18 pm) Monsters Inc. Sunday, July 24th, (8:09 pm) Remember the Titans Sunday, July 31't, (8:01 pm) Tootsie Sunday, August 7th, {7:52 pro) Ghostlmsters Sunday, August 14th, (7:43 pm) Raiders of the Lost Ark IMPROVBOSTON 40 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA 617-576-1253 www.ImprovBoston.com MAGIC: THE GATHERING: THE SHOW Takes Nerd Comedy to a New Level -- August 12, 2016. An impro- vised, interactive parody tribute to the iconic nerdcore card game, Magic: The Gathering -- has been capturing the hearts and imaginations of nerds and comedy lovers alike since 2011. The audience helps shape the action as two improvisers and a team of misfit fantasy junkies enlist creatures of good and evil. The wizards and their lackeys improvise every adventure, calling on goblins, skeletons and adorable wood- land creatures to battle one another in a winner-takes-all battle for comedy supremacy. CAPITOL CENTER FOR THE ARTS 44 South Main Street, Concord, NH 603-225-1111 www.CCANH.com EDDIE IZZARD Force Majeure- July 31, 2016. The British comedian is often lauded as one of the world's most influential comics of the last 20 years, so any chance to see him in his original guise, doing stand-up, live, should be grasped with both hands, and possibly your legs, too! Izzard is a man of many talents; not content winning two Emmy Awards for his Dressed to Kill show; and a movie actor (Valkyrie, Ocean's Twelve, and Ocean's Thirteen). Also a talented impressionist, his three most notable ones include God in the style of James Mason, Sean Connery as Noah and other characters, and Mrs. Badcrumble, a Scottish clarinet teacher, who was in in fact, his child- hood piano teacher. WILBUR THEATRE 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 617-248-9700 www.TheWilburTheatre.com BILL MAHER -- August 27, 2016. BiU Maher has set the boundaries of political humour on what is just about allowed on American television, yet still manages to push the envelope on a frequent basis. His combination of unflinching honesty and blunt ober- sations have earned him a staggering 23 Emmy nominations, and a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. Particularly known for his hugely critical views on religion, Maher's humor squares to the left of center, and has more often than not set his crosshairs on the right-wing political movement (particularly the Tea Party), and shows a vociferous support for universal health care, same-sex marriage and environmentalism. How- ever, since the events of 9/11, he has supported racial profiling at transport hubs, and is a supporter of gun rights. As well as his long-running television panel show Real Time withBill Maher, he is still a keen participant on the political comedy circuit.