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POST-GAZETTE, JULY 29, 2011 Page11 ...... ~ ~41~.+.+ +o +4 ! PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN MUSIC ARTS Stevie Nicks, an American singer-songwrite, best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac and her extensive solo career, which ~ollcctivly hay producd over forty Top 50 hits and sold over 140 million albums, will be performing at the Bank of America Pavilion. See Music Section for further details. THEATER NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE 62 Dunham Road, Beverly, MA 2011 SEASON Footloose! August 16-28, The King & I Sep- tember 27-October 9, Legally Blonde November 1-13, A Christ. mas Carol December 2-23, Harvey Robbins' Royalty of Doo-Wopp August 6, Marie Osmond August 29, B,B, King September I, Steve Tyrell September I0, Harvey Robblns' Royaly of Rock "N Roll October 22, Snow White July 29 Cinderella's Wedding August 5, Little Red Riding Hood August 26, 2011. NSMT will continue to add concerts and special events throughout the season. For further information, please visit www.nsmt.org, contact the Box Office at 978-232-7200, or visit in person at 62 Dunham Road, Beverly, MA 01915. Gift certificates are also on sale through the box office. ITALIAN EVENTS & PROGRAMS LOEB DRAMA CENTER 64 Brattle St., Caxnbr/dSe, THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS - August 17, 2011--October 2, 2011 by George Gershwin, Dubose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin, adapted by Suzan-Lori Parks and Diedre Murray; directed by Diane Paulus; choreographed by Ron 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-winnlng playwright Suzan-Lori Parks (I'opdog/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- return. NIGHT OF STARS - Saturday, Oc- tober 29 at 7:00 pm. - Night of Stars, a spectacular showcase of Boston Ballet's exciting repertoire, features the talents 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 and Prokoflev'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 Pacific. For tickets, please go to the Colonial Theatre, 106 Boylston Street. Hours of operation are 10am-6pm Monday through Saturday. On the web, visit www.broadwayacrossamerica.com/ Boston or Ticketmaster.com. By phone call 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 I0, 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.com 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 ]L~k/~DB~Ik]RJ~S ORCHES- TRA presents free concerts at 7 pm at the DCR's Hatch Shell every Wednesday night through August 31~t. There will also be free concerts in the neighborhoods of Boston. This in search Of safety after her posses- is the Orchestra's 11m season and its sive lover, Crown, commits murder. As 5m with the Hatch Shell as its home. Porgy and Bess's love grows, their fu- Rain Ioeatlon: The Church of the ture is threatened by Crown and the Covenant, 67 Newbury Street, #2, conniving Sporting Life. This heart- Boston, MA 02116-3090. For weather breaking love story boasts some of the alerts: Text Landmarks to 27138. most famous and beloved works from the Great American Songbook, includ- BANK OF AMERICA PAVILION ing: "Summertime," "Bess, You Is My 290 Northern Ave., Boston, MA Woman," "It Ain't Necessarily So" and 8TEVIE NICK8 - August 29, 2011 -i Loves You, Porgy." at 8:00 pm. Stevie Nicks. an American AS YOU LIKE IT - December 7, singer-songwrite, best known for her 2011-January 8, 2012. By William work with Fleetwood Mac and her ex- Shakespeare featuring members of tensive solo career, which collectively the A.R.T./MXAT institute for Ad- have produced over forty Top 50 hits vanced Theater Training, Class of 2012, and sold over 140 million albums, will "All the world's a stage, and all be performing at the Bank of America the men and women merely players," Pavilion. She has been noted for in Shakespeare's beloved pastoral her ethereal visual style and symbolic comedy As You Like It. This classic tale lyrics. Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac on follows Rosalind and her friend Celia's December 31, 1974, along with her escape from a deadly conspiracy then-b0yfriend Lindsey Buckingham. into nature's wild, liberating arms. Fleetwood Mac's second album after What follows is an unconventional the incorporation of Nicks and romance with everything from wres- Buckingham, 1977"s Rumours, pro- tling matches to cross-dressing shep- duced four U.S. Top I0 singles (in herds culminating in a joyful finale, cluding Nicks' song "Dreams," which Building on the success of the 2010- was the band's first and only U.S. 2011 Season's sold-out Al~e vs. Won- number one} and remained at No.1 derland on the Loeb Mainstage. As on the American albums chart for 31 You Like It will feature members of the weeks, as well as reaching the top graduating Institute Class of 2012. For spot in various countries around the into, call 617-547-8300 or log onto world. To date, the album has sold www.americanrepertorytheater.org, over 40 million copies worldwide, mak- Join as a subscriber to receive dis- ing it the tenth highest selling album counts and special promotions. The of all time. Nicks began her solo ca- A.R.T. Institute was established reer in 1981 with the 8 million selling in 1987 by the American Repertory album Be//a Donna, and she has pro- Theater (A.R.T.} as a training ground duced six more solo studio albums to for professional American theater. It date. Her seventh solo studio album is a two-year training program for entitled In Your Dreams, and her first young theater professionals, in asso- in ten years, has completed produc- ciation with the Moscow Art Theater tion with Dave Stewart of Eurythmics School. fame at the helm and was released on May 3, 2011. After the release of BOSTON OPERA HOUSE her first solo album, Rolling Stone 539 Washington St., Boston, MA deemed her "The Reigning Queen of SOUTH PACIFIC - September 27- Rock and Roll." Nicks remains a popu- October 2, 2011. Nellie, a nurse on a far solo performer. As a solo artist, she Pacific Island during WWII, falls in love has garnered eight Granny Award with de Becque, a local planter. How- nominations and, with Fleetwood ever, when she leams he is a widower Mac, has a further five nominations with two half-caste children, she can- (one of her nominations with not accept the situation. Meanwhile, Fleetwood Mac won the 1977/1978 Cable falls in love with a Polynesian award for Album of the Year for TD GARDEN Causeway St., Boston, MA ENRIQUE IGLESIAS - September 22, 2011 - 7:00 PM. Enrique Iglesias stormed the charts this year with hit songs heard on radio airwaves and in dance clubs across the coun- try. And Iglesias announced that he will now blaze a trail into U.S. are- nas with Pithull and special guest Prince Royce for the hottest tour of the Fall, starting September 22 in Boston. With his signature vocals, driving pop and dance beats and pure passion, Iglesias will have arena audiences on their feet all night: The show will feature the artist's most recent hits from his chart-topping album Euphoria such as "I Like It" and "Tonight" along with fan favorites from his many platinum-selling albums. "It's going to be a great show and we hope to see all of you out there. This tour will be unforgettable!" said Igiesias. SOUTH SHORE MUSIC CIRCUS 130 Sohier St., Cohasset, MA CHRIS BOTTI - Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 8:00 PM. Since the re- lease of his 2004 critically acclaimed CO, When I 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. 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 www.ticketmaster.com. INDIAN RANCH + 200 Gore Road, wo]~sterl 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 stunning amphitheatre stage with the backdrop of the portrait cove of scenic Webster Lake. GRAND FUNK RAILROAD - Sat- urday, July 30, at 8:00 pm. GEORGE JONES - Sunday, July 3 I, at 2:00 pm. BLUE OYSTER CULT - Saturday, August 6, at I:00 pm. PHIL VA . III - Sunday, August 7, at 2:00 pm. JERRY JEFF WALKER - Saturday, August 13, at 2:00 pm. DWIGHT YOAK/~ - Sunday, Au- gust 14, 2011. BARENAKED LADIES - Saturday, August 20, 2011, at 2:00 pro. JO DEE MESSINA - Sunday, August 2 I, 201 I, at 2:00 pln. TRAVIS TRITT - Sunday, Au- gust 28, 2011, at 2:00 pm. ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL - Satur- day, September I0, 2011, at 2:00 pro. THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND - Sunday, September 1 1, 201 i, at 2:00 pm. THE FABULOUS THUNDER- BIRDS - Saturday, September 17, 2011; LONESTAR - Sunday, Septem- ber 18, 2011. MARTY STUART - Saturday, Sep- tember 24, 2011. For further information, please call 508-943-3871 or log on to the website at indianranch.com. SPINELLI'S FUNCTION FACILITY Route One South, Lynnfield, MA NORTH END REUNION - Thurs- day, September 22, 2011 at 6PM. Enjoy music from the '50s and '60s. Join your friends who grew up in the North End for fun times and memories. Contact Lolly Ciampa at 781-938-9254 or RoRo DeMarco at 781-284-5945. 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 31st: UP PG, August 7th: The Blind Side PG-13, August 14th: Fever Pitch PG-13. THE PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA TALK AND WALK, HISTORIC GARDENS - IN YOUR OWN BACK- YARD - Friday, August 5, 2011. Gar- den historian John Forti, of Straw- berry Banke Museum, 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. SPECIAL EVENTS - BEER TAST- ING. A PINT OF THE PAST AN- CIENT IkND HISTORIC BEER - Thursday, August i I, 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. For further information on these and upcoming exhibits, please log onto www.pem.org or call 1-978-745- 9500, 866 745-1876: For the Hearing Impaired please call 1-978-740-3649. ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS Dioguardi invites people to visit "The Sicilian Corner" 11:00AM to her Boston studio at 450 Harrison I:00PM every Friday with host Tom Ave, Studio 223B. from 5 to 9 PM. Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The Ten new "Laundry Line" paintings Italian Show" w/Nunzio DiMarca based on Burano, Venezia, will every Sunday from lOAM to lPM be showcased. Marian Dioguardi www. 1110wccmam.com. was born and raised in the Italian- "Italia Oggi" Sundays 1PM to 2PM American neighborhood of urban with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM East Boston. She pursued her child- www.1460WXBR.c0m, hood ambition, art, only after a more "Dolce V.~a Radio" DJ Roceo traditional career in education gave Mesiti 11AM- 1PM Sundays 90.7 FI~I+!'~a~y 'to more colorful careers or online www.djrocco.com, including undercover investigations *The Nick Franciosa Show" Every and gem stone buying. For further Sunday at 12 Noon to 3PM on radio information, please visit her website stations WLYN 1360 AM and WAZN at www.marlandloguardi.eom. 1470 AM. "Guido Oliva Italian Hour" BRATTLE THEATRE 8AM-9AM every Suuday on W~IXO 40 wrattl Strt, Cambdl~t, 650 AM in Framingham and online at MUSIC FOR MOVIES: NINO www.wsro.com. ROTA CENTENNIAL - Thursdays, "Don Giovanni Show" Saturday through September 1~ 2011 - The mornings from 6AM--SAM and Sunday Brattle Theatre is pleased to present evenings 5PM-7PM on 950 AM WROL. the work of frequent Federico Fellini www.dongiovannishow.com, collaborator and giant of cinema mu- "Tony's Place" on MuslcAmerica sic, Nino Rota, who also happens to W]PLM FM 99.1 - Every Sunday night celebrate his 100th birthday this year! from 9 to 10pm on MusicAmerica host Rota's music appears in many re- Ron Della Chiesa presents Tony's nowned films including: Fellini's 8~/2, Place on WPLM FM Easy 99.1. During La Dolce Vita, Amarcord. and The the hour, Ron will feature recordings Clowns, as well as Death On The Nile, by his good friend Tony Bennett. Taming of the Shrew and many more. You'll hear all your Bennett favorites Thursday, August 4, 2011 - Rocco from his early hits to his latest Grammy and his Bt0the 4:00 and 7:30PM. winners, www.MusicNotNoise.com. Thursday, August I I, 2011 - Death "Radio Italia Unita" - Thursdays on the Nile 2:00, 5.'00 and 8:00PM. from 2PM-3PM on www.zumix.org/ Thursday, August 18, 2011 - radio or Itunes, college radio click on Romeo and J~liot 3:15 and 8:30PM Zumix. For more information log onto Thursday, August 18, 2011 - Tam- www.italiaunita.org Ing of the $1u'ew 6:00PM. Thursday, August o~5, 2011 - ARTIST'S BOSTON STUDIO Amarcord 2:30 and 7:00PM 450 ~ Ave, #~23B, Boston ~ Thursday, August 25, 2011 - The borhood in Charleston, South Card-girl named Liat. Cable and de BacqueRumours). As a member of Fleetwood MARIAN DIOGUARDI PRESENTS Clowns 5:00 and 9:30PM. Itna. Bess, bea.utff.ul and troubled ~o off together on ~ spy mission and0 ~Mac, she, was inducted into the Rock TEN NEW PAINTINGS - Every first Thursday, s~kembef 1, 2011 - S , Fnda of the month artist Marian 2 30 5 15 and ~r turns to Porgy the crippled be~ar, -fl~e two W6meri ~vcait in h~o]a~' df"their, 'g.rid- Roll Hall Of Fame in 1998. Y , , - L i ,+i