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i POST-GAZETTE, JULY 31,2009 Page11 NOW PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN GILLETTE STADIUM One Patriot Place, Foxboro, MA 6 TM ANNUAL NEW ENGLAND COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL - August 15, 2009. The New England Country Music Festival is the largest concert series in New England and has sold out Gillette Stadium in each of its five years. For tickets www.ticketmaster.com or by phon at 1-866-448-7849. Counting Crows is one of those bands you follow for the long haul. For those that first heard them opening for Bob Dylan long ago, or subbing for Van Morrison one memorable night at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, much of the soundtrack of our times comes from the Crows -- from their vivid musical landscapes as well as the feverish brilliance of singer/songwriter Adam Duritz. Counting Crows hall from the San Francisco Bay area and consist of Adam Duritz (vocals), David Bryson (guitar), Charles Gillingham (keyboards), David Immergluck (guitar), Dan Vickrey (guitar), Jim Bogios (drums), and Millard Powers (bass). Counting Crows success dates back to their 1993 debut release August And Everything After and the hit single "Mr. Jones." The band's most recent success included a # 1 hit with the song "Accidentally In Love," which was featured on the Shrek 2 soundtrack, as well as nominations in 2005 for a Grammy Award, a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for the track. Check out Music Section for more details. COMCAST CENTER Mansfield, MA COLDPLAY - August 3, 2009 at 8:00PM. Worldwide sales for the al- bum had approached six million by November, when Coldplay released several new recordings (including a collaboration with hip-hop mogul Jay-Z] as part of the Prospekt's March EP. Andrew Leahey, All Music Guide. For tickets 1-800-745-3000. Log onto www.ticketmaster.com or for addi- tional info go to www.livenation.com. BANK OF AMERICA PAVILION 290 Northern Ave., Boston, MA JOHN LEGEND - Friday, August 7, 2009 at 7:30PM. Three years ago, John Legend was a highly regarded session musician. Today he's an artist who proves that, even in an age of expedi- ency and crass commercialism, real talent not only still matters but will be acknowledged. When asked how success has affected him, John re- plies, "I think I'm happier, not just because of winning Grammys and selling records, but because it's really fulfilling to have all these things happen with something you love to do. I feel more confident and in- spired, and that's fun. I'm feeling truly creative and I'm hoping that feeling will stay around, because my hope and belief is that most people are down to grow and explore with me." COUNTING CROWS - Monday, August 31, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. In 2004 the band released their first ever "Best Of" set Films About Ghosts which featured songs from every phase of Counting Crows' recording career, followed by the live album NORTH END AGAINST DRUGS, INC. & THE NAZZARO CENTER INVITE YOU TO THE 20 th Annual North End Family Pride Week FRIDAY, JULY 31 sr 2:00 pm SUNDAY, AUGUST 2 No 9:00 am MONDAY, AUGUST 3 "D 6:30 pm TUESDAY, AUGUST 4 TM 6:00 pro- 9:00 pm WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5 TM 12 noon -1:00 pm WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5 TM 7:00 pm THURSDAY, AUGUST 6 TM 1:00 pm -3:00 pm THURSDAY, AUGUST 6 TM 5:30 pm-8:00 pm THURSDAY, AUGUST 6 TM 7:30 pm FRIDAY, AUGUST 7 TM 11:00am ITALIAN EVENTS & PROGRAMS FRIDAY, AUGUST 7 TM 10:00 am -3:00 pm FRIDAY, AUGUST 7 TM 6:00 pm -8:00 pm SATURDAY, AUGUST 8 TM l:00pm SUNDAY, AUGUST 9 TM 12:00 noon-4:30 pm TOURNAMENTS LIVE PERFORMANCES ART CONTEST PRE-PRIDE WEEK SPECIAL EVENT ClTI PERFORMING ARTS CENTER - CELEBRATE MUSICAL- Robb Auditorium Boston Public Library, Copley Square. Children from the Nazzaro Center will be performing. Free Admission. PRIDE WEEK EVENTS FAMILY MASS - SACRED HEART CHURCH, NORTH SQUARE Coffee and light refreshments after Mass. N.E.W.N.C. - EMILIE PUGLIANO NEIGHBORHOOD FAMILY BOAT CRUISE - Long Wharf. Space is limited! To sign up call Bobby D. at 617-557-2817, Pre-registration required. All ages (under 16 with parent) welcome. Come enjoy a night on the harbo r. 6:00 pm boarding time. NATIONAL NIGHT OUT- Paul Revere Mall (Prado) Hanover Street * Face Painting BBQ DJ Candle Ceremony Friends of the Prado Balloon Art NEMPAC Boston Police Church Bells Kids Krafts Suffolk County DA * "1" Police Chinese Lion Dance Martial Arts Demonstration Suffolk County Sheriff's Department CHILDREN'S CONCERT AT NORTH END PARK ON THE GREENWAY Hanover & Cross Streets. Children from the North End Music and Performing Arts Center will perform. Bring a picnic lunch! NORTH END FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT-"Christmas in the Summer" Celebration! DeFillipo Playground - Gassy Park: Movie - Elf. Presented by Pizzeria Regina. NORTH END ROCKS- Sponsored by The North End Health Center- Polcari Playground. Watch two drug plays by Nazzaro kids. A Drug Education and Prevention Event for Parents and Children. SENIOR CITIZENS BBQ & BIG BAND CONCERT- Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bonnet Street. Good Food & Great Music -enjoy the sounds of AI Natale's Big Band Orchestra. NORTH END WOMEN'S SOFTBALL ALL-STAR GAME - Langone Park - Commercial Street. PUPPET SHOW - Sponsored by City Councillor Salvatore LaMattina - "Musical Review Show" North End Branch Public Library, 25 Parmenter Street: Kids of all ages welcome!! Light refreshments provided by S.T.E.P., Inc. BAKE SALE & EGGPLANT SANDWICHES - ABCD North End/West End Service Center 1 Michaelangelo Street. Call Mary Romano for more information 617- 5 2 3- 8125. Rain or shine. All proceeds to benefits NEAD Programs. Delicious baked goods and eggplant sandwiches. 6 = ANNUAL N.E.A.A. OLD-TIMERS SOFTBALL ALL-STAR GAME, Puopolo Park ANNUAL LITI'LE LEAGUE FAMILY GAME Parents vs. The Kids. Sponsored by Madonna Del Soccorso Society. NORTH END FAMILY PRIDE DAY- Langone Park, Commercial Street: Madonna Del Soccorso- Fisherman's Feast Family Fun Activities: (Games, Give-A-Ways, Prizes) North End Health Center * Face Painting * Kiddie Rides * Museum of Science Magic by World Class Magicienne Sandra Shields o Substance Abuse Info S.T.E.P. Boston Host Lions Club Eye mobile-Free Eye, Hearing & Blood Pressure Screening and Children's Activities Save the Harbor Save the Bay. 12:00 noon Johnny Paolo Bocce Tournament, Register fee $5.00 1:00 pm Free Throw Contest, Puopolo Park Courts, ages 13-18 1:00 pm Street Magic 2:00 pm Nazzaro Center Kids Talent Show 3:30 pm Cresstown Sponsored by Public Action for Arts and Education - All ages - prizes awarded MAJOR SPONSORS Mayor Thomas M. Menino- City Councillor Salvatore LaMattina- Congressman Michael E. Capuano - Senator Anthony Petrucelli - Representative Aaron Michlewitz NSTAR, Boston Police Area A-1 (G.R.E.A. 7". Program), Citizens Bank, Massport Authority, "A Taste of the North End; TD Garden, Nazzaro Center, North End Athletic Association, Boston Harbor Cruises, North End Music and Performing Arts Center, Regional Review Newspaper, Boston R.O.C.K.S., Joe Pace & Son, Post Gazette Newspaper, Mike's Pastry, Fisherman's Feast, St. Anthony's Feast, Maximus Foundation, Madonna Del Soccorso Society IT'S ALL ABOUT FAMIL W *New Amsterdam: Live at Heineken Music Hall 2003, which appeared in 2006. Counting Crows most recent studio album, "Saturday Nights & Sun- day Mornings," was released in March 2007. Counting Crows has sold over 20 million records worldwide. For tick- ets log on to www.livenation.com or call ticketmaster at 1-866-448-7849. BOSTON HARBOR CRUISE TERMINAL Long Wharf (located between New England Aquarium and Marriott Hotel), Boston, MA ROCK AND BLUES CONCERT CRUISES - Friday, August 7  at 8:00 PM features Entrain; Saturday, Au- gust 8  at 8:30 PM features Adam Ezra Group; Friday, August 14 t at 8:00 PM features the Ellis Paul Band; Friday, August 21 st at 8:00 PM features the Enter the Haggis with Hot Day at the Zoo; Saturday, August 22 nd at 8:00 PM features BeatleJulce and Thursday, August 27 that 8:00 PM features the Virginia Coalition. Purchase your tickets online at: www.RockandBluesCruise.com. LOWELL SUMMER MUSIC SERIES Boarding House Park 40 French Street, Lowell, MA 2009 CONCERTS - The venue is a public park. Bring your lawn chair or blanket. All shows are general ad- mission, so come early for best loca- tion. July 31- Blues Traveler, Au- gust 1 - Melissa Ferrick and Catie Curtis, August 7- Oar Williams, August 8 - The Derek Trucks Band, August 14 - Jakob Dylan and the Wallflowers, August 15 - Entrain - August 21 - Eileen Ivers and Immi- grant Soul, August 22 - Livingston Taylor, August 28 - Terranee Simien and the Zydeco Experience, August 29 - Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters, September 4 - Hot Tuna, September 5 - Tom Rush, September 12 - 30 Annual Banjo and Fiddle Contests, September 18 - Gaelic Storm. For more information please call 978-970-5200 or simply log onto www.lowellsummermusic.org. CLARION BEACH RESORT HOTEL RAFFAEL'S NANTASKET ROOM Hull, MA JUMP 'N' JIVE REVIEW - Friday, August 14  at 8:00 PM. Dance to Rico Barr and New England's premiere dance band as they pay tribute to the Rat Pack, Louis Prima, Tony Bennett, Harry Connick, Jr., and others. For tickets call 617-633-5100. CHRISTIAN HERTER PARK 1175 Soldiers Field Road Brighton, MA THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE - Now through Mondays, Now through Au- gust 2, 2009 at 6:45 PM. This is an irreverent, rollicking production of Shakespeare's complete works. To reserve your tickets, please call: 617- 747-4460 or visit: www.orfeogroup.org. NICKERSON STATE PARK Brewster, MA (Cape Cod) The 11" ANNUAL AGAINST THE TIDE - Saturday, August 15 th. This is a one-mile swim, two-mile kayak and three mile fitness walk to benefit the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coali- tion. This fun and inspirational day brings together swimmers, kayakers, and wailers of all ages and abilities to join efforts with MBCC in their mis- MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS Boston, MA "THE FILMS OF LUCHINO VISCONTI" - August 6-16 th. A fasci- nating retrospective dedicated to one of the masters of Italian and interna- tional cinema, which will be pre- sented by the Museum of Fine Arts in cooperation with the Consulate Gen- eral of Italy in Boston. For informa- tion log onto www.mfa.org/calendar. This event will also represent the last chance to admire the masterpieces of Venetian Renaissance, showcased at the Museum from March 15 th 2009 until August 16 th 2009. For more info http: //www.mfa.org/venice. REGATTA BAR-CHARLES HOTEL CAMBRIDGE, MA NICOLA CONTE CONCERT - Sep- tember 8, 2009. One of the acclaimed talents of new Italian jazz, for the first time in the United States, will per- form accompanied by an extraordinary band at the Bostonian "temple" of international jazz. Nicola Conte will sion of eradicating the breast can- cer epidemic. For more information please call: 1-800-649-MBCC or visit: www.againstthetidembcc.org. BOSTON CITY HALL THE PLAZA AREA Boston, MA ARTS ON THE ARCADE - Wednes- days, 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Now through August 26, 209. Perfomers include: Revolutionary Snake En- semble Quartet (New Orleans Blues) on Wednesday, August 5th; Celia Slattery {Light folk and rock), August 12th; Charles Lanford (Smooth Jazz Sax), August 19 th and Christopher Barnes (Minimalist glam trans) on August 26 th. Call: 617-635-3911 or visit: www.cityofboston.gov/arts. SHUBERT THEATER 265 Tremont Street, Boston, MA JERSEY BOYS - Now thru Sep- tember 26, 2009. JERSEY BOYS, win- ner of the 2006 Grammy  Award for Best Musical Show Album, features hit songs "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Rag Doll," "Oh What a Night" and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You." "IT WILL RUN FOR CENTURIES!" proclaims T/me Magazine. For a complete listing of upcoming events at the Shubert and Citi Wang Center please log onto www.citicenter.org/shows HEAGLE PLAYERS 617 Lexington St., Waltham, MA LA CAGE AUX FOLLES - August 13-22, 2009. Based on the same play as the hit movie "The Bird- cage", original Broadway cast mem- bers Engel and Ross will have you rolling in the aisles, and feeling like "The best of times is nowff For tickets call 781-891-5600 or log onto www.reagleplayers.org. EMERSON COLLEGE Cutler Majestic Theatre 219 Tremont Street, Boston, MA "MY MOTHER'S ITALIAN, MY FATHER'S JEWISH & I'M IN THERAPY" - Now through August 3, 2009 at 7:30 PM and Saturdays at 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM and Sunday at 3:00 PM. Steve Solomon's one man show is filled with hilarious stories about his wacky family and the crazy char- acters he meets on the road whose sole purpose is to drive him into therapy ... and they have succeeded. Steve creates voices, dialects and sound effects which make the stories and jokes come alive. PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM East India Square, Salem, MA THE GOLDEN AGE OF DUTCH SEASCAPES - Now through Septem- ber 7, 2009. This exhibit represents the works of Dutch masters of mari- time art working in the time of Rembrandt and Vermeer. Dutch mas- ters of paint and color attracted to the seascape developed novel approaches to composition and technique. FISH, SILK, TEA, and BAMBOO: Cultivating an Image of China - Ongoing. Through delicate works on paper and other select objects, ex- plore the four essential motifs Euro- peans associated with China--fish, silk, tea, and bamboo. Each was culti- vated in China for artistic expression as well as profit. For more informa- tion, call 866-745-1876 or go online to www.pem.org. hold an American tour to promote his new album: "Rituals" (Universal Mu- sic). For more information visit the following site: www.getshowtix.com/ regattabar. ITALIAN RADIO "The Sicilian Corner" 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM every Friday with host Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The Italian Show" w/Nunzio DiMarca every Sunday from 10AM to 1PM www. 1110wccmam.com "Italia Oggi"(Italy Today} Sundays IPM to 2 PM with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM www. 1460WXBR.com "Dolce Vita Radio" DJ Rocco Mesiti 11 AM-1 PM Sundays. 90.7 FM or online www.djrocco.com "The Nick Franciosa Show" - Every Sunday at 12 Noon to 3:00 PM on radio stations WLYN 1360 AM and WAZN 1470 AM. "Guido Oliva Italian Hour" 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM every Sunday on WSRO 650AM Framingham and online at www.wsro.com.