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POST-GAZE'I-rE, AUGUST 1,2014 Page 9 NOW PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN COMEDY Don't miss classic rock band, The Eagles, at the TD Garden next month! Check MUSIC section for more details. TD GARDEN 100 Legends Way, Boston 617-624-1050 EAGLES -- September 15. The Eagles have added a concert in Bos- ton, MA to the "History of the Eagles" tour at the TD Garden on Septem- ber 15 and will perform classics span- ning their career as well as songs fea- tured in History of the Eagles, the band's acclaimed, top-selling docu- mentary. CHER -- September 26. Cher, who is CUiTently on her 49-city D2K Tour, will be adding 14 additional perfor- mances beginning mid-September including a return to the TD Garden on September 26th. The announce- ment was officially confirmed by Cher during her interview on NBC's Today Show. The D2K Tour is in support of Cher's Warner Bros. Records album Closer to the Truth which includes the No. 1 Dance hit "Woman's World'. The tour has received rave reviews across the country. ENRIQUE IGLESIAS AND PITBULL -- September 27. Enrique & Pitbull will reunite and share the stage for an AEG Live Fall tour that will visit TD Garden in Boston, MA on Saturday, September 27th. Fast-ris- ing Latin urban star J Balvin is con- firmed as the support act. Enrique & Pitbull have come together to create a stage design that offers fans an immersive experience, a chance to get up close and personal with the art- ists for a once in a lifetime concert experience. GILLETTE STADIUM 1 Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA (800) 543-1776 www.Gillett ONE DIRECTION m August 9. Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson - formed in 2010 and have since amassed a loyal fan base and fame all across the globe. It has been an in- credible year for the boys, as they took home a BRIT Award, three Billboard Music Awards, six TEEN CHOICE Awards, three MTV EMAs, two 2013 American Music Awards and a moonman for Best Song Of The Sum- mer at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. With two albums to date, UP ALL NIGHT and TAKE ME HOME, the boys have sold more than 35 million records worldwide and have achieved a total of 67 #1's (including albums). COLLINS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 100 Shawsheen Road, Andover 608-893-8863 FRANCO CORSO -- October 4. If you are a fan of Andrea Bocelli, you will love Franco Corso. Dubbed "The Voice of Romance," Corso's voice runs the range of baritone to tenor and has a magical quality that seems to mesmerize his audiences. His music, which is influenced by Caruso, An- drea Bocelli, Luciano Pavarotti, and Josh Groban, will take you on a mu- sical journey through Italy. Born and raised in Ventimiglia on the Italian Riviera, Corso began performing at private and public events throughout Italy and Europe at the age of 11. Now residing in Florida, Fraco Corso has performed for Donald Trnmp's Mar-a- Lago Club, and to sold out shows throughout the United States. F'- SPECIAL EVENTS BOSTON OPERA HOUSE 539 Washington Street, Boston 617-259-3400 www.Bost THE LION KING -- September 9- October 12. Experience the phenom- enon. The most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the stage. Visually stunning, technically astounding and with a musical score like none other you've ever heard. Giraffes strut, birds swoop, gazelles leap. The entire savannah comes to life and as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. See the ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS "The Sicilian Corner" -- I0:00 am to Noon every Friday with hosts Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The Italian Show" with Nunzio DiMarca every Sunday from 9:00 am to Noon. Go to www.1110wccmmrLcom. "Italia Oggi" -- Sundays 11:00 am to Noon with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM. Go to "Dolce Vita Radio" -- DJ RocGardarco Mesiti 11:00 am-l:00 pm; Sundays 90.7 FM or online "The Nick Franciosa Show" -- Sundays from Noon to 3:00 pm on WLYN 1360 AM and WAZN 1470 AM. "Guido OBva Italian Hour" -- 8:00 am-9:00 am Sundays on WSRO 650 AM and online at "Tony's Place" on MusicAmerica WPLM FM 99.1 -- Sundays 9:00 pm-10:00 pm on MusicAmerica. Host Ron Della Chiesa presents Tony's Place. Visit www.MusicNotNoise.corrL "L'Italia Chiamo Italian Radio Show" hosted by Stefano Marchese and Emanuele Capoano -- Thursdays 2:00 pm-4:00 pm. Visit or; email: Tel. 857-334-0868. Tony Award-winning Broadway sen- sation that Newsweek calls "a land- mark event in entertainment." The New York Times says, "There is sim- ply nothing else like it." Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by a cast of more than 40 actors. Wonder at the inspiration of award-winnlng director Julie Taymor, who created visual images for this show that you'll remember for- ever. Thrill to the pulsating rhythms of the African Pridelands. REAGLE MUSIC THEATER 617 Lexington Street, Waltham 781-891-5600 www.reaglemusictheat SINGIN' IN THE RAIN -- August 7-17. Experience all the glitz and glam- our of Hollywood's golden age: It's 1927, and Don Lockwood and Lina LaMont are the toast of the town until "talkies" come on the scene. Further- mote, Don's romance with the lovely and talented Kathy Selden only com- plicates things further. The result? Big romance, big song and dance num- bers, and a big, splashy Hollywood ending - and it really rains on stage! What a glorious feeling, indeed! This audience favorite returns to Reagle by popular demand, featuring all the classic songs from the 1952 film, in- cluding: "Good Morning," "Make 'Em Laugh," "Moses Supposes," "Fit As Fiddle," and "Singin' in the Rain." REGENT THEATRE 7 Medford Street, Arlington 781-646-4849 MORT SAHL LIVE: AN EVENING WITH A COMEDY LEGEND -- Au- gust 22 and August 24.. Crowned as leading the new breed of modem co- medians by Time magazine in 1960, Mort Sahl was the first entertainer ever to appear on its cover. Before comedy clubs existed, Sahl began performing at the Hungry I music club in San Francisco in the early 1950s. He differed from other comedians, appearing in casual clothing rather than a suit, skewer-ing popular poli- ticians such as Eisenhower, Joe McCarthy and JFK. Sahl's approach is energetic, tangential, and' deep and wide in both social and political scopes, inspiring Woody Allen, George Carlin and countless other comedi- ans. A 1955 performance with Dave Brnbeck was recorded and released (without Sahl's permission), selling as Mort Sahl At Sunset, and recently recognized by the Library of Congress as the first stand-up comedy record album. When Kennedy was assassi- nated in 1963, Sahl regularly targeted the government's official Warren Commission Report during his rou- tines, resulting in the loss of much of Hollywood's support, while maintain- ing audience popularity with college tours and a best-selling book, Heart- land. Sahl is the longest active per- forming American social satirist, span- ning sixty years. CASINO BALLROOM 169 Ocean Boulevard HamptonBeach, NH BILL COSBY -- August 16. Over the past century, few entertainers have achieved the legendary status of William H. Cosby Jr. His successes span five decades and virtually all media, remarkable accomplishments for a kid who emerged from humble beginnings in a Philly project. In the 1960s, his stand-up act was a coast- to-coast sensation, spawning a string of hilarious, best-selling comedy albums, which went on to win eight Gold Records, five Platinum records and five Grammy Awards. His role on TV's I Spy made him the first African- American to co-star in a dramatic series, breaking television's racial barrier and winning three Emmy Awards. In the 1980s, he again rocked the television world with the The Cosby Show, a gentle, whimsical and hugely successful series that single- handedly revived the family sitcom (and rescued NBC). With hit movies like Uptown Saturday N/ght and best- selling books like Fatherhood, Bill Cosby is quite simply a national trea- sure with the unique ability to touch people's hearts. WILBUR THEATRE 246 Tremont Street, Boston 617-248-9700 #NOFILTER -- August 15. YouTube's punniest women are put- ting on a live comedy show! Will Grace comment on comments? Will Hannah cook? Will Mamrie already be passed out by 4? Who knows! No editing, no censors, #NOFILTER. Starring Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart, and Mamrie Hartl Effervescent comedian Hannah Hart is the creator and star of "My Drunk Kitchen", a web series about libation and liberty in the state of post-modern America. Grace Helhig is a comedian, actress and video blogger. She's the creator and star of the IAWTV and Streamy award winning web series "DailyGrace" with over a million subscribers.Mamrie Hart is comedic writer and performer living in Brooklyn, NY..Originally from a one stop light town in North Carolina, she can now be found being ridiculous on the internet. MUSEUM OF SCIENCE 1 Science Park, Boston, MA 617-723-2500 PANDAS: THE JOURNEY HOME -- Ongoing until Fall. Pandas are a lovable, iconic, and- unfortunately -- highly endangered species. In Pan- das: The Journey Home, meet the dedi- cated team working tirelessly to save these captivating creatures from ex- tinction. Filmmakers were granted unprecedented access to the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda to tell the story of our furry friends. The pandas' fasci- nating habits and unique personali- ties will leave you with a huge appre- ciation for the animals and the indi- viduals working to protect them. Wit- ness an incredible story of survival and fall in love with these black and white gentle giants. JOURNEY TO THE SOUTH PACIFIC -- Ongoing until Fall. Nar- rated by Academy Award-winner Cate Blanchett, Journey to the South Pacific takes filmgoers on a breathtaking IMAX adventure to the lush tropical islands of remote West Papua, where life flourishes above and below sea level. Join Jawi, a young islander, on a journey of discovery as you encoun- ter whale sharks, sea turtles, manta rays, and other iconic creatures of the deep. Home to more than 2,000 spe- cies of aquatic life, this exotic locale features the most diverse marine eco- system on Earth.An uplifting story of hope and celebration, Journey to the South Pacific highlights the impor- tance of living in balance with the ocean planet we all call home. FRANKLIN PARK PLAYSTEAD Pierpont Road, Boston ELMA LEWIS PLAYHOUSE IN THE PARK -- Tuesday, July 29th at 6pm with Ashanti & Sistah Soul. You'll love their oldies and dance tunes. National Night Out DJ Dance Party in Franklin Park - Tuesday, August 5 at 6pm with Brother Charles Clemons from TOUCH 106 FM and Nomadik will be the DJs. Get ready to dance! ROSE KENNEDY GREENWAY Boston, MA 617-292-0020 GREENWAY TRUCK AND TRAC- TOR DAY -- August 5. The Greenway¢Conservancy w:i)ll bring out all of its trucks and tractors as well as games for the entire family to en- joy. Event will take place in the Wharf District Parks between Milk and In- dia Streets. BOSTON CALLING BLOCK PARTY -- August 15. Come join in on the fun with live music on the lawn at Dewey Square Park on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Rain or wet conditions may cancel on the day of the party. CITY HALL PLAZA I Congress Street, Boston GOSPELFEST- August 10. One of New England's most popular Gospel celebrations, this free gospel showcase features local and national talent. Past performers include Dottle Peoples, Kirk Franklin, and Karen Clark Sheard. Gospelfest is in its 14th year. HATCH SHELL, ESPLANADE Boston FREE CONCERTS WITH BOSTON LANDMARKS ORCHESTRA -- Through August 27. Made up of some of Boston's most accomplished musi- cians, the orchestra presents free concerts at the DCR's Hatch Shell along the Esplanade adjacent to the Charles River. The concerts usually start at 7:00 pm. By nightfall, the Es- planade paths and knolls surround- ing the the shell are full of happy con- cert-goers. The acoustics are great at this fun family-friendly event. LOWELL CENTER 375 Merrimack Street, Lowell LOWELL FOLK FESTIVAL -- July 25-27. The 28th Annual Lowell Folk Festival features five stages of tradi- tional music, authentic crafts dem- onstrations, ethnic foods, art and children's activities. Among those per- forming this year are: Pine Leaf Boys - Cajun, Bud Hundenski & the Corsairs - polka, James Kelly & Donna Long - Irish fiddle and piano, Sen Keane Band featuring Kevin Doyle - Irish music and dance and Marquise Knox performing blues. THE CROSBY WHISTLE STOP 24 Roland Street, Charlestown, MA SWING DANCE EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT -- Come and check out Boston's most exciting swing dance. Conveniently located in Sullivan Square less than a 5 minute walk from the T, with free parking also avail- able. A killer line up of DJ's and live bands every Friday night. Beautiful 3,000 sq ft dance hall with exposed brick A beginning lesson is included in the price of admission from 8:00- 9:00 pm prior to social dancing .from 9:00 pm-12:00 am. No partner or prior experience is required. All ages and dance levels welcome. BOSTON OPERA HOUSE 539 Washington Street, Boston 617-259-3400 SWAN LAKE -- October 30 - No- vember 9. This luscious romance fol- lows the Swan Queen Odette and Prince Siegfried in their timeless tale of sorcery, deceit, and eternal love. This new production features chore- ography by Mikko Nissinen, after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, and stunning costumes and sets by award- winning designer Robert Perdziola (costume and set designer of the new Nutcracker). Music by Peter llyich Tchaikovsky. THE NUTCRACKER -- November 28 - December 21. A dazzling holiday tradition for the entire family! This critically-acclaimed production de- buted in 2012, and has been called "the most magical version of The Nut- cracker." See it ag in or for the first time, and be swept away in a winter wonderland. Music by Peter llyich Tchaikovsky. ORPHEUM THEATER I Hamilton Place, Boston 617-482-0106 RORIGO Y GABRIELA -- October 29. Before they became the most vis- ible flamenco duo of the early 2000s, guitarists Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero bonded over heavy metal while growing up in Mexico City. They combined their talents for a time in the metal group Tierra Acida, play- ing around D.F. in the roughest clubs the city had to offer. In 2004 Rodrigo y Gabriela became the newest fixture of the world music circuit, known for their nimble-fingered guitar work and diverse background (few flamenco guitarists could boast a background in metal music). Their third album, Rodrigo y Gabriela, was released in 2006 and debuted atop the Irish charts, beating out Arctic Monkeys for the number one spot. They contin- ued to tour, making their way through Japan and America, and 11: I I expanded their discography upon its 2009 release. In 2011, they collaborated with film composer Hans Zimmer on the score for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which was released in May that year. INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART I00 Northern Ave, Boston 617-478-3100 RONALD K. BROWN / EVIDENCE A DANCE COMPANY -- Ronald K. Brown and his company, Evidence, explore dance idioms from across the African diaspora, mixing Cuban, Car- ibbean, West African, and modern American dance forms to create high- energy works that joyously blend com- plex rhythms with a deep but down- to-earth spirituality. Free prerperfor- mance talks with dance critic Debra Cash 30 minutes prior to curtain in the ICA lobby. Free post-performance Q&A with the company Friday, November 21.