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q POST-GAZETTE, AUGUST 12, 2011 Page 11 " ~1 NOW PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN The award-winning North Shore Music Theatre continues its 2011 season with the high-energy dance musical, FOOTLOOSE, opening Tuesday, August 16 and playi,g through Sunday, August 28. See Theater Section for mo~e information. ITALIAN EVENTS & PROGRAMS NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE 62 Dunham Road, Beverly, MA 2011 SEASON - Footloose! August 16-28. Inspired by the wildly poptflar 1984 movie, Footloose thrilled Broadway audiences for nearly two years. It's a story of American spirit - a carefree city kid transplanted to a conservative rural town where rock 'n roll ~nd d~ncin~ ~ f0rbiddcn, who takes on the authorities, makes all the right moves and wins the girl. "Footloose is the perfect summer mu- sical. It is packed with high-spirited dancing, eye-popping vintage '80s costumes and a score full of the mu- sic that defined the '80s. It is simply a fun night at the theatre, and we all need that," says NSMT's owner and producer, Bill Hanney. *Director Mark Martino and choreographer Vince Pesche have assembled an outstand- ing cast of talented young perform- ers, and I am especially happy to be welcoming George Dvorsky back to the NSMT stage. As We said in the '80s, it's going to be 'totally awesome!" The King & I September 27- October 9, Legally Blonde Novem- Row, a neighborhood in Charleston, South Carolina. Bess, beautiful and troubled, turns to Porgy, the crippled beggar, in search of safety after her possessive lover, Crown, com- mits murder, As Porgy and Bess's love grows, their future is threatened by Crown and the conniving Sporting Life. This heartbreaking love story boasts some of the most famous and beloeed works from the Great Ameri- can Songbook, including: "Summer- time," "Bess, You Is My Woman," *It ;tn't Nccc0oanly ~0" and "I L0vc~ You, Porgy." A8 YOU LIKK 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 Cello's escape from a deadly conspiracy into nature's wild, liberating arms. What follows is an unconventional romance with everything from wrestling matches to cross-dressing shepherds Culminat- ing in a joyful finale. For further Infor- mation, call 617-547-8300 or log onto ber 1-13, A Christmas Carol Decem- ber 2-23. Marie OsmoTld August 29," BosToN OPERA HOUSE ~ B.B. King September I, Steve ~jrell 539 Washington St., BoSton, MA September I0, Harvey Robbins" Royaly of Rock 'N Roll October 22. Little Red Riding Hood August 26, 2011. NSMT will continue to add con- ccrts and special events throughout the season. For further information, please visit, 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. LO~I~ DRAMA G~N1"~R 64 Brattle St.. Cambridge, MA THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS - August 17, 202[1--October 2, 2011. In 1935, Porgy and Bess pre- miered 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 Sporting Life. This classic American SOUTH PACIFIC - September 27- October 2, 201 I. Nellie. a nurse on a Pacific Island during WWII, fails in love with de Becqu% a local planter. How- ever, when she l~rarns 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, 0c- t0bcr S0 at 7;00 pm,- Night of 8tars, 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 Prokofiev's score, Romeo and Juliet is a tale is set 4R the 1O-30$,iaa,~:~-,~,~t'ma,a~L*~ ............ 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 giftl For tickets, please go to the Colonial Theatre, 106 Boylston Street. Hours are 10:00 am-6:,O0 pm Monday through Saturday. On the web, visit Boston or By phone call Ticketmaster at 800-982- 2787. BANK OF AMERICA PAVILION 290 Northern Ave., Boston, MA STEVIE NICKS - August 29, 2011 at 8:00 pm. Stevie Nicks, an American singer-songwriter, best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac and her e~- tensive solo career, which collectively have produced over forty Top 50 hits and sold over 140 million albums, will be performing at the Bank of America Pavilion. Fleetwood Mac's second al- bum after the incorporation of Nicks and Buckingham, 1977's Rumours, produced four U.S. Top I0 singles (in- cluding Nicks' song "Dreams," which was the band's first and only U.S. number one} and remained at No. 1 on the American albums chart for 31 weeks. Nicks began her solo career in 1981 with the 8 million selling album Bella Donna~ and she has produced six more solo studio albums to date. Her seventh solo studio album en- tiffed In Your Dreams, and her First in ten years, has completed production with Dave Stewart of Eurythmics fame at the helm and was released on May 3, 2011. Rolling Stone deemed her "The Reigning Queen of Rock and Roll." Nicks remains a popular solo performer. TD GARDEN Causeway st,, Boston, MA ENRIQUE IGLESIAS - September 22, 2011 - 7:00 pm. Em-ique 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 Pitbull 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 plattnuarn-selllng albums. "It's going to be a great show and we hope to see all of you out there. This tour will be unforgettablet" said Igleslas. SOUTH SHORE MUSIC CIRCUS 1;}0 ~oblc! 0t,, (;obassct, CHRIS BOTTI - Saturday, August 30, 3011. 81nee the release of his 3004 critically acclaimed CD, 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. I jazz albums, as well as multiple gold and platinum records and Grammy Awards. LINDA EDER - August 12, 2011 at 8:00 pm. THE BEACH BOYS - August 13, 2011. CHICAGO - August 19, 2011 at 8:00 pm. To purchase tickets log onto INDIAN RANCH 200 Gore Road. Webster, MA The Summer Concert Series offers our music audience an 0pportuni(y to see their favorite artist in an inti- mate setting. Every seat nestled be- tween the scent of pine trees has a premier view of the stunning amphitheatre stage with the back- drop of the portrait cove of scenic Webster Lake. JERRY JEFF WALKER - Saturday, August 13, at 2:00 pm. DWIGHT YOAKAM - Sunday, Au- gust 14, 2011. I~NAI~D IADII~ - Saturday, August 20, 2011, at 2:00 pm. JO DEE MESSINA - Sunday, August 21, 2011, at 2:00 pm. TRAVIS TRITT - Sunday, Au- gust 28, 2011, at 2:00 pm. ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL - Satur- day, September 10, 201I, at 2:00 pm. THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND - Sunday, September 11, 2011, at 2:00 pm. THE FABULOUS THUNDER- BIRDS - Saturday, September 17, LONESTAR - Sunday, Septem- ber 18, 2011. MARLY STUART - Saturday, Sep- tember 24, 2011. Call 508-943-3871 or log on to the website at SPINELLrS FUNCTION FACILITY Route One South, Lynnfleld, MA NORTH END REUNION - Thurs- day, September 22, 2011 at 6:00 pm. 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 August 14th: Fever Pitch PG-13. WILBUR THEATRE 246 Tremont St, Boston, MA PORT CHUCK - Friday August 26, 2011, 8:00 pm. Port Chuck is an inno- vative cover band made up of the most popular actors from ABC's TV show, General Hospital. The band is made up of Steve Burton, Scott Reeves, Brandon Barash and Bradford Ander- son. Also including four accompany- ing musicians to make it an absolutely amazing show. The music consists of mostly classic rock with a few surprises thrown in. Port Chuck started with the fans from the show and has now caught the eye of music lovers every- where. For tickets, call 1-800-745-3000 or online visit MUSEUM OF SCIENCE 1 Science Park, Boston, 02114 DINOSAURS: ANCIENT FOSSILS, NEW DISCOVERIES - Now until Au- gust 21*L Investigate some of the most puzzling dinosaur mysteries: What did they look like? How did they move in herds? Did they go extinct? Newly dis- covered fossils and high-tech com- puter animation reveal the answers to puzzling dinosaur mysteries. For further information this exhibit or upcoming exhibits log on to ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS "The Sicilian Comer" 11:OO am to I:00 pm every Friday with host Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The Italian Show" w/Nunzio DiMarca every Sunday from In:dO am to 1:00 pm www. i 110weemam.eom. "Italia Oggi" Sundays I:00 pm to 2:00 pm with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM www. "Dolce Vita Radio" DJ Rocco Mc~iti 11:00 am-l;00 pm unday 90.7 FM or online www.djroeco.eom. -The NI~I~ ]FIancIo~B Shw" ]~VCI~ Sunday at 12 Noon to 3:00 pm 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" Saturdays 6:00 am-8:00 am and Suridays 5:00 pm-7:00 pm on 950 AM WROL wvew. dongiovannishow, com. "Tony's Place" on MusicAmerica WPLM FM 99.1 - Every Sunday night 9:00 pm to i0:00 pm on MusicAmerica host Ron Della Chiesa presents Tony's Place on WPLM FM Easy 99. i. During 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" - Thursdays 2:00 pm-3:00 pmon radio or Runes, 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 Boston studio from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pro. 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 eolorful careers lnehidlng undercover investigations and gem stone buying. For further information, please visit her website at MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston DEGAS AND THE NUDE, Octo- ber 9, 201 i, through February 5, 2012. The first museum exhibition devoted exclusively to the extraordinary range of nudes by Edgar Degas -- tracing their evolution from the artist's early years, through the private and public images of brothels and bathers in the 1870s and 1880s, to the post-lmpres- sionist nudes of the end of his career will be presented. The MFA, will offer a groundbreaking examination of Degas's concept of the human body during the course of 50 years by show- ing his work within the broader con- text of his forebears, contemporaries and followers in 19th-century France, among them Ingres, Delacroix, Cassatt, Caillebotte, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, Matisse and Picasso. For further information, visit or call 617-267-9300. THE MUSEUM OF BAD ART Dedham Community Theatre 580 High Street, Dedham Square, Dedham Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville MA Brookline Access Television, 46 Tappan St., Brookline The Museum Of Bad Art (MOBA) is a community-based, private institu- tion dedicated to the collection, pres- ervation, exhibition and celebration of bad art in all its forms and in all its glory. MOBA was founded in 1993 and presented its first show in March 1994. The response was overwhelming. Since then, MOBA's collection and ambitions have grown exponentially. It is only through the efforts of the worldwide Friends of MOBA that we have been able to carry out our mis- sion: to bring the worst of art to the widest of audiences. MOBA maintains a webgite ag well aa three briekg-and- mortar galleries, all in the Boston area. Through traveling exhibits, special events, and changing exhibits, we share the best bad art ever assembled in one, two or three museums. Our collection numbers about 600 pieces, but due to limited exhibition space, we show 50 to 70 at a time. For more information visit BRATTLE THEATRE 40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MUSIC FOR MOVIES: NIN0 ROTA CENTENNIAL - Thursdays, through September I. 2011 - The Brattle Theatre is pleased to present the work of frequent Fadarieo Felllni collaborator and giant of cinema mu- sic, Nfmo Rota, who also happens to celebrate his 100th birthday this year[ Rota's music appears in many rcn0wncd film~ including Fcllinr~ 8. La Dolce Vita, Amarcord, and "rhe Clowns, as wcU as Deatll OU ~le Nile, Taming of the Shrew and many more. Thursday, August 18, 2011 - Romeo and Juliet 3:15 pm and 8:30 pm. Thursday, August 18, 2011 - Tam- ing of the Shrew 6:00 pro. Thursday, August 25, 2011 - Amareord 2:30 pm and 7:00 pro. Thursday, August 25, 2011 - The Clowns 5:00 pm and 9:30 pro. Thursday, September l, 2011 - 8V~ 2:.2,0 pm, 5:15 ~nl and 8:00~pm. REGATTABAR AT THE CHARLES HOTEL, 1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA PATRIZIO BUANNE - September 15, 2011 - Patrizio's international de- but albums, "The Italian" (2005) and "Forever begins tonight" (2007), were finished at Abbey Road Studios in Lon- don, accompanied by the Royal Phil- harmonic Orchestra. Following inter- national promotions, Patrizio's albums were certified platinum in South Africa, across Asia, New Zealand and several European countries and even reached triple platinum status in Australia. A live concert DVD, also certified platinum, was televised on the American PBS network, breaking records at PBS stations across the United Stata~. Patr~i0'a third album. Patrizio presented an expanded col- lection of songs from the Italian songbook (now Patrizio's trademark repertoire}, as well as Patrizio's own contemporary but timeless interpre- tation of American classics. With some stunning new compositions written by Patrizio alongside songwriters such as Dianne Warren, he then released "PATRIZIO." Check out "PATRIZIO" llvel Don't miss It. For tickets log onto or call 617-395-7757.