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POST-GAZETrE, AUGUST 14, 2015 Page 11 DANCE UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN EVENTS THEATER Hear Italian-Australian crooner ALFIO Saturday. See MUSIC SECTION for all (Photo by on WGBH/2 this the details. Shawn Connelly) MUSIC WGBH/2 ALFIO IN CONCERT -- Italian- Australian crooner ALFIO brings a new approach to the tenor tradition. Be- loved around the world for his mod- ern interpretations of Italian stan- dards, classical takes on contempo- rary chart-toppers, and original com- positions that bridge musical genres, ALFIO joins the illustrious ranks of tenors on U.S. public television with the debut of ALFIO IN CONCERT, pre- miering in Boston Saturday, August 15ta at 6:00 pm on WGBH/2 with an encore scheduled for Tuesday, August 18th at 9:30 pro. During the broadcasts, fans who make a dona- tion at the suggested level can get tickets for ALFIO's November con- cert at The Wilbur Theatre. GILLETTE STADIUM 1 Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA 800-543-1776 www.GilletteStadium.com AC/DC -- August 22, 2015. The North American Tour announcement comes days after AC/DC delivered an explosive performance of their cur- rent single "Rock or Bust" and their classic "Highway to Hell" kicking off the 57th annual Grammy Awards. This marked the Grammy winning band's first time performing on U.S. television in over 14 years. AC/DC are also confirmed to headline the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Fes- tival on April 10th and 17th. Chris Slade will be on drums for the up- coming Rock or Bust World Tour. AC/ DC's latest album, Rock or Bust, was released on December 2nd and im- mediately topped sales charts around the globe. The album's first 2 singles, "Play Ball" and "Rock or Bust", were added to rock radio and fea- tured in ad campaigns for major brands like Major League Baseball and Beats headphones. AC/DC last toured the world from 2008-2010 with the Black Ice World Tour, which had the band playing to over 5 mil- lion fans in 108 cities in over 28 coun- tries. The Black Ice Wo.rld Tour earned AC/DC a P.allstar Award for Major Tour of the Year in 2010. BLUE HILLS BANK PAVILION 290 Northern Ave., Boston, MA www.LiveNation.com J GEILS BAND -- August 27, 2015. Massachusetts legends, the J Geils Band, corde to the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion. Best known for their '70s party tunes, "Southside Shuffle," "Musta Got Lost," "Looking for a Love" and their '80s Super hits *Centerfold" and *Freeze Frame." J Geils Band's last touring adventure was with Bob Seger on a late 2014/early 2015 run. The band played R&B-influenced blues rock in the 1970s before mov- ing towards a more new wave sound in the 1980s. Since its initial break- up in 1985, the band has reunited several times. TD GARDEN 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 617-624-1050 www.TDGarden.eom MADONNA -- September 26, 2015. Madonna continues to be one of the most successful touring artists COMEDY ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS "The Sicilian Corner" -- every Friday I0:00 am to Noon 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.1110wccmam.corra "Italia Oggl" -- Sundays 11:00 am to Noon with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM. Go to www.1460WXBR.corra "Dolce Vlta Radio" -- Sundays DJ Rocco Mesiti 11:00 am-l:00 pm; 90.7 FM or online www.djrocco.cmra "The Nick Franeiosa Show" -- Sundays from Noon to 3:00 pm on WLYN 1360 AM and WAZN 1470 AM. "Guido Oilva 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 9:00 pm-10:00 pm on MusicAmerica. Host Ron Della Chiesa presents Tony's Place. Visit www.MusicNotNoise.corrL "L'Italla Chiamo Italian Radio Show" hosted by Stefano Marchese and Elisa Meazzini -- Thursdays 3:00 pm-4:15 pm. Visit /ita//ach/anw.corr~ email: litaliachiamoshow@gmaiLcom. Tel. 857-334-0868. "Intervallo Musicale" -- Sundays 10:00-10:30 am; Host Carmine Guarino on WUNR 1600 AM and online at www.wunr.con~ in history -- her shows are legend- ary. Along with extraordinary critical acclaim as an artist, songwriter and producer, Madonna's reputation as one of the most successful live performers of all time speaks for it- self. Madonna has sold more than 300 million records worldwide and is recognized as the best-selling female recording artist of all time by Gu/nness World Records. She is the best-selling female rock artist of the twentieth century. The "Material Girl" was in- ducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2008. Madonna hits include: "Borderline," "Crazy for You," "Into the Groove," "Like a Prayer," "Like a Virgin," "Lucky Star," "Material Girl," "Papa Don't Preach," "Ray of Light" and "Vogue." WILBUR THEATRE 246 Tremont St., Boston, MA 617-248-9700 www.TheWilburTheatre, corn FRANKIE VALLI -- November 7, 2015. Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the twenty-first century. Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Frankie and his legendary group, such classic songs as "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man," "Rag Doll," and *Can't Take My Eyes Off You" are all the rage all over again. With the play in its seventh blockbuster year on Broadway, and five other casts performing Jersey Boys nightly from Las Vegas to London, the real Frankie Valli is also packing ven- ues around the world. BOSTON OPERA HOUSE 539 Washington St., Boston, MA 617-259-3400 www.BostonOperaHouseOullne.com KINKY BOOTS -- Now through August 30, 2015. Set in provincial Northampton, England, K/nky Boots tells the story of London-bound Charlie Price, who is surprised to suddenly inherit his beloved father's shoe factory and even more surprised to find that handmade men's dress shoes are no longer quite as in vogue as they used to be. Facing closure, a dejected Charlie chances upon Lola, the charismatic, brassy and fabulous drag queen and finds himself forming an unlikely business part- nership, creating custom shoes for drag queens, which will change their lives forever. Based on a true story, Kinky Boots is the uplifting story of unlikely friendship, finding your passion, overcoming prejudice and recognising that, underneath it all, we're not so different. THE LOEB DRAMA CENTER AT AMERICAN REPERTORY THEATRE 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA www.Boston-Theater.com WAITRESS -- August 20 through September 27, 2015. Waitress Jenna (Mueller) longs for escape from the small southern town where she lives with her bullying husband, Earl. Hope is at hand in the form of a pie-maklng contest in a nearby town, with a pos- sibly life-changing cash prize. At the diner where she works, Jenna is famed for her fluffy pastries and crin- kiy ernsts, and knows that this con- test may be the one chance she gets to tum her life around. CASINO BALLROOM 169 Ocean Boulevard Hampton Beach, NH 603-929-4100 www.CasinoBallroom.com KATHY GRIFFIN -- August 19, 2015. Griffin's sure-fire hosting suc- cess led to her own live late night talk show, Kathy. It was where the biggest celebrities went to have the most fun. Her boisterous and revealing mem- oir, Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Gri~n, debuted at No. I on the New York Times BestseUer List. Griffin won two Primetime Emmy Awards for her hit reality series, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-L/st, which aired for six years on Bravo. It was nominated every single year of its run. The show also won the GIAAD Media Award for Best Reality Program and was nominated six consecutive times by the Produc- ers Guild of America. Kathy was a cast member on NBC's Suddenly Susan and guest starred on Seinfeld and Law & Order:. SVU. She lent her unique voice to animated characters in Shrek For- ever After and the award-winning tele- vision shows The Simpsons, American Dad, and D//bert. NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE 62 Dunham Road, Beverly, MA 978-232-7200 www.NSMT.org SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER THE MUSICAL -- Now through August 23, 2015. A New England Regional Pre- miere that will leave you with "Night Fever!" Based on Nik Cohn's 1975 New York Magazine article "Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night" and the Norman Wexler's 1977 screenplay it inspired, this cultural phenomenon centers around Tony Manero, a Brooklyn youth whose weekend is spent at the local dance hangout. There he escapes into the admira- tion of the crowd, a growing relation- ship and the pulse of the beat that enables him to forget the realities of his life, his dead-end job and his gang of deadbeat friends. This mega-musi- cal takes you back to the bell bot- toms, loose hips and the irresistible groove of disco!. THE CROSBY WHISTLE STOP 24 Roland Street, Charlestown, MA 978-884-7690 www.BostonSwingCentral.com SWING DANCE EVERY FRI- DAY NIGHT -- Come and check out Boston's most exciting swing dance. Conveniently located in Sullivan Square less than a five-minute walk from the T. Free parking is available. A killer line up of DJ's and live bands every Friday night. Beautiful 3,000 sq ft dance hall with exposed brick. A beginner 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 experi- ence is required. All ages and dance levels welcome. WEST END MUSEUM 150 Staniford Street, Boston, MA 617-723-2125 www.TheWestEndMuseum.org TIDE POWER IN COLONIAL BOS- TON -- Now through September 19, 2015. The West End Museum, one of Boston's small and fascinating history museums dedicated to preserving the history of this neighborhood prior to demolation/reconstruction in the 1950s, is opening a new exhibit on the role of tides in Colonial Boston. The exhibit shows how early Bostonians harnessed power from the tides to fuel mills producing flour, fab- ric, lumber, and chocolate - products that helped the colony grow and pros- per prior to the industrial revolution - and how the lust for crdating new land for the city's expansion eventu- ally led to their downfall opportunity to sketch from live mod- els and/or from objects in our collec- tions. A drawing instructor provides insights on drawing technique and the artlst-model relationship as it in- forms the creation of artwork. Limited drawing materials are provided to encourage spontaneous part-icipation. Gallery location varies; ask at the Sharf Visitor Center. SALEM WILLOWS 41 Fort Avenue, Salem, MA www.SalemJazzSoul.org THE 9TH ANNUAL SALEM JAZZ AND SOUL FESTIVAL -- Saturday, August 15th-, at 10:00 am and Sun- day, August 16TM, at 5:00 pm. The SJSF helps students and music pro- grams on the north shore of MA. This two-day festival is free and has many local and national performances all set along the beautiful Salem harbor. DCR HATCH SHELL ON BOSTON ESPLANADE, BOSTON DRUMS ALONG M CHARLES- August 19, 2015. The Esplanade re- sounds with rhythms and dances of many ages and cultures. The Swordfishers features replicas of an- cient stone instruments fashioned by a New England culture that thrived thousands of years ago. The Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists marks the orchestra's first performance of music by Philip Glass, one of America's most influential composers. Presented by Boston Landmarks Orchestra. ASSOCIAZIONE AMICI 17 Reardon Road, Medford, MA 781-395-0690 ITAIMLN -- Registration will be held August 15th and August 22"d from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. President Angelo Federico says Associazione Amici will focus on promoting the Ital- ian culture. "Associazione Amici" in Italian means "association of friends," he said. "With that in mind, we plan to hold various activities, such as encour- aging Italian education, fundraisers, offer scholarships, providing assistance to our members and families, holding annual dinner dances, bocce tourna- ments, family gatherings, etc. Associazione Amici members will re- ceive a discounted rate." CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS WATERFRONT PARK Commercial Street, Boston. MA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS www.FOCCP.org 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA SUNDAY NIGHT MOVIES -- Sun- 617-267-9300 day, August 164 --sobrina (starring www.MFA.org Harrison Ford) DRAWING IN THE GALLERIES -- Movies will start at sunset and be Now through August 26, 2015. Join projected on a big screen. Sponsor of us every Wednesday evening for an movie nights: Boston Push Cart. "Building our Community Through Music" Thurs. August 13th: JACOBY & DANCERS Co. on the Prado 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Community fun for families including face painting, masquerade mask making, and arts & crafts. 7:00p.m. Performance. Tues. August 18th: OPEN MIC NIGHT on the Prado 6:30- 7:OO p.m. - NEMPAC Student Performances 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Open Mic with special guests, Jack Byrne & Sarah Troxler Thurs. August 27th: EIGHT TO M BAR at the Waterfront 6:15 - 7:00 p.m. Swing Dancing lesson with Lindy Bomb Squad 7:00 - 8:30p.m, Eight to the Bar ALL EVENTS ARE FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Please check our website for rain plans: www.nempacboston.org