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POST-GAZETTE, AUGUST 16, 2013 Page 9 8ociallg Scene bg 00lngela Cornacchio Local artists Final Groove ended out the Madonna Della Cava Feast in the North End with hits like "I'll Be There." (Photo courtesy of Angela Cornacchio) Socially Scene Reviewed .... This past weekend the North End held its 94 th an- nual Madonna Della Cava festival. In addition the "North End Against Drugs and Nazzaro Center" cel- ebrated their 24 th Annual Pride Week. The week is geared toward the children and some of the festive fun included: National Night Out, an event held in Paul Revere Park that included face painting, motorcycles, K9 demonstration, candle ceremonies and kids crafts. They held other events like a senior citizens concert and pizza party for residents and an annual Little League family game where the play- ers took on the parents. NEAD is a nonprofit and spends many hours plan- ning and searching for dona- tions and sponsors. It's amazing the amount of work these people put into show- ing their "pride." Great job guysl Les Misrables - Apart of Celebration .... The Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston brings its "Trium- phant 45 th Anniversary Sea- son" to a close on August 18 th with Alain Boublil, Claude- Michel SchSnberg and Her- bert Kretzmer's revolution- ary pop opera, Les Misrables. Currently on stage the winner of nine Tony Awards (including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score) This international sensa- tion -- seen in 42 countries by more than 65 million people -- is the longest-run- ning musical in the world. The Reagle Music Theatre all-new production of this sumptuous and exciting classic has bold new direc- tion and choreography by Broadway's David Hugo. Starring acclaimed Broad- way tenor Ivan Rutherford, who has performed the role of Jean Valjean more than 2,000 times on Broadway and on tour. Also in the cast are noted Broadway vocal coach Doug Jabara (Reagle's Oklahoma!, Into the Woods) as Javert and Tony Award nominee and Theatre World Award winner Maureen Brennan (Broadway's Can- dide, New York Shakespeare Festival's Pirates of Penzance) as Mme. Th6nardier. IRNE Award winner Dan Rodriguez is music director and IRNE Award winner Jef- frey P. Leonard conducts. Scenic design is by Robert Klingelhoefer of Maine State Music Theatre and the Fulton Theatre. Lighting design is by Elliot Norton award winner David Wilson. Costumes are by Kansas City Costumes. Based on the epic novel by Victor Hugo and set against events leading up to the June Revolution in early 19 th century France, Les Misrables presents in a magnificent sung-through score the story of Jean Valjean's unjust imprison- ment and life-long struggle for redemption despite being pursued relentlessly by the obsessed police inspector Javert. Songs include the unforgettable "I Dreamed a Dream," "On My Own," "Stars," "One Day More" and "Bring Him Home." Recently made into a record-breaking movie musical nominated for eight Academy Awards including best motion pic- ture, Les Misrables has endured as perhaps the most popular musical of all time. "It has been our dream to bring this magnificent mu- sical to our audiences for many years," says Robert Eagle, founder and producing artistic director of Reagle Music Theatre. "This sea- son we've finally been able to get the rights and as- semble the team to make our dream a reality. We couldn't be happier to have two noted Broadway veterans with us for this journey. Ivan Rutherford is a splen- did and heart-breaking Valjean and David Hugo will bring all of the power and soul of this magnificent story to life in an all-new staging created specifically for the Reagle Music The- atre. This is a once-in-a-life- time experience that our patrons will remember for years to come." The timeless tale, Les Misrables is on stage now and not for long. The season and production will close out on August 18 th. Tickets are available by phone at 781-891-5600 or in person at the Box Office located at 617 Lexington Street, Waltham MA. For more information visit Reagle Music Theatre on the web at www. reaglemusictheatre, org. Soccer Players Sling Drinks for Charity .... The New England Revolution players hop behind the bar for The One Fund on Thursday, August 22 "d at Clews. Located at 113 Dart- mouth Street (between Chandler Street & Columbus Avenue) Back Bay. Four stars of the New England Revolution team -- Matt Reis, Bobby Shuttle- worth, A.J. Soares and Andrew Farrell -- will step off of the pitch and behind the bar to showcase their cock- tail-shaking skills for char- ity. The Revs' mixologists-in- training will take their shot at bartending as they mix, pour and serve cocktails. All tips the players receive during the event, cash or credit, will be donated directly to The One Fund Boston, which has received close to $65 million for the victims and families af- fected by the tragic events at the Boston Marathon on April 15 th, 2013. The celebrity bartending event will kick-off at 6:00 pm with the players serving up cocktails from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The Revs Girls will also be on site to take photos and distribute giveaways to fans. There is no cover f DIAMONDS 1 ROLEX ESTATE JEWELRY Bought & Sold Jewelers Exch. Bldg. . Jim (617) 263-7766 Les Miserables star Ivan Rutherford will be on stage at the Reagle Theater through August 18 th. (Photo courtesy of Reagle Theater) charge for this event and fans are encouraged to come out and support The One Fund Boston and the New England Revolution. You can visit for more information. Be sure to get out there and see soc- cer players strut their stuff off the field. Local North End Artist Debuts .... Boston Young Contemporaries Exhibition at Boston University is now on display through August 24 a. Boston Univer- sity is pleased to present the 8 th Annual Boston Young Contemporaries Exhibition this was established in 2006 by three Boston University graduate students. Boston Young Contemporaries is a juried showcase of contem- porary art from graduate stu- dents in the New England area. This year's exhibition features over 50 artists rep- resenting Master of Fine Arts and Post-Baccalaureate programs in New England and includes contemporary painting, photography, video, sculpture and installation. The Jury Panel is made up of Camilo Alvarez, Owner and Director, Samson Projects Meghan Brady, Painter Fabio Fernandez, Exhibitions Director at the Society of Arts and Crafts. Participating schools in- clude: The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Boston University, Brandeis University, Massachusetts College of Art, Maine College of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Uni- versity of Massachusetts Amherst, University of Mas- sachusetts Dartmouth and the University of New Hampshire. Local North End resident Lauren Coulson currently has a painting on display. Here is a little insight on the painting from the artist herself. A cosmological and topographical world was cre- ated by the layered accumu- lation of pours, stains and diverse mark-making tech- niques. Spontaneity and control exercise the form that the painting took on and the world that was cre- ated is at once violent and destructive yet delicate and beautiful. There is a knot- ting and cross-pollination of harmonious opposites within the work that include splen- dor and disaster, ecstasy and havoc, constructing and deconstructing, transcen- dence and decay, these are all facets of the internal or- ganization for the painting. Sources of motivation are drawn from the cosmos, natural phenomena (geo- logical, meteorological and oceanographic), chemistry, geology, gravity and chance. By working large-scale, the work can powerfully envelop the viewer into the world that is created. The process I start with is alive and visually changing form by the slow reactions of pigment that hold various chemical makeups and the mixing of pigments with different vis- cosity levels. Once dry, I as- sist with the aftermath: the settlement of the pigment: the soot of what once was alive and changing. By work- ing on the floor initially and letting gravity take its role on the paint, gravity becomes essential to each painting being formed. The painting works with the topography of the medium itself and forms a mesmerizing, sensual and forceful yet radiant after- math. Infinity was created with the co-existence of mul- tiple painting languages as well as tying in a sense of graffiti and comments on the interconnectedness of everything we are familiar (Continued on Page 13) ( Real Estate Matt6o Gallo Appraisals Sales & Rentals 376 North Street Boston, MA 02113 (617) 523-2100 Fax (617) 523-3530