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POST-GAZETTE, AUGUST 19, 2011 Page 11 NOW PLAYING p._ Special Events UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN Stu and Cosmo and their band CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVISITED add a new chapter to their legacy with vibrant and exhilarating energy and pure American spirit. For further information, see the Music Section. NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE 62 Dunham Road, Beverly, MA 2011 SEASON - Footloose! Now through August 28. Inspired by the wildly popular 1984 movie, Foot- loose thrilled Broadway audiences for nearly two years. It's a story of Ameri- can spirit - a carefree city kid trans- planted to a conservative rural town where rock 'n roll and dancing are forbidden, who takes on the authori- ties, makes all the right moves and wins the girl. "Footloose is the perfect summer musical. It is packed with high-spirited dancing, eye-popping vintage '80s costumes and a score full of the music 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 choreog- rapher Vince Pesche have assembled an outstanding cast of talented, young performers, 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 awesomel'" Little Red Riding Hood August 26, 2011. The King & I September 27-October 9, Legally Blonde November 1-13, A Christ- mas Carol December 2-23. For fur- ther 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. ITALIAN EVENTS & PROGRAMS LOEB DRAMA CENTER 64 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS - Now through 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 tale is set in the 1920s in Catfish 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, commits murder. As Porgy and Bess's love grows, their future is threatened by Crown and the conniving Sport- hag Life. This heartbreaking love story boasts some of the most famous and beloved works from the Great Ameri- can Songbook, including: "Summer- time," "Bess, You Is My Woman," *It Ain't Necessarily So" and "I Loves You, Porgy." AS YOU LIKE 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 toral comedy As You Like It. This classic tale follows Rosalind and her friend Celia's escape from a deadly conspiracy into nature's wild, liberat- ing arms. What follows is an uncon- ventional romance with everything from wrestling matches to cross-dress- ing shepherds culminating in a joy- ful finale. For further information, please call 617-547-8300 or log onto BOSTON OPERA HOUSE 539 Washington St.. Boston. MA SOUTH PACIFIC - September 27- October 2, 2011. Nellie, a nurse on a Pacific Island during WWII, falls in love with de Becque, a local planter. How- ever, when she learns he is a widower with two half-caste children, she can- not accept the situation. Meanwhile, Cable falls in lovewith 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, Oc- tober 29, 2011 at 7:00 pm. - Night of Stars, a spectacular showcase of Boston Ballet's exciting repertoire, features the talents of the entire company, including principal dancers and rising stars. This unique evening provides audiences with a taste of the upcoming season. Escape to Verona with John Cranko's ROMEO AND JULIET - November 3- 13, 2011 - Masterfully told through Cranko's choreography and Prokofiev's score. Romeo and Juliet is a triumphant must-see. Don't miss the final season of the current Boston Ballet's THE NUT- CRACKER - November 25 through December 31, 201 I. Experience the magic of this beloved production one last time. The perfect holiday gift! For tickets, please go to the Colonial Theatre, 106 Boylston Street. Hours are 10:00 am-6:00 pm Monday through Saturday. On the web, visit Boston or By phone call Ticketmaster at 800-982-2787. REAGLE MUSIC THEATRE 617 Lexington St., Waltham, MA Irving Berlin's SAY IT WITH MUSIC - October 1-2, 2011. With an ensemble of fabulous singers, talented dancers and a live orchestra, Reagle pays tribute to a man and his legendary music. With such favorites as: "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "God Bless America," "Always," Blue Skies," "Cheek to Cheek," "I Wonder Why (You're Just in Love)" and "Let Your- self Go." IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME - Decem- ber 3 - 11, 2011. The one Boston Christmas spectacle guaranteed to warm any heartl Children of all ages are enchanted by Santa's Workshop, Teddy Bears' Nutcracker, Parade of the Wooden Soldiers, Victo- rian Christmas, precision dancers and The Living Nativity. Our cast of 200 comes gift wrapped in fabulous holt- el's.," in Shakespeare's, beloved 15as,, "b, ,'fll livo*hskgs:,'J-'- ,' ,'2 %' 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 ex- 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. FIeetwood 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.l " 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- titled In Your Dreams, and her first in ten years, has completed production with Dave Stewart of Eurythmics fame at the helm. 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. Enrique Iglesias stormed the charts this year with hit songs heard on radio airwaves and in dance clubs across the country. 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 favor- ites from his many platinum-selling albums. "It's going to be a great show and we hope to see all of you out there. This tour will be unforgettable!" said Iglesias. SOUTH SHORE MUSIC CIRCUS 130 Soliier St., Cohasset, MA CHRIS BOTTI - Saturday, Au- gust 20, 2011. Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CO, 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 on- going association with PBS has led to four No. 1 jazz albums, as well as multiple gold and platinum records and Grammy Awards. 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 opportunity 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. BARENAKED LADIES - Saturday, August 20, 2011, at 2:00 pm. JO DEE MESSINA - Sunday, August 21, 201 i, at 2:00 pro. TRAVIS TRITT - Sunday, Au- gust 28, 2011, at 2:00 pm. ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL - Satur- day, September I0, 201 I, at 2:00 pro. THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND - Sunday, September II, 2011, at 2:00 pm. THE FABULOUS THUNDER- BIRDS - Saturday, September 17, 2011. LONESTAR - Sunday, Septem- ber 18, 2011. MARTY STUART - Saturday, Sep- tember 24, 2011. Call 508-943-3871 or log on to the website at NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE 62 Dunham Road, Beverly, MA CREEDENCE CLEARWATER RE- VISITED - Wednesday, August 31, 2011 7:30 pro. Stu Cook and Doug "Cosmo" Clifford may not have intended it, but their band, Creedence Clearwater Revisited has taken on a startling life of its own. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rhythm section (bass and drums respectively) from the leg- endary group Creedence Clearwater Revival, launched the Creedence Clearwater Revisited project in 1995. Though the pair initially only planned to play private parties, Creedence Clearwater Revisited now performs up to 100 shows a year and has released the album Recollection. SPINELLI'S 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. 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 A DAY IN POMPEII - opens Sun- day, October 2 he, tickets on sale Wednesday, August 24 th. The Roman city of Pompeii was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, vanishing beneath layers of volcanic ash. Now you can discover one of the greatest archaeological treasures ever unearthed at A Day in Pompeii. For further information this exhibit or upcoming exhibits log on to 2011 DEUTSCHE BANK CHAMPIONSHIP TPC Boston, 400 Arnold Palmer Blvd., Norton, MA One of the most prestigious events on the PGA Tour calendar returns to New England on Labor Day weekend. Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh, Phil Mickel- son, defending champion Charley Hoffman and more are among the top I00 PGA Tour players anticipated to compete. The Tiger Woods Founda- tion is the primary beneficiary of the ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS "The Sicilian Corner" 11:00 am to i :00 pm every Friday with host Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The Italian Show" w/Nunzio DiMarca every Sunday from I0:00 am to 1:00 pm. Go to www. i "ItsHa oggi" Sundays 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM www. "Dolce Vlta Radio" DJ Rocco Mesiti Ii:00 am-l:00 pm Sundays 90.7 FM or online "The Nick Franelosa Show" Every 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 Sow" Saturdays 6:00 am-8:00 am and Sundays 5:00 pro-7:00 pm on 950 AM WROL "Tony's Place" on MusicAmerica WPLM FM 99.1 - Every Sunday night 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm on MusicAmerica host Ron Della Chlesa presents Tony's Place on WPLM FM Easy 99.1. 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 pm on radio or Itunes, college radio click on Zumix. For more information log onto ARTIST'S BOSTON STUDIO 450 Harrison Ave, #223]8, Boston MA MARIAN DIOGUARDI PRESENTS TEN NEW PAINTINGS - First Friday of the month, artist Marian Dioguardi invites people to visit her Boston studio from 5:00 pm-9:00 pm. Ten new "Laundry Line" paintings based on Burano, Venezia, will be show- cased. Marian Dioguardi was born and raised in the Italian-American neighborhood of East Boston. She pursued her childhood ambition, art, only after a more traditional career in education gave way to more color- ful careers including undercover in- Deutsche Bank Championship, now in its eighth year. August 30 - Deutsche Bank Boston Red Sox Legends & Friends Pro-Am, 7:30 arn- 5:00 pm. August 31 - Professional Practice Rounds, 8:00 am-5:00 pm. September 2-3 - Championship Rounds 1 & 2, 6:30 am-7:00 pm. Sep- tember 4-5 - Championship Rounds 3 & 4, 7:30 am-7:00 pm. Tickets avail- able at or by calling 1-877-TIX-4DBC. 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. For information, visit or call 617-267-9300. THE MUSEUM OF BAD ART Dedham Community Theatre 580 High St., Dedham Sq., Dedham Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Sq., 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. It is only through the efforts of the worldwide Friends of MOBA that we have been able to carry out our mission: to bring the worst of art to the widest of audiences. MOBA main- tains a website as well as three bricks- and-mortar galleries, all in the Boston area. Through traveling exhibits, spe- cial events and changing exhibits, we share the best bad art ever assembled. Our collection numbers about 600 pieces, but due to limited exhibition space, we show 50 to 70 at a time. Visit vestigations and gem stone buying. Visit www. mariandioguardi, com. BRATTLE THEATRE 40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA MUSIC FOR MOVIES: NINO ROTA CENTENNIAL - Thursdays, through September i, 2011 - The Brattle Theatre presents the work of frequent Federico Fellini collaborator and giant of cinema music, Nino Rota, who also happens to celebrate his 100th birthday this year! Rota's music appears in many renowned films including Fellinfs 81/2, La Dolce Vita, Amarcord, and The Clowns, as well as Death On The Nile, Taming of the Shrew and many more. Thursday, August 25, 2011 - Amarcord 2:30 pm and 7:00 pm. Thursday, August 25, 2011 - The Clowns 5:00 pm and 9:30 pm. Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 81/2 2:30 pm, 5:15 pm and 8:00 pm, REGATTABAR AT THE CHARLES HOTEL, 1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA PATRIZIO BUANNE - Septem- ber 15, 2011 - Patrizio's international debut albums, "The Italian" (2005) and "Forever begins tonight" (2007}, were finished at Abbey Road Studios in London, accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Following international 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 U.S. Patrizio's third album. Patrizio pre- sented an expanded collection of songs from the Italian songbook (now Patrizio's trademark repertoire}, as well as Patrizio's own contemporary but timeless interpretation of Ameri- can classics. With some stunning new compositions written by Patrizio alongside songwriters such as Dianne Warren, he then released "PATRIZIO." Check out "PATRIZIO" livel For tick- ets log onto or call 617-395-7757.