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Rolling Stone deemed her "The Reigning Queen of Rock and Roll." Nicks remains a popular solo performer. Travis Tritt was one of the leading new country singers of the early '90s. Throughout the early '90s, he had a string of platinum albums and Top Ten singles. A couple of his top hits are "The Whiskey Ain't Workin" and "Can I Trust You With My Heart." See Music Section for details. THEATER NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE 62 Dunham Road, Beverly, MA 2011 SEASON Footloose! Now, through August 28. Inspired by the wildly popular 1984 movie, Foot- /oose 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"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 The:ater 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- ing 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 all the men and women merely play- ers," in Shakespeare's beloved pas- toral comedy As You Like It. This ating 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 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, 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 Ju//et 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, 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 - 6:00 pm Monday through Saturday. On the web, visit www.bro adwayacrfdQsamerica, com/ 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 I-2, 201 I. 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 Yourself Go." IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME - Decem- ber 3 - 11, 2011. The one Boston Christmas spectacle guaranteed to warm any heart! 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 holi- day sets and costumes -- all backed by a full live orchestra. classic tale follows. RQsalil3.d, al-I~ her ,BANK QF AMERICA PAVILION fr4end Celia's esc-ape f~om a-deadly- --290 Northern Ave~, -Boston,- MA conspiracy into nature's wild, liber- 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 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-selllng 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 Sohier St., Cohasset, MA 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. TRAVIS TRITT - Sunday, Au- gust 28, 201 i, at 2:00 pm. ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL - Satur- day, September 10, 2011, at 2:00 pm. THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND - Sunday, September 11, 2011, at 2:00 pro. THE FABULOUS THUNDER- BIRDS - Saturday, September 17, 2011. LONESTAR - Sunday, Septem- ber 18, 2011. MARLY 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 pro. 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. MUSEUM OF SCIENCE 1 Science Park, Boston A DAY IN POMPEII - opens Sun- STEVIE NICKS - August 29, 2011 day, October 2nd, tickets on sale Wednesday, August 24th. 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 on 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 100 PGA Tour players anticipated to compete. The Tiger Woods Founda- tion is the primary beneficiary of the Deutsche Bank Championship, now in its eighth year. August 30 - Deutsche Bank Boston Red Sox Legends & Friends Pro-Am, 7:30 am- 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. WILBUR THEATRE 246 Tremont St, Boston, MA BOBBY LEE - Saturday, August 27, 2011, 7:00 pro. Lee has performed stand-up on "Late Friday," "Premium Blend" and "The Tonight Show." In summer 2004, he appeared in the big screen comedy "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle," and in 2007 he appeared in "Kickin It Old Skool." Lee was a regular on MADtv and has gar- nered millions of fans through his comedy, film and television appear- ances. He has become one of the big- gest stars in the comedy world to date. The Weepies Thursday, Septem- ber 1, 2011, 8:30 pm. Indie duo The Weepies have sold more than a mil- lion singles and half a million albums. Their simple, direct songwriting has sent them to the top of the folk charts in a dozen countries. The celebrated California duo returns with Be My Thr///, the follow up to 2008's critically acclaimed sophomore album Hide- away. Their deepest, most accessible album yet, Be My Thrill is a collection of 14 tracks that crystallize the pair's organic acoustic sound and pop harmonies. ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS "The Sicilian Corner" II:00 am to 1:00 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. "Italia Oggi" Sundays I:00 pm to 2:00 pm with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM www. "Dolce Vita Radio" DJ Rocco Mesiti 11:00 am-l:00 pm Sundays 90.7 FM or online "The Nick Franciosa Show" Every Sunday at 12 Noon to 3:00 pm on radio stations WLYN 1360 AM and WAZN 1470 AM. "Guido Oliva Italian Hour" 8:00 am - 9:00 am every Sunday on WSRO 650 AM in Framingham and online at "Don Giovanni Show" Saturdays 6:00 am-8:00 am and Sundays 5:00 pm-7:00 pm on 950 AM WROL vcww. "Tony's Place" on MusicAmerica WPLM FM 99. I - Every Sunday night 9:00 pm to 10:00 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 pro-3:00 pm on radio or Itunes, college radio click on Zumlx. For more information log onto ARTIST'S BOSTON STUDIO 450 Harrison Ave, #223B, 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 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. 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 THE PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM 161 Essex St., Salem, MA PAINTING THE MODERN IN INDIA- Now to January 1, 2012. Paint- ing the Modem in India features seven renowned painters who came of age during the movement to free India from British rule. To liberate them- selves, they organized path-breaking associations -the Calcutta Artists Group in 1943, the Progressive Artists Group in 1947 Bombay and the Delhi Shilpi Chakra in 1949. They pioneered new approaches to painting, repositioning their own art practices internationally and in relation to the 5,000-year history of art in India. For more information, please call 978-745-9500 or visit in education gave way to more color- ful careers including undercover in- vestigations and gem stone buying. Visit www. BRATTLE THEATRE 40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA MUSIC FOR MOVIES: NINO ROTA CENTENNIAL - Thursdays, through September 1, 2011 -The Brattle Theatre presents the work of frequent Federico FeUini collaborator and giant of cinema music, Nino Rota, who also happens to celebrate his 100th birthday this yearl Rota's music appears in many renowned films including Fellini's 81/2, La Dolce Vita, Amarcord, and The Clowns, as well as Death On The Nile, Taming of the Shrew and many more. Thursday, September 1, 2011 -8 2:30 pm, 5:15 pm and 8:00 pro, 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 presented an expanded collection of songs from the Italian songbook (now Patrizio's trade- mark repertoire), as well as Patrizio's own contemporary but timeless interpretation of American classics. With some stunning new composi- tions written by Patrizio alongside songwriters such as Dianne Warren, he then released "PATRIZIO." Check out "PATRIZIO" live! For tickets log onto or call 617-395-7757.