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POST-GAZE'n'E, AUGUST 26, 2016 PAGE 11 SCREEN NOW UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN County music superstar Blake Shelton will be hitting the TD Garden stage this fall. See MUSIC SECTION for more details. MUSIC TD GARDEN 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 617-624-1050 BLAKE SHELTON -- October I, 2016. On the heels of his sold-out shows earlier this year, country music superstar Blake Shelton will continue the fun this fall with his 2016 tour. Fans can look forward to new songs from his forthcoming album If I'm Hon- est, including the Top 10 "Came Here to Forget," plus many of his 21 number one singles, from his debut single "Austin," to his most recent # 1, "Gonna." Shelton received strong reviews from critics while on the road this winter. The Louisville Courier-Journal noted: "When you hear his body of work in the context of a two-hour show, it's also evident why Shelton has struck platinum. He isn't about pyrotechnics, opting for a sincere, likable approach that he pulls off with astonishing ease." And The Boot said of his show in Buffalo, N.Y.: "Thanks to Shelton's 10 seasons-long role on awards show hosting gigs ... it can be easy to forget what got him there in the first place: good, solid country music ... and a ton of charisma. Both were on full display throughout his two-hour set." ERIC CHURCH -- January 28, 2017. Eric Church brings the HoMin" My Own Tour to TD Garden. There will be no opening acts on the Holdin' My Own Tour. Instead, Church will headline two full sets each night. "It's just us," Church said of his upcoming tour. I'm going to do an intermission in the middle so people can get beer, which is not re- ally done in country shows. I think it's a neat way for fans to interact, and it gives us a breather, and it gives them a breather. You can talk about what's been played and how the show is so far." In addition, Church said the split show with two sets gives him the opportunity to have two different opening songs, two closing songs and two separate themes and looks if he so chooses. ANDREA BOCELLI -- December 17, 2016. Legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli will be appearing in Boston for the first time in more than six years. The unique performances will feature a new popular repertoire from Bocelli's latest album, C/hems, along with Bocelli's beloved rep - ertoire of Arias, love songs, and cross- over hits. C/hems highlights a collection of movie songs etched in the culture and hearts of several generations, includ- ing epic theme songs featured in films such as Doctor Zhivago, Love StoryI The Godfather, Life is Beautiful, Gladiator, and many more. Thrilling audiences for over 20 years, Andrea Bocelli exploded onto the world's stage with his hit, "Con te Partiro" (and later it's arrangement as a duet with Sarah Brightman with the title "Time To Say Goodbye"), and has since sold 80 million records and performed countless worldwide tours. Today, BoceUi is known for being one of the greatest singing talents in the world. BLUE HILLS BANK PAVILION 290 Northern Ave., Boston, MA MEGHAN TRAINOR: The Untouch- able Tour- September 24, 2016. The 22-year-old singer will kick off the Untouchable Tour on July 14th in Vancouver, Canada, and bring the tour to a close September 24th in Boston. Untouchable promotes Trainor's new album, Thank You, which was released on May 13% Thank You is the followup to Title, which debuted at No. I on the Billboard 200 in 2015. Trainor released the first single, "No," from Thank You in March, and =Better," featuring Yo Gotti, in April. Tralnor won Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards. WANG THEATER Citi Performing Arts Center 270 Tremont Street Boston, MA 800-982-2798 STEVEN TYLER ... Out on a Limb -- September 4, 2016. Aerosmith's front- man Out on a Limb Tourwill feature Tyler and backing band Loving Mary rework- ing some of his most famous hits and sharing the stories behind them; he~l also weave in songs from his upcoming country project. Tyler released his first country single, =Love is Your Name," last May. With his second country song, "Red, White & You," Tyler proves he already has a grip on the genre, COMEDY ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS "The Sicilian Corner" -- every Friday 10:00 am to Noon with hosts Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The Best in Italian Music" with Nunzio DiMarca every Sunday from 9:00 am to Noon. Go to www. 11 "Italia Oggi" -- Sundays 11:00 am to Noon with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM. "Dolce Vita Radio" -- Sundays DJ Rocco Mesiti 11:00 am-l:00 pro; 90.7 FM or online "The Nick Franciosa Show" -- Sundays from Noon to 3:00 pm on WLYN 1360 AM. "Guido Oltva Italian Hour" -- Sundays 8:00 am-9:00 am on WSRO 650 AM and online at "Tony's Place" on MusicAmerica WPLM FM 99.1 -- Sundays 7:00 pm-2:00 am on MusicAmerica. Host Ron DeUa Chiesa presents Tony's Place. Visit =L'Ital/a Ch/amo Italian Radio Show" hosted by Stefano Marchese and Elisa Meazzin/-- Thursdays 3:00 pm-4:15 pm. Visit; email: Tel. 857-334-0868. =Intorvallo Musicale" -- Sundays 10:00-10:30 am; Host Carmine Guarino on WUNR 1600 AM and online at proclaiming his love for America, America, and the midnight sky. "When . I look in your eyes, all I wanna do is/ Bang, bang, baby like the 4th of July," Tyler sings. In September, Tyler is hop- ing to debut a full album. LYNN AUDITORIUM 3 City Hall Square, Lynn, MA 781-599-SHOW JACK HANNA'S INTO THE WILD LIVEI -- October 15, 2016. America's most beloved animal expert, Jack Hanna, brings his two-time Emmy Award winning television series to the live stage with Jack Hanna's Into the W~M Live! In this awe-inspiring event, Jungle Jack will introduce you to some of the world's most spectacular animals. Jack will also share humorous stories and amazing exclusive footage from his worldwide adventures. From the jungles of Rwanda to the savannas of Australia, Jack has explored the comers of the globe as one of the most visible and respected animal ambassadors. You~,e seen him appear on David Letterman, Good Morning Amer- ica, and many others -- now you can enjoy Jungle Jack's infectious energy as he takes you =into the wildI" to see some of the most fascinating animals, livel CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS PARK I00 Atlantic Avenue, Boston 781-639-6002 THE BOSTON ARTS FESTIVAL -- Saturday, September 10, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Christopher Columbus Park in the North End is transformed into a vibrant cultural ~Alage complete with exhibits, demonstrations, and other attractions all involving visual or performing arts. Guests and visitors can expect to not only witness a wide array of mytistic showcases, but also participate in the various workshops on ceramics, painting, sculpture, and various other crafts. Whether you're alone, with friends or with your family, the whole event is sure to be a fu.n-filled experience. Free event. TD GARDEN 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 617-624-1050 2016 KELLOGG'S TOUR OF GYM- NASTICS CHAMPIONS -- November 13, 2016. Three-time World all-around champion Simone B'lles of Spnng, Texas, 2012 Olympic team and all-around champion Gabby Douglas of Virginia Beach, VA, 2012 Olympic team and floor exercise champion Aly Raisman of Needham, MA, 2008 Olympic all- around champion Nastia Liukin, and 2012 Olympic team gold-medalist Jor- dyn Wieber headline the 2016 Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions cast that also includes members of the both the 2012 and 2016 U.S. Olympic Gym- nastics Teams. The 2016 Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions will visit 36 cities across the nation before wrapping up in Boston. =Gymnastics fans across the nation will get to see the biggest names in the sport," said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. "The Kel- logg's Tour is always a lot of fun and a great way for Americans to celebrate the athletes' performances at the Olympic Games." WILBUR THEATRE 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 617-248-9700 BILL MAHER -- August 27, 2016. Bill Maher has set the boundaries of political humour on what is just about allowed on American television, yet still manages to push the envelope on a frequent basis. His combination of un- flinching honesty and blunt obersations have earned him a staggering 23 Emmy nominations, and a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. Particularly known for his hugely critical views on religion, Maher's humor squares to the left of center, and has more often than not set his crosshairs on the right-wing political movement (particularly the Tea Party), and shows a vociferous support for uni- versal health care, same-sex marriage, and environmentalism. However, since the events of 9/11, he has supported racial profiling at transport hubs, and is a supporter of gun rights. As well as his long-running television panel show Real Time with Bill Maher, he is still a keen participant on the political comedy circuit. BOSTON HARBOR HOTEL 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA Friday, August 26th, Sunset (7:25 pm) Some Like it Hot -- Starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon. Friday, September 2=d, Sunset (7:15 pm) Star Trek {2009)- Star- ring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and Simon Pegg. Friday, September 9th, Sunset {7:04 pm) Mamma Mial- Starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, and Amanda Seyfried. 235 Main Street Carver, MA 02330 508-866-5391 KING RICHARD'B FAIRE -- September 3 through October 23, 2016. -- En- tertainment, exciting rides and skilled games abound on the Faire's enchanting 80-acre wooded site. You~l be dazzled by acrobats, aerialists, and jugglers! Captivated with minstrels, dancers and puppeteers and instantly enthralled by fire eaters, and exotic tigers. Hundreds of talented performers perform non- stop for you throughout the day when visiting any one of our eight vibrant stages. The King's handsome knights battle on horseback as bawdy beggars compete in mud. Wacky wenches will leave you in stitches while happy villag- ers engage you in the lanes. Frolicking faeries can be seen dancing through the forest, where you can try your skill in his majesty's Gaming Glen. Epicurean pleasures, suited for royalty, will tan- talize your taste buds with the Faire's unbelievable choices of truly scrump- tious treats. You'll discover beautiful handspun pottery, fabulous jewelry, and incredible face painting. Delight in period clothing, leather, armor, and moccasins. Be amazed with sword mak- ing, glass blowing and portrait painting. Revel in scented oils, perfumes and fantastic psychic readings as you make memories to last a lifetime! 875 Memorial Ave., W. Springfield THE BIG E- September 16 through October 2, 2016. Enjoy the sights, sounds and flavors of the fall season in New England at The Big E. This extrava- ganza has free top-name entertainment, major exhibits, The Big E Super Circus, the Avenue of States, dazzling thrill shows, New England history and agri- culture, animals, rides, shopping, crafts, a daily parade and a Mardi Gras parade, and foods from around the world. At the core is the engaging Avenue of States, featuring replicas of all New England state houses. This inventive feature allows guests to take a walking tour of New Engiand without leaving the fairgrounds, indulging in sights, sounds and tastes ranging from tart New Hampshire cider to sharp Vermont cheddar. Complementing this regional immersion course are satellite attrac- tions like the Harvest New England Demonstration Kitchen, where celebrity chefs will preside over a full schedule of cooking demonstrations, food sam- plings and recipe contests. For those whose loyalties lie further south, the expo offers daffy Mardi Gras parades, transporting contemporary Puritans to the Big Easy through exposure to seven extravagant floats. Route I, Topsfield, MA 978-887-5000 TOPSFIELD FAIR -- September 30 through October 10, 2016. The Tops- field Fair, America's oldest and finest agricultural fair, has run every fall since 1818. The fair features Fiesta Shows' carnival midway, The Grand Parade, demonstrations {ranging from bee- keeping to miniature trains), a Grange Museum, pumpkin weigh-offs, the 4-H Agricultural/Arts and Crafts exhibits and so much more. Beekeeping; Cattle; Farmyard; Goats; Green Pavilion; Mid- way; Parades; Pig Barn; Poultry; Rabbit and Cavy; Sheep; & Sand Sculpture; plus great games and all of your favorite fair food. Free grandstand entertain- ment include: Axe Women Loggers of Maine, The Reminisants, North Sea Gas, Grand Funk Rai~oad, The Flying Wal- lendas, North Sea Gas, and the Brothers Osborne. Featured events include: Monster Truck Shows, imagination Mov- ers, and KC and The Sunshine Band at an additional cost. CUTLER MAgggrlC THEATRE 219 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 617-S24.8400 OPERA WEEKEND: From Stage to Screen -- In association with Boston Lyric Opera, ArtsEmerson presents this weekend of screenings of operatic favor- ites, featuring some of opera's greatest artists from stages across the worM. This special screening festival is part of 40 Days of Opera, a community celebration of the art form featuring pop-up perfor- munces, walking tours, film screenings, parties -- and morel La Damnat/on de Faust- August 26, 2016. As if swept away by "the longing of too vast a heart and a soul thirsting for elusive happiness," Berlioz became one with his creation. The voice that invokes "immense, impenetrable and proud nature~ is entirely his own, its extraordinary breadth transcending traditional forms to become a sym- phonic and operatic dream. Bringing out the dramatic force of this 16gende dramatique is a constant challenge that stage director Alvis Hermanis has willingly accepted. Philippe Jordan con- ducts the first installment of a Berlioz cycle which is to continue over several seasons. It also marks the return of Jonas Kaufmann and Bryn Terfel to the Paris Opera. Il Trovatore -- August 27, 2016. "Anna Netrebko -- better than Maria Callas" (Sfiddeutsche Zeitung} -- Since her sensational success in La Traviata, the soprano Anna Netrebko, at the height of her popularity, returns regularly to the great festival hall of the Salzburg Festival. This time, Netrebko shines as Leonora in Giuseppe Verdi's tragic opera//Trovatore with Plficido Domingo as Count di Luna. The strong cast is complemented by Marie-Nicole Lemieux who, as the gypsy Azucena, provides spine-chilling and dramatic moments. The "most hotly anticipated spectacle of the Salzburg Festival" (Corriere della Sera} has exceeded all expectations; Alvis Hermanis staging and sets "in their opu- lent adherence to detail and fantastically illuminated atmosphere (...) offer much more than just a decorative sight for sore eyes" {Salzburger Nachrichten}. Lucia di Lummermoor -- August 27, 2016. World debut for Juan Diego Fl6rez in the role of Edgardo in the second most performed Donizetti opera (the first is L'Elisir D'Amore). The staging is based on a leaning glass tower in a landscape of destruction and desolation, recalling that the country is at war, tom by the ambitions of rival clans. The opera pre- miered on the 9th of September, 1835, at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples. The first performance at Barcelona's Liceu was on September 15th, 1859. Among two enemy clans in Scotland, a love is born. Lucia and Edgardo secretly vow to marry each other. Nevertheless, Lucia's brother convinces her that Edgar has forgotten her and she is forced to marry another man. She becomes crazy, kills her husband and finally dies herself. Hearing the news, Edgardo commits suicide so that he can rejoin his lover. Le Nozze di Figaro -- August 28, 2016. Mozart and da Ponte's very first collaboration resulted in a masterpiece -- Le nozze di Figaro -- that represents a highlight in the entire history of opera. In his stage play on which the opera is based, Beaumarchais broached the topic of the class struggle between the Count and his servant on the eve of the French Revolution. However, only the brilliance with which Mozart captured the char- acter of each and every figure made the work a classic: "Each one changes, is changed, ground, threshed, torn apart and sewn back together again, until he finally stands before himself as himself and, astonished and rejoicing, finds himself again as a completely new person,~ says Sven-Eric BechtoK, who has set his p(oduction in the 1930s, thus bringing the plot closer to our own time. DANCE BLACKSTONE COMMUNITY CENTER PARK S0 W. Brookline Street, Boston, MA SALSA IN THE PARK -- Mondays, 6:00-9:00 pm. Now through August 29th. A free and popular outdoor summer series for all ages, backgrounds and abilities, Salsa in the Park is an innovative community engagement project that transforms public space for public benefit through music, dance, and education. Featuring movement as a key to wellness, every Monday evening for salsa instruction. The weekly Salsa in the Park is held at South End's Blackstone Community Center courtyard.