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POST-GAZETTE, OCTOBER 10, 2014 Page15 NOW PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN Don't miss Annie and the gang playing at the Wang Theatre. See Theater section for further details. TD GARDEN 100 Legends Way. Boston 617-624-1050 STEVIE WONDER -- November i i. Legendary singer, songwriter, musi- cian and producer Stevie Wonder announced the SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE PERFORMANCE, a I0+ city tour across North America this fall. Produced and promoted by Live Na- tion, the performances which are a live adaptaUon of the iconic Songs in the Key of Life album, will arrive in Boston at TD Garden on November 11. Throughout his career, the cel- ebrated singer has amassed 49 Top 40 singles, 32 #1 singles and world- wide album sales of more than 100 million units. He has received 25 Grammy Awards, an Oscar, and a Golden Globe; is an inductee into the Rock and Roll, Songwriters' and NAACP Hails of Fame; and is the youngest recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors. Stevie is a designated U.N. Messenger of Peace with special focus on persons with disabiliUes. He ORPHEUM THEATER 1 Hamilton Place. Boston 617-482-0106 RODRIGO Y GABRIELA -- Octo- ber 29. Before they became the most visible flamenco duo of the early 2000s, guitarists Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero bonded over heavy metal while growing up in Mexico City. They combined their talents for a time in the metal group Tierra Acida, play- ing around D.F. in the roughest clubs the city had to offer. In 2004 Rodrigo y Gabriela became the newest fixture of the world music circuit, known for their nimble fingered guitar work and diverse background {few flamenco guitarists could boast a background in metal music). Their third album, Rodrigo y Gabriel a, was released in 2006 and debuted atop the Irish charts, beating out Arctic Monkeys for the number one spot. They contin- ued to tour, making their way through Japan and America, and 11:11 expanded their discography upon its 2009 release. In 2011, they collaborated with film composer Hans Zimmer on the score for Pirates of the Caribbean. brought to life by a cast of more than 40 actors. Wonder at the inspira- tion of award winning Director Julie Taymor, who created visual images for this show that you'll remember for- ever. Thrill to the pulsating rhythms of the African Pridelands. REAGLE MUSIC THEATER 617 Lexington Street. Waltham 781-891-5600 THE RAT PACK -- November 9. A Reagle favorite, the Rat Pack is back -- straight from Las VegasT This audi- ence favorite returns to Reagle by popular demand, featuring all your favorite Rat Pack hits including: Ain't That A Kick in the Head, Fly Me to the Moon .... and many more! CITI PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, WANG THEATRE 270 Tremont Street. Boston, MA 617-482-9393 ANNIE -- November 5-16. Leapin' Lizards! The world's best-loved musi- cal returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and direc- tor Martin Charnin and choreo- graphed by Liza Gennaro, this pro- duction of ANNIE will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original. Featuring book and score by Tony Award’)-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, ANNIE includes such unforgettable songs as "It's the Hard Knock Life," "Easy Street," "I Don't Need Anything But You," plus the eternal anthem of optimism, "Tomorrow." REGENT THEATRE 7 Medford Street, Arlington 781-646-4849 THE RIGHT TURN 8TH ANNUAL COMEDY SHOW -- November 15. An Evening of with Boston's Funniest Stand-up Comics Featuring Tony V and Jack Lynch! Proceeds to benefit Right Turn Addiction and Mental Health of Arlington MA. Saturday, November 15th at 8pm. DION FLYNN "THE ONLY BROWN KID IN TIE TRAILER PARK" -- November 2. Comedian and actor Dion Flynn brings his brand new, autobiographical one-man show to the PIT, a journey from being "the only brown kid in the trailer park" to appeanng as the first black President on The Tonight Show w/Jimmy FaUon. in this heartbreaking, hair rais- first to see this amazing new work. Jimmy Fallon said he is, "One of the funniest guys I know." He was also called "America's best kept comedic secret," by Josh Radnor of How I Met Your Mother. WILBUR THEATRE 246 Tremont Street. Boston 617-248-9700 MARLON WAYANS -- October 24. Marion Wayans is an actor, model, producer, comedian, writer and film director. His films have grossed more than $736-million in dom- estic box office, an average of nearly S50-million per outing. He has worked with house hold names, such as Tom Hanks, the Cohen Brothers, and Lady Killers. As a stand- up comedian, Wayans is selling out nationwide and adding shows every weekend. GEORGE LOPEZ -- Friday, Decem- ber 5th, 7:30 pm and i0:00 pm. George Lopez is a multi-talented entertainer whose career encom- passes television, film, standup com- edy and late-night television. For two seasons, Lopez hosted Lopez Tonight, a late-night television talk show on TBS, which represented Lopez's return to series television after co-creating, writing, producing and starring in Warner Bros. Television's ground- breaking hit sitcom George Lopez, which ran for six seasons on ABC. George Lopez remains a hit with viewers in syndication on both broad- cast stations and cable's Nick at Nite, ranking as one of the top-rated shows on the network and among the top five comedies and top 20 weekly pro- grams in syndication. Time magazine named him one of the 25 Most Influ- ential Hispanics in America, and the Harris Poll named him one of the Top Ten Favorite Television Personalities. Lopez has made more than 200 tele- vision comedy, talk show and hosting appearances, including co-hosUng the Emmy Awards and twice hosting the LaUn Grammys. MUSEUM OF SCIENCE I Science Park. Boston. MA 617-723-2500 PANDAS: THE JOURNEY HOME Ongoing until January 31, 2015. Pandas are a lovable, iconic, and -- unfortunately highly endangered- spe- cies. In Pandas: The Journey Home. meet the dedicated team working tirelessly to save these captivating makers were granted unprecedented access to the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda to tell the story of our furry friends. The pandas' fascinating habits and unique personalities will leave you with a huge appreciation for the animals and the individuals working to protect them. Witness an incred- ible story of survival and fall in love with these black and white gentle giants. THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston 617-267-9300 FREE NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS -- Starting October 1. Wednesday nights after 4 pm admission is free to all visitors by voluntary contribution. The MFA is currently hosting several exhibitions you do not want to miss, including "Over There! Posters from World War I." PARK PLAZA CASTLE 130 Columbus Avenue. Boston BOSTON WINE RIOT FALL 2014 -- October 24-25.Wine Riot is your all access pas to hundreds of new wines. With two parts education and one part revolution, Wine Riot has reinvented "wine tasting" for the thirsty and cu- rious. Grab a glass and hit the floor -- it's you unleashed against 250 wines from across the globe. Travel the world of wine all under one roof and tackle things you've never tried before. We've rallied up a team of die-hard experts to bring you the brain juice: interac- tive booths and crash courses loaded with Ups and tricks for conquering the wine world. Fueling your night of con- quest is a tireless DJ, photo booth, temporary tattoos, and a few thou- sand of your closest friends. The best part is, Second Glass made an app that tracks your favorite wines and shows you where to buy them later, arming you with all the tools needed for total wine domination. You may also volunteer and obtain a FREE ticket! Volunteers are asked to sign up for one of the shifts available and will sign up for the free session of their choice at the volunteer meeting . You may not drink during your volunteer session. Those who choose to Volun- teer for Riot 2 Saturday night are not allowed to pick Riot l as their free ticket, due to the alcoholic nature of continues to be pivotal in U.S. and world events, demonstrating the ac- tivism that has made him such a vital voice for social progress and world harmony. NEIL DIAMOND -- March 23, 2015. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Nell Diamond will release lis new CD "Melody Road," on October 21st. "Melody Road,  his first album of new songs since 2008. Come March, Dia- mond will embark on a North Ameri- can concert tour that includes dates in the Unites States, Mexico and Canada. Diamond's career began in the 1960s and continues on today with such fan favorites as: "Cracklin' Rosie," "Song Sung Blue," "Longfellow Serenade," "I've Been This Way Before," "If You Know What I Mean," "Desiree," "You Don't Bring Me Flowers," "America," "Yesterday's Songs," "Heartlight," "I'm a Believer" and Red Sox Nation's anthem "Sweet Caroline." A show not to be missed! Tickets are now on sale. ing and hilarious performance. Be the creatures from extinction Film- this event. @@@O@@@OOOOOOOO@@O@@OOOO@OO@@@OO@@@O@@OOO@@OO@@@@@OO • a a a • a • • BOSTON OPERA HOUSE • • 539 Washington Street, Boston . a a 617-259-3400 • • • • THE LION KING -- Through Octo- •   P.e; ber 12. Experience the phenomenon. • ...-,e_, eage: 7 vaite stage pro- • """ • 1st Annual " ever to leap onto the • • Y • • :.." Roll the dice for CASlT! ." s @ . • o. NIGHT FUNDRAISER . 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