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POST-GAZETTE, OCTOBER 17, 2014 Page 11 PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN DANCE Don't miss the classic ballet "Swan Lake,' at the Boston Opera House. See the DANCE SECTION for more details. MUSIC TD GARDEN 100 Legends Way, Boston 617-624-1050 STEVIE WONDER -- November 11. Legendary singer, songwriter, musi- cian and producer Stevie Wonder announced the SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE PERFORMANCE, a 10+ city tour across North America this fall. Produced and promoted by Live Na- tion, the performances which are a live adaptation 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 # I- 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 COMEDY Rock and Roll, Songwriters' andI NAACP Halls of Fame: and is the youngest recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors. Stexqe is a designated U.N. Messenger of Peace with special focus on persons with disabilities. He 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. N~IL DIAMOND -- March 23, 2015. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Neil Diamond will release his 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 missedf Tickets are now on sale. 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 Gabriela, was released in 2006 and debuted atop the Irish charts, beating out ArctR Monkeys for the number one spot. 7hey contin- ued to tour, making their way through Japan and America, and 11:11 expanded their discography upon its 2009 release. In 201 t, they collaborated with film composer Hans Zimmer on the score for Pirates of the Caribbean. THEATER 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 Vegasl 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 morel 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- ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS "The Sicilian Comer" -- I0:00 am to Noon every Friday with hosts Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The Italian Show" with Nunzio DiMarca every Sunday from 9:00 am to Noon. Go to www.1110wccmam.conr "Italia Oggi" -- Sundays ii:00 am to Noon with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM. Go to www.1460WXBR.corn~ "Dolce Vita Radio" -- DJ RocGardarco Mesiti II:00 am-l:00 pm; Sundays 90.7 FM or online www.djrocco.corrr "The Nick Franciosa Show" -- Sundays from Noon to 3:00 pm on WLYN 1360 AM and WAZN 1470 AM. "Guido Oliva Italian Hour" -- 8:00 am-9:00 am Sundays on WSRO 650 AM and online at "Tony's Place" on MusicAmerica WPLM FM 99.1 -- Sundays 9:00 pm-10:00 pm on MusicAmerica. Host Ron Della Chiesa presents Tony's Place. Visit "L'Italia Chiamo Italian Radio Show" hosted by Stefano Marchese and Emanuele Capoano -- Thursdays 2:00 pro-4:00 pro. Visit or; email: litaliachiamoshow@gmaiLcom. Tel. 857-334-0868. 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." BOSTON OPERA HOUSE 539 Washington Street, Boston 817-25S-3400 www.BostonOperaHouseOnline, com. SWAN LAKE -- October 30 through November 16. Boston Ballet unveils an all-new production of the time- less classical masterpiece Swan Lake. The production is choreographed by Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, and features costumes and sets by award- winning designer Robert Perdziola. Due to the high-tlcket demand, Swan Lake has been extended from two to three weeks. Swan Lake is one of the greatest ballets of all time, set to a score that is celebrated throughout the world," said Nissinen. "After a six year hiatus, ! am so excited to bring this exquisite classic back to Boston with a fresh look." 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 THE 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 appearing as the first black President on The Tonight Show w/Jimmy Fallon, in this heartbreaking, hair rais- ing and hilarious performance. Be the 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 eomedie secret," by Josh Radnor of How I Met Your Mother. WILBUR THEATRE 246 Tremont Street, Boston 617-248-9700 MARION WAYANS -- October 24. Marlon 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 $50-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. T/me 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-hosting the Emmy Awards and twice hosting the Latin Grammys. SOMERVILLE THEATRE 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA 617-625-5700 NEVERMORE: AN EVENING WITH EDGAR ALLEN POE -- Friday, October 31 This very special Hallow- een treat is one night only! Written by Dennis Paoli, Nevermore: An Evening With Edgar Allan Poe stars horror and sci-fi heavyweight Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, From Beyond, The Frighteners) in an astonishing tum as Boston-born king of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe. Combs doesn't play Poe -- he inhabits his spirit in this 90-minute, one-act play that ranges from the comedic to the tragic. Don't miss out -- this is the first time Never- more has come to Boston -- and could very well be the last. SOWA OPEN MARKET 460 Harrison Avenue South End, Boston, MA MARKET OF THE LMNG DEAD -- Sunday, October 26, 10:00 am-4:00 pm. You'll encounter the dead, the undead, and everything in between at the last, biggest, and perhaps the best SoWa Open Market of the season. With over 130 artists and designers, and a fabulous prize for the best cos- tume, this popular outdoor market will be packed with ghouls, goblins and the macabre -- along with wonderful things to buy and take home. Live music, pumpkin carving, food trucks, and lots more make this the perfect pre-Halloween destination -- plus, you can do all of your holiday shopping before the market closes for the season. COPLEY SQUARE 5TH ANNUAL BOSTON BOOK FESTIVAL IN COPLEY SQUARE -- October 23-25. Doris Kearnes Goodwin, Herbie Hancock, and Nick Riordan are just a few of the huge array of 150+ renowned and mostly local writers, scholars, NPR hosts, publishers, and thought leaders in- cluding Nobel Prize, Newbury, and Pulitzer Prize winners converge in dozens of forums, presentations, and discussions to celebrate our local cul- ture of reading and ideas, making the Boston Book Festival the largest lit- erary event in New England. In addi- tion to exhibitions, discussions, and presentations, you'll find live music, booksellers, food, andkids activities. Within the space of just a few years, .Boston Book Festival has gone from being the city's fastest growing new event to one of the biggest book rests in the U.S. don't miss it! Nearest T Station: Green Line/ Copley Square or Commuter Line/ Orange Line/Back Bay All daytime events are free; a few evening events require tickets; dona- tions appreciated. O a @ O o O O o O O @ @ O O a@ oooo•oo OOOOOOOO•OOOOO•OOOOOOOOOOOO••OOO••OOOOO•OO II 1st Annual S October 29, 2014 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Please join us for a real casino experience with tables of Roulette, Black Jack and Texas Hold'em Poker and help us achieve our mission of assisting communities that wish to •co @ o o o @ o @ o o introduce, preserve, rejuvenate or broaden the study of the ." Italian language in their schools. @ Guests will be given Casino Cash, delicious food and cash bar is available. 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