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POST-GAZETTE, OCTOBER 25, 2013 Page 11 NOW PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN Don't miss Justin Timberlake at the TD Garden on November 4th! Check the MUSIC section for more details. TD GARDEN I00 Legends Way, Boston, MA 617-624-1050 www.TDGarden.com JOSH GROBAN -- October 28. Pos- sessing one of the most outstanding and instantly recognizable voices in music; singer, songwriter, and actor Josh Groban has entertained fans across the globe with his multi-plati- num albums and DVDs (25 million sold worldwide), electrifying live per- formances, and comedic film and tele- vision appearances. Josh Groban an- nounces the next stage in his live career with his "In the Round Tour," which hits Boston's TD Garden on October 28. The "In The Round" tour will give fans a one of a kind concert experience. Placed in the middle of the floor this 360 stage will allow Josh to interact with fans from all sides of the venue and hear Groban sing clas- sic songs that span his illustrious 12 year career. DRAKE -- October 30. Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum sell- ing, recording artist Drake announced his 41-city North American WOULD YOU LIKE A TOUR? arena tour in sup- port of his highly anticipated upcom- ing album release NOTHING WAS THE SAME, due out later this year. The tour will feature Grammy Award-winning rising R&B star Miguel, who will support on all dates and fea- ture special guests including rapper Future. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE -- Novem- ber 4. One of this generation's most- celebrated entertainers, Justin Timberlake, announced he will ex- pand The 20/20 Experience World Tour with additional dates including a stop in Boston at TD Garden on November 4. The Emmy and Grammy award winning musician will bring his captivating Live show to fans with a worldwide tour that will kick off this year on October 31st in Montreal, QC with scheduled dates in South America, Europe, Australia and North America through 2014. The 20/20 Experience World Tour is pro- moted worldwide by Live Nation Glo- bal Touring. The musical journey that started with The 20/20 Experience will continue with the worldwide re- lease of The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2 on September 30, 2013. ELTON JOHN -- November 12. Af- ter eight years, Elton John and his band return to Boston at the TD Gar- den. The 13-city tour will feature iconic hlts and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five- decade career, as well as a selection of new songs from his highly-antici- pated album, The Diving Board, which will be released by Capitol Records on September 24. Elton John's band in- cludes Davey Johnstone on guitar, Matt Bissonette on bass, John Mahon on percussion, Nigel Olsson on drums, and Kim Bullard on keyboards. ROD STEWARD -- December 4. Rod Stewart has announced plans to launch his eagerly anticipated "Live the Life" tour with a TD Garden stop. Stewart will be joined by legendary artist, Steve Winwood for an unstop- pable evening of hits from two of rock music's most seminal artists. AGANNIS ARENA 925 Commonwealth Ave., Boston 617-358-7000 www.BU.EDU / Agannis / HILLSONG UNITED -- Novem- ber 15. UNITED is a worship band that originally rose out of the youth ministry of Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia. This progressive worship band is a global recording and tour- ing entity sent out to share the ever- evolving worship music of Hillsong Church to an international audience through llve performances and records. Hillsong LIVE sold out Agganis Arena in 2012. Don't miss your chance to see Hillsong UNITED this fall! QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE -- December 13. The undisputed best rock record of the year ... L/ke Clock- work was produced by founder Joshua deHomme and Queens of the Stone Age, recorded by Mark Rankin with additional engineering by Alain Johannes and Justin Smith, at Josh's studio, Pink Duck, in Burbank, CA .... Like Clockwork is the sixth QOTSA album and the band's first U.S. #1 album. Rightfully hailed in Rolling Stone as one of The 50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now, QOTSA, comprised of Homme and cohorts Troy Van Leeuwen, Dean Fertita, Michael THEATER ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS "The Sicilian Corner" 10:00 am to 12 Noon every Friday with hosts Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The Italian Show" with Nunzio DiMarca every Sunday from I0:00 am-l:00 Stpm. Go to www.111com. "Italia Oggi" Sundays 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM www.1460WXBR.com. "Dolce Vita Radio" DJ RocGardarco Meslti 11:00 am-l:00 pm Sundays 90.7 FM or online www.djrocco.conu *The Nick Franciosa Show" Sundays from 12 Noon to 3:00 pm on WLYN 1360 AM and WAZN 1470 AM. *Guido Ollva Italian Hour" 8:00 am-9:00 am Sundays on WSRO 650 AM and online at www.wsro.com. "Radio Italia Unita" - Thursdays 2:00 pm-3:00 pm on www.zumix.org/ radio or itunes, college radio click on Zumix. For more information, log onto www.italiaunita.org. *Tony's Place" on MusicAmerica WPLM FM 99.1 - Sundays 9:00 pm- I0:00 pm on MusicAmerica. Host IRon Della Chiesa presents Tony's Place. Visit www.MusicNotNoise.com. Shuman and Jon Theodore, is deliv- ering the world's premiere live rock show nightly and will be stopping in Boston. WGBH 1 Guest Street, Boston MA http: / /www.WGBH.org/ WGBH STUDIO TOURS -- On- going. Go behind the scenes for a free 45-minute tour of WGBH's all-digital studios Wednesdays at 2:00 pm, and the first and third Sat- urday at 2:00 pro. No need to sign up in advance. This tour is recommended for ages 16 and up. POPE JOHN PAUL H PARK Neponset River Greenway Dorchester, MA ANNUAL PUMPKIN FLOAT -- October 26. Join this Neponset fam- ily tradition! Bring your hollow carved jack-o-lanterns and watch them float in Davenport Creek. Halloween cos- tumes encouraged! Pumpkins can be no larger than 8 inches, or they won't float. At the end of the event, pump- kins are collected for compost and used in Boston's gardens. No regis- tration necessary. Event check-in at Hallet Street entrance to park. Co- sponsored by MA DCR. BOSTON COMMON Boston, MA FALL PUMPKIN FESTIVAL -- October 27 in the Boston Common's Frog Pond. Hundreds of illumniated jack-o'-lanterns will be floated on the water and ParkSCIENCE activities will be offered. Attendees are asked to bring 8-inch or smaller carved pump- kins. There will also be a Halloween Parade led by Frog Pond Freddie, a puppet show, magic and bubbles! NOVA SCOTIA TREE LIGHTING -- Thursday, November TBD. Annual Christmas Tree lighting event on Bos- ton Common. Holiday music, cultural exchanges, and other entertainment. The tree is a gift from Nova Scotia in gratitude for Boston's aid after the tragic Halifax Explosion of 1917. MARINER'S HOUSE II North Square, Boston 50S-292-5258 Maxine@ReikiByTheSea.com FREE REIKI CLINICSHARE Thursday, December 12th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. All participants will re- ceive a 10-15 minute Reiki session as well as instruction in relaxation and self-healing techniques. Reiki has been found to help with pain control, stress reduction and with self-heal- ing of all kinds. REAGLE MUSIC THEATRE 617 Lexington St., Waltham, MA 781-891-5600 www.ReagleMusicTheatre.org LIBERACE! -- November i0. For decades, this phenominal actor/show- man has stunned the world with his dazzling re-creation of the great Liberace. Most recently, Mr. Preston performed at the premiere of the recent smash HBO Liberace movie, Behind the Candelabra, starring Matt Damon and Michael Douglas. This show delivers sheer magic, intricately weaving a mesmerizing mix of music, song, humor, and of course ... the most magnificent costumes ever to grace the stage! CHRISTMASTIME -- December 6 through 15. The one Boston Christ- mas spectacle guaranteed to warm any heartl Children of all ages are enchanted by Santa's Workshop, Teddy Bears" Nutcracker, Parade of the Wooden Soldiers, Victorian Christ- mas, precision dancers and The Living Nativity. Our cast of 200 comes gift wrapped in fabulous holiday sets and costumes -- all backed by a full live orchestra. COLONIAL THEATER 106 Boylaton Street, Boston, MA 617-482-9393 www.Boston-Theater.com WE WILL ROCK YOU -- November 5-10. In a future age of mindless manufactured music, where everyone dresses the same, thinks the same, /s the same, hope of breaking free rests with an unlikely resistance - an alliance of rebel Bohemians deep below iPlanet, waiting for a hero to bring the power of Rock back to the people. And in Galileo they may just have found their man.., that is, unless the terrifying Killer Queen gets to him first, or even worse, he's actually found somebody to love... I LOV LUCY -- December 3-22. I Love Lucy Live on Stage is the brand- new hit stage show adapted from the most beloved program in television history! It's 1952 and you are a mem- ber of the Desilu Playhouse studio audience awaiting the filming of two hilarious and oh-so-familiar I Love Lucy episodes. A charming host entertains and enlightens you to the behind-the-scenes filming process of this brand new thing called "television," the Crystaltone Singers perform advertising jingles in perfect '50s style harmony and the side-splitting antics of America's favorite foursome -- Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel -- are presented live on stage and in color for the very first time! It's a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience TV Guide's William Keck calls "the most entertaining stage production I've seen in years -- including Broadway!" The truth is in the title -- whether young or old, everybody really does love Lucy! This show is a Season Special and is not part of the Season Package. 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL -- January 7 and 8, 2014. The hilarious parody of the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon, will premiere at the Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre for two nights only. A sexy, hysterical musi- cal romp, 50 Shades! The Musical is a laugh out loud night of fun that you won't want to miss! A resounding hit in Chicago and New York, and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 50 Shades! The Mus/ca/ opens with a ladies book club deciding to read F/fly Shades of Grey. Through their interpretation of the novel, the audience is lead on an uproarious roller coaster ride of this unlikely bestseller. The show is full of dance numbers and original songs delivered by an outrageous cast with a live, on-stage band. For more infor- mation call 866-348-9738. ONCE -- January 7-19. Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL, ONCE is a truly origi- nal Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/mu- sicians who play their own instru- ments onstage, ONCE tells the en- chanting tale of a Dublin street musi- cian who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunt- ing love songs. As the chemistry be- tween them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights.., but their un- likely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally capti- vating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It's an unfor- gettable story about going for your dreams.., not living in fear.., and the power of music to connect all of us. NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE 62 Dunham Road, Beverly, MA 978-232-7200 MISS SAIGON -- November 5-17. From the creators of Les Misrables, this classic love story is one of the most stunning theatrical spectacles of all time. MISS SAIGON sets Puccini's 'Madame Butterfly' within the turmoil of the Vietnam War where an Ameri- can soldier and a Vietnamese girl fall in love, only to be separated during the fall of Saigon. Their struggles to find each other over the ensuing years is a moving testament to the human spirit as she fights to find a better life for the child he never knew he had. Songs include: The Heat is On in Saigon, Sun and Moon, The American Dream, Last Night of the World, The Movie in My Mind and Why, God, Why? A CHRISTMAS CAROL -- From December 6-22. Based on the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol tells the tale of curmudgeonly miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is vis- ited by the ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future hoping to change his destiny and save his soul. This brilliant musical, an original adapta- tion written for NSMT audiences, fol- lows Scrooge through a series of strange and magical journeys, where he ultimately discovers the true spirit of the holiday season. AMERICAN REPERTORY THEATER Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Harvard Sq., Cambridge, MA THE DONKEY SHOW - Ongoing. Bringing the ultimate disco experi- ence to Boston, this crazy circus of mirror balls, feathered divas, roller skaters and hustle queens tells the story of. A Midsummer Night's Dream through great "70s anthems you know by heart. THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD -- December i I, 2013- January 19, 2014. In this spectacular rendition of the English legend, the notorious Robin Hood and his band of merry men steal from the rich, but refuse to share with the oppressed peasantry. As the wicked Prince John threatens all of England, it is down to Marion to boldly protect the poor and convert Robin Hood from outlaw to hero. First seen at the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2011, this new production is filled with high adventure, epic romance, amazing fight choreography, and an original score inspired by contempo- rary British folk music.Written by David Farr, directed by Gisli Orn Gardarsson, and original music by Stu Barker. Single tickets on sale now. YEAR OF ITALIAN CULTURE J 2013 OF I CULTU00 BOSTON - PROVIDENCE PROGRAM Asof September 24, 20 !3 For more inJbrmation a updates call 6t Z 722.9302 or visit urunv, comboston, estog it or w, US2Ol3,org O BER 1 OCT 28 ] American Academy of Arts and Sciences PIB Seminar Series: "Policies on Biomedical Research- Italian and American models" CAMBRIDGE OCT 29-30 ] Brown University, Providence "Conference with the State of Italy" With the presence of Romano Prodi. PROVIDENCE NOV 1-10 [ Dartmouth College, University of Rhode Island. Italian preeminent authors: Carmine Abbate at URI and Dartmouth. HANOVER, KINGSTON NOV 8 [ Emmanuel College, Boston. "Ihe Meaning of Machiavelli's Prince." Lecture by Prof. Maurizo Viroli (Princeton). BOSTON NOV 13-17 [ "l-he Paramount, Boston. Compagnia Marionette Carlo Colla e Figli Presents "l-he Sleeping Beauty." BOSTON NOV 23 [ Brown University, Providence. International Prize: "Boccaccio Afterlife." In cooperation with the American Boccaccio Association (ABA) and the Town of Certaldo on the occasion of the 700 'h anniversary of Giovanni Boccaccio. PROVIDENCE DEC 6 [ MIT, Cambridge "5th Sense Project" Seminar or anized by the Bocelli Foundation and MIT. CAMBRIDGE g