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f POST-GAZE'l-rE, OCTOBER 31,2014 Page11 NOW PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN DANCE Be sure not to miss legendary Bob "The TravIin' Man" Seger & the Silver Bullet Band at TD Garden. See MUSIC SECTION for more details. MUSIC TD GARDEN 100 Legends Way, Boston 617-624-1050 STEVIE WONDER -- November 1 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 adaptation of the iconic Songs in the Key of Life album, will arrive in Boston at TD Garden on November i i. Thraughout 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 Halls 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 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. BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND -- November 29. "The Travlin' Man" is at it again! Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band will hit the road in support of Seger's first new studio album in eight years, Ride Out, with their 2014/2015 Ride Out Tour. Seger -- a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame -- plans to play several songs off his new album on tour, in- chiding covers like John Hiatt's "De- troit Made" and the Wilco/Billy Bragg tune "California Stars," plus a mix of staples that he knows he must per- form, including "Night Moves," "Mainstreet" and "rum the Page." Bob Seger & The Silver BuUet Band's live performances have led to record sales in excess of 52 million including 13 platinum and seven multi-platinum RIAA-certified album sales awards. Seger holds the distinction in 2010 for the # 1 Catalog Album of the De- cade for his Greatest Hits, which has sold over 9 million copies in the U.S. alone. NEIL DIAMOND -- March 23, 2015. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Neff 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," "Destree," "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. THEATER FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 561 Main Street, Melrose, MA (781) 665-4470 event/895584 ITALIAN OPERA AND WHAT BROADWAY DID TO IT -- Friday, January 23, 2015. Starring sopranos, Laura Hansen and Kristyn Taylor, and baritone, Frank Walker, singing arias, duets and trios from favorite Italian operas followed by Broadway's version of "drama, drama, drama!" COMEDY REAGLE MUSIC THEATER 617 Lexington Street, Waltham 781-891-5600 THE RAT PACK -- November 9. A Reagle favorite, the Rat Pack is back MUSEUMS "The Sicilian Corner" -- 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.1110wccmarrccom. "Italia Oggi" -- Sundays 11:00 am to Noon with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM. Go to "Dolce Vita Radio" -- DJ Rocco Mesiti 11:00 am-l:00 pm; Sundays 90.7 FM or online "The Nick Franciosa Show" -- Sundays from Noon to 3:00 pm on WLYN 1360 AM and WAZN 1470 AM. J "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 Emanue!e Capoano -- Thursdays 2:00 pro-4:00 pm Visit or; email: litaliachiamshw@gmail'crn" Tel. 857-334-0868. -- straight from Las Vegas! 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! ORPHEUM THEATRE 1 Hamilton Place, Boston, MA 617-482-0106 BOB DYLAN -- November 14. Bob Dylan embarks on a 31-date North American tour. The setlist focuses largely on his catalog of songs from the past 15 years. Many gigs feature just three songs from the 1960s: "She Belongs to Me," "All Along the Watch- tower" and "Blowin' in the Wind." The "Blood on the Tracks" cuts "Tangled Up in Blue" and "Simple Twist of Fate" are in the mix, as well. The news of the American .tour comes just one day after the announcement that the complete Basement Tapes will hit shelves on November 4th. A deluxe, six-disc package will feature 138 songs, including 30 tracks that have never even appeared on bootlegs. There will also be a two-disc collec- tion and a three-LP set. THE MIDDLE EAST RESTAURANT AND NIGHTCLUB 472 Massachusetts Avenue, Central Square, Cambridge, MA (617} 864-3278 MEGHANN WRIGHT -- Wednes- day, November 5. "A rocker with the spirit of Joplin and the heart of a poet" (Crave Online), Meghann Wright has shared stages with Jon Langford, Lisa Loeb, and Nikki Lane. Her current self tiffed EP has gotten nods from taste makers like American Songwriter, B-Word Magazine, and Bust Magazine. She is also founder of The City & The Heart, one of New York City's top organizations supporting independent female artists. 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 Chamin, 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." SHUBERT THEATER 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 617-482-9393 / shubcrt RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL -- De- cember 9-14. First airing in 1964, Rudolph The Red-nosed Reindeer has become a beloved Christmas classic -- capturing the hearts and wonder of generations of fans. Now, 50 years later, something magical is happen- ing as the beloved classic soars off the screen and onto the Shubert Theatre stage this holiday season. Come see all of your favorite charac- ters from the special including, Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Mon- ster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius, the Misfit Toys and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in the all new Rudolph The Red-nosed Reindeer: The Musical. It's an adventure that teaches us that what makes you dif- ferent can be what makes you spe- cial. Don't miss this wonderful new holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us. BOSTON OPERA HOUSE 539 Washington St., Boston, MA 617-259-3400 THE NUTCRACKER -- November 28 through December 31. A dazzling holiday tradition for the entire family! This critically-acclaimed production debuted in 2012, and has been called "the most magical version of The Nut- cracker." See it again or for the first time, and be swept away in a winter wonderland. Following a lavish ball hosted by her wealthy parents in their well-heeled European townhouse, Clara, exhausted by the excitement falls asleep under the family Christ- mas tree with her new nutcracker doll. When she awakes, the tree has magi- cally grown to over 40 feet high, and a mysterious prince who bears a strik- ing resemblance to the doll greets Clara, and embarks with her on an adventure fighting life-sized mice, meeting beautiful fairies outlandish fairytale characters. Their journey to the Kingdom of Sweets includes the famous dance sequences: Chocolate, Coffee, Tea, Trepak, Mirlitons, The Waltz of the Flowers and of course, the regal Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (and her Cavilier). As theyare waved off by the magical party, Clara settles back with her Prince and falls back to sleep. But is this just a dream -- or will she remember this adven- ture in the moming? MOTOWN -- January 27 to Febru- ary 15, 2015. The smash hit Motown The Mus/cal is making its way across the country in its first national tour[ Featuring over 40 classic songs such as "My Girl," "What's Going On," "Dancing in the Street," "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough." The true story behind the beat that changed minds, touched lives and took the world by storm, Motown shows how artists like Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Tempta- tions and more created the sound- track that transformed America. 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 retum 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 ABe. 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 HarrisPoll 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. THE CROSBY WHISTLE STOP 24 Roland Street, Charlestown, MA 978-884-7690 SWING DANCE EVERY FRI- DAY NIGHT -- Come and check out Boston's most exciting swing dance. Conveniently located in Sullivan Square less than a five minute walk from the T. Free parking is available. A killer line up of DJ's and live bands every Friday night. Beautiful 3,000 sq ft dance hall with exposed brick. A beginner lesson is included in the price of admission from 8:00-9:00 pm prior to social dancing from 9:00 pm- 12:00 am. No partner or prior experi- ence is required. All ages and dance levels welcome. SEAPORT WORLD TRADE CENTER 1 Seaport Lane, Boston, MA 617-385-4000 BOSTON OPERA HOUSE BOSTON CHRISTMAS FESTI- 539 Washington Street, Boston VAL -- Friday, November 7. With 350 617-259-3400 exhibitors, this award winning show is the largest crafts festival in New En- SWAN LAKE -- Now through gland and features handcrafted gifts, November 9. This luscious romance holiday decorations, jewelry, clothing, follows the Swan Queen Odette and pottery, folk art, delicious foods to buy Prince Siegfried in their timeless tale and sample and so much more! Also, of sorcery, deceit and eternal love. top chefs will create gingerbread mas- This new production features chore- ography by Mikko Nissinen, after terpieces to be judged by a celebrity panel.Don't miss this blockbuster Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, and event which has kicked off Boston's stunning costumes and sets by award holiday season for 28 years. Visit winning Designer Robert Perdziola for (costume and set designer of the new more information. Children under 14 Nutcracker). Music by Peter Ilyich are free! Tchaikovsky. THE CYCLORAMA AT THE BOSTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS 539 Tremont Street in Boston's South End 617-363-0405 INTERNATIONAL FINE ARTS SHOW- November 13-16. 2014. 40 top galleries from Boston, elsewhere in the US, and Europe exhibit out- standing works at this premier show and sale of traditional and contem- porary fine art. Paintings, sculpture, prints, photography, and mixed me- dia are all represented. 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. DION FLYNN "THE ONLY BROWN KID IN THE TRAILER PARK" m 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 Fcdlon, in this heartbreaking, hair raising and hilarious performance. Be the first to see this amazing new work. Jimmy Fallon said he is, "One of the funni- est 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 GEORGE LOPEZ -- Friday, Decem- ber 5th. 7:30 pm and 10:00 pm. George Lopez is a multi-talerited entertainer whose career encore- INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART I00 Northern Ave., Boston 617-478-3100 RONALD K. BROWN / EVIDENCE A DANCE COMPANY -- November 2 I, Ronald K. Brown and his company, Evidence, explore dance idioms from across the African diaspora, mixing Cuban, Caribbean, West African, and modem American dance forms to cre- ate high energy works that joyously blend complex rhythms with a deep but down-to-earth spirituality. Free pre-performance talks with dance critic Debra Cash 30 minutes prior to curtain in the ICA lobby and also, free post-performance Q&A with the company. ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA Information (617) 566 1401 Box Office (617) 278 5156 DONATELLO, MICHELANGELO, CELLINI: SCULPTORS' DRAWINGS FROM RENAISSANCE ITALY - Now through January 19, 2015. This groundbreaking exhibition examines the multifaceted relationship be- tween drawing and sculpture in Re- naissance Italy. Because sculptors worked primarily from preparatory ~models in wax or clay, drawing was not an essential part of their working practice. And yet, in his self-portrait now in the Gardner Mtlseum's collec- tion, the. prominent. Florentine sculp- tor Baccio Bandinelli points not to his most famous public monument, but rather to a drawing of it. The surpris- ing geMure raises many questions about when, .why, and how Renais- sance sculptors drew, and provides clues about their training and their ambitions. Come and explore works by several Italian masters, many be- ing exhibited for the first time in the United States.