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POST-GAZETTE, NOVEMBER 7, 2014 Page 11 NOW PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN r SPECIAL EVENTS Susan Cattaneo & Giulia Millanta will be taking the stage at Atwood's Tavern in Cambridge. For more details, check out the MUSIC section. and Red Sox Nation's anthem "Sweet Caroline." A show not to be missed! Tickets are now on sale. TD GARDEN 100 Legends Way, Boston 617-624-1050 www.TDGarden.com 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 "Turn the Page." Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet 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 Nell 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: "Cracldin' 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" FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 561 Main Street, Melrose, MA (781) 665-4470 www.BrownPapcrTickets.com/ 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!" ATWOOD'S TAVERN 877 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 617-864-2792 www.AtwoodsTavern.com SUSAN CATTANEO & GIULIA MILLANTA- November 18. Susan Cattaneo has been a songwriting pro- fessor at Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music for 13 years. She's written songs covered by numerous artists in Nashville, and her tunes helped launch the careers of Jillian Cardanelli and Erica Nicole. Cattaneo, the singer-songwriter, has released three albums of mostly upbeat, catchy pop-country music, "Brave and Wild," in 2009, "Heaven to Heart- ache" in 2011 and "Little Blue Sky" in 2012. You'll hear a blend of country, rock and soul with sparkles of blues and folk music that would slide into the comfort zone for fans of Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Mary Chapin Carpenter or Sheryl Crow. Giulia Millanta is a song- writer from Florence, Italy, now based in Austin, TX. She is a traveller, a writer and a performer who uses her own unique style in combina- tion with various genres to craft music that connects cultures. She plays guitar, ukulele and sings in four languages -- Italian, English, French and Spanish! This is a 21+ show. ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS "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.1110wccrnarcorra "Italia Oggi" -- Sundays 11:00 am to Noon with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM. Go to www.1460WXBR.corra "Dolce Vlta Radio" -- DJ Rocco Mesiti 11:00 am-l:00 pm; Sundays 90.7 FM or online www.djrocco.com. "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 www.wsro.com. "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 www.MusicNotNoise.com. "L'Italia Chiamo Italian Radio Show" hosted by Stefano Marchese and Emanuele Capoano -- Thursdays 2:00 pro-4:00 pro. Visit www.zumix.org/radio or litaliachiamo.wordpress.com; email: litaliachiamoshow@gmail.com. Tel. 857-334-0868. "Intervallo Musicale" -- Sundays10:00-10:30 am; Host Carmine Guarino on WUNR 1600 AM and online at www.wunr.corra ORPHEUM THEATRE 1 Hamilton Place, Boston, MA 617-482-0106 www.OrpheumTheatreBoston.com 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 4 'h. 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. CITI PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, WANG THEATRE 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 617-482-9393 www.CitiCenter.org ANNIE -- Now through Novem- ber 16. Leapin' Lizards! The world's best-loved musical returns in time- honored form. Directed by original lyri- cist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic origi- nal. 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." SHUBERT THEATER 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 617-482-9393 www.CitiCcnter, org/theatres/ shubert RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL -- De- cember 9-14. First airing in 1964, Rudolph The Red-nosed Reindeer has become a bdoved 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 Ell, 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 www.BostonOperaHouseOuiine.com 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 Caviller). As they are waved off by the magical party, Clara settles back with her Prince and fails back to sleep. But is this just a dream -- or will she remember this adven- ture in the morning?. MOTOWN -- January 27 to Febru- ary 15, 2015. The smash hit Motown The Mus/ca/ 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. SEAPORT WORLD TRADE CENTER 1 Seaport Lane, Boston, MA 617-385-4000 www.SeaportBoston.com BOSTON CHRISTMAS FESTI- VAL -- November 7 through Novem- ber 9. With 350 exhibitors, this award winning show is the largest crafts fes- tival in New England and features handcrafted gifts, holiday decorations, jewelry, clothing, pottery, folk art, de- licious foods to buy and sample and so much more! Also, top chefs will cre- ate gingerbread masterpieces to be judged by a celebrity panel.Don't miss this blockbuster event which has kicked off Boston's holiday season for 28 years. For more information, visit BostonChristmasFestival.com. Chil- dren under 14 are freel 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 media are all represented. SHRINER'S AUDITORIUM 199 Fordham Rd., Wilm/ngton, MA (978) 657-4202 or (781) 665-6466 www.AleppoShriners.com CASTLEBERRY FAIR -- Novem- ber 28-30. This is the big one folks with over 250 juried craftsmen and women selling their American made works including: pottery, fine jewelry, candles, turned wood, photography, metal sculpture, ceramics, soap, wear- able art, primitives and folk art, soft sculpture, victorian wreaths, leather, floral arrangements, country wood crafts, ornaments, fragrances, stained glass, blown glass and so much more. A "food sampling" extravaganza will be presented with such gourmet de- lights as: herbal dips, sauces, jams & jellies, candies, peanut brittle, fudge, vinegar's, pastry, oil's, salsa's, chut- ney, jerky, baked goods, coffees and so much more. Ample free parking and free shuttle bus service provided. Held indoor, rain or shine. For more infor- mation call 603-332-2616 or print a discount admission coupon at ww w. castleberryfairs, com. REGENT THEATRE 7 Medford Street, Arlington 781-646-4649 www.RegentTheatre.com 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. WILBUR THEATRE 246 Tremont Street, Boston 617-248-9700 www.TheWilbur.com 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. THE CROSBY WHISTLE STOP 24 Roland Street, Charlestown, MA 978-884-7690 www.BostonSwingCentral.eom 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. BOSTON OPERA HOUSE 539 Washington Street, Boston 617-259-3400 www.BostonOperaliouseOnline.com. SWAN LAKE -- Now through November 9. This luscious romance follows the Swan Queen Odette and Prince Siegfried in their timeless tale of sorcery, deceit and eternal love. This new production features chore- ography by Mikko Nissinen, after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, and stunning costumes and sets by award winning Designer Robert Perdziola (costume and set designer of the new Nutcracker). Music by Peter llyich Tchaikovsky. INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART 100 Northern Ave., Boston 617-478-3100 www.ICABoston.org 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 modern 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. MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP: Italian Concerto, A Wooden Tree, Jenn and Spencer, and Words -- January 21-25, 2015. Mark Morris re- turns to the ICA for the first time since 2007. Brooklyn-based choreographer will present four works: Italian Con- certo, his interpretation of Bach's popular Italian Concerto in F Major; A Wooden Tree, a whimsical ensemble piece set to offbeat Ivor Cutler record- ings; the passionate Jenn and Spen- cer, with music by Henry Cowell; and Words, a brand-new work set to Mendelssohn's "Songs Without Words." MMDG Music Ensemble per- forms live. ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA Information (617) 566 1401 Box Office (617) 278 5156 www.GardnerMuseum, org 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 Museum'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 gesture 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. W