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POST-GAZETTE, NOVEMBER 8, 2013 Page 11 NOW PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN p FREE EVENTS Don't miss Rod Sterwart at TD Garden on December 4! Check the MUSIC section for more information. TD GARDEN 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 617-624-1050 www.TDGarden.eom ELTON JOHN -- November 12th. After eight years, Elton John and his band return to Boston at the TD Garden. The 13-city tour will fea- ture iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career, as well as a selec- tion of new songs from his highly- anticipated album, The Diving Board, which was released by Capitol Records. Elton John's band includes Davey Johnstone on guitar, Matt Bissonette on bass, John Mahon on percussion, Nigel Olsson on drums and Kim Bullard on keyboards. ROD STEWARD -- December 4th. 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. PINK -- December 5th. P!nk, a Grammy@ Award winning singer- songwriter and pop culture icon, will tour North America for the first time in four years in support of her new album, The Truth About Love. Since her debut in 2000, P!nk (Alecia Moore) has released 7 albums (Can't Take Me Home, M!ssundaztood. Try This. I'm Not Dead, Funhouse, Greatest Hits So Far!!!, The Truth About Love), sold over 40 million albums, 65 million singles (nearly 20 million digital tracks), over 1 million DVDs world- wide and has had 12 singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. BEYONCE -- December 20th. The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour starring Beyonc6 is extending its successful global run with additional dates, in- cluding another stop at TD Garden. The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour is the biggest tour of 2013, with its explosive special effects and intricate, strobe-laden light show, is an artistic triumph and the entertainer's most ambitious undertaking to date. It is bigger in scope than any of her previ- ous shows, fittingly designed for the vastness of arenas and stadiums. TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA -- December 22nd. Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) will celebrate their first 15 years of touring with an en- core and final performance of their multi-platinum rock opera, The Lost Christmas Eve. TSO's 2013 winter tour will begin on November 13th, playing over 100 shows in 67 cities across North America, presented by Hallmark Channel. Live Nation is proud to welcome TSO when they return to Boston for two spectacular shows at the TD Garden. TSO, whose phenomena has grown year after year, has played over 1,500 shows for more than 10 million fans in the past 15 years and quietly became one of the world's biggest arena rock acts. The unprecedented fan driven growth is a testament to TSO founder Paul O'Neill's vision of "Rock Theater," the perfect amalgamation of Broadway storytelling with the spectacle of rock. JAY Z -- January 18. JAY Z an- nounced the confirmed dates for the North American leg of his "Magna Carter World Tour." The new dates, which follow the tour's international run, will begin on Saturday, Novem- ber 30 a and will include a stop at the TD Garden in Boston. JAY Z recently released the now double platinum "Magna Carta ... Holy Grail," and just wrapped up the sold out "Legends Of The Summer" stadium tour with Justin Timberlake. AGANNIS ARENA 925 Commonwealth Ave., Boston 617-358-7000 www.BU.EDU/Agannis/ HILLSONG UNITED -- Novem- ber 15th. 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- hag entity sent out to share the ever- evolving worship music of Hillsong Church to an international audience through live performances. Hillsong sold out Agganis Arena in 2012. Don't miss your chance! ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS "The Sicilian Corner" i0:00 am to 12 Noon every Friday with hosts Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The Italian Show" with Nunzio DiMarca every Sunday from 10:00 am-l:00 Stpm. Go to www.1110wccmam.corru "Italia Oggi" Sundays 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM www. 1460WXBR.com_ "Dolce Vita Radio" DJ RocGardarco Mesiti 11:00 am-l:00 pm Sundays 90.7 FM or online www.djrocco.com. "The Nick Iranciosa Show" Sundays from 12 Noon to 3:00 pm on WLYN 1360 AM and WAZN 1470 AM. "Guido OIiva 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 MusicAmeriea WPLM FM 99.1 - Sundays 9:00 pm- 10:00 pm on MusicAmerica. Host Ron Della Chiesa presents Tony's Place. Visit wwwMusicNotN.oi_se.corp. .............. QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE -- December 13th. The undisputed best rock record of the year ... Like Clock- work was produced by founder Joshua deHomme and Queens of the Stone Age, recorded by Mark Rankin with additional engineering by Main 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. #i 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 Shuman and Jon Theodore, is deliv- ering the world's premiere live rock show nightly and will be stopping in Boston. BOSTON COMMON Boston, MA NOVA SCOTIA TREE LIGHTING -- Thursday, November 29. 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 11 North Square, Boston 508-292-5258 Maxine @ReikiByTheSea.eom FREE REIKI CLINIC/SHARE 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. SACRED HEART CHURCH North Square, North End, Boston The Consulate General of Italy, the Friends of the Italian Cultural Center of Boston and the Boston Conserva- tory present THE SECOND ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT -- Thurs- day, December 5th from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Free and open to the public. R.S.V.P. segreteria.boston@esteri.it or call 617-722-9302. THE CYCLORAMA AT THE BOSTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS 539 Tremont Street, Boston 617-363-0405 www.FineArtBoston.com SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL BOS- TON INTERNATIONAL FINE ART SHOW _ Thursday, November 21st. Co-Producers Tony Fusco and Robert Four are pleased to announce the Seventeenth Annual Boston Interna- tional Fine Art Show (BIFAS). Both traditional and contemporary galler- ies from the United States, Canada and Europe will offer more than 3,000 original works of art. The only show of its kind in New England, BIFAS has no restrictions on the type of work that may be shown. Works on offer range from fine original prints priced at a few hundred dollars to museum- quality masterpiece paintings priced in the millions. The show enjoys a stunning mix of both blue chip tradi- tional works and today's outstanding contemporary artists. The show opens with the Gala Preview on Thursday, November 21 from 5:30 to 8:30pm to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Chil- dren-Boston. REAGLE MUSIC THEATRE 617 Lexington St., Waltham, MA 781-891-5600 www.ReagleMusicTheatre.org LIBERACE! --November 10th. 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 6th through 15th. The one Boston Christmas spectacle guaranteed to warm any heart! Children of all ages are enchanted by Santa's Workshop, Teddy Bears' Nutcracker, Parade of the Wooden Soldiers, Victorian Christ- mas, precision dancers and Tho .L.lyi.'Ilg Nativity. Our cast of 200 comes gift wrapped in fabulous holiday sets and costumes -- all backed by a full live orchestra. COLONIAL THEATER 106 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 617-482-9393 www.Boston-Theater.com I LOVE LUCY -- December 3rd- 22nd. 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 member 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 missl A resounding hit in Chicago and New York, and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 50 Shades! The Musical opens with a ladies book club deciding to read Fifty Shades of Grey. Through their interpretation of the novel, the audience is lead on an uproarious rollercoaster 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 information call 866-348-9738. ONCE --January 7th-19th. Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/ musicians 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 between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights ... but their unlikely 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 www.NSMT.org MISS SAIGON --Through Novem- ber 17th. 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 American 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 -- Decem- ber 6th-22nd. Based on the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol tells the tale of curmudgeonly miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is visited 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 www.AmericanRepertoryTheater.org 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 II, 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 Com- pany in 201 l, this new production is filled with high adventure, epic ro- mance, amazing fight choreography, and an original score inspired by con- temporary British folk music.Written by David Farr, directed by Gisli Orn Gardarsson, and original music by Stu Barker. Single tickets on sale now. .ULTUP, A ITALIANA YEAR OF ITALIAN CULTURE 2013 YEAR OF ITALIAN CULTURE BOSTON- PROVIDENCE PROGRAM For more information and updates call 61Z722.9302 or visit unvw.consboston.esteri, it or www.ITAL Yin US2013.org NOVEMBER NOV 1-10 ] Dartmouth College, University of Rhode Island. Italian preeminent authors: Carmine Abbate at URI and Dartmouth. HANOVER, KINGSTON NOV 81 Emmanuel College, Boston. "The Meaning of Machiavelli's Prince." Lecture by Prof. Maurizo Viroli (Princeton). BOSTON NOV 13-171 The Paramount, Boston. Compagnia Marionette Carlo Colla e Figli Presents "The Sleeping Beauty." BOSTON NOV 23 I 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 70ff h anniversary of Giovanni Boccaccio. PROVIDENCE DECEMBER ...... DEC 6 [ MIT, Cambridge "5th Sense Project" Seminar organized by the Bocelli Foundation and MIT. CAMBRIDGE