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. p0T-GAZE'[T.E, NOVEMBER 11,2011 Page.!l NOW PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN The CANADIAN TENORS holiday album entitled "The Perfect Gift" went gold in Canada in only three weeks, and has been released in the U.S. as well. The music of Port McNeil's Clifton Murray, Toronto's Victor Micallef, Quebec's Remigio Pereira and Vancouver's Fraser Walters is rich and soulful with powerful anthems and beautiful melodies. The Canadian Tenors' unique repertoire is sung not only in English and French, but also in Spanish and Italian, reflecting their multicultural heritage. For further details SEE MUSIC SECTION. ITALIAN EVENTS & PROGRAMS NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE 62 Dunham Road, Beverl, MA LEGALLY BLONDE Now through November 13, A CHRISTMAS CAROL December 2-23. For further informa- tion, please visit, con- tact the Box Office at 978-232-7200 or visit in person at 62 Dunham Road, Beverly, MA. L0gB I)RAMA CENTER 64 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA AS YOU LIKE IT - December 7, 2011 -January 8, 2012. "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players," in Shakes- peare's beloved pastoral comedy As You Like It. This classic tale follows Rosalind and her friend Celia's escape from a deadly conspiracy into nature's wild, liber- ating arms. What follows is an unconventional romance with everything from wrestling matches to cross-dressing shepherds culminat- ing in a joyful fmale. For further in- formation call 617-547-8300 or visit BOSTON OPERA HOUSE 539 Washington St., Boston, MA Escape to Verona with John Cranko's ROMEO AND JULIET now through November 13, 201 I. Master- fully told through Cranko's choreog- raphy and Prokofiev's score, Romeo and Juliet is a triumphant must- see. Don't miss the final season of the current Boston Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER - November 25- December 31, 2011. Experience the magic of this beloved produc- tion one last time. For tickets, visit the Colonial Theatre Box Office, 106 Boylston Street, on line at Boston, or call Ticketmaster at 800-982-2787. REAGLE MUSIC THEATRE 617 Lexington St., Waltham. MA IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME - Decem- ber 3-11, 2011. 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, Vic- torian Christmas, 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. SHUBERT THEATRE 270 Tremont Street, Boston, THE ADDAMS FAMILY - Febru- ary 7, 2012 to February 19, 2012. They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky -- c'mon, you know that tune! A dream cast takes on the quirky characters in a new and original Addams Family tale. As the musical begins, there are storm clouds gathering over the Addams Family home. Wednesday is falling in love, young Pugsley, jealous of his sister's attention, begs her to keep torturing him severely, while mother Morticia fears being upstaged and discarded by her daughter's lurch into womanhood ... like yesterday's roadklU. But when outsiders come to dinner, the events of one night will change forever this famously macabre family -- a family so very different from your own -- or maybe not. Tickets can be purchased at the Wang Theatre Box Office Tuesday thru Saturday 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Box Office: 866-348-9738 ITTY: 888-889-8587). BOSTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS CALDERWOOD PAVILION 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA The Speakeasy State Stage Com- pany presens M DIVINE SISTER - Now through November 19, 201 I. The Divine Sister is an inspired homage to every Hollywood Film ever made about nuns. This gleefully twisted tale tells the story of an indomitable Mother Superior trying to cope with a young postulant experiencing "visions," a sensitive schoolboy in need of mentoring, a mysterious nun visiting from Berlin, and a former suitor intent on luring her away from her vows. Warning: This show contains adult language and content. DCU CENTER 50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA GUNS N' ROSES - November 25, 2011. Since they last played the U.S. in 2006, GN'R has played to rave reviews everywhere including South America, Canada, Europe and Southeast Asia, playing close to one million fans worldwide. Axl Rose started Guns N" Roses over 25 years ago. Since that time, they have become one of the biggest bands in music his- tory, selling over I00 million albums worldwide. GNR's Appetite For Destruc- t/on has sold over 28 million albums in the U.S. alone. Tickets available at the DCU Center Box Office, Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND - November 29. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band are back out on the road this Fall for a second leg to their 2011 North Ameri- can Tour. Gary Graft of Billboard Maga- zine said "Seger and company deliv- ered an energetic and exhaustive show. The 65-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is one of those rarefied performers who has built a large canon of hits: Ramblin" Gamblin" Man, Katmandu, Against the Wind, Holly- wood Nights, Night Moves -- that ab- solutely have to be played or he won't get out of the building alive ... The Silver Bullets appeared honed and well-rehearsed, bolstering the tight arrangements with solos by saxophon- ist Alto Reed, keyboardist Craig Frost and guitarist Mark Chattfleld. Tickets available at the DCU Center Box Office, Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at BOSTON POPS HOLIDAY CON- CERT - December 11, 2011. The Bos- ton Pops Holiday Concert presented by TD Bank is back by popular de- mandl Kick off your holiday season on with Keith Lockhart, the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and vocal powerhouse Rockapellal For the first time ever, "America's Orchestra" joins America's leading a cappella group for an unforgettable holiday show. Enjoy unique takes on classic favorites and brand new originals, plus a special visit from Jolly Ole" St. Nick and a time- honored audience sing along. Treat yourself and your loved ones to a holi- day tradition that millions cherish! Tickets available at the DCU Center Box Office, Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY JORDAN HALL 30 Gainsborough St., Boston, MA VIENNA BOYS CHOIR HOLIDAY PROGRAM - December 4, 2011. Since 1498, the angelic voices of the Vienna Boys Choir have been charming and moving audiences. Theirs is a ringing sound of timeless purity, the sound of a great choral tradition passed down through the ages with care. Don't miss the chance to ring in your holiday sea- son with a dose of old world charm from the beloved Vienna Boys Choir. For further information call 617-585- 1260 or WILBUR THEATRE 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA CANADIAN TENORS - Decem- ber 5, 2011. The Canadian Tenors" music is an exciting blend of classical and contemporary pop that is thrill- ing audiences of all ages around the world. The Tenors are the incredibly powerful voices of four gifted young men with diverse vocal styles, unde- niable charm 'and international solo success. Tickets may be pur- chased in a variety of ways: In person at the Box Office, online at http://, any area Tlcketmaster outlet. Call Ticketmas- ter at 800-745-3000 or Tlcketmaster Express a t 8667448-7849. HOUSE OF BLUES 15 Lansdowne Street Boston. MA RCA Record recording artists WALK THE MOON - November 11. The House of Blues Box office will open I hour prior to show time. To purchase advance tickets to House of Blues shows in person, please go to the Orpheum Box Office, located at 1 Hamilton Place, Boston. Orpheum Box Office Hours: Monday-Saturday from 10:00 am-5:00 pro. Tickets can also be purchased online at MUSEUM OF SCIENCE 1 Science Park, Boston A DAY IN POMPEH - Now through February 12, 2012. Tickets now on sale. The Roman city of Pompeii was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, vanishing beneath layers of volcanic ash. Now you can discover one of the greatest archaeo- logical treasures ever unearthed at A Day in Pompeii. For further informa- tion on this exhibit or upcoming exhibits, log on to DCU CENTER 50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA CIRQUE DU SOLEIL - QUIDAM December 14-18 -Young Zo6 is bored; her parents, distant and apathetic, ignore her. Her life has lost all mean- ing. Seeking to fill the void of her existence, she slides into an imagi- nary world -- the world of Quidam -- where she meets characters who encourage her to free her soul. Quidam: a nameless passerby, a solitary figure lingering on a street corner, a person rushing past and swallowed by the crowd. It could be anyone, anybody. Someone coming or going at the heart of our anonymous society. A member of the crowd, one of the silent majority. The one who cries out, sings and dreams within us all. This is the "quidam" whom this show allows to speak. This is the place that beckons -- a place for dreaming and genuine relations where all quidams, by proclaiming their individuality, can finally emerge from anonymity. Tickets available at the DCU Center Box Office, Ticketmaster locations, at 800-745- 3000 and online at TSONGAS CENTER AT UMASS LOWELL 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way Lowell, MA DISNEY LIVE! PHINEAS AND FERB - Saturday, November 26, 201 I. Phineas, Ferb, and the whole tri-state area gang embark on a bold escape jumping out from behind your TV and onto the stage in a live action adven- ture right in your hometown! And, before you can wonder, "Hey, Where's Perry?" the beloved pet platypus shifts to his secret double life as Agent P to foil another one of Dr. Doofensh- mirtz's evil plans. Musical madness abounds in an escapade so awesome that even Candace can't help but Join the hilarious hijinks. It's the ultimate end to summer vacation, so seize the day "cause Phineas and Ferb are gonna do it a11! All persons two years of age and older must have a ticket. Purchase tickets at Tsongas Center Box Office, or by calling 866-722-8780. TD GARDEN Causeway Street, Boston WWE RAW - November 14, 2011. Finally the Rock comes back to Boston! A special three hour edition of WWE Monday Night Raw Super Show. What will happen when seven time WWE Champion, "the most dec- trifying man in all of entertainment." The Rock and 10 time WWE Cham- pion John Cena meet in Cena's home- town? Also see all of your favorite WWE superstars including: Randy Orion, Mark Henry, Sheamus, Chris- ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS =The Sicilian Corner" 1 i:00 am to i:00 pm every Friday with host Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The Italian Show" with Nunzio DiMarca every Sunday from i0:00 am to 1:00 pm. Go to www. =Italia Oggi" Sundays I:00 pm to 2:00 pm with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM www. "Dolce Vlta Radio" DJ Rocco Mesiti ii:00 am-l:00 pm Sundays 90.7 FM or online "The Nick Franclosa Show" Sun- days from 12 Noon to 3:00 pm on WLYN 1360 AM and WAZN 1470 AM. rGuido Ollva Italian Hour" 8:00 am-9:00 am Sundays on WSRO 650 AM and online at "Radio Italia Unita" - Thursdays 2:00 pm-3:00 pm on radio or Itunes, college radio click on Zumix. For more information, log onto =Tony's Place" on MusicAmerica WPLM FM 99.1 - Every Sunday night 9:00 pm to I0:00 pm on MusicAmerica host Ron Della Chlesa presents Tony's Place on WPLM FM Easy 99.1. For further information visit CARPENTER CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS 24 Quincy street, Harvard University, Cambridge MA Harvard Film Archives presents ONCE UPON A TIME ... SERGIO LEONE - Duck, You Sucker! (Gi,' la Testa!) a/k/a Once Upon a Revolu- tion - Friday, November i I and Sun- day, November 13. Duck, You SuckeH is a key transitional work that reveals Leone working towards the more com- plex and ambiguous characters of his late fdms, embodied here in the friend- ship between Rod Steiger's Mexican peasant bandit and James Coburn's dashing Irish revolutionary and space for thorough examination. Once Upon a Time in the West (C'era una volta il West)- Saturday, November 12. Once Upon a Time in the West is among Sergio's most aestheti- cally complex works on many levels - from Its soundtrack that places diegetic sound effects (the squeaky wheels, gunshots and insects buzz- ing brilliantly employed in the cel- ebrated opening sequence, for ex- ample) at the same level as Morricone's incredible score, to Delli Colli's dynamic widescreen cinema- tography that allows the actors' faces to speak the words suppressed by the film's extraordinarily minimalist screenplay. The restored version screened at the HFA restores the full twenty minutes slashed by Para- mount for the film's original US re- lease. The Colossus of Rhodes ffl colosso di Rodi) - Sunday, November 13. The Colossus of Rhodes tells a tale of dark political intrigue and courage cen- tered on a young Greek solider deter- mined to topple the island's despotic leader when the solider discovers a secret plan" to conspire with the rival Phoenicians. Auspiciously, Leone's tian, Dolph Ziggler, Kofi Kingston, And Morel!I *Card IS Subject to change* BOSTON SCAVENGER HUNT - See Boston with new eyes on a scav- enger hunt! On teams of up to six people, you'll tackle tricky, humorous questions about the cool things and amazing places you discover. Along the way, you'll uncover surprising secrets. Our acclaimed hunts are like walking tours spiked with caffeine. Don't have a team? We'll help you find kindred spirits at the start of the hunt. No knowledge of any hunt location is required -- you just need a sharp mind and a good palr of shoes. Advance purchase is required for all hunts. For dates, times, locations or to purchase tickets log on to or by phone at OvationTix at 866-811-4111. MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston DEGAS AND THE NUDE - Now through February 5, 2012. The first museum exhibition devoted exclu- sively to the extraordinary range of nudes by Edgar Degas -- tracing their evolution from the artist's early years, through the private and public images of brothels and bathers in the 1870s and 1880s, to the post-impressionist nudes of the end of his career will be presented. For more information, visit or call 617-267-9300. first major star was an American ac- tor best known for Western pictures and television programs - Rory Calhoun. The Colossus of Rhodes is noted, among other aspects, for the erotic undercurrent running beneath the many scenes of raw sadism, with extended sequences of bare-chested soldiers being tortured and abused. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (II buono, il brutto, il cattivo) - Sat- urday, November 19. Among the best- known Westerns of all time. Set dur- ing the Civil War, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly uses its improbable story of hidden gold to plt Eastwood against Lee Van Cleef, now a sinister merce- nary, with Eli WaUach completing the unholy trilogy as the lusty, oafish stumbling bandit - a striking, twitch- ing emblem of human weakness and greed. A massively influential film, Leone's epic is a bravura example of both his baroque visual style, revealed as much in the incredible sets as Tonino Delli Colli's extraordinary widescreen cinematography, as well as his savage gallows humor - with both intertwining in an astonishing cemetery shootout that remains one of the iconic moments of postwar Ital- ian cinema, For more details visit FIRST PARISH CHURCH 1446 Mass Ave., Cambridge, MA UMBERTO ECO PRESENTS =THE PRAGUE CEMETERY" Saturday, November 12, 4:00 pm. Harvard Book Store will be welcoming bestselling Italian author Umberto Eco for a read- ing and conversation about his most recent novel, The Prague Cemetery. Eco will be joined in conversation with writer and editor Cullen Murphy. The Prague Cemetery takes place in nineteenth-century Europe, which abounds with the ghastly and the mysterious, From Turin to Prague to Paris, conspiracies rule history. Jesuits plot against Freemasons. Italian republicans strangle priests with their own intestines. French criminals plan bombings by day and celebrate Black Masses at night. Every nation has its own secret service, perpetrating forgeries, plots, and massacres. From the unification of Italy to the Paris Commune to the Dreyfus Affair to The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Europe is in tumult and everyone needs a scapegoat. But what if, behind all of these conspiracies both real and imagined, lay one lone man? What if that evll genius created its most infamous document? Eco is best known for his novel//home della rosa IThe Name of the Rose), which was published in 1980. The book is an intellectual mystery combining semiotics in fic- tion, biblical analysis, medieval stud- ies and literary theory. In 1986 a movie by the same name, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud and star- ring Sean Connery, was released. Tickets can be purchased at the Harvard Bookstore, 1256 Massachu- setts Avenue, Cambridge, MA or online at