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POST-GAZE'I-rE, NOVEMBER 20, 2015 Page 11 DANCE MUSIC MUSEUMS THEATER NOW PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN Jump start the holiday seasonby joining Darlene Love in her only Boston-area performance. See MUSIC SECTION for more. Japanese, German, Spanish, French, and Italian -- and sold more than 15 million worldwide. He wrote =My Way" for Frank Sinatra. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1993. Anka discovered Michael Bubl6, Corey Hart and David Clayton- Thomas. He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. BLUE OCEAN MUSIC HALL 4 Oceanfront North Salisbury, MA 978-462-5888 m.BlneOceaal~dl.com ROCKIN" HOLIDAY DANCE PANTY w/th DON'T CALL ME SHIRLEY -- No- THE CABOT vember 27, 2015. Rock out with local 286 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA favorite Don't Call Me Shirley as we wel- 978-927-3100 come the holiday season at Blue Ocean www.TheCabot.org Music Hall! Don~ Call Me Shirley plays CHRISTMAS WITH DARLENE I~DVE contemporary, popular, and classic hits -- December 13, 2015. Everyone has from the 1950's to today's favorites. They seen Darlene on Late Night with David play popular music from a cross section Letterman singing "Christmas (Baby of many genres and decades. DCMS is Please Come Home}" for 30 holiday "a wicked fun band" that entertains seasons. Now "Christmas with Oar- music lovers with a wide range of tastes lene Love" is coming to Beverly for an from Elvis Presley & Johnny Cash of the exclusive Boston-area performance!!! '50s to The Beatles and The Stones of Darlene Love was inducted into the Rock the '60s, from The Doobie Brothers and and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011 and she Creedence Clearwater Revival of the "70s was featured in 20 Feet from Stardom in to Billy Idol and Tommy Tutone of the 2013. In 2014, that documentary won ~80's, from Sublime & Matchbox 20 of an Academy Award and Darlene was the ~90s to Ben Harper and Bare Naked featured from the Dolby Theater stage Ladies of the '00s, and Foster The People on the Academy Awards Show. As she and Neon Trees of the '10s. Shirley has a raised the Oscar, the entire house stood strong following that comes back again with a cheering ovation lead by the wildly and again to hear their unique, signs- applauding Bill Murray. Darlene, who ture mash-ups, which combine hook celebrated her 74th birthday in July, lines and choruses from various pop is killing it! She is touring non-stop, songs into one song. The band is best- appearing on late night TV, and she known for creating a fun-loving party has a hot new CD produced by Steven atmosphere while blasting out their Van Zandt, the guitarist and member of best cover songs and parodies. Hailing Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, titled from the North Shore, they're bursting Introducing Darlene Love. with hometown pride and they want to share it with you this Thanksgiving SANDERS THEATRE weekend. AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY ! 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA LYNN AUDITORIUM ofa. fas.Harvar&edu/BoxOffice 3 City Hall Square, Lynn, MA THE POUR SEASONS Presented by 781-599-SHOW Boston Baroque -- December 31, 2015 www.LynnAnditorium.oom and January 1, 2016. New Year's Eve PAUL ANKA -- December 11, (Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 8:00 2015. Anka wrote "Diana," a love pm) and NewYear's Day, (Friday, Janu- song, for the 18-year-old babysitter of a~ 1, 2016 at 3:00 pro) will once again his younger brother and sister. The soar -- not only with champagne and song became America's top song in chocolates -- but this year with Anto- September of 1957. He wrote "Lonely nlo Vivaldi! The Four Seasons, Vivaldi's Boy" for his mother, who died of a liver - most popular work, will feature Boston disease. To date, Paul has recorded Baroque's concertmaster Christina Day 125 albums -- including songs in Martinson as she takes center stage in ITALIAN RADIO PR()GRAMS "The Sidl/an Corner" -- every Friday 10:00 am to Noon with hosts Tom gappala and Mik6" Lomaszo and "The Best in Italian Musicn with Nunzio DhMarea every Sunday from 9:00 am to Noon. Go to unuw. 11 lOwccmam.com. =Italia Oggin -- Sundays 11:00 am to Noon with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM. =Dolce Vita ,Radion -- Sundays DJ Rocco Mesiti 11:00 am-l:00 pro; 90.7 FM or online www.djrocco.com. =The Nick Franciosa Show" -- Sundays from Noon to 3:00 pm on WLYN 1360 AM. =Guido O1iva Italian Hour" -- Sundays 8:00 am-9:00 am on WSRO 650 AM and online at www.wsro.com. =Tony's Place~ on MusicAmerica WPLM FM 99.1 -- Sundays 7:00 pro-2:00 am on MusicAmerica. Host Ron Della Chiesa presents Tony's Race. Visit www.MusicNotNoise.com~ =L'ItaUa Chiamo Italian Radio Show" hosted by Stefano Marchese and Meazzini- Thursdays 3:00 pm-4:15 pro. Visit litaliachiamo.com; ernst: litaliachiamoshou~gmail.com. Tel. 857-334-0868. =intmwallo MzmlcaIen -- Sundays 10:00-10:30 am; Host Carmine Guarino on WUNR 1600 AM and online at www.wunr.com. this mesmerizing and celebratory con- certo. Martinson is featured in Boston Baroque's recording of this work. Many of the movements of Vivaldi's Four Sea- sons have been used in movies like Tin Cup, Spy Game, A View to Kill, What Lies Beneath, White Chicks, Saved!, Pacific Heights, The Other Sister... the list keeps going. These two concerts will also include Vivaldi's Concerto for So- pranino Recorder, featuring Aldo Abreu, recorder. George Frideric Handel's Con- certo Grosso in D, op. 6, no. 5 completes the festive program. Champagne and chocolates at intermission will once again apply festive notes. TD GARDEN 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 617-624-1050 www.TDGarden.com CARRIE UNDERWOOD -- Febru- ary 23, 2016. Seven-time Grammy winner and Pollstar's three-time top female country touring artist, Carrie Underwood, who just released her fifth studio album, Storyteller. "I can't walt to play new music from Storyteller for the fans," shares Underwood. "I am so blessed to have this career and get to do to the things I do, but there is nothing like that moment when I get to step onto the stage to sing and a11 the. fans are singing along with me." The Storyteller Tour -- Stories in the Round will be Underwood's first tour =in the round." With the stage in the middle of the arena floor, the 360-degree setting will allow fans on all sides of the arena to get a very intimate and unique concert experience. ORPHEUM THEATRE 1 Hamilton Place, Boston, MA 617-452-0106 www.OrpheumTheatreBoston.com BONNIE RAITT -- March 29, 2016. Bonnie Lynn Raitt is "an American blues singer, songwriter and slide guitar player. During the 1970s, Raltt released a series of roots-influenced albums which incorporated elements of blues, rock, folk and country. In 1989 after several years of critical acclaim but little commercial success she had a major return to form with the release of her album Nick of Time. The follow- ing two albums Luck of the Draw (199 i) and Longing in Their Hearts (1994) were also multi-million sellers generating several hit singles, including "Some- thing to Talk About," "Love Sneakin' Up on You," and the ballad =I Can't Make You Love Me" {with Bruce Homsby on piano}. Raitt has received 10 Grammy Awards. She is listed as number 50 in Roiling Stone magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time and num- ber 89 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. BOSTON OPERA HOUSE 539 Washington St., Boston, MA 617-259-3400 www.BostonOperaHouse.com THE NUTCRACKER -- Novem- ber 27-December 31, 2015. Mikko Nis- sinen's The Nutcracker captures your imagination and transports you to a magical world of brave toy soldiers and dancing candy canes. Follow Clara as she embarks on her journey filled with colorful characters, breathtaking cos- tumes, and majestic scenery. PIPPIN -- February 2-14, 2016. A young prince sets out on a journey to find the ultimate meaning of life in the vaudevillian spectacular of Pippin, from Godspell creator Stephen Schwartz. Told by a roving cast of an anachronistic acting troupe, the musical first wowed audiences in 1972, seducing them with an astonishing musical fable set to a rousing 1970's rock score, including the hits =Magic to Do" and =I Guess I'll Miss the Man." With elements of sur- realism and naughtiness, there is a moving core to this quest for fulfilment, told through a medieval fable that still connects with contemporary audiences. Revived on Broadway by director Diane Paulus (Porgy and Bess and Hair) this new incarnation of Pippin won four 2013 Tonys, and is now hitting the road for a bombastic and vivid tour of the USAI CENTRAL SQUARE THEATER 450 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 617-576-9278 www.CentralSquareTheater.org ARABIAN NIGHTS -- November 27, 2015 through January 3, 2016. Become enchanted by the power of st0ryteUing one final timel The Nora Theatre Com- pany and Underground Railway Theater revive their award-winning production of Dominic Cooke's Arabian Nights. Based on One Thousand and One Nights, a collection of folk tales from the Middle East and Asia, Arabian Nights is rich with suspense, romance and hilarity -- t stories irresistible for all ages, and at its heart, the power of the imagination to head, inspire, and transform. WANG THEATER Citi Performing Arts Center 270 Tremont Street Boston, MA 800-982-2787 www.Cit/Center.org ELF THE BROADWAY MUSICAL -- Now through December 6, 2015. ELF The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy's enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permissiorl, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modem day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF. Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit, ELF features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer}, with a book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone). SHUBERT THF~TRE 265 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 866-348-9738 www.CitiCenter.org LOVE LETTERS -- February 2-7, 2016. One of the most famous on screen couples of all time are back together for the national tour ofA. R. Gurney's Love Letters. Ryan O~leil and Ali MacGraw first set hearts a flutter in 1970 when they starred in the iconic weepie Love Story. A massive commercial success, the movie was nominated for seven Academy Awards and its tagIIne alone -- Love means never having to say you're sorry -- is still enough to get millions reaching for a box of tissues. What is Love Letters About? Melissa and Andrew have been in love since second grade, yet circumstance and their own crushing insecurities have resulted in this inevitable romance never materi- alising. Opting instead for the safety of friendship, the pair keep up a constant correspondence through letters, cards, notes and invitations, a 50-year-old paper trail which details all of their vic- tories, defeats and dreams as life pulls them ever further apart. SHRINER'S AUDITORIUM 99 Fordham Rd., Wilmington, MA 978-657-4202 or 781-665-6466 www.AlcppoShriners.com NORTHEAST COMIC CON AND COLLECTIBLES EXTRAVAGANZA -- December 5-6, 2015. A line-up of family fun including celebrity guests, KIDZ activities, cosplay, video games and holiday shopping. As a spe- cial event offering the largest selec- tion of collcctibles, geek crafts, com- ics, toys, comic art and pop culture artifacts for sale in New England, this show has become the holiday shopping place for nerds and the people who love them. Everything a fan or collector could possibly want, that you could not find anywhere else, is displayed on over 300 tables. HYNES CONVENTION CF.,RTF. 900 Beylston Street, Boston 617-954-2000 massconvenUon.com CRAFT BOSTON HOLIDAY- December I I, 2015. Comprised of 175 exhibitors, CraftBoston Holiday is a highly regarded, must-attend event for artists, collectors, and craft enthusiasts. CraftBoston Holiday is conveniently located in a fashionable, concentrated shopping district perfect for the holiday season. Come for the day to shop for unique, one-of-a-kind gifts, meet and support the makers, and learn about fine contemporary craft. This year, SAC is pleased to announce that Nick Offer- man will be speaking at CraftBoston at 1:30 pm~ In his talk, tiUedSqwdust and Mirth, Offerman will discuss the impor- tance of handmade objects. Offerman, an American actor, writer, comedian, and carpenter, is widely'known for his breakout role as Ron Swanson in the acclaimed NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation. TD GARDEN 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 617-624-1050 www.TDGarden.com WWE TIC: Tab/es, LadderJ, and Chalrs- December 13, 2015. For the first time ever, TLC comes to Bostonl See your favorite WWE Superstars includ- ing: Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Bray Wyatt, Dean Ambrose, Randy Orion, Sheamus, and many morel Card is subject to change. OMNI PARKER HOUSE 60 School Street, Boston, MA 877-613-0134 www.Boston-Theatre .corn INTIMATE ILLUSIONS -- Decem- ber 26-27, 2015. Brilliant, hilarious & enthralling. World-renowned illu- sionist and entertainer Ivan Amodei delights in creating one-of-a-kind stage experiences using a blend of magnifi- cent magic, music, drama and comedy that transport you, the audience, into a fantastic new world! Utterly enthrall- ing, Amodei's myriad talents range from daring telekinesis to dazzling telepathy, and much more, including world-class illusions! Featuring an incredible score including everything from Mozart to Hans Zimmer and Celine Dion's concert Cellist, Intimate Hlustions is a spectacu- lar, spontaneous and witty show about destiny, courage, life and love. It is most definitely like nothing you've ever seen before! INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART/BOSTON I00 Northern Ave., Boston, MA 617478-3100 www.ICABoston.org THIS IS TANGO NOW -- No- vember 20-22, 2015. Formed by re- nowned, Tony-winning tango art- ists Fernanda Ghi and Guillermo Merlo and musician Alfredo Minet- ti, This Is Tango Now represents a unique approach to tango, reflecting an unconditional passion for the art form. Featuring a stellar company of 12 dancers and musicians performing the world premiere of Carmen... de Buenos Aires, this breathtaking new production of Carmen blends tango and flamenco with an original score based on Bizet's beloved melodies. EXTREME DANCEPORT 26 New Street, Cambridge, MA 617-492-2122 www.BostonSwingCentral.com SWING DANCE EVERY FRI- DAY NIGHT -- Come and check out Boston's most exciting swing dance. A killer line up of DJ's and live bands. A beginner lesson is included in the price of admission prior to social dancing. No partner or prior experience is required. All ages and dance levels welcome. MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston 617-267-9300 m.MFA.org KENNETH PAUL BLOCK ILLUSTRA- TIONS -- December 12, 2015 - August 14, 2016. Kenneth Paul Block {1925- 2009) is arguably the most important fashion illustrator of the second half of the 20m century. His versatility and abil- ity to create a graceful gesture or evoke the high energy of the post-WWII gen- eration make his work stand out among illustraors of his time. Throughout his career, mainly with Women's Wear Daily and W Magazine, he chronicled fashionable designs and the lifestyles of the people who wore them. Blending il- lustration and portraiture, his drawings of figures like Jacqueline Kennedy, Babe Paley and Gloria Guinness capture the sophistication of the era's socialites and celebrities. This chronological survey contains approximately 30 works span- ning Block's career from the 1950s into the 1990s -- drawing from the MFA's repository of Block's extensive archive of drawings. Including examples of fash- ion illustrations and society portraits, works range from early black-and-white drawings in charcoad to later works in watercolor and colored pencil. oP SCmNCE I Science Park, Boston, MA 617-723-2500 www.MOfl.org THE POLAR I~pRII~BTM 4.D EX- PERIENCE -- Now through January 3, 2016. Go on an extraordinary 4-D adventure this l~oliday season on THE POLAR EXPRESS! When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks, on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. THE POLAR EX- PRESSTM 4-D Experience is based on the inspiring and beloved Caldecott Medal children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. Featured in digital 3-D and brought to life with 4-D multisensory effects, this is an immersive experience for the whole family to enjoyl ~e i