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POST-GAZETTE, NOVEMBER 22; 2013 Page 11 NOW PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN p FREE EVENTS Don't miss Justin Timberlake at February 27th! Check the MUSIC information. the TD Garden on SECTION for more TD GARDEN 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 617-624-1050 www.TDGarden.com ROD STEWARD -- December 4th. Rod Stewart has announced plans to launch his eagerly anticipated/Ave 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. Pink, 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, Plnk (Alecia Moore) has released 7 albums (Can't Take Me Home, M!ssundaztood, Try This, l" m Not Dead, Funhouse, Greatest Hits So Far!ll, 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 i0 on the Billboard Hot I00 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 22rid. 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. TSOs 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 I0 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 18th. 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 th 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. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE -- Febru- ary 27th. The Emmy and Grammy award winning musician will bring his captivating live show to fans with a worldwide tour that kicked off on Oc- tober 31, 2013 in Montreal, QC with scheduled dates in South America, Europe, Australia and North America through 2014. The 20/20 Experience World Tour is promoted worldwide by Live Nation Global Touring. The musical journey that started with The 20/20 Experience continued with the worldwide release of The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2 on Sep- tember 30, 2013. AGGANIS ARENA 925 Commonwealth Ave., Boston 617-358-7000 www.BU.EDU/Agannis/ 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 Alain 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 ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS "The Sicilian Corner" 10:00 am to 12 Noon every Friday with hosts Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The Italian Show" with Nunzio DiMarca every Sunday from I0:00 am-l:00 Stpm. Go to www.1110wccmarrLcorrL "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 II:00 am-l:00 pm Sundays 90.7 FM or online www.djrocco.com. "The Nick Franeiosa Show" Sundays from 12 Noon to 3:00 pm on WLYN 1360 AM and WAZN 1470 AM. "Guido Ollva 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 Runes, college radio click on Zumix. For more information, log onto www.italiaunita.org. "Tony's Place" on MusieAmeriea WPLM FM 99.1 - Sundays 9:00 pm- I0:00 pm on MusicAmerica. Host Ron Della Chiesa presents Tony's Place. Visit www.MusicNotNoise.com. 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. ARCTIC MONKEYS -- February 6th. With special guest Deerhunter. The meteoric rise of the Arctic Monkeys began in 2005, when they drew a sold- out crowd to the London Astoria, us- ing little more than a self-released EP. Several months later, Whatever People Say I Am That's What l'm Not became the fastest-selling debut album in British history. 2013 has been a monu- mental year for the Arctic Monkeys with their triumphant return to the headlining spot at Glastonbury. MARINER'S HOUSE 11 North Square, Boston 508-292-5258 Maxine@ReikiByTheSea.com 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. 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 historyl 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 timel 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 Lucyl This show is a Season Special and is not part of the Season Package. 50 SHADESI 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 miss! 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. AMERICAN REPERTORY THEATER Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Harvard Sq., Cambridge, MA THE DONKEY SHOW- Ongoing. Bringing the ultimate disco experi- ence to Boston, this crazy circus of mirror bails, feathered divas, roller skaters and hustle queens tells the story of A Midsummer Night's Dream through great "70s anthems you know by heart. BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON -- December 5th, 6th and 8th. An exhilarating and irreverent look at one of the nation's founding rock stars, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson re-imagines the life of America's seventh president, from his humble beginnings on the Ten- nessee frontier to his kick-ass days as Commander-in-Chief. Set in OBERON's uniquely immersive 4D environment, this in-your-face rock musical will ignite the populist spirit that continues to transform our nation's political landscape. THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD -- December 11, 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 i, 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. 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. NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE 62 Dunham Road, Beverly, MA www.NSMT.org 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 adapt a - 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. COPLEY SQUARE Boston, MA COPLEY SQUARE TREE LIGHT- ING -- December 2nd. Mayor Thomas Menino, the Boston Parks and Recre- ation Department, and the Friends of Copley Square will celebrate the holi- days with the annual Copley Square Holiday Tree Lighting from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. The free event will feature appearances by Mayor Menino, South End resident and Emmy-Award win- ning producer and TV host Jenny Johnson, Santa Claus, and Rudolph along with life entertainment includ- ing Copley Singers, Stars over Boston winner Nola Hood, Boston Police of- ficer Stephen McNulty and a holiday sing-along. The Old South Church bell will toll when the tree is illumi- nated with lights provided by Boston Properties. Refreshments will be pro- vided by local businesses and Fairmont Copley Plaza will host a fam- ily reception immediately following for attendees. BOSTON COMMON Boston, MA NOVA SCOTIA TREE LIGHTING -- December 5th. Annual Christmas Tree lighting event on Boston Com- mon. Holiday music, cultural ex- changes and other entertainment. The tree is a gift from Nova Scotia in gratitude for Boston's aid after the tragic Halifax Explosion of 1917. The celebration is hosted by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, title sponsor the Province of Nova Scotia, lead sponsor TripAdvisor's tripadvisor.com/careers, and present- ing sponsors Distrigas/GDF SUEZ and Stop and Shop. WCVB TV's Anthony Everett and JC Monahan will host Channel 5's live broadcast. RUGGERIO FAMILY MEMORIAL HOME 971 Saratoga Street, Orient Heights, East Boston EAST BOSTON CHAMBER AN- NUAL HOLIDAY PARADE -- Satur- day December 7th, beginning at 4:00 pm in front of the Ruggerio Fam- ily Memorial Home and ending at Orient Heights Square with the light- ing of a treel Refreshments including hot chocolate will be served and entertainment provided. REAGLE MUSIC THEATRE 617 Lexington St., Waltham, MA 781-891-5600 www.ReagleMusieTheatre.org 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 The Living Nativity. Our cast of 200 comes gift wrapped in fabulous holiday sets and costumes -- all backed by a full live orchestra. FIRST NIGHT BOSTON Boston FIRST NIGHT BOSTON -- First Night takes place on December 31st, New Year's Eve. Attendees purchase an official button, which is the equiva- lent of a ticket, for indoor events. Outdoor events are free. The button is also a discount pass, with busi- nesses offering benefits both before and after New Year's. First Night in- cludes numerous indoor and outdoor activities, exhibits, and performances, for people of all ages. 2 013 ITALIANA YEAR OF ITALIAN CULTURE 2013 OF BOSTON - PROVIDENCE PROGRAM As of September 24, 2013 For more and updates call 61Z 722.9302 or visit www.consbostou.esteridt or unvw.ITALYin N BER 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 700 'h anniversary of Giovanni Boccaccio. PROVIDENCE DEC 6 [ MIT, Cambridge "5th Sense Project" Seminar organized by the Bocelli Foundation and MIT. CAMBRIDGE