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POST-GAZETTE, DECEMBER 6, 2013 Page 11 NOW PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN Don't miss "A Christmas Carol" this month at North Shore Music Theater: Check the more information. TD GARDEN 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 617-624-1050 www.TDGarden.com 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 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 304 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. CHRISTMAS SECTION for 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 October 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 Tour- ing. The musical journey that started with The 20/20 Experience contin- ued with the worldwide release of The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2 on September 30, 2013. AGGANIS ARENA 925 Commonwealth Ave., Boston 617-358-7000 www.BU.EDU /Agannis / QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE -- December 13th. The undisputed bes:t 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 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. En- glish indie rock band that formed In 2002 in Sheffield. Band members are: Alex Turner (lead vocals, lead/rhythm guitar), Jamie Cook (rhythm/lead guii- tar), Nick O'Malley (bass guitar, back- ing vocals), and Matt Helders (drums, backing vocals). The meteoric rise of the Arctic Monkeys began in 2005, when they drew a sold-out crowd to the London Astoria, using little mor,e than a self-released EP. Several months later, Whatever People Say I Am That's What l'm Not became th,e fastest-selling debut album in British history. 2013 has been a monumen- tal year for the Arctic Monkeys. ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS "The Sicilian Corner" 10:00 am to 12 Noon every Friday with hosts Tonn Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The Italian Show" with Nunzio DiMarca every Sunday from 10:00 am-l:00 Stpm. Go to www.1110wccmanLcorru "Italia Oggi" Sundays I:00 pm to 2:00 pm with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM www.1460WXBR.corrL "Dolce Vita Radio" DJ RocGardarco Mesiti I i:00 am-l:00 pm Sundays 90.7 FM or online www.djrocco.com. "The Nick Franciosa 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 itunes, college radio click on Zumix. For more information, log onto www.italiaunita, org. "Tony's Place" on MusicAmerica 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 .... RYLES JAZZ CLUB 212 Hampshire Street, Cambridge PIB WINTER CONCERT -- Tues- day, December 10, 2013. Top Italian Jazz musicians gather for one night, on one stage. Featured performers in- clude: Kevin Harris & Steve Langone Duo, Stefano Marchese, Andrea Pejrolo Quintet (featuring Andrea Pejrolo, bass & composition; Joe Mulholland, piano; Rick DiMuzio, Saxophones; Tim Miller, guitar, and Bertram Lehmann, drums. To secure your seats register on line at https:// 2013PIBJAZZ.EVENTBRITE.com COLONIAL THEATER 106 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 617-482-9393 www.Boston-Theater.com I LOVE LUCY -- Now through De- cember 22 "a. I Love Lucy Live on Stage is the brand-new hit stage show adapted from the most beloved pro- gram 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 enlight- ens you to the behind-the-scenes filming process of this brand new thing called *television," the Crystaltone Singers perform advertis- ing jingles in perfect '50s style har- mony 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 theatri- cal 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 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 Shadest 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 Shadesl The Musical opens with a ladies hook 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 sto W 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 K, 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. BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON -- December 6th and 8th. An exhilarating and irreverent look 4r at one of the nation's founding rock stars, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson re-imagines the life of America's sev- k enth president, from his humble be- ginnings on the Tennessee 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 trans- I form 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 2011, 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 Gisll Orn Gardarsson, and original music by Stu Barker. Single tickets on sale now. LYNN AUDITORIUM 3 City Hall Square, Lynn, MA 781-599-SHOW A BRONX TALE -- February 28. See the classic coming of age story brought to life in the original, auto- biographical, one man show. Written and performed by Academy Award@ nominee Chazz Palminteri, A Bronx Tale tells the story of a young boy from a working class family who witnesses a murder and is introduced to the world of organized crime. After pre- miering in Los Angeles in 1989, the show moved to New York City for a critically and commercially successful off-Broadway run. The stage produc- tion was subsequently adapted into an acclaimed motion picture as Rob- ert De Niro's directorial debut. After the film's worldwide success Palminteri brought the show back to New York for a Broadway run with four-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Zaks as director. 6th through 15th. The one Boston Christmas spectacle guaranteed to warm any heartl 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. RICHARD CARDINAL CUSHING MEMORIAL PARK I Bowdoin Sq. & Cambridge St, West End, Boston 18TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE BLESSING AND LIGHTING -- December 14 at 6:00 pm. Norman Herr invites you to attend in memory and honor of His Eminence Richard Car- dinal Cushing, Thomas M. Menino. Mayor of Boston, Maribeth K. Ustach (*Miss Betty") and friends from the Boston Finish Line (Boston Strong), U.S Armed Forces past and present, United States Coast Guard, Honor Guard U.S.C.G.B.B., North End U.S Coast Guard, Base Boston, MA. With the choirs of Holy Trinity German Singers, South End St. John Children's School Choir, North End and the Eastwood Productions Duo pro- viding music plus a visit from Santa! Hosted by: Friends of Richard Cardi- nal Cushing Memorial Park, Inc. Free parking Charles River Park Plaza un- der garage, see Norman Herr for pass. 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 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. 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. HEAGLE MUSIC THEATRE 617 Lexington St., Waltham, MA 781-891-5600 www.ReagleMusicTheatre.org CHRISTMASTIME -- December FIRST NIGHT BOSTON Boston FIRST NIGHT BOSTON -- First Night takes place on December 31st, New Year's Eve. It is the country's old- est and largest New Year's arts festi- val. First Night 2014, the 38th Anni- versary edition will be taking place in Boston. Attendees purchase an of- ficial button, which is the equivalent of a ticket, for indoor events. Outdoor events are free. The button is also a discount pass, with businesses offer- ing benefits both before and after New Year's. First Night includes numerous indoor and outdoor activities, exhib- its, and performances, for people of all ages. Among the numerous events taking place are: Festival of Interna- tional Short Films and midnight fire- works. RITZ CARLTON 1O Avery Street, Boston MA HOT COCOA BAR -- Saturdays, Dec 7, 14 and 21. Escape the winter chill at Avery Bar, sit by the fireplace and warm up with a cup of hot cocoa. Choose from white, milk or dark chocolate then top your cocoa with a selection of candies, cookies and creams, served with scrumptious holi- day sweets and pastries. The hotel's pastry chefs will offer festive tips for children who will delight in decorat- ing their own gingerbread men. For reservations call (617) 574-7184. Chriatrnaa fund 8enettt t'00r tYorth End fami/iea and /der/y Thursday, December 12, 2013 12:00 Noon FILIPPO'S RISTORANTE BALLROOM 283 Causeway Street, Boston, Massachusetts Tickets On Sale At: NE\\;W H EA  H  DONATION PER o=u 6"n7.e4a.alOS $20.00 PERSON ADMITTANCE BY TICKET ONLY t t t t t t t t