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POST-GAZETrE, DECEMBER 18, 2015 Page11 NOW PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN THEATER Don't miss the Adele Live 2016 tour stop in Boston at the TD Garden in September! Tickets went on sale December 17 and will be gone soon! MUSIC SANDERS THEATRE AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA ofa. THE FOUR SEASONS Presented by Boston Baroque -- December 31, 2015 and January 1, 2016. NewYear's Eve (Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 8:00 pro) and New Year's Day, (Friday, January 1, 2016 at 3:00 pro) will once again soar -- not only with champagne and chocolates -- but this year with The Four Seasons, Antonio Vivaldi's most popular work. It will feature Boston Baroque's concertmaster Christina Day Martinson as she takes center stage in this mesmerizing and celebratory cori- 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 Hew 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 on recorder. George Frideric Handel's Concerto Grosso in D, op. 6, no. 5 com- pletes the festive program. Champagne and chocolates at intermission will once again apply festive notes. MUSEUMS TD GARDEN 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 617-624-1050 BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E STREET BAND -- Febru- ary 4, 2016. Brace Springsteen and the E Street Band launch The River Tour, a nine-week North American trek, on January 16th in Pittsburgh. The an- nouncement of the tour coincides with the release of/'he T/e3 That Bind: The River Collection, a comprehensive look at the era of the 1980 The River album that Rolling Stone calls "Springsteen's best archival release yet." CARRIE UNDERWOOD -- Febru- ary 23, 2016. Seven-time Orammy winner and Pollstar's three-time top female country touring artist, Carrie Underwood, who just released her fifth studio album, Storyteller. "I can't wait 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 all 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. JANE"r JACKSON -- February 26, 2016. Janet Jackson's tour is not only Unbreakable, it is now unstop- pable thanks to her fans across North America. The recent BET Awards' Ulti- mate Icon honoree, multiple GRAMMY~ Award-winner and multi-platinum sell- ing artist announced a 2"d North Ameri- can leg to her Unbreakable Worm Tour with an additional 27 new cities added to what has become one of the most highly-anticipated intemational tours. THE WHO -- March 7, 2016. The Who announced the rescheduled dates for their The Who Hits 50! North American tour, which was postponed September 2015 to allow lead singer Roger Daltrey time to recover from his recent bout with viral meningitis. ADELE -- September 14-15, 2016. Adele will return to North America for ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS "The Sicilian Corner" -- every Friday 10:00 am to Noon with hosts Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The Best in Italian Music" with Nunzio DiMarca every Sunday from 9:00 am to Noon. Go to www. 11 "Italia Oggi" -- Sundays 11:00 am to Noon with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM. "Dolce Vita Radio" -- Sundays DJ Rocco Mesiti 11:00 am-l:00 pro; 90.7 FM or online "The Nick Franciosa Show" -- Sundays from Noon to 3:00 pm on WLYN 1360 AM. "Guido Oliva Italian Hour" -- Sundays 8:00 am-9:00 am on WSRO 650 AM and online at "Tony's Place" on MusieAmerica WPLM FM 99.1 -- Sundays 7:00 pm-2:00 am on MusicAmerica. Host Ron Della Chiesa presents Tony's Place. Visit "L'Italla Chiamo Italian Radio Show" hosted by Stefano Marchese and Elisa Meazzini- Thursdays 3:00 pm-4:15 pro. Visit; email: Tel. 857-334-0868. "Intervallo Musicale" -- Sundays 10:00-10:30 am; Host Carmine Guarino on WUNR 1600 AM and online at her first tour in five years. It's been a while since Adele said "Hello" to Boston, but the Grammy-winning singer is head- ing back to town next year! The English megastar released the North American dates for her "Adele Live 2016" tour Monday morning, which will be her first extensive concert series on the continent in five years. The tour is set to kick offin St. Paul, Minnesota, on July 5 and will ~xap up November 15 in Mexico City. Tickets went on sale yesterday and will go fast, so don't wait to get yours! ORPHEUM THEATRE I Hamilton Place, Boston, MA 617-482-0106 BONNIE RAITT -- March 29, 2016. Bonnie Lynn Raitt is an American blues singer, songwriter and slide guitar player. During the 1970s, Raitt 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 (1991) 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 Bmce Hornsby on piano). Raitt has received 10 Grammy Awards. She is listed as number 50 in Rolling 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., Boaton, MA 617-259-3400 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- fumes, 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~1 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 USA! EMERSON/PARAMOUNT CENTER 555 Washington Street, Boston, MA 617-$24-8400 BLACK NATMTY -- December 18- 20, 2015. Black Nativity tells the familiar story in song, scripture, music, poetry, and dance. Produced by the National Center of Afro-American Artists, Black Nativity is the joyous account of an historic event based on the Gospel of St. Luke combined with the poetry of Langston Hughes. This song-play that touches a special chord in the hearts of all is the Black community's Christmas gift to the world, and without a doubt a theatrical wonderment. A joyous com- pany of singers, actors, dancers and musicians delivers its powerful message of joy, hope, victory and liberation! CUTLER MAJESTIC THEATRE 219 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 617-824-8400 CELTIC CHRISTMAS -- December 18-20, 2015. Now in its second decade of concerts around New England, A Christ- mas Celtic Sojourn with Brian O'Donovan is returning to Boston. This show has thrilled radio audiences for 28 years. For the last thirteen, the Christmas-time live version of the show has drawn on Celtic, Pagan, and Christian traditions to celebrate the music of this season. First launched in 2003, A Christmas Celtic Sojourn reflects the compelling and diverse offerings of the weekly national radio program. With legends of music, song, and dance from ~the Celtic world and beyond poised to take the stage together, this year's show promises to be one of the most dynamic! SHUBERT THEATRE 265 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 866-348~9738 LOVE LETTERS -- February 2-7, 2016. One of the most famous on screen couples of all time is back together for the national tour of A. R. Gumey's Love Letters. Ryan O~Neil 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 tagline 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- al[sing. 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. WILBUR THEATRE 246 Tremont St., Boston, MA 617-248-9700 TREVOR NOAH -- February 12 - 14, 2016. Trevor Noah has hosted numerous television shows in his native country, including South Africa's music, televi- sion and film awards, the South Mr[can Comedy Festival and two seasons of his own late night talk show. He had his U.S. television debut on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and has also appeared on "Late Show with David Letterman," becoming the first South African stand- up comedian to appear on either late night show. He's slated to do the Jimmy Kimmel show in January. His Showtime comedy special, "Trevor Noah: African American" premiered in 2013 and he's slated to take over for John Stewart on The Daily Show this fall. OLD SOUTH CHURCH 645 Boylston Street, Copley Square Boston, MA (617) 536-1970 CANDLELIT CHRISTMAS CONCERT -- December 18, 2015. Standing at the northwest comer of Copley Square, Old South Church is an outstanding and colorful example of Northern Italian Gothic architecture. Christmas Concert at Old South features a candlelight procession, a chorus singing classic holiday songs and less familiar works, and sing-a-longs. RE~ENT THEATRE 7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA 781-646-4849 SING ALONG SOUND OF MUSIC--- 50th ANNIVERSARY -- December 25-29, 2015. Have you ever been to a film musical and had the uncontrollable urge to burst into song? Just sit back and watch the original 1965 movie in glorious Technicolor TM with the lyrics for all the songs on the screen, so you won't miss a chance to sing your hearts out. The audience takes over as the star of the show from this point and almost anything can happen - the first rule of Sing-a-long-a is THERE ARE NO RULES! OMNI PARKER HOUSE 60 School Street, Boston, MA 877-613-0134 www.Boston-Theatre.eom 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 lllustions 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[ FANEUIL HALL MARKETPLACE 4 South Market Bldg, Boston, MA THE ICE -- Now through Janu- ary 3, 2016. The holiday season culmi- nates with "THE ICE" featuring a col- lection of interactive, family-friendly ice sculptures complemented by live street theater performances. THE BEEHIVE 541 Tremont Street, Boston, MA . www.BeehiveBoston, corn 617-423-0069 THE BEEHIVE BALL NEW YEAR'S EVE 2016 -- December 3 I, 2015-Janu- ary i, 2016. Break out the bubbly and make your resolutions! Celebrate 2016 in style at The Beehive's New Year's Eve Extravaganza. It's a night of bohemian decadence and eccentric fun. Spend the evening exploring your senses,imbibing and dancing to New York supergroup People's Champs. This all-star band combines the hottest dance rhythms from West Africa and South America with retro-futurist synth tones, craft- ing them into indic songs with Stevie Wonder-esque lyrics. With their crazy genre mash-ups, People's Champs' truly original sound is equal parts Sharon Jones, tUnE-yArDs, Os Mutantes, Wil- liam Onyeabor, and Prince. Critics Say they are "well on their way to becoming NYC's de facto Funk and Afrobeat expe- rience". Chef Gregory Torrech will fea- ture a delectable buffet of hors d'oeuvres and desserts throughout the evening, all served in a cocktail party setting. Toast the evening with The Beehive's selection of Champagnes! Must be 21 or over. Buy Tickets: www.beehive2016. TD GARDEN 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 617-624-1050 UFC FIGHT NIGHT -- January 17, 2016. A world title'will be on the line when the Octagon@ touches down in Boston on Sunday, January 17, at TD Garden. UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw seeks to defend his crown for the thh:d consecutive time when he meets former WEC@ and UFC@ ban- tamweight champion Dominick Cruz. The last time UFC was in Boston, Irish sensation Conor McGregor earned a title shot with a second round knockout of Dennis Siver in January 2015. Continu- ing with the tradition of bringing great events to Beantown, Dillashaw {13-2, fighting out of Denver, CO} looks to prove he is the undisputed champ of the 135-pound division. With three finishes in as many title bouts, Dillashaw has made his way to the No. 5 spot on the pound-for-pound list and proven he's one of the best fighters in bantamweight history. Cruz (20-1, fighting out of San Diego, CA) is considered by many to be the toughest competition to challenge for Dillashaw's belt. As a former titleholder, he's no stranger to the championship rounds and is looking to regain the tire he feels is rightfully his. MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston 617-267-9300 KENNETH PAUL BLOCK ILLUS- TRATIONS -- Now through August 14, 2016. Kenneth Paul Block (1925-2009) is arguably the most important fashion illustrator of the second half of the 204 century. His versatility and ability to create a graceful gesture or evoke the high energy of the post-WWII generation make his work stand out among illustra- tors of his time. Throughout his career, ,mainly with Women's Wear Daily and WMagazine, he chronicled fashionable designs and the lifestyles of the people who wore them. Blending illustration and portraiture, his drawings of figures like Jacqueline Kennedy, Babe Paley and Gloria Guinness capture the sophistica- tion of the era's socialites and celebrities. This chronological survey contains ap-. proximately 30 works spanning 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 fashion illustra- tions and society portraits, works range from early black-and-white drawings in charcoal to later works in watercolor and colored pencil MUSEUM OF SCIENCE I Science Park, Boston, MA 617-723-2500 THE POLAR EXPRESSTM 4-D EXPERIENCE -- Now through Janu- ary 3, 2016. Go on an extraordinary 4-D adventure this holiday 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 C~aldecott Medal children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. Featured in digital 3-D and brought to fife with 4-D multisensory effects, this is an immersive experience for the whole family to enjoy!