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POS'I G. ZETTE, DECEMBER 28, 201"2 Page11 NOW MUSEUMS UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN Tickets are on sale now for Broadway's hottest ticket, The Book of Mormon, the Tony-award winning musical from the creators of South Park. Coming in April to the Boston Operat House. See THEATER SECTION for more details. at the Grammy ceremony in February led to increased airplay and popularity. MUSIC The band won the ARIA Music Award for Most Popular International Artist in TD GARDEN 2010 and the Brit Award in 2011 for 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA Best British Album. In 2011 they re- 617-624-I050 ceived a European Border Breakers Award for their international success. MUMFORD & SONS -- Tuesday, in December of 2012 the band was February 5, 2013. English folk rockers nominated for six Grammys including Mumford & Sons have announced a "Album of the Year", "Best Rock Song" small run of dates on the East Coast and "Best Long Form Music Video". this winter. The tour includes a stop For more information on their 2013 tour at the TD Garden on February 5, you can visit their website at 2013. Mumford & Sons consists of Marcus Mumford (vocals, guitar, drums, mandolin), Ben Lovett (vocals, THEATER keyboards, accordion, drums), "Coun- try" Winston Marshall (vocals, banjo, guitar, resonator guitar) and Ted Dwane (vocals, string bass, drums, BOSTON OPERA HOUSE guitar). Mumford & Sons formed in 539 Washington St,, Boston, MA December 2007, emerging out of what 617-259-3400 some in the media labeled the %Vest London folk scene" with other artists THE BOOK OF MORMON -- April such as Laura Marling, Johnny Flyrm 9 - 28, 2013. Winner of 9 Tony Awards and Noah and the Whale. including Best Musical. From Trey Mumford & Sons recorded an EP, Parker and Matt Stone, four-time Love Your Ground, and performed in Emmy Award-winning creators of South small to moderate venues in the UK Park and Tony Award-winner Robert and US to expose audiences to their Lopez, co-creator of the Tony Award- music and build support for an even- winning Best Musical Avenue Q, comes tual album. Their debut album, Sigh The Book of Mormon, a new Broadway No More, was released in the UK and musical that Jon Stewart of The Daily Ireland in October 2009 and Febru- Show describes as, "a crowning ary 2010 in the United States. The achievement, so good it makes me album reached number one in Ireland, angry" and by Entertainment Weekly Australia and New Zealand and even- as "the funniest musical of all time." tually peaked at number two on the Featuring choreography by Tony UK Album Chart and the Billboard 200 Award-winner Casey Nicholaw, The in the US. The band's second studio Book of Mormon is directed by Nicholaw album Babel was released in Septem- and Parker. Don't miss your chance ber 2012. The album debuted at num- to see what Ben Brantley of The New bet one in the UK and US, becoming York Times calls "the best musical of the fastest selling album of 2012 in this century." Contains explicit lan- the UK and the biggest selling debut guage. in 2012 in the US. The band gained popularity CITI PERFORMING ARTS throughout 2010, performing for larger CENTER WANG audiences and making their first net- 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA work television appearances in the (617) 482-9393 US. On December l, 2010, the band received two Grammy Award nomina- JERSEY BOYS: THE STORY OF tions, one for Best New Artist and the FRANKIE VALLI AND THE POUR other for Best Rock Song (Little Lion SEASONS -- January 30, 2013 - Man). The ensuing live performance March 3, 2013. More than 117,000 FREE EVENTS COMEDY ITALIAN EVENTS & PROGRAMS ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS "The Sicilian Corner" 10:00 am to 12 Noon every Friday with host Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The Italian Show" with Nunzio DiMarca every Sunday from 10:00 am-l:00 pm. Go to www.1110wccmanucorru "Italia Oggi" Sundays I:00 pm to 2:00 pm with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM "Dolce Vita Radio" DJ Rocco Mesiti 11:00 am-l:00 pm Sundays 90.7 FM or online "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 "Radio Italia Unita" - Thursdays 2:00 pm-3:00 pm on radio or itunes, college radio click on Zumix. For more information, log onto www.italiaunita, org. "Tony's Place" on MnsieAmerica WPLM FM 99.1 - Sundays 9:00 pm- 10:00 pm on MusicAmerica. Host Ron Della Chiesa presents Tony's Place. Visit theatergoers cheered when JERSEYfor "Outstanding Supporting Actor in BOYS made its sell-out premiere at a Comedy Series" The Steve Harvey the Citi Performing Arts Center Show. His first comedy book, Grown- Shubert Theatre and 84,000 more Ass Man, was released in January during its triumphant Winter 2010 of 2002 and sold out across the return to the Citi Emerson Colonial country. Theatrel Worldwide, more than 13 million people have seen JERSEY COMIX COMEDY CLUB BOYS. And now, the show that FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO makes critics and audiences cheer is 350 Trolley Line Boulevard "Working Its Way Back" to Boston. Mashantucket, CT JERSEY BOYS, is the Tony@, Grammy@ and Olivier Award-winning ERIC DITTELMAN MIND READ- Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall ING -- December 30, 2012. COMIX of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie brings Eric Dittelman straight from Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito, and NBC's hit show America's Got Talent. Nick Massi. This is the story of how Dittleman is a mind reader who pre- four blue-collar kids became one of diets peoples' actions and figures out the greatest successes in pop music what they are thinking. Drawing on history. JERSEY BOYS features their his background in improv and com- hit songs Sherry, Big Girls Don'tCry, edy, Eric incorporates a unique blend Rag Doll, Oh What a Night and Can't of humor and surprise into his mind- Take My Eyes Off You. reading act. This show offers a bit of everything and is guaranteed to keep the audience on the edge of the seats the entire show. Don't miss the fun and laughs before the New Year at COMIX. CUTLER MAJESTIC THEATRE 219 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 617-824-8400 FAMILY HAPPINESS -- January 26th and 27th 2013. After sensational multiple appearances at the Lincoln Center Festival in New York, the ac- claimed international theatre group "Theatre-Atelier Piotr Fomenko" is debuting in Boston with Fam//y Hap- piness, a story about the evolution of love, based on the eponymous novel by Leo Tolstoy and adapted for the stage by Piotr Fomenko. Told from the viewpoint of the main heroine, Masha, the play abandons the novel's straightforward storytelling to recall the quiet affair between Masha and her father's friend, Sergey, the first months of happiness, her thirst for social status and the disappointment with society, the return and attempt to build a new, calm kind of family happiness. Passionless, dry and, at times, cynical, Masha rips away the cover of time to reveal the sweet hap- piness of young love that can never be recaptured. Family Happiness pre- miered at the Theatre-Atelier Piotr Fomenko in 2000 to rave reviews and went on to win multiple awards and prizes for the cast and director. It is part of the theatre's repertoire and is heavily featured on the festival cir- cuits in Russia and Europe. Piotr Fomenko, one of Russia's most re- nowned master acting teachers/direc- tors, follows in the rich Russian the- atrical tradition of master teachers who lead their own actors' studios. In 1993, Fomenko formed his own stu- dio, Theatre-Atelier Piotr Fomenko, which has since become one of the most sought-after theatre troupes in Russia. The troupe made its North American debut at the Lincoln Cen- ter Festival in 2004 with War and Peace, based on Tolstoy's great novel and Egyptian Nights, taken from un- finished works of Pushkin. Both works were adapted for the stage and di- rected by Fomenko. REAGLE MUSIC THEATRE 617 Lexington St., Waltham, MA 781-891-5600 VICKI LAWRENCE AND MAMA: A TWO WOMAN SHOW -- Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 2pm. Vicki Lawrence returns with the role that took her to stardom. The Emmy award winning performer gained esteem for her role as Thelma Harper (also known as Mama) from the Carol Burnett Show and the celebrated show Mama's Family. She is bringing back the character that made her famous in Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two Woman Show. Instead of revisiting the now legendary skits, this performance will feature brand new pieces that mix comedy, music and Vicki's views on the real world. This is the perfect show for audiences looking for laughs and satire. Prepare to laugh your heart out! BOSTON SWING CENTRAL AT THE CROSBY WHISTLE STOP 24 Roland St Charlestown, MA GREAT GATSBY NEW YEAR'S EVE GALA -- December 31, 2012. Looking for something fun to do this New Year's Eve? Boston Swing Cen- tral is hosting their 3rd Annual, New Year's Eve Gala in the style of the fa- mous Great Gatsby. For those of you fretting over New Years plans, worry no more! What is Boston Swing Central's New Year's Eve Great Gatsby Gala?...a swing dance party harking back to the roaring 20s! Vintage black tie dress-up encouraged (but not re- quired). You can count on a fun packed night of dancing which in- cludes: The Recessionals Jazz Band from Brooklyn, New York, Paper Moon Photo Booth and Props, Midnight Sparkling Cider Toast and more...New Year's tends to be one the most ex- pensive nights of the year due to the difficulty in booking musicians, but Soston Swing Central has put a night together that is fun, affordable and includes a really fun and energetic band. Get your tickets today by visit- ing or emall for more information. TD GARDEN 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 617-624-1050 DISNEY ON ICE CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF MAGIC! -- Decem- ber 27-30, 2012. Join the celebration as 65 of Disney's unforgettable char- acters from 18 beloved stories come to life in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years,of Magic! You'll be capti- vated by the one and only Mickey Mouse, the irresistible Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio and many Disney Prin- cesses. Be thrilled by exciting moments from The Lion King, Mulan and Disney/Pixar's Finding Nemo, The Incredibles and Toy Story films, in a skating spectacular filled with magi- cal Disney moments you'll remember forever as Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! beautifully decorated grounds. The last train leaves at 8:00 pm. NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM 9 Route 183 Stockbridge, MA 413-298-4100 NORMAN ROCKWELL: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS -- Now through January 21, 2013. During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell's anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his im- ages on the historic covers and pages of their most favorite magazines and on holiday cards that brought the spirit of the holidays home. His memorable, enduring images, which reflected the best in us, are on view in this special holiday installation of original artworks and objects. Original drawings for Hallmark cards, paintings inspired by Charles Dickens' classic story, A Christmas Carol, a point-of-purchase Coc~iQola Santa and costumes and prods fea- tured m Rosk/'~eI1 s aLr~worV ~lJi~ be on view. MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY 46 Joy Street, Beacon Hill Boston, MA 617-725-0022 PORTRAITS OF PURPOSE: A TRIBUTE TO LEADERSHIP - BOS- TON 1980-2012 -- Now through April 15, 2013. During the 18th and 19th centuries, Boston was a leader among Northern communities of color. Black Bostonians traveled and inter- acted with leaders nationally and internationally. They were entrepre- neurs, educators, artists, authors, activists, elected officials and patri- ots. This tradition continues. Lead- ers and citizens in Boston's commu- nities of color have continued to lead and form institutions that have proved critical to the fabric of this city. Their activism, community involve- ment and commitment have led to a better Boston and a better world. A selection of these dedicated citizens is represented in Don West's Portraits of Purpose, a collection of life-sized photographs. Portraits of Purpose gives us an understanding of the many people of Boston and beyond who have acted their conscience and made a difference. Their history will not be forgotten. Don West, noted Bos- ton photographer, has been photo- graphically recording the events and the people in Boston for over 35 years. He began his career as a freelance and news photographer, making a conscious choice to capture affirmative images of people of color in all facets of community life. In the 1980s he worked for United Press In- ternational and Boston's black weekly paper, the Bay State Banner. West has since gone on a host of assign- ments with major newspapers and magazines such as the Boston Globe, New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Ebony, People and Black Enterprise. Steriti Memorial Rink ARSENAL CENTER FOR 561 Commercial Street THE ARTS North End (Boston), MA 311 Arsenal Street, 617-523-9327 Watertown, MA FREE PUBLIC SKATING - Now 617-923-0100 through March 10, 2013. Take the family ice skating in the North End for SMALL WORKS 2012 - Now free all week long. Enjoy skating through January I0, 2013. in an indoor rink! Don't have skates? ArsenalARTS presents Small Works You can always rent a pair! Skating 2012, their annual group show of art- hours are limited, so call ahead works no larger than 12" x 12" in size, to make sure that the rink will be each priced at $300 and under. The open. timing of this exhibit allows holiday shoppers to purchase unique gifts at affordable prices. Boston Common Frog Pond 84 Beacon St., Boston, MA WILBUR THEATRE (617) 635-2120 246 Tremont St., Boston, MA EDAVILLE USA 617-248-9700 5 Pine Street, Carver, MA FIRST NIGHT SKATING SPEC- 508-866-8190 TACULAR -Monday, December 31, CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER -- 2012 at 6:00 pm. The Skating Club of Sunday December 30, 2012. Two CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL OF Boston celebrates the New Year at shows at 7 pm and 9:45 pm. Cedric LIGHTS -- Now through January 6, The Boston Common Frog Pond with the Entertainer is best known for his 2013. During the Christmas season, their annual Skating Spectacular! crowd-pleasing roles in the hit films Edaville is transformed into a winter Delight in watching spins, jumps, Barbershop, Madagascar, Johnson wonderland of holiday delights!lifts and fancy footwork from their Family Vacation and The Original Passengers can relax comfortably in community of talented skaters. Kings of Comedy. He has many career warm and dry coaches while riding Students from The Skating Club of successes including receiving the through a spectacular holiday setting Boston Skating Academy show off Richard Pryor Comic of the Year featuring an explosion of lights. Kids their new tricks; seasoned competi- Award, winning the Aftra Award of of all ages will enjoy an array of vin- tors and champions from the local Excellence in Television Programming tage amusement rides and a visit with and national scene entertain you. for his tv series Cedric The Entertainer Santa in one of the indoor play areas. This Frog Pond event is free to Presents .... and being awarded fourStay for a delicious full meal or enjoy the public and scheduled weather consecutive NAACP Image Awards seasonal treats while roaming the permitting.