POST-GAZETTE, August 27, 2010
ness in the context of a live acoustic quintet. As he progressed steadily as a leader and sideman with the likes of Joe Henderson, Brian Blade, Joshua Redman, and Danilo Perez, Rosenwinkel also garnered impressive professional and critical acclaim. He now is a tenured professor at the Jazz Institute of Berlin.
UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN
SPAJAZZY - Tuesday, Septem- ber 21, 2010, 8:15 p.m. Formed in 1998, Spajazzy blends the Italian melodic background of leaders Sergio Bellotti and Tino D’Agostino with the atmosphere and energy of electric jazz. This concert will showcase original compositions from the new album Al Dente, coproduced by Berklee faculty member/master keyboard player Steve Hunt. The group also features Bill Vint on saxophone. Pianist Steve Hunt joins his colleague and drum- mer Bertram Lehmann in a program of eclectic jazz and acoustic fusion drawing on original compositions by both faculty members, as well as music of Herbie Hancock, Eddie Harris, and Turkish masters. Guests include Amir Milstein on flute and Annette Philip on vocals.
Harvey Robbins’ Royalty of Doo-Wopp & Superstars of Motown ‘oldies but goodies’ concert is coming to North Shore Music Theatre with a mix of crowd-pleasing entertainers including the Contours (above). Check out Music Section for more details.
REAGLE PLAYERS 617 Lexington St., Waltham, MA
NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE 62 Dunham Road, Beverly, MA
REMEMBERING THE 40’S - Sep- tember 25 and 26, 2010. Stroll down Memory Lane revisiting America’s greatest generation during the war years. Delight once again in the sights of the 1940’s - and oh, those incredible, unforgettable songs! The War Front, Home Front, Big Band beat, Swing, Radio and 40’s Holly- wood and Broadway share center stage in our loving tribute. This is one from the heart! Of course, all WWII vets are admitted free — as our honored guests! For tickets log onto www.reagleplayers.com or 781-891-5600.
ROYALTY OF DOO WOP - Satur- day, October 16 at 8PM. A night of the best in Doo Wop featuring, The Con- tours w/Joe Billingslea, stars of Dirty Dancing - “Do You Love Me,” The Origi- nal Vandellas singing “Heat Wave,” “Dancing in the Street,” Shep’s Lime- lites, “Daddy’s Home,” “One Thousand Miles Away,” Little Joe Cook - “Pea- nuts.” Plus The National Buddy Holly Review w/Brian Best - “Peggy Sue,” “That’ll Be The Day.” For tickets and information call 978-232-7200, visit www.nsmt.org or in person at 62 Dunham Road, Beverly.
AMERICAN REPERTORY THEATER 64 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA
ALICE VS. WONDERLAND - Sep- tember 2010. Lewis Carroll meets Lady GaGa in this fantastical update of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. This new adaptation seamlessly blends the lyrical whimsy of Alice with modern pop music, high-octane physical theater, and the dynamic vision of acclaimed Hungarian direc- tor János Szász (Mother Courage, Marat/Sade, The Seagull). The result is a fresh, funny, and emotional re- mix of Carroll’s classic coming-of-age tale. Based on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll, adapted by Brendan Shea, directed by János Szász. For more information please call 617-547-8300.
BANK OF AMERICA PAVILION 290 Northern Ave., Boston, MA
DONNA SUMMER - August 27, 2010 at 7:30PM. A five-time Grammy winner, Donna Summer was the first artist to win the Grammy for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female (1979, “Hot Stuff”) as well as the first-ever recipient of the Grammy for Best Dance Recording (1997, “Carry On”). In 2004, she became one of the first inductees, as both an Artist Inductee and a Record Inductee (for 1977’s “I Feel Love”) into the Dance Music Hall of Fame in New York City. It is estimated that Summer has sold more than 130 million records. For tickets visit www.ticketmaster.com.
DICK’S LAST RESORT Quincy Market at Faneuil Hall Boston, MA
CABARET - September 2010. Take your seat at the Kit Kat Klub, the perfectly marvelous cabaret where singer Sally Bowles meets writer Cliff Bradshaw. As the two pursue a life of pleasure in Weimar Berlin, the world outside the Klub begins to splinter. Presiding over it all is singer, songwriter, and former Dresden Doll Amanda Palmer as the Kit Kat Klub’s magnetic Emcee, with A.R.T. regulars Thomas Derrah and Jeremy Geidt. Book by Joe Masteroff, based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood; music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, directed by Steven Bogart. For more informa- tion, please call 617-547-8300 or www.americanrepertorytheater.org
THE LYRIC STAGE COMPANY OF BOSTON 140 Clarendon St., Boston, MA
THE 25TH ANNUAL COUNTY SPELLING BEE
ber 3 – October 2, 2010. Can you spell “centavo?” A quirky cast of charac- ters hope to win the 25th Annual Spelling Bee in his “effortlessly en- dearing new musical.” (The New York Times) School-age angst combines with current event improvisation as volunteer audience members join in for some fun competition. “From be- ginning to end it’s a delight. D-E-L-I- G-H-T. Delight.” For info log onto www.lyricstage.com or call 617-585-5678.
ENTERTAINMENT LINE-UP - Friday, August 27, Big Time, 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM, Saturday, August 28, Fire Hazard, 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM, Sunday, August 29, Ryan Fardy, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Monday, August 30, Brian Locher, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Tuesday, August 31, Ryan Fitzsimmons, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.
BERKLEE PERFORMANCE CENTER 136 Massachusett Avenue, Boston, MA
KURT ROSENWINKEL - Wednes- day, September 15, 2010 at 7:30 PM. A native of the great jazz city of Phila- delphia, Kurt Rosenwinkel studied at Berklee and gained his first formative professional experiences in bands led by Gary Burton and Paul Motian. He soon became a major force on the New York scene, gaining a reputation as an innovative bandleader, composer, and improviser. He displayed a strong command of jazz tradition and a great love of standard tunes, but also a de- termination to articulate his own lan- guage and create on his own terms. Following his early albums, East Coast Love Affair and Intuit, came four highly regarded discs on the Verve label: The Enemies of Energy, The Next Step, Heartcore, and Deep Song. In particu- lar, Heartcore, coproduced by Q-Tip (formerly of A Tribe Called Quest), revealed Rosenwinkel’s life of sonic exploration beyond the jazz realm. The Remedy preserves that aesthetic new-
PATRIZIO BUANNE - Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 8:00 PM. His debut album “The Italian” and “Forever Begins Tonight” had captured the hearts of fans of timeless Italian songs worldwide to the extent that over a million albums were sold, and all this without Patrizio having an interna- tional radio hit or professional music management. With this significant success under his belt and huge de- mand in the US, Patrizio decided that in order to take his career to the next level, he would need to spend time in the US. This next phase included se- curing a new global recording contract with Warner Music and the recording of Patrizio’s third album, under the helm of veteran music producers such as, Humberto Gatica, a man who fell in love with Patrizio’s voice and un- derstood his vision from the very first day, and Brian Rawlings who is re- sponsible for countless hits in the last 20 years, recognized Patrizio’s poten- tials and was enthusiastic to write for Patrizio’s new release. This new fresh team has ever since collaborated on researching more tunes of the Italian songbook, that have become Patrizio’s trade mark, but that also feature this time Patrizio´s own contemporary and timeless interpretation of interna- tional and American standards, along- side some stunning new compositions for an eponymous titled CD. Simply named “PATRIZIO.” But what quality separates Patrizio from other great artists? Is it the natural grace of his voice, the “rugged” good looks, or the confident, casual, respectful attention that he gives to his audience? Or is it just the basic trust he evokes in people? Italy has provided a simple word to describe all of the above “Simpatico.” In October 2006 Patrizio was invited by the National Italian American Foundation to perform at the prestigious gala in Washington, D.C., for President George W. Bush. For tickets visit www.ticketmaster.com or call 617-931-2000.
TRIP TO BILL FOSTERS CLAM- BAKE, YORK HARBOR MAINE AND NORTH SHORE MALL IN PEABODY
October 7, 2010. We will leave the
prado at 10AM. Arrive at Fosters Downeast clambake at 11:30 AM Lunch at 12:00 Noon. Leave at 2:00 PM. Get to mall about 3:00 PM Stay till 5:00 PM. Arrive home about 6:00 PM. For more information please call Mary Romano at ABCD North End/ West End at 617-523-8125.
- THE WILBUR 246 Tremont St., Boston, MA
DES BISHOP - Saturday, Septem- ber 4, 2010 at 7:00PM. Des Bishop is a London-born Irish comedian who was raised in New York. Originally, his comedy was observational, with most of his jokes based on Irish society. He later began touching on social issues in his stand-up routine and, after being diagnosed with testicular can- cer in 2000, Bishop turned his expe- riences into part of his material. He made his first television appearance in 2000 on the news-based topical show, Don’t Feed the Gondolas. In 2008, Bishop starred in a television show, called In the Name of the Fada, which captures him trying to learn Irish to a standard sufficient to perform a stand-up act in the lan- guage. His live DVD, Tongues, was also released in 2008.
TOM GREEN - Friday, Septem- ber 10, 2010 at 7:30PM. Tom Green is a Canadian comedian, actor and
writer, who is best known for the wild antics on his 1999 variety televi- sion show, The Tom Green Show. In 2004, he released his autobiography, Hollywood Causes Cancer. Green’s movie appearances include: Road Trip, Charlie’s Angels, Freddy Got Fingered and Stealing Harvard. He was a celebrity contestant on The Apprentice in 2009. After, he put together his first ever world stand-up
September 11, 2010 at 7:00PM. Mitch Fatel is a comedian from New York who began doing stand-up at the age of 15. He performs regularly at the famed Comedy Cellar and has per- formed on the Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and has worked as a corre- spondent on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. In 2006 Mitch took home honors as the “Best Stand-Up Come- dian” at the Aspen Comedy Festival. In 2004, he released his first comedy CD, Miniskirts and Muffins. His half- hour Comedy Central Presents special was released in 2007. For tickets log onto www.ticketmaster.com or call 617-931-2000.
MUSEUM OF SCIENCE 1 Science Park, Boston, MA
WHALES TOHORA - Presented at the Museum of Science now through September 14, 2010. For more infor- mation call 617-723-2500, (TTY) 617/ 589-0417, or visit mos.org.
WHALES – IMAX® FORMAT FILM To complement Whales Tohora, the Museum will present whales-related programming during the exhibit run, including Whales, an IMAX® format film in the Mugar Omni Theater. Audiences will meet blue, orca, and sperm whales and follow humpbacks as they travel thousands of miles from the krill blooms off the frigid coast of Alaska to give birth in the warm wa- ters of Hawaii. Featuring spectacular underwater footage of mothers, calves, and escorts, Whales reveals many little-known aspects of these elusive creatures and celebrates the music, play and incredible strength of Earth’s
largest inhabitants. For more infor- mation, visit mos.org.
BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY Copley Square, Boston, MA
AWAY WE GO! VINTAGE TRAVEL POSTERS - Now through October 17, 2010. The golden age of travel is brought to colorful life in a new exhi- bition of vintage travel posters at the Boston Public Library. Away We Go! invites visitors to journey back to the early twentieth century via some of the most beautiful and important vintage travel posters from the BPL’s collection.
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA
AVEDON FASHION 1944-2000 - Now through January 17, 2011. - Richard Avedon was one of the great- est image-makers of the twentieth century. He revolutionized fashion photography with his imaginative, spirited portrayals of the “good life” showing beautiful women wearing ex- traordinary clothes in irresistible set- tings, as well as memorable portray- als that are both elegant and re- served. The upbeat spirit and inno- vative design of his compositions caught the eye of editors and art di- rectors at Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue— the primary magazines for which he worked—while his vision of the mod- ern American woman, one of wit, in- dividuality, and fast-lane glamour, captivated the public. His enormous success defined the role of the high- profile fashion photographer that we know today, and many of his images have become icons of photographic history. Avedon’s career as a fashion photographer is displayed decade by decade in this exceptional traveling exhibition from the International Center of Photography in New York, the first comprehensive survey of Avedon’s fashion photography since 1978. For more info log onto www.mfa.org.
ITALIAN EVENTS & PROGRAMS
BURLINGTON SONS OF ITALY LODGE #2223
Two ten-week courses will be offered in levels of Beginner 1 & 2; Intermediate 1 & 2 and Advanced . The first ten week session will begin in September, 2010 and the second ten week session will begin in January, 2011. Beginner 1 & 2 classes and Intermediate 1 & 2 classes will meet on Wednesday evenings at St. Margaret’s School on Winn Street in Burlington while the Advanced class will meet on Thursday evenings in Stoneham at the home of the in- structor. Registrations will take place on Wed-nesday, September l5th, from 6:00 to 7:45 P.M. at St. Margaret’s School. For additional information, please contact Phil DAlleva, Director of the program, at 781-272-4305 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The 2010-2011 schedule is:
Beginner 1 classes - 6:00-7:30 pm - Wednesday, September 22 (starting date). Beginner 2 classes - 7:30- 9:00 pm - Wednesday, September 22 (starting date). Intermediate 1 classes
7:30-9:00 pm - Wednesday, Septem-
ber 22 (starting date). Intermediate 2 classes - 6:00-7:30 pm - Wednesday, September 22 (starting date). Ad- vanced Class - 6:30-8:00 pm - Thurs- day, September 23 (starting date). If unable to register in person on Wednesday, September l5th, please complete the Registration Form located on the Lodge’s website (www.burlingtonsonsofitaly.org) by clicking on “Italian Classes” and then “Registration Form.” The Burlington Lodge #2223 has been offering the Italian language classes for over ten years and the program is one of the lodge’s proud achievements.
THE APPIAN CLUB Children Italian Classes - The Appian Club of Stoneham is proud to announce its continuing education program of Italian classes. Entering our 18th year, children Italian classes are held on Saturday mornings start- ing on September 18th, with registra- tion the week before on September 11th from 9am -12 noon at the Appian Club on 42 Pleasant Street, Stoneham. Registration is neces- sary so we can plan for class size. With 20 weeks of instruction that is both fun and enjoyable, your child will be introduced to the language and learn some culture along the way. Classes are for one hour and youngsters must be at least six years old. Instructor Sandra DiRenzo has
taught in the Medford school sys- tem for over twenty years. Class size is small, conversational and informal. A truly great learning environment. Contact me for further details, coor- dinator John Nocella at 781-438-5687 or email email@example.com. Please pass along to other family mem- bers, friends and neighbors. ITALIA UNITA
Italia Unita’s Language Courses are being offered for the Fall. Italia Unita is accepting adult students for its Fall session of “Parliamo L’italiano.” Italia Unita is offering a basic/intermediate level course of the Italian language. The course will be offered at the YMCA, 215 Bremen Street, East Boston, from 6:30-8PM for 10 weeks. The Italian course will be offered on Tuesday evenings beginning on Tuesday, September 14, 2010. The basic course is for students who have little or no experience with the Italian language. The goal of the course is to familiarize the students with the phonetics and grammar to develop speaking, reading, and writing skills in basic Italian. Classes are offered for adults 18 years or older. Children Classes will be offered for children ages 4-7 years old. Classes will be held on Saturdays beginning Septem- ber 11, 2010 from 10AM-11:30AM and will run for 8 weeks. The course will be offered at the YMCA, 215 Bremen Street, East Boston. For an application please log onto www.italiaunita.org or call 617-561- 3201.
“The Sicilian Corner” 11:00AM to 1:00PM every Friday with host Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and “The Italian Show” w/Nunzio DiMarca every Sunday from 10AM to 1PM www.1110wccmam.com.
“Italia Oggi” Sundays 1PM to 2PM with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM www.1460WXBR.com.
“Dolce Vita Radio” DJ Rocco Mesiti 11AM-1PM Sundays 90.7 FM or online www.djrocco.com.
“The Nick Franciosa Show” Every Sunday at 12 Noon to 3PM on radio stations WLYN 1360 AM and WAZN 1470 AM.
“Guido Oliva Italian Hour” 8AM - 9AM every Sunday on WSRO 650 AM in Framingham and online at www.wsro.com.
“Don Giovanni Show” Saturday mornings from 6AM-8AM and Sunday evenings 5PM-7PM on 950 AM WROL. www.dongiovannishow.com.