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November 6, 2013

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The B-52s rock Portsmouth

The Music Hall in downtown Portsmouth, N.H., will host the B-52s in what may be the iconic band’s last tour. The beloved rockers bring their brand of energetic dance-rock to the landmark 1878 historic theater with superior acoustics Tuesday, Nov 12, at 7:30 p.m.

Since bursting onto the Billboard charts to with their debut album in 1979, the B-52s have toured for 36 years, sold 20 million albums and developed a reputation as the World’s Greatest Party Band. From the timeless gems of “Rock Lobster,” “Planet Claire” and “Private Idaho,” to the more recent classics “Channel Z,” “Love Shack” and “Roam,” their high-energy tunes start a party when their music begins.

Tickets are on sale now for $77; $67. Purchased them at The Music Hall box office, 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, over the phone at 603-436-2400, or at www.themusichall.org.

Boston Civic Symphony presents the music of Mendelssohn and Wagner

In still more concert-related news, the music of “Two Teutonic Titans” – Mendelssohn and Wagner – will be featured at the Boston Civic Symphony’s premier concert at Jordan Hall in Boston on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. Music Director Max Hobart will open the program with the “Hebrides Overture,” one of Mendelssohn’s most beloved pieces. He will then lead the orchestra in “Violin Concerto in E minor,” with 13-year-old prodigy Ilana Zaks, who made her first orchestral appearance with the Civic at the age of 10.

The second half of the program will feature the music of Wagner, in celebration of the composer’s bicentennial.

Tickets for this performance are $38; $15, with student and senior discounts available. Purchase them at www.bostoncivicsymphony.org or by calling 1-800-595-4TIX. Tickets also will be available at the Jordan Hall box office the day of the concert beginning at 1 p.m. For information about group discounts or handicapped seating, call the symphony office at 1-617-923-6333.

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