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Apple Hill ‘revues’ the Broadway music of Kander and Ebb

By Candy Williams
The names Kander and Ebb are behind many popular musical creations, easily recognized by anyone who enjoys a good show tune. John Kander (composer) and ...

Pittsburgh singer Lee spreads love through music, charitable works

By Rege Behe
When Jessica Lee started singing professionally in the mid-1990s, she sought the advice of fellow performers. The list of her mentors is impressive — Tony ...

Lage’s guitar blends styles in magnetic manner

By Tribune-Review
‘World’s Fair’ Julian Lage (Modern Lore) Julian Lage has been proving his virtuosity since he was in single digits. “World’s Fair” is more evidence. ...

Pittsburgh native Burdell sticks to passion — bringing drumming to all

By Rege Behe
Janelle Burdell’s career as a drummer was nearly over before it started. From an early age, she’d wanted to play the drums, and when she ...

‘Boyz of Zummer’ Wiz Khalifa, Fall-Out Boy light it up at First Niagara

By Jack Fordyce
Pittsburgh native rap star Wiz Khalifa and Chicago-based pop-punk band Fall Out Boy lit it up up up Thursday at First Niagara Pavilion. Fans filled the ...

Tickets on sale July 10 for Lady Antebellum at First Niagara

By Tribune-Review
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. July 10 for Lady Antebellum’s Sept. 18 show at First Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown. The show, which right now is the final one of the pavilion’s season, also will feature country singers Hunter Hayes and ...

Fall Out Boy, Wiz Khalifa combine genres

Wire Reports
The Boys of Zummer Tour — featuring rockers Fall Out Boy and rapper Wiz Khalifa — would have been considered crazy a decade ago. The idea of acts from two different genres, with ostensibly two different fan bases, probably would have ...

Barbershoppers bring harmony to Pittsburgh

By Kellie B. Gormly
There’s harmony in Pittsburgh this week. The Barbershop Harmony Society, with some 5,500 members from around the world, is in town for its annual convention. The ...

Keystone Division Band to perform at Greensburg’s Palace Theatre

By Tribune-Review
The Pennsylvania Army National Guard’s 28th Keystone Division Band will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. July 1 at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg. Tickets will be available at the door or can be obtained prior to the ...

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Music for the Spirit comes to CMU

By Mark Kanny
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Music for the Spirit concert series will come to Carnegie Mellon University for two concerts July 1, both led by resident ...

Douglas’ ‘High Risk’ is high-reward look at jazz

By Tribune-Review
‘High Risk’ Dave Douglas (Greenleaf) “High Risk” takes great steps toward being a 2015 version of “Bitches Brew.” It probably isn’t quite as genre-changing ...

Two conductors to join Pittsburgh Symphony

By Tribune-Review
Two new staff conductors will join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at the start of the 2015-16 season. Andres Franco and Francesco Lecce-Chong will hold the titles of assistant conductors and succeed Lawrence Loh and Fawzi Haimor, who complete their tenures ...

Drummer Zeigler returns to Monaca to play with band The Forty Nineteens

By Rege Behe
The distance from Monaca, Beaver County, to Los Angeles is about 2,500 miles geographically and about 10 times that stylistically. Nick Zeigler first made the ...

Train’s push for ‘Bulletproof Picasso’ picks up steam

By Alan Sculley
Train singer Pat Monahan is proud of the group’s latest album, “Bulletproof Picasso,” but he knows it probably won’t be the kind of hit that ...

Tickets for Diana Ross at Benedum on sale June 29

By Tribune-Review
Famed singer Diana Ross is bringing her “In the Name of Love” tour to the Benedum Center, Downtown, on Sept. 12. Tickets go on sale at ...

WYEP festival headliner Martin Sexton keeps song at forefront

By Bob Karlovits
Martin Sexton travels many roads with his music, and says one of his most trusted guides is Jimi Hendrix. He says he is greatly influenced by ...

Kid Rock brings tour to First Niagara Pavilion

By Kellie B. Gormly
Grammy Award-winning rapper-singer-songwriter Kid Rock will bring his “First Kiss: Cheap Date” tour to Pittsburgh on June 28. Kid Rock began as a rapper and hip-hop ...

Brad Paisley not far from musical roots at First Niagara

By Kellie B. Gormly
In one respect, West Virginia native Brad Paisley hasn’t come very far in his career. It was in Burgettstown — just 50 miles from ...

Verona’s Concert in the Park readies for 5th year

By Joyce Hanz
Local music talent will perform under hopefully starry skies as Verona’s fifth-annual Concert in the Park series kicks off June 28 in Railroad Park. Guests are ...

Rapper Rick Ross arrested on kidnapping, assault charges

By The Associated Press
ATLANTA — Rapper Rick Ross is facing kidnapping and assault charges after a U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force and deputies arrested him at his ...