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August Edition 2017
Weekend of August 18th-20th, 2017
Florida Georgia Line,Nelly and Chris Lane
Saturday, August 19th, 2017 7:00 PM
It’s certainly no surprise to note that Florida Georgia Line can trace their actual origins as a band to Nashville, Tennessee - it is, after all, pretty much the world capital of country music - but there’s two things that lend them something of a unique flavor; one is their youth, with both members still in their twenties, and the other is the fact that they both grew up in the south-east corner of the country - hence the name. Alongside the likes of Josh Thompson, Corey Smith and Gary Allan, amongst others, Hubbard and Kelley are helping to spearhead a new, fresh-faced movement in a genre of music often viewed as stuffy and the preserve of the older generation.
Grammy award winning rapper and songwriter, Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., better known as Nelly, makes his way to Pittsburgh, PA this weekend. Born in Austin, Texas, Nelly moved to Missouri as a result of his parents’ separation at the age of 7. It was there that he found initial musical success, with the formation of the hip-hop group “St. Lunatics” with his high school friends in 1993.
After achieving moderate local interest with their song “Gimme What U Got” it became apparent to Nelly and the rest of the group, that he was the star of the group, and they encouraged him to push forward with his solo career.
Low-slung baritones, like Chris Lane are a country tradition; so are big, booming vocals built for twangy power ballads. Yet, as varied as the genre can be, it isn’t often that someone comes along with a take or a tone that shakes it to the core while still keeping that center strong and solid; someone so modern it's hard to find a point with which to compare. But listen to one moment of Chris Lane's signature falsetto, and it's clear there's a new range in town.
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Dinosaurs at the Pittsburgh Zoo
Now through Labor Day Weekend
This summer of Dinosaurs at the Pittsburgh Zoo continues for all ages with the opportunity to come face-to-face with 18 reptilian giants of the past. A jaw-dropping tyrannosaurus-rex roars and stomps with life-like intensity just feet away from passing visitors, showing exactly why this giant earned a name that means “tyrant lizard king”. . . more at Weekend Fridays click here