Rick Handler

Carlos Mencia—Real. Funny.

Comedian and actor Carlos Mencia loves performing standup and entertains his audiences with funny, sometimes raw, bits about current news topics, race, culture, and family.

Bruce Springsteen’s Consol Concert is a Tour de Force

When the Boss comes to town, you can feel the energy building up long before show time. Such was the case at Consol Energy Center on Tuesday night.

As the light techs climbed their rope ladders and ascended high into the rigging above the stage, and as people filed to their seats, it grew evident that Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band would soon appear. At about 8:15 the first shouts of “BRUUUCE!” were heard as Springsteen and band took

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Entertainment Unlimited: That’s Cedric

Cedric the Entertainer, stylish and charming.

It used to be said that soul singer James Brown was the hardest working man in show business. One contender for that title today is Cedric the Entertainer. A cultural touchstone for contemporary American society, Cedric entertains us in a multitude of ways—as a comedian, actor, TV-show host, and singer, performing both on screen and live on stage.

I caught up with Cedric recently in a phone interview. He was working in New York., but

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MGMT Electrifies Pittsburgh

Progressive pop/rock band MGMT‘s nearly sold-out Monday night show at Stage AE was replete with cool lighting effects, somewhat psychedelic videos and spacey and industrial-sounding song intros and exits. Getting the crowd warmed up was Kuroma, a Southern power pop band led by Hank Sullivant. After releasing Kuroma’s debut album Paris, Sullivant was recruited by MGMT and became a guitarist in its touring band in 2007. He returned to Kuroma in 2008. The band had a nice three-guitar sound with drums and

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