American Songstress Diana Ross to Perform at Heinz Hall (CP’s Tues. 8/20/13)

1) Diana Ross, arguably the biggest star that Motown Records ever produced, is in concert tonight at a venue matching her level of talent, Heinz Hall. As one-third of the Supremes, Ross enjoyed success with many hits including “Come See About Me, ” “Baby Love,” “You Keep Me Hanging ‘On.” and “You can’t Hurry Love.” In 1980 she scored chart risers with  “I’m Coming Out.” and “Upside Down.” This is a great chance to see a highly talented vocalist and pop icon in person. 8 p.m. Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Cultural District.

2) This is a time of year for county fairs and outdoor festivals and there’s an interesting one in Burgettstown, The Carnival of Madness. Featured entertainmentist the Carnival is Shinedown, Skillet, Papa Roach, In This Moment, and We As Human. 5 p.m. First Niagara Pavilion, 665 Rt. 18, Burgettstown.

3) Singer/songwriter Freedy Johnston whose songs often portray troubled lonely characters, is in performance at Club Cafe. Johnston has been given the high praise of being called “a songwriter’s songwriter.” Special Guests are Pete Donnelly and Brad Yoder. 8 p.m. 56 S. 12th St., South Side.

4) Poogie Bell is the featured performer at this weeks BNY Mellon JazzLive performance at Katz Plaza. Bell is one of Pittsburgh’s top percussionists and has toured with jazz great Marcus Miller and played with numerous others. Free. 5 p.m. Corner of Penn Ave. and 7th St., Cultural District.

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