Ben Folds in Concert at CHMH; Steelers vs. Bengals (Sun., 10/22/17)

1) Singer-songwriter Ben Folds has long bridged pop and orchestral, dating back to his time with his band, Ben Folds Five, and hits such as “Brick.” The group disbanded in 2000 and a year later, Folds released his debut solo album, Rockin’ the Suburbs. The title track charted on Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks, ironic as it lampoons some modern rock bands. The Ben Folds Five regrouped in 2011 and went back on hiatus in 2013. In 2015, Folds collaborated with yMusic, a New-York-City-based sextet ensemble, on So There, an album of original chamber pop songs. It also included one piano concerto recorded with the Nashville Symphony. Folds and yMusic later toured together. He returns to the Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall on his Paper Airplane Request Tour. Fans can write down song requests on paper airplanes and launch them toward Folds for his consideration. Tall Heights open. 8 p.m. 510 E. 10th Ave., Munhall. (CM)

2) The Steelers, coming off a big victory last week when they beat the high-flying Kansas City Chiefs , take on divisional rivals the Cincinnati Bengals today at Heinz Field. Attention Steelers, make sure to block Cincy linebacker Vontaze Burfict. Go Steelers! 4:25 p.m. 100 Art Rooney Ave., North Shore.

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