Boyz II Men in Concert at Rivers; Palace Hosts The Spinners (Sun., 2/16/20)

1) Boyz II Men are originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and best known for beautiful vocal harmonies in their love ballads. They hit the charts with “I’ll Make Love to You” and “End of the Road” in the early 1990’s. “End of the Road” set a new record for weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at number one, thirteen weeks. This broke the old record previously set by Elvis Presley. After breaking the record they set two new ones with “I’ll Make Love to You” and “One Sweet Day” (with Mariah Carey). They have continued to tour and record over the ensuing decades and even finding time to make a TV commercial or two. One for Geico shows that even unpleasant medication side effects can sound better when sung by silky smooth Boyz II Men. 7 p.m. Sold out. Rivers Casino, 777 Casino Dr., North Shore. (RH)

Boyz II Men performing on Walmart Soundcheck in 2011. (photo: Wikipedia and Lunchbox LP)

Boyz II Men performing on Walmart Soundcheck in 2011. (photo: Wikipedia and Lunchbox LP)

2) The Spinners, a male vocal and dance group who originated in the suburbs of Detroit, enjoyed considerable success in the ’70s with top 10 hits including “Could It Be I’m Falling in Love,” “The Rubber Band Man,” (If they were from Pittsburgh it would be “The Gum Band Man”) and “I’ll Be Around.” In ’74, they teamed up with Dionne Warwick to produce the number one smash hit “Then Came You.” During the 1960s The Spinners were with Motown before switching to the Atlantic label in the ’70s. The Spinners still tour regularly and have one original Spinner remaining—Henry Fambrough, who has been in the band since its formation in 1954. That’s a lot of R&B. The beat goes on in a show at The Palace Theatre. 3 p.m. 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg. 

3) Maybe you’ve seen the Baz Luhrmann film of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, which imagines the Montagues and Capulets as modern-day urban crime families, with TV news reports giving updates on their rivalry. But have you seen Romeo and Juliet in Midland, Pennsylvania, performed live at our region’s only comprehensive new theater center in a postindustrial town? Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center stages the Bard’s tragicomic classic at One Lincoln Place, Midland. 2 p.m. Performances continue through February 23. (MV)