“Cheeseburger in (Burgettstown),” Buffett at First Niagara (CPs Wed., 7/23/14)

1) Tonight a best-selling author and successful restaurateur and beverage manufacturer will be making an appearance in the Pittsburgh area. Who might that be, you ask? Jimmy Buffett! The quintessential singer-songwriter has successfully transformed his brand of fun and vacation-y party music into a series of books, restaurants, and libations. Oh, don’t worry, he still has time to visit with Parrot Heads (friends) in Pittsburgh every year. Some likely sounds on the set list for the Jimmy Buffett and The Coral Reefer Band include “Margaritaville,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” “Changes in Latitude, Changes in Attitude,” and “Fins.” 7 p.m. First Niagara Pavilion. 665 Rt. 18, Burgettstown.

2) Boyz II Men, an R&B group that creates soulful ballads and a cappella songs, first rose to fame on the strength of songs like “End of the Road,” and “I’ll Make Love to You.” Boyz II Men holds fifth place for most-cumulative weeks (50) at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The group was founded in 1988 and are touring in advance of their latest album Collide, which will be released Sept. 30. They will be performing with another talented group, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Cultural District.

3) Camera Obscura—which refers to the projection of light and images through a pinhole from outside the chamber, resulting in an upside down imagery on a wall inside the dark room—is actually an indie-pop band from Glasgow, Scotland. Camera Obscura will project popular songs from their latest release Desire Lines onto the crowd in the darkened theater at Mr. Smalls. which should result in fun and excitement. Opening is Laura Cantrell. 8 p.m. 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale.

4) The Los Angeles Dodgers and Pirates go at it again tonight for control of the diamond. 7:05 p.m. PNC Park, 115 Federal St., North Shore.


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