Cool Picks Tuesday November 20, 2012

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1) Citizen Cope (Clarence Greenwood) is in concert tonight at the Byham Theater. Citizen Cope brings his distinctive harmonic voice and couples it with great rock, soul, blues and folk influences for a rich melodic sound. Best know for songs “Bullet & A Target,”  “Son’s Gonna Rise,” and “Hurricane Waters.” 8 p.m. 101 6th St., Downtown Cultural District.

2) “Baby, baby, baby” the “Biebster” is in town. Justin Bieber, that is. Ladies, he’s a  young, single man, now that he and Selena Gomez are “splitsville.” On Sunday night, Bieber won multiple American Music Association Awards including “Artist of the Year,” “Favorite Pop/Male Artist,” and “Favorite Pop/Rock Album.” 7 p.m. Consol Energy Center, Uptown.

3 Pittsburgh Public Theater’s  “MADE IN AMERICA” season continues with Good People, a dynamic new play about two people of lesser means who grew up in a poor section of Boston. One left and prospered, one didn’t. A chance meeting reconnects them and examines their lives, the choices they made and the consequences of those choices.  By David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Tracy Brigden. 7 p.m. 621 Penn Ave., Downtown Cultural District.

4) Tonight’s “Space Exchange” series, innovative music touching on jazz, rock, funk, soul and world genres, presents Flexure. Inspired by Miles Davis circa 1970, Flexure’s deep, melancholy grooves, improvisational format and overall comraderie work well with local players Ben Opie, Ian Gordon, Chris Parker, Paul Thompson, George Jones and David Throckmorton. 9 p.m. No cover. Thunderbird Cafe 4023 Butler St., Lawrenceville.

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