Eagles to Soar at Consol Center (CP’s Tues. 7/23/13)

1) Fly high with The Eagles tonight at CONSOL Energy Center. The legendary rock band lands in Pittsburgh as part of its The History of the Eagles Tour, which took flight July 6 and continues throughout the fall. Co-founding guitarist Bernie Leadon joins the group on stage for the first time since 1975, making this show a truly special occasion for the fans of such classics as “Hotel California,” “Life in the Fast Lane,” and “Tequila Sunrise.” 8 p.m. 1001 Fifth Ave., Downtown.

2) Djent is primed to melt the Steel City, as progressive metal outfit Wings Denied plays the Smiling Moose tonight.  Fueled by seven-string guitars and keen musical insight, Wings Denied brilliantly showcases both the heavy and melodic sides of the metal genre to serve up a tasty offerings of djent excellence. Opening metallurgists are still to be announced. Tonight’s show is a can’t-miss experience for metalheads in the Pittsburgh region. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Upstairs, 1306 E. Carson St., South Side.

3) Escape to a lunar paradise at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh with To the Moon, a free movie screening that showcases the NASA space program’s epic voyage to the moon in 1969. This monumental achievement is documented through rare video and audio clips from those who made the trek to another world more than 40 years ago. Learn what it takes to make it to the moon—and back—through this two-hour feature film presented by PBS. 12:15 p.m. 612 Smithfield St., Downtown.

4) Accomplished Pittsburgh-born jazz guitarist and educator Joe Negri is featured at this week’s JazzLive, presented by BNY Mellon. Negri, who has over 80 years of experience tickling the six strings of seduction, has been featured on “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” as recurring cast member Handyman Negri, and has served 22 years as the musical director for WTAE-TV Pittsburgh. Proliferating the reach of his jazz brilliance, Negri has given back to the musical community throughout his esteemed career, serving as an instructor for students such as Ralph Pratt, the inventor of the major-thirds tuning. Put simply, Negri is truly a living legend, a symbol of prolonged luster as a musician and a human being. Don’t miss his performance tonight at Katz Plaza. 5 – 7 p.m. Free. 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District.

5) Lose yourself in the sultry sonic sense of the Rick Gallagher Quintet at the U.S. Steel Plaza. Performing as part of the U.S. Steel Tower Summer Concert Series, Gallagher offers a premiere example of top-level talent from the Pittsburgh area with his classic jazz style and inspiring arrangements. His work has been featured on TV shows such as “Friday Night Lights,” “Smash,” and “Revenge,” and he is also a frequent attraction at the locally renowned Pines Tavern. Noon. Free. 600 Grant St., Downtown.


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