PPG Paints Arena Hosts Comedian Kevin Hart; WXXP Reunion Concert at Stage AE (Fri., 11/23/18)

1) Kevin Hart, one of the hottest comedians in the country right now, will be performing at PPG Paints Arena tonight. The Philadelphia native is a star of stage, screen, and yes even the book shelves. His film credits include: Ride Along, Ride Along 2, and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, with Jack Black and Dewayne “The Rock” Johnson. This past year Hart hosted the CBS obstacle course show, “TKO: Total Knock Out.”  Another TV show credit was “Real Husbands of Hollywood” on which he played himself. Hart’s book, I Can’t Make This Stuff Up: Life Lessons, debuted at number one on the New York Times Bestseller List when it was released in 2017. 7 p.m. 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown.

2) WXXP 100.7 FM was a breath of fresh air on the Pittsburgh radio dial during its several year run in the late 1980s. Playing songs that other stations weren’t and having cool DJs that people could relate to, like Cris Winter (host of Wish 99.7’s morning drive show) Studebaker (WESA FM host); and Phil Kirzyc (morning host, The Pickle 99.3 FM). For those wishing to relive those original WXXP days again or experience it for the first time, you can at the WXXP 33 1/3 reunion at Stage AE. The musical lineup is Generation XX, The Affordable Floors, 11th Hour, The Reckoning, The RE-52s, members of Seven Color Sky, and members of Rich Mahogany, and Leatherbound Books. Proceeds benefit Proud Haven. An online version of the radio station and a newer alternative format station XX Radio and XX-2 was started by original WXXP staff member Paul Cramer. DJ Bird, a WXXP original  is also with the stations. Doors open at 6 p.m. 400 North Shore Dr., North Shore.