beat the BY KURT GARRISON
Consol Energy Center, Jan. 21/ Hip-hop impresario Jay Z has been sharing his
rags-to-riches tale for the better part of two decades now. Mr. Beyoncé Knowles will be
in town to promote the release of his 12th CD, “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” which is up
for Best Rap Album at the Jan. 26 Grammy Awards ceremony.
[1001 Fifth Ave, Uptown; 800/745-3000, consolenergycenter.com]
Spice Up Your Life
MCG Jazz, Jan. 24/ Check out the award-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra
at one of its two Jan. 24 performances. The band has been together for more than a
decade, providing hours of entertainment and spontaneity for fans of salsa music.
[1815 Metropolitan St., North Side; 412/322-0800, mcgjazz.org]
Club Zoo, Jan. 15/ Fans of heavy-metal
outfit In This Moment should be pleased to
hear that the band’s successful Hell Pop Tour has
found a second act — this time with guest artists
Butcher Babies and Devour the Day.
[1630 Smallman St., Strip District; 412/201-1100,
Chatham University, Jan. 17/ Chatham
presents its Friday Afternoon Musicale
with music from Brazil, Chile and Spain. The
concert will feature works by Villa-Lobos,
De Falla and Becerra. Nanette Solomon will
accompany on piano alongside flautist Thomas
Godfrey and soprano Lilly Abreu. Paula Tuttle
rounds out this presentation on cello.
[James Laughlin Music Center, Woodland Road,
Shadyside; 412/365-1679, chatham.edu]