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Get Out! Drake vs. Lil Wayne highlights concert weekend

August 14, 2014

By Scott Tady, Beaver County Times, Pa.

Aug. 14--Local fans will decide the winner as Drake and Lil' Wayne slug it out Sunday at First Niagara Pavilion, in a friendly competition aimed at crowning "The World's Greatest Rapper."

The two rap stars and labelmates will take turns showing who's got the maddest skills.

They'll poke fun at each other, too, as indicated by an Indianapolis Star review of last Saturday's show that pointed out how Lil' Wayne laid flat on his back and pretended to snooze when Drake sang a ballad. Later, Drake, 27, took a jab at the recent chart success of Wayne, 31, by advising him to perform some of his hits from "15 years ago."

Fans who download the Drake vs. Lil Wayne app can vote on that night's winner. Lil Wayne won the first two nights.

Tickets for the 7 p.m.Burgettstown show are $45 for the lawn; $51 to $145 for the pavilion.

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Tesla will offer "Simplicity" to Stage AE fans on Thursday.

That's the Sacramento rock band's first new studio album in six years. Known for its 1989 power-ballad "Love Song" and a cover of Five Man Electrical Band's "Signs" Tesla will be joined by American Dog and Vegabond for the 8 p.m. indoor show.

Tickets cost $25.

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He's performed at the Taj Mahal in India, the Acropolis in Greece, the Forbidden City in China and the Royal Albert Hall in England.

Hey, the Benedum Center's a nice place too, as New Age musician Yanni will see Saturday when he entertains at the 2,800-seat Pittsburgh concert hall.

It's Yanni's first tour featuring instrumental songs from his "Truth of Touch" album, his first of original studio music in eight years.

Showtime is 8 p.m., with tickets $42 to $152.


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