Local Scene in music: Brian Drusky day, Wiz Khalifa tops charts

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Friday is Brian Drusky Day

• Pittsburgh concert promoter Brian Drusky will be honored with a proclamation Friday morning in City Council Chambers by Councilwoman Theresa Kail Smith.

Mr. Drusky is being recognized for the numerous charity events presented by his company, Drusky Entertainment, for promoting diversity in the music scene and for helping to inspire up-and-coming artists. Keith Stover also will be recognized for his help with the charity events.

The proclamation will be presented at 10 a.m. on the fifth floor of the City-County Building, 414 Grant St., Downtown. It is open to the public.

Mr. Drusky has been in the music business since 1995, when he founded local promotion company Landslide Entertainment. In 1997, he joined DiCesare-Engler Productions and created Drusky Entertainment in 2006. Last year, the company promoted 531 shows in nine states.

Wiz tops charts

• Wiz Khalifa has earned his first No. 1 album, as "Blacc Hollywood" topped the Billboard charts with sales of 90,000.

Those numbers were down though from the debuts of his previous two efforts, 2012's "O.N.I.F.C." (148k, No. 2) and 2011's "Rolling Papers" (197k, No. 2).

Root chat

• Rusted Root, which headlines the 15th annual Allegheny County Music Festival at Hartwood Acres on Sunday, will take part in a live Twitter chat from 7 to 7:30 p.m. today.

Fans are encouraged to tweet questions using the hashtag #ACMusicFest and to follow @RustedRoot, @Allegheny_Co, and @ACDHS. Those participating in the chat will have an opportunity to win a signed copy of the band's latest CD, "The Movement," as well as county park passes.

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